Location

CA
United States
35° 40' 6.4344" N, 118° 26' 32.028" W
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

The bites are mostly slow with cold snowmelt runoff coming into the lake. The only bite worth mention this past week has been a pick on a few catfish, both the crappie and largemouth have been slow. The lake level is around 45 percent of full pool. The Kern River flow was around 3,500 cfs Wednesday, up from 2,300 cfs at Kernville last week due to warm weather increasing runoff. The outflow was around 4,500 cfs Tuesday. The 28th Annual Lake Isabella Trout derby will be April 8-10, with a $2,000 top prize for the longest trout. Entry fee is $30 per person or $65 per family. For more information on the derby, go to www.kernrivervalley.com. For fishing information: Bob’s Bait 661-833-8657 or www.bobsbaitbucket.com or North Fork Marina at 760-376-1812. 

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F

Finally better weather and it looks like the bites are starting to take off. The biggest news has been the multiple reports of crappie limits (25) in recent days. The fish have been showing on both small minnows and jigs. There have also been some largemouth reports and the catfish bite has come back on. The bass have been best on plastics, nightcrawlers, and small swimbaits, while the cats are best on shad, cut mackerel, and jumbo meal worms. The lake level has dropped in recent days, but it is still at 54 percent of full pool. The Kern River flow was 1,500 cfs at Kernville. The outflow was around 4,100 cfs Tuesday. For fishing information: Bob’s Bait 661-833-8657 or www.bobsbaitbucket.com or North Fork Marina at 760-376-1812. 

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

Continued light fishing pressure, with a handful of reports for catfish and a few crappie, which are suspended in big schools in 15 to 25 feet of water. The cats have been best jumbo meal worms, shad, or clams. No other reports. The lake level continues to come up slowly. It is still about 61 percent of capacity. The Kern River flow was 1,750 at Kernville. The outflow was around 4,000 cfs Wednesday. For fishing information: Bob’s Bait 661-833-8657 or www.bobsbaitbucket.com or North Fork Marina at 760-376-1812.

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