Here’s what’s biting in our local lakes:
1) Castaic Lake….The striped bass bite continues! The stripers are boiling on the schools of shad; these are mostly 2-4 pound fish, with an occasional 8 pounder. There is also a few largemouth bass mixed in with the striped bass. Also, good bluegill and catfish action in the coves.
2) Pyramid Lake….Good striped bass fishing on or near the surface. Try early AM or late afternoon for the best bites. Fish the coves for the catfish and bluegill. Decent largemouth bass fishing in 12 – 30 feet of water.
3) Lake Piru….Fair bass bite; try early AM in the coves for the best action. Also, a very good crappie bite in the coves. Bluegill and crappie fishing is fair to good.
4) Lake Cachuma….Fair to good catfish action in the bays. Some of these whiskers are reaching 8 pounds. Fair bass bite; try the early AM or late afternoon for the best action. Still a pretty good bluegill bite.
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Landings from Long Beach to Marina Del Rey: Limits of rockfish including a nice mix of red snapper and bocaccio. There’s also an assortment of ocean whitefish, sand dabs, bass and sheephead being caught. Lots of good lingcod fishing, as well. The crab and lobster trips are still scoring on twilight trips. Fall fishing is good….go for it.
Oxnard/Ventura Landings: The outer island trips are getting limits of lingcod (2 per angler). In addition, limits of rockfish with lots of red snapper and chuckleheads in the mix along with near limits of ocean whitefish. The lings continue to move into the shallows. The “Cobra” continues its hoopnet/fishing trips with lots of red rock crabs and rockfish as well. The “Pacific Eagle” out of Ventura Sportfishing caught a decent white seabass on Saturdays trip; in addition to limits of rockfish.
………until next week, this is Halibut Hal reporting for KHTS-1220AM.