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8 hours ago, Kasey444 said:

I'm going out fishing tomorrow at castaic it's going to be my first time at this lake and first time with this person. I'm confident he doesn't have a fish finder, could you possibly reccomend me a few locations/presentations to try out. Thank you in advance! 

I haven’t fished Castiac for a few years now so not on top of the bite. I know it’s the spawn cycle meaning secondary points and wind protect areas on the north facing coves are going to produce bass.

Slalom cove is on the Ski arm and you can fish in this cove although water skiing maybe on going. go the back end where it narrows and fish the rock ledges and banks tight to ant brush or stick ups.

This pattern should work in all the coves.

Roboworms in MM111, Oxblood lt red flake and hologram Shad works in all our SoCal lakes.

Tom

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From the (Castaic) lagoon, before noon. . . .

 

All but one ate the dropshot (including the crappie), the last one ate the carolina rig in less than 15 feet of water.

 

The upper lake and the lagoon are pretty good right now.

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On 4/18/2021 at 8:50 AM, WRB said:

I haven’t fished Castiac for a few years now so not on top of the bite. I know it’s the spawn cycle meaning secondary points and wind protect areas on the north facing coves are going to produce bass.

Slalom cove is on the Ski arm and you can fish in this cove although water skiing maybe on going. go the back end where it narrows and fish the rock ledges and banks tight to ant brush or stick ups.

This pattern should work in all the coves.

Roboworms in MM111, Oxblood lt red flake and hologram Shad works in all our SoCal lakes.

Tom

 

Thank you very much for your knowledge!

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On 1/18/2021 at 9:58 PM, PressuredLakeFisherman said:

Thanks, I will try this and that makes sense by reducing visibility the fish cannot see as well either! thanks so much!

yeah the wind has been pretty bad here as well

Yeah, Compared to when I first started I have been getting alot better at finding where the fish are at by looking for cover and depth, Id say the most annoying part about my lakes is they are crystal clear but have a ton of weeds 5 feet below the surface. If you punch those fish can see it clear as day and if you dropshot sometimes you can barley get your bait down there, Its difficult but im trying to figure it out

Wow thankyou so much for this information and that is facinating! I always wondered how those bass got here and thats interesting that DFG planted them. Thats also interesting how they adapted to crystal clear water! I will read up on your horizontal jigging method as well and read up on finesse swim baits! Thankyou so much for the vast array of information and I found it very interesting that they also stocked panfish in the lakes!. Thanks so much for this help and I will give it a try

Yeah I could but most of my lakes dont allow it :(

Instead of going to the well-known lakes, go to unknown lakes and ponds.  My pb was out of a brackish lagoon down in oceanside.  There may not be 20 lbers, but you'll still catch some decent fish.  Also try bait, where it is legal.  A minnow under a bobber is honestly one of my favorite things to throw for bass.

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On 1/19/2021 at 9:22 AM, Michigander said:

Probably not to the extreme you have but we have similar situations here in Michigan. I've noticed my catch rate go up by using some extra stealth in the boat. Sonar off, pumps off, trolling motor on minimum power, changing my casting style to not displace tons of air), wearing muted sky colored clothes, staying as far back from where I am fishing as possible, sometimes fishing from a kneeling position, being aware of where my boat's shadow is being cast, etc.

I do a lot of these same things to stay a little more stealthy to the point that I'm not even really aware of it until someone asks why I'm doing certain things. I fish from the banks almost exclusively but I watch the colors I wear, try to be a little more quiet coming up to the water but also in general, watch where I'm standing, where my shadow is, sidearm or skip-cast more...and sometimes I downsize.  As for fishing tactics? I'm no pro but I do alright all things considered - I try to make longer casts, fish in stuff that most people won't, sometimes go painfully slow with certain plastics and sometimes faster with things like jigs or chatterbait. The heavier jigs have done better for me than the lighter ones. I also like to get out when it's windy and/a little rainy. I'm pretty sure that the fish are there, I just have to figure out how to get them to bite. 

 

One thing that I haven't had seem to be an issues for me has been my line. I use all weights of braid, all colors and almost faded to white (sometimes I will color it black) or 8-10 lb mono. It's all worked for me. I've never caught anything on braided setups with a flouro leader. I know people swear by it but it seems to not be worth the time it takes me to tie one on. 

 

The lakes in the two Michigan counties that I fish in the most are all pretty clear and seem to be getting more and more traffic every year. For now, I'm still able to do pretty well. 

 

Try being more stealthy though. That's one of the easiest, least expensive things you can do and a good place to start!

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