Castaic Lake and Reports

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Castaic Lake, Elevaton: 1,447.87 ft. Daily Statistics
Thursday, Dec 8
Storage (ac. ft.) Ouflow (ft.3/sec) Inflow (ft.3/sec) Precip. (in.) Evaporation (ft.3/sec)
192,813 ??? ??? ??? ???
Friday, Dec 9
Hi: 64 ° F
Lo: 50 ° F
Today
Mostly Cloudy
Precip: 16%
Tonight
Mostly Cloudy
Precip: 10%

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

  • Water Temp: low 60s in most of the coves

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Bite is really picking up on jerkbaits and deeper crankbaits running from 5 feet to 12 feet. Plastics seemed useless for the morning bite. Couple short hits on green with red flake worms. Fished Mar 3rd and picked up 9 averaging around 2 pounds and Mar 10th picking up 14 with little larger females showing up.

    Tips: Used Strike King KVD deep diver jerkbaits and Spro Rock Crawlers seemed to be the ticket for the last few trips.

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: i fished on shore fishing slow ,its a nice lake but it was unbelievable the amount of garbage on shore there was fishing line every five feet there was plastic bags cans bottles.You people that throw fishing line on shore kills birds and other small animals i have never seen a shore line with so much garbage ,fishermen take pride of your lake and clean up after your self. I have been there three times and it sad to see people are such slobs. Please enjoy your lakes and keep them clean .
    City: bayarea

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 66-67

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Water is cold but stable, strong cold north winds the past few days have the bite off. Still managed 12-15 keepers up to 2.5lbs, Monday the 16th was much better with the best 5 going 15-16lbs with the biggest being a 4.5lb.

    Fish in just about every stage, water is stained.
    City: Los Angeles, CA

    Tips: It's still spring time with a cold front, cover water, look for the active fish. One here, one there right now.

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

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    Water Temp: 75

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: CRANK FIRST HOUR AM,THEN GO TO DROP SHOT POINTS, 4.5 PEOPLES FAT BODY AND JIGS,BITE SLOWS AROUND10:30,PICKS UP AGAIN AROUND 2:30,SAME AS ABOVE,LOTS OF 1.5-2.5,BETTER FISH ON CRANKS AND JIGS,LOTS OF FISH ON DROP SHOT,TIGHT TO BANK TO 5FT
    City: LA CANADA

    Tips: CRANK WALLS AM,THEN DROP SHOT (SLOW),LEDGES AND POINTS,SAME WITH JIGS UP TIGHT TO 5FT

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: went with my fishn partner, my dad and had a fun day. started out quick, but ended slow. we managed 9 fish from 2 to 3 lbs water was really clear 15' or more. one of the bigger fish was a fat smallie , first one we ever caughtr in 20 years of fishn castaic.couldnt get any reaction strikes.
    City: tehachapi

    Tips: splitshotn and texas rig oxblood and blue smoke

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 67-69

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Day started great with both stripers and large mouths blowing up on shad in the elizabeth arm
    hit a 2.05 large mouth then a schoolie striper
    around 8 the wind picked up and the blowups stopped
    only managed one more keeper large mouth in 48 foot of water.
    City: Taft

    Tips: throw top water and lv 500's on the blowups then look deep with hula grubs and drop shoot.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 78

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Got out a little late yesterday, quite a few boils in the Taylor Spur area, my buddy caught a small striper in one of the boils. Tough bite on largemouth, back at it earlier in the morning next week.
    City: Simi Valley, CA

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

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    Water Temp: 79

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: fished the moon light fishing event with my dad and we caght about 20 best five 16 lbs. with a 5 pounder. a fun night.
    City: tehachapi

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 66-68

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: The 2009 Police and Fire games were held on 06/16/09-06/17/09.

    Winning weights for the indiviual event on 06/16/09 were first place 13.95 lbs, second Place 12.98 lbs and third place 11.53 lbs

    Winning wieghts for the team event held 06/17/09 were first place 14.36 lbs, second place 14.17 lbs and third place 14.01 lbs.

    There was also 1 smallie that was weighed in!!!
    City: Stockton

    Tips: The early top water bite was good in the lake coves near the rocky shorelines. Also drop shotting 4" green worms and wacky rigged 4" inch worms worked well too. The shaky head also played a good roll. It's a tough lake, but the fish are there if you're fishing slow.

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 66

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Not wide open, but close. Dropshot worms and dart heads best, espcially in the afternoon when the fish seemed to suspend.

    Tips: Dark colors worked best, since it was overcast.

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 68-70

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Postspawn fish are eating everything.
    Great time to go fishing.
    City: los angeles

    Tips: Plastics in first 15' of water.

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: tourny this day lots of boats.Skinny bear shad eye drop shoted worked best in 15-30 ft of water.got only 2 bass all day but that was the norm for the tourny anglers also. 200 fish for 100 anglers this day.
    City: glendale

Friday, August 15th, 2008

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: OUTSIDE POINTS,ALL DAY,4.5-6 IN ROBO,OX BLOOD-RED FLAKE,BABY BLUEGILL,DROP SHOT,DEAD STICK,15-35 FEET
    City: LA CANADA

    Tips: THROW OUT DEEP AND JUST LET IT SET,WATCH LINE

Friday, May 30th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 58

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Aaron's Magic @ 8-12 feet, Bass to two pounds.
    Breeze and wind disruptive at times.
    City: Saugus

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 66

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Smaller fish on beds, bigger fish just now showing up, caught 12 in three hours, split shot 6" black curly tail, biggest was 7 1/2. 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
    City: Castaic

    Tips: Lower lake is slow, upper is wide open.

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 57-59

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: wacky worm sinko,dark,split shot pearl-purple 4 in curl tail,drop shot small fat worms 4in,brown,slow,lake was windy,inside walls and rocky areas
    City: la canada

    Tips: slow,pressure bite

Friday, April 11th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 57 - 59 Degrees

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished Castaic last Friday, weather was pretty warm all day. Wind came up about 8:30 a.m. out of the east. Gusty. Had no luck at all in the ski arm. Did pretty good in the fishing arm. Ended up with 7 fish 1 - 3 lbers (approx 11 lbs total). Picky bite on mojo rig and oxblood worms.
    City: Oak Park

    Tips: Try to get on this bite if you can. Fish are not that big and I don't think that oxblood worm bites are any news flash at this lake. Hey, I'm just a day off hacker up here. I don't fish tournaments. Just some news for fellow hackers.

    Have FUN !!

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 53-58

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: slow until the sun broke over the mountains. Found a reaction bite near Dry Gulch water was 57-58.5 there mid-day. They wanted the big pointer today w/ long pauses in the wind. Tried worming and jigging for nothing. Hit all the usual spots for nothing. Very tough out there but should break WFO in a couple of weeks. Ended the day with 4 fish for 8-9 lbs
    City: Yorba

    Tips: Find wind and the warmest water and cover this water thoroughly and slowly only caught fish in a 50 yard stretch. Find one fish and there are more there. Tough part is finding them right now!

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 56 Deg

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Tried the lake on Saturday. Beautiful day for a boat ride but no fish. Ran to a few different spots with jig, Senko and drop shot. Nary a bite.

    Water was clearing some, still a few logs about.
    City: Santa Barbara

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

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    Water Temp: 74-76

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: there 1st thing. stripers bustin, 4 of dem ate my midsize spook shad pattern. pulled up on 7 bustin fish while drive in main lake both arms. caught 5 bass chaseing medium size pods of shad thrownin wacky worm on surface. only 6 shots at this all day till 1:30. they seem to only want the real thing but if you time it right and fire on the as they bust: patience, patience, patience!!! the'll eat your offering instantly than spit it out! gotta be quick to seee da bite. win some loose some!
    City: north hollyweird

    Tips: pray thing get better