Southern California Lake Fishing Report


Thursday, October 26th, 2023

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      Water Temp: 69

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Crappy fishing. I’ll leave it at that.

      Tips: Go somewhere else.

Tuesday, May 9th, 2023

    • Report: by callwakeup » Tue May 09, 2023 4:45 pm

      fished Castaic today for the 1st time this year. For me the bite was moderate and all fish caught in 15 to 20' and the bait needed to be glued to the bottom with the slowest crawl.
      I didnt see any fish up shallow and no signs of beds. My question -- did the spawn here already occur and the bulk is done - or did all this cold rain and new water push the spawn back and it hasn't really started yet?

Monday, June 6th, 2022

    • Report: by jiggin4bass » Mon Jun 06, 2022 7:03 pm

      Hensley lake was good this afternoon I caught 11 bass in 3 1/2 hours nothing real big I had two of 11 bass that were about 2 pounds caught all the fish on 1/4 oz. Finesse jigs & 4" twin tail Yamamoto grub trailers
      All in 7 to 15 feet of water and in 20mph winds
      Eastman has better quality fish that will go on finesse jigs also both lake are low and the wind keep boater away. It's best time to fish both lakes.

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

    • Report: by george » Tue May 31, 2022 1:55 pm

      Silverwood was pretty good last week, We caught fish on a white/chartrues 1/2 oz spinnerbait early and late while wind was blowing, Also got em pretty good on a 1/8oz shaky head with a four inch green pumpkin black flake Senko on 10lb Flourocarbon right on the bank.
      Keep moving until you find fish and go back through any area that you catch a few!


Monday, August 30th, 2021

    • Report: SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) will begin implementing additional boating requirements at Castaic Lake in Los Angeles County due to the recent discovery of invasive quagga mussels.

      The discovery of quagga mussels means DWR must implement measures to prevent their spread, including requiring boats to be inspected and drained upon leaving Castaic Lake and Castaic Lagoon. While mussels have not been detected to date in Castaic Lagoon, they are presumed to be present since the lagoon receives water from Castaic Lake.

      DWR and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) staff discovered two quagga mussel shells on August 17, 2021, at Castaic Lake. Earlier in the month, a park visitor reported finding a live mussel in the lake. DWR and CDFW have not detected larval “veliger” stage mussels in Castaic Lake during routine monitoring. CDFW and DWR plan to continue monitoring Castaic Lake and Lagoon, and plan to increase monitoring in the Lagoon and Castaic Creek.

      Quagga mussels, which are small, non-native freshwater mollusks, were first discovered in the Colorado River and in California in 2007. In 2016, they were found in Pyramid Lake, the Angeles Tunnel, and Elderberry Forebay. The mussels can be a threat to California’s native species and can clog water systems, colonize hard surfaces, alter food webs in ecosystems, and damage boat engines.

      Boats are required to be inspected by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation before leaving Castaic Lake and all water must be drained from outboards, bilges, live-wells, ballast tanks, bait buckets and any other areas containing lake water. Boats must still pass an entrance inspection and be clean, drained, and dry to be allowed to launch. Entrance inspections are still required because they prevent additional invasive species introductions.

      Boats departing Castaic Lake will receive a tag indicating they were last used in a waterbody containing mussels. Tags will allow entry of boats at Pyramid and Castaic lakes without having to be reinspected since both lakes are classified as infested with quagga mussels. After boating in an infested lake, boat owners may experience restrictions or extended dry out periods before visiting another waterbody. Boaters are advised to contact the waterbody destination to be informed of any inspection requirements before their arrival.

      Transportation or possession of live or dead quagga mussels, including water that may contain their microscopic larvae, is a violation of Fish and Game Code 2301 and CDFW has authority to take enforcement action.

      For additional boat cleaning guidelines, go to A Guide to Cleaning Boats ( or DWR’s Quagga Mussels: Clean, Drain, and Dry video.

Sunday, November 29th, 2020

    • Water Temp: 61

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Good fishing yesterday....Check out the vid!

Sunday, February 9th, 2020

Monday, November 11th, 2019

    • Water Temp: 60

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: National Bass West Opener Video: Congratulations to Bill Siemantel and Ron Thompson on their victory!

      Tips: Kindness to others and patience!

    • Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Alex here with Silverwood Lake fish report for Sunday Nov 10th. Lots of trout being caught in Cleghorn area, with rumors of a 6 pound largie being landed. We fished from our yaks throwing big trout patterned swimbaits all day with out much luck. However as temperatures rose in the afternoon we spotted several largies cruising around the lake. Noe was able to stick this solid 3.2 pounder on an 8 inch glide bait.

      For credit:
      Name: Noe Sarmiento
      Instagram & YouTube: @WeFollowRivers

      Species: 3.2lb Largemouth Bass
      Date: November 10th
      Time: 1:30pm
      Bait: 8 inch Glide Rainbow Trout

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Friday, April 19th, 2019

    • Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Caught this 10 pound 6 ounce bass yesterday at Diamond Valley Lake.

      Tips: Drop shot in 20 feet of water

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

    • Water Temp: 54

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Don Iovino and I got out on the lake for an opportunity to get to know each other. Don taught me his reaper rig, or what he calls "Split Shotting". I threw the rig all day with the intent to step out of my comfort zone. Don hooked into a small keeper on the first stop before I could get my line wet. We picked up 6 fish with 5 keepers. Don taught me a lot. I tried to shortcut the rig and it didn't work too well. Don knows his stuff. He also updated my graphs. You can see it all here:

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

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      Water Temp: 57-58

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Water continues to cool down. Water seemed more stained than previous outings. Weather was bright/sunny, zero wind. Morning lows around 30 degrees and daytime high of 75 degrees! WARM for December? Fishing seemed slow with the calm bright weather. Some smaller fish on small swimbaits and a few on dropshot. Some bait still around. Last tourney won with around 13lbs, but finesses seems to be the name of the game.

      Tips: Work steep walls

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

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      Water Temp: 68-70

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: It seems no one posts any reports on here anymore. It would be nice to see more reports!
      Fished today and fish were all over the lake.
      Caught most fish on drop shot on points / river channels.
      Caught some other fish on small swimbaits.
      Fish didn't seem to want topwater.
      Fish were spitting up shad.
      Great time of year on the lake!

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

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      Water Temp: 75.5

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Fishing was tough. Had several small hits on top water first thing in the AM, all less than a 1 lb, and 1 more small one on a senko in the late morning. We did however catch two huge crappie by the dam both on jerk baits.

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

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      Water Temp: 74

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Fishing until noon then the wind kicked in. Caught a few on jerkbaits and crankbaits. A lot of shad and baby bass in the lake. Big fish went 3.5lbs

      Tips: Reaction baits shallow early morning then slow down and move deeper during the afternoon.

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 61.5

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: had a good day of fishing at lopez finally! caught a 6 pounder, 5 pounder 4 pounder and several 1 and 2 pound fish... most were caught on swimbaits near the edge of brush lines in 3 to 10 feet deep the fish were moving up to spawn.

      Tips: crawl a swimbait along the bottom or fish a weightless senko for best luck!!

Friday, April 14th, 2017

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      Water Temp: 62

      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: Fished a few hours in the evening. Caught a few 2.5-4 pounders on Senkos and brushhogs. Tried a few other methods, but they seem to like the Senko. Caught them all in about 7-10 feet of water. Healthy fat fish.

      Tips: Senkos in 7-10 feet

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

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      Water Temp: 62

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Lots of submerged vegetation. Fish were biting but did not want to chase fast baits. Most bites came on a weightless senko. 4 largemouth and 1 small mouth all in the 2-4 lb range.

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 58

      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: last weekand headed over to lopez. fished there for 8 hours with not a single bite. the water was mud probably 2 inch visibility. headed back over this coming weekand. hoping for slightly clearer water. the good news is the lake is on the rise and up close to 50% now!!

      Tips: fish shallow the fish are most likely going to be shallow were the water comes in