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CA
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34° 23' 36.9456" N, 119° 20' 52.4976" W
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

The Santa Ana launch ramp is closed due to low water, but the Coyote ramp reopened this past Friday after it too was closed for several days. The fishing has been good. The bass and crappie bites are hot if you have live shad, and the carp bite has been excellent with a lot of 15 to 25-pound class carp showing. The carp bite has been best on corn kernels or dough baits, and many shore anglers are setting up carp rods while fishing for bass or crappie. The fish are all in 10 feet or less of water. Bowfishing is also very good for the big carp. The crappie bite is tough without shad, and most of the fish are big running from 1-12 to three pounds. The bass are also pushovers on the shad, but they are also being caught on shad-like swimbaits, jerkbaits, and cranks or drop-shotted plastic worms in shad colors. Most of the bass are 1-8 to two pounds. A few catfish are also being caught, but getting very little pressure. The bluegill and redear bites are picking on live nightcrawlers. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny

The Santa Ana launch ramp was closed Saturday when water finally dropped so low at the end of the ramp that boats could launch. The long-submerged Coyote Ramp was open, but a boat slipped off the matting on this ramp and now both ramps are closed. The Coyote Ramp closure is temporary and it should be reopened soon, but anglers should call ahead if they plan on launching. The fishing has been very good. The bass and crappie bites are hot if you have live shad, but the carp bite has been excellent with a lot of 15 to 25-pound class carp showing. The carp bite has been best on corn kernels or dough baits, and many shore anglers are setting up carp rods while fishing for bass or crappie. The fish are all in 10 feet or less of water, bowfishing is also very good for the big carp. The crappie bite is tough without shad, and most of the fish are big running from 1-12 to three pounds. Part of the size of the crappie may be due to the size of the shad. While the size of the shad being dipped is highly variable, the majority are bigger shad. The bass are also pushovers on the candy bait, but they are also being caught on shad-like swimbaits, jerkbaits, and cranks or drop-shotted plastic worms in shad colors. There is some grass starting to grow on the bottom so most drop-shotters are going to longer leaders. Most of the bass are 1-8 to two pounds, but Albert Delgado, Oxnard, landed a nine-pound bass on a live shad. Kevin “Oz” Oslund, Oakview, had a 7-8 bass, also on live shad. A few catfish are also being caught, but getting very little pressure. Braun Sockwell, Miners Oaks, had a 10-pound catifhs on mackerel and a 15-0 carp on shad. The bluegill and redear bites are picking on live nightcrawlers. Trout have been slow with few fish reported in the past week. Most recent plant four weeks ago. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

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

 Some bass are still up tight in shallow water as the spawn tapers off, but there are mostly post-spawn fish up chasing shad. The shad have been up most days this past week and available to dip net for bait. That candy bait has made the bass easy, but shad-like cranks and swimbaits, especially small ones in the three-inch range have been nearly as good as the live bait. Drop-shot plastics also a good bet. Fish to 5-5 in the past week, but most in the two-pound range. Some crappie and catfish also showing on the live shad. The bluegill and redear bites are picking on live nightcrawlers. Trout have been slow to fair, with most of the action in deeper water for trollers or anglers drifting bait. Very few shore fish. Most recent plant three weeks ago. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

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