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34° 23' 36.9456" N, 119° 20' 52.4976" W

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Fishing Report Provided by ONS - Fishhound Pro Staff (Outdoor News Service) - Jim Matthews
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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Stained
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Fishing Report
November 13, 2014

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

     CACHUMA: The catfish action slowed this past week during the full moon with only a few reported. Still lots of shad around for anglers dipping the baitfish to use as bait, and the shad have been producing the most catfish. The largemouth and smallmouth bites have also slowed, with the only action coming in the afternoons on reaction baits. Crappie, bluegill, and trout all very slow with only a few bluegill showing from under the courtesy docks. The carp bowfishing remains fair in the backs of most coves in the mornings. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

     CASITAS: Very light fishing pressure, but the bass and catfish action remains fair to good. The bass are moving deeper during the day (25 to 40 feet), but there is still some fish up early and late in the day chasing shad. Topwater and reaction baits still working then. Later in the day, spooning around the schools of bait or fishing plastics on structure are the best bets. The catfish are pretty good on cut baits, mostly mackerel, in 12 to 20 feet with fish topping 10 pounds possible. A few redear and bluegill continue to show in 12 to 20 feet, mostly on nightcrawler pieces fished on the bottom. 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

     CASTAIC: First trout plant of the season set for this week. The striper action remains good but the bite has mostly moved to deeper water (30 to 60 feet)on lug worms, sardines, jigging spoons or ice jigs. Top spots this past week have been the backside of Kong Islands and the entrance to Firebreak. Lin Fong, Long Beach, had three stripers to three pounds on sardines off the Old S.S. The largemouth bite is still good with jerkbaits early in the day and then plastics and nightcrawlers. Best action around the main launch and C-Point. Steve Banks, Long Beach, had a pair of bass to four pounds on worms. Few reports on catfish or panfish. The west ramp remains closed. The first trout plant of the season is tentatively set for next week. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

     PIRU: The dropping water level has forced the shutdown of the boat launch, but rental boats remain available. The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good on plastics and reaction baits with most fish in 12 to 30 feet of water, but there is some topwater action early and late in the day. The average fish is from one to two pounds. Also a pretty decent catfish bite on cut baits in most of the coves and off the main lake points. The bluegill action is slow to fair on hand-sized panfish. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

     PYRAMID: The striper bite was good last week, but a little bite of a slowdown this week. Lots of small fish from one to three pounds, but some bigger fish up to eight pounds reported again this past week. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms, but there has also been some fish on spoons and rip baits during boils. The first DFW trout plant of the season is slated for this week. Good news for both stripers and trout anglers. Fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. The largemouth bass bite is fair on plastics and nightcrawlers, but there continues to be some topwater action most mornings. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

     QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

     PUDDINGSTONE: No trout plants yet. Fair largemouth bass bite mornings and evening with some fish showing on plastics and topwater. The bluegill and redear bites are improving with the cooler evenings and most of the action has been in six to 20 feet of water. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

     SANTA FE DAM: First DFW trout plant of the season this week. Information: 626-334-1065.

     ALONDRA PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season this week.

     BALBOA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Carp fishing slow.

     BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season this week. 

     CERRITOS PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season this week.

     DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: First DFW trout plant of the season this week.

     ECHO PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season this week.

     EL DORADO PARK LAKE: There will be a free youth fishing event here from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 22, for children from five to 15. The event is designed to give boys and girls who live in urban areas an opportunity to enjoy a fishing experience in or close to their own neighborhood, with poles, reels, tackle, bait, and assistance provided. Registration is on site the day of the event beginning 8 a.m. Anglers age 16 or older can fish at the end of the event, but they must have a California State Fishing License. The City of Long Beach Department of Parks and Recreation is co-sponsoring the derby with the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation and The California Department of Fish and Wildlife. For more information about the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation and all of its upcoming free kids fishing events, visit www.danskids.org, or call (562) 865-3764. First DFW trout plant of the season this week.

     ELIZABETH LAKE: Lake is currently dry. No recent DFW plants.

     HANSEN DAM LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season this week. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.

     HOLLENBECK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season this week. Information: 213-261-0113.

     JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

     JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

     KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season this week.

     LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season this week.

     LEGG LAKES: First DFW trout plant of the season this week.

     LINCOLN PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season this week.

     MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

     MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season this week.

     PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Information: 818-448-7317.

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Fishing Report Provided by ONS - Fishhound Pro Staff (Outdoor News Service) - Jim Matthews
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
November 6, 2014

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

     CACHUMA: The catfish action has remained very good over the past week with quite a few limits. Travis Erway, Lompoc, had a limit of catfish to seven pounds, while Patrick Fournier, Santa Ynez, also had a limit. Both anglers were fishing in Johnson’s Bay. The smallmouth bite has been fair to good for anglers fishing main lake points with rip baits and cranks. Largemouth have been slower. Some bass anglers have been dipping live shad in Johnson and Cachuma bays and doing very well on the live bait. Crappie, bluegill, and trout all very slow. The carp bowfishing improved this past week with large fish showing along the north shore. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

     CASITAS: The bass bite remains fair with the fish in deeper water most of the day and showing on plastics and jigs fishing in 12 to 20 feet of water, but the topwater action at first and last light has also been decent on frogs, buzz baits, and poppers. Also some spinnerbait and jerk bait fish in the mornings when schools of shad are near-surface and the bass are keying on them. A few redear and bluegill continue to show in 12 to 20 feet, mostly on nightcrawler pieces fished on the bottom. 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

     CASTAIC: The striper action remains good with some topwater action most mornings. The best area has been the upper end of the Fish Arm or at the buoy line this past week. Also some decent action on spoons, ice jigs, and cut bait in deeper water. Quite a few largemouth mixed in with the stripers in this bite. John Petrov, Venice, had 13 stripers to six pounds on topwater baits in the Fish Arm. Brendon Widdick, Los Angeles, caught and released 15 largemouth to five pounds on Flukes, also in the Fish Arm. The largemouth bass are also still pretty good on nightcrawlers and plastics at the marina, off the dam, and the old SS. The catfish bite has been very consistent on cut baits, mostly sardines and mackerel, in the Fish Arm, mostly in 30 to 60 feet of water. Bluegill and redear are slow with no fishing pressure. The west ramp remains closed. The water will continue to fall this fall and the boat capacity has been reduced from 500 to 300 boats per day. Other species slow. The first trout plant of the season is tentatively set for next week. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

     PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good on plastics and reaction baits with most fish in 12 to 30 feet of water, but there is some topwater action early and late in the day. The average fish is from one to two pounds. Also a pretty decent catfish bite on cut baits in most of the coves and off the main lake points. The bluegill action is slow to fair on hand-sized panfish. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

     PYRAMID: Continued good striper bite here. Lots of small fish from one to three pounds, but some bigger fish up to eight pounds reported again this past week. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms, but there has also been some fish on spoons and rip baits during boils. The first DFW trout plant of the season has been set for next week. Good news for both stripers and trout anglers. Fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. The largemouth bass bite is fair on plastics and nightcrawlers, but there continues to be some topwater action most mornings. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

     QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

     PUDDINGSTONE: Fair largemouth bass bite mornings and evening with some fish showing on plastics and topwater. The bluegill and redear bites are improving with the cooler evenings and most of the action has been in six to 20 feet of water. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

     SANTA FE DAM: First DFW trout plant of the season set for next week. Information: 626-334-1065.

     ALONDRA PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season set for next week.

     BALBOA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Carp fishing slow.

     BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season set for next week. 

     CERRITOS PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season set for next week.

     DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: First DFW trout plant of the season set for next week.

     ECHO PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season set for next week.

     EL DORADO PARK LAKE: There will be a free youth fishing event here from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 22, for children from five to 15. The event is designed to give boys and girls who live in urban areas an opportunity to enjoy a fishing experience in or close to their own neighborhood, with poles, reels, tackle, bait, and assistance provided. Registration is on site the day of the event beginning 8 a.m. Anglers age 16 or older can fish at the end of the event, but they must have a California State Fishing License. The City of Long Beach Department of Parks and Recreation is co-sponsoring the derby with the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation and The California Department of Fish and Wildlife. For more information about the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation and all of its upcoming free kids fishing events, visit www.danskids.org, or call (562) 865-3764. First DFW trout plant of the season set for next week.

     ELIZABETH LAKE: Lake is currently dry. No recent DFW plants.

     HANSEN DAM LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season set for next week. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.

     HOLLENBECK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season set for next week. Information: 213-261-0113.

     JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

     JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

     KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season set for next week.

     LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season set for next week.

     LEGG LAKES: First DFW trout plant of the season set for next week.

     LINCOLN PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season set for next week.

     MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

     MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season set for next week.

     PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Information: 818-448-7317.

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