It's that time again........ Halibut Hal's fishing report for KHTS-1220AM:
1) Castaic Lake....The spawning largemouth bass bite slowed down this past week; try the shallow Coves. The upper lake will receive a rainbow trout plant stocking-this week, courtesy of the DFG. Catfish biting at the Buoy line.
2) Pyramid Lake....Quite a few spawning bass are still biting. If you want striped bass....try trolling for them or drift over schools of baitfish. The best catfish bites are in the Coves. Try the Dam for a chance at some trout.
3) Lake Piru....Amazing crappie bite; try Diablo, Reasoner or Juan Hernandez Coves for crappie up to 3 pounds!
Some bluegill and redear are also biting. Anglers are still nabbing spawning bass in the shallows.
4) Lake Cachuma....Some very nice, big trout (up to 6 pounds) are being caught here. These are fish that evaded capture during the recent trout derby. Catfish are beginning to bite. Spawning bass are still biting in the shallows.
Landings from Long Beach to Marina Del Rey:
Flat calm seas and warmer temps translate into outstanding fishing this past week! For example, the "Freedom" from 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro returned to the dock with 67 lingcod and limits of rockfish at San Nic. Isle! The "Tradition" from Redondo has been getting limits of rockfish along with numerous sculpin, as well. While on the "Spitfire" from Marina Del Rey....it had similar results for its passengers.
The "Pacific Dawn" from Ventura Sportfishing nabbed 24 lingcod plus limits of rockfish on its "outer island" trip. The "Mirage" and "Aloha Spirit" from Ciscos Landing got 14 lings and 13 lings plus rockfish limits. Meanwhile the "Pacific Islander" brought back 42 lingcod, 25 ocean whitefish and limits of rockfish!............ What a week!!
..................that's it for now; this is
Halibut Hal signing off for your Hometown Station, KHTS-1220AM.