It's the Tuesday fish report with Halibut Hal reporting for KHTS AM-1220:
1) Castaic Lake...Good striper fishing in the Marina on swimbaits. Largemouth bass are also chewing on both jigs and nightcrawlers around Eucalyptus Point. Catfish are biting near the Buoy Line.
2) Pyramid Lake...The stripers are chasing trout that were planted last week. A 12 pound striper and a 14 pound largemouth bass were caught on swimbaits! Good bass fishing and improved fishing for catfish in the deeper water on cut mackerel baits.
3) Lake Piru...Hallelujah...the water level has risen by 4 or 5 feet! The bass bite has greatly improved because of the increased water. Other species, like crappie, are also becoming more active lately.
4) Lake Cachuma...Lots of 4-6 pound trout were caught this past week near the Dam, probably due to a drop in the water temp. Catfish are biting best at Johnsons and Clarks Bay on cut mackerel. Bass fishing is slow.
Landings from Long Beach to Marina Del Rey:
The "Freedom" from 22nd Street Landing fished overnight at San Clemente Island on 11/24 and got 10 yellowtail, along with 1 halibut, 51 red snapper, 42 calico bass, 14 salmon grouper and 6 sheephead. The "Victory" from Pierpoint Landing, on its 3/4 day trip Monday, landed 14 sand bass, 125 rockfish, 29 whitefish, 10 sculpin and 37 sheephead. Redondo and Marina Del Rey boats are getting lots of rockfish and some lings.
On Monday, the "Aloha Spirit" with 13 anglers on its 3/4 day run, returned to the dock with 122 rockfish, 22 lingcod, 10 whitefish, 8 cabezon, 11 sheephead, and 2 sculpin. Meanwhile the "Mirage" with 18 anglers on its overnight run with 18 fishermen nabbed 36 lingcod, 180 rockfish, 17 sheephead, and 64 whitefish. NOTE: The rockfish season closes on December 31st...so stock up now on some quality fish filets.
I went on the "Mirage" on Sunday's open charter trip and will share that info with you in a separate report with a couple pictures.
...so, until next week, this is Halibut Hal signing off for KHTS AM-1220, your Hometown Station..