Santa Margarita Lake Fishing Report

Santa Margarita Lake - CA (San Luis Obispo County)

by Santa Margarita Lake Staff

Fishing has improved somewhat. Bass hitting on crankbaits, swimbaits and even night crawlers up at the narrows in shallower water.

Catfish being caught off shore near Mackey point off of Mackeral. Panfish doing well off of crappie jigs with meal worms and redworms off shore near the store as well as near the Dam from boats.

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