Santa Margarita Lake Fishing Report

Santa Margarita Lake - CA (San Luis Obispo County)

by Santa Margarita Lake Staff

Temperature taken off dock by the Marina near shore. Bass tournament 5-19-18 went well with several bass caught with crawdads crank baits and swim baits along with split shots and plastic worms. Crappie still a challenge and bluegill and red ear are fair hitting on spinners and worms in the deep but are hanging out at about 5 to 10ft.

Water is clearing up and other bass are building beds near shore in shallow water. Shad are starting to run, small but good sign and bigger fish are nearby.

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