Santa Margarita Lake Fishing Report

Santa Margarita Lake - CA (San Luis Obispo County)

by Santa Margarita Lake Staff

On 7/26/18 Al Hurwitz of Saratoga and Abbey Lev of Sunnyvale fished the lake looking for Bass. We hooked up with 11 Smallmouth Bass as well as 6 Striped Bass trolling both Panther Martin Spinners and small jointed Rapala-like minnows. The fish were all caught along a shoreline and in the flats of Swallow Bay. A number were of decent size. The fish were in a 30-35 foot water column about 10-20 feet below the surface. We applied a lot of scent to the lures which seemed to help.

The lake level is still up, and the water clarity is improving. Surface water temperature was 80 degrees. It was warm, but there was a gentle breeze. Wonderful bird life, including a young bald eagle. Overall a great day!

All the best, Dr. Al Hurwitz

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