Santa Margarita Lake Fishing Report

Santa Margarita Lake - CA (San Luis Obispo County)

by Santa Margarita Lake Staff

Fishing is steady right now. Bass are all over the lake, although small, we look forward to a lot of action in the future. Some decent size are being hooked but no record at this time. Pan fish are still being brought in with bluegill being the most caught lately Shallow water seems to be the hot spot for all species lately.

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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...... Read More

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