Santa Margarita Lake Fishing Report

Santa Margarita Lake - CA (San Luis Obispo County)

by Santa Margarita Lake Staff

Fishing is steady. Bass and panfish (crappie and bluegill) have been productive lately. Catfish taken as well in the grass shallow water coves with various type of bait. An 18 pounder came in this week. Crankbaits have been productive for bass. Chrome spinner have been working for Crappie as well as jigs with meal worms and redworms.

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