Santa Margarita Lake Fishing Report

Santa Margarita Lake - CA (San Luis Obispo County)

by Santa Margarita Lake Staff

Fish are still putting a smile on the face of all anglers. Kids are having a ball with panfish, especially blue gill. Crappie and Red ear are active as well. Decent size catfish have been taken still hanging in the coves in grassy area. Bass are biting at the narrows on standard bait such as crank swim and on occasional drop shot with rubber worm and jumbo night crawlers as well.

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