Santa Margarita Lake Fishing Report

Santa Margarita Lake - CA (San Luis Obispo County)

by Santa Margarita Lake Staff

Water level has come up about 1.5 ft after the storms.  Temp of water came up 4 degrees since last week.  Fishing has been kind of slow.  Smaller bass are being caught toward shore using swim baits.  Catfish are being caught in deeper water using Mackerel and anchovies.  We are at 88% water level and the creek is flowing in heavily.  Water is muddy.  A lot of Golden Eagle sightings.

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