The Striped Bass Fishing Continues to be Very Good

San Luis Reservoir - Los Banos, CA (Merced County)


by California Delta Chambers & Visitors Bureau
3-7-2019
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The striped bass fishing at San Luis Reservoir continues to be very good for anglers utilizing a variety of techniques, especially reaction lures.  The rising waters are really pushing the shad into the shallows in covers, creek channels and humps, and the anglers fishing from boats are targeting the line sides with Zara Spooks or similar top water lures while shoreline anglers are tossing rip baits or jerk-baits.  Some of the recent fish caught are over 20 pounds in weight.  Roger George of Roger George Guide Service trolled with Lucky Crafts in the minnow colors and he released 42 stripers ranging in size from 19 to 26 inches in length.  The lake is now holding at 92 to 95 percent of capacity due to increased pumping from the Delta.



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