Santa Margarita Lake Fishing Report

Santa Margarita Lake - CA (San Luis Obispo County)

Largemouth Bass
Caught with nightcrawlers
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Santa Margarita Staff

by Santa Margarita Lake Staff

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This week the larger bass were feeding before a rain storm causing several catches between 3 & 9 lbs. Crappie are still going for small jigs, bluegill and redear are loving the meal worms or red worms using a classic bobber, hook & worm set up. Catfish still hitting on mackerel using a Carolina rig set up.

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