Crappie & Catfish Are Being Caught This Week

Santa Margarita Lake - CA (San Luis Obispo County)

by Santa Margarita Lake Staff

Crappie and Catfish are what we have seen caught this week. The Catfish are feeding like crazy all that were caught had a firm full belly. Cast out about 20 feet from shore with a large hunk of mackerel and let it sink to the bottom. We se a bell to listen for a rig on the line and set the hook as they pull out. Crappie are going for darker colored jigs at about 25 feet deep, they are line she so be sure.

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