Santa Margarita Lake Fishing Report

Santa Margarita Lake - CA (San Luis Obispo County)

by Santa Margarita Lake Staff

Crappie are loving chartreuse this week, still deep hitting as you reel back up. Bluegill and Redear must be taking a long winter nap. No worm or amount of effort has helped to land these panfish which has been no fun for the kids. Catfish have been few and far between barely hitting on their typical cut baits. The few that took the bait were under 3 pounds. Bass are doing their own thing going for a plethora of swim baits & seiko’s. All being caught are still not that impressive size for our lake.

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