Santa Margarita Fishing Report

Santa Margarita Lake - CA (San Luis Obispo County)

by Santa Margarita Lake Staff

Everyone has had a really tough time caching much of anything. Grubs worked for bass for the fellow that did catch one. Crappie are still being caught a little bit but they are much smaller than before. Catfish take a long time to get but are still being found in various places throughout the lake. Even live worms aren’t helping anyone as of now. The fish are in a trance like state from what I hear, people can see the fish and brush a lure rich in front of their mouth without any reaction. Yellow crappie jigs we’re the key for the small few that were caught.

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