Santa Margarita Lake Fishing Report

Santa Margarita Lake - CA (San Luis Obispo County)

by Santa Margarita Lake Staff

The full moon never seems to induce any action around here as a pattern we have noticed but once it is over a little bit of action began. Evening bite for Adam who caught the catfish this week just sat some anchoives on the bottom and landed a small guy and an 8 pounders. The bass finally waking up from the trance they were in going for Alabama rig slow with a night crawler fairly deep. I have heard rocky cliff sides bass have been spotted and folks with a fish finders are marking something around 40 feet.

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