Santa Margarita Lake Report

Santa Margarita Lake - CA (San Luis Obispo County)

by Santa Margarita Lake Staff

The drop in temperature has put fish in a bit of a lethargic state. Best luck seems to be in the afternoon once the sun has been out the fish start to move. Creature baits that mimic lizards and crawdads have brought in some decent bass over the week. Catfish are slow to but but if you have time to wait you’ll likely get a nice one. Crappie are on one day and off the next. Can’t keep up with the color jig that’s best.

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