Santa Margarita Lake Fishing Report

Santa Margarita Lake - CA (San Luis Obispo County)

by Santa Margarita Lake Staff

Bass bite was pretty rough out guess is they went real deep down with the hot days we had. Trout were hitting on power dough baits, red worms and spoons. Bluegill hitting on any live worm as well as the redear. Crappie basically took the week off and catfish must not have been hungry.

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