Kern River Fish Report for 8-27-2021
Upper Kern is starting to clear up from the thunderstorms a few weeks ago
by Chad Burton and Chris Borden
With The French Fire actively burning in the Isabella area, HWY 178 is closed for traffic at the Isabella Turnoff. The Upper Kern may be closed for fish or could be closed any day do to the hazard posed from the fire. The Upper Kern is starting to clear up from the thunderstorms a few weeks ago. The flows are less than 100 CFS and anglers are encouraged to me mindful of the native trout and only fish from sunup until 10am due to the warm water. The trout action has been slow and those that are connecting have been with artificials, minijigs, worms, crickets, and salmon eggs. Fly anglers have had better luck in the early morning using the Kern Candy. In the Lower Kern the Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass action has been very good with Get Bent Baits and Spinners. Catfish are being caught with worms, chicken liver and cutbait. At the time of reporting, the Upper Kern River at Kernville was flowing at 75 CFS and the Lower Kern River was flowing at 131 CFS.
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Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop Reportsfor Friday, August 27th, 2021
California Aqueduct: Striper fishing has been fair, but anglers reported good fishing for catfish
Castaic Lake: Bass anglers continued their one two punch using topwater early followed by finesse baits
Pyramid Lake, CA: Topwater has been the ticket for the morning bite
Lake Isabella: The lake could be closed for fishing or may close any day do to the hazard posed from the fire
Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop Reportsfor Friday, August 20th, 2021
Castaic Lake: Bass Fishing Has Been Solid
Pyramid Lake, CA: Large and smallmouth bass have been readily available
Lake Isabella: Isabella is holding at 10 percent of capacity and the Bass action has slowed a bit
Kern River: In the Lower Kern the Smallmouth Bass bite continues to be solid
Lake Kaweah: Lake Kaweah Fishing Report
Lake Success: Most bass anglers reported the morning and evening bites as the best bet
Buena Vista Lakes: Hot weather kept the bass deep in the tules last week
River Walk Lakes: The cooler weather over the last couple days has helped with the Bass bite
Ming Lake: The Bass bite has been fair to good at Ming
Hart Park Lake: Sunfish have been biting well at Hart Park
Truxtun Lake: With low water levels fishing has been fair at Truxtun lake
Lake Nacimiento: Anglers reported decent fishing last week
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