Santa Margarita Lake Fishing Report

Santa Margarita Lake - CA (San Luis Obispo County)

by Santa Margarita Lake Staff

Some had luck and others just didn’t really opposite stories. The regulars are saying this is when fishing gets easy as the water temperature drops each week but the new comers are singing a different story. Flicker shad lures have bee green. Top water frogs are sparking a lot fo interest but not always landing what bite. Live worms as always are helping to catch some smaller bass and bluegill. Berry plum and margarita mutilator roboworms on a wacky rig hit well. Maybe one catch talked about suing anchovy but this year just never was like the past. Fire ban still in effect. Propane only.

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