Lake Nacimiento Fish Report for 1-14-2022
Water is still stained from recent rains
Lake Nacimiento - Bradley, CA (San Luis Obispo County)
by Chad Burton and Chris Borden
Lake Nacimiento is at 30 percent of capacity, and the water is still stained from recent rains. Spotted bass went for drop shot, shaky heads, and darter heads in 5 to 40 feet of water. Some of the bass remained up shallow, and anglers targeted them with Senkos and crankbaits. There are also bass holding as deep as 50 feet, and spoons have been a good way to entice bites from the depths. White bass fell for spoons in deeper water as well. Catfish anglers used chicken liver, dip bait, and cut mackerel to land plenty of good-sized whisker fish, and a few crappie were reported by anglers using live minnows and minijigs.
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Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop Reportsfor Friday, January 14th
California Aqueduct: Aqueduct fishing has been solid for striper, catfish and bass
Castaic Lake: Rose to 50 percent of capacity and debris are still stacked up at the launch ramp
Pyramid Lake, CA: The lake held at 85 percent of capacity
Lake Isabella: Quality fish have made a showing over the past couple weeks
Kern River: The 20-mile stretch of the Upper Kern is loaded with trout
Lake Kaweah: Anglers fished deep for bass in cold murky water
Lake Success: Bass fishing has been fair
River Walk Lakes: River Walk was stocked with trout this week and the bite is very good
Ming Lake: The last few days has been Limit style fishing
Buena Vista Lakes: The trout bite has definitely slowed, but anglers have been rewarded with giant lightening trout
Hart Park Lake: Hart Park is in the middle of the winter fishing pattern
Truxtun Lake: Truxtun Lake has been refilled, and anglers are catching bass!
Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop Reportsfor Friday, January 7th
California Aqueduct: Striper anglers had another good week of fishing in the aqueduct
Castaic Lake: Due to poor conditions, there were few reports last week
Pyramid Lake, CA: Striper have been biting well for anglers soaking cut baits near the marina
Lake Isabella: The lake is holding at 9 percent of capacity and French Gulch remains the only open boat launch
Kern River: The river is loaded with trout and the fishing has been very good
Lake Kaweah: Bass anglers are reporting tough conditions
Lake Success: The lake rose to 19 percent of capacity, and fishing remains fair
River Walk Lakes: There are still some scattered fish being caught
Ming Lake: There were reports of larger model bass coming on trout imitation swimbaits this week
Buena Vista Lakes: Anglers reported fair fishing at BV last week
Hart Park Lake: Bass anglers reported fair fishing at Hart Park
Lake Nacimiento: The lake rose significantly after recent rains
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