Santa Margarita Lake Fishing Report

Santa Margarita Lake - CA (San Luis Obispo County)

by Santa Margarita Lake Staff

Happy September from Santa Margarita Lake! The temperature this week has been Happy September from Santa Margarita Lake! The temperature this week has been anglers coming in with their limits on pan fish, as well as large and small mouth bass. Catfishing is hot again using green night crawlers or chicken liver. The smaller fish have been biting off of red worms, crappie jigs, and drop shots using regular night crawlers. The record this week was a 20+ pound catfish off of the bank using anchovies!

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Water Temperature: 79-81 degrees We've been seeing beautiful weather here at the lake in the mid to high 80's, bringing out lots of bass and pan fish! Catfish are still biting in the marina off of anchovies, green large night crawlers, and chicken liver. Bass have been caught using drop shots with roboworms (margarita mutilators) and regular night crawlers. Pan fish love the regular night crawlers as well, or small plastic shad type bait. Have a fantastic week, and we'll see you at the...... Read More

Top water action has been starting to pick up in the farther back section of the lake, while crappie have still been biting on the shoreline. Plenty of shad in the marina still, so fisher men are still getting plenty of shot action! We’ve had a few monster catfish the past few weeks pulled out of the marina, but the bite has mostly been crappie and bluegill. ...... Read More