Santa Margarita Lake Fishing Report

Santa Margarita Lake - CA (San Luis Obispo County)

by Santa Margarita Lake Staff

Yess we are open! Come and get your fish on at the lake! Plenty of trout being caught just outside of Mackie Point and also Salsipuedes Bay. Trolling sinking rapalas are getting good bites as well as floating power bait off of bottom. Catfish are being caught daily and monsters too over 14lbs!! Mackeral and anchovies on bottom are getting the best bite! Bass bite is slowing down but are being found suspended in schools around 30 feet and slow working baits are producing good bites. Marina Rentals OPen from Thursday-Monday!!! EVERY WEEK

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