Lake Nacimiento Fish Report for 12-29-2023
The lake held near 58 percent of capacity, and fishing has been fair
Lake Nacimiento - Bradley, CA (San Luis Obispo County)
by Chad Burton and Chris Borden
The lake held near 58 percent of capacity, and fishing has been fair. Bass anglers used winter techniques to fool spotted bass deeper in the water column. Drop shot, darter head jigs, and split shot grubs fooled fish as deep as 40 feet. Vertical spoons were another good technique to put a few fish in the boat. White bass reports were slow with anglers throwing spoons, white in-line spinners, and small swimbaits. Catfish anglers used cut mackerel, dip bait, and chicken liver for fish in deeper water. Crappie anglers fooled fish in 20 to 50 feet of water using minijigs and small baitfish imitating swimbaits.
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Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop Reportsfor Friday, December 29th, 2023
California Aqueduct: Largemouth anglers reported finding biting bass before and after check gates
Castaic Lake: Recent rains brought silt and mud into the lake
Pyramid Lake, CA: Striped bass anglers hit the lake hard with big swimbaits and magnum sized topwater lures
Lake Isabella: This week Isabella held at 34 percent of capacity and Crappie continue to show in good numbers
Kern River: The water temps have dropped slightly, and the fish are sluggish
Lake Kaweah: Kaweah held near 10 percent of capacity, and fishing was fair last week
Lake Success: The water level remained at 15 percent of capacity, and anglers reported fair fishing for all species
River Walk Lakes: The DFWL stocked two weeks ago, and the limit-style fishing has slowed
Ming Lake: The bass bite has been decent with finesse presentations
Buena Vista Lakes: Trout anglers picked away at the remaining rainbows
Hart Park Lake: Anglers reported fair fishing at Hart Park
Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop Reportsfor Friday, December 22nd, 2023
California Aqueduct: 30 inch Striper
Castaic Lake: Castaic Lake rose to 77 percent of capacity
Pyramid Lake, CA: Fishing has been good at Pyramid, but rainy weather kept many anglers off the water
Lake Isabella: The bass bite has been fair and are holding in deeper water
Kern River: The Upper Kern trout fishing has been fair to good
Lake Kaweah: The lake rose to 10 percent of capacity, and fishing has been decent
Lake Success: Anglers reporting winter like fishing conditions
River Walk Lakes: The DFWL stocked trout last week and the bite has been very good
Ming Lake: Ming was stocked last week with trout and the action been steady
Buena Vista Lakes: The trout bite picked up at Buena Vista with another load of fish getting dumped into the lake
Hart Park Lake: Fishing was fair at Hart Park this week
Lake Nacimiento: Nacimiento rose to 58 percent of capacity, and anglers reported fair fishing
Pyramid Lake, CA: ***MONSTER CATCH***
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