Western Sierra


     AQUEDUCT NEAR TAFT: The striped bass bite is good with a lot of fish and some quality stripers showing. Live large and jumbo minnows have been the best bait, but sand worms were also good this past week. Also still fish showing on lug or blood worms, Whopper Ploppers, Ima Flits, and Flukes. Top fish reported this week was a 26-8 striper landed by Ernie Devis, Castaic, fishing a Spro BBZ Chad in the aqueduct at the Lerdo Highway crossing area. The Lerdo Highway area has been producing a number of quality fish in the eight to 10 pounds range, and it has also been producing some decent largemouth bass on the large minnows, too. The catfish remain fair in the Buena Vista-golf course area on blood worms, lug worms, or cut baits. Anglers are reminded the limit on stripers is two fish greater than 18 inches, while the largemouth limit is five fish greater than 12 inches. Information: Bob’s Bait 661-833-8657 or www.bobsbaitbucket.com.

     MILL CREEK PARK AND CANAL: There have been a few catfish reported on nightcrawlers, but almost no fishing pressure in the past week.

     RIVER WALK PARK LAKE: The upper lake has been fair to good on bass with some fish to four pounds reported. Other species have slowed way down. First DFW plant of the season is tentatively slated to go in the week of Dec. 20-26.

     HART PARK LAKE: A slow to fair bite on bass for anglers fishing reaction baits or plastics, but other species have really slowed down to nothing. Also very light pressure.

     TRUXTUN LAKE: The bass bite has been slow to fair on plastics and reaction baits, but other species have slowed way down with very few carp or bluegill reported.

     MING LAKE: The bass action is fair on reaction baits or live minnows, and more fish are showing on nightcrawlers and plastics. The bluegill and carp bites have slowed way down. No crappie reports. Very light fishing pressure. First DFW plant of the season is tentatively slated to go in the week of Dec. 20-26.

     BRITE LAKE: First DFW plant of the season is tentatively slated to go in the week of Dec. 20-26.

     BUENA VISTA LAKES: The trout bite has slowed down with only a few fish showing on inflated nightcrawlers with garlic oil. The next plant is scheduled for Dec. 18, when 1,500 pounds will go in. Other species are very slow except for crappie, and a few are showing on small minnows. Fishing information: Bobís Bait 661-833-8657 or www.bobsbaitbucket.com.

     WOOLLOMES LAKE: Few reports. The bass bite is slow to fair, and the bluegill is action is slow.