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Aug
09

APOLLO PARK LAKE: The excellent action on bluegill and warmouth continues. This bite is simply wide open on small worms, meal worms, red worms, crickets, or nightcrawler pieces fished under a bobber but fished close to the bottom. There is also a pretty good bite on bigger carp from five to nine pounds on dough baits. Also a few bass showing, but the lake is just alive with fry. There have also been some catfish showing with the fish in the five pounds, but a lot of smaller fish. For more information, contact Apollo Park at 661-940-7701 or Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

JACKSON LAKE (NEAR WRIGHTWOOD): Continued good action on small bluegill, but no trout with the last DFW plant over a month ago. The bluegill are being caught on any small bait, with meal worms and nightcrawler pieces the best. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LAKE PALMDALE: Very light fishing pressures. The catfish bite has stayed good here with fish to 10-plus pounds reported on cut baits, especially the XXX Blood Bait sardines, mackerel, or chicken liver fly-lined in deeper water areas at the front of the lake. Many anglers are fishing cut bait and nightcrawler combos to get wiggle and scent. The evening bite is very good. Good bass on plastics and topwater baits — Whopper Ploppers have been a top bait — with fish to six pounds reported in past week. There is also good bluegill action, but weeds are starting to make shoreline fishing more difficult. Most of the bluegill are hand-sized and showing in decent numbers. The carp bite is also good on dough baits. Call the Palmdale Fin & Feather Club for membership and fishing information at 661-947-2884 or got to www.palmdalefinandfeatherclub.com.

QUAIL LAKE: The bluegill and bass action remains pretty fair along the south shoreline (along Highway 138) on the edges of the tules. Cranks and plastics are best for the bass, while the bluegill are best on small baits fished under a bobber with meal worms a top bet. The catfish has been fair with fish to six pounds at the outlet. Mackerel, lug worms are best. Few striper reports. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT (Little Rock to Quail Lake stretch): The best bet has been the catfish action which has been pretty good in spite of the weeds in the flow right now. Top baits are anchovies, lug worms, and shrimp. Stripers still spotty, but a few more fish to eight pounds were reported this week on Zoom Fluke Smokin’ Shad and other shad-like lures.
For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LITTLE ROCK RESERVOIR: Anglers have been walking into the lake and fishing, and the crappie bite has been very good with fish from 10 inches to two pounds on small jigs with Crappie Nibbles fished alone or beneath a bobber. Also decent numbers of small bass, bluegill, and a few catfish. The lake is technically not closed to access. Yet. There is a good likelihood the U.S. Forest Service (Angeles National Forest) will close the area in the near future. The Palmdale Water District started construction in July on a grade-control structure to protect the endangered arroyo toads. Building the arroyo toad structure also marks the beginning of PWD’s Littlerock Reservoir Sediment Removal Project, a plan to remove about 1.165 million cubic yards of accumulated sediment from behind the dam to increase capacity at the nearly century-old dam. This project is not scheduled for completion until 2032, with 120,000 cubic yards of material removed a year until the 1.165 million yards of accumulated sediment and debris is removed. Apparently, there is not going to be an effort to rescue the fish population existing in the lake and relocate them to other nearby waters like Apollo Lake or Jackson Lake. More information will be provided as it become available.

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