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May
17

CENTRAL COAST

At Nacimiento, the spotted bass action is very good. The bite is best on plastics and reaction baits. Lots of fish to four pounds. Also a fair to good bite on white bass, with most one to two pounds. The crappie bite slowed. At Santa Margarita, the bass and panfish bites are fair to good with the bass starting to spawn. Best action on nightcrawlers and plastics, and some on reaction baits. Panfish best on small jigs topped with baits or live bait. Lopez Lake has a fair to good crappie and bluegill bites, and the bass bite is really taking off in shallow water on plastics and reaction baits. Also some reports of good smallmouth action at San Antonio this past week.

May
03

CENTRAL COAST

At Nacimiento, the spotted bass action is wide open with very good action as the fish move through the spawn. The fish have flooded into the shallows and the action is good on plastics and reaction baits. Lots of fish to four pounds. Also a fair to good bite on white bass, with most one to two pounds. The crappie bite also broke wide open this past week and some limits are being reported. At Santa Margarita, the bass and panfish bites are fair to good with the bass starting to spawn. Best action on nightcrawlers and plastics, and some on reaction baits. Panfish best on small jigs topped with baits or live bait. Lopez Lake has a fair to good crappie and bluegill bites, and the bass bite is really taking off in shallow water on plastics and reaction baits. Also some reports of good smallmouth action at San Antonio this past week.

Apr
12

CENTRAL COAST

At Nacimiento, the spotted bass action has broken wide open in the past week with very good action as the fish move into the spawn. The fish have flooded into the shallows and the action is good on plastics and reaction baits. Lots of fish to four pounds. Also a pretty fair bite on white bass staging to run up into the river to spawn, with most one to two pounds. The crappie bite also broke wide open this past week and some limits are being reported. At Santa Margarita, the bass and panfish bites are fair to good with the bass starting to spawn. Best action on nightcrawlers and plastics, and some on reaction baits. Panfish best on small jigs topped with baits or live bait. Lopez Lake has a fair to good crappie and bluegill bites, and the bass bite is really taking off in shallow water on plastics and reaction baits. No reports from San Antonio.

Apr
05

CENTRAL COAST

At Nacimiento, the spotted bass action has broken wide open in the past week with very good action as the fish move into the spawn. The fish have flooded into the shallows and the action is good on plastics and reaction baits. Lots of fish to four pounds. Also a pretty fair bite on white bass staging to run up into the river to spawn, with most one to two pounds. Also some crappie showing. At Santa Margarita, the bass and panfish bites are fair to good with the bass starting to spawn. Best action on nightcrawlers and plastics, and some on reaction baits. Panfish best on small jigs topped with baits or live bait. Lopez Lake has a fair to good crappie and bluegill bites, and the bass bite is really taking off in shallow water on plastics and reaction baits. No reports from San Antonio.

Mar
22

CENTRAL COAST

At Nacimiento, the spotted bass action has stayed fair to good on plastics, small swimbaits, and jigging spoons with a lot of two to three-pound fish. Also a pretty fair bite on white bass staging to run up into the river to spawn, with most one to two pounds. This is probably the best action on the Central Coast right now, and some of the spots have been real quality fish. At Santa Margarita, the bass are starting to perk. The crappie action near the marina is fair with the action early morning. Lopez Lake has a fair to good crappie and bluegill bite ongoing. Not as many limits this week as the week before. Also fair bass action. No reports from San Antonio.

Mar
08

CENTRAL COAST

At Nacimiento, the spotted bass action has stayed fair to good on plastics, small swimbaits, and jigging spoons with a lot of two to three-pound fish. Also a pretty fair bite on white bass staging to run up into the river to spawn, with most one to two pounds. This is probably the best action on the Central Coast right now, and some of the spots have been real quality fish. At Santa Margarita, the bass are starting to perk. At a weekend tournament, it took five fish and 25 pounds to win, and the big fish was a 7-4. The crappie action near the marina is fair with the action early morning. Lopez Lake has a fair to good crappie and bluegill bite ongoing. Not as many limits this week as the week before. Also fair bass action. No reports from San Antonio.

Mar
01

CENTRAL COAST

At Nacimiento, the spotted bass action has stayed fair to good on plastics, small swimbaits, and jigging spoons with a lot of two to three-pound fish. Also a pretty fair bite on white bass staging to run up into the river to spawn, with most one to two pounds. This is probably the best action on the Central Coast right now, and some of the spots have been real quality fish. At Santa Margarita, the bass are starting to perk, but it is the crappie action near the marina that has been the best bet. Lopez Lake has a fair to good crappie and bluegill bite ongoing. Not as many limits this week as the week before. Also fair bass action. No reports from San Antonio.

Feb
22

CENTRAL COAST

At Nacimiento, the spotted bass action has stayed fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits with a lot of two to three-pound fish. This is probably the best action on the Central Coast right now, and some of the spots have been real quality fish. At Santa Margarita, the bass are starting to perk, but it is the crappie action near the marina that has been the best bet. Lopez Lake has a fair to good crappie and bluegill bite ongoing. Not as many limits this week as the week before. Also fair bass action. No reports from San Antonio.

Feb
15

CENTRAL COAST

At Nacimiento, the spotted bass action has stayed fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits with a lot of two to three-pound fish. This is probably the best action on the Central Coast right now, and some of the spots have been real quality fish. At Santa Margarita, the bass are starting to perk, but it is the crappie action near the marina that has been the best bet. Lopez Lake has a very good crappie and bluegill bite ongoing with a lot of limits reported in the past week. Also fair bass action. No reports from San Antonio.

Feb
01

CENTRAL COAST

The bass bite is slow to fair at all four lakes. At Nacimiento, the spotted bass action has stayed pretty fair on plastics and small swimbaits. This is probably the best action on the Central Coast right now. At Santa Margarita, the bass have been very slow, and no panfish have been reported this past week with very light pressure. Lopez Lake has a few bass showing, but the crappie and bluegill bites have slowed. The better bite has been in 20-plus feet of water. No reports from San Antonio.

Jan
25

CENTRAL COAST

The bass bite is slow to fair at all four lakes. At Santa Margarita, the bass have been very slow, and no panfish have been reported this past week with very light pressure. Lopez Lake has a few bass showing, but the crappie and bluegill bites have slowed. At Nacimiento, the spotted bass action has stayed pretty fair on plastics and small swimbaits. The better bite has been in 20-plus feet of water. No reports from San Antonio.

Dec
08

CENTRAL COAST

The bass bite is fair at all four lakes and slowing as the weather and water cools. At Santa Margarita, the bass have slowed way down but the crappie continue to show on jigs and the bluegill/redear on red worms. Lopez Lake has a fair bluegill and a few bass and crappie are still showing. At Nacimiento, the spotted bass action remains fair to good with some quality spots in the catch. Best action on plastics and small swimbaits. The better bite has been in 12-plus feet of water. No reports from San Antonio.

Nov
16

CENTRAL COAST

The bass bite is fair at all four lakes. At Santa Margarita, the bass have been very good on plastics and reaction baits, with some topwater, and fish to three pounds. The bluegill and crappie bites are also both good on Crappie Nibbles and jigs or worms with some quality slabs. Lopez Lake has a very good bite on bluegill and nearly as good action on crappie. There is also a fair bite on bass on plastics and reaction baits with some still on topwater. No recent reports from San Antonio. At Nacimiento, the spotted bass action is fair to good and improving, with a lot of fish on plastics and reaction baits early and late in the day and the cooler nights have brought the fish up a little.

Oct
26

CENTRAL COAST

The bass bite is fair at all four lakes. At Santa Margarita, the bass have been very good on plastics and reaction baits, with some topwater, and fish to three pounds. The bluegill and crappie bites are also both good on Crappie Nibbles and jigs or worms with some quality slabs. Lopez has a fair bass bite, especially early on topwater baits, with panfish action also fair to good on small baits. No recent reports from San Antonio. At Nacimiento, the spotted bass action is fair to good and improving, with a lot of fish on plastics and reaction baits early and late in the day and the cooler nights have brought the fish up a little.

Sep
28

CENTRAL COAST

The bass bite is fair and improving at all four lakes. At Santa Margarita, the bass have been fair to good on plastics and reaction baits, with some topwater, but the bluegill and crappie bites are both good on Crappie Nibbles and jigs or worms. Lopez has a fair to good bass bite, especially early on topwater baits, with panfish action also fair to good on small baits. No recent reports from San Antonio. At Nacimiento, the spotted bass action is fair to good and improving, with a lot of fish on plastics and reaction baits early and late in the day and the cooler nights have brought the fish up a little.