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Jun
08

CENTRAL COAST

The bass bite is fair to good with the topwater action starting already on all four lakes. Margarita is full, and the bass have been fair on plastics and reaction baits. Still decent crappie and bluegill bites. Lopez has a good bass bite, with panfish action also good on small baits. San Antonio’s South Shore park and ramps are open and the north shore ramps tentatively set for this Friday. No fishing report information. At Nacimiento, the spotted bass action is good, with a lot of fish on plastics and reaction baits in less than 20 feet of water.

Jun
01

CENTRAL COAST

Hot The bass bite is fair to good with the topwater action starting already on all four lakes. Margarita is full, and the bass have been fair on plastics and reaction baits. Still decent crappie and bluegill bites. Lopez has a good bass bite, with panfish action also good on small baits. San Antonio’s South Shore park and ramps are open and the north shore ramps tentatively set for June 9. No fishing report information. At Nacimiento, the spotted bass action is good, with a lot of fish on plastics and reaction baits in less than 20 feet of water.

May
25

CENTRAL COAST

Hot Bites: Still relatively light fishing pressure at all the lakes on the Central Coast, but the bass bite is fair to good with the topwater action starting already. Margarita is full, and the bass have been fair on plastics and reaction baits. Still decent crappie and bluegill bites. Lopez has a good bass bite, with panfish action also good on small baits. San Antonio’s South Shore park and ramps opened this past weekend and the north shore ramps tentatively set for June 9. No fishing report information. At Nacimiento, the spotted bass action is good, with a lot of fish on plastics and reaction baits in less than 20 feet of water.

May
11

CENTRAL COAST

Hot Bites: Still relatively light fishing pressure at all the lakes on the Central Coast, but the bass bite is fair to good with most fish post-spawn now. Margarita is full and still spilling, and the bass have been fair to good on plastics and reaction baits, but a lot of the bass are in a post spawn funk. Still decent crappie and bluegill bites. Lopez is at 62 percent of capacity and rising daily and the bass bite is good here, too, with panfish action improving by the day. San Antonio is 57 percent of capacity and the south shore is open for weekends-only. The South Shore park and ramps will open May 19, with a full reopening, including the north shore ramps tentatively set for June 9. No fishing report information. Nacimiento is at 87 percent capacity and the spotted bass action is good, with a lot of fish on plastics and reaction baits in less than 20 feet of water.

Apr
20

CENTRAL COAST

Hot Bites: Still relatively light fishing pressure at all the lakes on the Central Coast, but the bass bite is fair to good with most fish in the spawn or just past it. Margarita is full and still spilling, and the bass have been fair to good on plastics and reaction baits, but a lot of the bass are in a post spawn funk. Still decent crappie and bluegill bites. Lopez is at 61.7 percent of capacity and rising daily and the bass bite is good here, too, with panfish action improving by the day. San Antonio is 56 percent of capacity and the south shore reopened for weekends-only this past Friday. The South Shore park and ramps will open May 19, with a full reopening, including the north shore ramps tentatively set for June 9. No fishing report information. Nacimiento is at 90 percent capacity and the spotted bass action is excellent with the fish in full-spawn mode.

Apr
06

CENTRAL COAST

Hot Bites: Very light fishing pressure at all the lakes on the Central Coast, but the bass bite is surging as the fish move shallow for the spawn. Margarita is full and still spilling, and the bass have been particularly good. Also a decent crappie bite building. Lopez is at 60 percent of capacity and rising daily and the bass bite is very good here, too. San Antonio is now 53 percent of capacity, while Nacimiento is at 87 percent. San Antonio may reopen soon.

Mar
30

CENTRAL COAST

Hot Bites: Very light fishing pressure at all the lakes on the Central Coast, but the bass bite is surging as the fish move shallow for the spawn. Margarita is full and still spilling, and the bass have been particularly good. Also a decent crappie bite building. Lopez is at 60 percent of capacity and rising daily and the bass bite is very good here, too. San Antonio is now 53 percent of capacity, while Nacimiento is at 87 percent. San Antonio may reopen soon.

Mar
09

CENTRAL COAST

Hot Bites: Very light fishing pressure at all the lakes on the Central Coast and few reports. Margarita is full and spilling. Lopez is at 58 percent of capacity and rising daily. San Antonio is now 50 percent of capacity (up two percent from last week), while Nacimiento remains at 86 percent (down from 90 percent two weeks ago). San Antonio may reopen soon.

Mar
02

CENTRAL COAST

Hot Bites: Very light fishing pressure at all the lakes on the Central Coast and few reports. Rain has all of the lake levels coming up. Margarita and Lopez are both full and spilling. San Antonio is now 49 percent of capacity, while Nacimiento is 86 percent (down from 90 percent). San Antonio may reopen soon.

Feb
16

CENTRAL COAST

Hot Bites: Very light fishing pressure at all the lakes on the Central Coast and few reports. Rain has all of the lake levels coming up, and the water is at the launch ramp at Margarita and launching is allowed again. No reports on fishing from Lopez or Nacimiento, but water levels are up. San Antonio is also up and may reopen soon.

Feb
09

CENTRAL COAST

Hot Bites: Very light fishing pressure at all the lakes on the Central Coast and few reports. Rain has all of the lake levels coming up, and the water is at the launch ramp at Margarita and launching is allowed again. No reports on fishing from Lopez or Nacimiento, but water levels are up. San Antonio is also up and may reopen soon.

Dec
01

CENTRAL COAST

Hot Bites: Very light fishing pressure at all the lakes on the Central Coast and few reports. The few anglers fishing Santa Margarita Lake report fair action for bass, but other species have slowed way down. At Lopez Lake, the bite has been slowing for bluegill and redear with the best action on wax worms and meal worms. Also fair action for bass. Nacimiento has had a slow to fair bass and bluegill bite and a few crappie reports.

Nov
24

CENTRAL COAST

Hot Bites: Very light fishing pressure at all the lakes on the Central Coast and few reports. The few anglers fishing Santa Margarita Lake report fair action for bass, but other species have slowed way down. At Lopez Lake, the bite has been slowing for bluegill and redear with the best action on wax worms and meal worms. Also fair action for bass. Nacimiento has had a slow to fair bass and bluegill bite and a few crappie reports.

Nov
03

CENTRAL COAST

Hot Bites: Very light fishing pressure at all the lakes on the Central Coast. The few anglers fishing Santa Margarita Lake report fair action for all species, with the best action early and late in the day. Bass fair on plastics and jigs with a few still on reaction baits, while the bluegill and redear are pretty good on red worms on most shallow points. Very few catfish or crappie reports. At Lopez Lake, the bite has been fair for bluegill and redear with the best action on wax worms and meal worms, also a few crappie showing. Also fair action for bass. Nacimiento has had a fair bass and bluegill bite and a few crappie reports.

Oct
28

CENTRAL COAST

Hot Bites: Very light fishing pressure at all the lakes on the Central Coast. The few anglers fishing Santa Margarita Lake report fair action for all species, with the best action early and late in the day. Bass best on topwater, spinnerbaits, or shad-like cranks in a fair bite, while the bluegill and redear are pretty good on red worms on most shallow points. Very few catfish or crappie reports. At Lopez Lake, the bite has been fair for bluegill and redear with the best action on wax worms and meal worms, also a few crappie showing. Also fair action for bass. Nacimiento has had a fair bass and bluegill bite and a few crappie reports.