9/7/2010 Kern Fish Report

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LAKE ISABELLA: Light fishing pressure this past week, but the catfish action remains fair to good on frozen shad, clams, and Sonny’s dip bait with lots of fish from two pounds and up, with most anglers fishing at night. The largemouth bass bite has slowed but a few fish are still showing on Senkos, brush hogs, and deep-diving cranks. Dropping water level has the fish suspended and tough. The crappie action is slow. Trout action is fair at the auxiliary dam on Power Bait and nightcrawlers. Information: Bob’s Bait 661-833-8657.

KERN RIVER: There has been continued very good action in the upper river and low flows. The upper stretch nearly to the Johnsondale Bridge was again stocked this week and the best bite has been on crickets, salmon eggs and spinners. Fly anglers are also seeing decent morning and evening dry fly action. The lower river has continued to drop with flows around 1,200 cfs this week and the bass action has been good in the Richbar and Hobo areas. The trout are also pretty fair. Information: Kern River Fly Shop 760-376-2040 (or www.kernriverflyfishing.com) or James Store 760-376-2424.

AQUEDUCT NEAR TAFT: The catfish and striper action remains fair to good but there has been relatively light pressure. The moss and vegetation is a nightmare, too. Most of the stripers are in the three- to six-pound range and showing on blood worms, almost exclusively, with only a few on lures. Lots of cats showing on cut baits with a lot of four to six pounders. Information: Bob’s Bait 661-833-8657.

HART PARK LAKE: Very good bite on bluegill with wax worms or crickets. Most of the bluegill are hand-sized. The carp are good on homemade dough baits or Powder Bait. Bass very slow with only a little action early and late in the day.

TRUXTUN LAKE: Still a good bluegill bite, and the carp action has been good on Powder Bait. Fair catfish bite on nightcrawlers and shad. Bass and crappie spotty, but some bass showing early in the day.

RIVER WALK PARK: The bluegill bite is good on wax worms, meal worms, and crickets, and the carp action is good on homemade dough baits and Powder Bait. There are a few bass showing on minnows, nightcralwers, and plastics early in the day, but this bite is mostly slow.

MING LAKE: The carp bite is very good on Powder Bait and other dough baits. There has also been a very good bite on bluegill, mostly on wax worms and meal worms, and the bass action is slow with a few on plastics or topwater early in the day.

BUENA VISTA LAKES: Continued good catfish action on frozen shad, dip baits, or green garlic nightcrawlers, with most of the cats running from two to five pounds and showing from the small lake and There is a five-fish limit on the cats here. A fair bite on largemouth bass this past week with a few fish on topwater and live bait. The bluegill action has been fair to good on wax worms. Carp good for those targeting them. Not much on stripers or crappie. Information: Bob’s Bait 661-833-8657.