Jan. 17 Bakersfield, Lake Isabella, Kern River Fish, Report

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The Bakersfield Californian Reports

LAKE ISABELLA:
Very good trout action on Gulp Power Bait, nightcrawlers, and salmon eggs. The best action has been in Paradise Cove and by the dam. A decent number of fish have been landed in the three to four-pound range. Also a fair to good catfish bite at the dam on shad and minnows. DFG trout plant this week.

KERN RIVER:
The Kernville area has a good trout bite on salmon eggs. The action in the lower river around the Rich Bar area is fair. DFG trout plant from Sandy Flat to Democrat Beach and from Democrat Beach to lower Rich Bar last week.

RIVER WALK PARK:
Brett, Debbie, and Britney Barkely, all Bakersfield, each landed limits of trout on Power Bait with fish to 1-8 this past week.

AQUEDUCT NEAR TAFT:
The big stripers are out there. Steve Delgadillo, Bakersfield, landed a 33-8 striper on anchovies. Anglers have also been using minnows and lug worms but the bite is just fair overall right now.

HART PARK LAKE:
Trout action very good on Power Bait and nightcrawlers. Still some fair to good carp action on dough bait or corn meal. Fair bluegill action on wax worms and crickets. DFG trout plant last week.

TRUXTUN LAKE:
Good trout action on Power Bait and nightcrawlers. Juan Morales, Bakersfield, caught a limit of trout. Top fish was 1-8. Carp action good on dough bait. Bluegill action fair to good on wax worms and crickets. Good catfish bite. DFG trout plant last week.

MING LAKE:
The lake is open for fishing. Some bass action has been reported on plastic worms and minnows. Trout bite very good. DFG trout plant last week.

BUENA VISTA LAKES:
Good trout action with some bigger fish showing each week. Best bite on Power Bait. Top fish was a 13-pound trout landed by Kohl Nelson, Bakersfield. Dale Proctor, Bakersfield, landed a 12.2-pound trout on Power Bait. Junior Sanchez, Bakersfield, caught an 11-8 trout on nightcrawlers. Danny Molina, Bakersfield, caught an 11.3-pound trout. Ariana Molina, Bakersfield, caught an eight-pound trout on Power Bait. Phil Schuman, Bakersfield, caught a 6-8 on a Jake's lure. Raul Carrillo, Bakersfield, caught a six-pounder. Also a fair crappie bite on small minnows. Still a decent striper bite on blood worms and lug worms. The catfish bite is fair on shad or minnows.

WOLLOMES LAKE:
Fair bluegill bite on wax and meal worms. The fish are from one to a pound and a half on wax worms or crickets. Also a fair catfish bite on mackerel. DFG trout plant last week.

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