Jan. 8 Fish Report Bakersfield, Lake Isabella, Kern River

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The Bakersfield Californian Reports

LAKE ISABELLA:
Crappie bite fair to good on small minnows. Good trout bite on nightcrawlers or Power Bait. DFG trout plant this week. Also pretty decent action on catfish for anglers fishing near the dam.

KERN RIVER:
Last trout plant was in late November on both the upper and lower. There are not likely to be more plants in the near term. Fish are still in the upper and lower areas, but the pressure has been light so the action is slow to fair.

AQUEDUCT NEAR TAFT:
Good striper bite on blood worms, large minnows, anchovies or pumpkin seed Gitzits. Also a good and very odd topwater bite for the stripers. Most fish are in the three to eight-pound range, but a few big ones have been pulled out. A 33-pound striper was reported. The catfish bite is very good on mackerel, shrimp or Sonny's.

HART PARK LAKE:
Fair trout bite. DFG trout plant this week.

TRUXTUN LAKE:
Trout plant this week. Fair trout bite on Power Bait, nightcrawlers with garlic.

RIVER WALK PARK:
Fair trout action after plants this week.

MING LAKE:
Fair to good trout bite. DFG trout plant this week. Some bluegill action also reported.

BRITE LAKE:
Fair trout action. DFG trout plant last week. Some catfish reported, too.

BUENA VISTA LAKES:
The trout bite is best with some big-sized fish reported on Power Bait and or nightcrawlers. Another 17-pound trout was caught this week by Alan Walker, Bakersfield. Ron Walker, Bakersfield, pulled out a 12-pound trout, and Tyler Jones, 12, also had a 16-pounder. Good catfish bite with some big fish pulled out this week, too. Sam Carrigan, Bakersfield, pulled out a 33-pound catfish. Larry Brown, Bakersfield, caught a 24-pound cat on shad.

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