June Fish Report 2010

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LAKE ISABELLA: The crappie action still a very good bite on small minnows in Brown’s and Jauchin’s coves in the South Fork arm. The largemouth bass bite has been pretty good showing on Senkos and deep-diving cranks. The catfish action also remains very good in Stein and Robinson coves on frozen shad and clams with lots of fish from two pounds and up. Trout action is still good at the auxiliary dam on Power Bait and nightcrawlers. Bluegill finally starting to improve. Information: Bob’s Bait 661-833-8657.

KERN RIVER: Flows have dropped in the upper river, but the fishing is still tough. Stocks the last couple of weeks are keeping the bite petty good on salmon eggs and crawlers. The lower river is still pretty high and tough to fish, but anglers are getting trout after last week’s plants. 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 very good. Lots of cats showing on cut baits, and the striper bite continues to be mostly on blood and sand worms or shad. Ed Munetoun, Bakersfield, landed a pair of 4-8 stripers. Silvia Villareal, Bakersfield, had an 11-pound carp. Information: Bob’s Bait 661-833-8657.

HART PARK LAKE: Very good bluegill action on wax worms and the carp are good on homemade dough baits or Powder Bait. Only a few bass are showing on plastics and nightcrawlers early and late in the day.

TRUXTUN LAKE: Good bluegill bite, and the carp bite has been good on Powder Bait. Fair catfish bite on nightcrawlers and shad. Bass and crappie spotty.

RIVER WALK PARK: The bluegill bite is good on wax worms, and the carp action also is good on homemade dough baits and Powder Bait. There are a few bass showing on minnows, nightcralwers, and plastics.

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.

BUENA VISTA LAKES: Good catfish action on frozen shad, dip baits, or green garlic nightcrawlers from the small lake. The lake is being planted with catfish every couple of weeks, and there is a five-fish limit on the cats here. A fair number of stripers on bloodworms, minnow, and Zoom Flukes or similar surface swim baits. The bluegill action has been very good on wax worms, but the crappie have been very slow. Carp good. Information: Bob’s Bait 661-833-8657.

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