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July. 29th Bakersfield Fishing and Lake Isabella Fishing Report and more

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LAKE ISABELLA: The largemouth bass action remains good best action on plastics, Senkos, cranks, minnows, and early morning topwater. The crappie bite has been fair to good, best bite on live minnows. The catfish action has been very good, especially for anglers fishing frozen shad, but Sonny’s Dip Bait and clams are also good.

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River Walk Park Bass


River Walk Park Bass

A decent little Bass from River Walk Park.  By the way the Blue Gill are still pretty active out there on redworms. Caught this little guy on Monday the 20th of July in the evening on a live minnow left over from a recent Lake Isabella trip.  I suggest fishing at River Walk, the action is quite surprising once you get to know the area.

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Here is one of the smallest cats from BV - Funny Stuff!!


Here is one of the smallest cats  from BV - Funny Stuff!!

Another of the 100 or so micro cats.  And they just seemed to keep getting smaller.

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Buena Vista super small catfish

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Buena Vista super small catfish

This is one of the hundred or so micro cats I caught at Buena Vista.  I just thought it was very funny.  I didn't even know you could catch fish this small. I caught a few even smaller than this.  Amazing!!

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A couple of nice Crappie

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A couple of nice Crappie
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Crappie and Cats in near Camp 9 Lake Isabella


I have been so impressed by the continued crappie bite at Lake Isabella that I have made a dozen trips up there over the last month. Limits most of the time and there are two to three of us on each trip.  Many 1 pound plus crappie. Jigs were the most productive, over minnows and other lures.  Catfish on night crawlers and Jumbo redworms.  Catfish have been very active, many smaller ones, but for every few small ones a nice 3-6 lber would show up.  I did some fishing at Buena Vista recently and caught probably 100 catfish.

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7/18/09 Aqueduct Report


The aqueduct bite was slow. We were south off of Taft highway just past a gate.The gate was open half way and the weeds were a mess. Out of 15 Anglers two fish were caught A 12" Catfish and a 12" Striper. Both of them were off the bottom with chicken liver. We moved down the road quite a bit past Tupman to try out a bridge.  There was quite of bit of activty on top water but whatever was in there didn't want the Anchovies or Shad that we floated by. Working a buzz bait didn't catch any ones attention either.