View Full Version : Los Angeles area fishing activity?
January 21st, 2010, 02:48 AM
Are there some lakes that are much better than others?
If you think so, Can you please explain why you think so?
January 21st, 2010, 06:57 AM
All the lakes in the L.A. area are pretty tough. Since there are only a few they get tremendous pressure both fishing and boating. From January through June there are usually several tournaments a week on Castaic,Pyramid, Piru and Cachuma. Casitas in practically a private lake anymore with the mussel inspection system they have. You bring your boat in to get inspected and steamed then they put a cable through your bow eye and trailer so it can't be launched without cutting the cable...then you wait 7 days without launching anywhere then you can launch at Casitas. When you leave you can get another cable put on but you can't fish anywhere else unless you go through the inspection and quarenteen again. That being said Casitas is either an awesome lake or a dog you never know. There are some monster bass in there and every winter there are dozens of 10+ lb fish caught there. Most of the local lakes have no cover other than rocks. There are very few trees or bushes in the water. When the levels are up like they will be now Piru gets up into some brush but thats usually just a temporary thing.
The San Diego lakes are very similar except Lake Otay has lots of tules to flip , thats mostly the only flipping in So. Cal. If you can catch them here you can catch them anywhere. Personally I spend more fishing time up north in the Delta but then I need to make it at least a couple of day trip. There are several park "lakes" such as BAlboa Park or Echo Lake but I've never fished in any of them. Cachuma is a little far (outside Santa Barbra but I think its the best local lake. Its got more cover then most especially when the levels are up and it also has both large and small mouth bass. Its also the prettiest. Castaic is the closest to town and by far the most pressured but there is some good fishing to be had sometimes.
Hope this helps.
January 21st, 2010, 12:44 PM
Thanks for the input Bon.
Dont think I'll bother with Casitas.
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