Castaic Lagoon 4/3 + 4/4

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Fire Ball

Castaic Lagoon 4/3 + 4/4

Post by Fire Ball » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:43 am

April 3
I hit the Lagoon right when they opened and went off to my first spot. When I first got there, I saw a few bass and started to sight fish for them. I was able to land a 2 lber pretty fast. I kept moving down and saw some more fish and eventually landed two more 2 lbers. I forgot my digital scale at home, so I had to use my old scale, which I can only get weights to the nearest half with. It started getting windy and the chop on the water was preventing me from sight fishing efficiently, so I moved on to another spot. At this spot, the bass have been getting hammered by all the fishermen, so they were pretty spooky. I found one that I was able to hook, but I lost it after a couple cranks of the reel. I was upset and had to land him. I continued to fish for this fish and then I was able to hook him again. He was putting up a nice fight on 2 lb test and he was in the 2 lb range. I got him right next to my tube and I was about to grab him, but then he just disappeared! I don't even know how he came unhooked! I was even more upset than before and tried to hook him AGAIN, but he didn't want to get near my jig anymore, lol. I left pretty early because of the wind.

1st fish - 2 lbs


2nd fish - A little over 2 lbs


3rd fish- 2 lbs


April 4
Robo Bass finally got his new tube after having his last one explode, so he wanted to go take it out and I decided to join him. We were in the water at around 8:15 and went to the spot that I fished the day before. I started to fish for a bass on some rocks and sandbags or something that looked like a body, lol. At first I really thought it was a body, but examined it closer and it was just rocks and what looked like sandbags that formed a torso and head, lol. I was finally able to hook him and then cranked twice on my reel and then SNAP! My line broke on my first fish!! What a bad start! It wasn't too big, just 2 lbs, but I was disappointed! I knew I should have retied since the day before! I moved on to another fish and I was able to hook this one and land it. It wasn't as big and was only 1 lb 6 oz. Robo Bass and I moved on to another bass, but the wind started to pick up and we could hardly see anything in the water anymore. We move on to another spot and Robo Bass was able to catch his first sight fish, a crappie. It was pretty nice at 1 lb 11 oz and he moved on to another fish. This time it was a bass and he was able to catch it fairly fast, but it was a dink! I started to drift along a dock and right as my lure went past a piling it got hit and I reeled him in. It was a pretty nice 1 lb 11 oz crappie. After that we decided to move all the way to the North end. I moved into a place near where I lost a fish last week and threw out my bait to let it sit. Robo Bass moved deeper into the spot and started sight fishing and was able to hook what looked like a 3.5 lber or maybe even a 4 lber, but his drag was messed up and the fish broke his line!! A minute after, a bass picked my bait up and started to swim off with it, but I didn't feel the fish. I lift my rod tip to reel in my bait, but I felt some pressure and then I saw the flash of a bass freaking out. He put up a nice fight and I landed him after a minute or two. He was a nice chunky 3 lber! We moved once again and Robo Bass caught a 1 lb 6 oz crappie. A little bit later I caught a small 1 lb 3 oz crappie. We moved back near the spot where I got a 3 lber and I saw a bass and put my bait near him and backed away from him and he ripped it right off of the hook! Robo Bass moved down further and caught a crappie and it was a nice one probably a little over 2 lbs, but we were unable to get a picture because it flopped off his tube after he unhooked it, lol. A few minutes after that, Robo Bass found a bass and started to sight fish for him and the bass started to get aggressive pretty fast. He missed the hook set a couple times and finally hooked him and while fighting him, the drag on his reel got stuck again and the bass broke Robo's line!! It got pretty windy and there were white caps, so we decided to leave. I would have been able to hit another spot that would have been good, but it would have been tough fighting the wind and Robo wanted to fish a different spot, which was a bad idea.

1 lb 6 oz


1 lb 11 oz crappie


My nice 3 lber


1 lb 3 oz crappie


Robo Bass's 1 lb 11 oz crappie


Robo's dink bass


Robo's 1 lb 6 oz crappie

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Castaic Lagoon 4/3 + 4/4

Post by swimbait101 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:54 pm

nice fishees

fireball, ur tule cove is not that small, ive been in there

Fire Ball

Castaic Lagoon 4/3 + 4/4

Post by Fire Ball » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:51 pm

Originally Posted By: swimbait101nice fishees

fireball, ur tule cove is not that small, ive been in there
None of the pictures show the tule cove, lmao. Obviously you don't know where it is!

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Castaic Lagoon 4/3 + 4/4

Post by swimbait101 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:57 pm

W.E.

George Cawthorn

Castaic Lagoon 4/3 + 4/4

Post by George Cawthorn » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:19 am

Nice report Fire Ball. You are consistently doing well at the Lagoon. Good job and good photos too.

That's a whole bunch of nice fish ya got there.

I will probably be spending most of the day tomorrow 4/6 at the Lagoon on the shoreline. Maybe I'll see ya around!!!!

I was planning on going up today but it was windy, rainy and cold So I figured I'd wait till tomorrow.

Whoooops! Dagnabit.... Just read the forecast for tomorrow, windy with gust up to 45. Maybe I'll wash the car and try to paint my fence instead.

Fire Ball

Castaic Lagoon 4/3 + 4/4

Post by Fire Ball » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:26 am

Originally Posted By: geobassNice report Fire Ball. You are consistently doing well at the Lagoon. Good job and good photos too.

That's a whole bunch of nice fish ya got there.

I will probably be spending most of the day tomorrow 4/6 at the Lagoon on the shoreline. Maybe I'll see ya around!!!!

I was planning on going up today but it was windy, rainy and cold So I figured I'd wait till tomorrow.

Whoooops! Dagnabit.... Just read the forecast for tomorrow, windy with gust up to 45. Maybe I'll wash the car and try to paint my fence instead.
Thanks! I was going to go tomorrow too, but then I saw that it was going to be windy, haha. I didn't read anything about 45 mph gusts though...

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Castaic Lagoon 4/3 + 4/4

Post by heylucky » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:02 pm

Yep... its REALLY windy... I was gonna hit the Lagoon this morning... maybe I will wait until later.... Great Fishing report! is everyone still fishing a drop shot rig? that seems to be all I can hook up on?
"Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish"

Fire Ball

Castaic Lagoon 4/3 + 4/4

Post by Fire Ball » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:08 pm

Originally Posted By: BassaholicYep... its REALLY windy... I was gonna hit the Lagoon this morning... maybe I will wait until later.... Great Fishing report! is everyone still fishing a drop shot rig? that seems to be all I can hook up on?
I went on the Castaic website to check the wind and it was only 10, but then I checked the 24 hr history, lol. I'm glad I didn't go! I haven't caught anything on the drop shot the past few weeks, but I have hardly been fishing it lately.

George Cawthorn

Castaic Lagoon 4/3 + 4/4

Post by George Cawthorn » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:29 pm

Yeah I decided to pass on it today. Last night the forecast on Weatherforyou was gust to 45. They have now reduced it to 35. Which means it will probably be 50 at the south end of the Lagoon. LOL

http://www.weatherforyou.com/cgi-bin/hw ... &submit=Go

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