The striper bite has improved for anglers

California Aqueduct - CA (Los Angeles County)

by Chad Burton and Chris Borden

The striper bite has improved for anglers fishing cut baits and jumbo live minnows after check gates, but with the fast flows be sure to use a heavy weight on your C-rig. Some striper fell for flukes and other swimbaits on a jig head with white and chartreuse being the colors of choice. Catfish ate dip bait, chicken liver, and cut sardines in the same areas as striper which is where fast moving water meets calm. Catfish have been the best bet lately, and many whiskerfish anglers reported an excellent bite. Largemouth anglers used finesse baits like drop shot, and curly tail grubs in any area with slower moving water. That bite remains fair. Carp have been active, and carp dough bait has been the best way to entice them to bite.

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