“Castaic has been kind of a hit-and-miss deal, and it’s in that fall pattern and nothing’s for sure right now,” said local angler John Petroski. “But I took my boat out for an early-morning mission and I was on the money. I found them in my usual deep spots and had a blast, landing about 8 to 10 solid fish, all deeper than 30 feet. The hot baits for me were the C3 Ice Pick in Unicorn Tears on the drop-shot and Ice Jigs in chrome, mostly fishing ‘em in the dark.”
Local guide Rusty Brown hit Castaic last week too and found success with the plastics as well. “It was pretty good when I was out there,” Brown said. “I was doing well with Roboworms in Green Pumpkin and Aaron’s Magic on both the drop-shot and the shakey head. Quality fish, too.”
On the striper side of things, Petroski said that lineside boils are getting fewer and further between but a few fish are still hitting topwater offerings here and there — most of the fish being caught as of late are coming on the troll, both swimbaits and umbrella rigs on downriggers. However, the top reported jailbird for the week was a 10 pounder that fell for a Kastmaster offered up by Eric Platta from the San Fernando Valley.