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Southern CA Freshwater - Algae bloom doesn’t hamper bass bite at Pyramid Lake

BY BLAKE WARREN
WON Staff Writer
Published: Jul 27, 2017 

 

GORMAN — Despite an on­-going algae bloom going on a few weeks at Pyramid Lake, combined with the consistently good bite at nearby Castaic Lake, Pyramid Lake continues to produce a sneaky-good bass bite for the few anglers getting out amongst light fishing pressure. Evidence of the algae is still present at the lake, with no water contact allowed for the time being, and while the water’s certainly still mucked up and dirty, Pyramid’s bass aren’t seeming to be to phased by anything condition-related at the lake and those guys making the most of the wide-open water are having some good days.

Local guide Rusty Brown confirmed other anglers’ reports of very few bassers out on the water at the lake, along with pretty solid action throughout the day recently. Spinnerbaits in brighter colors continue to get bit well along mudlines and the edges of isolated grasslines, and the first couple hours of the day are also kicking out a few solid frog fish here and there at a fairly consistent clip.

“There’s also been a little bit of a Sweet Beaver bite going lately,” Brown added. “Guys have been doing pretty good punching and flipping the darker Beavers up in the tules and in some of that cruddy water, so that just adds another element to an already-good bite with hardly any pressure on the lake.”

The most productive locales in recent days have been Bear Track, Yellow Bar and the area around the island. Most of the past week’s catches have been of the largemouth variety with fewer smallies making appearances, and the majority of fish are running in the 2- to 3½-pound range.

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