I went out and tried Kern River, fished there with worms and got nothing. It was pretty nice though, just to get out of town. (but the cars racing by kind of sucked) I also made a trip out to the aqueduct. (off 119 on the way to Taft) I went out there twice. I tried a bunch of lures with no luck at all. I read that some lures were good there, fake shad looking fish, rat-l-traps, etc. Some guys out there gave me some anchovie. I tried that and got a few bites. Holy smokes did my hands STINK after that... still stink
I went out again last night, about 5:00 until 8:30. I used anchovie and chicken liver. I did catch a small stripped bass on CL. He was about 10 inches or so. (still nice to catch something, sorry no pics) I am fishing the East side of the road. (driving on 119 towards Taft, I pull into the first lot on the right- before the aqueduct) There is a bend to the North, some people say to fish the turns. Do I want to be on the inside or outside of the turn? I don't see any gates around, is anyone familiar with this area? Any good, bad or better places to fish? Should I cross the duct and try the South side? (farther away from the turn) There are some BIG fish jumping out there. Don't look like strippers, not shiney but dull color. Any thoughts on what these are and what they are doing? There are only small insects out there, they can't be jumping for those. These are way too big for these tiny gnats. (there are smaller ones jumping too) Also, chicken liver is a pain. How exactly is the "best" way to bait a hook with this stuff? (please be specific) Also, what is the best way to set up for catfish? How many hooks does CA let you use? I think I read it was 3 but not sure if they are talking about treble hooks or singles? I saw some guys out there with some long set-ups, looked like they have several hooks on the line. I picked up a catfish rig from walmart but that only allows for one hook. Thoughts? Trying to give the yotes some time off... looking to fish some instead. Any help would be great. If any of you Kern County guys want to go out, PM me. I am free most evenings/nights, also some mornings.