Catfish Are Jumping at Laguna Niguel Lake

Resident Austin Aguas,14, caught the biggest fish of the week, a catfish weighing more than 9 pounds.

Who care about the dog days of summer, the fish are the big news this week in Laguna Niguel and a local caught a doozey.

Austin Aguas, 14, of Laguna Niguel, caught a 9-1/2-pounds catfish fly lining a night crawler at the inlet by the flats.

Here is the Laguna Niguel Lake Fish Report for the week ending: Aug. 12

Limits on crappie are being caught within an hour using night crawlers, meal worms and Lip Ripperz Fruit Cocktail 1/32 ounce jigs.

Hot spots are the boat docks and various locations surrounding the aerators and Bass Island.

Large Mouth Bass are being caught by the dozens using a 5-1/2: curly tail Roboworm: Texas Rig, Aaron’s Magic and Purple Punisher, have been the colors this week.

Fly lining a night crawler has also been reeling in Bass in the 1 to 3-pound range.

Schools of bass in the 6 to 8-pound range have been spotted near the algae blooms surrounding zone 1, zone 2 and the dock areas.

Bluegill are easily caught using half a night crawler and a tiny split shot.

Catfish have been biting on a fly lined night crawler near 3 pipes, the inlet and the flats.

Chumming mackerel and chicken livers is also producing catfish 6 to 10 pounds on the average.


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