It's not too late to enjoy the summer fishing season in Laguna Niguel.
The lake located at 28241 La Paz Road, inside the is packed with bass and fishermen have been reeling them in daily, according to folks at the lake.
Large catfish are being caught; mackerel and Garlic nightcrawlers seem to be working the best. These guys are biting early in the morning, and late in the afternoon toward evening. The Bluegill population is huge, and nightcrawlers on a mosquito hook work well off the shoreline.
Here are some recent big catches:
July 31: A 4-pound catfish was reeled in using a Panther Martin spinner bait by the creek inlet.
Aug. 3: Maddie, Abby and Mike Yaney, caught a total of 37 bass fry and 40 Bluegill fly lining a nightcrawler. Jacob and Nick, 2 Laguna Niguel Lake regulars, were bobber floating a Purple Punisher Texas rig by Bass Island. Jacob reeled in six bass in the 1-3 pound range. Nick caught four more Bass in the 1-3-pound range.
Aug. 4: A group of three others caught a total of 16 bass in the 1-4 pound range, while fishing by the bridge.
Aug. 5: Madison, 9, and Marshall Karl, 11, reeled in two bass, 1-2 pounds) and six Bluegill using nightcrawlers fly-lined by the boat dock.