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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.

Catfish Are Jumping at Laguna Niguel Lake Catfish Are Jumping at Laguna Niguel Lake

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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