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Guided Fishing Trips

Whether you're looking for a day of bass catching fun, trying to improve your fishing skills, or both, I will put my 20 years of experience to work for you on one of Southern California's world famous bass lakes. Call (858)254-9215 or email to book your trip today!

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Fishing 101 Instruction

Are you new to bass fishing? Or maybe just haven't grasped a certain technique? My "Fishing 101" instructional sessions can help you get the hang of anything from casting to perfecting a technique.

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Featured Testimonial

"I had an unbelievably good time on the lake with Justin. He put us right on the fish, and introduced me to techniques I've never even heard of. My confidence in bass fishing has never been higher!" - Bruce Harlik of Phoenix, AZ

Catch me at Bass Pro Shops

bass-pro-shopsYou can find me at the bass tank at Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga on most weekends that I'm not fishing or guiding. If you're at Bass Pro Shops, stop by and talk fishing with me!

Hot Bass Lakes in Southern California

It is no secret that Southern California is home to BIG largemouth bass. In fact, 19 of the top 25 bass of all-time were caught right here in Southern California. It is also home to beautiful weather year-round, making it an ideal destination for bass fishing. I've traveled across the United States fishing for bass in tournaments, and Southern California stands at the top of the list for me.

Below are several lakes which are currently producing great bass fishing. If you're looking to fish on another lake in Southern California and particularly San Diego, just let me know and we'll make arrangements.

diamond-valley-tabDiamond Valley Lake

Diamond Valley is nicknamed the "Jewel" and it lives up to that title every single day its open by producing the most consistently great bass fishing in Southern California. 5 to 7 pound bass are common here, and teen sized bass are showing themselves more and more at DVL. It is also the largest lake in Southern California, so there is plenty of fishing room, unlike many of the other local reservoirs.


perris-tabLake Perris

Lake Perris is located north of San Diego, and 65 miles south of Los Angeles and is known for producing big bass on swimbaits, jigging spoons, and carolina rigs. Its a small, featureless, clear reservoir so deep fishing is usually the best way to get bit at here.

Teen sized bass are common at Perris during the spring and on swimbaits when trout are stocked during the winter months.


el-capitan-tabEl Capitan Reservoir

El Capitan, located just east of San Diego is one of the larger resevoirs, and fishes a little bit more like what out-of-towners would be accustomed to. There is usually a good reaction bite here, and bass can be caught shallow throughout most of the year. Spinnerbaits, topwaters, and jigs are all good fish producers are El Cap. Truly giant bass aren't caught here, but plenty of fish in the 2 to 6 pound range are available throughout the entire year.

El Cap offers anglers with a lot of options, from deep rock piles and points to shallow flooded brush. This is a great lake to learn new techniques for that reason.


lower-otay-tabLower Otay Reservoir

Lower Otay is the most southern lake in California, located just a few miles from the Mexican border in San Diego's east county. Otay is lined with deep tules making it a great lake for flippin' and pitchin'. The hard bottom along much of the lake also makes it a great crankbait reservoir. The backs of the arms will typically cover in grass mats, so frog fishing can be tremendous here during the summer and fall.

Lower Otay kicks out numerous double-digit quality bass each year that can be caught on a variety of methods, both deep and shallow.

 

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