The California Aquaduct in Bakersfield is located west of I-5 in between Taft Hwy. 119 and McKittrick Hwy. 58.
You can access the aquaduct at numerous points where bridges cross it. You can park here and either walk or bicycle from there. The aquaduct is open year round for fishing, biking or hiking. Hunting is not allowed.
There are striped bass, catfish, carp, largemouth bass and perch in here. The limit for striped bass here is 2 and they must be a minimum of 15 inches. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.