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SOCAL FISH REPORT -- ONS-matthews -- 13oct10

Compiled by Bo Matthews and Jim Matthews - Outdoor News Service

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1. Diamond Valley Lake’s topwater action for both stripers and largemouth bass has just been spectacular for about the past month. It is simply the No. 1 bite in the region with the fish showing on swimbaits, jerkbaits, and surface hard baits. The stripers are mostly five to eight pounds, with the possibility of a bigger fish each cast. The largemouth are mostly in the three to four-pound range. They are both busting shad, so size of the bait needs to match the shad. For an update on this action, call the the marina at 951-926-7201 or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410.
2. Corona Lake’s trout bite broke wide open right after last week’s first plant of the season. With more fish added this week, this is likely to remain the region’s top trout fishing for the time being. (Although Hesperia Lake also is getting trout this week.) The fish have been stacked up at the dam and along the far shore, so the bite has been best for float tube and boat anglers. For an update on the Corona action, call the tackle shop at
3. Irvine Lake has been cranking out some of the region’s biggest blue cats for the past two weeks, and the fall bite is always the best for the big cats. There were at least six cats over 12 pounds reported and the big fish was a 20-pounder. The top best has been to fish big hunks of bonito along the west shoreline, Santiago Flats or in Boat Dock Cove in 20 to 25 feet of water. For an update on this bite, check with the tackle shop at 714-649-9111.

TROUT: Trout plants are kicking off throughout the region this week and coming weeks. Corona Lake, which has been excellent, and Santa Ana River Lakes, which has been fair, both were planted last week with rainbows and get plants again this week. Hesperia Lake and Lake Jennings are both getting their first first plants this week, and Cachuma Lake gets its second plant. Silverwood was slated to get its first plant of fall this week. Big Bear Lake was tough until this week and the bite has taken off again, with the bonus trophy fish planted for the recent derby are finally showing and DFG planted this week. Lake Hemet is also pretty good. Other local places are slowing. Green Valley Lake, Lake Gregory, has both slowed with no recent plants. In the Sierra, the fall fishing is generally good across the region on holdover and wild fish. Top bets included Bridgeport Reservoir, Silver Lake, South Lake, Lake Sabrina, most of the Bishop Creek drainage streams, Virgina Lakes, and West Walker River. For fly guys, the East Walker River is good to excellent, Crowley is hot, and Bridgeport Reservoir is cranking out some quality fish. Big browns are possible all three places.
BLACK BASS: The fall topwater bite has been generally good across the region with the fish up boiling on baitfish. Top places for topwater include Diamond Valley Lake, Casitas, Castaic, Piru, Pyramid, Skinner, El Capitan, Perris, Silverwood, and Puddingstone. The smallmouth action on the Colorado River has been very good in the lower river stretches and Topoc Gorge, but slowish in Lake Havasu with only a few fish showing over submerged weed beds.
STRIPED BASS: Great surface action throughout the region, with very good action at Diamond Valley Lake, Castaic, and Pyramid. The Skinner and Silverwood topwater bites are a notch behind the others, but there’s still a pretty decent bait bite. On the Colorado River, Willow Beach and Havasu are top bets. Willow for size and Havasu for topwater action on smaller fish. San Antonio Lake slowed way down this past weekend, but it should kick back into gear for six to 10-pound fish and some bigger.
PANFISH: Redear and bluegill bites have come back on strong with the warmer weather this past week. Perris, Diamond Valley, Casitas, Lower Otay, and Puddingstone are some of the top picks. Crappie are off most places, but Isabella was seeing some signs of improvement and Cachuma also improved. Lake Perris also produced some decent crappie catches.
CATFISH: Still generally fair to good action just about everywhere. Hesperia Lake continued to crank out a few bigger fish and have very good action for pan-sized fish, while Irvine Lake again punched out some big blues this past week. Santa Ana River Lake and Corona Lake are both still pretty decent. Other top bets include Diamond Valley and Henshaw. Silverwood, Skinner, and Casitas are also good with a lot of cats to eight pounds, but Elsinore stayed tough. Isabella has been fair to good for cats from 1-8 to three pounds. The channel and flathead action is still good along the whole lower Colorado River, especially in the backwaters and irrigation ditches.

SILVERWOOD: The catfish action remains good and quite a few quality fish into the 10-pound class are being landed, mostly on chicken liver, shrimp, and anchovies. Samuel Navor, San Bernardino, had a pair of cats and his best fish was a 10-pounder. Jillian Pepper, visiting from Atlanta, landed a 10-pound cat on chicken liver from Quiet Cove. Marlin Fiore, Rancho Cucamonga, caught cats at seven and four pounds on chicken liver, while James McCarty, Big Bear, landed a four-pounder, also on chicken liver. The striper action remains fair with some flurries of good activity mostly at the dam, Chemise, and on main lake points. Some topwater and swimbait action, but most are showing on anchovies. Rodrick Yadding, Yakima, Wash., landed an eight-pound striper on anchovies in Chemise. The largemouth bass bite is improving but still only fair with the best action on the outside edges of the weed lines on small plastics early and late in the day with a few on swimbaits on the points. Also some topwater action. A few trout are starting and the first DFG plant of the season is slated for this week. Bluegill are fair all along the marina rip-rap on small plastics, wax worms, red worms, or crickets. The park is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Information: marina 760-389-2299, state park 760-389-2281, Silverwood Country store 760-389-2423.
BIG BEAR LAKE: More and more of the trout planted for the Fall Classic are finally starting to show, and with good water oxygen and temperature conditions the fish are showing for both shore anglers and trollers all around the lake.
DFG trout plants this week and two week ago. Fishing activity winding down with light fishing pressure but generally pretty good action. Smallmouth and largemouth are fair to good in the bays and along the rocky jetties on small jigs and spinners. Few reports on catfish or panfish. Fishing information: Big Bear Marina 909-866-3218, Big Bear Sporting Goods 909-866-3222.
GREGORY LAKE: Slow to fair trout action with no DFG plants in over a month, but there have been a few limits of pan-sized rainbows over the past week. Quite a few small crappie continue to be caught, along with a few bluegill and the odd bass. The boat house is open until Oct. 17. Information: 909-338-2233.
GREEN VALLEY LAKE: The lake water level is being lowered for maintenance, but the lake will remain open for fishing while this occurs so long as conditions permit. Slow to fair action with a few fish to six pounds reported in the past week. No plants for over a month. Recorded information: 909-867-2009.
ARROWBEAR LAKE: No recent DFG plants.
JENKS LAKE REGION: Last DFG trout plant over a month ago, and the bite is slowing for the rainbows. A few still showing on Power Bait, small jigs, and trout plastics, with the float tube anglers having the best luck. Both the Santa Ana River in the Seven Oaks area and the South Fork were planted by the DFG two weeks ago, and the bite is fair. Also quite a few wild brown trout being caught. Information: Mill Creek Ranger Station at 909-382-2881.

HESPERIA LAKE: First trout plants of the season are going in here this week, and the catfish action has remained very good and the catfish plants will continue for at least two more weeks. Top catfish reported this past week was a 20-pounder landed by Raul Rodriguez, Highland, on the M&M (marshmallow-meal worm) combo. Ernie Carnegie, Apple Valley, caught a 16-pound cat on shrimp, while Josh Powell, Phelan, landed a 12 1/2-pounder on mackerel. David Scott, Los Angeles, had cats at 12 and 6 1/2 pounds, and Raymond Alvera, Moreno Valley, landed a 10-pounder. Best action has been on cut baits, Sonny’s dip bait, and nightcrawlers. A few sturgeon and wipers also continue to be caught, but both are mostly slow. James Russell, Victorville, landed a 15-pound sturgeon on Power Bait. Lake hours are 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the night session from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost is $15 per angler. There are $2 off coupons available at Bass Pro Shops. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.
JESS RANCH: Trout action continues to improve with the cooler evenings and the plants are ramping up each week with more and bigger fish being planted. Both lakes have been very good on Power Bait in salmon, peach, garlic, and rainbow, but trout jigs and small lures are also working. The catfish action is still fair on shrimp, mackerel, and nightcrawlers with fish to four pounds reported. The bass are also pretty goo on spinnerbaits and Senkos with fish to three pounds. Bluegill action remains fair on meal worms and small jigs. Prize Day is set for Oct. 30 with the biggest fish winning tackle, passes, and more. The lake is open Friday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it is stocked with trout each week on Friday from its own hatchery. Lake information: 760-240-1107 or Jess Ranch Lakes-The Official Site.
MOJAVE NARROWS: Slowish catfish bite on two to three pounders. Few other reports. Trout plants will begin November 11 and continue weekly through the end of March, 2011. The final San Bernardino County Park trout derby of the season will be here March 12, 2011. Entry fee is $15 (plus the daily $10 parking/entrance fee per vehicle). There will also be a junior fishing workshop Mach 19. Horseshoe Lake is still temporarily closed due to flood damage. Pelican Lake is remains open. For lake information: 760-245-2226.


CUCAMONGA-GUASTI: Catfish action has been slow with the marshmallow and mealworm combo working best. Trout plants will begin November 11 and continue weekly through the end of March, 2011. The second San Bernardino County Park trout derby of the season will be here December 11. Entry fee is $15 (plus the daily $10 parking/entrance fee per vehicle). There will be a junior fishing workshop March 5. Information: 909-481-4205.
PRADO: Trout plants will begin November 11 and continue weekly through the end of March, 2011. The fourth San Bernardino County Park trout derby of the season will be here Feb. 5, 2011. Entry fee is $15 (plus the daily $10 parking/entrance fee per vehicle). Slow catfish action with only a few anglers having success. Nightcrawlers, shrimp, or mackerel have been working best for catfish in a slow bite. There is also a slow to fair bite on bluegill with wax worms, meal worms, or nightcrawler pieces. Catfish baits are also now being sold at the park, and small boats (non-inflatable) under 16 feet with electric motors are now allowed. Information: 909-597-4260.
YUCAIPA: Catfish bite is slow on one to three-pound fish. There is a decent carp bite for those targeting them as well. Other species are slow. Trout plants will begin November 11 and continue weekly through the end of March, 2011. The third San Bernardino County Park trout derby of the season will be here Jan. 8, 2011. Entry fee is $15 (plus the daily $10 parking/entrance fee per vehicle). There will also be junior fishing workshops on Feb. 12 and Feb. 26. Lake information: 909-790-3127.
GLEN HELEN: The catfish bite has been slow on nightcrawlers, shrimp, and mackerel. Most of the cats are from 1 1/2 to two pounds. There is also pretty good action for bluegill and largemouth. Trout plants will begin November 11 and continue weekly through the end of March, 2011. The first San Bernardino County Park trout derby of the season will be here Nov. 20. Entry fee is $15 (plus the daily $10 parking/entrance fee per vehicle). There will also be a junior fishing workshop here Jan. 15. Information: 909-887-7540.
MOUNT BALDY TROUT POOLS: The heavily stocked pools are open every Saturday and Sunday. No fishing license is needed. Information: 909-982-4246.
SECCOMBE LAKE: Fair to good action on small bluegill, and the occasional largemouth is also being caught. Information: 909-384-5233.

DIAMOND VALLEY: The unbelievable topwater action on both stripers and largemouth doesn’t show any signs of slowing down with both species boiling on schools of shad all over the lake. The largemouth are mostly up into the five-pound class, while the stripers are averaging five to eight pounds with quite a few bigger. Top fish reported at the marina this week was a 12-pound striper landed by Matt Roberts, Redlands, caught on a Zara Spook. Mike Andrews, Pomona, had an 8.8-pounder on a swimbait, while Manuel Ballard, Fontana, landed an 8 1/2. Slow trout action but the first plant of the season is coming soon and the date will be posted on the marina website as soon as it’s available. Catfish action is good on anchovies, mackerel, or chicken liver. George Woods, Oceanside, landed cats at 13.9, 10.2, and 10 pounds on chicken liver off the east dam. Bluegill bite is still strong along with east dam on worms, crickets, and small jigs. Scott Holley, Torrance, landed a 1.77-pound bluegill at the east dam on a Power Worm. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. For general lake, launch, and fishing information, call 800-590-LAKE, the marina at 951-926-7201 or Diamond Valley Marina | Diamond Valley Lake, or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or
PERRIS: There has been a continued good bass and redear/bluegill bite this past week, and quite a few crappie started showing up in the catch. The bass have been best in a morning bite off the dam, the tire reef and around the island on plastics, with some topwater. Andrew Matthew and Andre Jr., both Mreno Valley, had three bass to 4.2 pounds fishing the dam with plastics. The bluegill and redear have been best at the tire reef, the island, and especially in the marina docks on small baits and jigs tipped with baits. Frank Taylor, Moreno Valley, landed 19 bluegill and redear to 1.1 pounds fishing crickets and wax worms off the marina docks. The crappie are also in the marina area and showing on small jigs. Lorenzo Martinez, Moreno Valley, had 17 crappie to 1-8 on red and white jigs off the marina docks. Other species are slow, but the first DFG trout plant of the season was scheduled for this week. The park is open seven days a week, and hours are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.
SKINNER: The striper action has continued to improve this past week with fair action and some flurries of good surface fishing. The boils have been morning and evening with the dam and inlet along with the east end channel the top spots. When the fish aren’t on top, there still has been decent action on anchovies, sardine, or shad (if you can get them). Most of the stripers are one to three pounds. Howie Plains, Oxnard, had nine stripers to five pounds at the inlet on anchovies. The catfish bite remains pretty fair on warm days and evenings with the fish moving into deeper water. Anjanine Arita, Temecula, had a 6.1-pound cat on a nightcrawler in the Ramp No. 2 area. The largemouth bass also remain fair with some fish on topwater early in the morning along structure. The bluegill bite is fair, and Ty Smith, Oakland, landed six bluegill to 1-12 on worms along the south shore. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.
ELSINORE: Still light fishing pressure and overall slowish action. There is still a fair bite on bluegill with worms, crickets, wax worms or meal worms two to four feet under a bobber on the outside edges of weeds. But very slow catfish and wiper action. Even the carp are now showing for anglers or bowfishermen. Boat rentals are available through the William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental out of Elsinore West Marina. For more information, contact William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to Lake Elsinore Boat Rental, Lake Elsinore Bait and Tackle Shop – William’s Bait, Tackle and Boat Rental.
CORONA LAKE: The trout action broke wide open not long after the first plant last Thursday. These were mostly fish from one to two pounds with the best trout action right near the dam where the fish were planted. They have since started to move around the lake with the rainbows concentrating along the far shoreline from the dam up to the inlet, making them mostly accessible to boat and float tube anglers. Five-fish limits were common this past week on dough baits with garlic scent, orange Power Worms, silver Kastmasters, and small, Lip RipperZ trout jigs. Mike and Mo Shomali, both Irvine, and Ali Akhyari, Burbank, teamed up to land 24 rainbows that weighed a total of 40 pounds fising garlic-scented dough bait at the dam. Their biggest rainbow was a three-pounder. Alex Soliz, Corona, topped off his nine-pound limit with a 2-8 rainbow, while Randy Thomas, Hemet, had five that weighed 7 1/2 pounds. Richie Torres, Lake Elsinore, landed five for an 8 1/2-pound total. The catfish bite has also remains fair to good. A 13 3/4-pounder was landed by Jason Watkins, Compton, to top off a four-fish 18 1/2-pound stringer, Top carp was a 30-pounder caught by Billy Yang, Anaheim, on a nightcrawlers. And there were two quality largemouths caught and released this past week. Ron Hoyle, Elsinore, landed a 10-pounder fishing shrimp from a boat, while Randy Muirhead, San Bernardino, landed a 12-pounder on a topwater bait near the dam. Trout plants are weekly from now through the winter. There is 24-hour fishing every Friday and Saturday night through October. For Corona Lake fishing information, call 951-277-4489 or log on at, Santa Ana River Lakes - Corona Lake - Anaheim Lake.
EVANS LAKE: A few largemouth bass showing on small plastics and tiny jerk baits along the rocky shorelines early and late in the day with some fish to two pounds. Also a pretty decent bite on small bluegill and warmouth. No carp reports.
RANCHO JURUPA: Light fishing pressure and slowish overall fishing. Only a few cats being caught and the odd bluegill or carp. There is now a bait and tackle shop at the lake. Information: 951-684-7032.
FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: No report. Information: 909-795-0171.
ANGLER’S LAKE: The lake is currently closed.
REFLECTION LAKE: Catfish remain good on cut baits, and plants are every two weeks with 500 pounds planted each time. Last plant Oct. 7. There are monthly derbies. A few bass are showing. Bluegill fair. Information: 951-654-7906 or
JEAN'S CHANNEL CATS: The lake is closed and will remain closed through October for maintenance. Trout plants will begin November 1, or possibly even sooner if the weather cools down. Once the lake reopens it will be open only on weekends Friday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on all Monday holidays. Information: 951-679-6562 or 951-259-2021.

LAKE HEMET: Light fishing pressure but there has been a fair to good trout bite with a few limits reported but most anglers seem to be getting two or three fish. Dalls Peick and Ashley Alverson, Lake Elsinore, landed six trout trolling. Fernando Torres, Indio, had three trout, two bass, and three bluegill on salmon eggs and worms in Bass Cove. Madison Loper, 7, Riverside, was fishing at the dam with Power Bait and Roostertails and had four trout to two pounds. There was a DFG plant last week. The bluegill bite has also been pretty good. Lake open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Information: Lake Hemet Market 951-659-2350, campground 951-659-2680.
LAKE FULMORE: No DFG trout plants in over a month. Slow trout action, but a few small bass and bluegill are being caught. Information: 951-659-2117.

SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES: The first trout plant of the season went in Thursday last week, but the action has just been fair on the rainbows with the best action at the lake inlets and outlets where the water is moving. Top baits have been the marshmallow-meal worm combo or the marshmallow-nightcrawler duo. Most of the trout are running about a pound to 1 1/2 pounds and a few limits have been scratched out by patient anglers. The catfish action has remained good with last week’s rain runoff stimulating this bite. Top baits have been shrimp and the marshmallow-meal worm combo. Most are from 1 1/2 to three pounds, but some quality fish continue to be caught each week. Top fish this week was an 11 1/2-pounder landed by Gilbert Ahumada, Bellflower, fishing with shrimp from a boat in deep water. Trout will now be planted every week and the first plants of trophy fish over 10 pounds will be Nov. 3 and Nov. 10. There is 24-hour fishing every Friday and Saturday night through October. Private boats are no longer allowed at Santa Ana River Lakes due to fears of invasive quagga mussels being introduced into the water system. Information: 714-632-7830 or log on at, Santa Ana River Lakes - Corona Lake - Anaheim Lake.
ANAHEIM LAKE: Closed. Anaheim Lake only opens when Santa Ana River Lakes is closed for cleaning and maintenance. Information: (714) 996-3508 or, Santa Ana River Lakes - Corona Lake - Anaheim Lake.
IRVINE LAKE: The catfish bite has been fair to good on two to six-pounders and the fall action on quality blues seems to be ramping up. Top fish this past week was a 20-pounder caught and released by Tony Muniz, Mission Viejo, while Elaine Dickerhoof, Artesia, landed and then released a 17-pounder. Ted Gervais, Vista, had a 14-6, and Marty Saucedo, Costa Mesa, landed a 13-12. Bob Blair Tustin, had a 12-12 channel, and a 12-4 channel was caught by Terry Lairson, Huntington Beach. Top spots continue to be along the west shore, Santiago Flats, and Boat Dock Cove in 20 to 25 feet of water. Best baits have been bonito, shrimp, and mackerel. The bass bite slowed some this past week, but there still a pretty fair bite on two to three poundes on plastics and jigs at Rocky Point and the Red Clay Cliffs. The bluegill, crappie, and wiper bites have slowed way down, but a 3-1 wiper was caught by Aaron Titleman, Orange, while soaking mackerel for cats. The lake is closed on Tuesdays. Trout season is set to kick off Nov. 5. Lake information: 714-649-9111 or Irvine Lake - Fishing and Camping in Orange County, Southern California.
LAGUNA NIGUEL LAKE: No report. The lake is open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Information: 949-362-3885 or Laguna Niguel Lake.

CACHUMA: This past week, 21 anglers checked at the launch ramp had landed 60 bass, 23 trout, 10 crappie, and four catfish. The first trout plant of the season went in Oct. 1 with a 4,000-pound plant from Calvaras Trout Farm, and the second plant is set for Thursday this week. While the bite on the rainbows is fair, the fish are still acclimating and distributing around the lake. The bass bite has been pretty good with both smallmouth and largemouth mixed in the catch. Most of the fish are showing from 25 to 45 feet on plastics, jigs, and spoons, but there has also been some topwater action on fish chasing shad. Kelly Ripa, Ojai, caught and released 20 bass on spoons. Catfish are fair with most of the action still in the backs of the coves and on Stork Flats on cut baits and dough baits. The crappie are fair in the narrows on small jigs with some over a pound, but most are 3/4-pounders. No reports of bluegill or redear. Carp are still fair to good for anglers targeting them. Bowfishing for carp becomes legal Oct. 28. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at Santa Barbara County Parks Department Home. The marina is open again with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.
CASITAS: Good bass action with a nice topwater bite early in the morning as the fish come up to chase shad, and then a good nightcrawler and plastic worm bite the rest of the day. Top bass this week was a 10-pounder caught by Eric Mason, Oakview, on a plastic worm. Kelly Teeters, Oakview, landed an eight-pounder on a nightcrawler, while Chuck Fairbanks, Santa Paula, was also fishing nightcrawlers and had bass at six and eight pounds, and three catfish to eight pounds. The cats are fairly shallow and biting pretty good on cut baits and nightcrawlers. Ricardo Yosto, Ojai, had a 15-pounder, while Art Alonzo, Santa Paula, landed an 11-pound cat. Both were caught on nightcrawler. Bobby Blocker, Ventura, had an eight-pounder on mackerel. Bluegill are still pretty fair in the coves, but fewer redear this week. Trout slow with no plants likely until November. Private boats will be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. The lake is open every day, including all holidays from dusk to dawn. Information: 805-649-2043.
CASTAIC: The fish dieoff has continued this week on shad and small largemouth bass and dead fish are scattered along the shorelines and west ramp areas. With so much dead and dying bait in the water, the largemouth and stripers have been tougher to target this week, but the best action for both species has been on boiling fish. The largemouth are fair throughout the day on plastics and reaction baits. Few reports on panfish or catfish this past week, but both had been fair. The lagoon has had a very good bite on boiling fish during the morning this week, and shad-type baits are best. Information: 661-775-6232 or Castaic Lake | Home.
PIRU: The water level has been falling the last two weeks and the action has been pretty good for bluegill and redear on small worms, wax worms, crickets, or jigs tipped with those baits. The fish are in 12 feet of water or less. The largemouth bite has also been pretty decent with fish up chasing shad. Jerkbaits, spinnerbaits, and nightcrawlers have been the best bet. Top bass weighed this past week was a 6-8 on Sunday. Slow to fair catfish action. Information: bait shop at 805-521-1500, x208 or Lake Piru Recreation Area.
PYRAMID: There continues to be a good topwater bite on the stripers with most of the fish still up on the surface busting schools of shad. Most are running two to six pounds. After the surface action, there is still a deep water bite near the dam, in the main channel and off the island. Largemouth and smallmouth bass action is fair to good on one to three-pound fish on nightcrawlers and plastics and some topwater in most coves and points. Few reports on bluegill and crappie. Catfish fair to good on fish to 10 pounds or better in the evenings on cut baits. Trout spotty, but some showing for deep trollers. DFG plants are expected to begin soon as the water cools. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155, concession at 661-257-2790, or Forest Service at 661-296-9710.
QUAIL LAKE: No reports.
PUDDINGSTONE: Few reports, but there is a fair bass bite with most anglers tossing nightcrawlers and plastics. Bluegill action is still fair on crickets, wax worms and meal worms. Most are hand-sized and smaller but some bigger fish also showing. Carp are getting little pressure. Catfish slow but a few to three pounds landed this past week. No DFG catfish plants since June. Information: East Shore RV Park: 909-599-8355 (ask for the market).
SANTA FE DAM: No recent DFG plants. Slow to fair bass and bluegill action. Information: 626-334-1065.
ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFG plants.
BALBOA PARK LAKE: No recent DFG plants.
CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFG plants.
ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFG plants.
EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFG plants.
ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFG plants.
HANSEN DAM LAKE: No recent DFG plants. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.
HOLLENBECK LAKE: No recent DFG plants. Information: 213-261-0113.
JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFG plants.
LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFG plants.
LEGG LAKES: No recent DFG plants.
LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFG plants.
MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFG plants.
PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No recent DFG plants. Information: 818-448-7317.

BARRETT: Closed for the season. It will reopen in May, 2011. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or City Lakes and Recreation Program | Water.
HODGES: There were 53 anglers checked and they reported catching just 15 bass, eight channel cats, four crappie, and three bluegill. Michael Smith, Anaheim, landed a 28.45-pound catfish on mackerel off the north shore, while James Childress and Roland Lavergne, both Los Angeles, caught seven channels that weighed 56 pounds, including a 14-pounder. They were fishing mackerel at the power lines. The lake is open to fishing Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday with rental boats only available on the weekend. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or City Lakes and Recreation Program | Water. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-3274 or
EL CAPITAN: There were 97 anglers who landed 247 bass, five bluegill and three channel catfish. The lake is open Thursday through Saturday and on Monday for fishing. Rental boats are available Saturday and Sunday only. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or City Lakes and Recreation Program | Water. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-3274 or
LOWER OTAY: There were 181 anglers checked and they reported catching 244 bass to 3.52 pounds, 180 bluegill to a pound, and nine channel cats to 6.56 pounds. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule. The lake only has boat rentals on Saturday and Sunday. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or City Lakes and Recreation Program | Water. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-3274 or
UPPER OTAY: There were 18 anglers who caught 26 bass to 2.31 pounds and three bluegill to .7 pounds. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is open. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or City Lakes and Recreation Program | Water. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-3274 or
MURRAY: No report. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or City Lakes and Recreation Program | Water. The lake is no longer renting boats of any kind.
MIRAMAR: There were 30 anglers who reported landed 15 bass and four bluegill this past week. The lake is open for fishing seven days a week. The lake is no longer renting boats of any kind, and the launch ramp is closed due to low water levels. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or City Lakes and Recreation Program | Water.
SUTHERLAND: The lake is now closed and will reopen in March of next year. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or City Lakes and Recreation Program | Water. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-3274 or
WOHLFORD: The catfish bite is just fair along the east buoy line and in Oakvale Cove on cut mackerel and chicken liver. Fair largemouth action early in the morning and evening on submerged rock piles, mostly on light-colored plastics. Sam Bush, Carlsbad, landed and released an 11-pound largemouth on a plastic worm off the south shore rockpile. Slow other species. The lake now closed weekdays and will only be open on Saturdays and Sundays through December 6. Seniors can rent boats for $20 every Tuesday (whenever the lake is open on Tuesdays). Active military will get the same $20 motor boat rentals on the first and third Saturday of every month. Quagga mussel fears still have a private boating ban. Information: 760-839-4346 or
DOANE POND: No recent DFG trout plants.
DIXON LAKE: Trout season will kick off Nov. 3 with a 1,500-pound plant. Catfish action has been mostly slow with the last plant Aug. 18. Still a few fish showing on shrimp, chicken liver or cut mackerel. Bass are fair, mostly in 15 to 20 feet of water in Boat Dock and Trout coves. Also some surface action early in the day as the fish bust shad. Small bluegill good off the fishing piers in weedy areas on nightcrawlers and meal worms. Lake hours are from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the boat dock closing at 6 p.m. Lake information: 760-839-4345 or
POWAY: The catfish bite has been fair with quite a few pan-sized fish landed on cut baits, still in relatively shallow water (less than 15 feet). The largemouth bass are slow most of the day, but there is a good topwater bite early in the morning when the shad are on the surface and the bass are busting them. Also a few bluegill and redear in Hidden Bay. Lake information: 858-668-4770, tackle shop 858-486-1234.
JENNINGS: Trout season has been kicked up a week due to cool water temperatures with a 2,000-pound plant set for this week. The plants will skip next week, but then become weekly with 1,000 pounds each week after that. The catfish bite has been fair to good in Hermit Cove at the concrete steps and along the buoy line. Gary Adams, El Cajon, had a 12-12 cat on chicken liver to top off his limit. The bass action has been fair with some good flurries of action early on topwater or jerk baits near the shorelines as the fish chase shad. Jackie Hale, Lakeside, landed bass at 4-4 and 3-12 in Eagle Cove on mudsuckers. There continues to be a fair bite on bluegill with Robert Throckmorton, La Mesa, landed a 1-4 on a crawdad at Siesta Point. The lake will now be open 6:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only. Information: 619-390-1300 or Lake Jennings - Helix Water District Drinking Water Reservoir.
MORENA: No report. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or *Lake Morena, Fishing,Camping, picnics, hiking, Real Estate, Insurance, Lake Morena, Campo.
CUYAMACA: Fair to good trout action but only a few limits reported. DFG plant last week, Jess Ranch plant next week. Nightcrawlers and Power Bait are working best and the top spot has been the T-dock. There is also a decent crappie bite with a lot of small fish reported. Few bass and catfish reports. Private boats are allowed on the lake, but the boats must be sprayed for quagga mussels by a high-pressure heated wash prior to entering the lake. The cost is $10 for the spraying and it lasts for multiple trips to Cuyamaca as long as the boat is not used in another reservoir. The decontamination wash down station is for all craft and items used in the water, including boats, motors, kayak, canoes, float tubes and waders. Information: 760-765-0515 or Lake Cuyamaca Home Page.
HENSHAW: Catfish continue fair to good with a few limits reported. Tony White Eagle, Santa Ysabel, landed a seven-pounder on shrimp, while Vern and J.D. Schweitzer, both Santa Ysabel, caught 10 cats to four pounds. Best action has been off the fish-n-float or the north end of the lake where the stream runs in. There is also a fair carp bite. All private boats must be checked and washed down for zebra and quagga mussels. Henshaw is open to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, dusk the rest of the week. Information: 760-782-3501.

FLOW INFORMATION: Reservoir elevation levels and flow releases for the entire lower Colorado River are available at this web site with information updated hourly: Bureau of Reclamation: Lower Colorado Region - Lower Colorado River Operations Schedule.
LAKE MEAD: Little change with slow to fair striper action under schools of shad in 40 to 50 feet of water in the main channel and mouths of most of the coves on cut anchovies, sardines, shad-like lures. Most fish under four pounds. Increasing reports of topwater fish early and late in the day. The largemouth bass are slow to fair in eight to 25 feet of water on plastics, and the smallmouth have also been fair. Also some topwater early and late. Generally good catfish action in the coves on cut baits, and the panfish bite is fair with some good action near weeds most morning.
WILLOW BEACH: The striped bass bite continues to perk along with some bigger fish. A 23-pounder was landed by Gio Cappelli, New York, at marker 52, while Dustin Rodman, Kingman, had stripers at 10 and seven pounds off the fishing pier. Both anglers were using A.C. Plugs. The trout bite has continued good on salmon eggs, Power Bait, worms and Super Dupers after the weekly plants. Lots of limits reported. Information: Willow Beach Resort at 928-767-4747.
LAKE MOHAVE: Still mostly tough fishing. The bass bite has been fair on plastics with some reaction bait and topwater fish. Slow-trolling or drifting with anchovies in 30 to 50 feet of water has been producing some stripers out of Katherine’s Landing off the island and some flurries of surface action are being reported. Fair catfish action on cut baits in most coves. Information: Cottonwood Cove at 702-297-1464, Katherine’s Landing at 928-754-3245.
LAUGHLIN-BULLHEAD AREA: Pretty good striped bass bite action on plugs and anchovies in the Rio Lomos area with most of the fish running two to three pounds, but some to six. The trout plant Tuesday turned on the rainbow trout action at the casinos and Laughlin bridge with the fish quickly spreading down river. Lots of limits this week. Smallmouth are fair along rip-rap on small cranks, and a few catfish are showing from the deeper pools. Information: Riviera Marina at 928-763-8550.
NEEDLES AREA: There is fair smallmouth action in the main river from Needles south to the I-40 bridge and on down into Topoc Gorge, mostly on small cranks, plastics, and nightcrawlers. Fair to good striper action on anchovies in the main river from the upper end of Topoc Gorge to Needles. The bite has improved slowly over the past month with quite a few two to four-pound fish showing now. Catfish fair on cut baits, and a few rainbow trout continue to show but most are nice quality fish up to four pounds. Information: Needles Marina at 760-326-2197.
TOPOCK AREA: Overall fair to good action, especially in the gorge. Best action on stripers is down near the mouth of the gorge and Havasu with fish running from dinks to three pounds on anchovies and some topwater. Bluegill remain fair to good in gorge backwaters. Catfish have been good in both the main river and in Topoc Marsh. There continues to be a good bite on smallmouth bass throughout Topoc Gorge with the best action on nightcrawlers, plastic worms, and small crankbaits. Also quite a few largemouth in this bite. Early and late in the day has been best for everything. Jack and Phyllis Schwab, Surprise, Ariz., had four one-pound stripers, six smallmouth bass they released, and two catfish from two to four pounds. Topock Marsh can be accessed by boat at North Dike, Catfish Paradise, and Five-Mile Landing. Information: Phil’s Western Trader at 928-768-4954 or Capt. Doyle’s Fun Fishing at 928-768-2667.
HAVASU: Little change here with continued striper boils most mornings until 11 a.m. in the main basin and upriver to Havasu Landing and the mouth of the gorge with shad-like baits the best bet, Sassy Shads and Rat-L-Trap-type lures. Most of the stripers are under four pounds, but a few to 15 pounds have been reported. The largemouth bass are fair for anglers flipping tules and cattails or tossing frog-patterns. The smallmouth are still over submerged grass beds and taking wacky-rigged plastics or split-shot worms, but the cooling water has them schooling up and the fall wolf packs are starting to form and some crankbait fish are being reported. Catfish are still decent on cut baits, but the redear action is slowing with cooling water. Information: Bass Tackle Master (formerly Angler’s Pro Shop) at 928-854-2277.
PARKER STRIP: Fair to good catfish and smallmouth bass action. The cats are showing in most of the pools on cut baits, while the smallmouth bass are along the rip rap and best on small cranks and swim baits. Bluegill and redear are good in the backwaters and quiet water in the main river. Few flathead reports.
BLYTHE: Continued fair to good flathead catfish action. Most are showing in live goldfish, bluegill, and tilapia fished in deeper holes. Lance Lonie, Blythe, landed a little 10-pound flathead. Channel cats are good in the main canals, backwaters with most running from three to four pounds. The smallmouth bass bite is good in the main river along the rip-rap and in the canals. Most are small, but the action is very good on surface baits, cranks, and small plastics. Largemouth are good in the backwaters and ditches on plastics, cranks, and surface baits. Fair bluegill action in both the main river and canals. Stripers slow. Information: B&B Bait 760-921-2248.
PALO VERDE: Excellent catfish action with a lot of quality fish over 10 pounds being landed. The big flatheads are showing in the big pools and backwaters. There was an excellent spawn because the backwaters are just filled with fry this year. Bass improving with fish to six pounds showing, mostly on topwater. Few reports on smallmouth in the main river, and still no crappie reports. Information: Walter’s Camp 760-854-3322 Thursday through Monday.
PICACHO AREA: Fair to good largemouth bass action in the backwaters and river margins with the best bite early and late in the day, and the catfish -- both flatheads and channels -- are very good with some quality flatheads being caught. Bluegill good, too.
MARTINEZ LAKE AREA: Largemouth bass action has been good with some flurries of excellent topwater action, mostly at backwater entrances. Flatheads are really good on live bluegill and goldfish. Channel cats are good on cut baits in both the main river and backwater lakes. Bluegill also showing in excellent numbers, but most are small. Information: 928-783-9589 Thursday through Monday or Account has been suspended - H-Sphere.
YUMA AREA: Largemouth bass action is good in the whole region with the fish whacking plastics, cranks, and spinnerbaits. There is also a good topwater bite early and late in the day. The catfish bite is also good with some good catches on channels on cut baits and continued decent action on quality flatheads with live goldfish and bluegill.

SALTON SEA: Good action continues on the tilapia with some fish up into the two-pound class showing on nightcrawler pieces at the state park headquarters and the Yacht Club jetty. The fish were mostly from one to 1 1/2 pounds. Information: Salton Sea State Recreation Area ranger station 760-393-3052 or visitor center at 760-393-3810 Friday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
ALAMO RIVER: No reports.
FINNEY-RAMER: No reports.
WEIST LAKE: No reports. Information: 760-352-3308.
SUNBEAM LAKE: No reports.
LAKE CAHUILLA: No reports. Information: 760-564-4712.

For up-to-date road and campground information can call the following U.S. Forest Service offices: For the Big Pine to Lone Pine region, call 760-876-6222; for the Bishop Region, call 760-873-2500; for the Mammoth Lakes region, call 760-924-5500; for the Lee Vining region, call 760-647-3044; and for the Bridgeport region call 760-932-7070. Lodging and guide information: Bishop Chamber of Commerce 760-873-8405 or Bishop Chamber of Commerce - Bishop, CA -, Mono County Tourism 760-924-1743. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: Ken's Sporting Goods - Home (Bridgeport region), The Trout Fly Mammoth Lakes, California, and Sierra Drifters Fly Fishing Guide Service, Mammoth Lakes. Flyfishing Guide Service for Trout. Fly Fish Owens River from guided driftboats in Bishop. Flyfish Crowley Lake and Bridgeport in guided flats boats named the Trout Magnet. Full service outfit.
WEST WALKER RIVER REGION: The West Walker River is excellent on bait, lures, and flies from Pickle Meadows downstream through the canyon with a lot of fish to three pounds. The water is low, so the fish are concentrated in the bigger pools. The Little Walker River very fishable and has been good. Kirman Lake is tough with the brookies in a full-on spawn mode and tight-lipped. Best action on scuds and leeches. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707.
BRIDGEPORT REGION: The trout action has been very good at the Twin Lakes. Most are pan-sized and the best action in both lakes at the inlets. The East Walker River flows are down and the bite is excellent on midge patterns and streamers with most of the fish from 15 to 22 inches. Bridgeport is still excellent with the best action in the East Walker River channel or at the dam for trollers, fly anglers, and bait anglers. Most fish are one to two pounds with some up to six pounds. Virginia Lakes remain good for fly, lure, and bait anglers. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or, Twin Lakes Resort (Lower Twin) 760-932-7751, Annett’s Mono Village (Upper Twin) 760-932-7071.
JUNE LAKE LOOP REGION: Good trout action on all four lakes, June, Gull, Silver and Grant, on the usual floating dough baits, inflated nightcrawlers, cast or trolled flies, especially at the stream mouths and outlets. The Lee Vining high country lakes have all been excellent for planted and holdover trout, especially at the inlets and dams. Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7525 or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.
MAMMOTH AREA: The Crowley Lake action for fly anglers has been good in the bays with a lot of fish to 22 inches on midges and perch imitations. Convict Lake is good for planted fish. Fair action in Twin Lakes out of Mammoth. Rock Creek drainage has been just fair with no recent plants. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517, Convict Lake Resort at 760-934-3800, Crowley Lake Fish Camp at 760-935-4301.
BISHOP AREA: South Lake and Sabrina are both pretty good with light crowds again this past week. South Lake is still best at stream inlets. There have also been a lot of holdover rainbows in the past week. North Lake slowed some, but still fair. Sabrina has been good all around the lake on a wide variety of baits and lures, with the inlets perhaps the best spots. All the forks of the Bishop Creek have been good for stream anglers, and the weir and Intake II continue to produce quite a few fish on floating baits and small lures, especially at the inlet. Lower Owens just fair to good with some very good dry fly action. Information: Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, Culver’s 760-872- 8361, Brock’s 760-872-3581.
BIG PINE TO LONE PINE AREA: Generally fair to good action after DFG plants again this week on all the small streams. Information: 760-876-4444 or go to Lone PineChamber of Commerce | the Other Side of California.

LAKE ISABELLA: There continues to be a decent crappie bite in the flooded trees off Rocky Point and in the North Fork arm on live minnows and small jigs. The bass and bluegill are also fair in the Rocky Point area. Bass best on jigs, plastics, and reaction baits, while the bluegill are good on worms and meal worms. The catfish bite remains good at Engineer’s Point and the dam area on frozen shad, clams, and Sonny’s dip bait with lots of fish from two pounds and up. Trout action is very slow. Information: Bob’s Bait 661-833-8657.
KERN RIVER: Flows are down in both the upper and lower river stretches and the trout action is good to excellent in both areas. The upper river has both fresh planters each week and a lot of holdover rainbows on salmon eggs, nightcrawlers, and flies. The lower river is best for trout in the Hobo and Sandy Flat areas, with an excellent smallmouth bass bite further downriver near Ming. Information: Kern River Fly Shop 760-376-2040 (or Fly Fishing the Kern River) or James Store 760-376-2424.
AQUEDUCT NEAR TAFT: Still mostly slow. The moss and vegetation is still a nightmare and has been keeping most anglers away. The few anglers fishing the gates or using canal walking technique (drifting baits in the main flow out of the most) are getting a few three- to six-pound stripers, mostly on blood worms. The same tactic is working for a few catfish. Cool weather should get ride of the vegetation quickly. Information: Bob’s Bait 661-833-8657.
HART PARK LAKE: DFG trout plants scheduled to start here next week. Good bite on bluegill with wax worms or crickets. Most of the bluegill are hand-sized. The bass action has been improving this week with cooler weather with some fishing showing on plastics and cranks. The carp are good on homemade dough baits or Powder Bait.
TRUXTUN LAKE: DFG trout plants scheduled to start here next week. Fair bass action and still a good bluegill bite. Bass are best on plastics, nightcrawlers, and some spinnerbait action. Carp are also fair to good on Powder Bait. Fair catfish bite on nightcrawlers and shad.
RIVER WALK PARK: DFG trout plants scheduled to start here next week. The bluegill bite is good on wax worms, meal worms, and crickets, and the carp action is good on homemade dough baits and Powder Bait. There are a few bass showing on minnows, nightcralwers, and plastics early in the day and this bite is improving.
MING LAKE: DFG trout plants scheduled to start here next week. The carp bite is good on Powder Bait and other dough baits. There has also been a good bite on bluegill, mostly on wax worms and meal worms, and the bass action is improving on plastics, spinnerbaits, and topwater.
BRITE LAKE: No reports.
BUENA VISTA LAKES: Continued good catfish action on frozen shad, dip baits, or green garlic nightcrawlers, with most of the cats running from two to five pounds and showing from the small lake. Some reported of crappie this week on minnows. Fair bite on largemouth bass this past week with a few fish on topwater and live bait. The bluegill action has been fair to good on wax worms. Carp good for those targeting them. No striper reports. Trout plants are tentatively set to begin around the first of November and the Taft Chamber of Commerce Trout Derby will be Nov. 13. Information: Bob’s Bait 661-833-8657.
WOOLLOMES LAKE: DFG trout plants scheduled to start here in two weeks. The bluegill bite is good on red worms, meal worms, or wax worms, and a few bass are showing on plastics, spinnerbait, or jerk baits early in the day. Pretty good carp action on dough baits.
SUCCESS LAKE: Pretty good bass action Senkos and plastics, and some bluegill and catfish also starting to show. Water level coming up. Information: 559-781-2078.
KAWEAH LAKE: The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good with a lot of fish on plastics and some on topwater and reaction baits. The redear and bluegill are really starting to take off in the shallows. Some catfish beginning to show. Information: 559-597-2526.


SAN ANTONIO: The striper bite slowed this past week with the fish seemingly stacked up in deep water and not feeding. This action should turn around as the weather cools, but trolling and topwater bites died. Remember, this bite had a lot of six to 12 pound fish and some stripers were over 20 pounds. Keep an eye on this bite. The best reports continue to come from the forum section on The catfish action is fair on fish to seven pounds on cut baits, and there has been a pretty fair bass bite, with the some quality smallmouth showing. Information: 805-472-2818.
NACIMIENTO: Both the smallmouth and largemouth bites have been fair. Some topwater early and late in the day and then better action in deep water after the dawn-dusk flurries on top. The white bass action is slow to fair on slow-trolled Roostertails and silver spoons. The crappie bite has slowed down with spotty action on live minnows or small jigs tipped with Crappie Nibbles. The catfish bite is improving, and anglers targeting carp are seeing excellent action. Information: 805-238-1056 or Lake Nacimiento Resort and Marina.
SANTA MARGARITA: The bass bite has been pretty good morning and evening, with some topwater action and a good bite on plastics. The bluegill and redear bite is excellent on hand-sized fish with some bigger. Catfish bites have been pretty fair with some fish over 10 pounds most on cut baits. Crappie are very slow. The marina store is open Wednesday through Sunday. Information: 805-438-1522.
LOPEZ: Fair to good bass action, and a good bluegill bite in the mornings, especially off the F Dock on meal worms and red worms. The bass have been best on swim baits and cranks with the best action at the bridge. The crappie bite has slowed, and some catfish are showing. Information: 805-489-1006.

Barring adverse weather, water or road conditions, the following lakes and streams, listed by county, will be restocked with catchable-size rainbow trout from the Department of Fish and Game hatcheries this week. For updates in Southern California and the Eastern Sierra Nevada, you can call the DFG recording at 562-594-7268, or for updates in the Western Sierra, you can call 559-243-4005, x183. For trout plants statewide, you can visit the DFG's web site at California Department of Fish & Game Fisheries Fish Planting Schedule by Regions.
RIVERSIDE: Perris Reservoir.
SAN BERNARDINO: Big Bear Lake, Silverwood Lake.
INYO: Lone Pine Creek, lower Bishop Creek.
MONO: Convict Lake, June Lake, Lake Mary, lower Virginia Lake, Saddlebag Lake, Silver Lake, Tioga Lake, upper Twin Lake near Bridgeport, upper Virginia Lake.
KERN: Kern River from Powerhouse No. 3 to Riverside Park, Kernville.
TULARE: Kern River from Brush Creek to Fairview Dam, Kern River from Fairview Dam to Falling Waters Lodge.
FRESNO: Kings River below the Pine Flat Reservoir, San Joaquin River below the Friant Dam.
MERCED: Yosemite Lake.
MARIPOSA: McSwain Reservoir.
TUOLUMNE: Moccasin Creek.

The following lakes, listed by county, will be stocked this week with one-pound catfish by private hatcheries under contract with the Department of Fish and Game.
No catfish plans this week.

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