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FISH REPORT -- ONS-matthews -- 25aug10

Compiled by Bo Matthews and Jim Matthews
Outdoor News Service

The fish report is weekly. Its accuracy depends on marina operators, tackle shops and local fishermen we contact. Anglers catching large fish should send the information to Outdoor News Service, P.O. Box 9007, San Bernardino, CA 92427, or telephone 909-887-3444, so it can be included in this report. Faxes can be sent to 909-887-8180. E-Mail messages or fishing reports can also be posted to Jim Matthews at odwriter@verizon.net.
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MATTHEWS’ PICKS OF THE WEEK
1. Diamond Valley Lake’s topwater largemouth bass and striper action is still just awesome. More reports of catches in the 15 to 40 largemouth range with the bite good until 11 a.m. Lots of two to four-pound fish on a wide range of surface baits or near-surface cranks and swimbaits resembling shad tossed toward boils. There are more stripers in this action this week, so there’s a chance of a 15-plus pounder. This is one of the best bites of the year. Go. Even during the week, rental boats are going fast. For an update on the action, call the marina at 951-926-7201 or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410.
2. The bluegill and redear action at Lake Perris has continued to get better, and the quality of the fish is improving by the week. While most of the bluegill-redear bites are very good throughout the region, Perris has consistently produced more pound-plus fish than anywhere. Full limits have not been uncommon for anglers fishing crickets, meal worms, or wax worms. Jigs tipped with one of those baits are as good or better. Top spot has been off the island, but a lot of fish are also being caught on the tire reef. For an update on the Perris bite, call the marina at 951-657-2179.
3. Silverwood hasn’t been in our top picks for a long time. Years? But the striper and catfish action has earned it a spot this week. Stripers are best on anchovies with some on swimbaits, but fish to eight-plus were reported this week at the dam and Chemise. The catfish action is excellent on cut baits in most coves and bays, but the Chemise area, the quarry, and Outhouse Cove are the top spots. For an update on this bite, you can call the marina at 760-389-2299 or the Silverwood Country store at 760-389-2423.

FRESHWATER HOT SPOTS

TROUT: Top trout bets in Sierra continue to include Bridgeport Reservoir, Lake Crowley, Silver Lake, Rush Creek, South Lake, Lake Sabrina, and most of the Bishop Creek and Rock Creek drainage streams, which are getting heavily planted each week. Virginia Lakes has also been wide open on fish to two pounds, and the West Walker is very good now. For fly guys, the East Walker River is tougher this week, but Bridgeport Reservoir and Crowley remain hot spots. At Crowley has more and more fish are working perch minnows in the backs of bays with water inflows. In Southern California, there continues to be good action at just a handful of waters. Top bets are Green Valley Lake, Big Bear Lake, and Lake Hemet with all three pretty fair and improved over the previous week. Deep-water trollers at Cachuma are still getting a few fish, but no one is trolling Diamond Valley for its big, holdover rainbows.
BLACK BASS: The largemouth bass action has improved just about everyone this past week with surface action turning on a lot of places. Diamond Valley Lake has been wide open on topwater -- as good as this kind of fishing can get. Other good bets include Casitas, Castaic, Skinner, Sutherland, Otay, Irvine, Perris, Silverwood, Pyramid 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 on the points. Further up on the Central Coast, Santa Margarita improved, and Lopez is fair to good, too. The spotted bass are pretty fair in Nacimiento.
STRIPED BASS: Striper bites are generally pretty good everywhere, with Silverwood, Pyramid, Castaic, and Skinner all decent bets. San Antonio Lake is still probably the best fishing for six to 10-pound fish with into the mid-20s each week but there were darn few reports from there this week. The Colorado River is finally seeing some good reports on boiling fish at Lake Havasu the first hour of light, and there’s always a chance for a big fish at Willow Beach. The California Aqueduct near Taft remains pretty good, too, with a lot of three to five pounders, but weed growth is a problem.
PANFISH: Henshaw and Cachuma crappie bites are both fair but hanging on with some real whoppers at Henshaw (over two pounds!). None of them are wide open though. Lake Isabella’s crappie bite finally died. Redear and bluegill bites are hot just about everywhere -- with Perris, Diamond Valley, Casitas, Lower Otay, Sutherland, and Puddingstone some of the top picks.
CATFISH: Simply good action just about everywhere. Big Bear Lake cranked out a couple of really nice catches this week, with several fish over 20 pounds. Hesperia Lake, Henshaw, Elsinore, Corona Lake, Santa Ana River Lakes, and Irvine Lake have been hot spots in Southern California with a lot of fish landed at all six. Silverwood, Elsinore, Skinner, and Diamond Valley are also good with a lot of cats to eight pounds at these four. Isabella has been fair to good for cats from 1-8 to three pounds, and the California aqueduct near Taft has also been good, too. The channel and flathead action is pretty much wide open along the whole lower Colorado River, especially in the backwaters and irrigation ditches. This is the top bet for a quality fish over 20 pounds and big stringers of channels.

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS
SILVERWOOD: The striped bass and catfish bites have both been very good this past week as we moved into the full moon, but the fishing pressure has been light because of the heat. Top spots for striper have been Chemise Bay and Twin Coves with anchovies the best bait. Erik Pronovost, Phelan, had eight stripers to 8-8, all on anchovies from Twin Coves, while Tom Sherrit, Riverside, landed 11 stripers to seven pounds on anchovies and swim baits in Chemise. The catfish are best on anchovies or chicken liver in Chemise, Outhouse Cove and in the quarry area. Jake Smyth, Fountain Valley, caught six stripers and his top fish was a 13-4 caught on chicken liver in Chemise. Largemouth are fair to good with some to four pounds on plastics, jigs, with some topwater, and Quiet Cove is a top spot. Bluegill are good all along the marina rip-rap on small plastics, wax worms, red worms, or crickets. Still a few trout showing in the mornings on small lures or floating baits from deep water. 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: Big news this week was the catfish bite on quality cats. Dave and Dan Marshall, Sugarloaf, caught seven catfish on shrimp near the Observatory at night with two weighing over 20 pounds each and none were smaller than six pounds. Tony Jackson, Sugarloaf, had cats at 21 and 17 pounds. Trout fair with the best bite for trollers working the surface early and late in the day and then in 15 to 20 feet later in the day with Needlefish and Dick Nite spoons in pink and purple or pink and white the best bet. Bait anglers are fishing a slip-bobber rig keeping their baits in the 15-foot range. DFG trout plants this week and three weeks ago. Smallmouth and largemouth are fair to good in the bays and along the rocky jetties on small jigs and spinners and the best smallmouth reported this week was over three pounds. The crappie and bluegill are also pretty good on mini-jigs tipped with Gulp! Nuggets. Carp are still cruising the shallows and providing fair to good bowfishing. Fishing information: Big Bear Marina 909-866-3218, Big Bear Sporting Goods 909-866-3222.
GREGORY LAKE: DFG trout plants this week and last week, with still just fair overall action. Quite a few small crappie continue to be caught, along with a few bluegill and the odd bass. The boat house is open. Information: 909-338-2233.
GREEN VALLEY LAKE: Good trout action with quite a few two to five-pound fish reported and some bigger. Steve Kugler, Oceanside, caught a 6-3 rainbow on a Kastmaster by the dam. Chris Miller, San Bernardino, landed a 6-14 trout on Power Bait off the west shore. Calaveras and DFG plants went two weeks ago, and there was a DFG plant this week Anglers win a free Green Valley Lakes tee-shirt if they land a trout over six pounds. Recorded information: 909-867-2009.
ARROWBEAR LAKE: No recent DFG plants.
JENKS LAKE REGION: DFG trout plants this week and last week, and the bite is pretty good 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 and four weeks ago. Fair to good bite. Few reports on brown trout. Information: Mill Creek Ranger Station at 909-382-2881.

HIGH DESERT LAKES
HESPERIA LAKE: Very good catfish action thanks to 2,000-pound or bigger plants each week, including at least 200 pounds of broodstock fish to 20 pounds. The evening bite has been wide open with several full limits reported. Many quality fish continue to show each week. James Jackson, Upland, caught a 26-8 catfish on mackerel. Jose Sanchez, Hesperia, scored an 18-pound catfish on shrimp. Andy Cole, Las Vegas, NV, caught 14-8, 14-0, 12-8, and 12-0 catfish on shrimp. A few wipers are still making an appearance each week but the bite is mostly slow. There was also a nice sturgeon landed again this week with Doug Schruck, Victorville, getting a 20-pounder on a nightcrawler. 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 is mostly slow with the best bite before 10 a.m. on Power Bait, nightcrawlers, and small trout jigs. Trout are planted every Friday with more and bigger fish going in now. Alen Cabrera, Rancho Cucamonga, caught a 4-8 rainbow on a crappie jig at the north shore of lake 2. The catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers. A few largemouth are showing on Senkos, spinnerbaits, and nightcrawlers, and the bluegill bite remains pretty fair on meal worms and small jigs. 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: County catfish go in each week through the end of catfish season, and the bite has been good with many fish in the two-pound range. Pretty good action on small bluegill, and quite a few crappie to a pound are also showing. Also fair action for bass and the occasional carp. Horseshoe Lake is still temporarily closed due to flood damage. Pelican Lake is remains open. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

INLAND VALLEY LAKES
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY


CUCAMONGA-GUASTI: Fair catfish action. County catfish plants are weekly and will continue to go in each week through the end of catfish season. Information: 909-481-4205.
PRADO: County catfish plants are weekly through the end of the summer season and action has been fair to good. The bite slowed some this past week due to an algae bloom, but quite a few nice stringers were still reported. The marshmallow-meal worm combo, marshmallow and nightcrawler combo, shrimp, or mackerel have been working best. There is also a 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 excellent for one to three-pound fish with the best bite before 9 a.m. each morning. There are 750-pound county plants each week, usually split between the top and bottom lakes. Shrimp, mackerel, and anchovies have been the best baits. Bluegill action is fair on small fish, with small pieces of nightcrawler the best bait. There is a decent carp bite for those targeting them as well. Other species are slow. Lake information: 909-790-3127.
GLEN HELEN: County catfish plants are weekly through the rest of the summer season and the bite has been good on nightcrawlers, shrimp, and mackerel. Most of the cats are from 1 1/2 to two pounds. Fair to good trout bite. Bass, bluegill and carp are mostly slow. 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: Good action on small bluegill, and the occasional largemouth is also being caught. Information: 909-384-5233.

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Excellent topwater action until around 11 a.m. this past week, and the boils have been all over the lake. Most shad-like surface baits, cranks, and jerk baits are working. After the topwater slows, the plastic action is still very good. The stripers have also been very good with quite a bit of topwater action. Trolling near the west dam and the inlet tower has also been an effective method for scoring big stipers. Kevin Deemer, Hemet, caught a 15-4 striper on a Kastmaster near the inlet. Oscar Rodriguez, Ontario, scored a 15.16-pound striper on a spoon near the tower. Mark Franco, Yucaipa, got a 15-pound striper on a spoon. A few trout reported in 30 to 60 feet for trollers or anglers drifting nightcrawlers in the west end of the lake off the dam. Catfish action is good on anchovies, mackerel, or shrimp at the attenuator. There is an excellent bluegill bite in Rawson Cove, the marina, east dam, and south corner of the west dam. For general lake, launch, and fishing information, call 800-590-LAKE, the marina at 951-926-7201 or Diamond Valley Marina, or Last Chance Bait and Tackle 951-658-7410 or Last Chance Tackle - Home.
PERRIS: The quality of the panfish caught continues to improve with the average size way up. Both redear and bluegill are showing in good numbers near the island and in the marina, and there has been several limits reported near the tire reef. Lorenzo Martinez, Moreno Valley, caught a limit of redear fishing with redworms near the island. Jim Bunning, Moreno Valley, got a limit of bluegill fishing with waxworms at the tire reef. The largemouth action picked up this past with quite a few anglers having very good action near the dam using crankbaits and plastics. Fish to six pounds reported. Carp, catfish, and trout mostly slow. 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: Excellent catfish action. Nightcrawlers, chicken liver, and mackerel are all producing fish with the south shore, Ramp No. 2, the inlet, and the dam the top spots. Victor Guitierez, Los Angles, caught three catfish to 6.2 pounds on anchovies at ramp no. 2. Largemouth bite is fair in the reeds in the early morning and then out on the points later in the day. Edward Allen, San Diego, caught four largemouth to 4-8 using plastic worms along the south shore. Bluegill action is good off the south shoreline and the east end with quite a few larger fish reported including one at two pounds. Stripers are being primarily caught from deeper water near the dam, but this bite has been just fair. The best bite has been on chicken liver. Carp action has been fair for those targeting them. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.
ELSINORE: Very good catfish action with a lot of fish from three to eight pounds, with many fish showing early and late in the day or at night from shore on shrimp and nightcrawlers. The wiper bite has improved over last week with flurries of good action on shrimp, nightcrawlers, or cut baits over sandy bottoms in the north end, with most around three to five pounds and over the 18-inch minimum size. The bluegill bite is excellent, but most of the fish are small, but a few keeper-size half-pounders are being caught on crickets, wax worms, and meal worms fished under bobbers. Largemouth also improved with a fair bite this past week on fish to three pounds. Crappie are still slow, but the few fish being caught are nice two-pound class crappie. Bowfishermen should note that the carp have backed out of the shallows and are less available this week. 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 catfish action has remained very good with fish to six pound showing on shrimp and nightcrawlers, and the best action has been at night this past week. There is also a pretty good bite on tilapia and they are also showing on nightcrawlers fished just a foot below a bobber as they cruise in schools near the surface. Mike and Zdgar Ambartsoumian and Robert Gyulnazaryan, all Glendale, topped off their stringer of catfish with a six-pounder fishing shrimp from the dam shoreline. Randy Thompson, Lake Elsinore, had a 5 1/2-pounder on shrimp fishing at mid-lake from a boat. Chris Romero, Riverside, landed a 4 1/2-pounder to top off his three-fish cat using shrimp from shore. Samuel Parker, Inglewood, caught 15 cats that weighed in at 22 pounds and his top fish was a four-pounder, while Jesse Iniquez, Baldwin Park, landed 12 cats for 25 1/2-pounds. James Henderson, San Bernardino, had seven cats for 11 1/2 pounds and his top fish was a five-pounder. Corona Lake is planted at least twice a week with catfish, most from one to three pounds, but the regular trophy plants add fish from five to 20 pounds or more. Tilapia are also planted each week. There is 24-hour fishing every Friday and Saturday night. For Corona Lake fishing information, call 951-277-4489 or log on at fishinglakes.com, Santa Ana River Lakes - Corona Lake - Anaheim Lake.
EVANS LAKE: Fair bass action 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, and there have been reports of small crappie, too. Anglers targeting carp are also seeing a decent bite on dough baits.
RANCHO JURUPA: Fair catfish action after a plant two weeks ago. Most of the fish around two pounds. Also a pretty decent carp bite with some fish over 12 pounds. Slow other species. 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. There are monthly derbies. A few bass are showing. Bluegill fair. Information: 951-654-7906 or Reflection Lake RV Park, a Hemet California RV Park and Family Campground.
JEAN'S CHANNEL CATS: The lake closed last week 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.

SAN JACINTO MOUNTAIN WATERS

LAKE HEMET: Fair trout action but fishing pressure has been light. The fish are showing for trollers and shore anglers using Power Bait or similar baits along the south shoreline. There was a DFG plant this week and last week. The bluegill bite has been pretty good with few anglers targeting them, and the odd bass is showing up. 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.

ORANGE COUNTY
SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES: The excellent bite on catfish has, and many anglers are adding nice tilapia to their stringers. The catfish action has been best on nightcrawlers doused with Eagle Claw garlic-flavored Gravy, but the usual array of cut baits -- especially mackerel and shrimp -- have also been good for the cats. The tilapia are mostly showing on nightcrawlers. Adrian and Adam Sanchez, both El Monte, landed 10 catfish and three tilapia on nightcrawlers that weighed 19 pounds. The big fish was a 2 1/2-pound catfish. Santiago Palazos, West Covina, had 12 catfish for an 18 1/2-pound stringer and his best fish was a 4 1/4-pounder. Erwin Mandani, Orange, have five cats for 12 1/2-pounds, and Nathan, Nicolas, and Eric Rumpf, all Rancho Santa Margarita, had five cats for an 8-12 total. The biggest catfish reported was a seven-pound, two-ounce cat landed by Lee Porter, Los Angeles, on mackerel in the near the boat dock in the big lake, while a 6 1/2-pounder landed as part of a four-fish stringer by Pedro Perez, Whittier, while fishing in the Catfish Lake with mackerel. His stringer weighed 9 1/4 pounds. SARL is getting twice-weekly plants of catfish with tilapia also most weeks. Broodstock cats over the five-pound mark were stocked two and four weeks ago, and plants of the trophies slated to go in throughout August and September this year. There is 24-hour fishing every Friday and Saturday night. 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 fishinglakes.com, 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 fishinglakes.com, Santa Ana River Lakes - Corona Lake - Anaheim Lake.
IRVINE LAKE: Very good catfish action with most of the cats two to six pounds with some bigger. Top baits have been mackerel, shrimp, bonito, barracuda, DuMong’s and Gulp! with the top spots being Boat Dock Cove, Santiago Flats, and Trout Island. Kenn Thi, Orange, caught a 23-8 blue catfish on shrimp at the west shore. Phil Hildenbrandt, Anaheim, landed a 10-4 blue catfish and a 7-10 channel catfish using mackerel and shrimp at the flats. Largemouth action is also very good with many fish in the two to seven-pound range. Nick Sepulveda, Silverado, caught 7-6 and 7-pound largemouth using a Zipperworm at Red Clay Cliffs. Dennis Saiki, El Cajon, scored a 6-1 largemouth on a 10-inch plastic worm at Rocky Point. Skilled deep trollers are still nailing a few rainbows each week and a fair number of hybrid stripers have been showing as well. The lake is now closed on Tuesdays. The road to Trout Island is again usable. 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.

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES
CACHUMA: The catfish bite improved this past week with one angler accounting for a large portion of the catches. Jim Crolius, Santa Barbara, caught 25 catfish in around 28 feet of water on nightcrawlers. Crolius also caught five trout using the same method. The trout bite slowed some and action is slow to fair. Both the largemouth and smallmouth bass are just fair with some topwater action early and late in the day. Bluegill are fair to good in most coves on small baits. Crappie are fair on small jigs in the Narrows or Cachuma Bay. The bluegill and redear are good in most coves and areas with rip-rap. 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: The bass bite remains fair to good in 20 to 30 feet of water on nightcrawlers, plastics, and jigs. Morning and evening are when the action has been best, with a few topwater fish. Lynn Wicks, Santa Ynez, landed a 7-8 bass on a Senko. The catfish bite has improved with a pretty fair bite in shallow water on mackerel and nightcrawlers. Tyler LaBelle, Oakview, caught an 11-pound cat on mackerel. The redear are good on nightcrawlers, also in the shallows. Most hand-sized but some to two pounds. There continues to be a slow trout bite for trollers working eight to 10 colors of leadcore and Needlefish or by bait anglers drifting in about 40 to 50 feet of water near the dam. Most of the trout are two to three pounds and pink-meated. 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: Largemouth action is still very good in the lagoon with lots of quality fish showing each week. Soft plastics, nightcrawlers, and shad immitations have been working best. Striper action has been mostly slow and the few that are being caught are smaller fish. Catfish action is good with Elizabeth Canyon and the buoy line the top spots. The panfish bite has slowed down but some are still showing on wax worms, mealworms, small jigs, and pieces of nightcrawlers near the fishing pier. Slow trout action with no plant in over a month. Information: 661-775-6232 or Castaic Lake | Home.
PIRU: No report available. Information: bait shop at 805-521-1500, x208 or Lake Piru Recreation Area.
PYRAMID: The striper action remains fair to good for anglers drifting with anchovies or sardines, and they continue to average from 1 1/2 to three pounds. Most of the fish are in deep water near the dam. Largemouth and smallmouth bass action is fair on one to three-pound fish on nightcrawlers and plastics and some topwater. The bluegill are showing in pretty good numbers with quite a few fish to half-pound. Crappie slow. Catfish have improved, with some over 10 pounds, in the evening on cut baits from shore. Trout spotty, but some showing for deep trollers. 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: Fair action on largemouth bass on plastic worms around structure, with some topwater action early and late in the day. Bluegill action is fair to good on crickets, wax worms and meal worms with morning and evening best. Most are hand-sized and smaller but some bigger fish also showing. Carp are fair on dough baits. Catfish slow with no DFG plants in over a month. 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.
BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFG No recent DFG plants.
CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFG plants.
DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: 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.
KENNETH HAHN 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.

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES
BARRETT: There were 64 anglers checked and they reported catching 1,668 bass, 116 bluegill and one crappie. Reservations are available for August by calling Tickemaster at 800-745-3000. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or City Lakes and Recreation Program | Water. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-3274 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.
HODGES: There were 82 anglers checked and they reported catching 69 bass and 16 bluegill. Chris Marso, Oceanside, caught a 4.8-pound largemouth on a Buzz Bait in the narrows. 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 ssmith@sandiego.gov.
EL CAPITAN: There were 52 anglers who reported catching 75 bassand 40 bluegill. 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 ssmith@sandiego.gov.
LOWER OTAY: The lake was closed for fishing this past week. 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 ssmith@sandiego.gov.
UPPER OTAY: The lake was closed for fishing this past week. 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 ssmith@sandiego.gov.
MURRAY: No report. No DFG trout plants in over a month. 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 39 anglers checked and they reported 19 bluegill, five channel cats, and six bass. 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: There were 67 anglers checked and they reported catching 94 bass, 91 bluegill, four crappie, 27 catfish, and 22 carp. Danny Pritchard, Ramona, caught an 8.15-pound largemouth on a crawdad at the west bank. Lake is only open Saturday and Sunday. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or City Lakes and Recreation Program | Water. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-3274 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.
WOHLFORD: The catfish bite is fair to good. The west buoy line and the south shore rock pile at the two top spots with mackerel and chicken liver the top baits. Last catfish plant of the season went in two weeks ago. Largemouth action has been fair with the best action early and late in the day when the fish are up chasing baitfish. Through the day, the bite moves deeper on dark plastics and crawdads. Crappie are showing in small numbers around reeds and submerged willows. Some bluegill showing in Oakvale Cove and Boat Dock Cove. The lake is currently open seven days a week but starting September 7th, the lake will be closed for 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 www.wohlfordlake.com.
DOANE POND: DFG trout plant two weeks ago.
DIXON LAKE: Catfish action has been fair to good at the buoy line, Whisker Bay, Catfish Cove near Pier No. 4 with most of the fish in the two to four-pound range. The early morning and late evening have been the best times for catfish. Fair bass action with most of the fish reported from 15 to 20 feet of water on plastic worms and jigs. Bluegill are fair along piers near weed covered areas but the bite has slowed the last few days. Night fishing is allowed until 11:45 p.m. for shore anglers and boat anglers until 10:30. Lake information: 760-839-4345 or www.dixonlake.com.
POWAY: The catfish action has been fair to good. Good bass action with a very good topwater bite whenever shad are boiling near the rock pile in front of the Log Boom. The panfish bite is fair to good with some fish topping a pound.. Night fishing is over for the season. Lake information: 858-668-4770, tackle shop 858-486-1234.
JENNINGS: Fishing slowed this past week with no limits reported. A few catfish are still showing on mackerel at Cloister Cove and the buoy line off Eggert Point. Some bass are showing in around 25 feet of water off the points but the action has been mostly slow. Panfish slow. Night fishing will continue every Friday and Saturday until Labor Day. Information: 619-390-1300 or Lake Jennings - Helix Water District Drinking Water Reservoir.
MORENA: Fair to good bass action with a number of limits reported this past week on fish to four pounds. Cranks, jigs, plastics, and other crawdad-imitations have been the best bet. Bluegill are also very good with good action along most shorelines on meal worms, wax worms, and small jigs. Catfish are very good in the shallows on most cut baits and nightcrawlers. Carp still fair to good on homemade baits and for the fly anglers targeting them. Many of the fish are in the five to 10-pound range. 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: Good trout action. Nightcrawlers and Power Bait are working best and the top spot has been the T-Dock. There is also a good crappie bite with a lot of small fish reported. Trout were planted last week and two weeks ago. A few bass and catfish reports are coming in each week as well with a 16-pound catfish reported this past week. 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 action is very good with a lot of nice stringers reported and quite a few limits. Most fish in the one to two-pound range. Crappie are fair to good and they are suspended in deeper water (accessible by boat or on the fishing pier) with most around a 1/2-pound, but a few to two-plus pounds each week. Bass are fair, but few anglers are targeting them. Good carp action with most running from two to four pounds. Henshaw is open to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, dusk the rest of the week. Information: 760-782-3501.

COLORADO RIVER
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. The largemouth bass are slow to fair in eight to 25 feet of water on plastics, and the smallmouth have also been fair. Improving catfish action, but still just a fair number of fish showing in the coves on cut baits. Improving panfish action but still slowish.
WILLOW BEACH: The striped bass bite is still off with only a few fish showing on the bigger swimbaits. Very light pressure. The trout action remains pretty good after the weekly plants with the best action on salmon eggs, Power Bait, worms and Super Dupers. 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. 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: Continued light fishing pressure with the heat. The trout bite has slowed, but a few stripers are showing from the casino stretch all the way to Topoc. Some of the fish are running into the five or six-pound range, but most are one- and two-pounders. Most are showing on anchovies or crankbaits, with the Rio Lomas and Big Bend area best. 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. Slowish striper action on anchovies in the main river from the upper end of Topoc Gorge to Needles. Catfish probably the best bet on cut baits, but still just fair. Still a few rainbows showing 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 up to five pounds on anchovies and some topwater. Bluegill remain fair in gorge backwaters. Catfish have been good in both the main river and 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. Early and late in the day has been best for everything. 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: Fair to good striped bass action for a brief time each morning as the fish boil on schools of shad the first hour. The shad are spooky, so running up on a boil spooks the shad deep, but staying on the edge of the boil has resulted in some good action on three to five-pounder stripers on Sammy’s or similar topwater baits. Other than that, the bite remains tough. Largemouth bass are mostly slow, and the only smallmouth showing are being taken on points on crawdad-type baits or up in the river and Topoc Gorge, where the bite has been pretty good. The redear are still fair in deeper water with some fish topping two pounds. The catfish action has been good with the best action in the evening and into the night on cut baits for the channels and bluegill for the flatheads. 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: Very hot, but the flathead catfish bite has good with a lot of quality fish in the catch, but not the numbers. Regular reports of fish to 40 pounds and better. Live goldfish, bluegill, and tilapia fished in deeper holes have been the hot ticket. 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. Also good panfish action in both the main river and canals. Stripers slow with only a few showing at the Palo Verde Diversion dam. Information: B&B Bait 760-921-2248.
PALO VERDE: The flathead action has continued to be good with a lot of fish from eight to 20 pounds and a few bigger fish each week, but the fishing pressure is very light with the heat. The best baits are live bluegill, goldfish and tilapia. The channel catfish bite is also very good. Good action on bluegill and the largemouth bass bite has also been good, with morning and evening topwater and a lot of crankbait fish. Most of the day the bass are back in the tules with high water levels. Few reports on smallmouth and stripers in the main river, and still no crappie reports. Information: Walter’s Camp 760-854-3322 Thursday through Monday.
PICACHO AREA: Fair 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 fair and improving with some flurries of good action on topwater, 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 Martinez Lake Resort.
YUMA AREA: Largemouth bass action is fair 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.

LOWER DESERT WATERS

SALTON SEA: Very light fishing pressure, but the bite remains good for tilapia in spike to 100-plus degree temperatures. The quality of the fish is better than it was earlier in the year with a lot of 1 1/2 to two-pound class fish. As always, most of the fishing pressure is at the state park headquarters and the Yacht Club jetty, and the best bite is on nightcrawler pieces. This is the time of red when red tides and cause oxygen-depletion problems here so anglers are always advised to call ahead. 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.
COACHELLA, HIGHLINE CANALS: No reports.
ALL AMERICAN CANAL: 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.

EASTERN SIERRA

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 - BishopVisitor.com, 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 very good on bait, lures, and flies from Pickle Meadows downstream through the canyon. The Little Walker River very fishable and has been good. Kirman Lake still has been picky with just fair action on the big brookies and no cutts. Damsels and midges seem to be top patterns. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707.
BRIDGEPORT REGION: The trout action has been very good at the Twin Lakes and an eight-pound rainbow was the top fish this past week. Most are pan-sized and the best action in both lakes at the inlets. The East Walker River has been tougher this week, but there is still decent nymphing with some surface action morning and evening now. Bridgeport is still fishing excellent, with the top areas Buckeye and Robinson channels, the East Walker channel, Rainbow Point and right out in the middle about halfway between the marina and Buckeye Bay. 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 Ken's Sporting Goods - Home, 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, and the fly-bubble combination, especially at the stream mouths and outlets. Trollers are also getting fish. Silver is getting Alpers trout each Monday for the next six weeks. Brandon Lawrence, Huntington Beach, caught a limit of rainbows from Rush Creek with the biggest weighing 4-12, all on Power Worms.
Nathan Pollard, Murrieta, caught a 4-1 rainbow from Silver on Power Bait. 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 and plants have been weekly. Rock Creek drainage planted again this week and the action has been very good. 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 seeing their best fishing of the season. South Lake has been excellent with limits of rainbows and a nice sprinkling of brook trout from the stream inlets showing in the catch. There have also been a lot of holdover rainbows to nearly five pounds in the past week. Sabrina has been good with a lot of limits showing 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 knowledgeable stream anglers, and all the forks of the creek were also planted this week. North Lake is still not receiving plants but the action has been pretty fair. Pleasant Valley Reservoir is good for planted rainbows 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 creeks. Information: 760-876-4444 or go to Lone PineChamber of Commerce | the Other Side of California.

WESTERN SIERRA
BOB’S BAIT STRIPER DERBY: The month-long Bob’s Bait Striper Derby kicked off August 1 with a $100 cash prize going to the angler who weighs in the biggest striper at Bob’s Bait in Bakersfield during August. So far, the current leader is still Alfredo Vasquez, Bakersfield, with a seven-pounder he caught from the aqueduct. Pre-registration required. For more information, call Bob’s Bait at 661-833-8657.
LAKE ISABELLA: The catfish action remains fair to good on frozen shad, clams, and Sonny’s dip bait with lots of fish from two pounds and up, with most anglers fishing at night. The largemouth bass bite has slowed but a few fish are still showing on Senkos, brush hogs, and deep-diving cranks. Dropping water level has the fish suspended and tough. The crappie action is slow. Trout action is fair at the auxiliary dam on Power Bait and nightcrawlers. Information: Bob’s Bait 661-833-8657.
KERN RIVER: There has been continued very good action in the upper river and flows around 370 to 380 cfs again this week. The upper stretch nearly to the Johnsondale Bridge was again stocked this week and the best bite has been on crickets, salmon eggs and spinners. Fly anglers are also seeing decent morning and evening dry fly action. The lower river is finally dropping down a little, but still pretty high, but it’s far more fishable this week and the bite is pretty decent on planted trout, especially in the Hobo and Richbar areas. Information: Kern River Fly Shop 760-376-2040 (or Fly Fishing the Kern River) or James Store 760-376-2424.
AQUEDUCT NEAR TAFT: The catfish and striper action remains fair to good but there has been relatively light pressure with the heat this past week. The moss and vegetation is a nightmare, too. Most of the stripers are in the three- to six-pound range and showing on blood worms, almost exclusively, with only a few on lures. Lots of cats showing on cut baits with a lot of four to six pounders. Information: Bob’s Bait 661-833-8657.
HART PARK LAKE: Top bluegill action in region with a very good bite on bluegill with wax worms or crickets. The best part: Lots of shade. Most of the bluegill are hand-sized. The carp are good on homemade dough baits or Powder Bait. Bass very slow with only a little action early and late in the day.
TRUXTUN LAKE: Still a good bluegill bite, and the carp action has been good on Powder Bait. Fair catfish bite on nightcrawlers and shad. Bass and crappie spotty, but some bass showing early in the day.
RIVER WALK PARK: 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, but this bite is mostly slow.
MING LAKE: The carp bite is very good on Powder Bait and other dough baits. There has also been a very good bite on bluegill, mostly on wax worms and meal worms, and the bass action is slow with a few on plastics or topwater early in the day.
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. The lake is being planted with catfish every couple of weeks, and there is a five-fish limit on the cats here. A 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. Not much on stripers or crappie. Information: Bob’s Bait 661-833-8657.
WOOLLOMES LAKE: The bluegill bite is good on red worms, meal worms, or wax worms, and a few bass are showing on plastics 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.

CENTRAL COAST LAKES
SAN ANTONIO: The striped bass bite has continued to roll for trollers and anglers working boils with surface poppers. Lots of six to 12 pounds and some fish over 20 pounds. The bite has been more consistent this past week with the full more, but not as much daytime action. The catfish action is also improving and there has been a pretty fair bass bite, with the some quality smallmouth showing. Carp are wide open if you target them. 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: There’s still only five days of summer this year, with three of them early this week. But the bass, bluegill and redear, and catfish action have all improved over the last week with fair to good action on all three. The bass continue are best on crankbaits, Senkos, jigs, and Creature baits. Most are two to three pounders with some up to five, but Ted Ratcliff, Creston, landed a 10-2 on a crankbait in the narrows. It was his best of seven fish caught and released. There bluegill and redear are showing in very good numbers in most coves on bobber-suspended baits, and the catfish bite is finally kicking into gear on cutbaits. Crappie are very slow. The marina store is open Wednesday through Sunday. Information: 805-438-1522.
LOPEZ: Fair 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.

TROUT PLANTS
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.
LOS ANGELES: Jackson Lake.
RIVERSIDE: Hemet Lake.
SAN BERNARDINO: Big Bear Lake, Green Valley Lake, Jenks Lake, Lake Gregory.
INYO: Big Pine Creek, Bishop Creek Dam Intake No. 2, Cottonwood Creek, George Creek, Goodale Creek, Independence Creek, Lake Sabrina, Lone Pine Creek, lower Bishop Creek, lower Owens River from Stewart Lane to Laws, Middle Fork Bishop Creek, North Lake, Rock Creek Lake, Shepherd Creek, South Fork Bishop Creek, South Lake, Symms Creek, Taboose Creek, Tinemaha Creek, Tuttle Creek.
MONO: Buckeye Creek, Convict Creek, Convict Lake, Deadman Creek, Ellery Lake, Glass Creek, Grant Lake, Gull Lake, June Lake, Lake George, Lake Mamie, Lake Mary, Lee Vining Creek, lower Twin Lake near Bridgeport, lower Virginia Lake, Lundy Lake, Mammoth Creek, McGee Creek, Mill Creek, Robinson Creek, Rock Creek from French Camp to upper bridge at Rock Creek Lodge, Rock Creek from Paradise Lodge to Tuff Campground, Rush Creek, Saddlebag Creek, Saddlebag Lake, Sherwin Creek, Silver Lake, South Fork Lee Vining Creek, Tioga Lake, Trumbull Lake, Twin Lakes, upper Owens River from Benton Crossing to Crowley Lake, upper Twin Lake near Bridgeport, upper Virginia Lake, Virginia Creek, Walker Lake, Walker River Little, West Walker River Section 2, West Walker River Section 3.
KERN: Kern River from Powerhouse No. 3 to Riverside Park, Kernville.
TULARE: Balch Park eastern lake, Balch Park western lake, Big Meadows Creek, Deer Creek, Hedrick Campground pond, Kern River from Brush Creek to Fairview Dam, Kern River from Fairview Dam to Falling Waters Lodge, lower Peppermint Creek, Poso Creek, upper Peppermint Creek, White River.
FRESNO: Dinkey Creek, Kings River below the Pine Flat Reservoir, Mono Creek
Portal Forebay, San Joaquin River below the Friant Dam, South Fork San Joaquin by Mono Hot Springs, Tenmile Creek.
MADERA: Corrine Lake, Starkweather Lake, Upper Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River.
TUOLUMNE: Lyons Canal, Middle Fork Stanislaus River, Middle Fork Tuolumne River, Moccasin Creek, Pinecrest Lake, Powerhouse Stream, South Fork Stanislaus River, South Fork Tuolumne River, Stanislaus River Clark Fork.
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CATFISH PLANTS

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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