Socal fish report 7/9/08

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SOCAL FISH REPORT

July 9, 2008

Compiled by Cyndi Gollaz and Jim Matthews, Outdoor News Service

JIM MATTHEWS’

PICKS OF THE WEEK

1. With catfish and bluegill bites good just about everywhere, I’m leaving those out of the top picks this week. I want you to expand your horizons this week. And if you think it’s hot here, head over to the Colorado River between Parker Dam and Palo Verde with your boat (and make sure it can handle the current and get you back upstream) and fish for smallmouth bass. That bite is hot. Drift along the rip-rap areas and throw little cranks. This is the best, most neglected bass fishery in the Southwest. Smallies to four pounds are caught every week and the local bass anglers want to keep it a secret. For an update on the bite, check with Wayne Pinkerton at B&B Bait in Blythe by calling 760-921-2248.
2. When anglers head north to fish for trout, most of us go to the Eastern side of the Sierra. And while I think the East Walker River is always a good bet during the summer, the Kern River above Isabella is quickly becoming a fly-fisherman’s mecca, too. The word is getting out about the excellent action on wild rainbows in the canyon from Johnsondale bridge upstream. This is walk-in fishing, but there are some real quality fish here. For an update on the bite, check with the folks at the Kern River Troutfitter at 760-376-2040 or visit their web site at http://www.kernriverflyfishing.com.
3. The Casitas Lake bass bite finally surpassed the action at Diamond Valley this week and has bumped DVL out of the top three picks for the first time in months (even though the catfish and trout action is still really good at DVL – and the bass are also still pretty fair). The bass are show best in the mornings and evenings (duh!) at Casitas with plastics and swimbaits the best bets, and quality bass to nine pounds were caught this past week. There are also procedures in place that will allow for private boat launches again, but they include 10-day of dry dock. For an update, check with the gang at the marina by calling 805-649-2043.

FRESHWATER HOT SPOTS

TROUT: Generally good fishing throughout the Eastern Sierra Nevada with Crowley Lake, Bridgeport Reservoir, and the East Walker River still perhaps the top spots to fish, but the higher elevation waters are all really starting to turn on. The East Walker River is an excellent bet for experienced fly anglers. The Bishop Creek drainage, Mammoth Lakes region, and June Lake loop are all generally pretty good throughout. In Southern California, Big Bear Lake and Diamond Valley Lake slowed to just fair this past week, but trollers are still getting limits at both places. Hemet Lake also continues to crank out limits of trout. In the Western Sierra, Lake Isabella and the upper Kern River are both very good for the rainbows.
LARGEMOUTH BASS: Barrett Lake remains wide open for anglers with a permit. Casitas has been very good this past week, and Diamond Valley might be a notch slower, but it still has a pretty decent bite. Perris, Skinner, Castaic, Cachuma, Isabella, Piru, Sutherland, Wohlford, San Vicente, and Lower Otay all have fair to good bass bites. Poway, El Capitan, and Hodges, all have fair bites, while Silverwood and Pyramid are slow to fair. On the Central Coast, Nacimiento still has a good spotted bass bite, and Lopez is pretty good, too.
STRIPED BASS: Silverwood has been the top striper producer this week with excellent action on smaller fish to four pounds and some bigger. Most of the action here and most of the other Southern California lakes – including Pyramid and Skinner, both of which are fair to good – has been on anchovies. A few wipers are showing at Elsinore, too. On the Colorado River, the best striper action has been an excellent bite in Havasu and Mead where a lot of smaller fish to six pounds showing. Even the lower river below Havasu has areas of fair to good action all the way to Palo Verde. No monster fish at Willow or in Mohave reported this week.
PANFISH: The bluegill and redear bites are fair to good wherever these panfish occur. Top bets include Perris, Lower Otay, Casitas, and Diamond Valley, but there are darn few places where you can’t catch at least a few small ones. Most of the good crappie bites have all but died, but there is still slow to fair action at Elsinore, Cachuma, and Piru in Southern California. Lopez on the Central Coast is still pretty good.
CATFISH: The action at all of the planted-catfish lakes is very good. Santa Ana River Lakes, Corona Lake, Irvine Lake, and Hesperia Lake are planted each week and have generally good action. Hesperia is cranking out the biggest fish. All of the San Bernardino County Park lakes are being planted each week with catfish, and all are pretty good. Diamond Valley has a good to excellent bite, too. Silverwood, Skinner, and Pyramid are all good for cats, too. The lower Colorado River and river backwater, ditches, and canals have been consistently good with both flatheads and channels showing in the catch.

WATER BY WATER REPORTS

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The striper bite is exceptional in all the coves on anchovies and Bladedancers. Most of the fish are smaller, from one to three pounds, but the top fish reported this week was an eight-pounder brought in by Molly Breakman, Pinon Hills. Chase Blake, Barstow, caught a six-pound striper off the dock. Catfish action also excellent on anchovies or chicken liver in the coves and by the dam. Top catfish was a nine-pounder landed by Sean Anders, Silverwood. The trout are deep, holding in the cooler water. Trollers working in 50 feet or more are getting a few fish. Information: marina 760-389-2299, state park 760-389-2281, Silverwood Country store 760-389-2423.
BIG BEAR LAKE: Good to excellent catfish action on shrimp, mackerel or Nitro biscuits. Dan and Tyler Zayas, La Verne, caught 20.62 and 18.82-pound catfish off Eagle Point. The trout bite improved this week with fair to good action reported from Windy Point and the dam for anglers drifting those areas with nightcrawlers or trolling Thomas Buoyants or Needlefish. DFG trout plant this week. Lake information: Big Bear Marina 909-866-3218, Big Bear Sporting Goods 909-866-3222 or http://www.bigbearmarina.com.
GREGORY LAKE: Mostly slow action with a few trout on floating baits fished close to the bottom. DFG trout plant two weeks ago. Information: 909-338-2233.
GREEN VALLEY LAKE: Very good trout action with most morning anglers getting limits by 10 a.m. Mt. Lassen trout were planted last week. Alper’s plant went in two weeks ago, too. The lake is scheduled to receive two private plants per month plus DFG fish. The 2008 fishing fees are $15 per day for adults, $10 for children. Hours are 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and parking is free. No float tubes or private boats are allowed, but there are row boats available for rent. Recorded information: 909-867-2009.
ARROWBEAR LAKE: DFG trout plant three weeks ago. Trout bite slow to fair on nightcrawlers and Power Bait with the occasional spark of action in the mornings and evenings.
JENKS LAKE: Fair to good trout action on Power Bait and nightcrawlers. DFG trout plant this week. Information: Mill Creek Ranger Station at 909-382-2881.

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: The catfish and sturgeon bites have both been very good, but heat and thunderclouds seem to hurt the bite. The best action has been early in the mornings when the water is coolest. The lake received a plant of sturgeon to 25 pounds last week and it get 3,500 pounds of catfish a week, and brood stock fish to 35 pounds will be part of those plants over the next month. Top baits have been shrimp, mackerel dipped in Sonny’s Catfish Bait, inflated nightcrawlers, and the M&M (marshmallow-meal worm combo). Top cat this past week was a 23-pound blue caught by Gary Higgins, Ontario. Top stringer of five fish was landed by Ron Dillon, Riverside. The total stringer weighed 83 ½ pounds. Other big cats included: Ralph Mendez, Temecula, caught a 19-pound blue cat, while Mike Cortez, Pomona, had 14 and 17 ½-pound cats. Juan Carlos, Los Angeles, landed a 17-pounder. Steve Coleman, Brea, landed a 16 ¾-pound channel, while Jose Guevara, Covina, had a 15 ¼ pound flathead. Top sturgeon was a 26-pounder landed by Cindy Phelps, Chino, on shrimp. Dennis Gomez, Rancho Cucamonga, had sturgeon at nine and 16 ¾-pounds, while Harold Lloyd, Hemet, and David Baxter, Orange, each had 14 pounders. Day session 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. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.
JESS RANCH: Trout bite good to excellent with plenty of fish on jigs, lures and nightcrawlers from both lakes. Best bite is before 11 a.m. Hot spots include the western shore near the pump house, the grassy point and the eastern logged shore of lake 3 as well as the eastern and northern shores of lake 2. Fred Winterswyk, Rancho Cucamonga, caught a 5-11 rainbow on a Lip Ripperz jig. Scott Patterson, Woodland Hills, landed a 4-3 trout. Sean Smith, Victorville, reeled in a three-pounder near the inlet of lake 2. Chris Lemley, Riverside, landed a 3-12 rainbow. Bass bite is good with anglers using lures and Senkos to catch fish up to three pounds. Hot spots for bass include the eastern shore near the wall of lake 2 and the western shore of lake 3 from the bridge to the pump house. Bluegill are hitting meal worms and jigs with fish over a pound. Hot spots for bluegill include the western shore near the pump house and the western shore of lake 2. The lakes' hatchery stocks trout every Friday year around. The lake is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lake information: 760-240-1107 or http://www.jessranchlakesnews.com.
MOJAVE NARROWS: Decent catfish fishing for anglers using meal worms, nightcrawlers and stink bait in Pelican. County catfish plants go in every week. Trout bite hanging in with the best bite during plant weeks. DFG trout plant two weeks ago. Information: 760-245-2226.

INLAND VALLEY LAKES
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

CUCAMONGA-GUASTI: Fair catfish bite on mackerel or nightcrawlers. County catfish plants each week. Information: 909-481-4205.
PRADO: Catfish bite fair with some limits being posted on nightcrawlers and shrimp. Most of the fish are between one and a half to two pounds. Ida Polk, Fontana, caught a three-pound catfish on shrimp. Bass, bluegill and carp action remain slow. Lake information: 909-597-4260.
YUCAIPA: Catfish bite is fair to good on anchovies, nightcrawlers, meal worms, Hog Wild, or anything dipped in Sonny’s Catfish Bait. Weekly county plants go in with channels to two pounds. Very good bluegill bite with fish up to a pound reported on wax or meal worms. Mostly quarter- to half-pounders on stringers, however. Fair bite on carp and a few bass also showing. Lake information: 909-790-3127.
GLEN HELEN: Catfish action fair to good, and the channels are going in every week now. Mackerel, shrimp and Hog Wild top baits. 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: No recent plants. Information: 909-384-5233.

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The hot weather wreaked havoc on the fishing conditions. The trout action still remained fair to good for anglers fishing nightcrawlers and Power Bait near the west dam or saddle dam. Tom Szczeblowski, Yorba Linda, brought in a 5.85-pound trout on nightcrawlers. Nick Ross, Menifee, caught a 3.31-pound trout on Power Bait. Some catfish action reported in the third cove on nightcrawlers, shrimp or mackerel. Bass bite fair on jigs, Senkos and plastic worms, but the bite is early and late in the day. Lake information: 800-590-LAKE, marina 951-926-7201, Last Chance Bait & Tackle 951-658-7410 or http://www.dvmarina.com.
PERRIS: The bluegill action is the hottest with anglers reported an abundance of action off the island on crickets and meals. Some anglers have reported catching over 30 fish per trip. John Clay, Riverside, landed a one-pounder as part of his stringer. Largemouth bass bite good on 10-inch plastic worms and nightcrawlers near the dam. David Applebee, Orange, caught two and six-pound bass. Catfish action fair to good on chicken liver, mackerel or anything dipped in stink. The most action has been reported off the island. Phil Marshal, Lake Havasu, reported a 10-pound catfish. Little to no reports for carp. Dock fishing is allowed for a $3 fee during store hours only. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.
SKINNER: Catfish continue to be the species with the best action. Anglers have reported a good to excellent bite on chicken liver and mackerel in the inlet and near the dam. Marcus Browne, Oceanside, landed a 6-2 catfish. James, Patterson, Murrieta, caught a five-pound catfish off Ramp 2. The striper bite is fair to good. The fish are in schools around the inlet and marina and are biting anchovies in the early morning and late afternoons. Carl Miller, Temecula, landed a two-pound striper. The bass bite is slow to fair. The fish are deep off the points, south shore and east end. The bluegill bite is also slow to fair with some fish in the weeds on meal worms. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.
ELSINORE: Bluegill bite still the name of the game here off Rocky Point on nightcrawlers and meal worms. Ray Sanchez, Riverside, caught a stringer of bluegill to 3/4-pound. Ben Molina, Riverside, caught another stringer of bluegill and crappie on jigs and worms. Crappie action fair on nightcrawlers and small jigs off the west side marina. Wiper (striper-hybrid) action fair to good with a few fish in the four-pound range landed off shore on shad or for trollers using various baits. Carp fair to good off the east end on dough balls. The cats are showing at the state park on mackerel, shrimp and nightcrawlers. Information: Catfishing R Us at 877-685-7752.
CORONA LAKE: The catfish bite was very good this past week with a lots of limits reported along with a number of quality fish. Also some bass, bluegill, and tilapia showing. The top catfish this week was a 10-8 caught by Lary Espinoza, Corona, on shrimp at the dam. Bob Schempp, Walnut, caught five catfish totaling 23 pounds with a 10-pounder topping the catch fishing mackerel at the dam. The catfish bite has been good on a variety of baits with mackerel doused with garlic Nitro Gravy, nightcrawlers (with or without scent), and shrimp with Gravy all good bets. The best action for catfish has been in the south end of the lake in the flooded trees or near the dam. Some bass are showing for anglers targeting them with plastic worms, swimbaits, or topwater baits early and late in the day. The tilapia are starting to show in much better numbers, especially for anglers fishing the south end of the lake, and bluegill are showing up right along with the tilapia, mostly on nightcrawler pieces. Don Jacobs, Riverside, had three tilapia just under a pound each fishing wax worms. Catfish will be planted weekly all summer long. This season each plant will have trophy cats from eight to 15 pounds as part of the mix. The average cat will be in the two-pound range. In addition, carp and tilapia will be part of the loads at least every other week. There is 24-hour fishing every Friday and Saturday night. Information: 951-277-4489 or http://www.fishinglakes.com.
EVANS LAKE: Fair to good catfish action, especially for anglers fishing in 10 to 15 feet with shrimp, mackerel, nightcrawlers or chicken liver. Still some slow to fair bass action on plastics and crankbaits. Some small bluegill action around the shorelines.
RANCHO JURUPA: Good catfish bite on shrimp, mackerel, and worms. Cats are scheduled to be planted every other week through the summer, with a plant slated for this week week. Information: 951-684-7032.
FISHERMAN'S RETREAT: Fair catfish bite from all three lakes on pieces of nightcrawlers, Power Bait, mackerel, shrimp or anchovies. Catfish plants go in every other week. Upcoming events: fishing derby every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 909-795-2411.
ANGLER'S LAKE: The lake is currently closed.
REFLECTION LAKE: A catfish plant, 500 pounds went in last week. The lake’s hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Information: 951-654-7906 or www.reflectionlakerv.com.
JEAN'S CHANNEL CATS: Good to excellent catfish bite on nightcrawlers, chicken liver, dough bait and mackerel. Perhaps the best bite in a few years. The 4th of July action was phenomenal with lots of nice stringers of fish to four pounds. Catfish planted when the current stock goes below 2,000 pounds. The lake is open Wednesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Monday holidays, including Memorial Day. Information: 951-679-6562 or 951-259-2021.

SAN JACINTO MOUNTAIN WATERS


LAKE HEMET: Fair trout action with some limits reported for both shore and boat anglers. Best bite early and late in the day for shore anglers and throughout the day for trollers and drift fishermen. Top action on floating baits with scent added, Kastmasters, Thomas Buoyants, small jigs, and inflated nightcrawlers. Most of the rainbows are 1/2 to 1 1/4 pounds with some bigger. Last DFG trout plant was a month ago. Fair to good bass action with the best action on plastics and crawdads. Some bullhead and catfish action also staring. Lake open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Information: Lake Hemet Market 951-659-2350, campground 951-659-2680.
FULMOR LAKE: No recent plants. Information: 951-659-2117.

ORANGE COUNTY

SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES: Limits of pan-sized catfish and a smattering of trophy fish have been highlighting the catfish action this past week. The top fish was landed was a 10-pounder caught by Tanya Apelian, Lakewood. Tanya’s huge fish was part of a 10 fish stringer she caught with husband Eric. The total weight of their catch was 36 1/2 pounds, and the cats were caught on shrimp and mackerel at the bubble hole. Randy Thompson, Corona, caught a nine-fish stringer totaling 30 pounds on shrimp, while Mark Chance, Placentia, landed an eight-pound catfish on shrimp with garlic Nitro Gravy. Patrick Leaff, Los Angeles, caught a 16-fish stringer at 40 pounds with a five-pounder topping the catch. Blake Brewart, Upland, also had a nice stringer of 19 cats totaling 35.5 pounds. A variety of baits have been producing good results for catfish with nightcrawlers, shrimp, and mackerel top contenders, but the hot ticket has been to add Eagle Claw Nitro Gravy to the bait. Boat anglers fishing early morning or late evening have been having the most success. Catfish plants will be weekly all summer, and trophy fish from eight to 15 pounds will a component of each week’s plant. The average cat will be in the two-pound range. The 24-hour passes are available every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. Information: 714-632-7830 or http://www.fishinglakes.com.
ANAHEIM LAKE: Closed. Anaheim Lake only opens when Santa Ana River Lakes is closed for cleaning and maintenance. Information: (714) 996-3508 or http://www.fishinglakes.com.
IRVINE LAKE: Fair to good catfish fishing here. Anglers are catching limits at night on DuMong’s, shrimp, or nightcrawlers. A 1,000-pound plant of large blue and channel catfish went in last week. The hot area for the catfish is in the flats. Sean Mesodaghi, Irvine, caught a 20-2 blue catfish on bonito. Ray Yancey, Compton, brought in a 12-2 channel catfish on shrimp. Mitz Onizuka, Irvine, caught a five-fish limit totaling 20-1. Crappie bite is good on small jigs. Marlon Meade and Dave Strege, both Anaheim, caught a 15-crappie limit totaling 21-1. Daytime anglers have caught good numbers of redear and bluegill off the docks on meal worms and wax worms. Fair evening bass bite at the back end of the Santiago Flats. Some anglers have reported catching and releasing up to 30 fish fish to four pounds in a single trip. A sturgeon was pulled out this week. Farel Byrd, Yorba Linda, reeled in a 25- pounder on DuMong’s. Additional boat inspection procedures will take place at lake entry to prevent further contamination with zebra mussel, which was recently found at the lake. The lake’s hours are 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nighfishing is Thursdays until 11 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays until 2 a.m. Lake information: 714-649-9111 or http://www.irvinelake.net.
LAGUNA NIGUEL LAKE: Fair or better bass bite on crankbaits, plastic worms, spinnerbaits in the bluegill pattern working best. Topwater baits in the early mornings and late evenings are best then. Good catfish action on mackerel, nightcrawlers, shrimp and chicken liver. The launch ramp and at the back side of the small island. Crappie and bluegill good on assorted crappie jigs, nightcrawlers and meal worms fished below a bobber. The lake is open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Information: 949-362-3885 or http://www.lagunaniguellake.com.

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Still a very decent trout bite in the morning and afternoons in 40 to 60 feet on downriggers with Rapalas and Needlefish. The trout are from 1 1/2 to two pounds, with some real quality trout to four pounds and a few over six. Bait anglers are using rainbow Power Bait, Power worms and nightcrawlers. Best trout spots include Cachuma Bay, just outside the marina on the flats. Crappie bite slow to fair on jigs and nightcrawlers in Bobcat Canyon. Bass bite on the slow side. Not too much action. Catfish picking up in the evenings with a fair to good bite from 4 p.m. to the early mornings on mackerel or anything dipped in stink baits. The cats are in the four to six-pound range. For quagga mussel and the new boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. Fishing information: 805-688-4040.
CASITAS: Bass action good to excellent on plastic worms, swim baits, nightcrawlers and crankbaits. The bite is best in the morning and evenings. Top fish was a nine-pounder landed by Ron Thompson, Acton. Randy Kurz, Oxnard, brought in an eight-pounder on buzz bait. Kevin Thompson, Acton, caught a seven-pounder. Alonzo and Lorenzo Ford, Ranch Cucamonga, brought in seven and six-pound bass. Tony Sandoval, Atwater, landed a seven-pounder. Trout bite still showing in a fair bite at the dam for trollers using Needlefish behind downriggers set at 30 feet. Doug Lee, Ojai, landed a limit of trout, including a two and a three pounder. No crappie bite. Fair to good bluegill and redear bite on red worms and pieces of nightcrawlers in the shallows. Curtis Brown, Ventura, caught a pair of 1 1/2-pound redear. Catfish bite fair to good on chunks of mackerel and anchovies. Six and seven-pound fish were reported last week. Private boats are again being allowed at Casitas, but boaters will face an inspection and 10-day dry dock requirement because of fears of quagga mussel infestation. Information: 805-649-2043.
CASTAIC: The heat in combination with the algae bloom have made fishing a lot tougher. Fair largemouth bass action has been reported on cranks, spinnerbaits and rattling-type baits with fish in the two to four-pound range. Striper bite fair for both shore and boat anglers with fish in the five to seven-pound range. Some large fish over 10 pounds have also been landed. Fair catfish action in the upper, northern end of the lagoon on shrimp or mackerel. No panfish reports this week. Information: 661-775-6232.
PIRU: Trout bite fair to good on Power Bait and nightcrawlers. Trollers have been using Kastmasters, Rapalas or Needlefish in 65 to 85 feet. Most fish are in the one to two-pound range, with an occasional four-pounder or better. Slow to fair crappie action in 10 to 20 feet on white mini-jigs. Most fish are under a pound, with a few over. Bass action fair on nightcrawlers and plastic worms in 10 to 15 feet. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: park 805-521-1500, marina 805-521-1231.
PYRAMID: Improving bass bite with good action reported on jigs, nightcrawlers, and plastics. Anglers have reported the most action up shallow. Slow to fair trout action with anglers catching fish at random on Power Bait, anchovies and nightcrawlers. Fair striper bite. The bigger stripers are occasionally chasing the trout. Best action reported on cut baits or shad-like swimbaits and cranks. Down below the gatehouse is the best area for trout and stripers. Catfish action improving with a fair to good bite on nightcrawlers, mackerel or shrimp. No bluegill reports. Information: USFS 661-296-9710, concession 661-257-2790.
QUAIL LAKE: No reports.
PUDDINGSTONE: Fair to good catfish bite in deep water on mackerel, shrimp, chicken liver and nightcrawlers. DFG catfish plant on month ago. Slow to fair bass bite off the east shore on drop-shot plastics, jerk baits and live worms. Fair bluegill action on meal and wax worms. Crappie bite fair on small jigs. The action is best in or around Sailboat Cove. Information: 909-599-8411, ext. 4.
SANTA FE DAM: Very good catfish action on mackerel, shrimp or chicken liver. Some bluegill on worms and nightcrawlers in the afternoon. Information: 626-334-1065.
ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant three weeks ago.
BALBOA PARK LAKE: No recent plants.
BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant three weeks ago.
CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent plants.
DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent plants.
ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent plants.
EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent plants.
ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent plants.
HANSEN DAM LAKE: DFG catfish plant three weeks ago. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.
HOLLENBECK LAKE: DFG catfish plant three weeks ago. Information: 213-261-0113.
JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent plants.
KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant three weeks ago.
LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent plants.
LEGG LAKE: No recent plants.
LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant three weeks ago.
MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: DFG catfish plant three weeks ago.
PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: Slow to fair trout bite at the drop offs on Power Bait or nightcrawlers. Some fair carp action with fish in the 1-8 to two-pound range on dough balls. Information: 818-448-7317.

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: Bass bite good. This week 176 anglers checked 1,965 bass, 21 bluegill, and one crappie. Reservations for August now available through Ticketmaster. Call (619) 220-8497. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or http://www.ci.sandiego.ca.us/water/.
HODGES: Bass and bluegill bites fair. This week 150 anglers checked reported 93 bluegill, 43 bass and three channel catfish. Renee Meyers, Clairemont Mesa, caught a 14.5-pound channel catfish on mackerel. The lake is open for fishing and boating Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Information: 619-465-3474 or http://www.ci.san-diego.ca.us/water/.
EL CAPITAN: Fair bass and bluegill action and some cats are showing. This week 168 anglers reported 175 bass, 63 bluegill, 19 crappie, 16 channel catfish and two blue catfish. The lake will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday for fishing. Permits on Thursday, Friday and Monday will only be available through the Iron Ranger/Pay Station by the concession building (exact change only). Boat rentals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. On Sundays rentals stop at 10 a.m. Information: 619-465-3474 or http://www.ci.san-diego.ca.us/water/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-3274.
LOWER OTAY: Bluegill and bass action picked back up. This week 351 anglers reported 619 bluegill, 360 bass, 15 rainbow trout and seven channel catfish. Rick Wilson, Lemon Grove, landed an eight-pound largemouth bass in Harvey Arm. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule. Information: 619-465-3474 or http://www.ci.sandiego.ca.us/water/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-3274.
UPPER OTAY: Improving bass bite with fair to good action. This week 25 anglers reported 55 bass. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for fishing, sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed to vehicles, but anglers may walk in to fish during lake hours. Information: 619-465-3474 or http://www.ci.san-diego.ca.us/water/.
SAN VICENTE: Bluegill action slowed down but still fair, and the bass action is also fair. This week 98 anglers reported 139 bass, 116 bluegill, 60 redear, nine channel catfish, three blue catfish and one carp. Michael Williams, National City, landed a 28.70-pound blue catfish on mackerel in Kimball Arm. The lake is open Thursday through Sunday for fishing and boating. Rentals are available Thursdays and Fridays only. The shoreline from the launch ramp to the buoy line is closed to all activities. The City of San Diego has confirmed that the reservoir will close sometime in August due to lowering water levels. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or http://www.ci.san-diego.ca.us/water/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-3274.
MURRAY: Bluegill bite fair. This week 93 anglers checked reported 50 bluegill, 16 bass and two channel catfish. The lake is open for fishing and boating seven days a week. Boat rentals are available Saturday and Sunday. Information: 619-465-3474 or http://www.ci.san-diego.ca.us/water/. Rental boat reservations: 619-390-0223.
MIRAMAR: Very slow action. This week 64 anglers checked reported 13 bass, eight bluegill, seven channel catfish and one rainbow trout. The lake is open for fishing seven days a week. Boat rentals are currently unavailable. The launch ramp and boat dock are temporarily closed due to low water levels. Information: 619-465-3474 or http://www.ci.san-diego.ca.us/water/. Rental boat reservations: 619-390-0223.
SUTHERLAND: Good bass bite. This week 70 anglers reported 218 bass, 30 bluegill, 16 channel catfish, 15 carp and one blue catfish. Zane and Sharrie Parks, San Diego, landed a 29.35-pound channel catfish on mackerel. Douglas Blair, Ridgecrest, brought in a 14.65-pound blue catfish on mackerel. Ken Seedorf, La Mesa, caught a 5.40-pound largemouth bass. The lake is open for fishing and boating on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Boar rentals available on Saturday and Sunday only. Information: 619-465-3474 or http://www.ci.san-diego.ca.us/water/.
WOHLFORD: Fair bass bite on plastic worms, especially in the South Shore Rock Pile. Jose Garlejo, Escondido, landed five bass. Top fish was an 8-14. The channel catfish action is also fair to good for anglers fishing the east end area with chicken livers, mackerel and shrimp. Ernesto Sanchez, Fallbrook, landed a 14-9 channel catfish off the South Shore. Mathew Sanger, Valley Center, reported a 14-6 channel catfish. Hector Feria, Escondido, caught a 3-11 channel catfish. Brent Brown, Vista, landed a 3-6 channel catfish off Crappie Rock. Crappie bite decent, although the fish are in deeper waters on golden shiners, crappie jigs and mini-jigs. J. Harris, Lake Elsinore, landed a two-pound crappie on a golden shiner in Boat Dock Cove. Sam Michetti, Escondido, caught a 1-7 crappie off the Senior Shoreline. There is a temporary ban on private boat launching, including canoes, kayaks, float tubes, trolling motors, fish finders and anchors due to the threat of quagga mussels. Rental boats are available. Information: 760-839-4346 or http://www.wohlfordlake.com.
DOANE POND: DFG trout plant last week.
DIXON: Since the start of nightfishing on June 27 the action has been good to excellent for catfish anglers. Another 2,000-pound catfish plant went in last week for the holiday. The warm summer days have produced this great catfish bite. Lots of limits off the shoreline and in Boat Dock Cove on cut mackerel, chicken. The cats have been in the one to two-pound range with some larger fish from two to four. The next cat plant will be July 17, 2,000 pounds. A few anglers are still finding the bass. Adam Honda, San Diego, caught an eight-pound bass on a Rapala jig in Whisker Bay. Nightfishing will continue every Friday and Saturday night through the end of August. Lake information: 760-839-4345 or http://www.dixonlake.com.
POWAY: Still a very tough overall bite. Nightcrawlers and Rapalas are working some for trout anglers. Catfish fishing best in the log boom, early in the day. The catfish bite should improve the bite with 2.661 pounds of channel catfish going in. Nightfishing also producing some action, as well, but nothing extraordinary. The lake is open for fishing Wednesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to sunset. No outside boats are allowed on the lake due to quagga mussel fears. Upcoming events: A contest taking place each week will award the angler with the heaviest catfish a $100 prize. The aangler must record the weight of his/her fish between 7 a.m. Wednesday and lake closing Sunday to qualify for as a winner announced the following week. Lake Poway’s Family Campout is set for August 2. This event is limited to 75 families. Register at www.poway.org. Midnight Catfish Craze scheduled for August 14 from 4 p.m. to midnight. Lake information: snack bar 858-679-5465, Poway information line 858-668-4770, concessions 858-486-1234.
JENNINGS: Catfish fishing fair to good, with the most reported action around the boat dock are and sunken quarry off Sentry Point. Nightcrawlers and mackerel were the top choices, with plastic worms best at night. Vincent Cio, 10, El Cajon, caught a five-pound channel catfish in Hermit Cove. Catfish plant went in last week with plants on July 14, July 28 and Aug. 11. Some decent trout action at mid-lake on nightcrawlers, drifted about 40 to 80 feet down. Bass bite fair with fish on the surface, near the bank at night. Bass in 15 to 30 feet during the day on shad. The lake is open Fridays from 5 p.m. to 11:45 p.m., Saturday from 5:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. and Sundays from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Upcoming events: Free fishing class Sunday at 1 p.m. Lake information: Ranger Hugh Marx, 619-390-1300 or http://www.lakejennings.org.
MORENA: Fair to good bass bite in the boat launch area and in Cabin Cove on plastic worms or nightcrawlers. The boat launch is open. The trout bite is still hanging on with an OK bite in the late morning, and early afternoons on Power Bait, rainbow Rapalas or Kastmasters. Rowboats and motorboats are available to rent Wednesday through Sunday. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-694-3049.
CUYAMACA: Private boats are allowed on the lake again, 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. Trout action slow with extreme heat, but some trout are biting Rapalas and Thomas Buoyants. Joey Piontek, Alpine, landed a 9-9 trout on Power Bait in Kitchen Cove. Bass fair to good on topwater lures and plastic worms. Catfish bite very good on worms and dough balls by the dam. Kathy Widner, El Cajon, landed a 15-pound channel catfish on blue wax worm. Chris Perez, Imperial Beach, brought in a 14-7 channel catfish. Tom Teak, La Mesa, reeled in a 10-8 channel catfish at the jetty. Jonathan Brown, England, also brought in a 10-8 channel catfish on a gold spinner. The lake is now taking reservations for a new RV area located in the overflow camping area. It is set up for eight rigs, but has a minimum of four. The rate is $200 a night for all eight sites, but can be rented by singles if not reserved by a group. Information: 760-765-0515 or http://www.lakecuyamaca.org.
HENSHAW: Catfish fishing is good this week with limits reported on chicken liver, shrimp, nightcrawlers or mackerel. Christian McGill, Santa Ysabel, landed a limit of catfish. Top fish was a 12-pounder. Joe Navaro, Julian, reeled in three cats. His big fish was nine pounds. Jerry and Ramona Quinllin, Santee, caught a 5 1/2-pound catfish. Jay Baay, Julian, caught three catfish to three pounds. A few bass have also been biting in the Fish-n-Float Dock area. Christian Boucher, Crestline, landed a four-pound bass. The lake is open from 6 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Nightfishing will continue through the summer. Rental boats can only be rented during daytime hours, 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Information: 760-782-3501.

COLORADO RIVER

LAKE MEAD: Good to excellent largemouth bass bite, especially in the backs of coves on plastics and nightcrawlers. The night time striper bite is best with many fish over two pounds reported on anchovies or sardines. Night anglers are using lights to attract baitfish and then fishing the bait below for the stripers that come to the bait. Water levels are very low, and the conditions at Sough Cove are deteriorating.
WILLOW BEACH: Trout bite remains good on spinners, salmon eggs, or floating baits just off shore. Some fish to three pounds. Also some trout action on Jake’s, Panther Martins, and spoons. Trout continue to be planted every Friday. Stripers spotty. Information: 928-767-4747.
LAKE MOHAVE: Striper bite leads the show with the excellent action at the upper end on anchovies. Boat anglers are catching stripers in good numbers trolling Needlefish and Rapalas in 50 to 80 feet just outside of coves. Shore anglers are also catching fish in the mouths of coves. Nightfishing has been best, although anglers are catching fish in the early morning and late afternoon hours as well. Information: 702-297-1464.
BELOW DAVIS DAM: Improved striper bite on anchovies or chicken livers, especially near Harrah’s Casino. Little to no trout bite.
NEEDLES: Striper bite slow to fair with only small fish landed downriver in the Topoc area. A few catfish showing and some crappie also biting in the gorge. Slow largemouth bite. Information: Premier Sports 760-326-2727, Golden Shores 760-768-2325.
TOPOCK MARSH: Very good catfish bite on nightcrawlers and anchovies. A few bass biting on plastics. Some bluegill around structure. The stripers are nonexistent, and the crappie bite dwindled to almost nothing. Water levels are up, but still take caution when launching. The marsh can be accessed by boat at North Dike, Catfish Paradise, and Five-Mile Landing. Information: 928-768-2350.
HAVASU: Exceptional striper bite all over the lake on shad, swimbaits, sardines, and cut anchovies in 35 to 56 feet from Copper Canyon south to Standard Wash. The afternoon hours are best for fishing. Good catfish action on anchovies in Buzzard and Eagle Coves. Largemouth bass bite good to excellent with fish being caught on Senkos, Gitzits and drop-shot worms. Smallmouth bite fair on jigs off the rocky banks and points. Also some bluegill action reported at Six Site on meal worms. Information: 760-663-3811.
PARKER STRIP: Fair catfish action with some flatheads to 12 pounds reported in an improving bite. As the temps get higher, the action gets better for the cats. Information: June’s Unique 928-669-8883.
BLYTHE: Flathead bite good to excellent with the occasional fish 30 pounds or larger, but most are in the seven to 10-pound range. The bass bite has been good in the main river for smallmouths and in the ditches and backwaters for largemouth, with some fish to four pounds and bigger reported this week. Bluegill are fair to good in most backwaters. Information: B&B Bait 760-921-2248.
PALO VERDE: Water temperatures and levels are up, and the bass action is fair to good in the backwaters and smallies on the river rip-rap. Also improving action on schoolie-sized stripers in the river with fish to four pounds reported. Very good flathead action. Information: Walter's Camp 760-854-3322.
PICACHO AREA: Fair to good catfish and bass action. Catfish taking mackerel and bass are biting plastics. Few reports.
MARTINEZ LAKE AREA: Fair to good largemouth bite on cranks, spinnerbaits and plastics. Channel catfish bite decent, and the crappie bite is also fair on small live minnows. A few flatheads are showing in the main river, too. Information: 928-783-9589 or www.martinezlake.com.
YUMA AREA: The bite at the Gila Main Canal in East Yuma fair to good for channel catfish, large redear, and bluegill. Catfish taking mackerel or shrimp, and redear and bluegill biting worms. The flatheads have been active.

LOWER DESERT WATERS

SALTON SEA: Slow bite. The extreme heat eliminated any signs of action. Check with the state park staff before you go. Information: Salton Sea State Recreation Area ranger station 760-393-3052. Weather information: 760-352-3360, Coachella Valley Water District's weather forecast 760-398-7211. Anglers fishing the sea use Citizen Band (CB) radios and tune to channel one.
ALAMO RIVER: No reports.
COACHELLA, HIGHLINE CANALS: Few reports but some channel cats and the odd bass has been reported. Also some stripers.
ALL AMERICAN CANAL: Very little fishing pressure.
FINNEY-RAMER: No reports.
WEIST LAKE: No recent DFG plants. Information: 760-352-3308.
SUNBEAM LAKE: No recent DFG plants.
LAKE CAHUILLA: No report. Information: 760-564-4712.

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL: For updated road and camping information: Interagency Visitor Center 760-876-6222, Bishop Chamber of Commerce 760-873-8405, or http://www.bishopvisitor.com.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: Excellent water conditions, with last week’s algae bloom cleared. Most fish are in nine to 14 feet of water and midge fishermen are doing better than streamer fishermen. Water temps are also on the rise, which means some fish will start to move into Buckeye Bay. The lake is full of DFG stocker-sized trout. Some fish showing on trolled lures. The East Walker River is very clear and flows are holding at 175 cfs. Midge patterns are best in the mornings. In mid- to late-morning the caddis start egg-laying flights and then baetis mayflies start emerging. The mayflies continue through the afternoon. The best and most consistent hatch is the evening caddis grab. Virginia Lakes are very good. Big Virginia’s fly and bait bite is hot. Twin Lakes fishing good for trollers fishing on top. For the East Walker River flows, you can check this website for real time flow data: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ca/nwis/uv?10293000. Fishing information: Ken's Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.
JUNE LAKE LOOP: The bite is fair at all the lakes in the loop -- June, Gull, Silver and Grant. With Gull and Grant fishing good to excellent. Look for the fish along of points at Grant. Troll streamers for the big browns and rainbows at Gull. Some are also tossing a nice dry fly on the surface for decent action before sunset to noon. Runoff flows are down and the water has cleared at Rush Creek. Nymphing is best. Information: Ernie’s Fishing Tackle (760) 648-7756 or June Lake Marina (760) 648-7726.
MAMMOTH AREA: Crowley Lake action has been very good for bait anglers in the shallows of McGee Bay or deeper water in Big Hilton from boats. Inflated nightcrawlers and bright-colored Power Bait are best. Shore fishermen have had luck off Little Hilton Point and outside of Beaver Cove. Perch are showing all around the lake, especially in Green Banks, Big Hilton Bay and Leyton Springs. Lead head jigs are best. The bite at Hot Creek is fair to good, but inconsistent. Water are dirty and high, but still fishable. Use small tricos in the early morning and PMDs after 10 a.m. Good stocker trout action in Mammoth Creek and all the Mammoth Lakes -- Mary, Mamie, Gull, and George -- all producing fish. George and Mary have the best fish with decent of action reported from the inlets. The road to the San Joaquin is open, and while the San Joaquin River is high and still a little tough, Sotcher and Starkweather lakes both are very good with fish to 3 1/2 pounds reported. Convict Lake bite good for rainbow trout at the inlet and outlet on nightcrawlers, Power Bait, Thomas Buoyants and Kastmasters. Fishing information: Crowley Lake Fish Camp at 760-935-4301 or http://www.CrowleyLakeFishCamp.com. The Troutfitter 760-934-2517, Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, or Performance Anglers at 760-924-2181 or http://www.performanceanglers.com.
BISHOP AREA: The bite at Sabrina Lake is fair to good for anyone using nightcrawlers. Top fish was an 8 1/4-pound trout landed by Ryan Robar, North Hills, on rainbow Power Bait. The hot area for the trout is in the Dingleberry Inlet. Alpers’ trout action also fair to good for anglers using Power worms. A load of Alpers’ went in early last week. Pleasant Valley Reservoir is fair to good with good trout and perch action. The trout are biting Power Bait and nightcrawlers. Bishop Creek and Intake II planted last week, and the bite is fair to good. The lower Owens River (in both the Gorge below Crowley Lake and below Pleasant Valley Reservoir) is fishing slightly better with flows at 354 cfs. Wading is still very difficult, but can be done with some good balance and patience. For flow information on the whole Owens River system, you can get information here: http://www.ladwp.com/ladwp/aqueduct/showAq...WP_AQUERTD_SCID. For fishing information: Culver's 760-872- 8361, Brock's 760-872-3581.
BIG PINE TO LONE PINE AREA: Pretty decent bite in both the lower Owens River and Diaz Lake. Plants this week at Baker Creek, Big Pine Creek, Cottonwood Creek, Diaz Lake, Goodale Creek, Independence Creek, Lone Pine Creek, Owens River (below Tinnemaha), Taboose Creek, Tinnemaha Creek and Tuttle Creek. Information: 760-876-4444 or go to http://www.lonepinechamber.org.

WESTERN SIERRA

DERBY ALERT: Catfish derby going on through the end of July at all the lakes in the Western Sierra. Biggest catfish of the month earns $100 cash. Entry is free, but anglers must sign up at Bob’s Bait in Bakersfield. For more information, call 661-833-8657.
LAKE ISABELLA: Some of the best fishing in the area. Large numbers of catfish have been landed on shad and clams in the north fork. The crappie bite is hit and miss with only a few pockets of fish in deeper water producing. Trout bite good to excellent on Power bait and nightcrawlers. Trollers also scoring with Needlefish and Excel lures by the dam. Fishing information: Bob's Bait 661-833-8657.
KERN RIVER: The Kernville area has a fair to good trout bite on salmon eggs and spinners. The flows have dropped drastically in the upper river, so the bite is very good for trout on crickets and Salmon eggs. Lower river flows are still high, but going down each week. Flows should be low enough and the lower river should be fishable within the week. Some bass action reported in the lower river. Information: Kern River Troutfitter 760-376-2040 or http://www.kernriverflyfishing.com, or James Store 760-376-2424.
RIVER WALK PARK: Slow trout bite. No more trout plants will go until next season.
AQUEDUCT NEAR TAFT: Very good catfish action on mackerel, shad, and Sonny’s dip bait with improving action as the waters warm. Dylan Trueblood, Bakersfield, caught an 11-pound catfish on shad. Ronnie Yoakam, Bakersfield, reeled in a six-pound catfish. Striper bite good on blood worms primarily at night.
HART PARK LAKE: Bluegill action good on wax worms and crickets. Good carp bite on dough balls.
TRUXTUN LAKE: Bluegill action good on meal worms and crickets. Fair to good bass bite on topwater plugs in the evenings. Good carp bite on dough bait. Catfish bite picking up. Fair trout bite.
MING LAKE: Very good bluegill action on crickets and meal worms. Fair to good bass bite on Senkos, plastic worms and minnows. Good carp bite on dough bait. Fair trout action on Power Bait.
BRITE LAKE: Catfish bite fair on anchovies. Also a few bass showing.
BUENA VISTA LAKES: Good catfish bite on shad. Also a few stripers on shad. The bass bite has slowed down. Bluegill bite good on wax worms.
WOLLOMES LAKE: Fair to good bluegill action on wax worms and crickets. Bass bite fair on minnows and plastics. Good carp bite on dough bait.
SUCCESS LAKE: Mostly slow. Levels are dropping and the bass bite is picking up. Information: 559-781-2078.
KAWEAH LAKE: Fair bass bite on Senkos. Levels are high. Information: 559-597-2526

CENTRAL COAST LAKES

SAN ANTONIO: The crappie action is fair to good on crappie jigs and minnows. Fair to good striper action in Bee Rock Cove and Harris Creek on anchovies and swimbaits. The smallmouth are scarce, however the largemouth bite is fair to good around the rocky points on swimbaits, spoons, crankbaits and plastic worms. Fair to good catfish action on anchovies, mackerel or shrimp. Information: 805-472-2818.
SANTA MARGARITA: Good largemouth bite on Brush Hogs, plastics or crankbaits. Anglers have landed decent numbers of limits with largemouth to five pounds or better on some stringers. The early morning bite from sunrise to 8 a.m. is best. Fair to good trout bite on Power Bait or worms. Decent crappie action on jigs near the river inlet. The marina store is open Wednesday through Sunday. Information: 805-438-1522.
NACIMIENTO: Overall bite remains slowish. The spotted bass are the only species providing anglers with decent fishing. The bite is best on plastics and spoons in the narrows and off the rocky shorelines to score the spotties. Some anglers have reported catching 12 to 15 fish by putting in two to three hours of effort. Largemouth and small action slow. Slow white bass bite. Information: 805-238-1056 or www.nacimientoresort.com.
LOPEZ: Crappie bite consistent, but just fair on crappie jigs for those fishing in the evenings to dusk. Bass action good on jigs, nightcrawlers or plastic worms, especially in Wittenberg Canyon. Good bluegill and redear action on meal and wax worms. Catfish bite improved with a fair bite on anchovies or shrimp. Slow to fair trout action on nightcrawlers and rainbow Power Bait in Cottonwood Cove and off the Cottonwood shoreline. Trollers have had the most success just outside the cove on Needlefish and silver Kastmasters. Most fish are under the two-pound mark. Information: 805-489-1006.

TROUT PLANTS

Barring adverse weather, water, road conditions, and the availability of trucks and personnel, the following lakes and streams, listed by county, will be restocked this week with catchable-size rainbow trout from the Department of Fish and Game hatcheries:

LOS ANGELES: Bouquet Canyon Creek.
SAN BERNARDINO: Big Bear Lake, Jenks Lake.
INYO: Baker Creek, Big Pine Creek, Bishop Creek (Intake 2), Bishop Creek Lower, Bishop Creek (Middle and South Forks), Cottonwood Creek, Diaz Lake, Goodale Creek, Independence Creek, Lone Pine Creek, North Lake, Owens River (below Tinnemaha), Pleasant Valley Reservoir, Rock Creek Lake, Sabrina Lake, South Lake, Taboose Creek, Tinnemaha Creek, Tuttle Creek.
MONO: Buckeye Creek, Convict Creek, Convict Lake, Deadman Creek, Ellery Lake, Lake George, Glass Creek, Grant Lake, Gull Lake, June Lake, Lee Vining Creek, Lee Vining Creek (South Fork), Little Walker River, Lundy Lake, Mamie Lake, Mammoth Creek, Mary Lake, McGee Creek, Mill Creek, Owens River (Section 3), Robinson Creek, Rock Creek (Sections 1 and 2), Rush Creek, Saddlebag Creek, Saddlebag Lake, Sherwin Creek, Silver Lake, Tioga Lake, Trumble Lake, Twin Lakes Bridgeport (Lower and Upper), Twin Lakes Mammoth, Virginia Creek, Virginia Lake (Lower and Upper), West Walker River (Sections 2 and 3).
FRESNO: Big Creek near Huntington, Big Creek near Kings, Dinkey Creek, Hume Lake, Huntington Lake, Kings River below the Pine Flat Reservoir, Mono Creek, Portal Forebay, Rancheria Creek, San Joaquin River below the Friant Dam, Shaver Lake, South Fork of San Joaquin, Tamarack Creek, Tenmile Creek, Ward Lake, Wishon Reservoir.
KERN: Kern River from Powerhouse No. 3 to Riverside Park, Kernville.
MARDERA: Corrine Lake, Fish Creek, Lewis Creek, Lower Chiquito Creek, Manzanita Lake, Nelder Creek, North Fork of Willow Creek, Rock Creek, Upper Big Creek, West Fork of the Chiquito Creek.
MARIPOSA: Merced River downstream of Redbud Bridge.
MERCED: Yosemite Lake.
TULARE: Balch Park eastern lake, Balch Park western lake, Dry Meadow Creek
Freeman Creek, Hedrick Pond Campground pond, Kern River from Bush Creek to Fairview Dam, Kern River from Fairview Dam to Falling Waters Lodge, North Fork of Middle Fork Tule River at Wishon Campground, Peppermint Creek (lower), Peppermint Creek (upper), Poso Creek, South Fork of Middle Fork Tule River at Camp Nelson
South Fork of Middle Fork Tule River at Ceder Slopes, Stoney Creek, White River.
TUOLUMNE: Deadman Creek, Herring Creek, Lyons Canal, Lyons Reservoir
Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River, Middle Fork of the Tuolumne River
Moccasin Creek, North Fork of the Stanislaus River, North Fork of the Tuolumne River
Pinecrest Lake, Powerhouse Stream, South Fork of the Stanislaus River, South Fork of the Tuolumne River, Stanislaus River Clark Fork.

CATFISH PLANTS

Barring adverse weather, water, road conditions, and the availability of trucks and personnel, the following lakes and streams, listed by county, will be stocked this week with one-pound channel catfish by the Department of Fish and Game.

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