SOCAL FISHING REPORT July 1, 2009

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SOCAL FISHING REPORT

July 1, 2009

Compiled by Jim Matthews, Outdoor News Service

JIM MATTHEWS’
PICKS OF THE WEEK

1. The bluegill bite at Diamond Valley Lake remains our No. 1 pick. There have been a lot of nice stringers of fish with so many over a pound they don’t rate a second glance now. There’s also a good crappie bite with fish over two pounds again this week, lots of catfish, good bass action, and a few big stripers showing on swimbaits. Easy choice. For an update, call the marina staff at 951-926-7201 or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410.
2. Sutherland’s bass bite is bumping the Salton Sea tilapia bite out of this spot, but that’s only because the heat at the Salton Sea has been almost unbearable. 115 degrees! Sutherland is closer to the coast and has an excellent largemouth bass bite, and most anglers were fishing for bluegill, carp, and catfish, so those numbers don’t tell how good it’s been. For lake information and rental boat reservations call 619-668-3274 or e-mail ssmith@sandiego.gov.
3. We’re keeping Havasu in the No. 3 spot in spite of the heat (110-plus this week). The smallmouth bass fishing has just been excellent with a lot of fish topping the two-pound mark. While the lack of shad means the topwater action isn’t that great, there is an excellent jig and plastic bite. The fish are keying on crawdads, so any bait that resembles a ‘dad has been very productive. For an update, check with Angler’s Pro Shop in Lake Havasu City at 928-854-2277.

FRESHWATER HOT SPOTS

TROUT: The local mountain waters are seeing good action at Big Bear Lake, Green Valley Lake, Lake Gregory, and Lake Hemet all worth fishing. Green Valley cranked out fish over six pounds again this week. In the Sierra, the bites are good on planted fish from north to south, especially the Bishop Creek drainage where SCE planted Alpers’ trout late last week. For fly anglers, the East Walker River and Crowley Lake are all worth fishing with good bite. In the High Desert, Jess Ranch is still a good bet.
LARGEMOUTH BASS: The largemouth bass bites are turning back on with a lot of excellent morning and evening topwater bites. Top picks are Diamond Valley, Sutherland, and Casitas. Both are producing great average-sized fish, perhaps in the three to four-pound range. Other good bets including Santa Margarita on the Central Coast, Castaic, Piru, Skinner, and Silverwood. In San Diego County, the Barrett remains good, but Upper Otay, Wohlford, Lower Otay, El Capitan, and Hodges are all worth fishing. On the lower Colorado River, the smallmouth bass bite from Lake Havasu downstream is very good in the main river, and the largemouth bite is pretty darn good all in the backwaters of the lower river.
STRIPED BASS: There is pretty good striper action at all of the Southern California striper spots with Pyramid, Skinner, Silverwood, Castaic and Diamond Valley all cranking out fish, mostly on anchovies. Best fish are showing at Diamond Valley, which had a couple in the 20-pound class this week. The California aqueduct near Taft is also good (and anglers are reminded there is an 18-inch minimum size here). On the Colorado River, Lake Mohave is good on fish to five pounds on anchovies in the coves by the power lines. Havasu is slow, however, and Willow Beach turned spotty again. A few big wipers are being caught at Elsinore each week, and wipers planted at Hesperia Lake are showing in decent numbers.
PANFISH: Excellent action a Lopez Lake with crappie to three pounds and a solid one-pound average. Nearby Santa Margarita is nearly as good. The Lake Isabella crappie bite is still going strong, and the fish are in the South Fork arm. Diamond Valley also has a very good bite on crappie. The bluegill and redear bites are wide open just about everywhere. Diamond Valley and Lake Perris are hot. But just about every water with bluegill is really cranking. Also the tilapia bite at the Salton Sea just won’t go away. Still excellent action if you can take the heat. Tilapia are also being planted each week now at Santa Ana River Lakes and Corona Lake.
CATFISH: The lower Colorado River flathead and channel catfish action remains good. The Blythe-Palo Verde region to Yuma is hot for the big flatheads, and the channels are showing from Mead to Mexico. Other places of note include Hesperia Lake (which is getting double loads of catfish plants each week), Jean’s Channel Cats, Irvine Lake, Corona Lake, and Santa Ana River Lakes. While they’re not catfish, the big plants of three to five pounder sturgeon that went into Santa Ana and Corona two weeks ago remain very slow. Baffling.

WATER BY WATER REPORTS

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The striper action is good with a lot of smaller fish from one to three pounds being caught, with some bigger. The best bite has been on cut baits, mostly anchovies, fished at Chemise or the spillway. Ryan Eckhart, Fountain Valley, caught four stripers to six pounds. David Frost and Melvin Daniels, Riverside, teamed up to catch 21 stripers to four pounds on anchovies at the spillway. The trout action has been slow to fair with the best bite in Cleghorn on Power Worms or trout dough baits. Trout were planted two weeks ago. The largemouth bass bite has been good on swim baits in Miller's Canyon and Quiet Cove. The catfish bite is good in outhouse cove on chicken liver, shrimp, and mackerel. Gavin Johnson, Apple Valley, caught five catfish to 5-8 on chicken livers at the dam. The bluegill bite is also good with most of the action reported off the rocks by the docks. Information: marina 760-389-2299, state park 760-389-2281, Silverwood Country store 760-389-2423.
BIG BEAR LAKE: Fair trout action with the best bite for trollers working deeper water or still fishermen fishing 20-plus feet of water. Tom Sawyer, Riverside, landed a 6-2 rainbow fishing Power Bait from shore on Tusday this week. It took him 15 minutes to bring in the fish. Bass action is fair on spinnerbaits and spoons in the shallows, with quite a few smallmouth reported this past week. Crappie are spotty in the east end. Fishing information: Big Bear Marina 909-866-3218, Big Bear Sporting Goods 909-866-3222 or Big Bear Boat Rentals Fishing Big Bear Marina.
GREGORY LAKE: No report. Information: 909-338-2233.
GREEN VALLEY LAKE: Very consistent rainbow trout action with a lot of one to two-pound fish and a few bigger. Top fish of the week was an 8-15 rainbow landed by Greg Mihelich, La Mirada, caught on a rainbow Kastmaster while fishing from a boat. There will be a 2,000-pound plant of Calaveras Rainbows for the 4th of July weekend, and there will be a few fish over the six-pound mark. Anglers who catch a rainbow over six pounds get a free "Green Valley Lake Six-Pound-and-Over Club" tee-shirt. There is also a fair catch-and-release bite on largemouth bass. Recorded information: 909-867-2009.
ARROWBEAR LAKE: DFG trout plant four weeks ago.
JENKS LAKE: DFG trout plants last week and four weeks ago. Information: Mill Creek Ranger Station at 909-382-2881.

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: There continues to be excellent catfish action with a lot of limits and many quality fish showing. Mackerel, shrimp, inflated nightcrawlers, and the marshmallow-meal worm combo have been the top baits, especially if dipped in Sonny's Catfish Bait. The lake is planted with 2,200 pounds of cats every Thursday and each plant includes some trophy broodstock fish. Wipers, a striped bass-white bass hybrid, were planted two weeks ago and action has been good. Nightcrawlers, shrimp, and anchovies have been working best for these hybrids, which weigh from a half to three pounds. Some sturgeon continue to show each week. 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. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.
JESS RANCH: Trout action was very good again this past week with most fish near or over two pounds. The best bite has been on Power Bait, especially in colors salmon peach, spring green, and garlic. Nightcrawlers and a variety of jigs and lures are also working well for trout. The catfish bite is also very good on Power Bait, nightcrawlers, shrimp, and mackerel. Gary Chinn, Barstow, caught a limit of catfish with a five pounder topping his catch. The bass bite is fair with the best action on Senkos and spinnerbaits fished at the south eastern shore of lake two or the northern shore of lake three. The bluegill bite is just fair but should continue to improve as the weather warms up. The lake will be planting tagged trout and catfish for July 4. Anglers who catch these tagged fish will receive prizes. The lake is open Wednesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it is stocked with trout each week on Fridays from its own hatchery. The lake will also be stocking catfish every Thursday all summer long. Lake information: 760-240-1107 or Jess Ranch Lakes-The Official Site.
MOJAVE NARROWS: No report. County catfish plants are weekly now. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

INLAND VALLEY LAKES
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY


CUCAMONGA-GUASTI: County catfish plants are weekly through the summer. Information: 909-481-4205.
PRADO: Catfish action is good to excellent with the best bite on shrimp, mackerel, and nightcrawlers fished at lots six, seven, and eight. There is a good bass bite and excellent bluegill action. The carp bite is also very good on the same baits being used to catch catfish. Information: 909-597-4260.
YUCAIPA: County catfish are planted weekly through the summer. Lake information: 909-790-3127.
GLEN HELEN: Excellent catfish action with county catfish plants each week through the summer. The bluegill bite is also good with a lot of smaller fish showing on small worms, meal worms, and crickets fished under bobber. Carp are fair to good on dough 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 DFG plants in over a month. Information: 909-384-5233.

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The bluegill bite has continued very good with a lot of nice stringers showing along the dams on jigs, crickets, wax worms, and nightcrawler pieces. While nothing like the recent lake record 3 1/2-pound fish was caught, there have been quite a few fish in the one-pound class. The largemouth bass bite is still good, but a little off from recent weeks, and the average size has dropped a little with more two to three-pound class fish and fewer over three. But the fish are still showing on just about any presentation or bait, from trolling to topwater. Most of the fish are in 20 to 35 feet of water. Rick Rivera, Menifee, landed a seven-pound bass throwing a swimbait along the west dam, while Louie Vega, Hemet, caught the biggest bass of the week fishing from shore with a jerkbait. The fish was a 9.04-pounder. Trout spotty with the best action for anglers fishing in boats off the two dams. Trolling slow, but some fish showing on drifted nightcrawlers. Stephen Rozena, Redlands, caught a 3.65-pound trout fishing with anchovies, while Danny Martins, Murrieta, landed a 3.2-pound trout fishing with jigs near the east dam. Stripers have been spotty, but a few quality fish are showing on swimbaits. Russell Nievar, Anza, caught a 24-pound, and John Balderson, Sage, landed a 20-pounder. Catfish are very consistent with a lot of quality fish showing for boat and shore anglers on cut baits. The saddle dam, Rawson Cove, near the quarry, and along the east dam and the top areas, but shore angler Bruce Clement, Yucaipa, caught a 5.51-pound cat fishing with chicken liver in the third cove to the right of the marina. The crappie bite is almost untapped but some good catches of quality fish are coming in each week. Danny Martins, Murrieta, caught 11 crappie totaling 10.63 pounds fishing with jigs along the east dam. Johnny Millage, Banning, landed a 2.44-pound crappie fishing near the rock quarry with nightcrawlers, while Trevor Plume, Hemet, caught a 1.46-pounder. The launch ramp remains closed due to low water levels. There is a petition going around to get a launch ramp extension (check with Last Chance B&T). Lake information: 800-590-LAKE, marina 951-926-7201, Last Chance Bait and Tackle 951-658-7410 or Diamond Valley Marina.
PERRIS: The bluegill and redear bite remains wide open with a lot of 1/2 to 1 1/2-pound fish showing. The best bet for bluegill continues to be in deeper water for boat and float tube anglers, but the marina is also a good bet. Best action on crickets, meal worms, wax worms, or small jigs tipped with a bait. Jeff Feaster, Yorba Linda, caught a 1-4 bluegill on a cricket at the marina. The bass bite remained very good this past week with the best bite on plastics and nightcrawlers. Joe Bennett, San Bernardino, landed a 10-pound bass. Trout action is fair. Good carp bite at Lots 5 and 6, the east end, Rock Climber's Cove area. A few catfish are also being caught, but mostly by accident by bluegill, bass, and trout anglers. Ralph Wynn, Hemet, landed a 14-pound catfish on a nightcrawler at the east end of the lake. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.
SKINNER: The striped bass action was good for smaller fish at the dam and inlet on anchovies or chicken liver. Dale Brooks, Murrieta, landed six stripers to four pounds on anchovies at the inlet. Kathy Jenkins, Temecula, caught four stripers to three pounds on chicken liver at the east end. The largemouth bite is best on dark plastics and nightcrawlers fished along the south shore. The catfish bite is picking up with mackerel and chicken liver working best. Ron Smith, Moreno Valley, caught three catfish to four pounds on chicken liver at Social Security Point. Some bluegill are showing in the early morning or late afternoon on mealworms and nightcrawlers. Carp action is fair on dough baits. Crappie and trout are slow. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.
ELSINORE: There continues to be a fair to good catfish and carp bite, with the best action early and late in the day. Also a spotty bite on largemouth bass, and a few wipers to eight pounds continue to show. There is an 18-inch minimum size on the wipers. Crappie are tough now with only a few being caught. Small bluegill are good. Information: Seaport Boat Launch at 951-245-9308, Elsinore West Marina at 951-678-1300.
CORONA LAKE: The catfish action has been good for night and early morning anglers, but the sturgeon planted two weeks ago have been absent from angler reports. There also continue to be a fair number of tilapia, bluegill, and largemouth bass landed. The warmer weather this week finally seemed to be turning on the catfish bite with some good catches reported by boat anglers fishing in the trees and willows along the southeast side of the lake with shrimp and nightcrawlers. Mike, Steve, and George Owens, all Corona, teamed up to catch 15 cats that weighed 33 pounds total and the stringer included a 5 1/2-pounder. The three were fishing mackerel from a boat. The big catfish of the week was a seven-pounder caught by Sharon Green, Placentia, on the marshmallow-meal worm combo doused with Gravy, while a six-pound cat was landed by Vince Duarte, Yorba Linda, on the shrimp-marshmallow combo. Tilapia to 2 1/2 pounds are showing on nightcrawler pieces along the shorelines near structure. Catfish are planted twice a week, tilapia each week. Catchable-sized sturgeon will be planted at least through the summer. There is 24-hour fishing every Friday and Saturday night. Information: 951-277-4489 or fishinglakes.com, Santa Ana River Lakes - Corona Lake - Anaheim Lake.
EVANS LAKE: Slow to fair bass action on plastics and small reaction baits. Good bluegill action around shoreline structure, rocks, and tules.
RANCHO JURUPA: Good catfish action and the lake is slated for a plant this week. Plants are now every other week, and the best bite has been on mackerel. Diego Acevedo, Riverside, caught four catfish to three pounds on shrimp. Also the odd bass and carp showing up. Information: 951-684-7032.
FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: No report. Information: 909-795-2411.
ANGLER’S LAKE: The lake is currently closed.
REFLECTION LAKE: Good catfish action with nightcrawlers working well. Catfish are planted on Thursday every other 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 Reflection Lake RV Park, a Hemet California RV Park and Family Campground.
JEAN’S CHANNEL CATS: Excellent catfish action on chicken liver, dough baits, and nightcrawlers. The lake is open Wednesday 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: Excellent bluegill action. Fair to good bass action. Lance and Ken Cotcamp, Sun City, caught five bass to three pounds and a large number of bluegill while trolling. Slow to fair bite for trout and a DFG plant is slated for this week. There is a good carp bite for those targeting them and some catfish have also been showing. There is a carp tournament for the month of July. Lake open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Information: Lake Hemet Market 951-659-2350, campground 951-659-2680.
FULMOR LAKE: DFG trout plant this week. Information: 951-659-2117.

ORANGE COUNTY

SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES: The catfish action continues to be hot, but the sturgeon continue to be largely no-shows. On Sunday, Tony and Suzan Fibetts, Lakewood, had a 30-fish catfish stringer that weighed in at 63 1/2 pounds, including a 4-7, fishing from a boat with shrimp doused with Gravy. Bill DeBolt, Compton, had 15 catfish that weighed 31-4 and included a 5 1/4-pounder, all on mackerel with Gravy. Josh Snyder, Fountain Valley, had 13 fish on his stringer that weighed 26 1/2 pounds, and his big fish was the top catfish of the week, a 5 1/2-pounder. He was using shrimp in the main lake. Rick Haney, Garden Grove, caught five cats that weighed 16 1/2 pounds on shrimp with garlic Gravy at Levitz’ Corner. Regular tilapia plants have made this action pretty good for anglers who target these fish with nightcrawler pieces, with the best action in Chris’ Pond. Some of the fish top two pounds, but most are at 1 1/2 pounds. Catfish plants are twice a week, with the tilapia going in each week now. Sturgeon will be planted regularly throughout the summer with fish to 15 pounds planted with each stock. There is 24-hour fishing every Friday and Saturday night. 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: Catfish action is excellent with shrimp, chicken liver, and mackerel fished down to 15 feet working best. Woody's Cove and Santiago Flats were the hot spots this past week. Danyon Lee, Orange, caught a 16-pound catfish on mackerel at the west shore. Denise Swann, Lakewood, landed five catfish totaling 23.94 pounds on mackerel at the flats. Ken Bell, Orange, hooked into a nine-pound catfish on mackerel at the flats. Jake Wilkerson, Orange, caught an 8.4-pound catfish on mackerel at Woody's Cove. Crappie action was very good this week with the best bite on white Atomic tubes tipped with a mealworm fished near structure. The bass action was best on spinnerbaits and crankbaits in the early morning and jigs and plastics in the afternoon. Trout action was fair with trollers seeing the best results. Good numbers of bluegill are showing for those using meal worms or wax worms in the shallows near the docks. The lake will be open until 11 p.m. Thursday nights and until 2 a.m. every Friday and Saturday night all summer long. Lake information: 714-649-9111 or Irvine Lake - Fishing and Camping in Orange County, Southern California.
LAGUNA NIGUEL LAKE: No report. Catfish were planted three weeks ago. 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: Trout action is fair for trollers and bait fishermen at the dam working 30 to 50 feet of water. The fish are running up to two pounds. The bass bite, for both smallmouth and largemouth, has been fair with a lot of fish showing on plastics and topwater. There is still a fair crappie bite in the narrows on small jigs and cranks, but more of the fish are under a pound than over now, and this bite is slowing. The bluegill and redear bites are both pretty good, mostly on nightcrawler pieces. Catfish are also starting to show in the narrows on cut baits. For quagga mussel and the new boat launching information, log on at Santa Barbara County Parks. Fishing information: 805-688-4040.
CASITAS: The largemouth bass bite remains fair with some flurries of good action, mostly early or late in the day. The live shad are still available for bait in the mornings, but the bass have switched almost entirely to plastics and nightcrawlers drop-shotted on the bottom, with some topwater early in the morning on small fish. Top fish was only a six-pound bass caught by Greg Webster, Oakview, drop-shotting a plastic. Trout are pretty fair for trollers working Needlefish in 50 feet of water at the dam with quite a few limits posted this past week. Jim Downard, Ojai, was trolling with Needlefish near the dam to get his limit of rainbows up to 1-8. Good bluegill and redear action on the outside edges of the weed beds on nightcrawlers, red worms, or crickets, with the best bite off the Sunken Island and in Station Canyon. Private boats are being allowed at Casitas, but boats will be inspected and face a 10-day dry dock requirement because of fears of quagga mussel infestation. The lake is open every day, including all holidays from dusk to dawn. Information: 805-649-2043.
CASTAIC: Stripers and largemouth action both slowed slightly with the warmer weather, but the bite is still very good. The dam has been a little slow for stripers, but the forebay buoy line has been a hot spot. Sardines, anchovies, and Kastmasters have all been working well for stripers. David Scott, Stevenson Ranch, caught a 14.9-pound striper at the dam. The largemouth bite is very good on plastics, nightcrawlers, and small shad baits. Kenneth Hemer, Castaic, landed 7.2-pound largemouth on a crankbait at Elizabeth Canyon. Some catfish are showing in the two to three-pound range on mackerel, shad, and nightcrawlers. Trout were planted last week in the main lake, and the lagoon was planted last week as well. The rainbows have been slow to fair. Few bluegill or crappie reports, but there's a good carp bite for anglers targeting them. Information: 661-775-6232.
PIRU: Still generally fair to good action overall, with trout highlighting the bite for both trollers and shore anglers fishing floating baits. DFG plant two weeks ago. The bass and crappie are also fair to good, with the bass showing on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some topwater early in the day. The crappie bite is best on small jigs tipped with Crappie Nibbles with fish to 1-8, but most half to three-quarter pounders. The bluegill and redear are also part of this mix with a pretty good bite on these panfish, along with some fish at 3/4-pound or better. Catfish slow. Information: marina 805-521-1500, x208.
PYRAMID: After a double trout plant two weeks ago, and the trout action remains fair to good in the marina and main channel with a lot of fish in the one-pound class and some bigger showing on floating baits, spinners, and anchovies. There is also a pretty good bite on stripers and catfish on cut baits, with most of the action in the main channel. Good bluegill action with a lot of fish shallow now. Information: Emigrant Landing entract booth, 661-295-7155, concession 661-257-2790, or Forest Service 661-296-9710.
QUAIL LAKE: No reports.
PUDDINGSTONE: DFG catfish plant this week. Just fair action on cats, but the bluegill bite is good on meal worms, crickets or wax worms fished in four to 15 feet of water. Information: 909-599-8411.
SANTA FE DAM: DFG catfish last week. Catfish bite is pretty fair on cut baits. Good bluegill bite on wax worms and nightcrawlers. Some largemouth bass on plastics. Information: 626-334-1065.
ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant four weeks ago.
BALBOA PARK LAKE: No recent plants.
BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant four weeks ago.
CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant last week.
DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFG catfish plant last week.
ECHO PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant four weeks ago.
EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant last week.
ELIZABETH LAKE: The catfish and bullhead are fair on cut baits with scent fished in eight to 12 feet of water.
HANSEN DAM LAKE: DFG catfish plant four weeks ago. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.
HOLLENBECK LAKE: DFG catfish plant four weeks ago. Information: 213-261-0113.
JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFG plants.
KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant four weeks ago.
LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant last week.
LEGG LAKES: DFG catfish plant last week.
LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant four weeks ago.
MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: DFG catfish plant four weeks ago.
PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant last week. Information: 818-448-7317.

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: Excellent bass fishing. This past week there were 167 anglers checked and they reported catching 1,867 bass and 80 bluegill. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or City Lakes and Recreation Program | Water Department. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-3274 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.
HODGES: There were 136 anglers checked and they reported catching 104 bass to 6.1 pounds, seven bluegill, 12 catfish, and eight crappie. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday schedule with boat rentals on the weekends only. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or City Lakes and Recreation Program | Water Department. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-3274 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.
EL CAPITAN: The 39 anglers checked reported catching 27 bass, three crappie, and seven catfish. The lake is open Thursday through Saturday and Monday for fishing. There are no boat rentals during June, July, and August. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or City Lakes and Recreation Program | Water Department. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-3274 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.
LOWER OTAY: Fair to good bass and bluegill action with some catfish showing as well. There were 167 anglers checked who reported catching 281 bass to 9.4 pounds, 224 bluegill to 1.2 pounds, and 13 catfish to 27.67 pounds. Lonnie Wheaton, Lakeside, caught a 9.4-pound bass on a crawdad fishing Otay Arm. Casey Wakyse, 11, City Heights, landed a 27.67-pound blue catfish out of Harvey Arm. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or City Lakes and Recreation Program | Water Department. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-3274 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.
UPPER OTAY: Good bass action. The 19 anglers checked reported landing 35 bass to 3.9 pounds and 10 bluegill. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for fishing, sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is open. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or City Lakes and Recreation Program | Water Department. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-3274 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.
MURRAY: The 50 anglers checked reported catching 33 bass, two bluegill, and three catfish. The lake is open for fishing and boating seven days a week. Boat rentals are available Saturday and Sunday only. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or City Lakes and Recreation Program | Water Department. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-3274 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.
MIRAMAR: Mostly spotty action on all species. There were 87 anglers checked and they reported catching 15 bass, 52 bluegill, and three catfish. The lake is open for fishing seven days a week. Boat rentals are available on Saturday and Sunday only. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or City Lakes and Recreation Program | Water Department. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-3274 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.
SUTHERLAND: There were 85 angelers checked and they reported catching 247 bass to 5.05 pounds, 15 bluegill, 23 crappie, and 19 catfish to 20.65 pounds. Greg LeRoy, Ramona, landed a 7-8 bass. Isaac McMann, Escondido, caught a 20.65-pound blue catfish. There is also a good carp bite for those targeting them. Fred Soils, Ramona, caught a 13.95-pound carp on bread. Gordo Ochoa, 10, Ramona, landed an 11-8 carp on bread. The lake is open on weekends only, but will not have rental boats available. Water level is very low and boat launch is allowed at your own risk. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or City Lakes and Recreation Program | Water Department. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-3274 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.
WOHLFORD: Catfish action is good for smaller fish all around the lake. Mackerel and chicken liver are the top baits and the top spots are the buoy line areas. The bass fishing is good, mostly for smaller males in an early morning or late afternoon bite. Rod Kiar, Escondido, caught a 5-12 bass on a crankbait at Bass Point. Crappie can now be found around submerged willows and the fish are averaging better than a pound each. Bluegill are hitting red worms or meal worms in good numbers. Trout are slow with only a few showing in deep water at the mouth of the canal or along the west buoy line. Carp action has been good on dough baits. There are four new bass boat-type rentals available. Quagga mussel fears still have a private boating ban. Information: 760-839-4346 or www.wohlfordlake.com.
DOANE POND: DFG trout plant this week.
DIXON LAKE: The bluegill bite is fair to good in the shallows with some fish topping a pound. Bass and catfish are both slow to fair. The catfish bite should pick up significantly when the lake begins stocking catfish in July. Pier No. 2 has completed construction and is now open. A daily permit is required for entry. The Fishing Pier No. 1 remains closed until further notice. Fees have increased; adults are $7, seniors are $5 and youths are $5. Boats rent for 17, half boats are $14, motorboats are $35, half motorboats are $30, and bass boat rentals are $46 to $50. Lake information: 760-839-4345 or www.dixonlake.com.
POWAY: Good catfish action and another plant is slated for this week. Another catThe bass action is also good with a few nice sized fish reported. Kevin Norling, Poway, caught a nine-pound bass on plastic. Cody Longwell, Poway, caught an eight-pound bass on a nightcrawler. Some bluegill are showing in Hidden Bay. Trout action slow. Lake information: 858-668-4770, tackle shop 858-486-1234.
JENNINGS: Action for bass and catfish was inconsistent again this week. The catfish bite was poor to good with the best bite at Hermit Cove. No big catfish were reported. The one reliable bite has been redear for anglers fishing wax worms. Brandon Valenzuela, caught a 1-8 bluegill redear hybrid. Upcoming events: Free fishing class on bait fishing for rainbow trout 1 p.m. Sunday hosted by Ranger Hugh Marx. For information call 619-443-2510. Lake information: 619-390-1300 or Lake Jennings - Helix Water District Drinking Water Reservoir.
MORENA: The catfish bite is picking up and are starting to show in good numbers. Mackerel, chicken liver, and nightcrawlers have all been working for catfish. Anglers are requested to release any blue catfish they catch under five pounds. Bass action is fair with the best bite on crawdads. Slow other species. Price of boats and permits has been reduced Monday through Thursday. Permits are $3.50 and boat rentals just $20 for the whole day. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101.
CUYAMACA: Continued good trout action with nightcrawlers and Power Bait working best. Tyler Tremble, San Diego, caught a five pound trout and 23 crappie fishing a small blue jig. The largemouth bass bite is fair to good. There is also a very good crappie bite for those targeting them. DFG trout plant this week. Upcoming events: Supervising ranger Willard Lepley offers a free fishing class every Saturday at 10 a.m. 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. Information: 760-765-0515 or Lake Cuyamaca Home Page.
HENSHAW: Continued good catfish action. Jim Howard, Moreno Valley, caught four catfish to five pounds. Herbie Hancock, Hemet, caught his limit of five catfish using shrimp; his heaviest weighed five pounds. The best bite has been all along the shoreline using shrimp, chicken liver, and mackerel. Some bass, crappie, and bluegill are also showing. Information: 760-782-3501.

COLORADO RIVER

LAKE MEAD: Stripers fair to good over much of the lake, with Hemenway, Boulder Bay, Gypsum Wash, the 33 Hole, and dam all producing fish on cut anchovies or live shad. Fewer fish on artificials. Some catfish action reported on anchovies or shrimp. The largemouth bass action is fair off the points.
WILLOW BEACH: Spotty striper action, but the trout action remains good after the Friday plants. Small spinners, salmon eggs, nightcrawlers, and floating baits best for the rainbows. A few catfish are showing in the bigger pools down river, along with holdover rainbows. Information: Willow Beach Resort at 928-767-4747.
LAKE MOHAVE: Fishing for stripers seems to be pretty good in the southern portion of the lake, especially in the coves around the powerlines with a lot of three to five pounders showing on cutbaits, mostly anchovies, in 15 to 25 feet of water. Also still fair action in the Cottonwood Cove region, Arizona Bay, Katherine's Landing, and the dam areas. Submersible lights are very effective for attracting stripers when used on dark nights, but keep in mind there is a full moon July 8. Bass are located both in shallow and on fish habitat in 15 to 20 feet. Biologists from both Arizona Game and Fish Department and Nevada Division of Wildlife with the help of volunteers, National Park Service, and Bureau of Reclamation personnel have continued to install fish habitat in Carp Cove, Box Cove and now Shoshone. Fish habitat consists of PVC structures, wood pallet structures, tamarisk bundles, and some Christmas trees. The largemouth, bluegill and catfish are really utilizing the new structures. Additional habitat will be added at several locations over the next two years. These structures are fish magnets. Overall, a spotty largemouth bass bite. Catfish are improving and the shoreline areas on cut baits. Bluegill are also showing in good numbers in most coves and around structure. Carp die-off mostly over. Information: Cottonwood Cove at 702-297-1464, Katherine’s Landing at 928-754-3245.
LAUGHLIN-BULLHEAD AREA: Finally some bigger stripers starting to show in this stretch of river, but the overall bite is still pretty slow. Andrew Oglevie, Fullerton, caught a 27.43-pound striper will drifting just below pipeline. Oglevie hooked a one-pound striper, and then the bigger fish ate it. They chased the fish downriver in the boat before landing it on 12-pound test line. Jerry Rose caught a 17-8 striper below the AVI bridge. Even a few trout were reported in the Big Bend area, including a four-pound class holdover fish. The bluegill bite is fair and one angler reported three fish all near 1-8. Information: Riveria Marina at 928-763-8550.
NEEDLES AREA: Fair striper action downriver, with the best bite early in the morning on fish under three pounds. A few catfish showing. Fair largemouth bass action. Information: Needles Marina at 760-326-2197.
TOPOCK AREA: The striped bass bite has been just fair with the best bite early in the morning from the I-40 bridge down into Topoc Gorge for anglers drifting anchovies or anchoring up in the bigger pools and fishing the bait. Most of the stripers are small, in the one- to two-pound range, but some into the 4-8 class. Quite a few catfish to 15 pounds are showing up in this bite, too, and there’s a good bite on the cats in Topoc Marsh. The largemouth bass and crappie bites are mostly slow, but a fair number of bluegill are showing along the river margins and backwaters. Topoc Marsh can be accessed by boat at North Dike, Catfish Paradise, and Five-Mile Landing. Information: Park Moabi at 760-326-3831 or Phil’s Western Trader at 928-768-4954.
HAVASU: Striper fishing has been slow with only a few scattered fish showing on drifted baits or an occasional topwater boil. Shad numbers are way down and the stripers aren’t schooled up on the bait. Smallmouth bass are excellent with a lot of fish over two pounds up in the river or off rocky points. Great jig and plastic bite on crawdad-colored bats. Spotty topwater. Largemouth fair on slow-falling finesse plastics around the weed mats and cattails. Very good redear action with fish to two pounds on nightcrawlers fish over and around the growing weed beds. Catfish good in evening with flatheads to 20 pounds and a lot of channel two to three pounds. Carp dieoff diminishing. Information: Angler’s Pro Shop at 928-854-2277, Black Meadow Landing at 760-663-3811, or Havasu Springs Resort at 928-667-2205.
PARKER STRIP: Channel catfish have been very good this past week and the smallmouth bass in the main river along the rip rap are good. Bluegill and redear are about done spawning in backwaters and quiet water in the main river, but the bite is still good. Flatheads are also pretty good on goldfish and shiners. Carp die-off starting in this stretch of river.
BLYTHE: Good action on catfish, especially at night. Both channel and flatheads are showing in good numbers. The largemouth bass action is fair in the main river, canals, and backwaters, while the smallmouth are very good in the main river, especially along rocky rip-rap. The striped bass bite has lulled for quality fish at the diversion dam north of town, but a few fish are still showing. There are also small fish showing in the main river on cut baits. The bluegill action is excellent all along the lower river, backwaters, and ditches. Information: B&B Bait 760-921-2248.
PALO VERDE: Generally good catfish action all along this stretch of the lower river, but few big fish have been reported. Live bluegill, tilapia, goldfish, and crawdads are all producing with fish to 15 pounds reported in the past week. Channel catfish just as good with lots of fish showing on cut baits and nightcrawlers. The largemouth bass remain fair to good in backwater lakes with a lot of topwater action at first and last light. Cranks, plastics, and spinnerbaits, all working on fish to two pounds, but few bigger. Bluegill good everywhere. Stripers spotty, with only a few showing in the main river, and nothing topping two or three pounds. Temps finally in the 100-teens. Information: Walter’s Camp 760-854-3322 Thursday through Monday.
PICACHO AREA: Good largemouth bass action on plastic worms or nightcrawlers, with a topwater bite early and late in the day, wind allowing. The channel catfish action is good on mackerel, shrimp or nightcrawlers. Fish from one to three pounds, with only a few better ones. The flathead action is also taking off with some quality fish showing on goldfish, shiners, tilapia, and bluegill.
MARTINEZ LAKE AREA: Largemouth bass action fair to good on plastics cranks, and spinnerbaits, with more and more topwater action each week now with the hot weather. Channel catfish and flatheads are both good. The crappie bite has lulled, but the bluegill action is very good in all the backwater lakes and along the tules in the main river. Information: 928-783-9589 Thursday through Monday or Martinez Lake Resort.
YUMA AREA: Hot weather. Bass action is fair to good in the main river and river backwaters on minnows and plastics and there’s a morning topwater bite now. Both channel catfish and flathead action is good in the main river with some quality flatheads showing on live minnows, bluegill, or big crawdads each week. The Gila Main Canal area in East Yuma continues to good for channel catfish action with some bass, redear and bluegill.

LOWER DESERT WATERS

SALTON SEA: Little change with the tilapia bite still excellent. There have again been reports of 100-fish-or-more catches again in the past week, and a few quality fish topping three pounds. The action is good all along the east shoreline (the Highway 111 side) from Bombay Beach to Mecca Beach to Salt Creek and up to the state park headquarters fishing jetty, where most of the fishing pressure is concentrated. The fish are averaging from 3/4-pound, with the bigger fish further off shore, and nightcrawler pieces are still the best bait. Information: Salton Sea State Recreation Area ranger station 760-393-3052.
ALAMO RIVER: Few reports, but the catfish action has improved in the past two weeks with quite a few fishing showing on nightcrawlers and cut baits.
COACHELLA, HIGHLINE CANALS: Few reports, but the catfish action has improved in the past two weeks with quite a few fishing showing on nightcrawlers and cut baits. A few stripers, largemouth, and bluegill.
ALL AMERICAN CANAL: No reports.
FINNEY-RAMER: No reports.
WEIST LAKE: Last No report. Information: 760-352-3308.
SUNBEAM LAKE: No Report.
LAKE CAHUILLA: No report. Information: 760-564-4712.

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL: Trout plants at most water in the region for the July 4 weekend. For updated road and camping information: Interagency Visitor Center 760-876-6222, Bishop Chamber of Commerce 760-873-8405 or Bishop, Mono County Tourism 760-924-1743.
COLEVILLE-TOPAZ REGION: The West Walker River is starting to fish better and better thanks to heavy plants by the DFG and Alpers. Little Walker River is good for brookies and rainbows. Kirman Lake is still fair to good on brookies weighing up to four pounds, and cutthroat trout in the six- to eight-pound range. Best action on scud and streamer patterns for float-tubing fly anglers with small jigs working for shore-bound lure anglers. Information: Toiyabe Motel at 530-495-2281.
BRIDGEPORT REGION: Good action on East Walker River for 12 to 22-inch browns. The best bite has been on midge pupae patterns and caddis nymphs, but there’s also a good streamer bite early and late, and more and more dry fly action each day (mayfly and caddis). Bridgeport Reservoir has been fair with the best action mid-day on inflated crawlers and Power Bait, with a few on trolled lures in hot colors. Fish to four pounds. Also a daily callibaetis hatch for the fly anglers. Twin Lakes are both fair to good on planted rainbows for trollers, bait anglers, or fly-bubble fishermen. The Virginia Lakes -- Big Virginia, Little Virginia, and Trumbel -- have all been excellent, with the best bite on small jigs and lures, but also fair action on floating baits or inflated nightcrawlers. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or Ken's Sporting Goods - Home.
LEE VINING REGION: Excellent action on Lee Vining creek for fly, bait, and lure anglers with water levels finally subsiding. Tioga Lake is also excellent Lee Lower Rush Creek in the special regulation section has been excellent on small caddis dries or a two-fly rig with fish to 16 inches reported. Below 395, Rush is good but the fish are very small. Tioga Lake is excellent on inflated baby nightcrawlers, eggs, and Power Bait, but gold spoons, or wooly buggers, olive leeches, or hare’s ears for fly anglers. Saddlebag and Ellery lakes are both good and Lundy Lake is excellent for bait and fly anglers. Information: Untitled Document.
JUNE LAKE LOOP: The action has been improving at all of the lakes in the June Lake Loop with some quality Alpers’ trout in June and Gull on nightcralwers and garlic Power Bait. Silver and Grant also fair to good on floating baits and flies in the evening. Walker and Parker lakes are both fair to good, and most of the trails to higher elevation waters are open. Information: Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.
MAMMOTH AREA: Convict Lake has improved over the past week with some quality fish. Crowley Lake also really improved this past week for fly anglers fishing midges under indicators in 12 to 15 feet of water. Bait and lure anglers also facing tougher conditions, but overall fair action. Several browns up to four pounds were reported this week, but most rainbows in the two to three-pound class. The upper Owens River and Hot Creek are both very good for fly anglers. In the Mammoth Lake, all the lakes have received DFG plants this week. Shuttle access to Red’s Meadow is running. Good action on planted trout in Rock Creek. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517, Performance Anglers at 760-924-2181, Convict Lake Resort at 760-934-3800, Crowley Lake Fish Camp at 760-935-4301, Tom’s Place at 760-935-4239.
BISHOP AREA: Sabrina Lake received 1,800 pounds of two-pound Alper’s trout and DFG fish last Thursday and the bite has been good since those plants and the lake is now at full pool. South Lake and Bishop Creek also received Alpers’ fish (all courtesy of Southern California Edison) and the bite has been good both places. South Lake is just below full pool. Jake Stewart, Bakersfield, used a pink Power Worm to landed a six-pound rainbows from South Lake, while Arnie Patzlonski, Bishop, had a 4-6 on a Kastmaster. North Lake was again outstanding this week with both shore anglers and float tubers enjoying a solid bite on fish to three pounds. The lower Owens River remains good. Fly anglers are seeing some caddis and mayfly surface activity, but most of the action is subsurface on midge and baetis nymph patterns fished deeply under strike indicators. Pleasant Valley Reservoir has been very good for lure, jig, bait and fly anglers, especially for float tubers fishing near the inlet. Owens Gorge good for small browns on small dries with some stones coming off now. 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 last week, and all the streams were slated for stocking by the DFG again this week. Information: 760-876-4444 or go to Lone PineChamber of Commerce | the Other Side of California.

WESTERN SIERRA

BAKERSFIELD AREA CATFISH DERBY: Bob’s Bait is having a month-long catfish derby with the largest cat weighed in during July winning a $100 cash prize. The just ended carp derby was won by Edward Granillo, Bakersfield, with an 11-pound carp out of Hart Park Lake on Powder Bait. There were 473 total entries. The catfish derby will be followed by a striper derby in August. For information, call Bob’s Bait at 661-833-8657.
LAKE ISABELLA: The crappie bite is still pretty good for boat and float tube anglers fishing in the South Fork Arm of the lake, but it takes some work to get a limit now and most of the fish are under a pound. The best bite is still on small jigs and minnows. The bass bite has improved with a fair to good bite on plastics, minnows, and cranks. Trout action is still very good, with a lot of limits reported on spinners and Power Bait, with fish up to two pounds and some bigger. Colby Curten, 10, Bakersfield, landed trout at 4-4, 3-8, and two at 3-0 each fishing a salmon egg-Power Bait combo at the cemetary. Best action has been at the auxiliary dam area. Catfish are also pretty good, mostly on frozen shad, other cut baits, and Sonny’s dip bait. Good action on small bluegill, too. Information: Bob’s Bait 661-833-8657.
KERN RIVER: Runoff subsiding in the upper Kern, and the wild trout action is fair to good with an excellent palm morning dun hatch each evening at 7:30 p.m. The South Fork has been excellent and all of the upper elevation tribs are also good on the wild trout for catch-and-release anglers. Anglers are reminded this part of the river is not being stocked any longer and catch-and-release fishing is prudent. Lower Kern River has been spotty with only fair action on small bass. Few trout showing. Information: Kern River Fly Shop 760-376-2040 (or Fly Fishing the Kern River) or James Store 760-376-2424.
TULE RIVER: All of the usual stocking areas, including the lakes at Balch Park, were planted this week by the DFG and the action has been good on crickets, salmon eggs, and Jake’s lures. Information: California Land Management - CLM, operator of outdoor recreation facilities, campgrounds, RV, recreational vehicle, cabins and related hospitality services, ca, calif., Balch Park Pack Station Home.
AQUEDUCT NEAR TAFT: Stripers remain good with the best bite on the sand worms, but blood worms and shad-like cranks are also decent bets. The catfish bite has also really taken off with a lot of nice showing. Information: Bob’s Bait 661-833-8657.
HART PARK LAKE: The bluegill and carp bites remain good to excellent. The ‘gills are best on wax worms, meal worms, or red worms, while the carp are best on Powder Bait. Slow to fair bass action on minnows, nightcrawlers and plastics with the best action early and late in the day.
TRUXTUN LAKE: The carp action remains good on dough baits and Powder Bait. Bluegill are also good on wax worms or crickets. Slow to fair bass action on nightcrawlers and plastics, but the bite is only early and late in the day.
RIVER WALK PARK: The bluegill bite is very good on crickets, wax worms, and meal worms. Bass are spotty with the best action on plastics, nightcrawlers, and small swim baits early and late in the day.
MING LAKE: Good carp action on fish to 10 pounds. Best action has been on Powder Bait, but most dough baits are working. Bluegill very good on wax worms, crickets, meal worms, and red worms. The bass bite is slow to fair on nightcrawlers, minnows, and plastics early and late in the day. The crappie bite is very slow. The lake is closed to boating now into August while repairs are made, but the lake remains open to fishing during this time.
BRITE LAKE: No report. No DFG trout plants for over a month.
BUENA VISTA LAKES: Very good catfish action thanks to plants every two weeks. The planters are all two to four pounds and showing almost exclusively on nightcrawlers. Holdover cats showing on a variety of cut baits. Also very good carp action on Power Bait, and the bluegill bite is good on wax worms. The bass action fair with the best bite still on minnows and plastics early and late in the day. Stripers and crappie slow. Information: Bob’s Bait 661-833-8657.
WOOLLOMES LAKE: No reports.
SUCCESS LAKE: Bass fair, bluegill good, and the crappie bite slow. No DFG trout plants in over a month. Information: 559-781-2078.
KAWEAH LAKE: Fair to good bass bite on live bait and plastics. Bluegill are good. No DFG trout plants in over a month. Information: 559-597-2526.

CENTRAL COAST LAKES

SAN ANTONIO: Overall the crappie bite has been fair on small jigs and live shad, mostly in the mouth of Harris Creek, and most in the half- to 3/4-pound range. Good action on stripers, with some fish in the 20-pound class showing, mostly on live shad in the north end of the lake. Largemouth and smallmouth action also good on plastics, cranks, topwater baits, and the live shad. Fair to good catfish action on anchovies, mackerel or shrimp. The water level is low and dropping and boaters near to be cautious. Information: 805-472-2818.
NACIMIENTO: Continued tough action here. The white bass are schooled up off the points but there have been only a few flurries of action in the past week. Some spotted bass and the odd largemouth on plastics and topwaters, but that has been off, too. Fair to good crappie action south of the launch ramp, but not a lot of catfish showing either. Carp remain pretty fair in the marina area on dough baits. Information: 805-238-1056 or Lake Nacimiento Resort and Marina.
SANTA MARGARITA: The crappie action continues to be up and down with some good catches of fish up to nearly two pounds on small crappie jigs and minnows in the narrows. The bass action has also been pretty good but streaky. The best bite has been on plastics, cranks or swimbaits, with a little evening and morning topwater action. The catfish action was slow this past week, but the bluegill and redear bites have also been fair to good. Trout dead slow. The marina store is open Wednesday through Sunday. Information: 805-438-1522.
LOPEZ: Continued good to excellent crappie action with most of the fish right around a pound. Small crappie jigs in chartreuse have been the hot ticket and stringers of 25 to 50 fish have been common with fish up to two pounds or better. Best action has been near the bridge, at the boat house, and off the point opposite the marina. Bass fair with fish to four pounds to good on swimbaits, plastics, nightcrawlers, and jigs fished on main lake points. Bluegill are good with a lot of fish on red worms, crickets, wax worms and small jigs. A few catfish. 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: Bouquet Canyon Creek, Jackson Lake.
ORANGE: Trabuco Creek.
RIVERSIDE: Fulmor Lake, Hemet Lake.
SAN BERNARDINO: Big Bear Lake, Green Valley Lake, Gregory Lake, Jenks Lake, Lytle Creek (Middle & North Forks), Miller Canyon Creek, Mojave Narrows Regional Park Lake, Santa Ana River, Santa Ana River South Fork.
SAN DIEGO: Cuyamaca Lake, Doane Pond.
INYO: Baker Creek, Big Pine Creek, Bishop Creek Intake II, Bishop Creek Lower, Bishop Creek (Middle & South Forks), Cottonwood Creek, Georges Creek, Goodale Creek, Independence Creek, Lone Pine Creek, North Lake, Owens River (below Tinnemaha), Owens River (Section 2), Pleasant Valley Reservoir, Rock Creek Lake, Sabrina Lake, Sheperds Creek, South Lake, Taboose Creek, Tinnemaha Creek, Tuttle Creek.
MONO: Bridgeport Reservoir, Buckeye Creek, Convict Creek, Convict Lake, Deadman Creek, Ellery Lake, George Lake, Glass Creek, Grant Lake, Gull Lake, June Lake, Lee Vining Creek, Lee Vining Creek South Fork, Little Walker Lake, Little Walker River, Lundy Lake, Mamie Lake, Mammoth Creek, Mary Lake, McGee Creek, Mill Creek, Owens River (Section 3), Robinson Creek, Rock Creek (Sections I and II), Rush Creek, Saddlebag Creek, Saddlebag Lake, Sherwin Creek, Silver Lake, Tioga Lake, Trumble Lake, Twin Lake 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, Rancheria Creek, South Fork San Joaquin, Tamarack Creek, Ward Lake.
MADERA: Fish Creek, lower Chiquito Creek, West Fork Chiquito Creek.
TULARE: Balch Park (eastern and western lakes), Hedrick Campground Pond, Middle Fork Tule River, North Fork of Middle Fork Tule River at Wishon Campground, Peppermint Creek, South Fork of Middle Fork Tule River, South Fork of Middle Fork Tule River at Camp Nelson, South Fork of Middle Fork Tule River at Ceder Slopes.
TUOLUMNE: Beaver Creek, Lyons Canal, Lyons Reservoir, Middle Fork Stanislaus River, Middle Fork Tuolumne River, Moccasin Creek, Pinecrest Lake, Powerhouse Stream, South Fork Tuolumne River, Stanislaus River Clark Fork.

CATFISH PLANTS

The following waters, listed by county, will be planted by the Department of Fish and Game with one-pound channel catfish this week.
No plants this week.
 
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