SOCAL FISHING REPORT July 8, 2009

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SOCAL FISH REPORT

July 8, 2009

Compiled by Jim Matthews, Outdoor News Service

JIM MATTHEWS’
PICKS OF THE WEEK

1. Yes, Diamond Valley Lake is here in the No. 1 spot yet again. The bluegill bite at DVL remains our No. 1 pick. Shore and rental boat anglers are just hammering the ‘gillies with lots of nice stringers of these fishing showing all along the dams and in the shore-fishing coves. It’s not uncommon to see fish over a pound and two pounders are not unlikely. Add in some good crappie, bass, catfish, and even striper action as fall backs, and this is the top place to go. For an update, call the marina staff at 951-926-7201 or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410.
2. If you can handle the heat and want to fill an ice chest with great-eating fish, the Salton Sea tilapia bite is still excellent. Yes, it’s off from two weeks ago, and the heat can get bad. But it was only 99 degrees Wednesday at 2 p.m. thanks to a nice breeze off the water. The best action is all along the east side of the sea, and anglers can fish free off the old yacht club jetty at North Shore. For an update, check with the state park headquarters’ ranger station at 760-393-3052.
3. In spite of no trout plants, the upper Kern River above Isabella is quickly turning into an impressive wild trout fishery for fly anglers. There has been excellent dry fly action this week morning and evening with rainbows to 18 inches showing, especially in the upper reaches of the main Kern in the wild trout area. Caddis, mayflies, and small, yellow stoneflies are all hatching and providing great topwater action. For an update, call Kern River Fly Shop at 760-376-2040 or go to Fly Fishing the Kern River.

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 to four pounds 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 two weeks ago. In the High Desert, Jess Ranch is still a good bet. For fly anglers, the Kirman Lake, the East Walker River and Crowley Lake are all worth fishing with good bite. In the Western Sierra, the Kern River is very good with a lot of dry fly action now.
LARGEMOUTH BASS: The largemouth bass bites are mostly just fair right now, but there are flurries of excellent morning and evening topwater bites. Top picks are Diamond Valley, Sutherland, and Casitas. All three are producing great average-sized fish, perhaps in the three to four-pound range. Other decent bets include 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. 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 four pounds on anchovies in the coves by the power lines. Havasu is slow, however, but Willow Beach finally started to produce some quality fish with stripers to 30 pounds in the past week. A few big wipers are being caught at Elsinore each week, and wipers planted at Hesperia Lake are showing in decent numbers.
PANFISH: The bluegill and redear bites are fair to good just about everywhere. Diamond Valley and Lake Perris are hot. But just about every water with bluegill are still seeing very good fishing, even if the fish are mostly smaller now. Crappie bites have lulled most places, but some fish are still showing at Isabella, Lopez, and Piru. 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, 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.

WATER BY WATER REPORTS
SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The striper action is excellent with lots of two to four-pounders being caught. The best bite has been on cut baits, mostly anchovies. Hot spots for stripers this past week included the dam, the spillway, Chamise Bay, Miller's, Cleghorn, and the outhouse. Paul Gothard, Palmdale, landed nine stripers totaling 20 pounds with fish to 4-8 on anchovies. The trout action has been slow to fair with the best bite in Miller's Canyon in the early morning. Trout were planted three 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. 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. 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. A few catfish are showing, especially in the evenings and at night. Carlos Olvera, 11, Mentone, caught a 12-pound catfish. 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 good rainbow trout action with a lot of one to two-pound fish and a few bigger fish to four pounds. There was a 2,000-pound plant last week and there will be a 1,000-pound plant next week. Anglers who catch a rainbow over six pounds get a free "Green Valley Lake Six-Pound-and-Over Club" tee-shirt. 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 was planted was 3,500 pounds last Thursday and another 2,500 pounds this Thursday, and both plants included some trophy broodstock fish. Top fish over the holiday weekend was a 14-8 channel caught by Kevin Williams, West Covina, on mackerel and Sonny’s dip bait off the north shore. Desmond Torres, Montclair, had a 12-pounder, while Jose Morales, Victorville, landed an 8-8. Fred Brown, Riverside, had an eight-pound cat, and Chuck Buckles, Apple Valley, caught a 7-8 channel. Wipers, a striped bass-white bass hybrid, were planted three weeks ago and action has been consistent on half to two pounders. John Hobbs, Hesperia, caught a 2-8 wiper on meal worm off the grassy bank, while Mark Thomas, San Bernardino, landed a two pounder. Wipers at 1-8 were caught by Frank Carrillo, La Puente, and Gabby Willis, Victorville. Some sturgeon continue to show each week. Reina Smith, Barstow, landed a 15-pound sturgeon on a nightcrawler. Lake hours are 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the night session from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost is $15 per angler. 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 orange, chartreuse, spring green, and garlic. Nightcrawlers and a variety of jigs and lures are also working well for trout. Fred Daily, Apple Valley, caught three rainbows totaling 11 pounds on a pumpkin tube. The catfish bite is also very good on Power Bait, nightcrawlers, and shrimp. The bass bite is fair with the best action on Senkos and tubes. The bluegill bite is good on mealworms and small jigs. 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: Very good catfish action thanks to weekly county plant. Most of the fish are around two to 2 1/2 pounds and the best action has been on nightcrawlers and meal worms. The east and west shorelines of Pelican Lake and near the boathouse on Horseshoe Lake have been the best spots for the cats. Bluegill have been very good with most fish hand-sized. Small jigs and wax worms have been best and the outlet at Pelican and inlet at Horseshoe are the hot spots. A few largemouth bass in the pound range have been caught on dark plastics off the island (best from boat), but the carp and trout are slow. 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 remains excellent with the best action along the dams on jigs, crickets, wax worms, and nightcrawler pieces. There have been quite a few fish in the one-pound class. The largemouth bass bite is very good. 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. The trout bite is still spotty with the best action for anglers fishing in boats off the two dams. Trolling slow, but some fish showing on drifted nightcrawlers. Michael Wolf, Redondo Beach, landed two trout at around five pounds each on nightcrawlers at the west dam. Stripers have been spotty, but a few quality fish are showing on swimbaits. 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 have been the top areas. Esau Aneulo, Wittier, caught a five-pound catfish on nightcrawlers near the west shoreline. 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 good 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. Joe Hernandez, Corona, caught 14 bluegill totaling 30 pounds on nightcrawlers at the marina. The catfish bite has come alive and is very good with many fish in the one to two-pound range reported. The bass bite remained fair to good with the best bite on plastics and nightcrawlers. Good carp bite at Lots 5 and 6, the east end, and Rock Climber's Cove area. Some trout are still showing. Tony Gayton, Ontario, landed a two-pound rainbow at the marina. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.
SKINNER: The striped bass action picked back up this past week and was very good for boat anglers. Action for shore anglers remained spotty. Top baits have been chicken livers and anchovies with the dam, inlet, and east end channel being the hot spots. Alex Miller, Temecula, landed eight stripers to six pounds on chicken liver at the dam. The largemouth bite is best on dark plastics and nightcrawlers but the fish are deeper due to warm weather. The catfish bite is picking up with mackerel and chicken liver working best. Kayla Thompson, 11, Lake Elsinore, caught a four-pound catfish. Rich Denson, Moreno Valley, caught four catfish to three pounds on mackerel at Social Security Point. Some bluegill are showing in the early morning or late afternoon on mealworms and nightcrawlers. Carp action is good on dough baits. Crappie and trout are slow. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.
ELSINORE: The threadfin shad are no longer swarming along the shoreline but are balling up in open water during the day and dispersing at night. The largemouth bass, wipers, crappie and even catfish are working the shad in these open water zones of the lake, and there can be flurries of good action on shad-like cranks, jigs, or swimbaits. Even anglers on the three public fishing beaches sometimes can score on these fish. These areas are also good for channel cats in the morning hours. Carp are good on dough baits all day, and the bluegill bite has been fair to good. Information: Seaport Boat Launch at 951-245-9308, Elsinore West Marina at 951-678-1300.
CORONA LAKE: The catfish action has been slow to fair this past week with the full moon putting off the bite except for brief flurries of action early and late in the day. The sturgeon are still mostly no-shows, but there continues to be a fair number of tilapia, bluegill, and largemouth bass caught. The best catfish action has been for boat anglers fishing in the trees and willows along the southeast side of the lake with shrimp, mackerel and Gravy, or nightcrawlers. Tilapia are best on nightcrawler pieces along the shorelines near structure, and these fish are mostly from one to two pounds with some bigger. Catfish plants are twice a week this season and the tilapia are going in each week. Sturgeon will be planted regularly through the rest of the summer. They have a two-fish limit under five pounds, and one fish between five and 15 pounds. Bigger sturgeon must be released. 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. Fair to good bluegill action around shoreline structure, rocks, and tules.
RANCHO JURUPA: Good catfish action and the lake was supposed to be planted last week. Plants are now every other week, and the best bite has been on mackerel. 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 trout bite following the DFG plant last week. Chris Carver, Idylwild, caught 13 trout while trolling at the dam. He kept released eight and kept the five biggest. Audry and Sophie Carver, Idylwild, landed 10 trout to three pounds on Needlefish at the dam. Very good bluegill action continued this week with a few nice stringers reported. Fair to good bass action. There is a very good carp bite for those targeting them with stringers up to 41 pounds reported. Top carp this past week was 6.4 pounds. There is a carp tournament running for the month of July and prizes are awarded for top fish. 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 last week. Information: 951-659-2117.

ORANGE COUNTY

SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES: Only a handful of sturgeon have been reported in the past week, but the catfish action remains fair to good with diligent anglers still getting limits of the channels. John Paul Fernando, Tustin, caught the biggest fish of the week when he landed and released an 80-pound class sturgeon on July 4th fishing with a nightcrawler and Nitro dough off La Palma Point. Wirth Thornbury, Glendora, caught a keeper sturgeon on Sunday when he landed a five-pounder on a nightcrawler at Levitz’ Corner. Anglers can keep sturgeon at 15 pounds or under, but must release the larger fish. Only two sturgeon under five pounds or one sturgeon between five and 15 pounds can be kept. The catfish have been showing on shrimp and mackerel doused with Gravy and both five-fish and 15-fish, 24-hour limits have been reported in the past week. Gilbert Ahumada, Bell, had a typical five-fish catch that weighed in at 10 1/2 pounds and included a 3 1/4-pound catfish. He was using shrimp at Levitz’ Corner. Tilapia plants have also sparked this bite with the best action on nightcrawler pieces. Samuel Tguarthe, Panorama, landed three tilapia up to 1 3/4 pounds each at the Bubble Hole. 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 very good with mackerel, shrimp, Gulp!, and DuMong's. Boat Dock Cove and Santiago Flats were the hot spots this past week. Everado Alvaria, Santa Ana, caught a 17-pound catfish on shrimp at the flats. Donovan "Catfish Slim" Swann, Fontana, landed a 12-4 catfish on mackerel. Reginald Walker Jr., Los Angeles, hooked into a 10-14 catfish on shrimp at the east shore. Marty Saucedo, Costa Mesa, got a 10-9 catfish on mackerel. Crappie action was wide open 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 slow to 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. 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. 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 and this bite has improved with the warmer weather. 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 to good with consistent action on one to three pound fish and some quality fish each week. The largemouths are still showing on live shad, but plastics, cranks, and topwater are also working. Top fish was a 10-15 caught by Pifa Victoria, Oxnard, on a surface lure while shore fishing. Clayton Barnes, Manhattan Beach, had a 10-8 bass on live shad, while Jessica Hall, Ventura, landed a 9-12 while trolling for trout with a Needlefish. Rick Cloyd, Santa Paula, had a 7-10 largemouth, also on live shad. The trout action has been consistently good for the handful of anglers trolling Needlefish near the dam in 20 to 30 feet of water. Limits of holdover fish to two pounds have been common, especially early in the morning.
Limits were posted by Marvin Hansen, Ojai, Roger Snowbarger, Ojai, and Jim Brooks, Ventura, and all three had fish from 12 inches to two pounds. The catfish bite is slow, but there is still fair action on bluegill and redear action on the outside edges of the weed beds on nightcrawlers, red worms, or crickets. 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: Excellent action for both largemouth bass and striped bass this past week. The dam has been a little slow for stripers, but the forebay buoy line continues to be the hot spot with anchovies the top bait. Jake Reiley, Castaic, landed a 16-pound striper at Ball Point. The largemouth bite is very good on nearly any bait or presentation but nightcrawlers have been working best. Some catfish are showing in the two to three-pound range on mackerel, shad, and nightcrawlers. Trout were planted two weeks ago in the main lake, and the lagoon was planted two weeks ago week as well. The rainbows have been slow to fair. There have been some bluegill reports of anglers landing fish around Hawk's Nest and Old SS on mealworms. There's also good carp bite for anglers targeting them. Information: 661-775-6232.
PIRU: The action is fair to good overall, with bass probably the best bet for anglers tossing plastics, nightcrawlers, and surface baits early and late in the day. Top bass was a 10-8 caught by Chris Wilcox, Simi. Trout are also still fair to good, especially for trollers, but the last plant was June 5. The crappie bite is still fair to good on small jigs tipped with Crappie Nibbles with most three-quarter pounders. The fish are off most shorelines in 12 to 18 feet of water. The bluegill and redear are also part of this mix with a pretty good bite on these panfish, along with some fish at 1/2-pound or better. Catfish slow. Information: marina 805-521-1500, x208.
PYRAMID: There is also a pretty good bite on stripers and catfish on cut baits, with most of the action in the main channel points. Most of the stripers are one to three pounds, but some fish topping that have been reported in the past week. Good bluegill action with a lot of fish shallow now. Trout action fair after a double trout plant three weeks ago. Best action in main channel with a lot of fish in the one-pound class and some bigger showing spinners or trolled Needlefish. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth, 661-295-7155, concession 661-257-2790, or Forest Service 661-296-9710.
QUAIL LAKE: No reports.
PUDDINGSTONE: DFG catfish plant last 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 two weeks ago. 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: No recent DFG plants.
BALBOA PARK LAKE: No recent DFG plants.
BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFG plants.
CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant two weeks ago.
DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFG catfish plant two weeks ago.
ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFG plants.
EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant two weeks ago.
ELIZABETH LAKE: The catfish and bullhead are fair on cut baits with scent fished in eight to 12 feet of water. No recent DFG plants.
HANSEN DAM LAKE: No recent DFG plants. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.
HOLLENBECK LAKE: No recent DFG plants. Information: 213-261-0113.
JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFG plants.
KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFG plants.
LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant two weeks ago.
LEGG LAKES: DFG catfish plant two weeks ago.
LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFG plants.
MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFG plants.
PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant two weeks ago. Information: 818-448-7317.

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: Excellent bass fishing. This past week there were 78 anglers checked and they reported catching 788 bass, 126 bluegill, and one crappie. 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 156 anglers checked and they reported catching 169 bass, one bluegill, 13 catfish, and one 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 82 anglers checked reported catching 93 bass, 145 bluegill, three crappie, and four 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 285 anglers checked who reported catching 226 bass to seven pounds, 480 bluegill, one crappie, and 12 catfish to 13 pounds. 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 13 anglers checked reported landing 26 bass to four pounds. 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 53 anglers checked reported catching 22 bass and one 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 106 anglers checked and they reported catching 38 bass, 49 bluegill, three trout, and four 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 66 anglers checked and they reported catching 114 bass to 8.2 pounds, 16 bluegill, 28 crappie, and 23 catfish to 24.3 pounds. Leonard Jones, San Diego, and Greg LeRoy, Ramona, caught nine bass totaling 55.75 pounds with an 8.2-pounder topping the catch. Hannah Reyas, 6, Ramona, landed three catfish totaling 48.45 pounds with fish to 22.05 pounds. Rick and Greg LeRoy, Ramona, caught three catfish totaling 55.7 pounds on mackerel. Their top fish was 24.3 pounds. There is also a very good carp bite for those targeting them. Colton and Drew Merrified, Poway, landed 10 carp totaling over 50 pounds with a 14-pounder topping the catch. 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 very good after the plant last week. Mackerel and chicken liver are the top baits and the top spots are the buoy line areas. Catfish will be planted every other week through August. The bass fishing is fair to good, mostly for smaller males in an early morning or late afternoon bite. Promoane Souvannakhot, Escondido, landed a 10-10 bass in Willow Cove on a crawdad. 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 last week.
DIXON LAKE: The catfish bite picked up immediately after the plant last week and should stay good as another plant is slated for this week. The bluegill action is good in the shallows with some fish up to a pound. The bass bite picked up and the best action has been on nightcrawlers at Pier No. 3. The lake is now open for night fishing on Thursday and Friday nights until 11:45 p.m. for shore anglers and 10:45 for boaters. 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 after the plant last week. Many limits of catfish have been reported from anglers fishing all over the lake. The bass action is also good with shad boils over many parts the lake. Some bluegill are showing in Hidden Bay. Trout action slow. Lake information: 858-668-4770, tackle shop 858-486-1234.
JENNINGS: Fishing was slow for all species this past week. Despite shad being on the surface the topwater bite for bass has not been very consistent. The best bet for catfish was on nightcrawlers or mackerel with scent with Hermit Cove being the top spot. Some redear are still showing but the bite slowed significantly. Mealworms and wax worms are still best for redear. 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 fair 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: Very good trout action after a double plant last week. Powerbait and nightcrawlers have been the best bet for rainbows and the hot spots have been the dike, north shore, and the T-Dock. The largemouth bass bite is fair to good. Ryan Thompson, Chula Vista, caught a 3-10 bass. The crappie bite is still very good for those targeting them. The occasional catfish is also showing with Steve France, El Cajon, landing an 11-pounder on chicken livers at the dike. 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. The best bite has been all along the shoreline using shrimp, chicken liver, and mackerel. Lou Vega, Montebello, caught two catfish to 2-8. The bluegill bite has really turned on with several limits reported. The crappie action is also picking up with fish averaging around a pound each and some bigger. Levi and Ian Garritson, Temecula, landed 17 crappie with fish to two pounds. 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: Finally some action on striped bass. Allan Cole, Boulder City, Nev., caught stripers at 10, 12, 12, 14, 16, and 30 pounds late last week on trolled A.C. Plugs. His son Eric Cole, Bend. Ore., caught fish at nine, 17, and 25 pounds on Wednesday this week, also on trolled A.C.s. Light striper fishing pressure. 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 is fair in the southern portion of the lake, especially in the coves around the power lines 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. Steven Deambrogio, 4, San Marcos, landed a four-pound striper. Bass are located both in shallow and on fish habitat in 15 to 20 feet, but spotty largemouth action. Catfish are improving and the shoreline areas on cut baits. Zach Archer, Wildomar, caught a two-pound cat. Bluegill are also showing in good numbers in most coves and around structure. Information: Cottonwood Cove at 702-297-1464, Katherine’s Landing at 928-754-3245.
LAUGHLIN-BULLHEAD AREA: The catfish action is fair to good through this whole stretch of river, with the Big Bend area having the best action on cats to three pounds. Stripers spotty with only a few fish to five pounds reported this week. Also still the odd holdover rainbow showing from bigger, deeper pools. The bluegill bite is fair. Information: Riveria Marina at 928-763-8550.
NEEDLES AREA: Slow to 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 slow to 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 for anglers braving the mosquitos. The largemouth bass and crappie bites are mostly slow, but a fair number of bluegill are showing along the river margins and backwaters. Also some largemouth topwater action in Topoc early and late in the day. 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: 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. 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. Catfish good in evening with flatheads to 20 pounds and a lot of channels two to three pounds. Carp dieoff mostly over. 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 good this past week and the smallmouth bass in the main river along the rip rap are also good. Bluegill and redear are good in backwaters and quiet water in the main river. Flatheads are also pretty good on goldfish and shiners. Carp die-off starting in this stretch of river, but still only a few fish turning up.
BLYTHE: Continued very 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, but this bite is very spotty. The bluegill action is good 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. Justin Sedivy, San Bernadino, caught a 10-pound largemouth fishing a tilapia in a drain ditch. 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: Fair largemouth bass action on plastic worms or nightcrawlers, with a topwater bite early and late in the day. 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: 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: The tilapia action has been a little slower this week, but it’s still good and possible to catch a mess of fish in a half-day of fishing. Most of the tilapia are still in the 1/2 to 3/4-pound range, but fish to two pounds have been reported in the past week. 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. Also more and more anglers are fishing at the jetty at the old yacht club, which has also been good. 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, but flows are still up and just starting to come down. Little Walker River is good for brookies and rainbows. Kirman Lake is excellent 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 or small jigs and spinners for spin fishermen. Shore fishing tough because of tules. Information: Toiyabe Motel at 530-495-2281.
BRIDGEPORT REGION: Flows jumped up to 376 cfs on the East Walker River Tuesday this week, but the action has remained good. Tons of small browns showing from recent plant, but lots of 15 to 22 inch fish, too, with a lot of dry fly action morning and evening and a good nymph and streamer bite the rest of the time. Bridgeport Reservoir has been slow to 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 on inflated nightcrawlers and Power Bait. 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: 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 good 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 fair and Lundy Lake is good for bait and fly anglers. Just fair action on Lee Vining creek for fly, bait, and lure anglers with water levels finally subsiding. 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: Crowley Lake is mucking up with algae, but the bite is still pretty good for fly anglers fishing midges under indicators in 12 to 15 feet of water, especially in McGee Bay. Bait and lure anglers also facing tougher conditions, but overall fair action. 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 again this week. Shuttle access to Red’s Meadow is running. Good action on planted trout in Rock Creek and Rock Creek Lake. 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 fair with some fish in the two-pound class. South Lake and Bishop Creek also received Alpers’ fish and the bite has been good both places. South Lake is also fair to good. North Lake good with 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. There are 255 entries so far. 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 finally slowing down, but boat and float tube anglers fishing in the South Fork Arm of the lake can still catch some fish 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. Best action at the cemetery and the auxiliary dam. DFG trout plant this week. The trout are moving to deep water quickly. Catfish are also pretty good, mostly on frozen shad, clams, and Sonny’s dip bait. Very good action on bluegill, mostly on wax worms. Carp have moved into the shallows mudding for clams near the river mouth with the flooding of the flats as the lake comes up. Very good action for bait and fly anglers. Information: Bob’s Bait 661-833-8657.
KERN RIVER: The 20 mile roadside section of the upper Kern has been good for fly anglers fishing pale morning duns, caddis, and yellow stonefly emergers. Flows were 900 cfs, which is high but fishable. Best action early and late during hatches and egg-laying flights. On the lower Kern, the water is high and the fishing is best from Erskine Creek to the dam. A few anglers getting some large rainbows. Smallmouth are hitting in these areas now that the water temperature has reached 60 degrees. The South Fork of the Kern Rockhouse upstream has been very good for fly anglers. 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. or 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. Ernie Sadovaz, Bakersfield, landed a five-pounder on frozen shad. 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. Spotty 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 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: Slow overall. A little bit of bass action, but no big fish reported this week. Also some topwater early and late in the day. The crappie action slowed way down with catches going from big stringer to just a pick. Some of the fish caught are still quality fish over a pound, but the action is way off. The catfish action was slow this past week, and even the bluegill and redear bites have slowed. The marina store is open Wednesday through Sunday. Information: 805-438-1522.
LOPEZ: Continued fair crappie action with most of the fish right around a pound. Small crappie jigs in chartreuse have been the hot ticket but the big stringers have dwindled. Bass fair with fish to four pounds 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.
INYO: Baker Creek, Big Pine Creek, Bishop Creek Intake II, Bishop Creek Lower, Bishop Creek (Middle and South Forks), Cottonwood Creek, Georges Creek, Goodale Creek, Independence Creek, Lone Pine Creek, North Lake, Owens River (below Tinnemaha), Owens River (Section 2), Rock Creek Lake, Sabrina Lake, Sheperds Creek, South Lake, Taboose Creek, Tinnemaha Creek and Tuttle Creek.
MONO: 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 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 Lakes Bridgeport (Lower & Upper), Twin Lakes Mammoth, Virginia Lake (Lower and Upper) and West Walker River (Sections 2 and 3).
FRESNO: Big Creek near Huntington, Dinkey Creek, Kings River below Pine Flat Reservoir, Mono Creek, Portal Forebay, Rancheria Creek, San Joaquin River below the Friant Dam, South Fork San Joaquin, South Fork San Joaquin by Mono Hot Springs, Tamarack Creek, Tenmile Creek, Ward Lake.
KERN: Isabella Lake.
MADERA: Fish Creek, Lewis Creek, lower Chiquito Creek, Manzanita Lake, Starkweather Lake, upper Big Creek, upper Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River, West Fork Chiquito Creek.
MARIPOSA: Merced River downstream of Redbud Bridge.
MERCED: Yosemite Lake.
STANISLAUS: Turlock Lake.
TULARE: Balch Park (eastern and western lakes), Big Meadows Creek, Bone Creek, Dry Meadow Creek, Hedrick Campground Pond, lower Peppermint Creek, Middle Fork Tule River, Nobe Young Creek, North Fork of Middle Fork Tule River at Wishon Campground, South Fork of Middle Fork Tule River at Camp Nelson, South Fork of Middle Fork Tule River at Ceder Slopes, upper Peppermint Creek.

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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