FISHING REPORTS -- Matthews-Gurrola/ONS --30aug06
Compiled by Cyndi Gurrola and Jim Matthews
Outdoor News Service
The fish report is weekly. Its accuracy depends on marina operators, tackle shops and local fishermen we contact. Anglers catching large fish should send the information to Outdoor News Service, P.O. Box 9007, San Bernardino, CA 92427, or telephone 909-887-3444, so it can be included n this report. Faxes can be sent to 909-887-8180.
E-Mail messages or fishing reports can also be posted to Jim Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Cyndi Gurrola at email@example.com.
Other complete versions are posted on a number of Web sites each week, including the Turner's Outdoorsman Web site (www.turners.com) and Jesse's Hunting and Outdoors Web site a href="."/" target="_blank">http://www.jesseshunting.com. The updated report is usually posted by Thursday morning at each of these sites. The Outdoor News Service Web site is www.outdoornewsservice.com. The Cal TIP number, the Department of Fish and Game poacher hotline, is 1-888-DFG-CALTIP. The DFG's Internet Web page is located at the following address: www.dfg.ca.gov.
PICKS OF THE WEEK
1. The striped bass action has been excellent in the Colorado River, especially in Lake Mead where there is a topwater bite early in the morning in Vegas and Government washes and up into Echo Bay -- heck, over much of the lake. Most of the fish are smaller, just in the 2-8 range, but they're whacking most small, shad-like topwater lures with abandon. For an update on the bite, call Lake Plaza at 702-564-3058.
2. Bridgeport Reservoir continues to have an excellent trout bite. The best action is in the channels between the weed beds in where Robinson and Buckeye creeks empty into the lake. Fly-fishing streamers in these channels has been bet for trout to 6-0, with a lot of 2-8 class rainbows. Some big Sacramenot perch are also showing in this bite. Ken's Sporting Goods in Bridgeport is info central, call them at 760-932-7707 or on-line at www.kenssport.com.
3. Hesperia Lake remains perhaps the best pick for Southern California catfish anglers. The fish have all concentrated in the deep water off the island, limiting the number of fishing spots available for good action, but if you can get one of the coveted pieces of ground, the bite is wide open for easy limits with a chance at the cat over 20 pounds. Bonus plant this week for the holiday weekend. Check with Ed Rister for an update at 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.
FRESHWATER HOT SPOTS
TROUT: The deep-water trout bites are good at Diamond Valley, Piru, Pyramid, Cachuma, and Casitas, mostly for trollers but also for anglers drifting baits in deep water. The bait action is also decent at the higher elevation waters -- Green Valley, Cuyamaca, Big Bear, and Jenks. In the Eastern Sierra, Bridgeport Reservoir and the East Walker River are still the top picks, but the Virginia Lakes, Grant Lake, Twin Lakes (Mammoth), Crowley, and the whole Bishop Creek drainage are all good bets, too. Bridgeport and Crowley are top bets for fly anglers throwing perch minnow imitations and damsel patters. In the Western Sierra, Isabella remains good, and Kern River flows are down and the bite is good in both the upper and lower river.
LARGEMOUTH BASS: Bass action is fair to good all across Southern California with decent surface action early and late in the day at most places, and some big fish continue to pop. Bass are in deeper water during the bulk of the day with the best action in 20 to 40 feet of water on plastics, live baits, and jigs. Top picks are Casitas, Diamond Valley, Perris, San Vicente, El Capitan, Lower Otay, and -- if you can get a permit -- Barrett. Other decent bets include Piru, Pyramid, Silverwood, Castaic, Cachuma, Lopez, Santa Margarita, Nacimiento, San Antonio, and Isabella. The lower Kern River is also turning on for smallmouth.
STRIPED BASS: For Southern California waters, Pyramid, Skinner, Silverwood and Castaic have a consistently good bites on smaller fish, mostly on cut baits, but some on topwater early and late in the day. The striped bass bite is good in the California Aqueduct near Taft with a lot of fish over the 18-inch minimum size showing on blood or lug worms. On the Colorado River, Lake Mead has an excellent morning surface bite as fish bust shad on the surface in Vegas Wash, and Willow Beach continues to produce a few fish over 20-0 each week. Mohave and Havasu are both good on small fish to 4-0. Also fair action in the lower river at the Palo Verde Diversion Dam. PANFISH: Good bluegill and/or redear action at a lot of urban lakes and local water reservoirs right now, many with little or no fishing pressure. Good bets include San Vicente, Hodges, Lower Otay, Diamond Valley, Perris, Piru, Pyramid, Lopez, and Santa Margarita, but most waters have decent panfish bites now, even if the fish are on the smaller size. There is still a good Sacramento perch bite on Lake Crowley and Bridgeport Reservoir in the Sierra. The only real crappie bite of note is the bite on Henshaw with fish to 2-0, but Nacimiento and Lopez are both still producing a few fish. Cuyamaca, as always, also has a good bite on rat crappie.
CATFISH: On the Colorado River, the flathead bite is good in the lower river with a number of flatheads over 20-0 reported the past week, mostly on live bluegill, goldfish or tilapia. Best bet closer to SoCal would be Hesperia Lake on planted fish including big fish over 10-0, and a few fish over 20-0 were caught this past week. Anaheim Lake has been good with fish to 8-0 and better each week. Corona Lake and Irvine Lake are also good, especially at night. Diamond Valley, Perris, Silverwood, Pyramid, Piru, all of the San Diego area lakes, and all of the San Bernardino County Park Lakes also have fair to good catfish bites.
SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS
SILVERWOOD: Pretty good mixed bag action. The bass, catfish and striper bites are good and the bluegill, crappie and trout bites are fair. Stripers boiling all over the lake, but the best action is still on anchovies and nightcrawlers in a hot early morning bite from the docks. Bass biting best at the dam, Miller's, and main points on plastics with some surface action early and late. Catfish to 6-0 showing at the dam and in the main channel. Trout are best off the shoreline in Cleghorn and Miller canyons. For more information, contact the marina at 760-389-2299, the state park at 760-389-2281, or the Silverwood Country store at 760-389-2423.
BIG BEAR LAKE: Trout bite excellent as evenings and water temps cool. Best bite in 15 to 20 feet of water for trollers and bait anglers. The dam to Boulder Bay is the hot area for limits. Bait anglers are fishing a slip-bobber rigged to fish nightcrawelers soaked in scented attractants in 20 feet of water. Trollers are working leadcore line with three colors with Needlefish-type lures, Thomas Buyoants or Rapalas. Catfish bite is good from the east end and off the north shore on mackerel, shrimp and chicken livers dipped in stink bait. Larger cats are biting along the sandy bottom and near Stanfield Cutoff. Panfish are showing near weedbeds on mini-jigs and meal worms. Upcoming events: Big Bear Troutfest October 7-8. For information contact the Western Outdoor News at 949-366-0030. For fishing information, call Big Bear Marina at 909-866-3218 or Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222.
GREGORY LAKE: Fair to good trout action with a few fish reported from 1-0 to 1-8 on Power Bait. Best luck has been on lures or fishing worms near the fountains and dam. DFG plant last week. For fishing information, call the boat dock at 909-338-2233.
GREEN VALLEY LAKE: Overall good fishing as weather cools. Lots of surface action. Good trout action on Power Bait, nightcrawlers, jigs and Power worms. Trolling Kastmasters and Thomas Buoyants best in the early hours of the day. Fishing from boats near the dam and off the south shore is best. Jose Cabrera, Chino, caught a 7.8-pound rainbow trout on a Kastmaster. Mike McCall, Lancaster, caught a 7-0 trout on a Thomas Buoyant. DFG trout plant this week. Weekly Mt. Lassen Trout Farm plants through mid-September. Fishing fee is $15 per adult. Highway 330 is closed, anglers can use Waterman Canyon to Highway 18. For more information, call the lake recording at 909-867-2009.
ARROWBEAR LAKE: No DFG plants in over a month.
JENKS LAKE: DFG trout plant this week. Highway 138 was closed as of Wednesday because of a fire. For information, call the Mill Creek Ranger Station at 909-794-1123.
HIGH DESERT LAKES
HESPERIA LAKE Catfish bite excellent. Larger fish are biting all over the lake. This may be the week the 58-0 lake record catfish is landed. Broodstock, blue, flathead and channel catfish are biting good on all baits, however, the best action is on shrimp, mackerel, the M&M (marshmallow and meal worm) combo, the shrimp cocktail (shrimp-marshmallow) combo or nightcrawlers. All are improved by dipping in Sonny's Catfish Bait. Bite is best off the island in deep water and fish are moving in shallower at night. Many limits. Top catch was a 25 1/2-pound catfish by Dariel Scott, Canoga Park, on the M&M combo from the east side. Brian Buell, San Diego, caught a 24-0 catfish on shrimp off the north shore. Rick Wescelly, Fountain Valley, caught two blue cats, 24-0 and 18-0, on the M&M combo off the north shore. Howell Jones, Los Angeles, landed a 21 3/4-pound flat head on mackerel off the Sandy Point. Chris Loyd, Fontana, landed two catfish, 21-0 and 19-0, on nightcrawlers off the north shore. Sam Hallister, Colton, caught an 18-0 channel catfish on mackerel from the west side. Each week both trophy fish over 10 pounds (3,000 pounds) and pan-sized cats (another 3,000 pounds) are planted. This week the lake had an additional 2,000 pound stock for Labor Day weekend. The lake will be stocked both Monday and Friday through the end of September. Fishing fee is $15 per person. For information and directions, call 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.
JESS RANCH: Trout action is excellent in both lakes on jigs, spinners and Power Bait (lemon twist and rainbow). Most trout are from 2-0 to 3-0 and the best bite is before 10 a.m. Hot spots include the inlets and north shore of lake 2, as well as the western shore from the pump house to the bridge of lake 3. Top catch was a 5-8 trout by Tony Koopman, Victorville, on rainbow power bait near the pump house of lake 3. Matt Folner, Rancho Cucamonga, caught a 3-7 trout on lemon twist Power Bait near the bridge of lake 3. Richard Goller III, Lancaster, landed a 3-5 rainbow on a Kastmaster off the western shore of lake 3. Craig Myer, Alta Dena, caught a 3-3 rainbow on a crappie jig ff the western shore near the pump house. The lakes' hatchery stocks trout every Friday. The lakes are open Friday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 760-240-1107. The web site is www.jessranchlakes.net.
MOJAVE NARROWS: Catfish action remains steady from the pelican, north campground and boathouse areas for anglers fishing nightcrawlers. Best fish was a 6-0 catfish landed by Juan Salazar, Victorville, from the north campground. Steven Messer, Hesperia, caught a 4-0 cat on a nightcrawlwer from the north campground. Kevin Burner, Hesperia, caught a 4-0 catfish on a nightcrawlwer from the campground. Craig Wilcutt, Hesperia, caught a 3-0 catfish on a nightcrawler from the boathouse. Stephani Perkins, Victorville, caught a 3-0 catfish on a nightcrawler from the north campground. Bass action fair, and the north shore of Horseshoe Lake has been good for small bluegill on meal worms or nightcrawler pieces. For more information, call 760-245-2226.
INLAND VALLEY LAKES
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
CUCAMONGA-GUASTI: County catfish plants every week. For information, call 909-481-4205.
PRADO: County catfish plants every week. Catfish bite fair to good. Pretty decent carp bite early in the mornings. For information, call 909-597-4260.
YUCAIPA: The catfish action is good with 3-0 to 4-0 fish being reported on anchovies and mackerel. Carp action fair with fish from 3-0 to 5-0. County catfish plants are weekly now. For park information, call 909-790-3127.
GLEN HELEN: Catfish action good with fish from 1-0 to 3-0 being reported from both lakes on Power Bait. Bass and bluegill action fair. Catfish plants are weekly. For more information, call 909-887-7540.
MOUNT BALDY TROUT POOLS: The heavily stocked pools are open every Saturday and Sunday. No fishing license is needed. For information, call 909-982-4246.
SECCOMBE LAKE: Slow. Only a few small bluegill and bass being caught, along with the odd catfish. For more information, call city parks at 909-384-5233.
DIAMOND VALLEY: Bass and catfish action fair, while trout and panfish action is excellent. Bass fishing best on topwater lures in the morning. Drop-shot rigged plastic worms in 10 to 25 feet of water best for catches over 3-0. Hot spots are in Rawson Cove, near the west dam, and near the southern corner of the east dam. Top catch was a 6-0 by Jason Hackett, Hemet, on a lure near the west dam. Todd Paxton, Yucaipa, caught a bass just under 6-0 on plastics 25 feet down. Jesse Mena, Hemet, caught a 5 3/4-pound bass on a swimbait. Mark Poplawski, Santa Ana, caught a 5-0 bass on a Senko 20 feet down. Jeff Miller, Cherry Valley, caught a 5-0 bass drop-shot rigging a plastic worm. Bob Carlson, Nuevo, caught a 4 3/4-pound bass 20 feet down near the west dam. Trout bite excellent drifting nightcrawlers near the west dam, around floating restroom 3, or near the inlet outlet tower. Trollers have had no luck. Justin and Jurgen Schwartz, Hawthorne, caught two fish, 5-8 and 6-0 on nightcrawlers near the west dam. Joshua and Nicholas Arlen, Jacinto, each landed a 2 1/4-pound trout on nightcrawlers. Chris and Delante, Murrieta, caught a limit of trout weighing 24 1/3 pounds on worms near the west dam. Catfish bite fair with nothing over 3-0. Bluegill are good at the stairways of either dam or off the shoreline on worm, meal worms, and wax worms. No reported redear or crappie catches. Lake reservations can be made by calling the toll-free line 800-590-LAKE or online at www.dvmarina.com. For fishing info, call the marina at 951-926-7201 or Last Chance Bait & Tackle at 951-658-7410. PERRIS: Good bluegill and catfish action. Fair bass action. Catfish are biting most at the east end on mackerel or nightcrawlers. Fish to 12-0 reported. Bass are showing from all over the lake with some topwater action but most plastics, crawdads, and nightcrawlers the best bet for fish from 1-0 to 4-0. Bluegill biting from marina docks on crickets in six to ten feet of water. Dock fishing is allowed for a $3 fee. For more information on fishing call the marina at 951-657-2179 or the state park at 951-940-5600.
SKINNER: Mixed bag action with an excellent striper, bass and bluegill bite, good carp and catfish action, and a fair crappie bite. Largemouth are biting good on plastics, especially at night. Cats best at the inlet and east end on nightcrawlers, chicken livers and stink baits. Consistent striper bite in the early morning and late evening on topwater lures and on anchovies from the inlet. Bluegill biting good on red worms. Carp biting all over on dough bait. For fishing information, call the marina at 951-926-1505.
LAKE ELSINORE: No reports.
CORONA LAKE: The catfish bite remains good with the best bite at the dam area at night. Most of the fish are from 2 to 3 pounds, but catfish over 4-0 are caught each week. Tops this past week was a 15-0 landed by Gabe Tamayo, Riverside, on mackerel while fishing from a boat. Randy Morris, Corona, caught five cats to 3-0 for a 13-0 stringer. Tilapia also good with fish to 2-0 along the east shoreline on meal worms and nightcrawler pieces. For more information, call the tackle shop at 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.
EVANS LAKE: Fair panfish action, but few other reports.
RANCHO JURUPA: Catfish are biting fair to good on mackerel and anchovies in the front and back lakes. For more information, call 951-684-7032.
FISHERMAN'S RETREAT: Catfish plants are every other week now. Cats are biting good on all three lakes on pieces of nightcrawlers, Power Bait, mackerel and anchovies. Plant this week. Upcoming events: Fishing derby every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For information, call 909-795-2411.
ANGLER'S LAKE: Catfish action is fair to good with weekly plants with the best bite on meal worms, marshmallows (the M&M combo) and shrimp. For information, call the lake at 951-927-2614.
REFLECTION LAKE: Catfish action is good on garlic nightcrawlers. Fish from 4-0 to 5-0 reported. For more information, contact the lake at 951-654-7906.
JEAN'S CHANNEL CATS: Continued excellent catfish action on any bait for fish to 2-0 and better. Pond is stocked regularly. Lake open daily Wednesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on all Monday holidays, including Labor Day. This is a pay-by-the-pound fishery. For more information, call 951-679-6562 or 951-259-2021.
SAN JACINTO MOUNTAIN WATERS
LAKE HEMET: A DFG trout plant two weeks ago. Fair to good action. For more information, contact the Lake Hemet Market at 951-659-2350 or the campground at 951-659-2680.
FULMOR LAKE: No DFG plants in over a month. For more information, contact 951-659-2117.
SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES: Closed for routine draining and maintenance. For more information, call 714-632-7830 for the information recording or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.
ANAHEIM LAKE: Good to excellent for channel catfish with many anglers posting limits of fish, including quality cats in the 8-pound range and bigger. The best action has been for boat anglers fishing the bubble hole, near the pump house, the main channel, and the inlet. Shore anglers are scoring along the pump house shoreline and near the stocking pipe. Best baits for shore or boat anglers have been shad, shrimp, mackerel or the M&M (marshmallow-meal worm combo), all of them dipped in garlic- or shrimp-flavored Nitro Gravy. Bonus plant for the holiday weekend. For more information, call (714) 996-3508 or log on to the lake's web site at www.fishinglakes.com.
IRVINE LAKE: Good to excellent catfish bite form the Santiago Flats, off the west shore and near the dam on shrimp, Catmando baits, chicken liver and mackerel. Most fish from 2-0 to 6-0 and some larger fish from 8-0 to 15-0. The bite is good both day and night. Top catch was a 10-0 catfish by Terry Ninns, Anaheim, on shrimp off the flats. Kyung Park, Los Angeles, caught an 8.6-pound catfish on Catmando off the flats. Ronson Smothers, Los Angeles, caught an 8.4-pound catfish on Catmando near the dam. Kevin Schwappach, Brea, caught a 6.5-pound catfish on mackerel off the west shore. Bass action is very good on reaction baits in the early mornings and at dusk fished on top. Anglers are fishing Senkos and other plastics in 15 to 25 feet of water near the Rocky Point and off the red clay cliffs. Largemouth from 2-0 to 4-0. Bluegill and redear are fair on meal, wax and red worms, and there's still a good night bite for anglers fishing crappie with small jigs under a light. Crappie are biting best on pearl-white 2-inch Gulp minnow grubs. Marlon Meade, Anaheim, caught a limit of crappie. For information, call 714-649-9111.
LAGUNA NIGUEL LAKE: For a recorded fish report, call 949-362-3885 or visit the lake's Web site at www.lagunaniguellake.com.
LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES
CACHUMA: Trout action good. Bite best near the dam drifting nightcrawlers or Power Bait in 50 feet of water. Most fish 1 1/2 to 2 pounds. Largemouth and smallmouth bass bites good in Cachuma Bay and off Arrowhead Island. Topwater lures and plastics best. Fish mostly from 12 to 15 inches with a lot of limits. Few bigger fish showing now. Bass bite good on spinnerbaits and topwater lures. Lennerd Lund, San Ynez, caught a 6 1/2-pound bass on a crankbait. Catfish bite is good in Cachuma Bay on mackerel and nightcrawlers. Crappie to 1-0 are biting fair on pieces of nightcrawlers or on small jigs in Bobcat Canyon. The lake will be open Labor Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For fishing information call the boat dock at 805-688-4040.
CASITAS: Trout are biting fair at the dam on nightcrawlers and Power Bait or trolling Needlefish in 30 to 40 feet of water. Most trout action early morning and in the late afternoon. Good early morning and late night bass bite in the shallows. Bass action good on plastic worms. Top bass catch was a 9-0 by Cody Day, Oak View, on a plastic worm. John and Cathy DeWitt, Huntington Beach, caught a 7 1/2-pound bass on a plastic worm. Catfish bite good. Jeremy Fogle, Casitas Springs, caught a 17-0 catfish on mackerel. Bluegill and redear biting in the shallows on pieces of nightcrawlers and or red worms. James Coupart, Ventura, caught a 2 1/2-pound redear on a nightcrawler. For more information, contact the marina at 805-649-2043.
CASTAIC: Bass and striper bite good, some bluegill along the shorelines and structure, but fishing in all other species is poor. Stripers biting all over the lake on nightcrawlers and shad. The action is best early in the morning with some topwater and then in deeper water off the points later in the day. The largemouth are good on live shad, if you can dip some. Lots of fish to 4-0 reported on the shad. Fair bite on nightcrawlers or plastics if you can't get the shad. For more information, contact the marina at 661-775-6232.
PIRU: Good bass and trout action, while the bluegill, catfish, crappie and redear bites are fair. Trout action best off points and by the buoy lines on nightcrawlers, jigs, and on the troll to six colors with Needlefish. Largemouth biting on plastics. Cats to 8-0 reported all over. Bluegill and redear are biting in shaded areas on meal worms. Crappie bite is good down 30 to 40 feet. The lake's new hours are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information call the marina at 805-521-1231 or check out the web site at www.lakepiru.org.
PYRAMID: Striper bite still good. The fish are boiling all over the lake early and late on topwater lures, but bait fishing at Yellow Bar and in the channels has been the hot ticket, with anchovies and nightcrawlers the best baits. Catfish bite is good on shrimp and chicken livers in the channels and off Pete's Point. Bass action improved with a good bite, along with some quality fish. No trout action. Bluegill are good, but few anglers are fishing them. For information, call the USFS at 661-296-9710 or call the concession at 661-257-2790.
QUAIL LAKE: No reports.
PUDDINGSTONE: Bass, crappie, bluegill and cats are biting fair all over the lake. Nightcrawlers are best for the bass, mini-jigs for the crappie and bluegill, and mackerel tops for the cats. For more info, call 909-599-8411, ext. 4.
SANTA FE DAM: Catfish are biting all over on anchovies. DFG catfish plant two weeks ago. For more information call 626-334-1065.
ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant two weeks ago.
BALBOA PARK LAKE: No DFG plants in over a month.
BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant two weeks ago.
CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant two weeks ago.
DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFG catfish plant two weeks.
ECHO PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant two weeks ago.
EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant three weeks ago.
ELIZABETH LAKE: No DFG plants in over a month.
HANSEN DAM LAKE: DFG catfish plant two weeks ago. For more information, call 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.
HOLLENBECK LAKE: DFG catfish two weeks ago. For more information, contact the Hollenbeck Recreation Center at 213-261-0113.
JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant three weeks ago.
KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant two weeks ago.
LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant three weeks ago.
LEGG LAKE: DFG catfish plant three weeks ago.
LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant two weeks ago.
MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: DFG catfish plant two weeks ago. P
ECK ROAD PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant three weeks ago. Call 818-448-7317 for information.
SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES
BARRETT: Excellent bass action. Overall, there were 103 anglers who reported 1,662 bass, 147 bluegill and 16 crappie. Reservations are available through Ticket Master at 619-220- 8497, or go to www.TicketMaster.com. They go on sale the second Tuesday of each month and usually sell out that day for the following month. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule by reservation only. For more information, contact the City Lakes information line at 619-465-3474 or log on to the Web site at www.ci.sandiego.ca.us/water/.
HODGES: Fair bass bite. There were 154 anglers who reported 129 bass, 38 crappie, 15 bluegill and five channel catfish. For more information, contact the City Lakes information line at 619-465-3474 or log on to the Web site at www.ci.san-diego.ca.us/water/.
EL CAPITAN: Good bass action. Overall, there were 325 anglers who reported 500 bass, 65 channel catfish, 22 crappie, five blue catfish and three crappie. The lake is open Friday through Sunday. For more information, contact the city Lakes information line at 619-465-3474 or log on to the Web site at www.ci.san-diego.ca.us/water/. For rental boat reservations, call 619-668-3274.
LOWER OTAY: Fair to good bluegill and bass action, and a spotty catfish bite. There were 345 anglers who reported catching 320 bass, 255 bluegill, 28 channel catfish, one redear sunfish and one crappie. James Odem, San Diego, caught five channel catfish to 28.35 pounds from Harvey Arm. Ethan Peterson, Temecula, caught an 11.95-pound channel catfish on mackerel. Stan Hendrix, San Diego, caught a 5.85-pound bass on a plastic frog in Bushlow Cove. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday schedule. For information, contact the City Lakes information line at 619-465-3474 or log on to the Web site at www.ci.sandiego.ca.us/water/. For rental boat reservations, call 619-668-3274.
UPPER OTAY: Fair bass action. There were 20 anglers who reported 22 bass. The lake is open to catch-and-release fishing on a Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday schedule. For information, contact the City Lakes information line at 619-465-3474 or log on to the Web site at www.ci.san-diego.ca.us/water/.
SAN VICENTE: Decent bluegill action, pretty good bass bite, but slow everything else. This past week 56 anglers reported 275 bluegill, 96 bass, two redear sunfish, one rainbow trout and one channel catfish. Aaron and Brian Johnson, Lakeside, caught six bass to 6.35 pounds on Senkos in Grassy Bay. The lake is open on a Thursday through Sunday schedule. For more information call the City Lakes information line at 619-465- 3474 or log on to the web site at www.ci.san-diego.ca.us/water/. For rental boat reservations, call 619-668-3274.
MURRAY: Bass action fair and the only action reported. This past week, there were 175 anglers who reported 103 bass and 42 bluegill. The launch ramp and T-Floats are now open. Only small boats are able to launch. For more information contact the City Lakes information line at 619-465-3474 or log on to the Web site at www.ci.san-diego.ca.us/water/. For rental boat reservations, call 619-390-0223.
MIRAMAR: Spotty action. There were 120 anglers who reported 45 bass, 33 channel catfish, and one bluegill. The lake is open on a Saturday through Tuesday schedule. For more information, contact the City Lakes information line at 619-465-3474 or log on to the Web site at www.ci.san-diego.ca.us/water/. For rental boat reservations, call 619-390-0223.
SUTHERLAND: Fair to good bass, bluegill and channel catfish action. There were 101 anglers who reported 156 bass, 70 bluegill, 25 crappie, 15 channel catfish and five redear sunfish. Gary Smith, Compton, caught five channel catfish to 14.5 pounds on mackerel and nightcrawlers. The lake is open on a Friday through Sunday schedule. For more information, contact the City Lakes information line at 619-465-3474 or log on to the Web site at www.ci.san-diego.ca.us/water/.
WOHLFORD: Good channel catfish and bass action. Catfish biting on nightcrawlers, chicken livers and shrimp at the buoy lines and in Oakvale Cove. Quite a few limits reported on fish from 2-0 to 3-0. Shad are moving into the shallows in the early morning and the bass are busting them. Shad Rap type lures are best then. Best bass bite fished in 10 feet of water off the shoreline. Mike Sullivan, Escondido, caught a 8-12 bass on a crawdad off the south shore. Crappie action good. Small bluegill are biting good along the weed beds in Oakvale Cove on meal worms. For more information, contact the ranger station at 760-839-4346 or log on to the lake's Web site at www.wohlfordlake.com.
DOANE POND: No DFG plants in over a month.
DIXON: Catfish action fair to good on mackerel and anchovies at night. Most fish from 1-0 to 3-0. The best spots are by the buoy line and off the shoreline by the boat dock. Night fishing allowed Thursday through Saturday nights. Bass action still slow with no big fish reported. Next 2000-pound plant scheduled for this Thursday. Fishing reports are on the Internet at www.dixonlake.com. For more information, contact the ranger station at 760-839-4345.
POWAY: Good catfish action at night with quite a few limits posted by shore anglers. The best bite is between the limit sign and the fishing pier and from the north shore and off Jump-off point. Luke McCollister, Escondido, caught a 5-0 channel catfish on shrimp from the south end. The bass bite is fair from the rock pile, the log boom and the east end. The bluegill bite is good with nice stringers caught in Hidden and Half Moon Bays and from the fishing pier. The lake was stocked with 850 pounds of catfish last week and will be stocked with 850 more pounds next Tuesday. Pontoon boats are no longer allowed. Lake is open Wednesday through Sunday. For more fishing information, call the snack bar at 858-679-5465, the Poway information line at 858-668-4770, or concessions at 858-486-1234.
JENNINGS: Catfish fair on mackerel and chicken livers from the flooded brush in Siesta and off Sentry Point. The cats are moving deeper and the best bite is near the buoy line. Jeff Gardner, Santee, caught a 13-12 channel catfish in Shadow Cove on squid and peanut butter. Dave Hackee, Santee, caught two channel cats, 5-4 and 4-8, in Shadow Cove on squid and peanut butter. Bass biting fair off Siesta Point, in Hermit Cove and near Cactus Patch. Worms and spinnerbait working best. A 1,000-pound catfish plant went in last week. Upcoming events: free fishing class 1 p.m. Sunday. The lake will be open on Labor Day from 6 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. For more information, contact the ranger office at 619-390-1300 or visit the web site at www.lakejennings.org.
MORENA: Overall fishing good. Most biting in the early morning and late evening due to high mid-day temps. Bass action good. Lots of action with fish from 1-0 to 3-0 on any bait. Bite is best on crankbaits. Mark Ross, La Mesa, caught a 4-4 bass. Panfish still good on mini-jigs and worm pieces. Brad Pifer, La Mesa, caught five bluegill totaling 4-1. Carp bite is still wide open on dough balls, corn and worms all over the lake. Catfish bite is excellent on plastics and nightcrawlers near the brush. Mackerel best bet for larger fish. Jesse Ruelas, Brawley, caught an 8-8 catfish. The boat launch is open, but no boats over 19-feet recommended. The 24-hour fishing update line is 619-478-5473. For lake information, call 619-694-3049.
CUYAMACA: Catfish bite excellent this week on half nightcrawlers on the bottom, with a few quality fish landed. Timothy Lambert, San Diego, caught three channel catfish at 9-8, 7-8 and 3-0. Trout biting good on Power Bait with a 36 to 40 inch leader off the bottom or with an inflated nightcrawler smeared with scent. Best trout lures are bright-colored roostertails, Panther Martins, and Kastmasters with scent. Hot spots are the Lone Pine, the finger jetty, the west shore below the call box, and the buoy line at the dam. The crappie bite is good on small tube jigs and half nightcrawlers on the bottom. Bass bite fair on nightcrawlers from the north and south shores. Fly fishing for the trout is good in the early morning or late afternoon on emergers, black wooly buggers and olive matukas. Bluegill are good close to shore on meal worms and small jigs. For more information call 760-7650515 or visit the Web site at www.lakecuyamaca.org.
HENSHAW: Crappie bite improved to good with the best baits being green and yellow jigs, meal worms or shiners from boats. Darrel Langley, Mesa Grande, caught over 26 crappie to 2-0. Vern Schweitzer, Lake Henshaw, caught eight crappie to 2-0. Catfish bite good from boats and off shore on worms and shrimp. Steve and Helen Briggs, San Diego, caught 10 catfish to 5-0 from a boat. Langley, Mesa Grande, also caught two catfish to 4-0. Fred Gordon, La Mesa, caught five catfish to 2-8 from a boat. Carp biting good on dough bait and corn off shore and from boats. Mike Zavada, Los Angeles, caught seven carp to 5-0. Lee James, Los Angeles, caught 15 carp to 4-0. Adam Wachna, West Hollywood, caught ten carp to 2-0. George Hans, Irvine, caught eight carp to 2-0. For more information, call 760-782-3501.
LAKE MEAD: Consistently good striped bass action on the lower basin on white jumping minnows and topwatar lures. Best bite early in the morning. Most fish reported are 2 1/2 to 3 pounds. The Government Wash is the hottest spot. Largemouth bite is fair to good on topwater and drop-shot rigs. Bluegill biting good on meal worms in most coves. Catfish are biting good on anchovies and dip baits from boats and off shore. For more information, call Lake Plaza at 702-564-3058.
WILLOW BEACH: The striper bite is good with some quality fish reported on Swimbaits, A.C. plugs, Power Bait and spinnerbait. Dave Florance, Vegas, caught a 8.4-pound striper and Steve Kinnen, Vegas, caught a 5 1/4-pound striper. Trout action remains good on orange, yellow and rainbow Power Bait or shinny spinners. The Jumbo Wash area has been the hot spot with a lot of limits reported.
LAKE MOHAVE: Fishing improved with cooler temperatures this week. Fish are still deep. No large catches reported. Stripers are biting fair on anchovies. Some catfish being reported from Arizona side on mackerel and chicken livers. Telephone Cove and the power lines are still the hot spots. For more information, call Cottonwood Cove at 702-297-1464.
BELOW DAVIS DAM: Striper fishing good in the morning and evening. Most of the stripers are small, but a few 25-inch fish were reported. Davis Camp and off the shores are the best spots. Water levels are higher during the day for boat fishing.
NEEDLES: Small-sized stripers showing on cut pieces of anchovies early and late in the day. Most reported are 12 to 16 inches. Jack Smith Park and Willow Valley Marina are hot spots for striper action. For more information, call Premier Sports at 760-326-2727 or Golden Shores at 760-768-2325.
TOPOCK MARSH: Fishing improved to good. Catfish bite best at night on chicken livers and anchovies. Fish to 10-0 reported. For information, call Five Mile Landing 928-768-2350.
HAVASU: Striped bass and catfish action good in little coves and off the pier on anchovies and nightcrawlers. Lots of catches being made in coves in 20 feet of water. Most fish are pan-sized. For more information, call Black Meadow Landing at 760-663-3811.
PARKER STRIP: Good to excellent bass, bluegill, cat and redear action. Smallmouth bass action best in the main river for anglers fishing rocky structure. Both smallmouth and largemouth are biting on hard-nosed jerk baits. Best cat bite on chicken livers and nightcrawlers. Channel catfish action good on French fries. Flathead catfish are also in full swing.
BLYTHE: Good to excellent catfish action. Channel cats biting on mackerel and chicken liver. Flatheads biting on live goldfish or bluegill. Stripers biting fair at the Palo Verde Diversion dam. Good numbers of bluegill being reported from the backwaters, and there's a good topwater bass bite early and late in the day. For more information, call B&B Bait at 760-921-2248.
PALO VERDE: Channel catfish action remains good in the backwaters, canals and main river. Flathead action is also good on live goldfish or tilapia. Largemouth bass fishing is good on plastic worms, reaction baits, and live minnows in backwaters.
PICACHO AREA: Bass fishing is fair on live bait and plastics. The catfish bite has remained fair with a lot of channel cats and flatheads showing.
MARTINEZ LAKE AREA: Flathead fishing in full swing. Night fishing best on bluegill or goldfish. Hodge Rock a hot spot. Excellent early morning topwater bite for largemouths and then decent action on live shiners, cranks, spinnerbaits, and plastics. Lots of limits. Stripers are biting in the lake as well as in the main river channel, mostly on cut baits. Flathead and channel catfish action is good to excellent with fish over 20-0 reported each week on goldfish. Some larger flatheads reported at night on bluegill. No crappie action. For more information, contact the Martinez Lake Resort at 928-783-9589 or check out the Web site at www.martinezlake.com.
YUMA AREA: The Gila Main Canal in East Yuma is great for channel catfish and large redear and bluegill. All biting on worms. Catfish bite good on chicken liver or worms. Channel catfish action is good on cut baits, and the flathead bite has improved with the best action on live minnows. Bass fishing has been good, especially on live minnows in the main river and local backwaters.
LOWER DESERT WATERS
SALTON SEA: Generall slow fishing. A few small tilapia are showing along the east shoreline areas in the state park. Best action is at Salt Creek and the state park headquarters. For current fishing information, call Red Hill Marina 760-348-2310 or the Salton Sea State Recreation Area ranger station at 760-393-3052 or 760-393-3059 for a recording. For weather information, call 760-352-3360 for a recording, or the Coachella Valley Water District's weather forecast at 760-398-7211. Anglers fishing the sea use Citizen Band (CB) radios and tune to channel one.
ALAMO RIVER: Few reports. Channel catfish are fair on mackerel or anchovies.
COACHELLA, HIGHLINE CANALS: Few reports but some channel cats and the odd bass have been reported.
ALL AMERICAN CANAL: Very little fishing pressure.
FINNEY-RAMER: No report.
WEIST LAKE: No report.
SUNBEAM LAKE: No report. For information, call 760-352-3308.
LAKE CAHUILLA: Catfish and bass are biting good off the jetty and at the inlets. Best catfish baits are mackerel, anchovies, Power Bait and chicken livers. The lake was stocked last week. For more information, call 760-564-4712.
EASTERN SIERRA GENERAL: For updated road and camping information on the region, contact the Interagency Visitor Center at 760-876-6222 or the Bishop Chamber of Commerce at 760-873-8405. The Web site is www.bishopvisitor.com.
BRIDGEPORT REGION: Good trout action at Bridgeport Reservoir from boats for anglers fishing Power Bait and inflated nightcrawlers or fly-fishing with midge and streamer patterns. Most fish are from 1-8 to 3-0 with a few 5-0 to 6-0 reported. The Sacramento perch bite is good. Rory Zion, Arcadia, caught a 2-14 perch on a worm. Working the channels with streamers best bet for bigger fish. The East Walker River is fishing fair. Small midge, mayfly and caddis emerger patterns fished just off the bottom are best. West Walker River is running low and the fly-fishing is good with elk hair caddis and Stimulators. Upper and Lower Twin Lakes have a fair bite on Power Bait and nightcrawlers for pan-sized fish. Trollers are using nightcrawlers and Needlefish-type lures. Action is excellent at Virginia Lakes trolling with Thomas Buoyants or Kastmasters. Power Bait and nightcrawlers are best baits. Small wooly bugger-type flies, beetle or ant patterns are best for fly-fishing. Some browns to 3-0 reported. For more information, contact Ken's Sporting Goods at 760-932-7707 or on-line at www.kenssport.com.
JUNE LAKE LOOP: Good early morning and late evening bites, but tougher action during the day at all lakes in the loop -- June, Gull, Silver, Grant. Gulp eggs and or rainbow and salmon peach Power Bait are good bets at at all lakes. A hot spot has been the mouth of Rush Creek on Grant Lake. June has been good for trollers working pink Tasmanian Devils or No. 5 Rapalas behind six colors of leadcore. All lakes were planted with Alpers' and 80 percent of the penned fish in June were released for the holiday weekend. Upcoming events: The Million Dollar Trout Stock will be held over the Labor Day weekend. The entry fee is $30, but one lucky angler could land a tagged fish worth win $1 million. Registration ends Saturday at 4 p.m. For more information contact, Ernie's Fishing Tackle at 760-648-7756 or June Lake Marina at 760-648-7726.
MAMMOTH LAKES REGION: Good action on the upper Owens with caddis patterns and Stimulators. Hot Creek is good with good morning hatches. Crowley Lake is good with the larger fish on the perch fry balls along the shallows in McGee Bay and the North Arm of the lake near the inlets. Hoppers and nymphs are bets at Hilton Creek. Streamer fishermen having luck with perch fry imitations in the channel edges or in the weed lines of shallow waters. There is still a good perch bite all over the lake in 10 to 15 feet of water along the deeper weed edges. Lots of trout action at both Convict Lake and Convict Creek. Trollers using Thomas Buoyants and Rapalas. Rainbow Power Bait and nightcrawlers are best baits for the lake, with salmon eggs working best in the creek. Eric Aurelio, Alta Loma, caught a 10.7-pound fish on Trout Nuggets off the south shore. Bill Nissen, La Verne, caught an 8.13-pound fish on peach Power Bait off the south shore. Jeremy Synder, Lancaster, caught an 8.12-pound fish on rainbow Power Bait off the south shore. Ed Smith, Ridgecrest, caught a 7.8-pound fish on a Thomas Buoyant off the south shore. Twin Lakes has a good callibaetis hatch every day for dry fly anglers, but you can drag wooly buggers along the weed beds when there's not surface action. Mary picking up. Good action on olive, black and brown Wooly Buggers. Mamie and George bites are good. Power Bait and nightcrawlers are best bets. For more information contact the Troutfitter at 760-934-2517 or Sierra Drifters Guide Service at 760-935-4250.
BISHOP AREA: Sabrina, Intake II, North and South Lakes all have good action on Gulp Eggs, Power Bait and nightcrawlers. Easy limits being caught at South Lake and Sabrina from the back side. The hot spot on Sabrina is at the major inlet on worms, Power Bait and or Salmon eggs. Lead core line to three colors with a Red and Gold frog pattern is best for trollers. Pulling a Wooly Bugger or matuka also worked. Drifting worms or Power Bait yielded limits. Most fish to 2-8. Brian Fletcher, Garden Grove, caught a 3-0 fish on a Kastmaster. Shaela Sharp, Hemet, 6, caught a 1 1/2-pound rainbow on a Needlefish. Benny Martinez, Fullerton, 5, caught his first fish. Sabrina was stocked by the DFG last week with pan-sized fish to 3-0 and will be stocked this week with larger fish. Southern California Edison planted a truck load of Alpers' this week. North Lake has good action with a bubble and fly. Still fishermen are having luck with worms and eggs. Trollers are having luck using flashers with a worm or a true red and gold Thomas Buoyant. Most fish being caught from the inlet on Power Bait and worms. The lake was stocked last week with pan-sized fish to 3-0. Bishop Creek fishing excellent on Power Bait, Gulp eggs and nightcrawlers. Lots of Alpers' at 4-0 to 6-0 were planted this week. The lower Owens River is running high with tough fishing. The Owens River gorge above Pleasant Valley has been good for fly anglers. For more information, contact Culver's at 760-872- 8361 or Brock's at 760-872-3581.
BIG PINE TO LONE PINE AREA: Diaz Lake is slow. Georges, Independence, Lone Pine, Sheperds, Symmes, and Tuttle were all planted this week. For more information, contact the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce at 760-876-4444.
LAKE ISABELLA: Good crappie bite in the South Fork on minnows for boat anglers. Excellent catfish bite on shad and dip baits. Trout bite excellent on crickets and spinners. Trollers using Needlefish and bank fishermen using nightcrawlers or Power Bait. Bass are biting fair on Senkos, crankbaits and plugs with some fish from 4-0 to 6-0. Bluegill are biting excellent on wax and meal worms. For more information, contact Bob's Bait Bucket at 661-833-8657.
KERN RIVER: Fishing in both upper and lower rivers has improved to good as flows ease. Planted trout good in both stretches. Bass are now showing in the lower river on spinners and nightcrawlers. Sandy Flats and Hobo campground are hot spots in the lower river. The best trout action is on crickets, salmon eggs, nightcrawlers and silver spinners throughout both stretches. Both the upper and lower river will be stocked for Labor Day. For more information, contact the James' Store at 760-376-2424.
AQUEDUCT NEAR TAFT: Stripers are biting good. Lots of fish from 2-0 to 3-0 with a lot of limits. Blood and lug worms are also good bets. Catfish are good on shad, Sonny's dip bait, anchovies, and chicken livers. For more information, contact Bob's Bait Bucket at 661-833-8657.
HART PARK LAKE: Continued good bluegill action with nice stringers of fish coming out on wax worms. Crappie spotty, and a few bass are showing on nightcrawlers.
TRUXTUN LAKE: The bluegill and carp bites are both good and a few bass are showing. Lots of bluegill on wax and meal worms, and the smallmouth bass have been best on plastics, nightcrawlers, and live minnows. Carp best on dough baits.
MING LAKE: Closed until October.
BRITE LAKE: Plenty of good-sized trout biting on Power Bait and nightcrawlers. Many limits weighing 7-0 to 8-0 total were reported. Floating baits and small lures are also good bets. No crappie reported.
BUENA VISTA LAKES: Good striper bite on minnows, shad, and blood worms. Fish from 3-0 to 5-0. The bluegill action is very good on wax and meal worms. Catfish action excellent with fish to 3-0 and better showing on shad, Sonny's Dip Bait, and mackerel. For more fishing information, call the concession at 661-763-1268 or contact Bob's Bait Bucket at 661-833-8657.
WOLLOMES LAKE: Fair to good bass action on Senkos. The bluegill bite is good on wax and meal worms. Some decent cats being caught on mackerel and shad.
SUCCESS LAKE: Bluegill bite is fair up in the North Fork area. Nightcrawlers best. Bass action is fair under the bridge. For more information, call the marina at 559-781-2078. KAWEAH LAKE: The bass bite has remained very good with 16- to 17-inch bass being reported in coves on Senkos. Trout are good in deeper waters on nightcrawlers. Crappie are biting at night in the coves. Bluegill action is fair. Top baits are meal, wax and red worms. For more information, call the marina at 559-597-2526.
CENTRAL COAST LAKES
SAN ANTONIO: Striper action excellent in the shad in the marina area and from boats, mostly on anchovies off the north shore and near the dam. Best bite at night in 20 feet of water. The smallmouth and largemouth bass bite is good all over the lake, but especially at Harris Creek and along the north shore. Fish from 2-0 to 5-0. Catfish fair during the late evening. Little daytime action. For more information, call 805-472-2818.
SANTA MARGARITA: The bass bite continues to be fair to good. Bluegill and crappie action also fair to good. Crappie biting on jigs and worms. Catfish are slow. Bass are best on Senkos. The marina store is open Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, call the marina 805-438-1522.
NACIMIENTO: Spotted bass and crappie are good, with the spotties boiling on shad in a good topwater bite. White bass are also good, biting on white Roostertails, jigs and plastic worms. Most crappie showing on white jigs and they're averaging 3/4-pound. For more information, call 805-238-1056, or log on at www.nacimientoresort.com.
LOPEZ: Bass to over 5-0 are fair to good with most action on worms and plastics with some topwater early and late. The bluegill, crappie and redear bites are good on trout worms, jigs and nightcrawlers. Most panfish are small but some to 2-0. Hot spots include Mallard Cove, Cottonwood Cove and the Strawberry Flats from boats. Catfish biting good on nightcrawlers and cut baits with fish to 11-8 reported. For more information call the marina at 805-489-1006.
TROUT PLANTS Barring adverse weather, water or road conditions, the following lakes and streams, listed by county, will be restocked the week of August 28, 2006 with catchable-size rainbow trout from the Department of Fish and Game hatcheries:
LOS ANGELES: Jackson Lake. RIVERSIDE: Hemet Lake.
SAN BERNARDINO: Green Valley Lake, Jenks Lake.
INYO: Baker Creek, Big Pine Creek, Bishop Creek (Intake II), Bishop Creek (Lower, Middle, South Forks), Diaz Lake, Goodale Creek, Independence Creek, Lake Sabrina, Lone Pine Creek, North Lake, Owens River (Laws Bridge downstream to Steward Lane and below Tinnemaha), Pleasant Valley Reservoir, Rock Creek Lake, South Lake, Taboose Creek, Tinnemaha Creek, Tuttle Creek.
MONO: Buckeye Creek, Convict Creek, Convict Lake, George Lake, Grant Lake, Green Creek, Gull Lake, June Lake, Lee Vining Creek, Lee Vining Creek (South Fork), Little Walker Lake, Little Walker River, Lundy Lake, Mammoth Creek, Mamie Lake, Mary Lake, McGee Creek, Mill Creek, Owens River (Benton Crossing Road), Robinson Creek, Rock Creek (Section 1), Rock Creek (Section 2), 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 (Section 2 and Section 3).
FRESNO: Dinkey Creek, Kings River below Pine Flat Dam, Mono Creek, Portal Forebay, San Joaquin River below Friant Dam, San Joaquin River-South Fork (Mono Hot Springs). KERN: Kern River (KR No. 3 to Riverside Park, Kernville).
MADERA: Corrine Lake, Manzanita Lake.
STANISLAUS: Turlock Reservoir.
MARIPOSA: McSwain Reservoir
MERCED: Merced River from McSwain Dam to Merced Falls.
TULARE: Balch Park Lake (Upper and Lower), Kern River (Fairview Dam to Falling Waters Lodge and Brush Creek to Fairview Dam), Peppermint Creek, Redwood Lake (Hedrick Pond), Tule River North Fork of Middle Fork (Wishon Campground), Tule River South Fork of Middle Fork (Camp Nelson and Ceder Slopes).
TUOLUMNE: Lyons Canal, Moccasin Creek, Pinecrest Lake (Strawberry Lake), Powerhouse Stream, Stanislaus River (Middle Fork), Tuolumne River (Middle and South forks).
The following waters, listed by county, will be planted by the Department of Fish and Game with one-pound channel catfish during the week of August 28, 2006:
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