SOCAL FISH REPORT
Compiled by Cyndi Gollaz and Jim Matthews Outdoor News Service
PICKS OF THE WEEK
1. Hesperia Lake has been excellent for catfish for several weeks and a bonus plant of trophy cats for the holiday weekend would be enough to send this lake into the top pick this week, but the addition of 2,000 pounds of sturgeon to 25 pounds makes this pick easy. Two weeks ago, a 180-pound sturgeon was caught and released. This past week top fish was a 25-pounder. There are cats over 20 pounds landed every week. For an update, call the lake store at 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.
2. The catfish action at Santa Ana River Lakes has been excellent this past week. The lake was stocked with a bonus plant of trophy fish to 15 pounds last week and more are going in this week for the holiday weekend. Some of the stringers reported have been staggering. Literally. One angler landed over 100 pounds of catfish, and most anglers are buying 15-fish all-night passes and filling them. Most stringers weigh from 35 to 50 pounds with at least one or two fish in the eight-pound or bigger range. To get an update, call the lakes’ tackle shop at 714-632-7851, the recording at 714-632-7830 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.
3. Diamond Valley Lake continues to have the best largemouth bass bite in Southern California. In a weekend bass tournament, the winning team only landed three bass – but they weighed 25 pounds total. That’s an eight-pound average. While that’s not a typical catch, there are so many quality bass in the five-pound range being landed that most bass regulars here feel cheated if they don’t get at least one or two in a day of catch-and-release fishing. The fish are still mostly in 10 to 35 feet, but they can be caught on the top and in 50 feet. The catfish bite is also excellent. No one is fishing for the bluegill, hardly. The trout have slowed, but trollers are still getting limits of fish up to six pounds. This pick remains a no-brainer. For an update, call the marina at 951-926-7201 or Last Chance Bait & Tackle in Hemet at 951-658-7410.
FRESHWATER HOT SPOTS
TROUT: Generally good fishing throughout the Eastern Sierra Nevada with Crowley Lake still perhaps the top spot to fish, but the higher elevation waters are all really starting to turn on. The East Walker River is also an excellent bet for experienced fly anglers. The Bishop Creek drainage, Mammoth Lakes region, and June Lake loop are all generally pretty good throughout. In Southern California, Big Bear Lake and Diamond Valley Lake slowed to just fair this past week, but trollers are still getting limits at both places. Hemet Lake also continues to crank out limits of trout.
LARGEMOUTH BASS: Barrett Lake remains wide open for anglers with a permit. Diamond Valley might be a notch slower, but it has far better quality fish in an excellent bite. Casitas, Perris, Skinner, Castaic, Cachuma, Isabella, Piru, Sutherland, Wohlford, San Vicente, and Lower Otay all have fair to good bass bite. Poway, El Capitan, and Hodges, all have fair bites, while Silverwood and Pyramid are slow to fair. On the Central Coast, Nacimiento still has a good spotted bass bite, and Lopez is pretty good, too.
STRIPED BASS: Castaic has been producing the biggest fish along with a good volume of smaller fish under nine pounds. Silverwood, Skinner, and Pyramid are all as good but mostly on smaller fish. Most of the action is on drifted cut baits or frozen shad, if you can get that bait. A few wipers are showing at Elsinore, too. On the Colorado River, the best stripers action has been good at Havasu and Mead where a lot of smaller fish to six pounds showing. Even the lower river below Havasu has areas of fair to good action all the way to Palo Verde. No monster fish at Willow or in Mohave reported this week.
PANFISH: The bluegill and redear bites are fair to good wherever these panfish occur. Top bets include Perris, Lower Otay, Casitas, and Diamond Valley, but there are darn few places where you can’t catch at least a few small ones. Most of the good crappie bites have all but died, but there is still fair action at Elsinore, Cachuma, and Piru in Southern California. San Antonio and Lopez on the Central Coast are both still pretty good.
CATFISH: The action at all of the planted lakes is very good. Santa Ana River Lakes, Corona Lake, and Hesperia Lake are being planted again this week with trophy-sized cats for the holiday weekend. Irvine Lake is also a very good bet. All of the San Bernardino County Park lakes are being planted each week with catfish, and all are pretty good. Diamond Valley has a good to excellent bite, too. Silverwood, Skinner, and Pyramid are all good for cats, too. The lower Colorado River and river backwater, ditches, and canals have been consistently good with both flatheads and channels showing in the catch.
WATER BY WATER REPORTS
SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS
SILVERWOOD: Good catfish bite on chicken liver and mackerel near the dam and in Miller’s Canyon. Harold Young, Apple Valley, caught a 7.3-pound catfish. Striper action continues to be good to excellent with fish over six pounds on anchovies in all the coves and off the docks. Arnie Thompson, Temecula, caught a 6.29-pound striper. Clara Potter, Anaheim, landed a 6.28-pound striper on anchovies. Largemouth bite fair on the points on nightcrawlers. Information: marina 760-389-2299, state park 760-389-2281, Silverwood Country store 760-389-2423.
BIG BEAR LAKE: The catfish action stole the show this past week. Water temps soared, and the whiskerfish came out. Best action has been off the east end and Eagle Point on Nitro catfish baits. Tyler Zayas, 5, Big Bear, landed a 22.82-pound catfish. Trout bite tougher this week, with only a fair bite near the dam and in Boulder Bay on nightcrawlers and Needlefish. Lake information: Big Bear Marina 909-866-3218, Big Bear Sporting Goods 909-866-3222 or bigbearmarina.com.
GREGORY LAKE: Mostly slow action with a few trout on floating baits fished close to the bottom. DFG trout plant two weeks ago. Information: 909-338-2233.
GREEN VALLEY LAKE: Very good trout action with most morning anglers getting limits by 10 a.m Mt. Lassen trout planted June 6 and June 19 and this week. Alper’s plant went in last week. The lake is scheduled to receive two private plants per month plus DFG fish. The 2008 fishing fees are $15 per day for adults, $10 for children. Hours are 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and parking is free. No float tubes or private boats are allowed, but there are row boats available for rent. Recorded information: 909-867-2009.
ARROWBEAR LAKE: DFG trout plant two weeks ago. Trout bite slow to fair on nightcrawlers and Power Bait.
JENKS LAKE: Fair trout action on Power Bait and nightcrawlers. DFG trout plant two weeks ago. The bass action has been fair, but most of the fish are small. Information: Mill Creek Ranger Station at 909-382-2881.
HIGH DESERT LAKES
HESPERIA LAKE: Lots of full stringers with limits of catfish and sturgeon. Mackerel and shrimp dipped in Sonny’s are the best baits. The bite perks in the mornings and later afternoons to the evenings. Louise Acosta, Ontario, pulled out a 22-8 channel catfish off the north shore on nightcrawlers. Hugh Jackson, San Bernardino, landed an 18-pound blue catfish at the drain on mackerel. Tim Micklin, Hesperia, landed a 15-8 channel cat at the east bank on shrimp and garlic. Travis Hogan, Victorville, caught a 12-8 channel cat in the inlet on mackerel. Carter Jones, Norco, brought in a 12-pound blue catfish off the north shore on mackerel. Mark Stevens, Riverside, pulled out a 10-pound channel cat on nightcrawlers. Top sturgeon was a 25-pounder pulled out by Candy Jorge, Hesperia, on mackerel. Will Garcia, Rialto, landed a 19-pound sturgeon on anchovies. Charles Hayes, Oak Hills, caught a 15 3/4-pound sturgeon off the north shore on anchovies. George Spalding, Apple Valley, landed an 11-8 sturgeon in the inlet on nighcrawlers. Catfish over 35 pounds have been planted. An extra 2,000-pound plant of sturgeon to 25 pounds and a trophy catfish plant went in this week for the Holiday weekend. Day session hours are 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the night session from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost is $15 per angler. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.
JESS RANCH: The trout bite slowed a bit this week with the hotter weather, but many anglers still had good success with quite a few limits. Power Bait (red, white and blue, sherbert, bubblegum, orange and lemon twist) night crawlers (doused with attractant), lures and jigs have been best. Hot spots included the grassy point and western shore of lake 3 as well as the northern and eastern shores of lake 2. Hot spots for bass are the southern shore of lake 2 and the northern and western shores of lake 3, particularly near the bridge and pump house. Bluegill are hitting meal worms and jigs on the western shore of lake 2 and the northern and western shores of lake 3. The Lakes' Hatchery stocks trout every Friday year round. The lake is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lake information: 760-240-1107 or www.jessranchlakesnews.com.
MOJAVE NARROWS: Fair to good catfish bite on meal worms, nightcrawlers and stink bait in Pelican. County catfish plants go in every week. Trout bite hanging in with the best bite during plant weeks. DFG trout plant last week. Information: 760-245-2226.
INLAND VALLEY LAKES
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
CUCAMONGA-GUASTI: Fair catfish bite on mackerel or nightcrawlers. County catfish plants each week. Information: 909-481-4205.
PRADO: Catfish action slow to fair. The best bite has been in Basin 2. Fish have been ranging from one to one and a half pounds. Best baits has been shrimp and mackerel. Bluegill action has been sizzling hot for anglers fishing with meal worms or pieces of nightcrawlers. Fish to half a pound have been showing. Bass action slow, but improving. Matt Kramer, Norco, caught an 8.5-pound bass for the new lake record. Carp bite remains slow. Lake information: 909-597-4260.
YUCAIPA: Very good bluegill bite with fish up to a pound reported on wax or meal worms. Mostly quarter- to half-pounders on stringers, however. Catfish bite is fair to good on anchovies, nightcrawlers, Hog Wild, or anything dipped in Sonny’s Catfish Bait. Weekly county plants go in with channels to two pounds. Fair bite on carp and a few bass also showing. Trout are slow, but Brad Hollingswith, Riverside, caught an 8 1/2-pounder fishing with nightcrawlers. Lake information: 909-790-3127.
GLEN HELEN: Catfish action fair to good, and the channels are going in every week now. Mackerel, shrimp and Hog Wild top baits. Information: 909-887-7540.
MOUNT BALDY TROUT POOLS: The heavily stocked pools are open every Saturday and Sunday. No fishing license is needed. Information: 909-982-4246.
SECCOMBE LAKE: No recent plants. Information: 909-384-5233.
DIAMOND VALLEY: The bass action is still good to excellent. Most bass have been caught in 10 to 25 feet on a variety of baits. Senkos, jerkbaits, jigs and cranks are top choices. Jim Salk, Riverside, pulled out a seven-pound bass off the south shore on a purple plastic worm. Jeff Alley, Palm Desert, caught a five-pound bass. The National Bass West tournament last Saturday was excellent with the first place team landing just three fish for a 24.99-pound total – more than an eight-pound average. The trout have gone deep, 50 feet, and the bite is fair. Boaters have had their best luck trolling nightcrawlers, Rapalas, Excel lures, or Needlefish. The entire west half of the lake, including restroom 3, the west dam, and the inlet tower have been the spots for the rainbows. Ken Mattice, Monrovia, brought in a 5.6-pound trout. Eric Okino, Los Alamitos, landed a 3.8-pound trout. Excellent catfish fishing, especially in the third cove, and near the east dam and wave attenuator. Top baits include anchovies, mackerel, and shrimp. Most catfish have been found on the bottom 10 to 20 feet down. Kevin D. Bath, Yucaipa, caught the biggest catfish of the week, a 30-pound channel. Very close to the lake record. Ernest Montoya, Perris, landed a 13.95-pound catfish. Few panfish reports, although some have found luck along the dams, near the stariways on live worms. Lake information: 800-590-LAKE, marina 951-926-7201, Last Chance Bait & Tackle 951-658-7410 or www.dvmarina.com.
PERRIS: The bass action is good to excellent with fish to five pounds landed on nightcrawlers this week. Hot bass spots have been off the island and marina. Damien Hardy, Jr., Perris, caught two bass totaling 10 pounds. Mike Vincent, Riverside, caught a 2.5-pounder. Chris Frye, Duarte, landed a stringer of bass totaling nine pounds. Bluegill bite very good on wax and meal worms with lots of fish from a 3/4-pound to one-pound. Fair catfish action on anchovies, mackerel or shrimp. Fish to five-pounds have been reported. Fair trout bite for bait anglers using Power Bait and nightcrawlers, and trollers are seeing good to excellent action using Needlefish near the dam and off Sail Cove. The trout range from one to three pounds. Dock fishing is allowed for a $3 fee during store hours only. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.
SKINNER: Catfish are still leading the pack here. The action is exceptional, especially on chicken liver, mackerel or anchovies in the inlet. Top catfish reported was a 14.2-pounder by Michael Meadows, Commerce. Frank Galaz, Murrieta, pulled out an 8.14-pound catfish on chicken liver. The striper bite is not too far behind the catfish action. Good to excellent action for the stripers near the dam on anchovies. The bite takes off at dusk. Anglers have been landing over 10 per trip, although no whoppers have been reported. Average fish is three pounds. Larry Nelbacher, Menifee, caught a stringer of 10 on anchovies by the dam. Bluegill bite good with fish from 1/2-pound to one-pound reported on wax or meal worms. Fair bass bite with fish in the three-pound range on plastic worms. A few carp have also been pulled out on dough balls. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.
ELSINORE: Bluegill bite very good off Rocky Point on nightcrawlers and meal worms. Ray Sanchez, Riverside, caught a stringer of bluegill to 3/4-pound. Ben Molina, Riverside, caught a stringer of bluegill and three crappie. Crappie action fair on nightcrawlers and small jigs off the west side marina. Wiper (striper-hybrid) action fair to good with a few fish in the four-pound range landed off shore on shad or for trollers using various baits. Carp fair to good off the east end on dough balls. The cats are showing at the state park on mackerel, shrimp and nightcrawlers. Information: Catfishing R Us at 877-685-7752.
CORONA LAKE: The catfish bite has been good to excellent, and the action can only get better with another huge plant of catfish going in this week for the July 4th weekend. In addition to the cats, there is fair to good fishing for bass, bluegill, and tilapia. The catfish bite has been good on a variety of baits with mackerel doused with garlic Nitro Gravy, nightcrawelers with or without scent, and shrimp with Gravy all good bets. The best action for catfish has been in the south end of the lake in the flooded trees. Stan Williams, Fontana, had the top catfish of the week, a 16-pounder landed on mackerel. Allen Lupoe, Compton, caught one at 10 pounds while fishing with chicken liver and mackerel in the flooded trees. Rick Clinedinst and Bret Taylor, both of Riverside, teamed up to catch a stringer of 30 catfish totaling 63 pounds on mackerel. Jeff Long, Riverside, caught five catfish totaling 18 pounds on mackerel fishing by the dam. Some bass are showing for anglers targeting them with plastic worms, swimbaits, or topwater baits early and late in the day. The tilapia are starting to show in much better numbers, especially for anglers fishing the south end of the lake, and bluegill are showing up right along with the tilapia, mostly on nightcrawler pieces. Catfish will be planted weekly all summer long. This season each plant will have trophy cats from eight to 15 pounds as part of the mix. The average cat will be in the two-pound range. In addition, carp and tilapia will be part of the loads at least every other week. There is 24-hour fishing every Friday and Saturday night. Information: 951-277-4489 or www.fishinglakes.com.
EVANS LAKE: Fair to good catfish action, especially for anglers fishing in 10 to 15 feet with shrimp, mackerel, nightcrawlers or chicken liver. Still some slow to fair bass action on plastics and crankbaits. Some small bluegill action around the shorelines.
RANCHO JURUPA: Good catfish bite on shrimp, mackerel, and worms. Cats are scheduled to be planted every other week through the summer, with a plant last week. Information: 951-684-7032.
FISHERMAN'S RETREAT: Fair catfish bite from all three lakes on pieces of nightcrawlers, Power Bait, mackerel or anchovies. Catfish plants go in every other week. Upcoming events: fishing derby every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 909-795-2411.
ANGLER'S LAKE: The lake is currently closed.
REFLECTION LAKE: A catfish plant, 500 pounds went in this week. The lake’s hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Information: 951-654-7906 or www.reflectionlakerv.com.
JEAN'S CHANNEL CATS: Very good catfish bite on nightcrawlers, chicken liver, dough bait and mackerel. Perhaps the best bite in a few years. Catfish are planted when the current stock goes below 2,000 pounds. The fishery is currently at full capacity. Any fish over four pounds will be free over the 4th of July weekend. The lake is open Wednesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Monday holidays, including Memorial Day. Information: 951-679-6562 or 951-259-2021.
SAN JACINTO MOUNTAIN WATERS
LAKE HEMET: Good trout action with a lot of limits reported for both shore and boat anglers. Best bite early and late in the day for shore anglers and throughout the day for trollers and drift fishermen. Top action on floating baits, with scent added, Kastmasters, Thomas Buoyants, small jigs, and inflated nightcrawlers. Most of the rainbows are 1/2 to 1 1/4 pounds with some bigger. DFG trout plant three weeks ago. Fair to good bass action with the best action on plastics and crawdads. Some bullhead and catfish action also staring. Lake open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Information: Lake Hemet Market 951-659-2350, campground 951-659-2680.
FULMOR LAKE: No recent plants. Information: 951-659-2117.
SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES: The catfish fishing has been excellent thanks to bonus plants for the official catfish season opener last week. Limits were common and lots of quality catfish were showing on anglers’ stringers. The excellent bite should continue this week with another huge catfish plant slated for the 4th of July weekend. Nightcrawlers, shrimp, and mackerel are top baits, but the hot ticket has been to add Eagle Claw Nitro Gravy. The top fish landed this past week was an 11.9-pound catfish caught by Tony Terry, La Palma. He also had a 10.2-pounder, and his 15-fish stringer totaled 57.2 pounds. He was fishing with shrimp dipped in Nitro Gravy. Doug Bader, Orange, caught an 11-8 catfish to top his 30 fish stringer totaling over 70 pounds. Scott Zimnicki, Garden Grove, had a 40-fish stringer totaling 107-8. Zimnicki’s top fish was a 7.4-pound catfish, and he was using nightcrawlers with Gravy for bait. Pete and John Williams, Riverside, teamed up to catch a 30-fish stringer of catfish totaling 86.3 pounds, with a 9.4-pounder their best. The Williams’ were fishing with the M&M (marshmallow and mealworm) combo dipped in Gravy. Scott Tahoy, Garden Grove, landed a 40-fish stringer totaling 85 pounds on nightcrawlers and shrimp. Mike Scott, Bellflower, caught a 15-fish stringer totaling 46.2 pounds, with a 8.1-pounder topping his limit, and all were landed on the M&M combo with Gravy. Douglas Wills, Anaheim, caught 15 catfish totaling 49.2 pounds with an 8.7-pounder topping the catch. Catfish plants will be weekly all summer, and trophy fish from eight to 15 pounds will a component of each week’s plant. The average cat will be in the two-pound range. The 24-hour passes are available every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. Information: 714-632-7830 or www.fishinglakes.com.
ANAHEIM LAKE: Closed. Anaheim Lake only opens when Santa Ana River Lakes is closed for cleaning and maintenance. Information: (714) 996-3508 or www.fishinglakes.com.
IRVINE LAKE: The good to excellent catfish bite has kept anglers busy, especially during night fishing. The hot spots for the catfish have been off the Santiago Flats, along the west shore, and near the docks on DuMong’s, nightcrawlers, and mackerel. Jim Wilkes, Santa Ana, landed two catfish weighing 30-pounds each at mid-lake. Nester Jimenez, Santa Ana, caught a 7-3 cat on shrimp. Clay Johnson, Garden Grove, brought in a 6-5 catfish on shrimp. John Chameau, Irvine, landed a stringer of catfish totaling 19 pounds. Mitz Onizuka, Lake Forrest, landed a 17-pound limit of catfish. Night anglers using a floating lantern have experienced good crappie action. Bass bite fair with most fish in the two to four-pound range on topwater baits and rubber frogs off Rocky Point and the Red Clay Cliffs. Additional inspection procedures will take place at entry to prevent further contamination of the zebra mussel. The lake’s hours are 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nighfishing is Thursdays until 11 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays until 2 a.m. Lake information: 714-649-9111 or www.irvinelake.net.
LAGUNA NIGUEL LAKE: Bass bite fair to good with fish in the one to three-pound range. Crankbaits, spinnerbaits in the bluegill pattern working best. Topwater baits in the early mornings and late evenings are best. Top fish was a 7 1/2-pounder. Good catfish action on mackerel, nightcrawlers, shrimp and chicken liver. The launch ramp and at the back side of the small island. Crappie and bluegill good on assorted crappie jigs, nightcrawlers and meal worms fished below a bobber. The lake is open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Information: 949-362-3885 or www.lagunaniguellake.com.
LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES
CACHUMA: Good trout bite in the morning and afternoons in 50 to 60 feet on downriggers, Rapalas and Needlefish. The trout are from 1 1/2 to two pounds, with some over six. Bait anglers are using rainbow Power Bait, Power worms and nightcrawlers. Best trout spots include Cachuma Bay, just outside the marina and in the flats. Crappie bite just fair on jigs and nightcrawlers in Bobcat Canyon. Bass bite on the slow side. Not too much action. Catfish picking up in the evenings from 4 p.m. to the early mornings on mackerel or anything dipped in stink. For quagga mussel and the new boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. Fishing information: 805-688-4040.
CASITAS: Bass action good to excellent on live shad, plastic worms and crankbaits. The bite is best in the morning and evenings. Travis Walters, Oak View, brought in a 10-8 bass on a plastic worm. Seth Casey, Oak View, caught 7-8 and 9-8 bass on a plastic. Ron Thompson, Acton, landed a nine-pound bass on a swimbait. Eric Johnson, Oxnard, caught a 7 3/4-pound bass on topwater. Kevin Thompson, Acton, caught a seven-pound bass on a swimbait. Trout bite still making some noise with fair action by the dam for trollers using Needlefish in 40 feet. Fair to good bluegill and redear bite on red worms and pieces of nightcrawlers in the shallows. Catfish bite fair to good on chunks of mackerel and anchovies. Private boats are again being allowed at Casitas, but boaters will face an inspection and 10-day dry dock requirement because of fears of quagga mussel infestation. Information: 805-649-2043.
CASTAIC: The heat slowed some things down, but the striper and catfish action improved. Some large stripers were landed on topwater in the early mornings. The bite slows down, and the fish go deep in the evenings. Steven Hage, Valencia, caught a 10.5-pound striper on an umbrella rig in Ski Arm. Catfish bite good in the fish arms ad in the lagoon with plenty of eight to 12 pounders. Chuck Crosby, Lancaster, pulled out a 10.7-pound cat in Government Cove on nightcrawlers. Largemouth bass bite decent, especially for those using swimbaits and plastics. Information: 661-775-6232.
PIRU: Trout bite fair to good on Power Bait and nightcrawlers. Trollers have been using Kastmasters, Rapalas or Needlefish in 65 to 85 feet. Most fish are in the one to two-pound range, with an occasional four-pounder or better. Slow to fair crappie action in 10 to 20 feet on white mini-jigs. Most fish are under a pound, with a few over. Bass action fair on nightcrawlers and plastic worms in 10 to 15 feet. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: park 805-521-1500, marina 805-521-1231.
PYRAMID: Fair to good bass action on jigs, and plastics. Anglers have reported the most action up shallow. Slow to fair trout action on Power Bait, anchovies and nightcrawlers. Fair striper bite. The bigger stripers should come out and go after the trout from the plant. Best action reported on cut baits or shad-like swimbaits and cranks. Down below the gatehouse is the best area for trout and stripers. Catfish action improving with a fair to good bite on nightcrawlers, mackerel or shrimp. No bluegill or crappie reports. Information: USFS 661-296-9710, concession 661-257-2790.
QUAIL LAKE: No reports.
PUDDINGSTONE: Fair to good catfish bite in deep water on mackerel, shrimp, chicken liver and nightcrawlers. DFG catfish plant three weeks ago. Slowing action but still a few trout on Power Bait or Lip RipperZ plastics and worms. Slow to fair bass bite off the east shore on drop-shot plastics, jerk baits and live worms. Fair bluegill action on meal and wax worms. Crappie bite fair on small jigs. The action is best in or around Sailboat Cove. Information: 909-599-8411, ext. 4.
SANTA FE DAM: Very good catfish action on mackerel, shrimp or chicken liver. Slow to fair trout action on nightcrawlers. Some bluegill on worms and nightcrawlers in the afternoon. Information: 626-334-1065.
ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant two weeks ago.
BALBOA PARK LAKE: No recent plants.
BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant two weeks ago.
CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant one month ago.
DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFG catfish plant one month ago.
ECHO PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant three weeks ago.
EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent plants.
ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent plants.
HANSEN DAM LAKE: DFG catfish plant two weeks ago. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.
HOLLENBECK LAKE: DFG catfish plant two weeks ago. Information: 213-261-0113.
JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent plants.
KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant two weeks ago.
LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent plants.
LEGG LAKE: No recent plants.
LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFG catfish plant two weeks ago.
MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: DFG catfish plant two weeks ago.
PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: Fair trout bite at the drop offs on Power Bait or nightcrawlers. Some fair carp action with fish in the 1-8 to two-pound range on dough balls. Information: 818-448-7317.
SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES
BARRETT: Bass bite excellent, but the bluegill bite slowed. This week 183 anglers checked 2,599 bass, 29 bluegill, 11 crappie and two smallmouth bass. Reservations for August available through Ticketmaster July 8. Call (619) 220-8497. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.ci.sandiego.ca.us/water/.
HODGES: Bass and bluegill bites fair. This week 116 anglers checked reported 60 bass, 55 bluegill and one crappie. Chance Start, El Cajon, caught a 5.45-pound largemouth bass on spinnerbait. The lake is open for fishing and boating Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Information: 619-465-3474 or www.ci.san-diego.ca.us/water/.
EL CAPITAN: Bass action fair. This week 127 anglers reported 133 bass, 45 crappie, 23 channel catfish, 13 blue catfish and six bluegill. The lake will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday for fishing. Permits on Thursday, Friday and Monday will only be available through the Iron Ranger/Pay Station by the concession building (exact change only). Boat rentals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. On Sundays rentals stop at 10 a.m. Information: 619-465-3474 or www.ci.san-diego.ca.us/water/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-3274.
LOWER OTAY: Bluegill action slowed, although the bite is still good. This week 166 anglers reported 369 bluegill, 150 bass, 20 channel catfish and 17 rainbow trout. Bill Collins, Chula Vista, caught a 6.30-pound largemouth bass on plastic worms in Harvey Arm. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule. Information: 619-465-3474 or www.ci.sandiego.ca.us/water/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-3274.
UPPER OTAY: Improving bass bite with fair to good action. This week 24 anglers reported 57 bass. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for fishing, sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed to vehicles, but anglers may walk in to fish during lake hours. Information: 619-465-3474 or www.ci.san-diego.ca.us/water/.
SAN VICENTE: The bluegill action sparked again and the bite is exceptional. This week 122 anglers reported 473 bluegill, 128 bass and 27 channel catfish. The lake is open Thursday through Sunday for fishing and boating. Rentals are available Thursdays and Fridays only. The shoreline from the launch ramp to the buoy line is closed to all activities. The City of San Diego and the owner/operator of the reservoir have confirmed that the reservoir will close sometime in August due to lowering water levels. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.ci.san-diego.ca.us/water/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-3274.
MURRAY: Bluegill fair. This week 55 anglers checked reported 65 bluegill, nine bass and eight channel catfish. The lake is open for fishing and boating seven days a week. Boat rentals are available Saturday and Sunday. Information: 619-465-3474 or www.ci.san-diego.ca.us/water/. Rental boat reservations: 619-390-0223.
MIRAMAR: Very slow action. This week 29 anglers checked reported six bass, three bluegill and three channel catfish. The lake is open for fishing seven days a week. Boat rentals are currently unavailable. The launch ramp and boat dock are temporarily closed due to low water levels. Information: 619-465-3474 or www.ci.san-diego.ca.us/water/. Rental boat reservations: 619-390-0223.
SUTHERLAND: Good bass bite. This week 66 anglers reported 168 bass, 25 crappie, nine channel catfish and one blue catfish. Sharrie Parks, San Diego, caught a 14.60-pound channel catfish on mackerel off the east bank. Mike McSpoonhead, Ramona, landed an 11.50-pound blue catfish on mackerel. Greg Lukacs, Ramona, caught a 9.05-pound largemouth bass on a shiner off the west bank. Zoe Gardner, Lakeside, caught a 6.85-pound largemouth. The lake is open for fishing and boating on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Boar rentals available on Saturday and Sunday only. Information: 619-465-3474 or www.ci.san-diego.ca.us/water/.
WOHLFORD: Bass bite very good on swimbaits, crawdads, plastic worms, and live golden shiners. Hayden Heck, 7, Valley Center, caught a 3-10 bass on a Senko off the Senior Shoreline. The crappie have moved into deeper water, but a few the scrappy ones are still biting. Robert Slaughter, Lake Elsniore, caught a 2-7 crappie on a live golden shiner in Boat Dock Cove. A few bluegill showing in Oakvale Cove. The catfish fishing is fair to good on cut mackerel, chicken liver, nightcrawlers and shrimp in the channel and off the east end. A 2,000-pound plant of channel catfish went in last week. Jose Garlejo, Escondido, caught an 18-6 blue catfish. There is a temporary ban on private boat launching, including canoes, kayaks, float tubes, trolling motors, fish finders and anchors due to the threat of quagga mussels. Rental boats are available. Information: 760-839-4346 or www.wohlfordlake.com.
DOANE POND: DFG trout plant this week.
DIXON: The trout action is fair to good with decent limits. The trout are in the four to six-pound range. The best baits have been yellow or green Power Bait, nightcrawlers and Thomas Buoyants. Hot spots have been in Trout Cove and near pier No. 3. Bass bite fair on plastic worms. Good catfish bite on cut mackerel or nightcrawlers in the deeper parts of the lake or near the buoy. Night fishing began last week with a 2,000-pound plant of channel cats. Lake information: 760-839-4345 or www.dixonlake.com.
POWAY: Slow to bass action. When the bite is on, fish between Boulder Bay and the East End of the log boom with plastic worms. Not too much reported trout action. Some reports of fish on nightcrawlers and Rapalas. A few bluegill biting in Hidden Bay on meal worms. A few one-pounders have been caught recently. Catfish fishing is fair with fish reported on mackerel and shrimp along the Log Boom. A 2,000-pound plant will go in next week. The lake is open for fishing Wednesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to sunset. No outside boats are allowed on the lake due to quagga mussel fears. Lake information: snack bar 858-679-5465, Poway information line 858-668-4770, concessions 858-486-1234.
JENNINGS: Catfish fishing fair. Most action reported especially in Shadow and Eagle Coves. Nightcrawlers and mackerel were the top choices, with plastic worms best at night. Catfish plant early this week with plants on July 14, July 28 and Aug. 11. Some decent trout action at mid-lake on nightcrawlers, drifted about 40 to 80 feet down. Bass bite fair with fish on the surface, near the bank at night. Bass in 15 to 30 feet during the day on shad. The lake is open Fridays from 5 p.m. to 11:45 p.m., Saturday from 5:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. and Sundays from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Upcoming events: Free fishing class Sunday at 1 p.m. Lake information: Ranger Hugh Marx, 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.
MORENA: Bass fishing fair and improving. The bass are biting in the boat launch area and in Cabin Cove on plastic worms or nightcrawlers. The boat launch is open. The trout bite is still hanging on with an OK bite in the late morning, and early afternoons on Power Bait, rainbow Rapalas or Kastmasters. Rowboats and motorboats are available to rent Wednesday through Sunday. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-694-3049.
CUYAMACA: DFG trout plant two weeks ago. The bite is fair on nightcrawlers and Power Bait. Bass are in the shallows on plastic worms, and the action is improving as the weather warms. Upcoming events: San Diego Fly Fishers is sponsoring Lend-A-Rod programs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. It includes free tackle use and fishing tips. Private boats are not allowed on the lake in order to prevent a quagga mussel outbreak. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.
HENSHAW: Good catfish bite on nightcrawlers, shrimp and mackerel. Small bass have been caught in the shallows, right off shore on plastics. Crappie bite very slow, with an occasional fish caught on jigs. The lake is open from 6 a.m. to midnight. Nightfishing will continue through the summer. Information: 760-782-3501.
LAKE MEAD: The largemouth bass bite is decent in the backs of coves. The night striper bite is also picking up with many 13 to 18-inch stripers landed on anchovies. Night anglers using lights have had luck with the catfish and have landed plenty on anchovies. Water levels are very low, and the conditions at Sough Cove are deteriorating.
WILLOW BEACH: Continued fair to good trout action on spinners, Power Bait salmon eggs, or floating baits just off shore. Some fish to three pounds. Also some trout action on Jake’s, Panther Martins, and spoons. Trout continue to be planted every Friday. Stripers still spotty. Information: 928-767-4747.
LAKE MOHAVE: The striper bite at the upper end is still the best. Boat anglers are also landing stripers in good numbers, trolling in 20 to 80 feet of water just outside of coves. Shore anglers are also catching fish in the mouths of coves. Nightfishing has been best, although anglers are catching fish in the early morning and late afternoon hours as well. Information: 702-297-1464.
BELOW DAVIS DAM: Improved striper bite on anchovies or chicken livers, especially near Harrah’s Casino. Little to no trout bite.
NEEDLES: Striper bite decent with small fish reported primarily downriver in the Topoc area. A few catfish are starting to show and some crappie are also biting in the gorge. Slow largemouth bite. Information: Premier Sports 760-326-2727, Golden Shores 760-768-2325.
TOPOCK MARSH: Very good catfish bite on nightcrawlers and anchovies. A few bass biting on plastics. Some bluegill around structure. The key is to find a school of fish. The stripers are nonexistent, and the crappie bite dwindled to almost nothing. Water levels are up, but still take caution when launching. The marsh can be accessed by boat at North Dike, Catfish Paradise, and Five-Mile Landing. Information: 928-768-2350.
HAVASU: Very good to excellent striper bite all over the lake on shad, swimbaits, sardines, and cut anchovies in 35 to 56 feet from Copper Canyon south to Standard Wash. The afternoon hours are best for fishing. Good catfish action on anchovies in Buzzard and Eagle Coves. Largemouth bass bite good to excellent with fish being caught on Senkos, Gitzits and drop-shot worms. Smallmouth bite fair on jigs off the rocky banks and points. Also some bluegill action reported at Six Site on meal worms. Information: 760-663-3811.
PARKER STRIP: Fair catfish action with some flatheads to 12 pounds reported in an improving bite. As the temps get higher, the action gets better for the cats. Information: June’s Unique 928-669-8883.
BLYTHE: Still some very good to excellent flathead action with the occasional fish 30-pounds or larger, but most are in the seven to 10-pound range. The bass bite has been good in the main river for smallmouths and in the ditches and backwaters for largemouth, with some fish to four pounds and bigger reported this week. Bluegill are fair to good in most backwaters. Information: B&B Bait 760-921-2248.
PALO VERDE: Water temperatures and levels are up, and the bass action is fair to good in the backwaters and smallies on the river rip-rap. Also improving action on schoolie-sized stripers in the river with fish to four pounds reported. Very good flathead action. Information: Walter's Camp 760-854-3322.
PICACHO AREA: Fair to good catfish and bass action. Catfish taking mackerel and bass are biting plastics. Few reports.
MARTINEZ LAKE AREA: Fair to good largemouth bite on cranks, spinnerbaits and plastics. Channel catfish bite decent, and the crappie bite is also fair on small live minnows. A few flatheads are showing in the main river, too. Information: 928-783-9589 or www.martinezlake.com.
YUMA AREA: The bite at the Gila Main Canal in East Yuma fair to good for channel catfish, large redear, and bluegill. Catfish taking mackerel or shrimp, and redear and bluegill biting worms. The flatheads have been active.
LOWER DESERT WATERS
SALTON SEA: The decent talapia bite two weeks ago is history. The heat wreaked havoc and the sea has been slow since. Check with the state park staff before you go. Information: Salton Sea State Recreation Area ranger station 760-393-3052. Weather information: 760-352-3360, Coachella Valley Water District's weather forecast 760-398-7211. Anglers fishing the sea use Citizen Band (CB) radios and tune to channel one.
ALAMO RIVER: No reports.
COACHELLA, HIGHLINE CANALS: Few reports but some channel cats and the odd bass has been reported. Also some stripers.
ALL AMERICAN CANAL: Very little fishing pressure.
FINNEY-RAMER: No reports.
WEIST LAKE: No recent DFG plants. Information: 760-352-3308.
SUNBEAM LAKE: No recent DFG plants.
LAKE CAHUILLA: No report. Information: 760-564-4712.
GENERAL: For updated road and camping information: Interagency Visitor Center 760-876-6222, Bishop Chamber of Commerce 760-873-8405, or www.bishopvisitor.com.
BRIDGEPORT REGION: Recent algae blooms have slowed the action in the Bridgeport Reservoir and the fish have switched from feeding on midges to tiny freshwater shrimp. The lake is full of DFG stocker-sized trout. Some fish showing on trolled lures or small streamers. The fly-fishing bite in the East Walker River is good with a lot of 18 to 22-inch fish. Flows have been lowered to 175 cfs. Midge patterns are best in the mornings. In mid- to late-morning the caddis start egg-laying flights and the baetis start emerging. The mayflies continue through the afternoon. The best and most consistent hatch is the evening caddis grab. Virginia Lakes are very good. Big Virginia’s fly and bait bite is hot. Twin Lakes have also been good with a lot of pan-sized trout, although rainbows five pounds and better have been reported. For the East Walker River flows, you can check this website for real time flow data: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ca/nwis/uv?10293000. Fishing information: Ken's Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.
JUNE LAKE LOOP: The bite is fair at all the lakes in the loop -- June, Gull, Grand, and Silver. Lake Silver leads the lakes with the best reported action for Alpers’ and recent DFG planted trout. Streamer fishing is the preferred method. Gull Lake has had some very good brown trout action after the lake’s 500-pound brown plant last week. Fish in the three to six-pound range have been reported. Water levels at Grant are very low, so the bite is a bit tough, but doable. Runoff flows are down and the water has cleared at Rush Creek. Nymphing is best. Information: Ernie’s Fishing Tackle (760) 648-7756 or June Lake Marina (760) 648-7726.
MAMMOTH AREA: Crowley Lake action has been very good for bait anglers fishing deep in Big Hilton and McGee Bay. Inflated nightcrawlers and bright-colored Power Bait are best. Shore fishermen have had luck off Little Hilton Point and outside of Beaver Cove. Perch are making some noise all around the lake, especially in Green Banks, Big Hilton Bay and Leyton Springs. Lead head jigs are best. Fly fishermen have also had luck in Big Hilton and McGee Bay catching rainbows. The midge hatch is very good. Sandy Point and Leyton Springs have also produced some good action. The damsel flies are starting around 10 a.m. Upper Owens above Benton Crossing bridge is fishing good. The dry fly fishing in the long ears area has been good with solid caddis hatches in the afternoon. The bite at Hot Creek is fair to good, but inconsistent. Last week the yellow sally stonefly hatch started and it is providing decent action on No. 14 or 16 yellow stones. Good stocker trout action in Mammoth Creek and all the Mammoth Lakes -- Mary, Mamie, Gull, and George all producing fish. George and Mary have the best fish with decent of action reported fro the inlets. The road to the San Joaquin is open, and while the San Joaquin River is high and still a little tough, Sotcher and Starkweather lakes both are very good with fish to 3 1/2 pounds reported. A few midges and mayflies. Convict Lake bite good for rainbow trout at the inlet and outlet on nightcrawlers, Power Bait, Thomas Buoyants and Kastmasters. Fishing information: Crowley Lake Fish Camp at 760-935-4301 or www.CrowleyLakeFishCamp.com. The Troutfitter 760-934-2517, Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, or Performance Anglers at 760-924-2181 or www.performanceanglers.com.
BISHOP AREA: The bite at Sabrina Lake continues to be unpredictable. Good for some and slow for others. The lucky ones have landed Alpers’ to five pounds and better on Gulp, plastic worms, and nightcrawlers. Some have also found luck in the Dingleberry Inlet. Sean Bozigan, Palmdale, caught the big fish of the week, a five-pound Alper’s. Austin Phillips, Yorba Linda, caught a 4-8 Alper’s trout on green Power Bait. Dan Doran, Bishop, nabbed a three-pound rainbow on a Power worm. Eamon O’Connor, Los Angeles, also pulled out a three-pounder. Pleasant Valley Reservoir is fair to good with good trout and perch action. The trout are biting Power Bait and nightcrawlers. Bishop Creek and Intake II planted last week, and the bite is fair to good. The lower Owens River (in both the Gorge below Crowley Lake and below Pleasant Valley Reservoir) is fishing poor with high levels, around 461 cfs. For flow information on the whole Owens River system, you can get information here: http://www.ladwp.com/ladwp/aqueduct/showAq...WP_AQUERTD_SCID. For fishing information: Culver's 760-872- 8361, Brock's 760-872-3581.
BIG PINE TO LONE PINE AREA: Pretty decent bite in both the lower Owens River and Diaz Lake. Plants this week at Baker Creek, Big Pine Creek, Cottonwood Creek, Diaz Lake, Georges Creek, Goodale Creek, Independence Creek, Lone Pine Creek, North Lake, Owens River (below Tinnemaha), Sheperds Creek, Taboose Creek, Tinnemaha Creek and Tuttle Creek. Information: 760-876-4444 or go to www.lonepinechamber.org.
Derby Alert: Catfish derby going on through the end of July at all the lakes in the Western Sierra. Biggest catfish of the month earns $100 cash. Entry is free, but anglers must sign up at Bob’s Bait in Bakersfield. For more information, call 661-833-8657.
LAKE ISABELLA: Large numbers of catfish have been landed on shad and clams in the north fork. Brandon Carr, Bakersfield, landed a nine-pound catfish on shad. The crappie bite is hit and miss with only a few pockets of fish in deeper water producing. Trout bite is very good on Power bait and nightcrawlers. Trollers also scoring with Needlefish and Excel lures by the dam. Fishing information: Bob's Bait 661-833-8657.
KERN RIVER: The Kernville area has a fair to good trout bite on salmon eggs and spinners. The flows have dropped drastically in the upper river, so the bite is very good for trout on crickets and Salmon eggs. Lower river flows are still a bit high, and fishing is tough. Some bass action reported in the lower river. Information: Kern River Troutfitter 760-376-2040 or www.kernriverflyfishing.com, or James Store 760-376-2424.
RIVER WALK PARK: The action from the last trout plant is slow to fair. No more trout plants will go until next season.
AQUEDUCT NEAR TAFT: Very good catfish action on mackerel, shad, and Sonny’s dip bait with improving action as the waters warm. This bite can turn on and off depending on flows, moon phases, and weather conditions. Pete Delao, Bakersfield, caught a 12-pound cat on anchoives. Danny Edwards, Bakersfield, landed an eight-pound catfish on liver. Striper bite good on blood worms.
HART PARK LAKE: Bluegill action good on wax worms and crickets. Good carp bite on dough balls.
TRUXTUN LAKE: Bluegill action good on meal worms and crickets. Fair to good bass bite on topwater plugs in the evenings. Good carp bite on dough bait. Catfish bite picking up. Fair trout bite.
MING LAKE: Very good bluegill action on crickets and meal worms. Fair to good bass bite on Senkos, plastic worms and minnows. Good carp bite on dough bait. Fair trout action on Power Bait.
BRITE LAKE: Catfish bite fair on anchovies.
BUENA VISTA LAKES: Good catfish bite on shad. Joe Hernandez, Bakersfield, landed a 22-pound catfish on anchovies. Also a few stripers on shad. The bass bite has slowed down. Bluegill bite good on wax worms.
WOLLOMES LAKE: Fair to good bluegill action on wax worms and crickets. Bass bite fair on minnows and plastics. Good carp bite on dough bait.
SUCCESS LAKE: Slowish. Levels are lowering and the bass bite is picking up. Information: 559-781-2078.
KAWEAH LAKE: Fair bass bite on Senkos. Levels are high. Information: 559-597-2526
CENTRAL COAST LAKES
SAN ANTONIO: Decent crappie action on jigs and minnows. Fair to good striper action in Bee Rock Cove and Harris Creek on anchovies and swimbaits. The smallmouth are scarce, however the largemouth bite is fair to good around the rocky points on swimbaits, spoons, crankbaits and plastic worms. Fair to good catfish action on anchovies, mackerel or shrimp. Information: 805-472-2818.
SANTA MARGARITA: Largemouth bass action fair to good on Brush Hogs, plastics or crankbaits. Anglers have landed limita with largemouth to five pounds on some stringers. The early morning bite from sunrise to 8 a.m. is best. Fair to good trout bite on Power Bait or worms. Decent crappie action on jigs near the river inlet. The marina store is open Wednesday through Sunday. Information: 805-438-1522.
NACIMIENTO: Slow to fair overall action. The spotted bass are the only species with a decent bite. Anglers are using plastics and spoons in the narrows and off the rocky shorelines to score the spotties. Some anglers have reported catching 12 to 15 fish by putting in two to three hours of effort. Largemouth and small action slow. Slow white bass bite. Information: 805-238-1056 or www.nacimientoresort.com.
LOPEZ: Crappie bite slowed down a bit, but the bite remains fair on crappie jigs for those fishing in the evenings to dusk. Bass action good on jigs, nightcrawlers or plastic worms, especially in Wittenberg Canyon. Good bluegill and redear action on meal and wax worms. Catfish bite spotty, but picking up to a fair bite at times. Try anchovies or shrimp. Slow to fair trout action on nightcrawlers and rainbow Power Bait in Cottonwood Cove and off the Cottonwood shoreline. Trollers have had the most success just outside Cottonwood Cove on Needlefish and silver Kastmasters. Most fish are under the two-pound mark. Information: 805-489-1006.
Barring adverse weather, water, road conditions, and the availability of trucks and personnel, the following lakes and streams, listed by county, will be restocked this week with catchable-size rainbow trout from the Department of Fish and Game hatcheries:
LOS ANGELES: Jackson Lake, Piru Creek at Frenchman’s Flat.
SAN DIEGO: Doane Pond.
SAN BERNARDINO: Jenks Lake, Lake Gregory, Lytle Creek (middle fork), Santa Ana River, South Fork of the Santa Ana River.
INYO: Baker Creek, Big Pine Creek, Bishop Creek (Intake 2), Bishop Creek Lower, Bishop Creek (Middle and South Forks), Cottonwood Creek, Diaz Lake, Georges Creek, Goodale Creek, Independence Creek, Lone Pine Creek, North Lake, Owens River (below Tinnemaha), Owens River (Section 2), Pleasant Valley Reservoir, Rock Creek Lake, Sabrina Lake, Sheperds Creek, Taboose Creek, Tinnemaha Creek, Tuttle Creek.
MONO: Bridgeport Reservoir, Buckeye Creek, Convict Creek, Convict Lake, Ellery Lake, Glass Lake, Grant Lake, Green Creek, Gull Lake, June Lake, Lake George, Lake Mamie, Lake Mary, Lee Vining Creek, Lee Vining Creek (south fork) lower of Twin Lakes, lower of Virginia Lake, Lundy Lake, Mammoth Creek, McGee Creek, Mill Creek, Robinson Creek, Rock Creek (Sections 1 and 2), Rush Creek, Saddlebag Creek, Saddlebag Lake, Sherwin Creek, Silver Lake, Tioga Lake, Trumble Lake, Twin Lakes (Upper), Owens River (upper), Virginia Creek, Virginia Lake (Lower and Upper), Walker River Little, West Walker River (Sections 2 and 3).
FRESNO: Big Creek near Huntington, Dinkey Creek, Kings River below the Pine Flat Reservoir, Mono Creek, Portal Forebay,, Rancheria Creek, San Joaquin River below the Friant Dam, South Fork of San Joaquin, Tamarack Creek, Tenmile Creek, Ward Lake.
KERN: Kern River from Democrat Beach to Lower Richbar, Kern River from Powerhouse No. 3 to Riverside Park, Kern River from Sandy Flat to Democrat Beach.
MADERA: Corrine Lake, Fish Creek, Lewis Creek, Lower Chiquito Creek, Manzanita Lake, Nelder Creek, North Fork of Willow Creek, Rock Creek, Sotcher Lake, Starkweather Lake, Upper Big Creek, Upper Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River, West Fork of the Chiquito Creek.
MARIPOSA: McSwain Reservoir, Merced River downstream of Redbud Bridge.
MERCED: Merced River from McSwain Dam to Merced Falls, Yosemite Lake.
TULARE: Balch Park eastern Lake, Balch Park western Lake, Big Meadows Creek, Dry Meadow Creek, Freeman Creek, Hedrick Pond Campground pond, Kern River from Bush Creek to Fairview Dam, Kern River from Fairview Dam to Falling Waters Lodge, North Fork of Middle Fork Tule River at Wishon Campground, Peppermint Creek (upper and lower), South Fork Kern River, South Fork of Middle Fork Tule River at Camp Nelson, South Fork of Middle Fork Tule River at Camp Nelson, South Fork of Middle Fork Tule River at Ceder Slopes, Stoney Creek.
TUOLUMNE: Beardsley Lake, Beaver Creek, Cherry Lake, Deadman Creek, Herring Creek, Herring Creek Reservoir, Lyons Canal, Lyons Reservoir, Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River, Middle Fork of the Tuolumne River, Moccasin Creek, North Fork of the Stanislaus River, North Fork of the Tuolumne River, Pinecrest Lake, Powerhouse Stream, South Fork of the Stanislaus River, South Fork of the Tuolumne River, Stanislaus River Clark Fork.
Barring adverse weather, water, road conditions, and the availability of trucks and personnel, the following lakes and streams, listed by county, will be stocked this week with one-pound channel catfish by the Department of Fish and Game.
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