HESPERIA LAKE: No report. Weekly trout plants are 1,000 pounds per week and coming from Mt. Lassen Trout Farms this season. Most of the fish are in the one to two-pound range. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.
JESS RANCH LAKES: Wind was a major influence on the trout bite this week. Trout bite was slow to fair on both lakes with anglers using PowerBait, especially rainbow, salmon peach and chartreuse, nightcrawlers, and small trout lures (Mice Tails and jigs) to catch fish. Best spots include the northern and eastern shores of shores of lake 2 and the eastern and western shores of lake 3. Top trout landed this past week was a 7.8-pounder caught by Brandon Westover, Apple Valley, on a nightcrawler. No bass, bluegill, or catfish reports. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.
MOJAVE NARROWS: No report. There are weekly county trout plants of 780 pounds per week, and bonus fish planted this week. There was also a DFW trout plant last week. The annual Trout Derby will be this Saturday, March 10, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entry fee is $20 per person plus $10 vehicle entry. Over $1,000 in cash and prizes awarded to biggest 25 trout weighed in. Information, call 760-245-2226.