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Apr
12

ANTELOPE VALLEY REGION

APOLLO PARK LAKE: The trout bite is still very good after a plant last week. Mice Tails and PowerBait in spring green are the best baits. Some fish topping four pounds. The best action has continued to be on the back lake in the deeper water. County plants are 1,500 pounds each stock with 250 pounds trophy fish from three to eight pounds, and plants are twice a month. The youth fishing derby will be May 5 with lots of prizes for the kids. The carp bite broke wide open this week with fish to 12 pounds. Lots of nice stringers of five or six fish. The best action has been on homemade dough baits, and Magic mulberry carp bait. Strawberry jellow has been the favored dip. For more information, contact Apollo Park at 661-940-7701 or Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

JACKSON LAKE (NEAR WRIGHTWOOD): Continued very slow fishing with no recent trout plants. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LAKE PALMDALE: The trout action has continued good, mostly on one-pound class fish with some to five pounds. Lightning Trout were planted this week and some have been quality fish, with a hot bite early morning. Green pumpkin PowerBait, Mice Tails, and fly-lined nightcrawlers have been the best bets. There has also been a pretty good crappie bite on small jigs with a lot of fish topping two pounds. They have been best around the docks early in the morning or late evening. Also a few redear showing. In March and April, there are weekly 3,000-pound trout plants, with a total of 70,000 pound scheduled to be planted this season. Call the Palmdale Fin & Feather Club for membership and fishing information at 661-947-2884 or got to www.palmdalefinandfeatherclub.com.

QUAIL LAKE: The warm weather has finally perked this action, and the bite for catfish has improved with quite a few fish to six pounds reported, mostly on cut mackerel with scent. Also pretty fair bass and bluegill action along the shoreline brush and tules. The bluegill are best on meal worms or wax worms fished under a bobber tight to the structure, while the bass have been best on plastics. Still very few stripers reported. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT (Little Rock to Quail Lake stretch): There was a good largemouth bass bite late last week and into the weekend when the flows dropped. A few catfish continue to show, even with the higher flows, especially the west end of valley from 60th West to Munns Ranch, and a lot of the catfish have been in the four to five-pound class and some to eight. Chicken liver has been the best bait. Also a few stripers to three pounds showing for anglers walk-fishing with planer boards and shad-like lures or drifted shrimp. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

Apr
05

ANTELOPE VALLEY REGION

APOLLO PARK LAKE: The trout bite is still very good after a plant Wednesday this week. Mice Tails and PowerBait in spring green are the best baits. Some fish topping four pounds. The best action has continued to be on the back lake in the deeper water. County plants are 1,500 pounds each stock with 250 pounds trophy fish from three to eight pounds, and plants are twice a month. For more information, contact Apollo Park at 661-940-7701 or Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

JACKSON LAKE (NEAR WRIGHTWOOD): Continued very slow fishing with no recent trout plants. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LAKE PALMDALE: The trout action has continued good, mostly on one-pound class fish with some to five pounds. Green pumpkin PowerBait and fly-lined nightcrawlers have been the best bets. There has also been a pretty good crappie bite on small jigs with a lot of fish topping two pounds. They have been best around the docks early in the morning or late evening. Also a few redear showing. In March and April, there are weekly 3,000-pound trout plants, with a total of 70,000 pound scheduled to be planted this season. Call the Palmdale Fin & Feather Club for membership and fishing information at 661-947-2884 or got to www.palmdalefinandfeatherclub.com.

QUAIL LAKE: The warm weather has finally perked this action a little bite, with more catfish reported this week and quite a few bass and bluegill starting to show along the shoreline brush and tules. The bluegill are best on meal worms or wax worms fished under a bobber tight to the structure. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT (Little Rock to Quail Lake stretch): The bite has really been improving this past week with the better weather, but high flows made fishing more difficult in recent days. There was a good largemouth bass bite late last week and into the weekend when the flows dropped. A few catfish continue to show, even with the higher flows, especially the west end of valley from 60th West to Munns Ranch, and a lot of the catfish have been in the four to five-pound class and some to eight. Chicken liver has been the best bait. Also a few stripers to three pounds showing for anglers walk-fishing with planer boards and shad-like lures. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

Mar
22

ANTELOPE VALLEY REGION

APOLLO PARK LAKE: The trout bite is still very good after last Wednesday’s plant last week, and Mice Tails are still the best baits. Some fish are also showing in PowerBait in corn yellow and spring green colors. Some fish topping four pounds. The best action has continued to be on the back lake in the deeper water. County plants are 1,500 pounds each stock with 250 pounds trophy fish from three to eight pounds, and plants are twice a month. For more information, contact Apollo Park at 661-940-7701 or Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

JACKSON LAKE (NEAR WRIGHTWOOD): Continued very slow fishing with no recent trout plants. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LAKE PALMDALE: The trout action has continued good, mostly on one-pound class fish with some to five pounds. Green pumpkin PowerBait and fly-lined nightcrawlers have been the best bets. There has also been a pretty good crappie bite on small jigs with a lot of fish topping two pounds. They have been best around the docks and in Catfish Alley early in the morning or late evening. Also a few redear showing. In March and April, there are weekly 3,000-pound trout plants, with a total of 70,000 pound scheduled to be planted this season. Call the Palmdale Fin & Feather Club for membership and fishing information at 661-947-2884 or got to www.palmdalefinandfeatherclub.com.

QUAIL LAKE: Continued tough fishing here, even for the die-hard regulars who are getting only a rare catfish. No striper, largemouth, or panfish reported. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT (Little Rock to Quail Lake stretch): The bite has really been improving this past week, especially in the west end of valley from 60th West to Munns Ranch, and a lot of the catfish have been in the four to five-pound class and some to eight. Chicken liver has been the best bait. Also a few stripers to three pounds showing for anglers walk-fishing with planer boards and shad-like lures. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

Mar
08

ANTELOPE VALLEY REGION

APOLLO PARK LAKE: The trout bite was good for the weekend derby with a lot of trout reported including a few limits and some rainbows to six pounds. The bite has been best on pink or bubble gum Mice Tails in the XXX garlic blood bait or some other garlic additive. The front lake has been fair, but the best action has been on the back lake in the deeper water. Most of the trout are one to three pounds. County plants are 1,500 pounds each stock with 250 pounds trophy fish from three to eight pounds, and plants are twice a month. For more information, contact Apollo Park at 661-940-7701 or Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

JACKSON LAKE (NEAR WRIGHTWOOD): Continued very slow fishing with no recent trout plants. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LAKE PALMDALE: Another trout plant this week with good action off the docks on PowerBait, but the jig bite slowed. Most of the fish have been in the one-pound range with a few bigger. In March and April, there will be weekly 3,000-pound plants, with a total of 70,000 pound scheduled to be planted this season. Call the Palmdale Fin & Feather Club for membership and fishing information at 661-947-2884 or got to www.palmdalefinandfeatherclub.com.

QUAIL LAKE: Very cold and windy this week, but even the die-hard regulars found very tough fishing with very few catfish. Prior to the cold snap, the best catfish bite has been at the outlet for anglers fishing big, baseball-sized chunks of mackerel. No striper, largemouth, or panfish reported. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT (Little Rock to Quail Lake stretch): The cold weather the past three weeks has really slowed down the bite with very few reports along the whole length of the aqueduct. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

Mar
01

ANTELOPE VALLEY REGION

APOLLO PARK LAKE: The lake is closed to fishing this week until the derby this Saturday. The lake was stocked twice with both lakes getting fish, and the bite should be excellent for the derby. The bite has been best on pink or bubble gum Mice Tails in the XXX garlic blood bait or some other garlic additive. The front lake has been fair, but the best action has been on the back lake. Most of the trout are one to three pounds, but fish to five pounds are expected for the derby. County plants are 1,500 pounds each stock with 250 pounds trophy fish from three to eight pounds, and plants are twice a month. For more information, contact Apollo Park at 661-940-7701 or Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

JACKSON LAKE (NEAR WRIGHTWOOD): Continued very slow fishing with no recent trout plants. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LAKE PALMDALE: Trout plant this week with good action off the docks on PowerBait, but the jig bite slowed. Most of the fish have been in the one-pound range with a few bigger. In March and April, there will be weekly 3,000-pound plants, with a total of 70,000 pound scheduled to be planted this season. Call the Palmdale Fin & Feather Club for membership and fishing information at 661-947-2884 or got to www.palmdalefinandfeatherclub.com.

QUAIL LAKE: Very cold and windy this week, but even the die-hard regulars found very tough fishing with very few catfish. There were a few four to seven-pound stripers reported in a pre-dawn bite on umbrella rigs at the outlet. Prior to the cold snap, the best catfish bite has been at the outlet for anglers fishing big, baseball-sized chunks of mackerel. No largemouth or panfish reported. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT (Little Rock to Quail Lake stretch): The cold weather the past two weeks has really slowed down the bite with very few reports along the whole length of the aqueduct. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

Feb
22

ANTELOPE VALLEY REGION

APOLLO PARK LAKE: The lake was stocked Wednesday last week and the bite had been very good since. The bite has been best on pink or bubble gum Mice Tails in the XXX garlic blood bait or some other garlic additive. The front lake has been fair, but the best action has been on the back lake. Most of the trout are one to three pounds, but fish to five pounds have been reported this past week. County plants are 1,500 pounds each stock with 250 pounds trophy fish from three to eight pounds, and plants are twice a month. The Apollo Lake Derby will be March 3 this year. For more information, contact Apollo Park at 661-940-7701 or Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

JACKSON LAKE (NEAR WRIGHTWOOD): Continued very slow fishing with no recent trout plants. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LAKE PALMDALE: Some anglers are still posting very good trout scores in spite of the very cold weather this week, but the bite has been finicky. Fishing garlic and green pumpkin PowerBait off the docks has been the best bet, especially with garlic additives. Boat anglers not doing as well. The lake was planted with 6,000 pounds of rainbows last week. There was 22,000 pounds of trout planted before the opener three weeks ago, including 500 pounds of Lightning Trout, and there will one more 6,000-pound trout plant later this month. In March and April, there will be weekly 3,000-pound plants, with a total of 70,000 pound scheduled to be planted this season. Call the Palmdale Fin & Feather Club for membership and fishing information at 661-947-2884 or got to www.palmdalefinandfeatherclub.com.

QUAIL LAKE: Very cold and windy this week, but even the die-hard regulars found very tough fishing with very few catfish and no stripers reported. The best catfish bite has been at the outlet for anglers fishing big, baseball-sized chunks of mackerel. No largemouth or panfsh reported. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT (Little Rock to Quail Lake stretch): The cold weather this week really slowed down the bite with the best action on the east end of the aqueduct in the deeper spots (sand traps). The few catfish caught were reported on chicken liver and mussels, and they were in the three- to six-pound range. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

Feb
15

ANTELOPE VALLEY REGION

APOLLO PARK LAKE: The lake was stocked Wednesday this week and the bite had been very hit and miss before this plant. The action should pick up by the weekend as the newly-planted fish get acclimated. The best trout action has been on PowerBait in garlic rainbow or nymph. While most are one to two pounds, some bigger fish continue to show. County plants are 1,500 pounds each stock with 250 pounds trophy fish from three to eight pounds, and plants are twice a month. The carp bite is slow with little pressure. For more information, contact Apollo Park at 661-940-7701 or Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

JACKSON LAKE (NEAR WRIGHTWOOD): Continued very slow fishing with no recent trout plants. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LAKE PALMDALE: The trout action slowed from the blazing pace of last week, but the action is still pretty good early and late in the day. A pair of nine-pound rainbows were reported this past week, one landed by Brandon Gillette and the other by Ricardo Meza, both Antelope Valley residents. The best bite has been off the fishing docks on green pumpkin PowerBait or for trollers fishing in deeper water (16-feet or more) with Rapala Frenzy lures. The lake is also slated to get another 6,000 pounds of rainbows this week. There are also a few largemouth bass and crappie showing around the shoreline tules. There was 22,000 pounds of trout planted before the opener two weeks ago, including 500 pounds of Lightning Trout, and there will one more 6,000-pound trout plant later this month. In March and April, there will be weekly 3,000-pound plants, with a total of 70,000 pound scheduled to be planted this season. Call the Palmdale Fin & Feather Club for membership and fishing information at 661-947-2884 or got to www.palmdalefinandfeatherclub.com.

QUAIL LAKE: There is still a fair catfish bite ongoing at the outlet for anglers fishing big, baseball-sized chunks of mackerel. Channel cats to eight pounds have been reported this week. No stripers reported again in the past week, and only an occasional largemouth bass on plastics for the bank-walkers. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT (Little Rock to Quail Lake stretch): Overall, slow action at the aqueduct this week with light fishing pressure. A few fish showing from the west side of the Antelope Valley on chicken liver and mussels with most of the cats from three to six pounds. A bite from the east end of the valley was reported last week where the 138 crosses the aqueduct near Crystalaire, but no updates on that bite this week. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

Feb
01

ANTELOPE VALLEY REGION

APOLLO PARK LAKE: The trout bite slowed a little during the full moon this week, but another plant is tentatively slated to go in this week which should turn it back on again. The best trout action has been on on PowerBait in garlic rainbow or nymph. While most are one to two pounds, some bigger fish continue to show. Also still a few brown trout showing on nightcrawlers dipped in garlic or Kastmasters. County plants are 1,500 pounds each stock with 250 pounds trophy fish from three to eight pounds, and plants are twice a month. The carp bite is slow with little pressure. For more information, contact Apollo Park at 661-940-7701 or Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

JACKSON LAKE (NEAR WRIGHTWOOD): Continued very slow fishing with no recent trout plants, although one was rumored to have gone in. An occasional rainbow is still being landed along with a few small bluegill. County plants are supposed to be monthly here but there wasn’t a plant in December and none so far this month. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LAKE PALMDALE: The countdown to Saturday’s opening day — Antelope Valley’s Mardi Gras of fishing — is nearing a close. The line is forming for the opening of this year’s season. Opening day is expected to produce a lot of rainbow trout limits, along with a lot of quality fish topping four pounds. The bass bite is also expected to be pretty good for anglers fishing plastics and jigs off the main lake points. The lake has been stocked with three loads of trout, including Lightning Trout (500 pounds), with a total of 22,000 pounds stocked so far. The lake is scheduled to receive 70,000 pounds of trout total this fishing season. Call the Palmdale Fin & Feather Club for membership and fishing information at 661-947-2884 or got to www.palmdalefinandfeatherclub.com.

QUAIL LAKE: The catfish bite has been hit and miss with some anglers getting a few nice catfish from four to eight pounds, mostly on frozen shad. Other anglers getting skunked. Almost no stripers reported again in the past week, and only an occasional largemouth bass on plastics for the bank-walkers. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT (Little Rock to Quail Lake stretch): Overall, slow to fair catfish action, especially on the west side of the Antelope Valley on chicken liver and mussels. The striper bite has slowed way down. Top catfish areas have been the 110th Street West region or the areas between 60th and 72nd. Most of the cats are three to six pounds. No more bluegill reports this week. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

Jan
25

ANTELOPE VALLEY REGION

APOLLO PARK LAKE: The trout bite has continued fair to good after a plant last week. The best bite has been on PowerBait in garlic rainbow or nymph with XXX Blood Bait added. While most are one to two pounds, some bigger fish continue to show. Also still a few brown trout showing on nightcrawlers dipped in garlic or Kastmasters. County plants are 1,500 pounds each stock with 250 pounds trophy fish from three to eight pounds, and plants are twice a month. The carp bite is fair on dough and paste baits. For more information, contact Apollo Park at 661-940-7701 or Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

JACKSON LAKE (NEAR WRIGHTWOOD): Continued very slow fishing with no recent trout plants. An occasional rainbow is still being landed along with a few small bluegill. County plants are supposed to be monthly here but there wasn’t a plant in December and none so far this month. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LAKE PALMDALE: The countdown to opening day is beginning. Fishing season will kick off Saturday, Feb. 3. The lake has already been stocked with three loads of trout, including Lightning Trout (500 pounds), with a total of 22,000 pounds stocked so far. The lake is scheduled to receive 70,000 pounds of trout total this fishing season. Call the Palmdale Fin & Feather Club for membership and fishing information at 661-947-2884 or got to www.palmdalefinandfeatherclub.com.

QUAIL LAKE: The catfish bite has been hit and miss with some anglers getting a few nice catfish from four to eight pounds, mostly on frozen shad. Other anglers getting skunked. Almost no stripers reported again in the past week, and only an occasional largemouth bass on plastics for the bank-walkers. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT (Little Rock to Quail Lake stretch): Overall, very spotty catfish and striper bites. Diligent catfish anglers are getting a few fish on the chicken liver-nightcrawler combo. Top areas have been the 110th Street West region or the areas between 60th and 72nd. Most of the cats are three to six pounds. There have been some very nice quality bluegill caught the past week, with many running up to a pound with the fish showing under the bridges or in the sand trap in the 70th to Munns Ranch stretch. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

Dec
08

ANTELOPE VALLEY REGION

APOLLO PARK LAKE: The trout bite has been fair to good since the plant last Thursday. The best bite has been on Berkley salmon eggs (two on the same hook) in red or crËme or the pink and white Mice Tails, both fished with about an 18-inch leader and floated up off the bottom. Fish to five and six pounds in the last plant. Anglers are reminded that brown trout are part of these county plants, so don’t be surprised. Still fair to good carp action on paste or cut baits. For more information, contact Apollo Park at 661-940-7701 or Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

JACKSON LAKE (NEAR WRIGHTWOOD): The trout bite has been slow with no recent plants. County plants are monthly here. The water level is very low and there are a lot of weeds around the shorelines in the shallows. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LAKE PALMDALE: The fishing season is currently closed. Fishing season reopens Feb. 3, and the lake is scheduled to receive 70,000 pounds of rainbow trout this coming fishing season. Call the Palmdale Fin & Feather Club for membership and fishing information at 661-947-2884 or got to www.palmdalefinandfeatherclub.com.

QUAIL LAKE: The striper bite is still good, but most of the action has shifted to cut baits with no boils in the past week. These have mostly been four to seven pound fish. The bluegill and catfish bites are spotty. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT (Little Rock to Quail Lake stretch): The bite has been fair to good for stripers and still decent for catfish. The best action has been off the 138 at 72nd Avenue East and the aqueduct. Some bigger stripers (over six pounds) in this stretch. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.