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Aug
09

ANTELOPE VALLEY REGION

APOLLO PARK LAKE: The excellent action on bluegill and warmouth continues. This bite is simply wide open on small worms, meal worms, red worms, crickets, or nightcrawler pieces fished under a bobber but fished close to the bottom. There is also a pretty good bite on bigger carp from five to nine pounds on dough baits. Also a few bass showing, but the lake is just alive with fry. There have also been some catfish showing with the fish in the five pounds, but a lot of smaller fish. For more information, contact Apollo Park at 661-940-7701 or Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

JACKSON LAKE (NEAR WRIGHTWOOD): Continued good action on small bluegill, but no trout with the last DFW plant over a month ago. The bluegill are being caught on any small bait, with meal worms and nightcrawler pieces the best. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LAKE PALMDALE: Very light fishing pressures. The catfish bite has stayed good here with fish to 10-plus pounds reported on cut baits, especially the XXX Blood Bait sardines, mackerel, or chicken liver fly-lined in deeper water areas at the front of the lake. Many anglers are fishing cut bait and nightcrawler combos to get wiggle and scent. The evening bite is very good. Good bass on plastics and topwater baits — Whopper Ploppers have been a top bait — with fish to six pounds reported in past week. There is also good bluegill action, but weeds are starting to make shoreline fishing more difficult. Most of the bluegill are hand-sized and showing in decent numbers. The carp bite is also good on dough baits. Call the Palmdale Fin & Feather Club for membership and fishing information at 661-947-2884 or got to www.palmdalefinandfeatherclub.com.

QUAIL LAKE: The bluegill and bass action remains pretty fair along the south shoreline (along Highway 138) on the edges of the tules. Cranks and plastics are best for the bass, while the bluegill are best on small baits fished under a bobber with meal worms a top bet. The catfish has been fair with fish to six pounds at the outlet. Mackerel, lug worms are best. Few striper reports. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT (Little Rock to Quail Lake stretch): The best bet has been the catfish action which has been pretty good in spite of the weeds in the flow right now. Top baits are anchovies, lug worms, and shrimp. Stripers still spotty, but a few more fish to eight pounds were reported this week on Zoom Fluke Smokin’ Shad and other shad-like lures.
For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LITTLE ROCK RESERVOIR: Anglers have been walking into the lake and fishing, and the crappie bite has been very good with fish from 10 inches to two pounds on small jigs with Crappie Nibbles fished alone or beneath a bobber. Also decent numbers of small bass, bluegill, and a few catfish. The lake is technically not closed to access. Yet. There is a good likelihood the U.S. Forest Service (Angeles National Forest) will close the area in the near future. The Palmdale Water District started construction in July on a grade-control structure to protect the endangered arroyo toads. Building the arroyo toad structure also marks the beginning of PWD’s Littlerock Reservoir Sediment Removal Project, a plan to remove about 1.165 million cubic yards of accumulated sediment from behind the dam to increase capacity at the nearly century-old dam. This project is not scheduled for completion until 2032, with 120,000 cubic yards of material removed a year until the 1.165 million yards of accumulated sediment and debris is removed. Apparently, there is not going to be an effort to rescue the fish population existing in the lake and relocate them to other nearby waters like Apollo Lake or Jackson Lake. More information will be provided as it become available.

Aug
02

ANTELOPE VALLEY REGION

APOLLO PARK LAKE: Excellent action on bluegill and warmouth. This bite simply remains wide open on small worms, meal worms, red worms, crickets, or nightcrawler pieces fished under a bobber but fished close to the bottom. There is also a pretty good bite on bigger carp from five to nine pounds on dough baits. Also a few bass showing, but the lake is just alive with fry. There have also been some catfish showing with the fish in the three pounds, but a lot of smaller fish. For more information, contact Apollo Park at 661-940-7701 or Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

JACKSON LAKE (NEAR WRIGHTWOOD): Continued good action on small bluegill, but no trout with the last DFW plant over a month ago. The trout are showing mostly on PowerBait or MiceTails, while the bluegill are being caught on any small bait, with meal worms and nightcrawler pieces the best. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LAKE PALMDALE: Very light fishing pressures. Good bass on plastics and topwater baits — Whopper Ploppers have been a top bait — with fish to six pounds reported in past week. The catfish bite has stayed good here with fish to 10-plus pounds reported on cut baits, especially the XXX Blood Bait sardines, mackerel, or chicken liver fly-lined in deeper water areas at the front of the lake. Many anglers are fishing cut bait and nightcrawler combos to get wiggle and scent. There is also good bluegill action, but weeds are starting to make shoreline fishing more difficult. Most of the bluegill are hand-sized and showing in decent numbers. The carp bite is also good on dough baits. Call the Palmdale Fin & Feather Club for membership and fishing information at 661-947-2884 or got to www.palmdalefinandfeatherclub.com.

QUAIL LAKE: Flows into and through the lake have up and up and down. The largemouth bass action has been pretty good on cranks and plastics. The catfish has been fair to good with fish to six pounds, but the best bite has been on the far east end where the big lake connects to the pond adjacent to the main lake. Mackerel, lug worms are best. Few striper reports. There is also still a pretty fair bite on bluegill along the reeds on the 138 side of the lake, mostly on half-nightcrawlers fished under a bobber. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT (Little Rock to Quail Lake stretch): The best bet has been the catfish action which has been pretty good in spite of the weeds in the flow right now. Top baits are anchovies, lug worms, and shrimp. Not a lot of stripers showing. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LITTLE ROCK RESERVOIR: Anglers have been walking into the lake and fishing, catching crappie, bluegill, and bass as the water level drops. The bite has still been very good overall. While no one has been cited and the lake is technically not closed to access, there is a good likelihood the U.S. Forest Service (Angeles National Forest) will close the area in the near future. The Palmdale Water District started construction in July on a grade-control structure to protect the endangered arroyo toads. Building the arroyo toad structure also marks the beginning of PWD’s Littlerock Reservoir Sediment Removal Project, a plan to remove about 1.165 million cubic yards of accumulated sediment from behind the dam to increase capacity at the nearly century-old dam. This project is not scheduled for completion until 2032, with 120,000 cubic yards of material removed a year until the 1.165 million yards of accumulated sediment and debris is removed. Apparently, there is not going to be an effort to rescue the fish population existing in the lake and relocate them to other nearby waters like Apollo Lake or Jackson Lake. More information will be provided as it become available.

Jul
26

ANTELOPE VALLEY REGION

APOLLO PARK LAKE: Excellent action on bluegill, and the bigger carp are starting to show in decent numbers. The bite on bluegill and warmouth remains wide open on small worms, meal worms, red worms, crickets, or nightcrawler pieces fished under a bobber but fished close to the bottom. There is also a pretty good bite on bigger carp from five to nine pounds on dough baits. Also a few bass showing, but the lake is just alive with fry. For more information, contact Apollo Park at 661-940-7701 or Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

JACKSON LAKE (NEAR WRIGHTWOOD): Continued good action on small bluegill, but no trout with the last DFW plant over a month ago. The trout are showing mostly on PowerBait or MiceTails, while the bluegill are being caught on any small bait, with meal worms and nightcrawler pieces the best. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LAKE PALMDALE: The catfish bite has stayed good here with fish to 10-plus pounds reported on cut baits, especially the XXX Blood Bait sardines, mackerel, or chicken liver fly-lined in deeper water areas at the front of the lake. Many anglers are fishing cut bait and nightcrawler combos to get wiggle and scent. There is also good bass and bluegill action, but weeds are starting to make shoreline fishing more difficult. Most of the bluegill are hand-sized and showing in decent numbers. Both the bass and panfish are also showing on fly-lined nightcrawlers fished near the reeds and outside edges of the weed beds that are forming in the lake. There is also a pretty good topwater bass bite early and late in the day. The carp bite is also good on dough baits. Call the Palmdale Fin & Feather Club for membership and fishing information at 661-947-2884 or got to www.palmdalefinandfeatherclub.com.

QUAIL LAKE: Heat and wind have slowed things a little. Flows into and through the lake have also been high, but is still a pretty fair morning bite for all species. The catfish may still be the best bet for anglers fishing big hunks of cut bait (one-quarter to a third of a small frozen mackerel) without weight at the outlet and a few bigger fish over six pounds have been caught again this week. The stripers have also less consistent, but they are still showing off the north shore points on ghost shrimp and lug worms (both the green and new orange colors) fished on a dropper loop with one or two hooks. There is also still a pretty fair bite on bluegill and largemouth bass along the reeds on the 138 side of the lake, mostly on nightcrawlers. The ëcrawlers cut in half and fished under a bobber for the bluegill or left whole and fly-lined for the bass. Drop-shot plastics or small cranks are also working for the bass. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT (Little Rock to Quail Lake stretch): The water has been ripping this week, making fishing difficult. The west side the Antelope Valley has had the highest flows and toughest fishing, but the east side had lower flows. The best action is from 72nd Avenue east. The best action ñ on both catfish and stripers ñ has been on lug worms or blood worms fished in combination with shad or sardines. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LITTLE ROCK RESERVOIR: The lake is closed, just as it has been for the past three years. It was open two weekends in June (9-10 and 16-17) to allow anglers and other recreation users access. The fishing was excellent those two weekends with crappie to two pounds, bluegill to a pound, and a good number of two to four-pound bass caught. The Palmdale Water District started construction this month on a grade-control structure to protect the endangered arroyo toads. Building the arroyo toad structure also marks the beginning of PWD’s Littlerock Reservoir Sediment Removal Project, a plan to remove about 1.165 million cubic yards of accumulated sediment from behind the dam to increase capacity at the nearly century-old dam. This project is not scheduled for completion until 2032, with 120,000 cubic yards of material removed a year until the 1.165 million yards of accumulated sediment and debris is removed. Apparently, there is not going to be an effort to rescue the fish population existing in the lake and relocate them to other nearby waters like Apollo Lake or Jackson Lake. Anglers have been walking into the lake and fishing, catching crappie, bluegill, and bass in very good numbers as the water level drops. While no one has been cited, there is a good likelihood that citations could occur, although the Angeles National Forest, which manages the closure, has not returned requests for information. More information will be provided as it become available.

Jul
12

ANTELOPE VALLEY REGION

APOLLO PARK LAKE: Excellent action. The bite on bluegill, warmouth, and small carp remains wide open. The bite on small carp to eight to nine-inches is best on dough baits made from tortillas, but nightcrawler pieces are also good. Some bigger carp to eight pounds this past week. The bluegill and warmouth are best on small worms, meal worms, red worms, crickets, or nightcrawler pieces fished under a bobber but fished close to the bottom. Also a few bass showing, but the lake is just alive with fry, including a lot of six-inch carp that are being caught and released by anglers fishing for the carp and panfish. For more information, contact Apollo Park at 661-940-7701 or Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

JACKSON LAKE (NEAR WRIGHTWOOD): Continued good action on small bluegill, and a fair number of trout continue to show from the DFW trout plant three weeks ago. The trout are showing mostly on PowerBait or MiceTails, while the bluegill are being caught on any small bait, with meal worms and nightcrawler pieces the best. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LAKE PALMDALE: The catfish bite has stayed good to excellent here with fish to 10-plus pounds reported on cut baits, especially the XXX Blood Bait sardines, mackerel, or chicken liver flylined in deeper water areas at the front of the lake. Many anglers are fishing cut bait and nightcrawler combos to get wiggle and scent. There is also good bass and bluegill action. Most of the bluegill are hand-sized and showing in very good numbers. Both the bass and panfish are also showing on fly-lined nightcrawlers fished near the reeds. There is also a pretty good topwater bass bite early and late in the day. The carp bite is also good on dough baits. There will be a catfish derby this Saturday, July 14 for the biggest three-fish stringer. Call the Palmdale Fin & Feather Club for membership and fishing information at 661-947-2884 or got to www.palmdalefinandfeatherclub.com.

QUAIL LAKE: Continued good to excellent fishing here with all the bites staying pretty good. The catfish remain good at the outlet for anglers fishing big hunks of cut bait (one-quarter to a third of a small frozen mackerel) without weight. Fish to 10 pounds with a lot of three to six pounders. The stripers have also been good on ghost shrimp and lug worms (both the green and new orange colors) fished off the north shore points on a dropper loop with one or two hooks. There is also still a pretty good bite on bluegill and largemouth bass along the reeds on the 138 side of the lake, mostly on nightcrawlers. The ëcrawlers cut in half and fished under a bobber for the bluegill or left whole and fly-lined for the bass. Drop-shot plastics or small cranks are also working for the bass. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT (Little Rock to Quail Lake stretch): The catfish bite has really turned on along the entire aqueduct from east of Little Rock to Quail Lake this past week. There have been a lot of reports of big catfish breaking and sawing off lines this past week, but a lot of five-pound and bigger fish have also been caught. Stink baits or XXX-type scent cut baits have been the best bet. The striped bass bite is also improved with fair to good action on cut baits and blood worms, but also a few showing for anglers walking planer boards with shad-like lures. The best action for both stripers and catfish is still early and late in the day or at night. There is a lot of floating vegetation, but the bite still good. Top spots on the east side of the valley are 72nd, 120th, Pearblossom, and 248 East access spots, while the best spots on the west side of the valley are still 110th, 195th, 260th (above ground tunnels), and 280th West. Some bluegill are also showing in the sand traps. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LITTLE ROCK RESERVOIR: The road to the lake is closed, but anglers are allowed to walk in and fish. Parking can be problematic, so many anglers are getting dropped off and calling their ride when it’s time to go home. The water is very low, but the bite has been excellent with some real quality crappie to two pounds reported on small jigs fished in stickups. The bass and bluegill bite is also pretty good, with the bass showing on nightcrawlers, plastics, and topwater early and late in the day. The bluegill are best on the usual array of small baits fished under a bobber. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

Jul
05

ANTELOPE VALLEY REGION

APOLLO PARK LAKE: The bite on small carp remains very good with the eight to nine-inch fish hitting dough baits made from tortillas or nightcrawlers. The bluegill and warmouth bite has continued fair with small baits like meal worms or wax worms fished under a bobber with the bait is close to the bottom. The catfish bite is slow to fair on cut baits, but a few continue to show. For more information, contact Apollo Park at 661-940-7701 or Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

JACKSON LAKE (NEAR WRIGHTWOOD): Good action on tiny bluegill, and the trout action has been pretty good since the DFW trout plant last week, mostly on PowerBait or MiceTails. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LAKE PALMDALE: The catfish bite has stayed good here with fish to 13 pounds reported on cut baits, especially the XXX Blood Bait sardines, mackerel, or chicken liver flylined in deeper water areas, but especially where the aqueduct enters (docks 25 and 26) and the main dock. There is also good bass and bluegill action. Most of the bluegill are hand-sized and showing in very good numbers. Both the bass and panfish are also showing on fly-lined nightcrawlers fished near the reeds. There is also a pretty good topwater bass bite early and late in the day. The carp bite is also good on dough baits. There will be a catfish derby July 14 for the biggest three-fish stringer. Call the Palmdale Fin & Feather Club for membership and fishing information at 661-947-2884 or got to www.palmdalefinandfeatherclub.com.

QUAIL LAKE: This is still the hotspot in the Antelope Valley with good action on catfish, stripers, and wide open bluegill fishing, including some fish to two pounds. The big bluegill are showing all along the tule-lined south shoreline on meal worms suspended under a bobber. The striper have been best at the outlet, along the north shore, and at the inlet on ghost shrimp. Catfish are showing in good numbers of fly-lined mackerel hunks at the outlet right by the parking area. Fish to 10-plus pounds reported again this week. The largemouth bass are best around the reeds or points along the north shore on cranks, drop-shot plastics, or nightcrawlers. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT (Little Rock to Quail Lake stretch): The catfish bite has been fair to good throughout this stretch of the aqueduct. The striped bass bite is also improved with fair to good action. The best action is still early and late in the day. There is a lot of floating vegetation, but the bite still good. Top spots on the east side of the valley are 72nd, 120th, Pearblossom, and 248 East access spots, while the best spots on the west side of the valley are still 110th, 195th, 260th (above ground tunnels), and 280th West. A few stripers are showing on cut baits or for anglers walking planer boards with shad-like lures. Some bluegill are also showing in the sand traps. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

Jun
28

ANTELOPE VALLEY REGION

APOLLO PARK LAKE: the bite on small carp is wide open with the eight to nine-inch fish gobbling dough baits made from tortillas or nightcrawlers. The bluegill and warmouth bite has continued fair with small baits like meal worms or wax worms fished under a bobber with the bait is close to the bottom. The catfish bite is slow to fair on cut baits, but a few continue to show. For more information, contact Apollo Park at 661-940-7701 or Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

JACKSON LAKE (NEAR WRIGHTWOOD): Good action on tiny bluegill, but otherwise very slow fishing. However, a DFW trout plant was slated for this week. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LAKE PALMDALE: The catfish bite has stayed good here with fish to 13 pounds reported on cut baits, especially the XXX Blood Bait sardines, mackerel, or chicken liver flylined in deeper water areas, but especially where the aqueduct enters (docks 25 and 26) and the main dock. There is also good bass and bluegill action. Most of the bluegill are hand-sized and showing in very good numbers. Both the bass and panfish are also showing on fly-lined nightcrawlers fished near the reeds. There is also a pretty good topwater bass bite early and late in the day. The carp bite is also good on dough baits. There will be a catfish derby July 14 for the biggest three-fish stringer. Call the Palmdale Fin & Feather Club for membership and fishing information at 661-947-2884 or got to www.palmdalefinandfeatherclub.com.

QUAIL LAKE: Still the hotspot in the Antelope Valley with good action on catfish, stripers, and wide open bluegill fishing, including some fish to two pounds. The big bluegill are showing all along the tule-lined south shoreline on meal worms suspended under a bobber. The striper have been best at the outlet, along the north shore, and at the inlet on ghost shrimp. Catfish are showing in good numbers of fly-lined mackerel hunks at the outlet right by the parking area. Fish to 10-plus pounds reported again this week. The largemouth bass are best around the reeds or points along the north shore on cranks, drop-shot plastics, or nightcrawlers. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT (Little Rock to Quail Lake stretch): The catfish bite has been fair to good throughout this stretch of the aqueduct. The striped bass bite is also improved with fair to good action. The best action is still early and late in the day. There is a lot of floating vegetation, but the bite still good. Top spots on the east side of the valley are 72nd, 120th, Pearblossom, and 248 East access spots, while the best spots on the west side of the valley are still 110th, 195th, 260th (above ground tunnels), and 280th West. A few stripers are showing on cut baits or for anglers walking planer boards with shad-like lures. Some bluegill are also showing in the sand traps. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

Jun
14

ANTELOPE VALLEY REGION

APOLLO PARK LAKE: The panfish and carp bites remain very good. Most of the carp are smaller, around a pound, but they are showing in good numbers especially at the front of the lake where people feed the ducks. The best bite on both the carp and bluegill has been on red worms fished under a bobber to the bait is close to the bottom. The ‘gills and related warmouth can also be caught on meal worms, wax worms, crickets, or nightcrawler pieces, too. The catfish bite is slow to fair on cut baits, and a few bigger carp are showing on dough baits, especially on Magic Bait in shad or mulberry flavors. For more information, contact Apollo Park at 661-940-7701 or Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

JACKSON LAKE (NEAR WRIGHTWOOD): Good action on tiny bluegill, but otherwise very slow fishing. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LAKE PALMDALE: The catfish bite has stayed good here with fish to 10 pounds reported on cut baits, especially the XXX Blood Bait sardines flylined in deeper water around the docks and along the tules. There is also good bluegill and redear action. Most of the bluegill are hand-sized and showing in very good numbers, while the redear have been up to 2-8. There is also a good bite on bass. Both the bass and panfish are showing on fly-line nightcrawlers fished near the reeds. The carp bite is also good on dough baits. There will be a catfish derby July 14 for the biggest three-fish stringer. Call the Palmdale Fin & Feather Club for membership and fishing information at 661-947-2884 or got to www.palmdalefinandfeatherclub.com.

QUAIL LAKE: The bite is pretty much wide open with very good action on catfish, and a good bite on stripers, bluegill, and largemouth bass. The stripers have been best on ghost shrimp fished drop-shot style, and there have been reports of boiling fish at the back end of the lake. The bass and bluegill are best around the reeds or other structure, mostly on nightcrawlers. There also continues to be a fair to good bite on quality catfish at the outlet right by the parking area on baseball-sized chunks of mackerel fly-lined along the bottom in the moving water. Fish to 10-plus pounds reported again this week. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT (Little Rock to Quail Lake stretch): The catfish bite has improved with the warm weather throughout this stretch of the aqueducts. The best bite has been from 6 to 10 p.m. in the evening on mussels and chicken liver. There is a lot of floating vegetation, but the bite still good. Top spots on the east side of the valley are 72nd and 120th, while the best spots on the west side of the valley are still
110th, 195th, and 280th West. A few stripers are showing on cut baits or for anglers walking planer boards with shad-like lures. Some bluegill are also starting to show in the sand traps. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

May
31

ANTELOPE VALLEY REGION

APOLLO PARK LAKE: The catfish and bluegill bites have been steadily improving over the past week, with pretty good bites on both. The cats have been best on cut biats, while the bluegill are showing on nightcrawler pieces, wax worms, and meal worms. Also still good carp action on dough baits, especially on Magic Bait in shad or mulberry flavors. Still the odd trout being caught on PowerBait in deeper water, but that bite is almost over until next winter. For more information, contact Apollo Park at 661-940-7701 or Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

JACKSON LAKE (NEAR WRIGHTWOOD): Good action on tiny bluegill, but otherwise very slow fishing. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LAKE PALMDALE: The catfish bite has really taken off here this week, with fish to 10 pounds reported on cut baits, especially the XXX Blood Bait sardines. Also good bluegill and redear action. Most of the bluegill are hand-sized and showing in very good numbers, while the redear have been up to 2-8. There is also a good bite on bass. Both are showing on fly-line nightcrawlers fished near the reeds. The carp bite is also good on dough baits. Call the Palmdale Fin & Feather Club for membership and fishing information at 661-947-2884 or got to www.palmdalefinandfeatherclub.com.

QUAIL LAKE: Overall good fishing. The bluegill bite is one fire with a number of 25-fish limits reported by anglers fishing the south side of the lake along the tules with wax worms, meal worms, or crickets. Most are hand-sized. There is pretty good action on both stripers and catfish this week. The stripers have been best on chicken liver, lug worms, and ghost shrimp, while the catfish are good on mackerel with added scent. Stripers to 10 pounds have been reported, with the bigger fish on ghost shrimp still fished drop-shot style. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT (Little Rock to Quail Lake stretch): The catfish and stripers both have been good here this past week. The west end of this stretch of the aqueduct is still the best with a lot of catfish showing on a variety of cut baits at 110th, 195th, and 280th West. But more fish are showing on the west side of Highway 14 again. The striper bite is decent on cut baits or for anglers walking planer boards with shad-like lures. Some bluegill are also starting to show in the sand traps. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

May
17

ANTELOPE VALLEY REGION

APOLLO PARK LAKE: The trout bite has remained fair since the kid’s derby two weeks ago with a few trout to three pounds reported on small jigs or flies. The best action has been for carp, which continue good on home-made dough baits or the XXX Magic Bait in mulberry. A lot of anglers are also using strawberry jello as a dip for their baits. Most of the carp are running from four to 10 pounds. For more information, contact Apollo Park at 661-940-7701 or Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

JACKSON LAKE (NEAR WRIGHTWOOD): Good action on tiny bluegill, but otherwise very slow fishing. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LAKE PALMDALE: The trout bite has remained pretty good after a surprise plant two weeks ago. Most of the action has been on PowerBait, MiceTails or fly-lined nightcrawlers. The carp bite is also still very good with a lot of quality fish over six pounds. There is a month-long carp derby (no entry fee), and the biggest poundage of carp weighed in this month is worth $150. Second will win $100, and third will be a $25 gift card to Turner’s Outdoorsman. The bass bite has been good on nightcrawlers fished around the docks, and there are still a few crappie showing around the docks early in the morning or late evening. Also a few redear showing. 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 has been good with the warm weather. The best action has been on ghost shrimp at the water outlet with anglers reporting stripers up to 10 pounds. The catfish bite has also come back on with a variety of cut baits, but the best action has been at the outlet near the parking lot on big hunks of mackerel. The bass have been best near the shoreline tules on plastics and nightcrawlers. Also some bluegill 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 catfish action has been fair to good again this past week, especially the west side of the valley at 110th, 195th, and 280th West. Best bait has been mackerel. The striper bite is improving, with a few showing on cut baits or for anglers walking planer boards with shad-like lures. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

May
03

ANTELOPE VALLEY REGION

APOLLO PARK LAKE: The lake has been closed to fishing this week in preparation for the youth fishing derby will this Saturday, May 5, with lots of prizes for the kids. The last 1,500-pound trout plant of the season has gone in. Trout were slowing down before this plant, but the Carp fishing has been fantastic. Trout best in deeper water on Mice Tails or PowerBait. Carp have been best on home-made dough baits or the XXX Magic Bait in mulberry. A lot of anglers are also using strawberry jello as a dip for their baits. Most of the carp are running from four to 10 pounds. 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: Carp bite has been good with fish big fish at 35 and 45 pounds this week. There have been lots of six to 10 pounders. There is a month-long carp derby (no entry fee), and the biggest poundage of carp weighed in this month is worth $150. Second will win $100, and third will be a $25 gift card to Turner’s Outdoorsman. Last trout plant of the season was last week (70,000 pounds total this year). The bite has been fair on one-pound class fish with some to five pounds, and some Lightning Trout continue to show. Green pumpkin PowerBait, Mice Tails, and fly-lined nightcrawlers have been the best bets. The bass bite has been good on nightcrawlers fished around the docks, and there are still a few crappie showing around the docks early in the morning or late evening. Also a few redear showing. Call the Palmdale Fin & Feather Club for membership and fishing information at 661-947-2884 or got to www.palmdalefinandfeatherclub.com.

QUAIL LAKE: The cold snap this week slowed down the bite overall, but before the chill weather, there had been a pretty good bite on largemouth bass and increasing numbers of catfish. Catfish to six pounds reported, and the best action has been at the outlet near the parking lot on big hunks of mackerel. The bass have been best near the shoreline tules on plastics and nightcrawlers. Also some bluegill on meal worms or wax worms fished under a bobber tight to the structure. 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 has been solid catfish action in the aqueduct this week, especially the west side of the valley at 110th, 195 th, and 280 th West. Best bait has been mackerel. Still mostly slow for stripers, but a few on shrimp. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

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.