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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.

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.