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Feb
26

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: The trout bite has been good with 1,000-pound trout plants on Thursdays. Most of the fish are one to three pounds, but some bigger fish are in each week’s plant. Top baits have been PowerBait, inflated garlic nightcrawlers, and small trout jigs. Top rainbow this past week was a 14-8 rainbow landed by Dennis Parker, Hesperia. Les Simmons, Ontario, had a 7-8 rainbow. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite continues to be fair to good with anglers using PowerBait (especially lemon twist, orange, and chartreuse), nightcrawlers, jigs, and small trout lures. Bite is best before 11 a.m. Hot spots included the western and eastern shores including the grassy point of lake 3 as well as the western and northern shores of lake 2. A few catfish are being caught on mackerel from the western shore of lake 2. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: There are weekly plants of trout by the county on Thursday, and the DFW added trout two weeks ago. The trout bite has been fair to good on PowerBait, nightcrawlers, Kastmasters, and small jigs. The annual trout derby will be April 11, and there will be a kid’s derby April 18. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Feb
20

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: The trout bite has been good with 1,000-pound trout plants on Thursdays. Most of the fish are one to three pounds, but some bigger fish are in each week’s plant. Top baits have been PowerBait, inflated garlic nightcrawlers, and small trout jigs. Top rainbow this past week was a 10-pounder landed in a team effort by Brittany and Ryan Kodama, San Dimas. Bobby Alcanter, San Bernardino, landed a nine-pounder, while Allen Letcher, Apple Valley, caught an eight-pounder. Kevin Salgado, Hesperia, landed a seven-pound rainbow. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite continues to be fair to good with anglers using PowerBait (especially lemon twist, orange, and chartreuse), nightcrawlers, jigs, and small trout lures. Bite is best before 11 a.m. Hot spots included the western and eastern shores including the grassy point of lake 3 as well as the western and northern shores of lake 2. A few catfish are being caught on mackerel from the western shore of lake 2. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: There are weekly plants of trout by the county on Thursday, and the DFW added trout last week and four weeks ago. The trout bite has been fair to good on PowerBait, nightcrawlers, Kastmasters, and small jigs. The annual trout derby will be April 11, and there will be a kids derby April 18. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Feb
12

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: The trout bite has been good with 1,000-pound trout plants on Thursdays. Most of the fish are one to three pounds, but some bigger fish are in each week’s plant. Top baits have been PowerBait, inflated garlic nightcrawlers, and small trout jigs. Top rainbow was a 12-8 caught by Robert Aanerud, Fontana, on PowerBait off the grassy bank. Isaac Johnson, Compton, landed an 11-pounder, while Caleb Hoop, Hesperia, caught a nine-pound rainbow. Frank Kandin, Pomona, landed an 8-8. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: There is fair to good trout action in the mornings with quite a few limits reported, but the bite slows way down after 11 a.m. The best action has been on PowerBait (especially lemon twist, rainbow, and Captain America — red, while, and blue), nightcrawlers, and small jigs and trout lures. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: There are weekly plants of trout by the county on Thursday, and the DFW added trout this week and three weeks ago. The trout bite has been fair to good on PowerBait, nightcrawlers, Kastmasters, and small jigs. Horseshoe is getting this week’s county plant. Top trout reported was an eight-pound rainbow that topped off a five-fish, 18-pound limit caught by Frank Villa, Apple Valley, on orange Power Worms and rainbow PowerBait, all caught near the bridge on Pelican Lake. James Barkley, Victorville, had two three-pound rainbows and one three-pound channel catfish, all on nightcrawlers. The annual trout derby will be April 11, and there will be a kids derby April 18. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Jan
29

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: The trout bite has been good with 1,000-pound trout plants on Thursdays. Most of the fish are one to three pounds, but some bigger fish are in each week’s plant. Top baits have been PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, and the marshmallow-meal worm combo. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: There is a good trout bite fish thing in the morning with quite a few limits reported, but the bite slows way down after 11 a.m. The best action has been on PowerBait (especially salmon peach, rainbow, and spring green), nightcrawlers, jigs and small trout lures. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: There are weekly plants of trout by the county on Thursday, and the DFW added trout last week and four weeks ago. The trout bite has been fair to good on PowerBait, nightcrawlers, Kastmasters, and small jigs. Pelican Lake was the top spot this past week, with Horseshoe slower. Horseshoe is getting the plant this week. Top trout was a four-pounder caught by Jesse Velasquez, Barstow, on chartreuse PowerBait at the dam in Pelican Lake. Crhis Perez, Victorville, had a limit with his best at three pounds. Francisco Velasquez, Barstow, also had a three-pound rainbow. The annual trout derby will be April 11, and there will be a kids derby April 18. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Jan
23

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: The trout bite has been good with 1,000-pound trout plants on Thursdays. Most of the fish are one to three pounds, but some bigger fish are in each week’s plant. Top trout this past week was a 12-pound rainbow landed by Ricky Munoz, Victorville, on rainbow PowerBait off the finger. Ten-pound rainbows were caught by Shaun Webb, Rosemead, and Juan Gonzales, Fontana, both on PowerBait off the north shore. Gilbert Hernandez, Hesperia, landed a nine-pound rainbow, while Roger Francis, had an eight-pounder. Top baits have been PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, and the marshmallow-meal worm combo. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.
JESS RANCH LAKES: There is a good trout bite fish thing in the morning with quite a few limits reported, but the bite slows way down after 10 a.m. The best action has been on PowerBait (especially salmon peach, rainbow, and spring green), nightcrawlers, jigs and small trout lures. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: There are weekly plants of trout by the county on Thursday, and the DFW added trout this week and three weeks ago. The trout bite has been fair to good with some limits showing the day or two after the plants. Top trout was a 5.1-pounder that topped off a three fish stringer landed by Richard Moore, Apple Valley, on a pink trout plastic in Horseshoe Lake at the dam. Quincy Pick, Victorville, landed a three-pounder, while Andrew Watson, Palmdale, had three rainbows to two pounds. A few catfish are also been reported. Curtis Reeves, Hesperia, had a four-pound catfish along with three rainbows, all on nightcrawlers. The annual trout derby will be April 11, and there will be a kids derby April 18. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Jan
15

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: The trout bite remains good and there were 1,000-pound plants last week and Tuesday this week. The fish have been averaging about two pounds, but bigger fish are included in each load. Top baits have been PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, and the marshmallow-meal worm combo. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite has been fair to good with the cooler weather and the bite has been best before 11 a.m. The best action has been on PowerBait (especially salmon peach, garlic and rainbow), nightcrawlers, jigs and small trout lures. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: There are weekly plants of trout by the county on Thursday, and the DFW added trout two weeks ago. The annual trout derby will be April 11. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Jan
09

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: The trout bite remains good and there were 1,000-pound plants last week and Tuesday this week. The fish have been averaging about two pounds, but bigger fish are included in each load. Top baits have been PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, and the marshmallow-meal worm combo. Top trout reported was a 14-pounder landed by Nicholas Dehler, Pasadena, on PowerBait off the north shore. Robert Nehring, Ontario, landed rainbows at 13 and 10 pounds, while Mark Schasser, Victorville, also had a 10-pounder. Leo Manlapaz, Fontana, caughbt an eight-pounder rainbow. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite slowed down with the full moon this past week, but a few fish are showing before 10 a.m. or after 1 p.m. The best bite has been on PowerBait (especially salmon peach, garlic and rainbow), nightcrawlers, jigs and small trout lures. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: There are weekly plants of trout by the county on Thursday, and the DFW added trout two weeks ago. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Jan
01

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: The trout bite remains good and there were 1,000-pound plants last Monday and this Tuesday. The fish have been averaging about two pounds. Top baits have been PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, and the marshmallow-meal worm combo. Top trout reported was a 12-pounder landed by Melvin Comried, Utah, on PowerBait. David and Miguel Casanova, 8 and 11 respectively, both of San Bernardino, landed trout at four and six pounds on garlic Power Bait. Another six-pound rainbow was caught by Raul Cevallos, San Bernardino, on orange PowerBait. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.=

JESS RANCH LAKES: The cold weather really turned on the trout action with a lot of anglers reporting five-fish stringers of trout running up to three pounds. The best action has been in the mornings before 11 a.m. The best bite has been on PowerBait (especially salmon peach, garlic and rainbow), nightcrawlers, jigs and small trout lures. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: There are weekly 1,000-pound plants of trout by the county on Thursday (Tuesday this week because of the holiday), and the DFW added trout last week. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Dec
12

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Fair to good trout action with 1,000-pound plants last Thursday and Tuesday this week. Most are two to three pounds, but there are bigger fish in each plant. Top trout this past week were a pair of 12-pounders, one caught by Mike Moceri, Hesperia, and the other landed by Josh Matthews, Apple Valley, both on PowerBait. Keith Weir, Apple Valley, landed an eight-pound rainbow. The best action has been on PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, or small trout jigs. Trout plants began Nov. 11. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite has been slow to fair over the past week with everything from rain to warm weather. The best bite has been on PowerBait, nightcrawlers, trout jigs, or small trout plastics fished before 10 a.m. No other reports. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: No report. There are weekly 1,000-pound plants of trout by the county, and the DFW added trout three weeks ago. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Dec
04

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Weekly trout plants of 1,000 pounds go in each week, usually on Thursdays. The average are 1-8 to two pounds, but there are trophy fish in each plant. Top fish this past week were a pair of 12 pounders, one caught by Thomas Tran, Corona, and the other by Joe Hoop, Hesperia, and both were landed on green PowerBait. Gary Southern, Hesperia, landed an 11-8 rainbow, while Stephanie Twaite, Victorville, had a 10-pound trout. Paul Orabona, Victorville, caught a nine-pounder. The best action has been on PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, or small trout jigs. Trout plants began Nov. 11. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite has been slow to fair over the past week with everything from rain to warm weather. The best bite has been on PowerBait, nightcrawlers, trout jigs, or small trout plastics fished before 10 a.m. No other reports. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: No report. There are weekly 1,000-pound plants of trout by the county, and the DFW added trout two weeks ago. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Nov
27

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: No report. The lake is being planted weekly with 1,000 pounds of rainbow trout on Tuesdays. Trout plants began Nov. 11. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite is fair to good and getter better as the water cools. The best bite has been on salmon peach, spring green, and orange PowerBait, nightcrawlers, and small trout jigs. The best action has been before 11 a.m. in the morning. No other reports. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: No report. There are weekly 1,000-pound plants of trout by the county, and the DFW added trout last week. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Nov
20

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: No report. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite has turned on with the cooler weather and the bite is good in both lakes on PowerBait in salmon peach, spring green, and garlic. Nightcrawlers and small jigs are also good bets. Bass slowed with just a fair bite on plastics and reaction baits. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: No report. There are weekly 1,000-pound plants of trout by the county, and the DFW added trout this week. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Oct
31

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: The catfish bite has remained good with catfish plants last Thursday and another slated for this week. The first trout plant of the season is set for next Thursday. As with catfish, the trout plant will be 1,000 pounds. Top catfish this past week were a pair of nine pounds, one by Addison Chan, Long Beach, and one by Stuart Staubs, Hesperia. Bill Nye, Calimesa, and Thomas Bratt, Hesperia, each had eight-pounders. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: High water temperatures continue to keep the trout bite low. The few fish being landed are coming in before 9 a.m. on PowerBait in salmon peach, spring green and garlic, nightcrawlers, or small jigs. The bass bite has been fair to good with some topwater fish early, and the catfish bite is pretty decent on mackerel, nightcrawlers, or shrimp. Bluegill remain fair on small jigs and meal worms with some to a pound reported. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: No report. Trout season began this past weekend, and there will be weekly plants of trout by the county. Plants will be 1,000 pounds per week. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Oct
24

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: The catfish bite has remained good with catfish plants last Thursday and another slated for this week. Top fish was a 10-pound cat landed by Tom Gillum, Apple Valley, on shrimp. Tommy Eckles, Rancho Cucamonga, landed a 7-8, while I.V. Quincy, Victorville, landed a 6-8 cat. L.J. Louise, 5, Hesperia, landed a three-pound cat on a nightcrawler. No trout stocking information yet. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Warm temperatures continue to keep the trout bite very slow. The few fish being landed are coming in before 9 a.m. on PowerBait in salmon peach, spring green and garlic, nightcrawlers, or small jigs. The bass bite has been fair to good with some topwater fish early, and the catfish bite is pretty decent on mackerel, nightcrawlers, or shrimp. Bluegill remain fair on small jigs and meal worms with some to a pound reported. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: Trout season is set to begin Friday with weekly plants of trout by the county. Plants will be 1,000 pounds per week with an initial plant of 2,000 pounds. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Oct
09

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: The catfish bite has been good with 1,000-pound plants Oct. 2 and another slated for Thursday this week. The average size is around two to three pounds with some bigger. Best action has been on shrimp, nightcrawlers, marshmallow-meal worm (M&M) combo, chicken liver, and cut mackerel, and adding garlic scent has been a good bet. Big fish this past week was a seven-pounder landed by Michael Clarkson, Apple Valley, on a garlic nightcrawler. Scott Kearns, Riverside, landed a 6-8, while Dale Scholtz, Big Bear, had a five-pounder. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Warm temperatures continue to keep the trout bite very slow. The few fish being landed are coming in before 9 a.m. on PowerBait in salmon peach, spring green and garlic, nightcrawlers, or small jigs. The bass bite has been fair to good with some topwater fish early, and the catfish bite is pretty decent on mackerel, nightcrawlers, or shrimp. Bluegill remain good on small jigs and meal worms with some to a pound reported. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: Trout season is set to begin Oct. 24 with weekly plants of trout by the county. Plants will be 1,000 pounds per week with an initial plant of 2,000 pounds. For lake information: 760-245-2226.