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Feb
04

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Mt. Lassen trout plants last Thursday and again this Tuesday. Most trout are two-pound class fish with bigger fish in each plant. Top trout this past week were a pair of seven-pound rainbows. One was landed by Rudy Lopez, Fontana, and the other by Eric Reyes, Ontario. Richard Hawthorne, San Bernardino, had a 6-8, while Jeremy Martinez, Victorville, landed a six-pounder. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite remains fair to before 11 a.m. for anglers using PowerBait (especially salmon peach, garlic, and orange), jigs, small trout lures, and nightcrawlers. Most are two pounders. Slow other species. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: No report. County trout plants are weekly, and DFW trout went in two and four weeks ago. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Jan
14

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Mt. Lassen trout plants last Thursday and again this Thursday (weather permitting). Most trout are two-pound class fish with bigger fish in each plant. Top trout this past week was a four-pound rainbow, one by Curtis Reeves, Hesperia. Mohammad Ahmed, Victorville, landed a three-pound rainbow. The rain last week also stirred up some catfish, and Charles Miller, Apple Valley, landed a four-pound cat. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite remains fair to good before 11 a.m. for anglers using PowerBait (especially salmon peach, purple and lemon twist), jigs, small trout lures, and nightcrawlers. Slow other species. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: No report. County trout plants are weekly, and DFW trout went in last week and four weeks ago. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Dec
10

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Trout plant last Thursday and another 1,000-pound plant of Mt. Lassen rainbows was scheduled for this Thursday. Most are in the two-pound range, but some bigger. The trout bite has been fair. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout bite has been fair to good this past week on two-pound class fish. Best action has been on PowerBait in salmon peach, rainbow, and garlic. Some fish on nightcrawlers, small trout jigs, Jake’s, Roostertails, and Thomas Buoyants. A few catfish to five pounds, and a few bass to three pounds also continue to show. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: The first county plant of the season went in Thursday last week. Also a DFW trout plant went in last week. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Dec
03

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: This week’s trout plant was scheduled for Thursday and the plant Thanksgiving week went in on Monday. Each plant is 1,000 pounds of Mt. Lassen rainbow trout with most in the two-pound range, but some bigger. The trout bite has been fair. Best fish reported was an seven-pounder caught by Jay Dee, Las Vegas, on green PowerBait at the drain. Lagan Romo, San Bernardino, had a six-pounder on a Power Mouse, and a 5-8 was landed by Shon Roberts, Riverside, on a Pee Wee Jig. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout bite has been fair to good this past week on two-pound class fish. Best action has been on PowerBait in salmon peach, rainbow, and garlic. Some fish on nightcrawlers, small trout jigs, Jake’s, Roostertails, and Thomas Buoyants. A few catfish to five pounds, and a few bass to three pounds also continue to show. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago. No word on county trout plants, which normally would have begun nearly over a month ago. No fishing report. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Nov
27

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: This week’s trout plant went in on Monday and last week’s plant was on Tuesday. Both plants were 1,000 pounds of Mt. Lassen rainbow trout with most in the two-pound range, but some bigger. The trout bite has been fair to good. Best fish reported was an eight-pounder landed by Paul Miracle, Lancaster, on yellow corn-flavored PowerBait. Marc Jensen, Oak Hills, had a 6-8 rainbow, while Kevin Morrissette, Hesperia, landed a six-pounder. Bryant Mason, Rialto, landed a 4-8. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite has been up and down over the past week, but generally pretty good with a lot of two-pound class fish. Best action has been on PowerBait in salmon peach, rainbow, and garlic. Some fish on nightcrawlers, small trout jigs, Jake’s, Roostertails, and Thomas Buoyants. A few catfish to five pounds, and a few bass to three pounds also continue to show. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: First DFW trout plant of the season last week. No word on county trout plants, which normally would have begun nearly a month ago. No fishing report. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Nov
12

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: The first trout plant of the season went in Thursday this week, a 1,000-pound plant of Mt. Lassen rainbows. The final catfish plant of the season was Nov. 5. Top catfish reported this past week included a nine-pounder channel landed by Keith Herring, Ontario, on Hogwild off the north shore, and an eight-pounder landed by Sylvester Listern, Victorville. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The cold weather really turned on the trout bite with good to excellent action and a lot of nice stringers reported over the past week. Most are two-pound class fish. Best action has been on PowerBait in salmon peach, spring green, and garlic. Some fish on nightcrawlers, small trout jigs, Jake’s, Roostertails, and Thomas Buoyants. A few catfish to five pounds, and a few bass to three pounds also continue to show. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: No catfish plants since Sept. 3. Trout plants not set yet. No fishing report. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Oct
08

HIGH DESERT LAKES

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

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout action has been slow to fair as the heat lingers. The best bite is before 10 a.m. on PowerBait in salmon peach, orange and garlic, nightcrawlers, or a wide variety of small trout lures. Good bass action on Senkos with fish to four pounds this past week and catfish are biting on shrimp and nightcrawlers with fish to four pounds reported. Also some bluegill being landed. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: No catfish plants since Sept. 3. Trout plants not set yet. No fishing report. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Sep
24

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Good catfish action with 1,000-pound plants last Thursday and this Thursday. The best action has been on the marshmallow-meal worm combo, shrimp, and mackerel. Most of the fish are in the two to five-pound range, but bigger fish are in each plant. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout action is finally starting to improve with the cooler nights and there were some good catches this past week. The bite has all been before 10 a.m. when the water is coolest. PowerBait (especially salmon peach, rainbow, and garlic), small trout jigs, small trout spinners and spoons, and nightcrawlers all produced fish this week. Top trout was a 9-8 rainbow caught by Fred Winterswyk, Chino Hills, to top off his limit. Anglers are reporting good bass action on Senkos with fish to four pounds. Catfish are biting on shrimp and nightcrawlers with fish to four pounds reported. Also some bluegill being landed. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: No catfish plants since Sept. 3. Trout plants not set yet. No fishing report. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Sep
17

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Good catfish action with 1,000-pound plants last Thursday and this Thursday. The best action has been on the marshmallow-meal worm combo, shrimp, and mackerel. Most of the fish are in the two to five-pound range, but bigger fish are in each plant. Top catches this past week include a 10-pounder landed by Luis Cota, Victorville, on mackerel off the south shoreline. Brandon Reiter, Redlands, landed a nine-pound cat , while Art Hoplains, Hesperia, landed five cats totaling 38 pounds. Peyton Hazelett, Hesperia, landed her first fish — a three-pound catfish. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite improved again of the past week thanks to the rain and cooler evenings. The best action has continued to be PowerBait (especially salmon peach, rainbow and garlic), jigs, lures, and nightcrawlers, and the best action has been before 11 a.m. Hot spots included the western and eastern shores of Lake 3 as well as the western and northern shores of Lake 2. Also fair bass action on Senkos with fish to 4 pounds. Catfish are biting on shrimp and nightcrawlers with some to five pounds posted. Also some bluegill being landed. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: No catfish plants since Sept. 3. Trout plants not set yet. No fishing report. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Sep
04

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Good catfish action with 1,000-pound plants last Thursday and this Thursday. The best action has been on the marshmallow-meal worm combo, shrimp, and mackerel. Most of the fish are in the two to three-pound range, but bigger fish are in each plant. Jessie Angel, Hesperia, landed a 14-pound cat. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout action was slow to fair with anglers using PowerBait (especially salmon peach, rainbow and orange), jigs, lures and nightcrawlers. Hot spots included the western and eastern shores of lake three as well as the western and northern shores of lake two. Anglers are reporting slow to fair bass action on Senkos with fish to five pounds. Also some bluegill being landed. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish plants are alternating weeks this year through Sept. 3. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Aug
27

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Good catfish action with 1,000-pound plants last Thursday and this Thursday. The best action has been on the marshmallow-meal worm combo, chicken liver, shrimp, and mackerel. Most of the fish are in the two to three-pound range, but bigger fish are in each plant. Big fish this past week was a 10-pound cat landed by Gustavao Ceballos, Victorville, on a nightcrawler. Kenneth Lester, Yucca Valley, had a seven-pound cat on marshmallows and mackerel. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout action was slow to fair with anglers using PowerBait (especially salmon peach, rainbow and orange), jigs, lures and nightcrawlers. Hot spots included the western and eastern shores of lake three as well as the western and northern shores of lake two. Anglers are reporting slow to fair bass action on Senkos with fish to five pounds. Also some bluegill being landed. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish plants are alternating weeks this year through Sept. 3. The most recent plant was this week. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Aug
13

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Good catfish action with 1,000-pound plants last Thursday and this Thursday. The best action has been on garlic nightcrawlers, chicken liver, shrimp, and mackerel. Most of the fish are in the two to three-pound range, but bigger fish are in each plant. Quite a few limits reported. Charles Adams, Hesperia, had five catfish for a total weight of 20 pounds, while David Harris, Hesperia, landed a three-pound albino catfish. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout action was slow to fair with anglers using PowerBait (especially salmon peach, rainbow and orange), small trout jigs, trout lures, or nightcrawlers. Hot spots included the western and eastern shores of lake 3 as well as the western and northern shores of lake 2. Anglers are reporting fair to good bass action on Senkos with fish to five pounds. The catfish action is spotty, but some fish showing on mackerel and shrimp. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish plants are alternating weeks this year through Sept. 3. The most recent plant was this week. DFW trout plant also went in two weeks ago. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Aug
06

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Good catfish action with 1,000-pound plants last Thursday and this Thursday. The best action has been on shrimp, mackerel, the marshmallow-meal worm combo, or garlic nightcrawlers. Most of the fish are in the two to three-pound range, but bigger fish are in each plant. Top catfish this past week was an eight-pounder landed by Nick Tompkins, Los Angeles, on chicken liver. Tommy Studer, Hesperia, had a six-pounder. Limits were posted by Art and Daren Smith, both Hesperia, along with Eddie Ayala, also Hesperia. Darnell Vailes, Las Vegas, had a three-pound cat, his first fish ever. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout action was slow to fair with anglers using PowerBait (especially salmon peach, rainbow and orange), small trout jigs, trout lures, or nightcrawlers. Hot spots included the western and eastern shores of lake 3 as well as the western and northern shores of lake 2. Anglers are reporting fair to good bass action on Senkos with fish to five pounds. The catfish action is spotty, but some fish showing on mackerel and shrimp. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish plants are alternating weeks this year through Sept. 3. The most recent plant was last week. DFW trout plant also went in last week. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Jul
30

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Good catfish action with 1,000-pound plants last Thursday and this Thursday. The best action has been on shrimp, mackerel, the marshmallow-meal worm combo, or garlic nightcrawlers. Most of the fish are in the two to three-pound range, but bigger fish are in each plant. Top catfish this past week were fish at 10 and 12 pounds caught by Eddie and Betty Ayala, Hesperia, fishing mackerel off the Sandy Point. Kenny Kilgore, Hesperia, landed a nine-pounder, while Tommy Mobley, Victorville, landed an eight-pounder. Rodney Russell, Riveside, had a seven-pound catfish. Doug Cope, Palmdale, had a limit of five cats that weighed 27 pounds. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout action was slow to fair with anglers using Power Bait (especially salmon peach, rainbow and orange), jigs, lures and nightcrawlers. Hot spots included the western and eastern shores of lake 3 as well as the western and northern shores of lake 2. Anglers are reporting fair to good bass action on Senkos with fish to five pounds. The catfish action is spotty, but some fish showing on mackerel and shrimp. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish plants are alternating weeks this year through Sept. 3. The most recent plant was slated for this week. DFW trout plant also scheduled for this week. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Jul
16

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Good catfish action with 1,000-pound plants last Thursday and this Thursday. The best action has been on shrimp, mackerel, or garlic nightcrawlers. Most of the fish are in the two to three-pound range, but bigger fish are in each plant. Top catfish this past week was an eight-pounder landed by Joe Ormonde, Phelan, on mackerel off the Finger. Eric Nicholson, Victorville, landed a seven-pound cat, while Juan Vargas, San Bernardino, had a six-pound cat. Rosella Segura, San Bernardino, had a five pounder, and Roberto Jimenez, Fontana, had five cats for a total stringer weight of 15 pounds. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout action has been slow to fair with the best action on PowerBait, especially salmon peach, spring green, or garlic) or inflated nightcrawlers. Some fish on small jigs or trout spinners or spoons early in the morning. The bass bite has been fair to good early and late in the day on Senkos or plastic worms, with some topwater action. Bass to five pounds have been reported. The catfish action is spotty, but some fish showing on mackerel and shrimp. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish plants are alternating weeks this year through Sept. 3. The plant was scheduled for this week. DFW trout plant three weeks ago. For lake information: 760-245-2226.