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Jul
26

HIGH DESERT WATERS VICTORVILLE REGION

HESPERIA LAKE: The weekly 1,000-pound catfish plants continue with a plant last Thursday and another slated for Thursday this week. The fish average 1-8 to two pounds, but there are some bigger fish in each plants. The best action has been on the M&M (marshmallow-meal worm) combo, shrimp, or cut mackerel, and adding a scent helps. Top spots this week have been The Finger and Sandy Point. Top stringer of the week went to
Kevin Salgado, Hesperia, with five fish that totaled 36 pounds, and his best fish was a 9-8, all on the M&M Combo at The Finger. Isidaro Salgado, also Hesperia, had three cats totaling 18 pounds. The biggest cats was a 10-pound that Thomas and Steve Sterall, Phelan, double-teamed to land. They were using sardines and meal worms. Ricardo Rodriguez, Hesperia, landed a five-pound cat on mackerel off the east shore. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite was slow on both lakes this week, with just a few fish showing early in the morning on chartreuse, garlic or salmon peach PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, or small trout lures to get a few. Best spots include the northern and western shores of lake 2 and the eastern logged shore and western shore near the drain of lake 3. There is a good bass bite on the northern and southern shores of lake 2 near the inlets and on lake 3 near the pump house. The best bite has been on Senkos, spinnerbaits, and drop-shotted night crawlers and some to four pounds have been report. The bluegill bite is also pretty good on nightcrawler pieces and meal worms, and some to a pound have been caught.
Hot spots for bluegill are the western shore of lake 3 near the pump house and the western shore of lake 2 near the drain. Few reports on catfish. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: No report. County catfish plants are weekly, but there is no fishing the day of the plant (Thursdays). Information, call 760-245-2226.

Jul
12

HIGH DESERT WATERS VICTORVILLE REGION

HESPERIA LAKE: The catfish action has been pretty good, with weekly plants ongoing. It was stocked with 1,000 pounds last Thursday and another 1,000 pounds is slated for this week. Most of the fish run from 1-8 to 2-0, but some up to eight pounds are in each stocking. Best fish this past week was a 11-0 caught by Robert Cushman, Apple Valley, on mackerel off the north shore. Noah Standafer, Hesperia, landed a 10-4 at the drain on a nightcrawler. Phillippe Placencea, Apple Valley, caught a 9-0 on anchovies off the north shore. Nick Ochoa, Hesperia, had a five-fish limit that weighed in at a total of eight pounds, all caught on the M&M (marshmallow-meal worm combo) at the drain. The top spots have been the North shoreline and The Finger, and various cut baits or the marshmallow-meal worm combo are producing the most fish. Adding one of the catfish dips or scents to the bait is a good idea. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout bite was fair to good on both lakes, with anglers using PowerBait (especially chartreuse, garlic, and salmon peach), nightcrawlers and a wide variety of small trout lures and jigs to get the rainbows. Even some limits reported for anglers fishing before 10 a.m. in the morning. The best spots include the northern and western shores of lake 2 and the eastern logged shore and western shore near the drain of lake 3. There is a good bass bite on the northern and southern shores of lake 2 near the inlets and on lake 3 near pump house on Senkos, spinnerbaits, and drop-shotted night crawlers with fish weighing up to four pounds. Bluegill are also good on nightcrawlers and meal worms with
fish weighing up to 1 pound. Hot spots for bluegill are the western shore of lake 3 near the pump house and the western shore of lake 2 near the drain. Few reports on catfish. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: No report. County catfish plants are weekly, but there is no fishing the day of the plant (Thursdays). Information, call 760-245-2226.

Jun
14

HIGH DESERT WATERS VICTORVILLE REGION

HESPERIA LAKE: The catfish action has been pretty good, with weekly plants on going. The last was stocked with 1,000 pounds last Thursday and another 1,000 pounds is slated for this week. Most of the fish run from 1-8 to 2-0, but some up to eight pounds are in each stocking. The top spots have been The Finger and Sandy Point, and various cut baits or the marshmallow-meal worm combo are producing the most fish. Adding one of the catfish dips or scents to the bait is a good idea. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The warm temperatures have shut down the trout action after 10 a.m., but the morning bite has remained good in both lakes for anglers using PowerBait (especially fluorescent orange, garlic, and spring green), nightcrawlers, or the usual array of small trout jigs and lures. Some even got limits. Best spots include the northern and western shores of lake 2, and the eastern logged shore and western shore near the drain of lake 3. The bass bite is also pretty good on the northern and southern shores of lake 2 near the inlets and on lake 3 near pump house. The best action has been on Senkos, spinnerbaits, and drop-shotted nightcrawlers with fish to five pounds reported. A few bluegill, but still no catfish reports. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: The catfish bite has been fair to good after weekly plants, and there continues to be a good bite on hand-sized bluegill near any shoreline cover. County catfish plants are weekly, but there is no fishing the day of the plant (Thursdays). Information, call 760-245-2226.

May
17

HIGH DESERT WATERS VICTORVILLE REGION

HESPERIA LAKE: No report. Catfish season normally begins the end of April, but no information available. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout bite was slow during the day, but good early and late. The best action has been on PowerBait (especially fluorescent orange, salmon peach and garlic), nightcrawlers and the usual array of small lures. Best spots include the northern and western shores of lake 2, and the eastern logged shore and western shore near the drain of lake 3. Anglers report very good bass bite on the northern and southern shores of lake 2 near the inlets and on lake 3 near the pump house. Jorge Poveda, Ontario, landed a 7-11 trout on a small jigs off the north shore of Lake 2. Bass are biting on Senkos, swim baits, and drop-shot night crawlers with fish weighing up to 4 pounds. A few bluegill starting to show, but still no catfish reports. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: No report. County trout plants ended the last week or March, and catfish season begins later this month. No recent DFW plants. Information, call 760-245-2226.

May
03

HIGH DESERT WATERS VICTORVILLE REGION

HESPERIA LAKE: The last 1,000-pound trout plant was April 5 and no more have been scheduled. The bite has slowed down dramatically and the catfish planting scheduled has not been announced yet. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout bite was slow to fair on both lakes this past week, with some limits reported. The best action has been on PowerBait (especially rainbow, salmon peach and garlic), nightcrawlers and the usual array of small lures. Best spots include the northern and eastern shores of lake 2 and the eastern logged shore and western shore near the drain of lake 3. Anglers report very good bass bite on the northern and southern shores of lake 2 near the inlets and on lake 3 near the pump house. Bass are biting on Senkos, swim baits, and drop-shot nigh crawlers with fish weighing up to 4 pounds. A few bluegill starting to show, but still no catfish reports. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: No report. County trout plants ended the last week or March, and catfish season begins later this month. No recent DFW plants. Information, call 760-245-2226.

Apr
12

HIGH DESERT WATERS VICTORVILLE REGION

HESPERIA LAKE: The last 1,000-pound trout plant was April 5, and it might be the last one for the season. Most of the fish are in the one to two-pound range. The bite has been fair to good, and the top fish this past week was an eight-pounder landed by Johnny Torres, Apple Valley,. John Jose, Hesperia, caught a seven-pounder. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout bite has been very good in both lakes with anglers using PowerBait (rainbow, salmon peach, and garlic) nightcrawlers and small trout lures to catch fish. Best spots include the northern and eastern shores of shores of lake 2 and the eastern and western shores of lake 3. Ryan McMullan, Hesperia, landed a 6.28-pound rainbow on a Trout King off the north shore of Lake No. 2. The bass bite is starting with some fish moving shallow in lake 2 with fish up to four pounds reported. Still slow for bluegill and catfish. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: The trout bite has been pretty fair and some real quality fish have been reported. Richard Moore, Apple Valley, caught a 6-5 rainbow trout on a green jig Friday this past week (he landed a 10-pounder the week before). There are weekly county trout plants of 780 pounds per week. No recent DFW plants. There will be a Youth Derby, Saturday, April 14. Information, call 760-245-2226.

Apr
05

HIGH DESERT WATERS VICTORVILLE REGION

HESPERIA LAKE: No report. Weekly trout plants are 1,000 pounds per week and coming from Mt. Lassen Trout Farms this season. Most of the fish are in the one to two-pound range. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout bite was fair to very good on both lakes with anglers using PowerBait (rainbow, chartreuse and garlic), nightcrawlers and small trout lures to catch fish. Best spots include the northern and eastern shores of shores of lake 2 and the eastern and western shores of lake 3. The bass bite is starting with some fish moving shallow in lake 2 with fish up to three pounds reported. Still slow for bluegill and catfish. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: The trout bite has been pretty fair and some real quality fish have been reported. Richard Moore, Apple Valley, landed a 10-pound rainbow on a pink and white Power Mouse. He also saw another angler land a 10-5. There are weekly county trout plants of 780 pounds per week, and there was a DFW plant four weeks ago. There will be a Youth Derby, Saturday, April 14. Information, call 760-245-2226.

Mar
08

HIGH DESERT WATERS VICTORVILLE REGION

HESPERIA LAKE: No report. Weekly trout plants are 1,000 pounds per week and coming from Mt. Lassen Trout Farms this season. Most of the fish are in the one to two-pound range. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Wind was a major influence on the trout bite this week. Trout bite was slow to fair on both lakes with anglers using PowerBait, especially rainbow, salmon peach and chartreuse, nightcrawlers, and small trout lures (Mice Tails and jigs) to catch fish. Best spots include the northern and eastern shores of shores of lake 2 and the eastern and western shores of lake 3. Top trout landed this past week was a 7.8-pounder caught by Brandon Westover, Apple Valley, on a nightcrawler. No bass, bluegill, or catfish reports. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: No report. There are weekly county trout plants of 780 pounds per week, and bonus fish planted this week. There was also a DFW trout plant last week. The annual Trout Derby will be this Saturday, March 10, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entry fee is $20 per person plus $10 vehicle entry. Over $1,000 in cash and prizes awarded to biggest 25 trout weighed in. Information, call 760-245-2226.

Mar
01

HIGH DESERT WATERS VICTORVILLE REGION

HESPERIA LAKE: Weekly trout plants are 1,000 pounds per week and coming from Mt. Lassen Trout Farms this season. Most of the fish are in the one to two-pound range. Most are showing on PowerBait off the north shore, but small trout jigs are as good. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite was slow to fair on both lakes this past week. Action best on PowerBait in rainbow, salmon peach, and fluorescent orange, nightcrawlers, and small trout lures and jigs. Best spots include the northern and western shores of lake 2 and the western shore near the drain and the grassy point of lake 3. Adam Ramirez, Ontario, landed a 7.42-pound rainbow on salmon peach PowerBait, while Darnell Kennedy, Victorville, landed a seven-pounder. No bass, bluegill, or catfish reports. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: The trout bite has been fair with some anglers reporting two to four trout, but few limits. While few anglers are fishing catfish, there is a fair bite on fish to five pounds on stink baits. There are weekly county trout plants of 780 pounds per week, and most of the trout are between one and 2 1/2-pounds. There is also a DFW trout plant slated for this week. The annual Trout Derby will be Saturday, March 10, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entry fee is $20 per person plus $10 vehicle entry. Over $1,000 in cash and prizes awarded to top 25 weighing Trout. Information, call 760-245-2226.

Feb
01

HIGH DESERT WATERS VICTORVILLE REGION

HESPERIA LAKE: Weekly trout plants are 1,000 pounds per week and coming from Mt. Lassen Trout Farms this season. Most of the fish are in the one to two-pound range. Most are showing on PowerBait off the north shore, but small trout jigs are as good. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite was fair to good on both lakes with anglers using PowerBait in rainbow, garlic and spring green, nightcrawlers, and small trout lures and jigs. Best spots include the northern and eastern shores of lake 2 as well as the western shore near the drain and the eastern logged shore and grassy point of lake 3. Top fish reported this week was a 9.85-pound rainbow landed by Luis Martinez, Fontana, on garlic PowerBait from eastern shore of lake 3. No bass, bluegill, or catfish reports. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: The trout bite has been very slow. There are supposed to be weekly county trout plant, but the action suggests that has not been the case. The most recent DFW plant was five weeks ago. County trout plants are supposed to be 780 pounds of rainbow trout each week. Information, call 760-245-2226.

Jan
25

HIGH DESERT WATERS VICTORVILLE REGION

HESPERIA LAKE: Weekly trout plants are 1,000 pounds per week and coming from Mt. Lassen Trout Farms this season. Most of the fish are in the one to two-pound range. Most are showing on PowerBait off the north shore, but small trout jigs are as good. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite was fair to good on both lakes with anglers using PowerBait in rainbow, garlic and salmon peach, nightcrawlers, and small trout lures and jigs. Best spots include the northern and eastern shores of lake 2 as well as the western shore near the drain and the eastern logged shore of lake 3. Top fish reported this week was a 7-9 rainbow landed by Anthony Lopez, Hesperia, on a smoke-colored jig from eastern shore of lake 3. No bass, bluegill, or catfish reports. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: The trout bite has been fair to good, especially right after the weekly county plants. The most recent DFW plant was four weeks ago. County trout plants are 780 pounds of rainbow trout each week. Information, call 760-245-2226.

Dec
08

HIGH DESERT WATERS VICTORVILLE REGION

HESPERIA LAKE: First trout of the season is set for this week and most should be about a pound. The last catfish plant went in Nov. 22. A few catfish to four pounds reported this past week. Shrimp, the marshmallow-meal worm combo, and chicken liver have been the top baits. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite has been good this past week. The best bite has been on PowerBait in rainbow, cheddar-garlic, and salmon peach. Inflated nightcrawlers and small artificials are also getting fish. Also fair bass action on the western shore of lake 3 and the north and western shore of lake 2 with fish up to 4 pounds. A few catfish are showing on mackerel and shrimp from the western shore of lake 2 and the western shore of lake 3 near the pump house. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County trout plants started the last week of November. Plants will be 780 pounds per week. Information, call 760-245-2226.

Nov
16

HIGH DESERT WATERS VICTORVILLE REGION

HESPERIA LAKE: Tentatively, trout plants should start toward the end of this month. Catfish plants went in last week (1,000 pounds on Nov. 9), but future plants are pending. Quite a few limits of catfish have been reported (at least eight), and most of the fish are from 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 poundsT llao. Shrimp, the marshmallow-meal worm combo, and chicken liver have been the top baits. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite has been good this past week. The best bite has been on PowerBait in rainbow, cheddar-garlic, and salmon peach. Inflated nightcrawlers and small artificials are also getting fish. Also fair bass action on the western shore of lake 3 and the north and western shore of lake 2 with fish up to 4 pounds. A few catfish are showing on mackerel and shrimp from the western shore of lake 2 and the western shore of lake 3 near the pump house. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: The last county catfish plant of the season was Sept. 21. No start date yet for trout season, but it should be later this month when both DFW and county plants begin. Information, call 760-245-2226.

Oct
26

HIGH DESERT WATERS VICTORVILLE REGION

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

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite has been fair to very good on both lakes with the best bite in the morning on PowerBait in corn yellow, cheddar-garlic, and rainbow or nightcrawlers and variety of small lures. Best spots include the northern and western shores of lake 2 as well as the western shore and grassy point of lake 3. Anglers reported fair bass action on the western shore of lake 3 and the north and western shore of lake 2 with fish up to 4 pounds. A few catfish are showing on mackerel and shrimp from the western shore of lake 2 and the western shore of lake 3 near the pump house. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: The last county catfish plant of the season was Sept. 21. No start date yet for trout season. Information, call 760-245-2226.

ANTELOPE VALLEY REGION

APOLLO PARK LAKE: The 2017 Fall Classic Fishing Derby will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. Cash prizes are paid through 10th place for the heaviest trout caught during the event. Tickets to participate are $20 per person and must be purchased in advance either on-line (reservations.lacounty.gov under the ìClasses and Activitiesî tab) or at Apollo Park, Lancaster; El Cariso Park, Sylmar; or George Lake Park, Quartz Hill. For more information, contact Apollo Park at 661-940-7701.

LAKE PALMDALE: The fishing season is currently closed. Call the Palmdale Fin & Feather Club for membership and fishing information at 661-947-2884.

QUAIL LAKE: No report. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

Sep
28

HIGH DESERT LAKES

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

JESS RANCH LAKES: Cooler temperatures are finally improving the trout bite. Overall, the action is still slow to fair withy mornings the best time to fish. A few more trout around two pounds are showing on PowerBait in salmon peach, garlic, and spring green. Nightcrawlers or small trout jigs and plastics are also working. The bass bite has been slow to fair with fish to four pounds reported, and the bluegill action is fair and a few catfish are also being landed. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: The last county catfish plant of the season was last week. Information, call 760-245-2226.