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Aug
28

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: The catfish bite has been good with 1,000-pound plants Aug. 21 and another slated for Thursday this week. The average size is around five pounds. Best action has been on garlic shrimp, nightcrawlers, marshmallow-meal worm combo, chicken liver, and cut mackerel. Top fish was a nine-pound catfish landed by Art Gaoay, Hesperia, on shrimp. Jim McKlosky, Apple Valley, landed an eight-pounder. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout remain slow, which is typical during the heat of summer. The best bite is early morning on the usual array of PowerBaits, nightcrawlers, or small trout jigs and lures. The bass action is fair on plastics and topwater early in the day, while the catfish and bluegill bites are pretty good. The catfish are best on cut baits, while the ëgills are showing on meal worms, wax worms, crickets, or small jigs tipped with bait. Trout plants are each week. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish plants are each Thursday. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Aug
21

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: The catfish bite has been good with 1,000-pound plants Aug. 14 and another slated for Thursday this week. The average size is around four pounds. Best action has been on garlic shrimp, nightcrawlers, marshmallow-meal worm combo, chicken liver, and cut mackerel. Top fish was a 10-8 cat landed by Les Brown, Appley Valley on chicken liver with garlic scent. There were 10-pounders landed by Neltie Houston, Hesperia, and Luis Herrera, Victorville, while Rick Moulton, Rancho Cucamonga, caught a nine-pound cat. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout remain slow, which is typical during the heat of summer. The best bite is early morning on the usual array of PowerBaits, nightcrawlers, or small trout jigs and lures. The bass action is fair on plastics and topwater early in the day, while the catfish and bluegill bites are pretty good. The catfish are best on cut baits, while the ëgills are showing on meal worms, wax worms, crickets, or small jigs tipped with bait. Trout plants are each week. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish plants are each Thursday. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Aug
14

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: The catfish bite has been good with 1,000-pound plants Aug. 7 and another slated for Thursday this week. The average size is around four pounds. Best action has been on garlic shrimp, nightcrawlers, marshmallow-meal worm combo, chicken liver, and cut mackerel. Top fish this week was a 20-pound cat landed by Jason Rodriguez, Hesperia, on mackerel, while Chan Woo, Phelan, landed a 10-pounder on nightcrawlers. Donovan Smith, Las Vegas, had cats at 10 and eight pounds, while Dane Thompson, Victorville, landed an 8-8. Kyle Keifer, Costa Mesa, landed an eight-pound cat, and Mario Avery, Lancaster, caught a 7-8. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout remain slow, which is typical during the heat of summer. The best bite is early morning on the usual array of PowerBaits, nightcrawlers, or small trout jigs and lures. The bass action is fair on plastics and topwater early in the day, while the catfish and bluegill bites are pretty good. The catfish are best on cut baits, while the ëgills are showing on meal worms, wax worms, crickets, or small jigs tipped with bait. Trout plants are each week. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish plants are each Thursday. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Jul
31

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: The catfish bite has been good with 1,000-pound plants July 24 and another slated for Thursday this week. The average size is around four pounds. Best action has been on garlic shrimp, nightcrawlers, marshmallow-meal worm combo, and cut mackerel. Top fish this week was a 12-pounder landed by Tom Gillum, Apple Valley, fishing shrimp off the east bank. Hector Muniz, San Bernardino, landed a five-pound catfish, while Alex Gomez, Victorville, caught a four-pounder. Nathan Garcia, Hesperia, caught his first fish ever, a two-pounder that hit a nightcrawler at the inlet. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite has been slow with the heat, but a few fish are showing early in the mornings on Power Bait (especially salmon peach, orange and garlic), nightcrawlers, jigs and small trout lures. Bass are fair to good early in the morning on topwater, reaction baits, and some on plastics. Catfish fair to good on mackerel, nightcrawlers and shrimp, while the bluegill are also pretty decent on small jigs and meal worms with fish averaging a pound. Trout plants are each week. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish plants are each Thursday. DFW trout plant four weeks ago. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Jul
17

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: The catfish action has been good after 1,000-pound plants last week and another on Thursday this week. Most of the stocked fish are in the three-pound class, but some bigger fish are in each stock. The bite has been best on shrimp, the marshmallow-meal worm combo, and garlic nightcrawlers. Nick Simentel, 8, Hesperia, landed a 14-pound catfish on shrimp, while Tom Gillum, Apple Valley, had cats at 10 and eight pounds on shrimp. Marcos Antonio Jr., Fontana, landed a 7.2-pounbd catifhs, and Cody Mudford, Apple Valley, landed a six-pounder. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite has been slower with the high temperatures, but a few fish are showing early mornings on bait and small lures. The bass action has been fair, also slowing with the heat, but the catfish are showing in better numbers on nightcrawlers and shrimp. Bluegill remain good. Trout plants are each week. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish plants are each Thursday. DFW trout plant two weeks ago. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Jul
10

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: The catfish action has been good after 1,000-pound plants last week and another on Thursday this week. Most of the stocked fish are in the three-pound class. The bite has been best on mackerel, shrimp, and garlic nightcrawlers. Jose Carrillo, Hesperia, had an eight-pound cat on shrimp off the north shore, while Marquel Lewis, San Bernardino, had a 7-8 on shrimp. Jawaun Smith, Apply Valley, landed a six-pounder. First-ever fish were posted by Conner Greer, 8, Adelanto, and John Walker Jr., 7, Hesperia, and both weighed just over five pounds. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite has been slower with the high temperatures, but a few fish are showing early mornings on bait and small lures. The bass action has been fair, also slowing with the heat, but the catfish are showing in better numbers on nightcrawlers and shrimp. Bluegill remain good. Trout plants are each week. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish plants are each Thursday. DFW trout plant last week. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Jun
27

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Fair to good catfish action after a plant last Thursday which included some quality fish. Also a plant this Thursday. Best action has been on mackerel, shrimp, and garlic nightcrawlers. The top catfish was an 8-8 caught by Eddie Herrera, Victorville, on the marshmallow-meal worm combo off Catfish Point. Scott Gillum, Apple Valley, had five cats for 15 pounds. While trout are slow, there was a nine-pounder caught by Rudy Ferrer, 14, Adelanto, on a nightcrawler at the drain. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite was fair to good this past week with best action before noon on PowerBait in salmon peach, orange and garlic or nightcrawlers. The bass have been good with the fish in the shallows and showing on plastics and reaction baits. Catfish are also starting to turn on with the best bite on mackerel, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Trout plants are each week. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish plants are each Thursday. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Jun
19

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Fair to good catfish action after a plant last Thursday which included some quality fish. Also a plant this Thursday. Best action has been on mackerel, shrimp, and garlic nightcrawlers. Top catfish reported was an 11 pounder landed by Charles Piggee, Victorville, on shrimp and mackerel off the north shore. Mike Williams, Moreno Valley, landed a 10-pounder, while Rick Hazard, Big Bear, landed an 8-8 cat. Wind Mingo, San Bernardino, had a 7-8 channel. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite was fair to good this past week with best action before noon on PowerBait in salmon peach, orange and garlic or nightcrawlers. The bass have been good with the fish in the shallows and showing on plastics and reaction baits. Catfish are also starting to turn on with the best bite on mackerel, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Trout plants are each week. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish plants are each Thursday. DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Jun
12

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Slow to fair catfish action with no plant since May 22. Plant slated for Thursday this week. Top fish reported was a 7-8 catfish landed by Kevin LaPorte, San Bernardino, on shrimp with garlic scent. Bill Boyd, Lucerne Valley, landed a seven-pounder on a garlic nightcrawlers, while Don Johnson, Irwindale, caught a six-pounder on mackerel. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite was very good this past week with best action before noon on PowerBait in salmon peach, orange and garlic or nightcrawlers. The bass have been good with the fish in the shallows and showing on plastics and reaction baits. Catfish are also starting to turn on with the best bite on mackerel, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Trout plants are each week. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish plants are each Thursday. DFW trout plant last week. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Jun
06

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Fair to good catfish action. Top fish were a pair of eight-pounders, one landed by Conchita Ramirez, Long Beach, and the other by Elvin Clausell, Alta Loma. One was caught on shrimp and one on mackerel. First fish were reported by Celeste Garcia, Adelanto — a two pound catfish, and Joseph Garcia, Adelanto, had a three-pounder for his first fish ever. Last reported plant was May 22. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite was very good this past week with best action before noon on PowerBait in salmon peach, orange and garlic or nightcrawlers. The bass have been good with the fish in the shallows and showing on plastics and reaction baits. Catfish are also starting to turn on with the best bite on mackerel, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Trout plants are each week. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish plants are each Thursday. DFW trout plant this week. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

May
23

HESPERIA LAKE: There has been fair to good catfish action and relatively light fishing pressure. The next catfish plant is slated for this Thursday. Garlic nightcrawlers, mackerel, shrimp and the marshmallow-meal worm combo have been the top baits. Big catfish of theweek was a 7-8 landed by Russ Hazard, Colton, on shrimp off the north shore. Connie Toko, Apple Valley, landed a seven-pounder on a nightcrawler, while Ian Castaneda, Whittier, landed a five-pounder, his first fish. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite was very good this past week with best action before noon on PowerBait in salmon peach, orange and garlic or nightcrawlers. The bass have been good with the fish in the shallows and showing on plastics and reaction baits. Catfish are also starting to turn on with the best bite on mackerel, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Trout plants are each week. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish plants are each Thursday. DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Apr
24

HESPERIA LAKE: The catfish action is getting good with weekly plants, including a 1,000-pound stock this week. Top fish reported was an eight-pound cat landed by Tenny Tunque, West Covina, on the marshmallow-meal worm combo. Sam Currie, Rialto, had a six-pound cat on the same bait, while Landen McCarty, Hesperia, caught a four-pound catfish, his first fish ever, on garlic meal worms. A few trout continue to show even though it’s been three weeks since the last plant. Best was a 7.8-pounder caught by Jeff Davis, San Bernardino, on PowerBait, and Kash Cardenas, 3, Hesperia, landed his first trout ever, a half-pounder on a marshmallow. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite was good this past week with best action before 10 a.m. PowerBait in salmon peach, orange and garlic or nightcrawlers were the best baits, and the usual array of small trout lures also were good. The bass have been good with the fish in the shallows and showing on plastics and reaction baits. Catfish are also starting to turn on with the best bite on mackerel, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Trout plants are each week. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: Final county trout plant was three weeks ago but the DFW added trout this week. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

 

Apr
10

HESPERIA LAKE: Trout action has started to slow after the final plant of the season last week. Top trout reported was a 10-pounder landed by Richard Ariola, La Puente, on PowerBait off the grassy bank. Mike Vega, Victorville, landed an eight pound rainbow, while Jim Johnson, Rancho Cucamonga, caught a seven-pounder. Catfish plants was now weekly, and this bite has been steadily improving with the warm weather. Top cat was an eight-pounder landed by Antonio Espinal, Barstow, on a nightcrawler. Kids’ Fishing Clinic 9 a.m. to noon Saturday (April 12). Open to kids 3 to 11 years old. Tickets are $5. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH: The trout action has been fair to good with the best bite mid-morning until noon. The usual colors/flavors (salmon peach, orange and garlic) of PowerBait, nightcrawlers, small jigs and lures all produced trout this week. A few bass are also being caught and some bluegill are starting to stir now. Catfish improving. Trout plants are each week. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: Fair trout action. The best bite has continued to be on garlic-scented nightcrawlers and floating baits. County trout plants are Thursday each week, but there have been no recent DFW plants. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Mar
27

HESPERIA LAKE: The trout action has been fair to good and a few catfish are starting to show. There was a 700-pound plant of Mt. Lassen rainbows this week. Top trout reported was a nine-pounder landed by Rafael Aldrete, Rancho Cucamonga, on a nightcrawler, while an 8-8 rainbow was caught by J.C. Conway, Arizona. Jim Watson, Victorville, landed an eight-pounder, and seven-pound rainbows were reported by David Han, Alhambra, and Kenny Kilgore, Victorville. Top catfish reported was a nine-pounder landed by Chris Finley, Riverside, while fishing for trout. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH: The trout bite continues to improve with mild temperatures and light winds, and anglers continue to use PowerBait in salmon peach, orange and garlic or nightcrawlers. Small trout jigs and the usual array of small trout lures also have been effective. Top trout reported this past week was a 7-8 rainbow landed by Luke Wolbert, 11, San Bernardino. The bass are starting to show in pretty decent numbers as the shallows warm, and even a few catfish are being reported. Trout plants are each week. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: The fourth derby in the San Bernardino County Park five-derby circuit was held here this past Saturday. There were 202 derby participants and 61 fish were weighed in. Top trout was a 7-5 rainbow landed by Adrian Contreras, Mira Loma, on a B-Line Jig from Horseshoe Lake. Daniel Fernandez, Carson, landed a 6-14 trout for second, while Joe Freiler, Yucaipa, had third with a 6-5 rainbow. Mike Rice, Torrance, and Julian Garcia, Pomona, each had 5-10 rainbows. Overall, there has been fair to good trout action. The best bite has continued to be on garlic-scented nightcrawlers and floating baits. County trout plants are Thursday each week and the DFW also added trout four weeks ago. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Feb
20

HESPERIA LAKE: A big 2,000-pound plant of Nebraska Tailwalkers was slated to be stocked this week, and Mt. Lassen trout went in last week. Good action on PowerBait, nightcrawlers, and small trout jigs. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH: Good trout action on PowerBait in garlic, rainbow, orange and salmon peach, nightcrawlers, and small trout jigs and lures. Top trout reported was a 6-2 rainbow landed by Brian Pettyfer, Apple Valley, on a nightcrawlers. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: Good trout action. The best bite has continued to be on garlic-scented nightcrawlers and floating baits. County trout plants are Thursday each week and the DFW also added trout this week and two weeks ago. Jason Ocull, Apple Valley, landed four rainbows with a stringer weight of 10 pounds. Jason and James Burden, Apple Valley, had two trout and the big one was a 3-4. The fourth derby in the San Bernardino County Park five-derby circuit will be held here Mar. 22. Entry fee for all events is $20 plus vehicle entry fee. There is over $1,000 in cash and prizes for top anglers. For lake information: 760-245-2226.