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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.

Feb
13

HESPERIA LAKE: Trout action remains good with plants Tuesday this week and Wednesday next week. The best action has been on PowerBaits, nightcrawlers, and small trout jigs. Big fish of the week was a 10.2-pound rainbow caught by Sang Nguyen, San Bernardino, on rainbow PowerBait. Alex Duran, Rosemead, landed an 8.4-pounder, while Tom Rodriguez, Victorville, had an eight-pounder. Seven-pound rainbows were reported by Steve Holland, Santa Clarita, and Marcos Alcantar, San Bernardino. Ruben Rodrigues, Victorville, had a five-fish limit that weighed in at 16.8 pounds total. 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 5-2 rainbow landed by Jerry Young, Apple Valley, on rainbow and garlic PowerBaits mixed together. Mark Logan, Rancho Cucamonga, had a 4-3 rainbo, while Kim Paulson, Yorba Linda, landed a 3-6 trout. 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 last week and is slated to plant next week. Top rainbow was a seven-pounder caught by Brad West, Hesperia, on sherbert PowerBait from Horseshoe Lake. Eric Espinoza, Colton, landed three trout and his best was a three pounder. 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.

Jan
09

HESPERIA LAKE: The trout bite has been good this past week with a number of limits reported on PowerBait with a dusting of Hatchery Dust, Nightcrawlers and Power Worms. Top fish was an 11.4-pound rainbow landed by Mike Pham, Garden Grove, on a jig from Finger Cove. Steven Sunthonlap, Victorville, caught an 11-pound trout, while Ronnie Fision, Victorville, landed a 10-pounder. Cory Hall, Highland, also had a 10-pound trout, while Ronald Fisher, Victorville, landed a nine-pounder. Miguel Casanova, 8, San Bernardino, landed his first trout — a five-pound rainbow. A number of other six to eight-pound trout were also report. There was a 1,000-pound plant of Mt. Lassen rainbow Tuesday this week. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH: The trout action slowed here this past week, but diligent anglers were still getting a few trout averaging about two pounds with a few bigger. Top bait continues to be PowerBait in rainbow or salmon peach, nightcrawlers, or small trout lures. Top fish reported was a 3-15 landed by Phil Bott, San Bernardino. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: Fair trout action with some quality fish showing each week. The best bite has continued to be on garlic-scented nightcrawlers and floating baits, and both Pelican and Horseshoe lakes have been productive. Alfred Baston, Carson, had the top trout at 5.2-pounds on the PowerBait and nightcrawler combo. Josh Kingsley, Apple Valley, landed a 3.5-pounder. County trout plants are Thursday each week and the DFW also added fish this week and two weeks ago. 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.

Jan
02

HESPERIA LAKE: Trout action slow to fair this past week in spite of a reported double plant last week. Another 1,000-pound plant Tuesday this week. Some bigger trout reported. Best was a 10-5 landed by Paul Orabana, Victorville on rainbow PowerBait in Finger Cove, while a 10-2 was caught by Greg Valdez, Hesperia, on an orange Power Worm. Ricardo Lopez, Apple Valley, caught an 8-5, while Giani Maldonado, 8, Hesperia, landed an 8-4. Oscar Puentes, Hesperia, had a 7-5 and Ray Mendosa, Apple Valley, reported a 7-2. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH: Warm weather really slowed the trout bite here this past week, but a few trout are showing for diligent anglers fishing PowerBait in rainbow or salmon peach, nightcrawlers, or small trout jigs and lures. Dennis Demerjian, Fontana, landed a 6-5 rainbow, while Jim Barber, Hesperia, had a 5-13. Most of the rainbows average around two pounds. The best bite has been before 10 a.m. 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 and the DFW also was slated to add fish last week. 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.

Dec
12

HESPERIA LAKE: The weather was windy and cold much of the past week, which has been great for the trout fishing with good overall action. Salmon peach PowerBait or meal worms have been the top baits. Robert Aanerud, Fontana, had a nine-pound rainbow from Finger Cove on PowerBait, while Jason Lofstedt, San Bernardino, and Kevin Elkias, Victorville, each caught five-pounders, and Troy Booschett, San Bernardino, landed a 4.3 pound rainbow. Catfish are slowing but still a few are showing off the north shore on nightcrawlers. There was a 1,000-pound plant on Wednesday this week. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH: Cooler weather is making the trout more active and the bite has been good for anglers using PowerBait (especially garlic and salmon peach), nightcrawlers, jigs and lures. Most of the rainbows average around two pounds. The best bite has been before 10 a.m. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: Fair to good trout action in Horseshoe Lake. It was planted by the county last week and Pellican Lake will get this week’s stock. DFW also stocked this week and two weeks ago. The best trout action has been on nightcrawlers and garlic-scented floating baits. Top trout this past week was a nine-pounder that topped off a three-fish stringer caught by Kris Okamuro, Barstow, from Horseshoe. Alec Brown, Apple Valley, landed an 8.5-pounder to top off his four-fish stringer. Randy Lewis, Apple Valley, had two trout and a catfish, and his top trout was a 5.5-pounder. 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.