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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.

Jul
02

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. Anthony Aruat, Victorville, caught a 9-8 cat on shrimp in Finger Cove. Jenny Francia, Barstow, landed a nine-pounder, while Jesse Montenegro, Barsotw, had a six-pound cat. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout action has been slow to fair with hot weather this past week. The best action has been on PowerBait, especially garlic, fluorescent orange, and salmon peach, or inflated nightcrawlers. Some fish on small jigs or trout spinner 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 also improving with some nice fish landed, mostly on mackerel and shrimp. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: The catfish action has been fair on nightcrawlers and chicken liver, and a few trout were caught in Horseshoe Lake after the DFW plant last week. County catfish plants are alternating weeks this year through Sept. 3. The most recent plant was Thursday this week (July 2). For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Jun
25

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. Jeremy Martinez, Hemet, had five cats for a total weight of 15 pounds, all on nightcrawlers in garlic dip. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout action has been slow to fair with hot weather this past week. The best action has been on PowerBait, especially garlic, fluorescent orange, and salmon peach, or inflated nightcrawlers. Some fish on small jigs or trout spinner 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 also improving with some nice fish landed, mostly 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, with the next plant slated for next Thursday (July 2). DFW trout plant last week and another is tentatively set for this week. No fishing reports. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Jun
11

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. Top fish reported included an eight-pound cat caught by Thao Sang, Hesperia, on mackerel off Sandy Point. Rhuony Ngun, San Bernardino, landed a six-pounder while Latherio Page, Yucca Valley, had a four-pounder. Tyrone Shepard, Pasadena, landed a stringer of cats that weighed nine pounds total, along with a 10-pound trout. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Heat has slowed the trout bite in both lakes over the past week. This few fish showing have come early in the morning on PowerBait in garlic, spring green, and salmon peach or inflated nightcrawlers, with a few fish also showing on small trout jigs or small spoons. The bass bite, however, has been good with fish to five pounds showing on a variety of plastics, including Senkos. The catfish action is also improving with some nice fish landed, mostly on mackerel and shrimp. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: DFW reporting a trout plant here this week. No reports. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

May
28

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. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout action has slowed down a little with the warming weather with just fair action over the past week. The best action was on PowerBait in rainbow, garlic, and salmon peach or inflated nightcrawlers, with a few fish also showing on small trout jigs or small spoons. The bass bite, however, has been good with fish to five pounds showing on a variety of plastics, including Senkos. The catfish action is also improving with some nice fish landed, mostly on mackerel and shrimp. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: No report. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

May
14

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. Lanice Johnson, Apple Valley, landed a four-pound catfish on red worms. A few holdover trout have shown in the past week. The best was an 11-8 rainbow caught by Ryan Thomas, Fontana, on a nightcrawlers at the drain, while Elias Hattar, San Bernardino, had a 10-8 trout on a jig. Sergio Avalos, Victorville, landed his first fish, a 1-8 rainbow on pink PowerBait. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout action has been very good in both lakes over the past week on PowerBait (especially orange, garlic, and salmon peach), small trout jigs, and a wide array of small trout lures. Most of the rainbows are around two pounds with some to three pounds. Bass are post-spawn and fish to five pounds showing in a fair bite on plastics and reaction baits. The catfish action is also improving with some nice fish landed, mostly on mackerel and shrimp. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: No report. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Apr
30

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Catfish season kicked off last week with a Thursday plant and another plant is slated for this week. The bite has been fair to good with quite a few limits reported. Most of the fish are from two to four pounds. Nicole Smith, Phelan, caught a seven-pound catfish using mackerel at the drain. Night fishing is now allowed until 10 p.m. The best bite has been on the marshmallow-meal worm combo and cut baits. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout action was fair to very good this past week in both lakes this week. The best bite has been on PowerBait (especially rainbow, garlic and salmon peach), jigs, and nightcrawlers. Bass are on nests with fish to five pounds reported. Catfish are also starting to turn on for anglers fishing shrimp or mackerel. Jesse Velazquez, Loma Linda, had a 16-8 catfish on mackerel. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: Final county plant of the season was last week and the most recent DFW plants were two and four weeks ago. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Apr
23

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Catfish season kicked off last week with a Thursday plant and another plant is slated for this week. Night fishing is now allowed until 10 p.m. The best bite has been on the marshmallow-meal worm combo and cut baits. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout action was very good this past week in both lakes this week. The best bite has been on PowerBait (especially spring green, garlic and salmon peach), jigs, and nightcrawlers. Bass are moving into the spawn with fish to five pounds reported. Catfish are also starting to turn on for anglers fishing shrimp or mackerel. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: The trout bite has been good over the past week in both lakes.. There are weekly plants of trout by the county on Thursday through April 23, and the DFW added trout last week and two weeks ago. The bite is best on PowerBait, nightcrawlers, and Mice Tails. Top trout reported was a 4-5 rainbow landed by Chris Perez, Victorville, on a jig from Pelican Lake. Richard Moore, Apple Valley, had a three-pounder rainbow at the Horseshoe dam, while Daniel Mathews, Apple Valley, landed a pair of trout to two pounds in Pelican. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Apr
16

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Trout fishing was fair to good this past week after the last plant of the season last Thursday. Catfish season kicks off this week with a Thursday plant. Night fishing starts this week, too, with fishing allowed until 10 p.m. Top trout reported this past week included a pair of nine pounders, one caught by Russell Newman, Upalnd, and the other by Brent Mueller, Los Angeles. Scott Hardell, Palmdale, and Rudy Hernandez, Fontana, each had 8-8 rainbows. PowerBait, small trout jigs, and garlic nightcrawlers have been the best trout baits baits. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout action was very good this past week in both lakes this week. The best bite has been on PowerBait (especially spring green, garlic and salmon peach), jigs, and nightcrawlers. Salvador Garcia, Hesperia, had a five-fish limit that included trout at 7-8, 6-2 and six pounds. Bass are moving into the spawn with fish to five pounds reported. Catfish are also starting to turn on for anglers fishing shrimp or mackerel. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: The annual trout derby this past Saturday drew 255 entrants with 104 weighed in. The winner was Adam Paulsen, Beaumont, with a nine-pound rainbow from Horseshoe Lake. Ronnie Jaime, Placentia, was second with an 8-3, while Christian Sanchez, Yucaipa, was third with a 6-15 rainbow. Umberto Romero, Hesperia, had a 4-10 for fourth, while Victor Smith, Apple Valley, had a four-pounder for fifth place. Joshua Lovejoy, Visalia, landed a 3-10 for sixth. There are weekly plants of trout by the county on Thursday through April 23, and the DFW added trout this week and last week. The trout bite has been fair to good on PowerBait, nightcrawlers, and Mice Tails. There will be a kid’s derby April 18. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Apr
09

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: There were trout plants last week and another on Wednesday this week. This week’s plant is the last trout plant of the season and catfish plants (and night fishing) will start next week. There has been consistent trout action and some quality fish each week. Best rainbow this past week was an 11-pounder landed by Alec Williamson, Hesperia, on lemon twist PowerBait. Robert Alacanter, San Bernardino, caught a 10-pound rainbow, and Ramiro Palos, Orange County, had an eight-pounder. PowerBait, small trout jigs, and garlic nightcrawlers have been the best baits. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout action was fair to good on both lakes this week. The best bite has been on PowerBait (especially chartreuse, garlic and salmon peach), jigs, and nightcrawlers. Bass are moving into the spawn with fish to five pounds reported. Catfish are also starting to turn on for anglers fishing shrimp or mackerel. 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 two weeks ago. The trout bite has been fair to good on PowerBait, nightcrawlers, and Mice Tails. Still a fair catfish bite, mostly on nightcrawlers and cut baits. The annual trout derby will be this Saturday, and there will be a kid’s derby April 18. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Apr
02

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Continued good trout action with plants last week and this week. Top fish reported this week was an 18.5-pound rainbow landed by Michael Maldonado, Hesperia, fishing PowerBait off the north shore. Ray Gonzalez, Hesperia, caught a 13-pound rainbow, while Noah Standafer, Hesperia, had a 10.5-pounder. PowerBait, small trout jigs, and garlic nightcrawlers have been the best baits. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout action was fair to good on both lakes this week. The best bite has been on PowerBait (especially chartreuse, garlic and salmon peach), jigs, and nightcrawlers. James Conaway, San Bernardino, had a 10.7-pound rainbow on a Moon Worm black minnow fishing the north shore of Lake No. 2. Bass are moving into the spawn with fish to five pounds reported. Catfish are also starting to turn on. 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. The trout bite has been fair to good on PowerBait, nightcrawlers, and Mice Tails. Still a fair catfish bite, mostly on nightcrawlers and cut baits. The annual trout derby will be April 11, and there will be a kid’s derby April 18. For lake information: 760-245-2226.