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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.

Mar
19

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Good trout action with 1,000-pound plants last Tuesday and this Tuesday. Each plant includes some bigger fish. Top trout reported this past week include a 14-pounder caught by Gary Southern, Hesperia, on PowerBait from Finger Cove. David Proventure, Pinion Hills, landed a 13-pound rainbow, whiel Ryan Tongston, Apple Valley, caught an 11-pounder. John Gaylord, Hesperia, had a 7-8 rainbow. PowerBait, small trout jigs, and garlic nightcrawlers have been the best baits. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: There has been fair to good trout action in both lakes. PowerBait in rainbow, garlic, and salmon peach or nightcrawlers have been the best baits, with small jigs, spinners, and trout spoons the best lures. Quite a few limits this past week and some bigger trout are showing. The catfish bite is also starting and some good bass are being reported. The bluegill bite is also starting to improve. Robert de la Torre, La Puente, landed a 7.9-pound rainbow on a yellow tube jig, while Ed Correla, Apple Valley, had a six-pound albino catfish. Sal Garcia, Hesperia, had a 7.8-pound rainbow and a 4.3-pound bass. 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 four weeks ago. The trout bite has been fair to good on PowerBait, nightcrawlers, Kastmasters, and small jigs. The annual trout derby will be April 11, and there will be a kid’s derby April 18. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Mar
12

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Good trout action with 1,000-pound plants last Tuesday and this Tuesday. Each plant includes some bigger fish. Top trout reported this past week include an 11-pounder caught by Tony Borges, Hesperia, on chartreuse PowerBait at the finger. Ten-pound rainbows were brought in by SallyAnn Echavarrie, Barstow (her first fish), Tim Brown, Riverside, and Gary Southern, Hesperia. Southern also had a seven pounder. Frank Martin, Yorba Linda, landed a nine-pound rainbow. PowerBait, small trout jigs, and garlic nightcrawlers have been the best baits. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite continues to be fair to good with anglers using Power Bait (especially rainbow, garlic, and salmon peach), nightcrawlers, trout jigs and small lures. A few catfish are being caught on mackerel from the western shore of lake 2. The bass and bluegill bite are also starting to kick into gear. 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 three weeks ago. The trout bite has been fair to good on PowerBait, nightcrawlers, Kastmasters, and small jigs. The annual trout derby will be April 11, and there will be a kid’s derby April 18. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

Mar
05

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Good trout action with 1,000-pound plants last Tuesday and this Tuesday. Each plant includes some bigger fish. Big fish this past week included rainbows at 14 and 10 pounds landed by Mike Phan, Garden Grove. An 11-4 and an eight pounder were caught by Greg Smith, Covina, and two 10 pounders were landed ñ one topped off a five-fish limit caught by Oscar Rodriguez, Fontana, and the second was landed by Marcos Alacanter, San Bernardino. PowerBait, small trout jigs, and trout plastics have been the best baits. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite continues to be fair to good with anglers using Power Bait (especially rainbow, garlic, and salmon peach), nightcrawlers, trout jigs and small lures. Top fish this week included fish at 8-9 and 7-6 caught by Eddie Rodriguez, Victorville, on a dropshot Mice Tail. Dylan Bock, Apple Valley, landed a five-pound rainbow on a Roostertail. A few catfish are being caught on mackerel from the western shore of lake 2. 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 two weeks ago. The trout bite has been fair to good on PowerBait, nightcrawlers, Kastmasters, and small jigs. The annual trout derby will be April 11, and there will be a kid’s derby April 18. For lake information: 760-245-2226.