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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.

Sep
14

HIGH DESERT LAKES

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

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout bite continues slow, but cooler temperatures have improved things a little. A few trout around two pounds are showing on PowerBait in salmon peach, garlic, and rainbow. 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: County catfish season is ongoing and plants are weekly. Last plant will be week of Sept. 18. Information, call 760-245-2226.

Aug
24

HIGH DESERT LAKES

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

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout bite was slow on both lakes thanks to the heat. A few fish around two pounds are showing on PowerBait in salmon peach, chartreuse, and rainbow, nightcrawlers, or small trout jigs and plastics. The bass bite has been slow to fair with fish to four pounds report, and the bluegill action is fair and a few catfish are starting to show. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish season is ongoing and plants are weekly. Information, call 760-245-2226.

Aug
10

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: The catfish action has been fair since the last 1,500-pound plant July 27. Another 1,000-pound plant is tentatively scheduled for Thursday this week. Most of the fish showing are 1-4 to 2-8, and the best action has been on shrimp fishing at the Finger or the drain. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout bite was slow on both lakes thanks to the heat. A few fish around two pounds are showing on PowerBait in salmon peach, chartreuse, and rainbow, nightcrawlers, or small trout jigs and plastics. The bass bite has been slow to fair with fish to four pounds report, and the bluegill action is fair and a few catfish are starting to show. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish season is ongoing and plants are weekly. Information, call 760-245-2226.

Jul
20

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: No report available. Catfish plants are going in each week, usually on Thursdays. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout bite was slow on both lakes thanks to the heat. A few fish are showing on PowerBait in salmon peach, chartreuse, and rainbow, nightcrawlers, or small trout jigs and plastics. The bass bite has been slow, but the bluegill action is fair and a few catfish are starting to show. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish season is ongoing and plants are weekly. Information, call 760-245-2226.

Jul
13

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Catfish plants are going in each week, usually on Thursdays, and the action has been fair to good, especially on the shrimp-marshmallow combination fished off the north shore. Doug and Bill Cope, both Palmdale, each had five-fish limits this week. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Very hot weather and that has kept the trout bite very slow. Only a few fish showing on PowerBait, nightcrfawlers, or small trout jigs fished in deep water. The bass bite has been slow, but the bluegill action is pretty good and a few catfish are starting to show. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish season is ongoing and plants are weekly. Information, call 760-245-2226.

Jun
29

HIGH DESERT LAKES

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

JESS RANCH LAKES: Little change here with high temperatures keeping the trout bite slow to fair on both lakes. The few fish showing are being caught on PowerBait (especially salmon peach, garlic and rainbow), nightcrawlers, and small trout lures. Most of the fish are around two pounds and the best action has been early morning before 10 a.m. Anglers reported slow to fair bass action with fish up to four pounds. The bluegill bite is pretty fair. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish season is ongoing and plants are weekly. Information, call 760-245-2226.

Jun
08

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: No report. Most recent reported catfish plant was two weeks ago. Overall, the bite has been slow to fair with shrimp fished at the drain the best bet. Most of the fish planted are from just over a pound to 2-8. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout bite was slow on both lakes with anglers using PowerBait (especially salmon peach, spring green and cheese), nightcrawlers, and small trout jigs or lures. Most trout are near or over two pounds. Hot spots included the north and western shore of lake 2 as well as the eastern and western shore of lake 3. Anglers reported slow to 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. The bluegill bite is pretty fair. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish season is ongoing and plants are weekly. Information, call 760-245-2226.

Jun
01

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Catfish plant last Thursday. This was the second plant of the season with the first stocking May 4. Overall, the bite has been just fair with shrimp fished at the drain the best bet. Most of the fish planted are from just over a pound to 2-8. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite has been slow to fair on both lakes with anglers using PowerBait (especially salmon peach, garlic and rainbow), nightcrawlers, and small trout lures. Most of the rainbow are in the two-pound class. Hot spots included the north and western shore of lake 2 as well as the eastern and western shore of lake 3. Anglers reported slow to fair bass action on the western shore of lake 3, and the north and western shore of lake 2 with fish up to four pounds. The bluegill bite is also pretty fair. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish season started last week and plants are weekly. Information, call 760-245-2226.

May
25

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Last trout plant of the season was March 30. Catfish plants not scheduled yet. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite has been slow to fair on both lakes with anglers using PowerBait (especially salmon peach, garlic and rainbow), nightcrawlers, and small trout lures. Most of the rainbow are in the two-pound class. Hot spots included the north and western shore of lake 2 as well as the eastern and western shore of lake 3. Anglers reported slow to fair bass action on the western shore of lake 3, and the north and western shore of lake 2 with fish up to four pounds. The bluegill bite is also pretty fair. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish season starts this week with the first plant. Information, call 760-245-2226.

May
11

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Last trout plant of the season was March 30. Catfish plants not scheduled yet. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout bite was fair to good on both lakes with anglers using PowerBait in salmon peach, garlic, and corn yellow, nightcrawlers, and small trout lures. Most trout have been around two pounds. The bass bite has also been fair to good with fish to four pounds, and the bluegill bite is starting to pick up. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County trout season is over, but DFW rainbows went in two and four weeks ago. For lake information, call 760-245-2226.

Apr
20

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Last trout plant of the season was March 30. Catfish plants not scheduled yet. A few trout continue to be caught with most one to two pounds. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout bite was fair to good on both lakes with anglers using PowerBait in salmon peach, spring green and lemon twist, nightcrawlers, or small trout lures. Most of the fish reported have been around two pounds. Hot spots included the north and western shore of Lake 2 as well as the eastern and western shore of Lake 3. Bass are still in a spawn mode with fair action along the west shore of Lake 3 and north and western shores of Lake 2. Other bites have been slow. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County trout plants are weekly, and DFW rainbows went in last week and four weeks ago. For lake information, call 760-245-2226.

Apr
06

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: Weekly 1,000-pound plants of Mt. Lassen rainbows still ongoing. Most are one to two pounds, but some from three to eight pounds or bigger in each stock. Top spots have been the finger and the drain. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Just slow to fair trout action in both lakes over the past week with the best bite on PowerBait in salmon peach, garlic, and rainbow, nightcrawlers, or small trout jigs. The trout are running around two pounds. The bass are also starting to show in the shallows with a major movement of pre-spawn fish into the shallows. Other bites have been slow. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County trout plants are weekly, and DFW rainbows went in two and four weeks ago. The final 2017 Trout Derby for Kids (7 to 15 years old) on April 15. Over $1,000 prizes will be given away for the top 25 trout caught by the kids. Entry is $4 per child. For more information on either derby, call 909-387-2461. For lake information, call 760-245-2226.