CUCAMONGA-GUASTI: The foul weather this past Saturday didn’t put a damper on the first of San Bernardino County Park’s trout derbies on Saturday. There were 232 participants in this event and good fishing, including a lot of quality rainbows. Best action has been on small jigs and Power Bait. Top fish in the derby was a 9-1 rainbow landed by Buntary Huour, San Bernardino, on a meal worm from the big lake. Jerny Ancheta, San Bernardino, landed a 6-13 trout for second, while Miguel Rodriquez, El Monte, was third with a 6-12 trout. Hoss Rucker, Grand Terrace, landed a 6-11 rainbow, and Kyle Isa, Ontario, had a 6-10. Victor Nguyen, Rosemead, landed a 6-1. County plants are each week on Thursday, and the DFW added trout this week and two weeks ago. There will be a junior fishing workshop for kids seven to 15 on Dec. 14. Information: 909-481-4205.
PRADO: The trout bite has been improving but the action is still just fair. The county trout plants are each week on Thursday. DFW trout went in two and four weeks ago. The best action has been inflated nightcrawlers and chartreuse, rainbow or orange PowerBait fished near the spillway and in Basin No. 2. Hector Chavez, Fontana, had a a pair of rainbows and his best was 2.5 pounds, both on garlic PowerBait off the point near the mallard shelter. Anthony Williams, La Puenta, had a 2.2-pounder, while Antonio Benitz, Santa Ana, landed a two-pounder. The third derby in the San Bernardino County Park five-derby circuit will be held here Feb. 22. Entry fee for all events is $20 plus vehicle entry fee. There is over $1,000 in cash and prizes for top anglers. There will also be junior fishing workshops for kids from seven to 15 Feb. 8 and April 12. Small boats (non-inflatable with a hard bottom) under 16 feet with electric motors are allowed. Information: 909-597-4260.
YUCAIPA: Trout action has been good with quite a few limits before noon for morning anglers. Mini jigs and rainbow PowerBait in garlic flavors with Power Dust or Hatchery Dust added are the top baits. County plants are each Thursday with trophy fish in each plant. Top fish this past week was a 10-pound rainbow landed by the top lake on a mini jig by Raul Loya, Boyle Heights. Andrew Sauza, Redlands, had four rainbows for a total stringer of 15 pounds and his best was a six-pound, all on Kastmasters from the upper lake. Richard Espinoza, Colton, landed a five-pounder on rainbow glitter PowerBait. DFW plants last week and three weeks ago. The second derby in the San Bernardino County Park five-derby circuit will be held here Jan. 25. Entry fee for all events is $20 plus vehicle entry fee. There is over $1,000 in cash and prizes for top anglers. A junior fishing workshops for kids seven to 15 is set for March 8. Information: 909-790-3127.
GLEN HELEN: Trout fishing has been fair to good and the trophy fish in each plant are showing. County plants are Thursday each week. DFW planted last week and three weeks ago. Most anglers are getting at least one or two trout with a one-pound average. The top fish reported this week was an 8.05-pound rainbow landed by Eric Aguilera, Rialto, on a nightcrawler. There will be a San Manuel Kid’s Trout Derby Saturday, Dec. 21. The event is for kids from seven to 15 and there will be over $1,000 in prizes. Derby admission is included in the $10 parking fee. The fifth and final derby in the San Bernardino County Park five-derby circuit will be held here Apr. 5. Entry fee for all events is $20 plus vehicle entry fee. There is over $1,000 in cash and prizes for top anglers. Information: 909-887-7540.
MOUNT BALDY TROUT POOLS: The heavily stocked pools are open every Saturday and Sunday. No fishing license is needed. Information: 909-982-4246.
SECCOMBE LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago. Information: 909-384-5233.