CUCAMONGA-GUASTI: The trout action has been good this past week with few limits but a lot of one to three-fish stringers. Top area has been the back cove of the large lake. The best trout of the week was a 5-8 rainbow landed by Andrew Mendoza, West Covina, on green garlic PowerBait from the front cove of the large lake. County plants are each week on Thursday. No recent DFW plants. A Junior Fishing Workshop has been slated for Feb. 22. Information: 909-481-4205.
PRADO: The trout bite has been improving but the action is still just slow to fair. Best baits have been chartreuse jigs or Power Mice or chartreuse or rainbow PowerBait. Top spot has been Basin No. 2. The county trout plants are each week on Thursday. DFW trout went in this week and two weeks ago. 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: The second of the five-derby fishing series being held at the San Bernardino County Parks was here this past Saturday, and the top prize was won by Amanda Bryan, Ventura, when she landed a nine-pound rainbow from the middle lake on PowerBait. Joe Freiler, Yucaipa, had a nearly identical fish for second place fishing a pink and white Power Mouse, while Miguel Lin, San Bernardino, had a 8-13 rainbow on a jig. Scott Jones, Highland, was fourth with a 6-9 trout, while Basudi Klapa, Yucaipa was fifth with a 6-3 rainbow. Angie Hernandez, Highland, landed a 5-15 for sixth. There were 341 participants and 64 trout weighed in. Mini jigs and yellow or 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. DFW trout plants last week and three weeks ago. 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 in decent numbers. The big fish this past week was a 3-5 rainbow landed by Mike Knotts, Redlands, on a pink Power Worm from the large lake. Mike Norris, Fontana, caught a three-pound rainbow on PowerBait from the small lake. Greg, 13, Mike, 10, and Joe Rosales, 6, brothers from Colton landed one rainbow trout each fishing PowerBait in the small lake. County plants are each week on Thursday, and the DFW planted trout last week and three weeks ago. 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 two weeks ago. Information: 909-384-5233.