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Jul
02

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Catfish are very good with some good stringers showing on mackerel or nightcrawlers fished in Cachuma Bay or Clark Canyon. Some fish topping six pounds, but most from two to three pounds. The bass action has been good to excellent with both largemouth and smallmouth showing on reaction baits, jigs, and plastics, especially along the shore in the east end of the lake. Many anglers having 30-plus fish days. Most are one to two pounds. There continues to be a fair number of trout caught by both shore and boat anglers. Shore anglers got fish off E Point and the mouth of Drake Cove on PowerBait, while trollers were working near the dam. No crappie reports, but the bluegill bite has been fair to good in Drake Cove around the stick-ups. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: Little change. The bass bite remains fair with a lot of one- to two-pound fish showing on nightcrawlers, plastics, reaction baits, and topwater baits. The best bite is early and late in the day. Live shad are still being dipped early in the mornings, but the bass aren’t focusing so much on the shad, while the best crappie action continues to be on the shad. Overall, the crappie are just fair, but most fish are still nice quality 1-8 class fish with a few over two pounds. Trout are very slow, but a few pan-sized fish to 14 inches are showing on nightcrawlers (or occasionally on shad) in 10 to 25 feet of water for shore or boat anglers, and some trollers are working for trout. Catfish are getting little pressure, but when an angler soaks cut baits in six to 20 feet of water, the bite has been good. The bluegill and redear are fair on red worms and nightcrawlers for shoreline anglers. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. the water visibility has declined with the heat and algae growth, but carp to 10 pounds or more are being stuck each week. Lake staff must approve bows. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

CASTAIC: Overall good action. The stripers are showing on cut baits (especially fresh sardines), lug worms, or blood worms with lots of limits of two to four pound fish caught at the buoy line. There are increasing numbers of morning boils, too. The largemouth bass are fair to good on plastics, reaction baits, and topwater. Good catfish with some cats into the double digit range, mostly on cut baits or nightcrawlers. Some panfish action, with a lot of small bluegill clustered around structure and being caught on meal worms, wax worms, or crickets. Trout slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: Overall slow to fair action. The largemouth bass bite has been the best bet with fish showing for shoreline and boat anglers on plastics and reaction baits, but most of the action is early and late in the day. Also a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. Some catfish 10 to 30 feet of water on cut baits, while the bluegill and redear are fair with small fish in most structure areas on small jigs, nightcrawlers, and meal worms. Water level low and launching is difficult and some boats may not be able to launch. Boaters should also be aware that lake hazards exist with the low water. Rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: The striped bass bite has been fair to good with a lot of stringers of two to four-pound fish showing at the dam for boat anglers or in the channel for shore anglers. Most of the fish are showing on anchovies, sardines, or lug worms, but there have also been boils most mornings with anglers getting the fish on spoons, jerk baits, and even some on topwater. The catfish bite has been fair to good, too, also on cut baits and the cats are showing all around the lake. Largemouth bass have been fair with the best action early and late in the day on plastics and reaction baits. Some are up chasing bait with stripers. Bluegill and redear getting little pressure, but the bite on small fish has been pretty decent. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

Jun
25

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Catfish are very good with some good stringers showing on mackerel or nightcrawlers fishing in the coves, especially Santa Cruz and Cachuma bays. Lots in the four-pound class. The bass action has been good to excellent with both largemouth and smallmouth showing on reaction baits, jigs, and plastics, especially along the shore of Jackrabbit Flats. Most are one to two pounds. The trout action slowed with only a few fish for anglers trolling near the dam with Rapalas, Kastmasters, and Flicker Shad in deeper water. A five-pound rainbow came in this past week. Few crappie reports this week, but the bluegill bite remains good. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: The bass bite has been fair to good with a lot of one- to two-pound fish showing on nightcrawlers, plastics, reaction baits, and topwater baits. The best bite is early and late in the day. Live shad are still being dipped early in the mornings, but the bass aren’t focusing so much on the shad, while the best crappie action continues to be on the shad. Overall, the crappie are just fair, but most fish are still nice quality 1-8 class fish with a few over two pounds. Trout are very slow, but a few pan-sized fish to 14 inches are showing on nightcrawlers (or occasionally on shad) in 10 to 25 feet of water for shore or boat anglers, and some trollers are working for trout. Catfish are getting little pressure, but when an angler soaks cut baits in six to 20 feet of water, the bite has been good. The bluegill and redear are fair on red worms and nightcrawlers for shoreline anglers. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. the water visibility has declined with the heat and algae growth, but carp to 10 pounds or more are being stuck each week. Lake staff must approve bows. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

CASTAIC: The striped bass bite is finally picking up with fair to good action on lug worms and nightcrawlers, especially at the dam. A few bigger fish showing on swimbaits. Largemouth bass remain good on plastics, nightcralwers, and jerkbaits. The fish are up early and then retreat into 20 to 25 feet of water as the sun comes up. Also a lot of smallmouth showing, especially in rockier areas. The catfish bite has also improved with good action and a few double digit fish in the past week. Most of the cats are showing on nightcrawlers or mackerel. Trout slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: Channel catfish are showing in fair numbers in 10 to 30 feet of water on cut baits. The cats have been congregating in the bays. The bluegill and redear are starting to show in better numbers on small jigs, nightcrawlers, and meal worms. The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good with a lot of fish on plastics, Senkos, cranks, and jigs, and a number of fish are running over the four-pound mark. Also quite a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. Other species are slow. Boat launch is open and rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: Little change here. The striped bass bite has continued fair to good with some good catches in the past week. The bite has been best early in the morning and shuts down by 9 a.m. The largemouth bass bite has also been pretty good with the fish up early and late chasing bait. There is fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. Trout are slow. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: Fair to good largemouth bass bite with a lot of fish on drop-shot plastics, reaction baits, and even some topwater. The bluegill and redear bites are fair, mostly on small baits like wax worms, red worms, or nightcrawler pieces. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

SANTA FE DAM: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

BALBOA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Carp fishing slow.

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW trout plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

HANSEN DAM LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.

HOLLENBECK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 213-261-0113.

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW trout plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Anglers here need to be aware of health guidelines when eating fish from this lake. Go to this like for more information: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/magicjohnsonlake.html.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Information: 818-448-7317. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants this year, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

RESEDA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

Jun
11

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: The trout action continued fair to good for anglers trolling near the dam for trolling working Rapalas, Kastmasters, and Flicker Shad in five to 30 feet of water (shallower early, deeper later). Warm weather is driving them down. Catfish are very good with some good stringers showing on mackerel or nightcrawlers fishing in the coves, especially Santa Cruz and Cachuma bays. The bass action has been good with both largemouth and smallmouth showing on reaction baits, jigs, and plastics, especially along the shore of Jackrabbit Flats. Most are one to two pounds. The crappie came back on in the east end with a decent bite early and late in the day on small jigs. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: The bass bite has been fair to good with a lot of one to two pound fish showing on live shad, plastics, reaction baits and even topwater baits early and late in the day. The crappie continue to show in fair numbers, but the bite is slowing and exclusively on live shad. While a few fish are still over two pounds, most are in the one to 1-8 range. Trout are very slow, but a few pan-sized fish to 14 inches are showing on live shad. Catfish are really starting to turn on with the fish moving into less than 10 feet of water in most areas. Cut baits and shad have been the best baits. In fact, the shad have been the best bait for all species in the lake. The bluegill and redear are fair on red worms and nightcrawlers for shoreline anglers. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Bow fishermen have been sticking some carp to 20 pounds in the past week. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

CASTAIC: The striped bass bite is finally picking up with fair to good action on lug worms and nightcrawlers, especially at the dam. A few bigger fish showing on swimbaits. Largemouth bass remain good on plastics, nightcralwers, and jerkbaits. The fish are up early and then retreat into 20 to 25 feet of water as the sun comes up. Also a lot of smallmouth showing, especially in rockier areas. The catfish bite has also improved with good action and a few double digit fish in the past week. Most of the cats are showing on nightcrawlers or mackerel. Trout slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good with a lot of fish on plastics, Senkos, cranks, and jigs, and a number of fish are running over the four-pound mark. Also quite a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. Channel catfish are still showing in spotty numbers in 30 feet of water on cut baits. The cats have been congregating in the bays. The bluegill and redear are starting to show in better numbers on small jigs, nightcrawlers, and meal worms. Other species are slow. Boat launch is open and rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: The striped bass bite has continued fair to good with some good catches in the past week. Larry Priemer, Lancaster, had 10 stripers that weighed a total of 35-8 and his best was a 4-8. He was fishing silver jigging spoons and sardines in 65 feet of water. The bite has been best early in the morning and shuts down by 9 a.m. The largemouth bass bite has also been pretty good with the fish up early and late chasing bait. Louis and Alan LeMay, Bakersfield, had 12 largemouth to three pounds and one small striper fishing spinnerbaits. There is fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. Trout are slow. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: Fair to good largemouth bass bite with a lot of fish on drop-shot plastics, reaction baits, and even some topwater. The bluegill and redear bites are fair, mostly on small baits like wax worms, red worms, or nightcrawler pieces. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

SANTA FE DAM: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

BALBOA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Carp fishing slow.

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW trout plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

HANSEN DAM LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.

HOLLENBECK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 213-261-0113.

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW trout plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Anglers here need to be aware of health guidelines when eating fish from this lake. Go to this like for more information: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/magicjohnsonlake.html.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Information: 818-448-7317. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants this year, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

RESEDA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

Jun
05

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: The trout action continued fair to good for anglers trolling near the dam or shore fishing off E Point. Top lures have been Rapalas, Kastmasters, and Flicker Shad, while inflated nightcrawlers and pumpkin green trout dough have been the top baits. Catfish are also good with some good stringers showing on mackerel or nightcrawlers fishing in the doves. The bass action has been good with both largemouth and smallmouth showing on reaction baits, jigs, and plastics, especially at the mouth of Clark Canyon, the west side of E Point, and in Drake Cove. Most are one to two pounds. No crappie reports this past week. The bowfishing for carp has been fair with the fish in the shallows on warm mornings. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: The bass bite has been fair to good with a lot of one to two pound fish showing on live shad, plastics, reaction baits and even topwater baits early and late in the day. The crappie continue to show in fair numbers, but the bite is almost exclusively on live shad. While a few fish are still over two pounds, most are in the one to 1-8 range. Trout have slowed way down, but a few pan-sized fish to 14 inches are showing on live shad, too. Catfish are really starting to turn on with the fish moving into less than 10 feet of water in most areas. Cut baits and shad have been the best baits. In fact, the shad have been the best bait for all species in the lake. The bluegill and redear are fair on red worms and nightcrawlers for shoreline anglers. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Bow fishermen have been sticking some carp to 20 pounds in the past week. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

CASTAIC: The striped bass bite is finally picking up with fair to good action on lug worms and nightcrawlers, especially at the dam. Quit a few bigger fish showing on swimbaits. The catfish bite has also improved with good action and a few double digit fish in the past week. Most of the cats are showing on nightcrawlers or mackerel. Largemouth bass remain good on plastics, nightcralwers, and jerkbaits are best. Also a lot of smallmouth showing, especially in rockier areas. The trout bite has been slow around the launch on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and floating baits. There were plants last week and three weeks ago. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good with a lot of fish on plastics, Senkos, cranks, and jigs, and a number of fish are running over the four-pound mark. Also quite a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. Channel catfish are still showing in spotty numbers in 30 feet of water on cut baits. The cats have been congregating in the bays. The bluegill and redear are starting to show in better numbers on small jigs, nightcrawlers, and meal worms. Other species are slow. Boat launch is open and rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: Stripers are fair to good, but mostly on small fish in deeper water on cut sardines, anchovies, or lug worms. The occasional bigger fish on a trout-like swimbait is still being caught. The largemouth bass are good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction baits. There is fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. Trout are slow. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: Fair to good largemouth bass bite with a lot of fish on drop-shot plastics, reaction baits, and even some topwater. The bluegill and redear bites are fair, mostly on small baits like wax worms, red worms, or nightcrawler pieces. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

SANTA FE DAM: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

BALBOA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Carp fishing slow.

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW trout plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

HANSEN DAM LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.

HOLLENBECK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 213-261-0113.

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW trout plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Anglers here need to be aware of health guidelines when eating fish from this lake. Go to this like for more information: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/magicjohnsonlake.html.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Information: 818-448-7317. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants this year, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

RESEDA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

May
28

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Windy much of the past week, but the trout action continued fair to good for anglers trolling near the dam with three rainbows over eight pounds reported. The bass action has been good with both largemouth and smallmouth showing on reaction baits, jigs, and plastics, especially at the mouth of Clark Canyon, the west side of E Point, and in Drake Cove. Most are one to two pounds. The catfish bite has been taking off this week with the warmer weather and some limits were reported on one to two-pound fish in the back of Cachuma Bay, Johnson Bay, and Sweetwater Bay. Mackerel, nightcrawlers, and dough baits have been the best bets. No crappie reports this past week. The bowfishing for carp has been fair with the fish in the shallows on warm mornings. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: The bass bite has been fair to good with a lot of one to two pound fish showing on live shad, plastics, reaction baits and even topwater baits early and late in the day. Shawn Moon, Ojai, had a 6-8 bass on a drop-shot plastic. The crappie continue to show in fair numbers, but the bite is almost exclusively on live shad. While a few fish are still over two pounds, most are in the one to 1-8 range. Trout have slowed way down, but a few pan-sized fish to 14 inches are showing on live shad, too. Catfish are really starting to turn on with the fish moving into less than 10 feet of water in most areas. Cut baits and shad have been the best baits. In fact, the shad have been the candy bait for all species in the lake, and Noah Skuletty, Thousand Oaks, was fishing live shad and caught a bass at 3-8, a two-pound crappie, a one-pound trout, and an 8-8 catfish. The bluegill and redear are fair on red worms and nightcrawlers for shoreline anglers. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Bow fishermen have been sticking some carp to 20 pounds in the past week. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

CASTAIC: The striped bass bite is finally picking up with fair to good action on lug worms and nightcrawlers, especially at the dam. The catfish bite has also improved with good action and a few double digit fish in the past week. Most of the cats are showing on nightcrawlers or mackerel. Largemouth bass remain good on plastics, nightcralwers, and jerkbaits are best. Also a lot of smallmouth showing, especially in rockier areas. The trout bite has been slow around the launch on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and floating baits. There were plants last week and three weeks ago. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good with a lot of fish on plastics, Senkos, cranks, and jigs, and a number of fish are running over the four-pound mark. Also quite a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. Channel catfish are still showing in spotty numbers in 30 feet of water on cut baits. The cats have been congregating in the bays. The bluegill and redear are starting to show in better numbers on small jigs, nightcrawlers, and meal worms. Other species are slow. Boat launch is open and rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: DFW trout went in last week and three weeks ago. A few trout being landed around the launch ramp, but this bite has slowed way down. Stripers are fair to good, but mostly on small fish in deeper water on cut sardines, anchovies, or lug worms. The occasional bigger fish on a trout-like swimbait is still being caught. The largemouth bass are good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction baits. There is fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: Fair to good largemouth bass bite with a lot of fish on drop-shot plastics, reaction baits, and even some topwater. The bluegill and redear bites are fair, mostly on small baits like wax worms, red worms, or nightcrawler pieces. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

SANTA FE DAM: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

BALBOA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Carp fishing slow.

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW trout plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

HANSEN DAM LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.

HOLLENBECK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 213-261-0113.

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW trout plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: Catfish plant three weeks ago for the kid’s derby.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Anglers here need to be aware of health guidelines when eating fish from this lake. Go to this like for more information: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/magicjohnsonlake.html.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Information: 818-448-7317. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants this year, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

RESEDA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

May
14

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Good to excellent trout action over the past week after the 4,000-pound trout plant two weeks ago and the 6,000-pound plant four weeks ago. There were four trout topping eight pounds reported this past week. Trollers are having the best luck on CD5 to CD9 Rapala for bigger fish, but shore fishermen are getting fish around the marina on dough baits, Kastmasters, and inflated nightcrawlers. Nick Giese, Santa Ynez Valley, landed five trout topped off by an 8-8 rainbow. Bass have been good, especially pearl or pumpkin-colored plastics fishing in grassy areas in eight to 15 feet of water in the east end. That tactic has been working for both smallmouth and largemouth. Catfish have remained good with fewer limits but some nice stringer of fish, Mackerel, nightcrawlers, and dough baits fished in any shallow flat or cove. No crappie reports this past week. The fish had been showing on the flats and into Santa Cruz Bay on jigs or jigs tipped with meal worms. The bowfishing for carp has been excellent with the fish in the shallows on warm mornings. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: The trout bite has slowed since the last plant with most of the fish moving out to deeper water and a few showing for trollers working Needlefish-type lures in 30 to 40 feet of water. The bass bite has been fair on live shad, reaction baits, and plastics had all be getting fish. There have continued to be a fair number of crappie being caught, most on live shad or mini jigs tipped with Crappie Nibbles. Most are three-quarter pound to 1-4, but a couple of three-pound class fish were landed this past week. The bluegill and redear also slowed with only a few showing on red worms and nightcrawlers for shore line anglers. Catfish remain very slow. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Bow fishermen have been sticking some carp to 20 pounds in the past week. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

CASTAIC: The striped bass bite is finally picking up with fair to good action this past week. Most of the fish have been showing on lug worms and nightcrawlers, especially at the dam. The catfish bite has also improved with good action and a few double digit fish in the past week. Most of the cats are showing on nightcrawlers or mackerel. Largemouth bass remain fair to good on plastics, nightcralwers, and jerkbaits are best. Also a lot of smallmouth showing, especially in rockier areas. The trout bite has been slow around the launch on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and floating baits. DFW trout plant last week. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good with a lot of fish on plastics, Senkos, cranks, and jigs, and a number of fish are running over the four-pound mark. Also quite a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. Channel catfish are still showing in spotty numbers in 30 feet of water on cut baits. The cats have been congregating in the bays. The bluegill and redear are starting to show in better numbers on small jigs, nightcrawlers, and meal worms. Other species are slow. Boat launch is open and rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: DFW trout went in last week and three weeks ago. Few trout being landed. Stripers are fair to good, but mostly on small fish in deeper water on cut sardines, anchovies, or lug worms. The occasional bigger fish on a trout-like swimbait is still being caught. The largemouth bass are good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction baits. There is fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: Fair to good largemouth bass bite with a lot of fish on drop-shot plastics, reaction baits, and even some topwater. The bluegill and redear bites are fair to good, mostly on small baits like wax worms, red worms, or nightcrawler pieces. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

SANTA FE DAM: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

BALBOA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Carp fishing slow.

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW trout plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

HANSEN DAM LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.

HOLLENBECK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 213-261-0113.

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW trout plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: Catfish plant three weeks ago for the kid’s derby.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Anglers here need to be aware of health guidelines when eating fish from this lake. Go to this like for more information: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/magicjohnsonlake.html.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Information: 818-448-7317. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants this year, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

RESEDA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

Apr
30

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: The trout action has remained pretty good for the trout after the big 6,000-pound trout plant two weeks ago. The bite has stayed fair to good with quite a few limits of trout averaging about 1-8 each. Trollers are having the best luck, but shore fishermen are getting fish around the marina on dough baits, Kastmasters, and inflated nightcrawlers. Bass have been good, especially pearl or pumpkin-colored plastics fishing in grassy areas in eight to 15 feet of water. That tactic has been working for both smallmouth and largemouth. Catfish have remained good with fewer limits but some nice stringer of fish, Mackerel, nightcrawlers, and dough baits fished in any shallow flat or cove. No crappie or bluegill reports. The bowfishing for carp has been excellent with the fish in the shallows on warm mornings. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: After no plants in more than five years, the second DFW trout plant of April went in last Monday. The water temperatures are warming rapidly, so only a few trout were caught over the weekend during the high winds. Since then, most of the fish have moved into deeper water where they are schooling in 30 to 40 feet of water. Trollers reporting getting a few rainbows to 1-8 this week. The weather front over the weekend and the high pressure early this week hammered the bass bite, even for anglers fishing live shad. The weather change late in the week should kick this bite back on. Live shad, reaction baits, and plastics had all be getting fish. There have continued to be a fair number of crappie being caught, most on live shad or mini jigs tipped with Crappie Nibbles. Most are three-quarter pound to 1-4, but a few of the bigger two-pound and bigger fish continue to be caught. The bluegill and redear also slowed with only a few showing on red worms and nightcrawlers for shore line anglers. Catfish remain very slow. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

CASTAIC: DFW trout plant last week and three weeks ago. The trout bite has been slow to fair around the launch on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and floating baits. Largemouth bass remain the best bet right now with fair to good action on plastics, nightcralwers, and jerkbaits are best. Also a lot of smallmouth showing, especially in rockier areas. The stripers remain slow with only a few fish showing on trolled umbrella rigs in 50 to 75 feet of water. The catfish action has been slow to fair on cut baits or mackerel in deeper water at the backs of the canyons. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good with a lot of fish on plastics, Senkos, cranks, and jigs, and a number of fish are running over the four-pound mark. Also quite a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. Channel catfish are still showing in spotty numbers in 30 feet of water on cut baits. The cats have been congregating in the bays. The bluegill and redear are starting to show in better numbers on small jigs, nightcrawlers, and meal worms. Other species are slow. Boat launch is open and rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: Some bigger stripers have been showing on trout-like swimbaits right after the DFW trout plants. DFW trout went in last week and three weeks ago. There is also a fair bite on smaller stripers in deeper water, with most running one to two pounds and showing on cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms. Trout are usually best the first two or three days around the marina when the fish are planted. The largemouth bass are good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction baits. There is fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: Fair to good largemouth bass bite with a lot of fish on drop-shot plastics, reaction baits, and even some topwater. The bluegill and redear bites are fair to good, mostly on small baits like wax worms, red worms, or nightcrawler pieces. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

SANTA FE DAM: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

BALBOA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Carp fishing slow.

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW trout plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

HANSEN DAM LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.

HOLLENBECK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 213-261-0113.

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW trout plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: Catfish plant last week for the kid’s derby.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Anglers here need to be aware of health guidelines when eating fish from this lake. Go to this like for more information: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/magicjohnsonlake.html.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Information: 818-448-7317. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants this year, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

RESEDA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

Apr
23

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: There was a 6,000-pound trout plant last week for the annual trout derby, which was won by a 9.8-pound rainbow. The bite was very good with a lot of limits on Kastmasters, Rapalas, trout worms and Mice Tails, and PowerBait. Lots of one to three-pound fish. The crappie bite was fair this past week, with no big scores, but the action was still fair to good on jigs tipped with meal worms off Santa Cruz Point and in the flooded tree stumps in the east end of the lake. The bass bite has remained good with both smallmouth and largemouth bass showing for anglers fishing Cachuma Bay Point, Johnson Bay, and Santa Cruz Point with plastics, spinnerbaits, and shad-like cranks. Lots of limits of bass three pounds or under, but some up to five pounds this week. Catfish have remained good with fewer limits but some nice stringer of fish, Mackerel, nightcrawlers, and dough baits fished in any shallow flat or cove. The bowfishing for carp has been excellent with the fish flooding up into the shallows. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago. These are first plants in three years. Most of the trout were smaller, half-pound class fish. The bite is best the first day or two after the plant, but most of the fish have moved out of the water shoreline areas into deeper water but anglers fishing deeper water are still getting a few on PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, or small spinners and spoons. No trolling reports yet. The bass bite has been fair to good this past week with a lot of fish on live shad and few numbers on drop-shot plastics, reaction baits, and even some topwater. Armond Vartanian, Ventura, had an eight-pound bass on a nightcrawlers, while Jay Richmond, Ventura, had bass at 6-0 and 4-8 on shad. Charles Davis, Ventura, had a four-pounder on plastics. The crappie bite has been fair with some flurries of good action, but the bite is almost exclusively on live shad. The fish are running small or large with not much in between. Noah Skultety, Thousand Oaks, had seven crappie totaling 15 pounds on Wednesday and nine big crappie on Monday, all on the live shad. The carp are also showing on the live shad, and Skultety had a 15-pound carp. The bluegill and redear are pretty fair, mostly on red worms and nightcrawlers, for shore line anglers. Catfish remain very slow. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

CASTAIC: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago. The trout bite has been fair around the launch on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and floating baits. Largemouth bass remain the best bet right now with very good action on plastics, nightcralwers, and jerkbaits are best. Also a lot of smallmouth showing, especially in rockier areas. Eric Rosland, Castaic, had three bass to 2-8 fishing nightcrawlers under a bobber. The stripers are slow with only a few fish showing on trolled umbrella rigs in 50 to 75 feet of water. The catfish action has been slow to fair on cut baits or mackerel in deeper water at the backs of the canyons. Ryan McBride, Las Vegas, landed a 12-pound carp on a dough ball. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been good with a lot of fish on plastics, Senkos, cranks, and jigs, and a number of fish are running over the four-pound mark. Also quite a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. Aiden Green, 14 Bowling Green, Mass., had s six-pound largemouth on a nightcrawler across from the marina. Channel catfish are still showing in spotty numbers in 30 feet of water on cut baits. The cats have been congregating in the bays. The bluegill and redear are starting to show in better numbers on small jigs, nightcrawlers, and meal worms. Other species are slow. Boat launch is open and rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: Some bigger stripers have been showing on trout-like swimbaits right after the DFW trout plants. DFW trout went in this week and two weeks ago. There is also a fair bite on smaller stripers in deeper water, with most running one to two pounds and showing on cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms. Trout are usually best the first two or three days around the marina when the fish are planted. The largemouth bass are good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction baits. There is fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: Fair to good largemouth bass bite with a lot of fish on drop-shot plastics, reaction baits, and even some topwater. The bluegill and redear bites are fair to good, mostly on small baits like wax worms, red worms, or nightcrawler pieces. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

SANTA FE DAM: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

BALBOA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Carp fishing slow.

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW trout plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

HANSEN DAM LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.

HOLLENBECK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 213-261-0113.

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW trout plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: A youth fishing derby will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (April 25). This activity is designed to give boys and girls who live in urban areas an opportunity to enjoy a fishing experience in or close to their own neighborhood. The lake will be stocked with catfish for the derby. Everything for the kids is free. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and loner rods and reels, tackle, and bait are available. The Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation puts on six of these events every year throughout Southern California. For more information about the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation you can visit their website at www.danskids.org.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Anglers here need to be aware of health guidelines when eating fish from this lake. Go to this like for more information: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/magicjohnsonlake.html.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Information: 818-448-7317. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants this year, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

RESEDA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

Apr
16

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: The crappie bite broke was tougher this past week, with no big scores, but the action was still fair to good on jigs tipped with meal worms off Santa Cruz Point and in the flooded tree stumps in the east end of the lake. Most were in five to 12 feet of water and a lot were in the two-pound class. The bass bite has remained good with both smallmouth and largemouth bass showing for anglers fishing Cachuma Bay Point, Johnson Bay, and Santa Cruz Point with plastics, spinnerbaits, and shad-like cranks. Lots of limits of bass three pounds or under, but some up to five pounds this week. Catfish have remained good with fewer limits but some nice stringer of fish, Mackerel, nightcrawlers, and dough baits fished in any shallow flat or cove. The bowfishing for carp has been excellent with the fish flooding up into the shallows. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: The first trout plant in three years went in here last Friday when the DFW delivered 1,200 pounds of rainbows. The lake is also slated to get another load of state fish next week. Most of the trout were smaller, half-pound class fish. The bite was pretty good for the first day or two after the plant, but most of the fish have moved out of the water shoreline areas into deeper water but anglers fishing deeper water are still getting a few on PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, or small spinners and spoons. No trolling reports yet. Overall, the bite is just fair, but a little bit of everything is showing. The bass have slowed as the spawn winds down, and there is just fair action on drop-shot plastics, reaction baits, and even some topwater now early and late in the day. The live shad remain up and available for dip-netters, so the shad are also a good bet for the bass. Noah Skultety, Thousand Oaks, had a 9.2-pound bass on a live shad. The crappie bite has been fair with some flurries of good action, but the bite is almost exclusively on live shad. The fish are running from a half-pound up to over two pounds. One angler reported landing 17 crappie on shad Tuesday this week. The bluegill and redear are pretty fair, mostly on red worms and nightcrawlers, for shore line anglers. There was a 2.9-pound redear caught on an inflated nightcrawler from shore. Catfish remain very slow. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

CASTAIC: DFW trout plant last week and three weeks ago. The trout bite has been fair around the launch on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and floating baits. Largemouth bass remain the best bet right now with very good action in most of the coves with the fish shallow for the spawn. Plastics, nightcralwers, and jerkbaits are best. Also a lot of smallmouth showing, especially in rockier areas. Jay Poore, Castaic, had five bass for a total of 24 pounds and his best fish was a six-pounder. The stripers are slow with only a few fish showing on trolled umbrella rigs in 50 to 75 feet of water. The catfish action has been slow to fair on cut baits or mackerel in deeper water at the backs of the canyons. Ryan McBride, Las Vegas, landed a 12-pound carp on a dough ball. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been very good with a lot of fish on plastics, Senkos, cranks, and jigs. Most of the fish are shallow but the spawn is winding down. Some real quality fish have been landed. Also quite a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. Channel catfish are still showing in spotty numbers in 30 feet of water on cut baits. The cats have been congregating in the bays. The bluegill and redear are starting to show in better numbers on small jigs, nightcrawlers, and meal worms. Other species are slow. Boat launch is open and rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: Some bigger stripers have been showing on trout-like swimbaits right after the DFW trout plants. DFW trout went last week. There is also a fair bite on smaller stripers in deeper water, with most running one to two pounds and showing on cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms. Trout are usually best the first two or three days around the marina when the fish are planted. The largemouth bass are good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction baits. There is fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: Fair to good largemouth bass bite with a lot of fish on drop-shot plastics, reaction baits, and even some topwater. The bluegill and redear bites are fair to good, mostly on small baits like wax worms, red worms, or nightcrawler pieces. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

SANTA FE DAM: DFW trout plant three weeks ago. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

BALBOA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Carp fishing slow.

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW trout plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

HANSEN DAM LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.

HOLLENBECK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.Information: 213-261-0113.

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW trout plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Anglers here need to be aware of health guidelines when eating fish from this lake. Go to this like for more information: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/magicjohnsonlake.html.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Information: 818-448-7317. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants this year, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

Apr
09

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: The crappie bite broke open here this past week with very good action all over the lake for anglers fishing small crappie tube jigs tipped with Crappie Nibbles or meal worms. Also some fish on smaller cranks worked at the mouth of Clark’s, Santa Cruz Point, and off any flooded brush or timber on Jackrabbit Flat and off the Cistern Island. Most were in five to 12 feet of water and a lot were in the two-pound class. The bass bite has remained good with both smallmouth and largemouth bass showing for anglers fishing Cachuma Bay Point, Johnson Bay, and Santa Cruz Point with plastics, spinnerbaits, and shad-like cranks. Lots of limits but most fish are three pounds or under. Catfish have remained good with fewer limits but some nice stringer of fish, Mackerel, nightcrawlers, and dough baits fished in any shallow flat or cove. The bowfishing for carp has been excellent with the fish flooding up into the shallows. Archers have reported 25-fish days and one bow-angler had 14 from the bank in Bobcat to Santa Cruz. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: Bass remain good in six feet to 18 feet, with live shad the best bait. Lots of two-pound class fish on plastics, jigs, cranks, jerkbaits, and nightcrawlers, but the shad are by far the best bait. The crappie bite has slowed way down, with only a few fish to 2-8 showing on live shad. The bluegill bite is also fair off the fishing dock on nightcrawlers with some fish to a pound or better. Also a few redear starting to show. Catfish slow with no pressure. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

CASTAIC: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago. The trout bite has been fair around the launch on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and floating baits. Largemouth bass remain the best bet right now with very good action in most of the coves with the fish shallow for the spawn. Plastics, nightcralwers, and jerkbaits are best. Also a lot of smallmouth showing, especially in rockier areas. The stripers are slow with only a few fish showing on trolled umbrella rigs in 50 to 75 feet of water. The catfish action has been slow to fair on cut baits or mackerel in deeper water at the backs of the canyons. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been very good again this past week, with a lot of fish on plastics, Senkos, cranks, and jigs. Most of the fish are shallow and still in the spawn. Some real quality fish have been landed. Jason Makely, Canyon Country, had a 4-8 largemouth to top off his three-fish, 10-pound catch. Shawn Tunnell, Moorpark, caught and released six bass for a total of 26 pounds, and his best was a five-pounder. Also quite a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. Channel catfish are still showing in spotty numbers in 30 feet of water on cut baits. The cats have been congregating in the bays. The bluegill and redear are starting to show in better numbers on small jigs, nightcrawlers, and meal worms. Other species are slow. Boat launch is open and rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: Some bigger stripers have been showing on trout-like swimbaits right after the DFW trout plants. DFW trout went in Tuesday this week and a 22-pound striper was reported Wednesday. There is also a fair bite on smaller stripers in deeper water, with most running one to two pounds and showing on cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms. Gary Temple, Fillmore, had a mixed five-fish stringer of stripers and catfish on sardines and mackerel that weighed 20 pounds, and the best fish was an eight-pound catfish. Trout are usually best the first two or three days around the marina when the fish are planted. The largemouth bass are good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction baits. The spawn is on and most of the fish are shallow, in less than 15 feet of water. There is fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

 

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: Fair to good largemouth bass bite with a lot of fish still in shallow. Plastics have been best, but some on reaction baits. The bluegill and redear bites are also starting to improve, but the bite is still just fair. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

SANTA FE DAM: DFW trout plant two weeks ago. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

BALBOA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Carp fishing slow.

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

HANSEN DAM LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.

HOLLENBECK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago. Information: 213-261-0113.

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Anglers here need to be aware of health guidelines when eating fish from this lake. Go to this like for more information: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/magicjohnsonlake.html.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Information: 818-448-7317. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants this year, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

Apr
02

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: The bass bite has remained good with both smallmouth and largemouth bass showing for anglers fishing Cachuma Bay Point, Johnson Bay, and Santa Cruz Point with plastics, spinnerbaits, and shad-like cranks. The best action has been early morning with a lot of 1-8 to 2-8 class fish. The spawn is moving into full swing. Catfish have remained good with a number of limits of fish, Mackerel, nightcrawlers, and dough baits fished in any shallow flat or cove. The crappie bite has been fair in the east end of the lake in eight to 15 feet of water. The carp bowfishing was better again this past week with the fish showing along the rocky banks mid-day. Carp to 12 pounds reported. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: Bass remain good in six feet to 18 feet. Lots of two-pound class fish on plastics, jigs, cranks, jerkbaits, and nightcrawlers with lots of fish up in the shallows for the spawn. Ethan Sigsworth, 11, Oak View, had a nine-pound bass on a live shad. The crappie bite has slowed way down, with only a few fish showing on live shad. The bluegill bite is also fair off the fishing dock on nightcrawlers with some fish to a pound or better. Also a few redear starting to show. Catfish slow with no pressure. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

CASTAIC: DFW trout plant last week. The trout bite has been fair around the launch on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and floating baits. Largemouth bass remain the best bet right now with very good action in most of the coves with the fish shallow for the spawn. Plastics, nightcralwers, and jerkbaits are best. Also a lot of smallmouth showing, especially in rockier areas. Steve Banks, Venice, landed a two-pound largemouth, while Chad Parezak, Moorpark, had a 2-8 smalmouth. The stripers are slow with only a few fish showing on trolled umbrella rigs in 50 to 75 feet of water. The catfish action has been slow to fair on cut baits or mackerel in deeper water at the backs of the canyons. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been very good again this past week, with a lot of fish on plastics, Senkos, cranks, and jigs. Most of the fish are shallow and in the spawn. Some real quality fish to five pounds have been landed. Also quite a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. Channel catfish are still showing in spotty numbers in 30 feet of water on cut baits. The cats have been congregating in the bays. The bluegill and redear are starting to show in better numbers on small jigs, nightcrawlers, and meal worms. Other species are slow. Boat launch is open and rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.
PYRAMID: Some bigger stripers have been showing on trout-like swimbaits right after the DFW trout plants. DFW trout plants last week and three weeks ago. There is also a fair bite on smaller stripers in deeper water, with most running one to two pounds and showing on cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms. The largemouth bass are good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction baits. The spawn is one and most of the fish are shallow, in less than 12 feet of water. There is fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: Fair to good largemouth bass bite with a lot of fish in shallow for the spawn. Plastics have been best, but some on reaction baits. The bluegill and redear bites are also starting to improve, but the bite is still just fair. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

SANTA FE DAM: DFW trout plants last week and four weeks ago. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago.
BALBOA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Carp fishing slow.

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago.
CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago.
DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago.
ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.
EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.
ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.
HANSEN DAM LAKE: DFW trout plants last week and four weeks ago. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.

HOLLENBECK LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago. Information: 213-261-0113.

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago.
LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.
LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.
LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two and four weeks ago.
MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Anglers here need to be aware of health guidelines when eating fish from this lake. Go to this like for more information: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/magicjohnsonlake.html.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago.
PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Information: 818-448-7317. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants this year, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

Mar
19

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: The bass bite has remained good to excellent with both smallmouth and largemouth bass showing for anglers fishing the rock walls with plastics, spinnerbaits, and shad-like cranks. The best action has been early morning with a lot of 1-8 to 2-8 class fish. The spawn is moving into full swing. Billy Kane, Palmdale, had a limit of mixed smallmouth and largemouth bass fishing an oxblood Roboworm on a Texas rig. Catfish have remained good with a number of limits of fish to nine pounds this week. Mackerel, nightcrawlers, and dough baits fished in Johnson Bay, Santa Cruz Bay, Drake Cove, and Harvey’s have been the best bet. Few reports on crappie this week, but some fish continue to show in 10 to 15 feet of water off Santa Cruz Point and the island by the pump station. Trout plants were approved two weeks ago, but there is no word on when or if plants will go in this season or be delayed until next winter. There was a holdover two-pound rainbow landed by a kayak angler this past weekend. The carp bowfishing was better again this past week with the fish showing along the rocky banks mid-day. Carp to 12 pounds reported. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: The crappie bite has continued fair with some flurries of good action. The fish being landed are still mostly quality slabs. The action has all been on bright-colored jigs off the deep-water fishing pier, with white, white and red, and chartreuse jigs the best bet. Bass remain good in six feet to 35 feet. Lots of two-pound class fish on plastics, jigs, cranks, jerkbaits, and nightcrawlers with lots of fish up in the shallows for the spawn. The bluegill bite is also fair off the fishing dock on nightcrawlers with some fish to a pound or better. No redear reports. Catfish slow with no pressure. Trout plants were approved on Feb. 25, but no dates have been set on when — or if — plants will resume this winter or be delayed until next fall-winter. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

CASTAIC: DFW trout plants last week and three weeks ago. Next plant scheduled for next week. The trout bite has been fair around the launch on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and floating baits. The trout bite slows quickly after the plant as the fish disperse and get caught. Largemouth bass remain the best bet right now with good action in most of the coves as the fish move shallow for the spawn. Some fish still off in deeper water, but the spawn is definitely ongoing. Plastics, nightcralwers, and jerkbaits are best. The stripers are slow fair in the marina, at the old SS, and the upper end of the Ski Arm in 30 to 50 feet of water on lug worms, cut baits, Kastmasters, and umbrella rigs. The catfish action has been slow on cut baits or mackerel in deeper water at the backs of the canyons. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been very good this past week. A lot of fish on plastics, Senkos, cranks, and jigs. Many of the fish are moving up into less than 15 feet of water and fanning out beds. Some real quality fish to five pounds have been landed. Also quite a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. Channel catfish are still showing in spotty numbers in 30 feet of water on cut baits. The cats have been congregating in the bays. The bluegill and redear are starting to show in better numbers on small jigs, nightcrawlers, and meal worms. Other species are slow. Boat launch is open and rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: Some bigger stripers have been showing on trout-like swimbaits right after the DFW trout plants. DFW trout plant last week and the next plant is set for next week. There is also a fair bite on smaller fish in deeper water, with most running one to two pounds and showing on cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms. The largemouth bass are fair to good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction bait fish when they are up chasing bait. Lots of bass moving shallow for the spawn and most of the action is now in less than 12 feet of water. There is fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: Fair to good largemouth bass bite with a lot of fish in shallow for the spawn. Plastics have been best, but some on reaction baits. The bluegill and redear bites are also starting to improve, but the bite is still just fair. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

SANTA FE DAM: DFW trout plants next week along with going in two and four weeks ago. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago.

BALBOA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Carp fishing slow.

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week and four weeks ago.

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

HANSEN DAM LAKE: DFW trout plants next week along with going in two and four weeks ago. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.

HOLLENBECK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago. Information: 213-261-0113.

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants next week and four weeks ago.

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant this week and four weeks ago.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Anglers here need to be aware of health guidelines when eating fish from this lake. Go to this like for more information: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/magicjohnsonlake.html.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Information: 818-448-7317. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants this year, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant next week.

Mar
12

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: The bass bite has remained good, in spite of the weather, with both smallmouth and largemouth bass showing for anglers fishing the rock walls with plastics, spinnerbaits, shad-like cranks, and even some topwater. The best action has been early morning with a lot of 1-8 to 2-8 class fish. The spawn is beginning and the fish are mostly shallow. Catfish have remains good with a number of limits of fish to five pounds on mackerel, nightcrawlers, and dough baits in Johnson Bay, Santa Cruz Bay, Harvey’s and Sweetwater coves. The crappie bite finally kicked back on with a lot of fish showing in 10 to 15 feet of water off Santa Cruz Point and the island by the pump station. Trout plants were approved last week, but there is no word on when or if plants will go in this season or be delayed until next winter. The carp bowfishing was better again this past week with the fish showing along the rocky banks mid-day. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: The crappie bite has continued fair over the past week but the action has continued to taper off. The fish being landed are still mostly quality slabs. The action has all been on bright-colored jigs off the deep-water fishing pier, with white, white and red, and chartreuse jigs the best bet. Bass remain good in six feet to 35 feet. Lots of two-pound class fish on plastics, jigs, cranks, jerkbaits, and nightcrawlers with lots of fish up in the shallows for the spawn. The bluegill bite is also fair off the fishing dock on nightcrawlers with some fish to a pound or better. No redear reports. Catfish slow with no pressure. Trout plants were approved on Feb. 25, but no dates have been set on when — or if — plants will resume this winter or be delayed until next fall-winter. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

CASTAIC: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. The trout bite has been fair around the launch on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and floating baits. The trout bite slows quickly after the plant as the fish disperse and get caught. Largemouth bass remain the best bet right now with good action in most of the coves as the fish move shallow for the spawn. Some fish still off in deeper water, but the spawn is definitely beginning. Plastics, nightcralwers, and jerkbaits are best. Ray Rojas, Simi Valley, had eight bass to three pounds on Robo Worms. The stripers are slow fair in the marina, at the old SS, and the upper end of the Ski Arm in 30 to 50 feet of water on lug worms, cut baits, Kastmasters, and umbrella rigs. The catfish action has been slow on cut baits or mackerel in deeper water at the backs of the canyons. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has stayed very good this past week, in spite of the weekend weather. A lot of fish on plastics, Senkos, cranks, and jigs. Many of the fish are moving up into less than 15 feet of water and fanning out beds. Some real quality fish to five pounds have been landed. Also quite a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. Channel catfish are still showing in spotty numbers in 30 feet of water on cut baits. The cats have been congregating in the bays. The bluegill and redear are starting to show in better numbers on small jigs, nightcrawlers, and meal worms. Other species are slow. Boat launch is open and rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: Some bigger stripers have been showing on trout-like swimbaits right after the DFW trout plants and one was slated for this week. There is also a fair bite on smaller fish in deeper water, with most running one to two pounds and showing on cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms. The largemouth bass are fair to good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction bait fish when they are up chasing bait. Lots of bass moving shallow for the spawn. There is fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: Fair to good largemouth bass bite with a lot of fish moving shallow for the spawn. Plastics have been best, but some on reaction baits. The bluegill and redear bites are also starting to improve, but the bite is still just fair. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

SANTA FE DAM: DFW trout plant last week and three weeks ago. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week and three weeks ago.

BALBOA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Carp fishing slow.

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plant last week.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

HANSEN DAM LAKE: DFW trout plant last week and three weeks ago. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.

HOLLENBECK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week. Information: 213-261-0113.

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week and three weeks ago.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Anglers here need to be aware of health guidelines when eating fish from this lake. Go to this like for more information: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/magicjohnsonlake.html.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week and three weeks ago.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Information: 818-448-7317. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants this year, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant four weeks ago.

Mar
05

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: The bass bite has remained good, in spite of the weather, with both smallmouth and largemouth bass showing for anglers fishing the rock walls with plastics, spinnerbaits, shad-like cranks, and even some topwater. The best action has been early morning with a lot of 1-8 to 2-8 class fish. Catfish turned on with the storm with anglers getting some nice limits of fish to five pounds on mackerel, nightcrawlers, and dough baits in Cachuma Bay, Johnson’s, and Santa Cruz Bay. Trout are slow, but the odd fish is still showing in 30 to 50 feet at the mouth of Johnson Bay and along the dam buoy line. No reports on crappie. Trout plants were approved Tuesday this week, but there is no word on when or if plants will go in this season or be delayed until next winter. The carp bowfishing was better again this past week with the fish showing along the rocky banks mid-day. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: The crappie bite has continued fair over the past week but the action is starting to taper off. The fish being landed are still mostly quality slabs. Noah Skultety, Thousand Oaks, had three crappie totaling 7-8, a solid 2-8 average. The action has all been on bright-colored jigs off the deep-water fishing pier, with white, white and red, and chartreuse jigs the best bet. Bass remain fair to good in six feet to 35 feet. Lots of two-pound class fish on plastics, jigs, cranks, jerkbaits, and nightcrawlers. Travis Walters, Ventura, had a seven-pound bass on a crankbait. The bluegill bite is also fair off the fishing dock on nightcrawlers with some fish to a pound or better. Surprisingly no redear reported in this action. Catfish slow with no pressure. Trout plants were approved on Feb. 25, but no dates have been set on when — or if — plants will resume this winter or be delayed until next fall-winter. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

CASTAIC: Light fishing pressure over the weekend with the weather. DFW trout plants last week and three weeks ago. The bite has been fair around the launch on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and floating baits. The trout bite slows quickly after the plant as the fish disperse and get caught. Largemouth bass remain the best bet right now with good action off the old SS and the shoreline adjacent to the marina. Plastics, nightcralwers, and jerkbaits are best with the fish starting to move shallow for the spawn. The stripers are fair in the marina, at the old SS, and the upper end of the Ski Arm in 50 to 60 feet of water on lug worms, cut baits, and Kastmasters. The catfish action has been slow on cut baits or mackerel in deeper water at the backs of the canyons. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has stayed very good this past week, in spite of the weekend weather. A lot of fish on plastics, Senkos, cranks, and jigs. Many of the fish are moving up into less than 15 feet of water and fanning out beds. Some real quality fish to five pounds have been landed. Mark Neflas, Simi Valley, landed five bass totaling 19 pounds, including one at five pounds, all on swimbaits. Also quite a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. Channel catfish are still showing in spotty numbers in 30 feet of water on cut baits. The cats have been congregating in the bays. The bluegill and redear are starting to show in better numbers on small jigs, nightcrawlers, and meal worms. Other species are slow. Boat launch is open and rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: Some bigger stripers have been showing on trout-like swimbaits right after the DFW trout plants and one went in last week. There is also a fair bite on smaller fish in deeper water, with most running one to two pounds and showing on cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms. The largemouth bass are fair to good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction bait fish when they are up chasing bait. Lots of bass moving up on warm days in a pre-spawn movement of fish. There is fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: Fair to good largemouth bass bite with a lot of fish moving shallow for the spawn. Plastics have been best, but some on reaction baits. The bluegill and redear bites are also starting to improve, but the bite is still just fair. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

SANTA FE DAM: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago.

BALBOA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Carp fishing slow.

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week and four weeks ago.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week and four weeks ago.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plant this week and four weeks ago.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

HANSEN DAM LAKE: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.

HOLLENBECK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week and four weeks ago. Information: 213-261-0113.

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week and four weeks ago.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Anglers here need to be aware of health guidelines when eating fish from this lake. Go to this like for more information: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/magicjohnsonlake.html.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Information: 818-448-7317. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants this year, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

Feb
26

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: The bass bite has broken wide open over the past two weeks with a lot of limits of both smallmouth and largemouth bass showing for anglers fishing the rock walls with plastics, spinnerbaits, shad-like cranks, and even some topwater. The best action has been early morning with a lot of 1-8 to 2-8 class fish. Catfish continue to show in fair numbers from the back of Cachuma Bay, off E Point, Drake Cove, and the Mohawk areas on cut mackerel. Some limits of cats to six pounds. Trout are slow, but the odd fish is still showing in 30 to 50 feet at the mouth of Johnson Bay and along the dam buoy line. No plants scheduled this season. The carp bowfishing was better again this past week with the fish showing along the rocky banks mid-day. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: The crappie bite has continued fair to good over the past week, and while the bite is still perking along, the average size of the fish seems to have dropped a little Most of the slabs are in the one to two-pound class, but few in the 2-8 to three-pound class this past week. The action has all been on bright-colored jigs off the deep-water fishing pier, with white, white and red, and chartreuse jigs the best bet. Bass remain fair to good and the storm front seemed to move them back to deeper water for a couple of days, but they are again showing from six feet to 35 feet. Lots of two-pound class fish on plastics, jigs, cranks, jerkbaits, and nightcrawlers. The bluegill bite is also fair off the fishing dock on nightcrawlers with some fish to a pound or better. Surprisingly no redear reported in this action. Still no word yet on when trout plants will resume, and catfish are very slow. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

CASTAIC: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. They should be good around the launch on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and floating baits. The trout bite slows quickly after the plant as the fish disperse and get caught. Largemouth bass remain the best bet right now with fair to good action off the old SS and the shoreline adjacent to the marina. Plastics, nightcralwers, and jerkbaits are best. Steve Banks, Venice, landed a two-pound bass from shore. The stripers are fair in the marina, at the old SS, and the upper end of the Ski Arm in 50 to 60 feet of water on lug worms, cut baits, and Kastmasters. Mike Tenguier, Arcadia, had a pair of stripers at 2-8 on lug worms. The catfish action has been slow on cut baits or mackerel in deeper water at the backs of the canyons. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has stayed good this past week. A lot of fish on plastics, Senkos, cranks, and jigs. Many of the fish are moving up into less than 15 feet of water, and some real quality fish to five pounds have been landed. Jess Stettem and Juan Barron, both Moorpark, had full limits of bass to five pounds fishing plastics. Mike Hinojosa, Moorpark, had three bass to five pounds fishing swim baits in shallow water. Also quite a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. Channel catfish are still showing in spotty numbers in 30 feet of water on cut baits. The cats have been congregating in the bays. Other species are slow. Boat launch is open and rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: Some bigger stripers have been showing on trout-like swimbaits right after the DFW trout plants. Fish at 14 and 15 pounds were caught right after the plant two weeks ago, and a plant is slated to go in this week. There is also a fair bite on smaller fish in deeper water, with most running one to two pounds and showing on cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms. The largemouth bass are fair to good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction bait fish when they are up chasing bait. Lots of bass moving up on warm days in a pre-spawn movement of fish. There is fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: Fair o good largemouth bass bite with a lot of fish moving shallow in an early pre-spawn movement of fish. Plastics have been best, but some on reaction baits. The bluegill and redear bites are also starting to improve, but the bite is still just fair. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

SANTA FE DAM: DFW trout plant last week. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

BALBOA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Carp fishing slow.

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

HANSEN DAM LAKE: DFW trout plant last week. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.

HOLLENBECK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago. Information: 213-261-0113.

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant last week.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Anglers here need to be aware of health guidelines when eating fish from this lake. Go to this like for more information: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/magicjohnsonlake.html.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Information: 818-448-7317. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants this year, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.