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Jul
17

CACHUMA: The largemouth and smallmouth bass were good this past week during the full moon. There was good topwater action for both species early in the day and then a good bite on plastics later in the day. Catfish have also stayed pretty good on cut baits and dough baits in most of the bays and coves. The heat this past week lulled most of the action with only the catfish bite holding up. The fish are still mostly in the shallow coves and showing on cut baits. Some of the fish are topping six pounds and some limits or near-limits reported. Spotty action on largemouth and smallmouth bass with the best bite the early morning topwater bite. The trout bite has also been slow but a few holdover fish showing for trollers fishing Needlefish or Countdown Rapalas behind five or six colors of lead core or deep-drifting nightcrawlers at the dam. Crappie are very slow with only the off fish showing on on small jigs by the cistern island. Carp are excellent for bowfishermen, especially in the east end, Johnson and Cachuma bays in the 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: There has been a good topwater and reaction bait bite in the mornings for the bass. Frogs and buzzbaits have been best. The bass are mostly showing on the outside edges of the weed beds later in the day on nightcrawlers, plastics, or live shad, but the bite is all early and late. Top bass this week was a 7-2 landed by Filipe Flipper, Oakview, on a nightcrawler, while Parker Marquez, Oakview, had a seven-pounder on a buzzbait. The bluegill and redear bites are pretty fair to good, but most of the fish are hand-sized, but some bigger fish are showing in six to 12 feet of water, mostly off the docks. Light fishing pressure on other species, but Rodger Marks, Ventura, had a nine-pound catfish on mackerel. 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 striper bite remains pretty good and there have been topwater boils early in the morning for the past week. The bulk of the action is still in 50 to 75 feet of water on lug worms at the buoy lines, Nectie Canyon, and off C-Point. Anchovies and mackerel are second-best baits. John Barrett, Canyon Country, had a stringer of stripers to three pounds on lug worms. Most of the fish are still small, under three pounds. There has also been a good topwater largemouth and smallmouth bass bite in the early mornings and then a fair bite late in the afternoons and into the evening on plastics. Ronnie Vickers, Sylmar, landed a 2-8 smallmouth. The catfish are fair to good in 12 to 40 feet of water in most of the coves. Bluegill are fair to good in six to 12 feet of water on small nightcrawlers, crickets, or wax worms. Most are 1/4-pounders. The water level has finally stabilized (at 1,420 elevation) for now but the west ramp remains closed. The water will continue to fall this summer and the boat capacity has been reduced from 500 to 300 boats per day. Other species slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good on plastics and reaction baits with most fish in 12 to 30 feet of water, but there is some topwater action early and late in the day. The average fish is from one to two pounds. A few catfish reports on cut baits. The bluegill action is pretty good if you can find a school of fish, but the fish are mostly hand-sized. Information: store and bait shop at 805-521-1500, x207 (open Thursday through Monday), the gatehouse at x201, or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: The striper bite remains fair to good with a lot of small fish from one to three pounds. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut baits (mostly sardines), lug worms, and bloodworms. Good 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 with fish to six pounds reported this past week. The largemouth bass bite is fair on plastics and nightcrawlers, but there has also been some early topwater action. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://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: Slow to fair bass action on plastics and topwater baits early and late in the day. Tough mid-day bite with the heat. The bluegill are showing in pretty good numbers with some fish pushing a half-pound. Redear and crappie still spotty. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

ELIZABETH LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

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

HOLLENBECK LAKE: No recent DFW 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 plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LEGG LAKES: DFW catfish plant last week.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: Catfish plant last week.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Information: 818-448-7317.

Jul
10

CACHUMA: The heat this past week lulled most of the action with only the catfish bite holding up. The fish are still mostly in the shallow coves and showing on cut baits. Some of the fish are topping six pounds and some limits or near-limits reported. Spotty action on largemouth and smallmouth bass with the best bite the early morning topwater bite. The trout bite has also been slow but a few holdover fish showing for trollers fishing Needlefish or Countdown Rapalas behind five or six colors of lead core or deep-drifting nightcrawlers at the dam. Crappie are very slow with only the off fish showing on on small jigs by the cistern island. Carp are excellent for bowfishermen, especially in the east end, Johnson and Cachuma bays in the 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: There has been a good topwater and reaction bait bite in the mornings for the bass. Frogs and buzzbaits have been best. The bass are mostly showing on the outside edges of the weed beds. Some fish on nightcrawlers, plastics, or live shad, but the bite is all early and late. The bluegill and redear bites are pretty fair, but most of the fish are hand-sized for a little better but some bigger fish are showing in six to 12 feet of water. No fishing pressure on other species, but there was a 15-pound catfish landed on mackerel. 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: Catfish have been good on cut mackerel and nightcrawlers in the Ski Arm by SS Ski and in Necktie Canyon. Dave Green, Santa Clarita, had a six-pound catfish on mackerel in the Ski Arm. Stripers remain pretty good with the best action on lug worms, sardines, and blood worms in 60 to 80 feet of water in Necktie Canyon, off C-Point, along the cliffs, and at the buoy lines. Most of the fish are one to two pounds, but fish to four pounds showing in many stringers. The largemouth bite has also been fair in 10 to 25 feet of water around much of the lake, mostly on swimbaits and jerkbaits. The main point, Firebreak, and Utopia have been the top spots. Three-pound largemouth were caught by Lily Rodriguez, North Hollywood, and Ben Belin, Castaic. Bluegill are fair to good in six to 12 feet of water on small nightcrawlers, crickets, or wax worms. Most are 1/4-pounders. The water level has finally stabilized for now but the west ramp remains closed. The water will continue to fall this summer and the boat capacity has been reduced from 500 to 300 boats per day. Other species slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been good on plastics and reaction baits with most fish in 12 to 30 feet of water, but there is some topwater action early and late in the day. The average fish is from one to two pounds. A few catfish reports. The bluegill action is pretty good if you can find a school of fish, but the fish are mostly hand-sized. Information: store and bait shop at 805-521-1500, x207 (open Thursday through Monday), the gatehouse at x201, or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: The striper bite remains fair to good with a lot of small fish from one to three pounds. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut baits (sardines), lug worms, and bloodworms. Good 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 with fish to six pounds reported this past week. The largemouth bass bite is fair on plastics and nightcrawlers, but there has also been some early topwater action. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://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: Slow to fair bass action on plastics and topwater baits early and late in the day. Tough mid-day bite with the heat. The bluegill are showing in pretty good numbers with some fish pushing a half-pound. Redear and crappie still spotty. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

ELIZABETH LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

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

HOLLENBECK LAKE: No recent DFW 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 plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LEGG LAKES: DFW catfish plant last week.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: Catfish plant last week.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Information: 818-448-7317.

Jun
27

CACHUMA: The catfish continue to dominate the action here with a lot of fish showing on cut baits in the backs of shallow coves. Some of the fish are topping six pounds and some limits or near-limits reported. The largemouth and smallmouth bass are showing in fair numbers on topwater and reaction baits early and late in the day, and the a few plastics and jigs the rest of the day. The trout bite has been slow but a few holdover fish showing for trollers fishing Needlefish or Countdown Rapalas behind five or six colors of lead core or deep-drifting nightcrawlers at the dam. Crappie are very slow. Carp are excellent for bowfishermen, especially in the east end, Johnson and Cachuma bays in the 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: There has been a very good topwater and reaction bait bite in the mornings for the bass with some quality fish. Most are showing on the edges of the weed beds. Tough action during the rest of the day. Randy Westbury, Ojai, has a limit of bass from three to five pounds on topwater baits, while Parker Marquez, Oakview, also had a five-pounder on the topwater. During a weekend night tournament it took a five-fish, 24-pound catch win and the big fish in the winning catch was a 7-4. The bluegill and redear bites are pretty fair, but most of the fish are hand-sized for a little better. Few bigger fish. Other species slow. 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: Not much change here. Stripers remain pretty good with the best action on lug worms, sardines, and blood worms in 60 to 80 feet of water in Necktie Canyon, off C-Point, along the cliffs, and at the buoy lines. Most of the fish are one to two pounds, but fish to four pounds showing in many stringers. Ryland Sullivan, Bakersfield, had five stripers to two pounds using lug worms at the buoy line. The largemouth bite has also been fair in 10 to 25 feet of water around much of the lake, mostly on swimbaits and jerkbaits. The main point, Firebreak, and Utopia have been the top spots. Randy Allen, Castaic, had a seven-point bass on a Senko. The catfish bite is fair to good, mostly on cut sardines or mackerel around Kong Island in deep water. Rickena Jackson, Bakersfield, had a three-pound catfish off the Old SS on mackerel. Bluegill are good in six to 12 feet of water on small nightcrawlers, crickets, or wax worms. Most are 1/4-pounders The water level continues to fall and boaters can no longer use the west ramp. The water will continue to fall and the boat capacity has been reduced from 500 to 300 boats per day. Other species slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good on plastics and reaction baits with most fish in 12 to 30 feet of water, but there is still some topwater action early and late in the day. The average fish is from one to two pounds. A few catfish reports. The bluegill action is pretty good if you can find a school of fish, but the fish are mostly hand-sized. Information: store and bait shop at 805-521-1500, x207 (open Thursday through Monday), the gatehouse at x201, or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: The striper bite remains fair to good with a lot of small fish from 10 to 12 inches and a few to three pounds. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut baits (sardines), lug worms, and bloodworms, and trollers are also getting a lot of fish. Good 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 with fish to eight pounds reported this past week. The largemouth bass bite is fair on plastics and nightcrawlers. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://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: Slow to fair bass action on plastics and topwater baits early and late in the day. Tough mid-day. The bluegill are showing in pretty good numbers with some fish pushing a half-pound. Redear and crappie still spotty. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

ELIZABETH LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

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

HOLLENBECK LAKE: No recent DFW 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 plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LEGG LAKES: There will be a free youth fishing event for kids 5 to 15 this Saturday and the lake will be planted with over 1,000 pounds of catfish for the event. Kids will be provided all the gear and bait needed for the event. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Saturday with fishing from 9 a.m. to noon. Fishing is allowed for adults after the event ends. For more information on this event, contact the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation at www.danskids.org or call 562-865-3764.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: Catfish plant last week.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Information: 818-448-7317.

Jun
19

CACHUMA: The catfish continue to dominate the action here with a lot of fish showing on cut baits in the backs of shallow coves. Some of the fish are topping six pounds and some limits or near-limits reported. The largemouth and smallmouth bass are showing in fair numbers on topwater baits early and late in the day. Some on plastics and jigs, too. The trout bite has been slow to fair with a few fish showing for trollers fishing Needlefish or Countdown Rapalas behind five colors of lead core or deep-drifting nightcrawlers at the dam. Crappie are dead. Carp are excellent for bowfishermen, especially in the east end, Johnson and Cachuma bays in the 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 action has been fair. The grass and weed beds are building up and the best bite has been on Senkos or drop-shot plastics fished on the outside edges of the vegetation. Some topwater action early and late. Few fish over three pounds, however. The redear bite is pretty fair with fish to 1-8 reported on nightcrawlers. Also a few bluegill showing. Other species slow. 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: Stripers are good with the best bait action on lug worms, sardines, and blood worms in 60 to 80 feet of water in Necktie Canyon, off C-Point, along the cliffs, and at the buoy lines. Most of the fish are one to two pounds, but fish to four pounds showing in many stringers. Caleb Strout, Pasadena, had a four-pound striper on a lug worm at the buoy line, while Lester Vithrop, Castaic, had a four-pounder to top off his four-fish stringer, all on lug worms off C-Point. The largemouth bite has also been fair in 10 to 25 feet of water around much of the lake, mostly on swimbaits and jerkbaits. The catfish bite is starting to improve, mostly on cut baits around Kong Island. Phil Mack, Sylmar, had a seven-pound catfish on mackerel off Kong Island. More and more bluegill are also starting to show in six to 12 feet of water. The water level continues to fall and boaters can no longer use the west ramp. The water will continue to fall and the boat capacity has been reduced from 500 to 300 boats per day. Other species slow. Information: store and bait shop at 805-521-1500, x207 (open Thursday through Monday), the gatehouse at x201, or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: The striper bite remains very good with a lot of small fish from 10 to 12 inches and a few to three pounds. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut baits (sardines), lug worms, and bloodworms, and trollers are also getting a lot of fish. Good 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. The largemouth bass bite is fair on plastics and nightcrawlers. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://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: Slow to fair bass action on plastics and topwater baits early and late in the day. Tough mid-day. The bluegill are showing in pretty good numbers with some fish pushing a half-pound. Redear and crappie still spotty. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

ELIZABETH LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

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

HOLLENBECK LAKE: No recent DFW 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 plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: Catfish plant last week.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Information: 818-448-7317.

Jun
12

CACHUMA: The catfish are no dominating the action here with a lot of fish showing on cut baits in the backs of shallow coves. Some of the fish are topping six pounds. The trout bite has been slow to fair with a few fish showing for trollers fishing Needlefish or Countdown Rapalas behind five colors of lead core or deep-drifting nightcrawlers at the dam. The bass action is fair to good on reaction baits for both the smallmouth and largemouth. Also some fish on plastics and jigs in 12 to 25 feet of water. Crappie are slow with only a few showing off the Cistern Island with mini jigs topped with a meal worm or Crappie Nibble. Carp are excellent for bowfishermen, especially in the east end, Johnson and Cachuma bays in the 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 good for anglers dipping live shad and fishing the candy bait early or late in the day. Even without shad, topwater, jerk baits, and cranks have been getting the bass. Redear and bluegill are fair with some better fish in the pound class or better showing on nightcrawlers. No other species reported. 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: Stripers are good with the best bait action on lug worms, sardines, and blood worms in 60 to 80 feet of water in the Necktie Canyon, along the cliffs, at the buoy lines and off the old SS Ski. Most of the fish are one to two pounds, but some nice stringers reported. Bruce William, Acton, had 10 stripers to theee pounds on lug worms in Necktie, while Brett Goldman, Newhall, also had 10 fish to three pounds at the buoy line on lug worms. Tim French, Castaic, managed two stripers to two pounds on ice jigs in Necktie. The largemouth bite has also been fair in 10 to 25 feet of water around much of the lake, mostly on swimbaits and jerkbaits. The catfish bite is starting to improve. More and more bluegill are also starting to show in six to 12 feet of water. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been good on plastics and reaction baits with most fish in six to 20 feet of water. The average fish is from one to two pounds. A few catfish reports, and a few crappie anglers have landed fish to two pounds on small jigs. The bluegill action is pretty good if you can find a school of fish. Information: store and bait shop at 805-521-1500, x207 (open Thursday through Monday), the gatehouse at x201, or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: The striper bite remains very good with a lot of small fish from 10 to 12 inches and a few to three pounds. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut baits (sardines), lug worms, and bloodworms, and trollers are also getting a lot of fish. Good 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. Syed Khizer, Bakersfield, caught a 10-pound catfish on cut anchovies last week. The largemouth bass bite is fair to good on plastics and nightcrawlers. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://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: Overall, there has been slow to fair bass action on plastics and topwater baits early and late in the day. Tough mid-day. The bluegill are showing in pretty good numbers with some fish pushing a half-pound. Redear and crappie still spotty. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

ELIZABETH LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

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

HOLLENBECK LAKE: No recent DFW 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 plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: There will be a youth fishing derby this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and there will be a catfish plant for the derby. The derby is free for the kids and registration starts at 8 a.m. Anglers age 16 or older can fish after 1 p.m. For more information on the dcerby, call the MacArthur Park Community Center at 213-368-0520. For more information about the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation and all of its upcoming free kids fishing events, visit http://www.danskids.org.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Information: 818-448-7317.

Jun
06

CACHUMA: The trout bite has been fair to good for anglers trolling Needlefish or Countdown Rapalas or drifting nightcrawlers at the dam. Some limits reported and most of the fish are in the two-pound class. The bass action is fair to good on reaction baits for both the smallmouth and largemouth. Also some fish on plastics and jigs in 12 to 25 feet of water. The catfish have moved shallow in the channel cuts and backs of coves. Most on cut baits. Crappie are slow with only a few showing off the Cistern Island with mini jigs topped with a meal worm or Crappie Nibble. Carp are excellent for bowfishermen, especially in the east end, Johnson and Cachuma bays in the 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 good for anglers dipping live shad and fishing the candy bait early or late in the day. Even without shad, topwater, jerk baits, and cranks have been getting the bass. Redear and bluegill are fair with some better fish in the pound class or better showing on nightcrawlers. No other species reported. 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: Water level is dropping about a foot per day. Stripers are good with the best bait action on lug worms, sardines, and blood worms in 30 to 40 feet of water in the Ski Arm, off Kong Island, the dam buoy line, and Necktie Canyon. Many anglers are fishing nightcrawlers and lug worms on the same line. Most of the fish are around two pounds, but most stringers have one or two better fish. Casey Sabol, Castiac, had 10 stripers totaling 28 pounds, including an eight-pounder, all on lug worms off the SS Ski. Alex Bois, Valencia, landed eight stripers for 28 pounds, also on lug worms at the dam, and his best was seven pounds. Matt Halpern, Los Angeles, had eight stripers to five pounds on lug worms at the SS Ski. The largemouth bite has also been good in 10 to 25 feet of water around much of the lake, mostly on swimbaits and jerkbaits. The catfish bite is starting to improve. More and more bluegill are also starting to show in six to 12 feet of water. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been good on plastics and reaction baits with most fish in six to 20 feet of water. The average fish is from one to two pounds. A few catfish reports, and a few crappie anglers have landed fish to two pounds on small jigs. The bluegill action is pretty good if you can find a school of fish. Information: store and bait shop at 805-521-1500, x207 (open Thursday through Monday), the gatehouse at x201, or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: The striper bite remains very good with tons of small fish from 10 to 12 inches, a few to three pounds, but darn few bigger stripers. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut baits (sardines), lug worms, and bloodworms, and trollers are also getting a lot of fish. Good 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. The largemouth bass bite has improved, and the best bite is on plastics and nightcrawlers. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish, and the bulk of the fish are shallow now. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://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: Overall, there has been pretty good bass action on plastics and topwater baits early and late in the day. Tough mid-day. The bluegill are showing in pretty good numbers with some fish pushing a half-pound. Redear and crappie still spotty. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

ELIZABETH LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

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

HOLLENBECK LAKE: No recent DFW 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 plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Information: 818-448-7317.

May
23

CACHUMA: The bass action really started to turn on with a good bite on reaction baits for both the smallmouth and largemouth. The catfish also liked the warm condition last week and moved shallow in the channl cuts and backs of coves. Crappie are still showing off the Cistern Island with mini jigs topped with a meal worm or Crappie Nibble. Trout action slowed, but trollers working the dam and along the north shore with four colors of lead core are still getting a few fish to three pounds. Carp are excellent for bowfishermen, especially in Johnson and Cachuma bays in the 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 for anglers dipping live shad and fishing the candy bait early or late in the day. Even without shad, topwater, jerk baits, and cranks have been getting a the bass. Top fish reported was a six-pound largemouth landed by Eric Rinnert, Los Angeles, on a live shad. The heat this past week kept a lot of anglers away and the water has warmed and dirtied up a little. Redear and bluegill are fair with some better fish in the pound class or better showing on nightcrawlers. No other species reported. 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: Water level is dropping about a foot per day. Stripers are good with the best bait action on lug worms, sardines, and blood worms in 60 to 100 feet of water in the Ski Arm, off Kong Island, the dam, and Necktie Canyon. Some fish also on swimbaits. Mark Jenson, Newhall, had a seven-pound striper on a swim bait at the dam. Joe Battaglia, Castaic, landed a four-pound striper on a lug worm. The largemouth bite has also been good in 10 to 25 feet of water around much of the lake, mostly on swimbaits and jerkbaits. Phil Howard, San Bernardino, landed a three-pound largemouth on a jerbait. The last trout plants of the season by the DFW went in last week and three weeks ago. A few rainbows reported at the launch ramp and marina, and the catfish bite is starting to improve. More and more bluegill are also starting to show in six to 12 feet of water. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: Windy this past week, but the largemouth bass bite has been good on plastics and reaction baits with most fish in six to 20 feet of water. The average fish is from one to two pounds. A few catfish reports, and a few crappie anglers have landed fish to two pounds from 12 to 20 feet of water on small jigs. The bluegill action is also starting to improve. Information: store and bait shop at 805-521-1500, x207 (open Thursday through Monday), the gatehouse at x201, or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: Winds have hampered the fishing, but the striper bite remains very good with tons of small fish from 10 to 12 inches showing, but still few bigger fish. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut baits, lug worms, and bloodworms, and trollers are also getting a lot of fish. Good 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. The largemouth bass bite has improved, and the best bite is on plastics and nightcrawlers. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish, and the bulk of the fish are shallow now. DFW trout plant last week. Fair action around the launch ramp. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://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: Overall, there has been pretty good bass action and the bluegill are showing in pretty good numbers with some fish pushing a half-pound. Redear and crappie still spotty. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

ELIZABETH LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

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

HOLLENBECK LAKE: No recent DFW 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 plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Information: 818-448-7317.

May
02

CACHUMA: The trout action remains pretty good for trollers working Rapalas or Kastmasters at the dam or shore anglers fishing off E-Point and the area to the right of the log boom with PowerBait and inflated nightcrawlers. Most are from one to two pounds. The bass action has been fair to good with some topwater early and late and then the best action on plastics and nightcrawlers fished off the points. Crappie are spotty but some fish are showing around Cistern Island on drifted mini jigs. Catfish are also improving and starting to move into the bays for the spawn. Carp are excellent for bowfishermen, especially in Johnson and Cachuma bays. 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 good with a lot of fish in 20 feet of water or less on plastics, nightcrawlers, and reaction baits. The shad even started showing on top and a few anglers were able to dip net some of the candy bait and posted some good scores. Even some topwater action this week. While most of the bass are still two to three pounds, some better quality fish to five and six pounds are starting to show. Both the bluegill and redear are fair to good, mostly on nightcrawlers, as they start to move shallower for their spawn. No other reports. 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: Stripers are good with the best bait action on lug worms, sardines, and blood worms in 60 to 100 feet of water in the Ski Arm, off Kong Island, and Necktie Canyon. The other alternative is to fish swimbaits at the marina and the dam. Maria Polanef, Newhall, had a seven-pound stripe at the dam on a swimbait, while Ben Julip, Castaic, had a four-pounder on a lug worm at the SS Ski. The largemouth bite has also been good in 10 to 25 feet of water around much of the lake, but Sharon’s Rest and Utopia Cove have been hot spots. Nightcrawlers, blood worms, plastics, and topwater reaction baits have all been working well. Kirk Wemson, San Bernardino, landed a three-pound bass on a bloodworm. Trout plant went in April 23 and were on the DFW list for this week. A few rainbows reported at the launch ramp and marina, and the catfish bite is starting to improve. More and more bluegill are also starting to show in 10 to 18 feet of water. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been good on plastics and reaction baits with most fish in six to 20 feet of water. The average fish is from one to two pounds. A few catfish reports, and a few crappie anglers have landed fish to two pounds from 12 to 20 feet of water on small jigs. The bluegill action is also starting to improve. Information: store and bait shop at 805-521-1500, x207 (open Thursday through Monday), the gatehouse at x201, or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: The striper bite is good with a lot of small fish from 10 to 12 inches showing, but still few bigger fish. The best action has been on nightcrawlers, cut baits, lug worms, and bloodworms. Fair catfish bite 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. The largemouth bass bite has improved, and the best bite is on plastics and nightcrawlers. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish, and the bulk of the fish are shallow now. DFW trout plants last week and three weeks ago. Fair action around the launch ramp. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://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: Overall, there has been pretty good bass action and the bluegill are showing in pretty good numbers with some fish pushing a half-pound. Redear and crappie still spotty. DFW trout plant two weeks ago, and the trout have been very spotty. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

ELIZABETH LAKE: DFW trout plant two week ago.

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

HOLLENBECK LAKE: DFW trout plant 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 two weeks ago.

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

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: There were DFW trout plants last week and three weeks ago.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago. Information: 818-448-7317.

Apr
24

CACHUMA: The trout action remains good. The best bite is for trollers in the west end of the lake, while the shore anglers are having their best luck off E Point and both sides of the buoy line in the marina. Crappie remain just fair in the east end of the lake on mini jigs tipped with a meal worm or Crappie Nibble. The largemouth and smallmouth bass action is steadily improving as more and more fish move shallow for the spawn. Best action on reaction baits, jigs, and plastics. Catfish are also improving and starting to move into the bays for the spawn. Carp are excellent for bowfishermen, especially in Johnson and Cachuma bays. 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 are on the backside of the spawn, but the action is still very good with a lot of fish in 20 feet of water or less on plastics, nightcrawlers, and reaction baits. The shad even started showing on top and a few anglers were able to dip net some of the candy bait and posted some good scores. While most of the bass are still two to three pounds, some better quality fish to five and six pounds are starting to show. Both the bluegill and redear are fair to good, mostly on nightcrawlers, as they start to move shallower for their spawn. No other reports. 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: Stripers are good with the best action on lug worms, sardines, and blood worms in 60 to 100 feet of water in the Ski Arm, off Kong Island, and Necktie Canyon. Most are small, but a few fish from four to six pounds show. Norberto Espinozo, Long Beach, had stripers to three pounds on lugh works. Largemouth bass have been good in five to 25 feet during the spawn. Quite a few smallmouths are also showing in this bass bite. Plastics have been the best bet. Mark Hozier, North Hollywood, had a four-pound largemouth on a Roboworm at Utopia, while Mabel Sortizer, Los Angeles, landed a three-pounder on a Senko. DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. Fair shore action expected into the weekend. Other species are very slow, but the catfish are improving a little around Hawk’s Nest. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good on plastics and reaction baits with most fish shallow. The average fish is from one to two pounds. A few catfish reports, and a few deep-water crappie anglers have landed a few slabs to two pounds from 12 to 20 feet of water on small jigs. Other species have been slow. Information: store and bait shop at 805-521-1500, x207 (open Thursday through Monday), the gatehouse at x201, or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: The striper bite is good with a lot of small fish from 10 to 12 inches showing but few bigger fish. The best action has been on nightcrawlers, cut baits, and bloodworms. Fair catfish bite 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, and cut baits. The largemouth bass bite has improved, and the best bite is on plastics and nightcrawlers. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish, and the bulk of the fish are shallow now. DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. Fair to good action around the launch ramp. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://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: Overall, there has been pretty good bass action and the bluegill are starting to show in a little better numbers. Redear and crappie still spotty. DFW trout plants last week and four weeks ago, and the trout have been very spotty. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants last week and four weeks ago.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants last week and four weeks ago.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants last week and four weeks ago.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plants last week and four weeks ago.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants last week and four weeks ago.

ELIZABETH LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and last week.

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 last 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 plants last week and four weeks ago.

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

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plants last week and four weeks ago.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: There will be a free kid’s fishing derby this Saturday, April 26, for kids ages 5-15. The event is hosted by the City of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation and The Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation. This event 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, with rod and reels, tackle, bait and assistance provided. Onsite registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the fishing will go from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free prizes will also be awarded following the fishing. Anglers age 16 or older can fish at the end of the event. For more information about the event, call Lincoln Park at 213- 847-1726, and for more information about the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation and all of its upcoming free kids fishing events, visit http://www.danskids.org. There were DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants last week and four weeks ago.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and four weeks ago. Information: 818-448-7317.

Apr
18

CACHUMA: The trout action was excellent for the derby this past weekend, and it took a seven-pound rainbow to win the event. The best bite for trollers in the west end of the lake, while the shore anglers are having their best luck off E Point and both sides of the buoy line in the marina. Crappie remain just fair in the east end of the lake on mini jigs tipped with a meal worm or Crappie Nibble. The largemouth and smallmouth bass action is steadily improving as more and more fish move shallow for the spawn. Best action on reaction baits, jigs, and plastics. Catfish are also improving and starting to move into the bays for the spawn. Carp are excellent for bowfishermen, especially in Johnson and Cachuma bays. 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 look to be on the backside of the spawn, but the action is still very good with a lot of fish in 20 feet of water or less on plastics, nightcrawlers, and reaction baits. The shad even started showing on top and a few anglers were able to dip net some of the candy bait and posted some good scores. While most of the bass are still two to three pounds, some better quality fish are starting to show. Don Arney, Oxnard, and Randy Westbury, Ojai, each had five bass from four to six pounds tossing topwater baits on Wednesday. Crystal Davis, Camarillo, also landed five bass to five pounds on nightcrawlers. Both the bluegill and redear are starting to show in better numbers, mostly on nightcrawlers, as they start to move shallower for their spawn. No other reports. 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: Stripers are good with the best action on lug worms, sardines, and blood worms in 60 to 100 feet of water in the Ski Arm, off Kong Island, and Necktie Canyon. Most are small, but a few fish from four to six pounds show. Kreig Hayes, Valencia, had five stripers to four pounds on sardines off Kong Island. DFW trout plant last week resulted in fair shore action into the weekend, slow since. Largemouth bass have been good in five to 25 feet during the spawn. Quite a few smallmouths are also showing in this bass bite. Plastics have been the best bet. Peter Ramirez, Sylmar, had a four-pound largemouth on a Senko off Sharon’s Rest. Other species are very slow, but the catfish are improving a little around Hawk’s Nest. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: No much change with a light number of reports. The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good on plastics and reaction baits with most fish shallow. The average fish is from one to two pounds. A few catfish reports, and a few deep-water crappie anglers have landed a few slabs to two pounds from 12 to 20 feet of water on small jigs. Other species have been slow. Information: store and bait shop at 805-521-1500, x207 (open Thursday through Monday), the gatehouse at x201, or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: DFW trout plant last week. Fair to good action around the launch ramp. The striper bite is good with a lof of small fish from 10 to 12 inches showing but few bigger fish. The best action has been on nightcrawlers, cut baits, and bloodworms. Fair catfish bite 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, and cut baits. The largemouth bass bite has improved, and the best bite is on plastics and nightcrawlers. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish, and the bulk of the fish are shallow now. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://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: Overall, there has been pretty good bass action and the bluegill are starting to show in a little better numbers. Redear and crappie still spotty. DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago, and the trout have been very spotty. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago.

ELIZABETH LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago.

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

HOLLENBECK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and 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 plants this week and three weeks ago.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago.

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago. Information: 213-847-1726.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago. Information: 818-448-7317.

Apr
10

CACHUMA: The trout action has been excellent for both boat and shore anglers on trout to eight pounds. The final trout plant of the season is slated for Thursday this week prior to the annual trout derby scheduled for this weekend, April 12-13. The best for trollers in the west end of the lake, while the shore anglers are having their best luck around the marina. Crappie are improving in the east end of the lake. Drifting mini jigs with a piece of nightcrawler or Crappie Nibble is getting the slabs. The largemouth and smallmouth bass action is steadily improving as more and more fish move shallow for the spawn. Best action on reaction baits, jigs, and plastics. Catfish are also improving and starting to move into the bays for the spawn. Carp are showing on the surface at mid-day for bow anglers at many spots on the lake and are providing good bowfishing, especially in Cachuma Bay. 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 kicked into high gear with the fish in the shallows for the spawn. Lots of numbers, but not a lot of big fish. Most are two to three pounds. The best bite has been on plastics and nightcrawlers with a lot of sight fish. A few redear and a few bluegill starting to show. Still light fishing pressure. 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: Stripers are good with the best action on lug worms, sardines, and blood worms in 60 to 100 feet of water in the Ski Arm, off Kong Island, and Necktie Canyon. Most are small, but a few fish from four to six pounds show, and the DFW trout plant this week might bring up some bigger fish. Howard Braggar, Arcadia, had 10 stripers to six pounds on lug worms in Necktie. Largemouth bass have been good in 10 to 15 feet but fish are moving up into the shallows for the spawn. Quite a few smallmouths are also showing in this bass bite. Plastics have been the best bet. Other species are very slow, but the catfish are improving a little around Hawk’s Nest. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: Few reports, but the largemouth bass bite has been fair to good on plastics and reaction baits. The average fish is from one to two pounds. A few catfish reports, and a few deep-water crappie anglers have landed a few slabs to two pounds from 12 to 20 feet of water on small jigs. Other species have been slow. Information: store and bait shop at 805-521-1500, x207 (open Thursday through Monday), the gatehouse at x201, or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: DFW trout plant this week. Fair to good action around the launch ramp. Lots of small stripers from 10 to 12 inches showing but few bigger fish. The best action has been on nightcrawlers, cut baits, and bloodworms. Fair catfish bite 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, and cut baits. The largemouth bass bite has improved, and the best bite is on plastics and nightcrawlers. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish, and there are some fish moving shallow. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://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: Overall, there has been pretty good bass action and the bluegill are starting to show in a little better numbers. Redear and crappie still spotty. DFW trout plant two weeks ago, and the trout have been very spotty. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

SANTA FE DAM: DFW trout plants two 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 plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago.

ELIZABETH LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago.

HANSEN DAM LAKE: DFW trout plants two 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 plants two and four weeks ago.

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago. Information: 213-847-1726.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago. Information: 818-448-7317.

Mar
27

CACHUMA: The big news is the 4,000-popund trout plant last Thursday and there has been excellent action since for both shore and boat anglers. Two rainbows topping seven pounds have been reported. Next trout plants are slated for April 2 and April 10, prior to the annual trout derby scheduled for April 12-13. The crappie bite has been fair, but slowed from the previous week. The best action is still for trollers in Santa Cruz Bay and around the Cistern Island or for anglers drifting small jigs tipped with Crappie Nibbles in the same area. The largemouth and smallmouth bass action is steadily improving as more and more fish move shallow for the spawn. Best action on reaction baits, jigs, and plastics. Carp are showing on the surface at mid-day for bow anglers at many spots on the lake and are providing good bowfishing, especially in Cachuma Bay. 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 ttp://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 kicked into high gear with the fish flooding into the shallows for the spawn. The best bite has been on plastics and nightcrawlers with a lot of sight fishing. No reports of other species, and still light fishing pressure. 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: Stripers are showing in better numbers with the best action on lug worms, sardines, and blood worms in 50 to 75 feet of water. Also some topwater action on the stripers in the mornings. Largemouth bass have been good in 10 to 30 feet but fish are moving up into the shallows for the spawn with the warm weather. Quite a few smallmouths are also show in this bass bite. Plastics have been the best bet. DFW trout plant this week. Other species are very slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: Few reports, but the largemouth bass bite has been fair to good on plastics and reaction baits. The average fish is from one to two pounds. A few catfish reports, and a few deep-water crappie anglers have landed a few slabs to two pounds from 30 to 40 feet of water on small jigs. Other species have been slow. Information: store and bait shop at 805-521-1500, x207 (open Thursday through Monday), the gatehouse at x201, or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: Winds have hampered the fishing off and on the past week. DFW trout plant last week so this perked the action on the rainbows from shore in the plants area. Lots of small stripers from 10 to 12 inches showing but few bigger fish. The best action has been on nightcrawlers, cut baits, and bloodworms. Fair catfish bite 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, and cut baits. The largemouth bass bite has improved, and the best bite is on plastics and nightcrawlers. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish, and there are some fish moving shallow. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://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: Overall, there has been pretty good bass action and the bluegill are starting to show in a little better numbers. Redear and crappie still spotty. DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago, and the trout have been spotty. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

ECHO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant four weeks ago.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago.

ELIZABETH LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago.

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

HOLLENBECK LAKE: DFW trout plants 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 plants this week and two weeks ago.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago.

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. Information: 213-847-1726.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. Information: 818-448-7317.

Feb
20

CACHUMA: The hot trout action slowed to just fair this past week with trollers having the best fishing. Trolling in Santa Cruz Bay has been the best bet for the trout and a fair number of crappie were also showing in this bite. Shore anglers are also still getting a few fish off E-Point and the point adjacent to the marina on nightcrawlers drifted under a bobber or PowerBait. Bass were slow to fair this week, with the best action for both largemouth and smallmouth on jigs and plastics. Carp are showing on the surface at mid-day for bow anglers at many spots on the lake and are providing good bowfishing. 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 ttp://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 action has been fair to good. The fish are all in 25 feet of less now with a lot of bass poking around in 10 feet or less. No bed fish yet, but a lot of lurkers. There’s been a good crankbait reaction bite very early and very late before sunrise and after sunset. Lake is very low and losing a half-inch a day. Top fish reported was a 6-8 that topped off a five-fish limit landed by Kurt Ebken, Ojai, fishing drop-shot plastics and cranks. Allen Mattox, Ventura, landed a 5-8 on a jig, while Joe Nasta, Camarillo, landed a five-pounder on a crank. No reports of other species, and still light fishing pressure. 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 stripers and largemouth bass are both pretty good. The best action for the stripers has been on sardines and lug worms at the dam, Necktie Canyon, and C-Point. Phi Lim, Long Beach, had a 13-pound striper off Kong Island on sardines. Lee Chang, Long Beach, had five stripers for 15 pounds, including a four-pounder on lug worms, while Li Pham, also Long Beach, had 10 stripers for 40 pounds total on sardines. The largemouth are showing on nightcrawlers and blood worms at Sharon’s Rest and from the shoreline near the marina. A few catfish showing, mostly for stripers anglers fishing bait. Other species are very slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: Few reports, but the largemouth bass bite has been fair on plastics and reaction baits. The average fish is from one to two pounds. A few catfish reports, and a few deep-water crappie anglers have landed a few fish from 30 to 40 feet of water on small jigs. Other species have been slow. Information: store and bait shop at 805-521-1500, x207 (open Thursday through Monday), the gatehouse at x201, or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: DFW trout plants last week and three weeks ago. Best bite is the first day or two after the plants on small spinners and PowerBait. Lots of small stripers from 10 to 12 inches showing but few bigger fish. The best action has been on nightcrawlers, cut baits, and bloodworms. Fair catfish bite 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, and cut baits. The largemouth bass bite has improved a little more this past week with the nice weather, and the best bite is on plastics and nightcrawlers. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://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: DFW trout plant last week and next week. Overall, the action is very slow. A few bass are showing on plastics and reaction baits in Sail Cove and near the dam, with more activity due to the warm weather. A few panfish are also starting to show. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants last week and next week.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants last week and next week.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants last week and next week.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plants last week and next week.

ECHO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week and next week.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants last week and next week.

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

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

HOLLENBECK LAKE: DFW trout plants last week and next 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 plants last week and next week.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week and next week.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. Information: 213-847-1726.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants last week and next week.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants last week and next week. Information: 818-448-7317.

Feb
13

CACHUMA: Good trout action has continued this past week with trollers having the best success working the mouth of Johnson’s Bay and from Cachuma Point to Santa Cruz Point with shad-like cranks or spoons. Kenny Weber, Santa Barbara, landed a nine-pound Tailwalker on a flat-lined silver and black CD-5 Rapala. Shore anglers are also still getting fish off E-Point and the point adjacent to the marina on nightcrawlers drifted under a bobber or PowerBait. The warm weather has the bass bite improving daily with both largemouth and smallmouth showing in better numbers on jigs and plastics. Very few crappie other than a few incidental fish caught by trout trollers. No anglers targeting the crappie. Carp are showing on the surface at mid-day for bow anglers at many spots on the lake. 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 ttp://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 action has been fair for anglers fishing jigs, plastics, and nightcrawlers in 15 to 30 feet of water. The bass are starting to move up and nose around the shallows, but the best bite is still a little deeper. A few catfish are showing, mostly by accident. Overall very light fishing pressure. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com

CASTAIC: DFW trout plant slated for this week and trout were planted two weeks ago at the main ramp. The trout bite had been slow before this plant. The stripers and largemouth bass are both pretty good. The best action for the stripers has been on spoons and ice jigs at C-Point and Necktie Canyon in deeper water. The largemouth are showing on nightcrawlers and blood worms at Sharon’s Rest and from the shoreline near the marina. Craig Hatcher, San Bernardino, landed a five-pound largemouth on a blood worm from shore. A few catfish are showing. Kenny Wilson, San Diego, landed a four-pound cat on mackerel in Elizabeth Canyon. Other species are very slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: Few reports, but the largemouth bass bite has been fair on plastics and reaction baits. The average fish is from one to two pounds. A few catfish reports, and a few deep-water crappie anglers have landed a few fish from 30 to 40 feet of water on small jigs. Other species have been slow. Information: store and bait shop at 805-521-1500, x207 (open Thursday through Monday), the gatehouse at x201, or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. Best bite is the first day or two after the plants on small spinners and PowerBait. Lots of small stripers from 10 to 12 inches showing but few bigger fish. The best action has been on nightcrawlers, cut baits, and bloodworms. Fair catfish bite 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, and cut baits. The largemouth bass bite has improved a little more this past week with the nice weather, and the best bite is on plastics and nightcrawlers. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://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: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago. Overall, the action is very slow. A few bass are showing on plastics and reaction baits in Sail Cove and near the dam, with more activity due to the warm weather. A few panfish are also starting to show. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago.

ELIZABETH LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago.

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

HOLLENBECK LAKE: DFW trout plants 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 plants this week and two weeks ago.

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

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. Information: 213-847-1726.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago. Information: 818-448-7317.

Jan
30

CACHUMA: Good trout action has continued this past week after the 4,000-pound plant three weeks ago. Lots of trout for both shore and boat anglers with fish to eight pounds landed. Shore anglers had the best bite at the right side of the marina boom line, Harvey’s, and off E Point on PowerBait and inflated nightcrawlers. The trollers scored best along the north shore and the rock walls between Cachuma and Santa Cruz bays. Top lures have been Rapalas, Kastmasters, and Yozuri Pin Minnows. The warm weather has perked the bass a little with the best action on swimbaits and jigs, and a few smallmouth were caught by trout trollers. The crappie are begin ing to stir and a few trollers reported incidental crappie catches. Catfish slow. A few carp showing on the surface early in the morning. 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 ttp://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 action remains tough with a few fish showing for the diligent anglers. Even a few fish up in 10 feet of water or less with the warm weather. Best action is still on deep-water jigs, plastics, and nightcrawlers. A few catfish are showing, mostly by accident. Overall very light fishing pressure. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com

CASTAIC: DFW trout plant went in this week at the main ramp. The trout bite had been slow before this plant. The stripers and largemouth bass are both pretty good. The best largemouth action has been from shore and in Hawk’s Nest on blood worms, nightcrawlers, and plastics. Keith Auburn, San Fernando, had a three-pounder on a blood worm. The stripers continues to be best on cut baits around Kong Island and Necktie Canyon. While most are from 10 to 12 inches long, a few bigger fish are showing. Michael Philips, Castaic, had a four-pound striper on cut sardines. Fair catfish bite 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, and cut baits. Cody Ansel, Arcadia, landed a four-pounder on mackerel. No reports on other species. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: Not a lot of change with very light fishing pressure. Overall slow to fair fishing. The largemouth bass bite has been fair on plastics and reaction baits. The average fish is from one to two pounds. A few catfish reports, and a few deep-water crappie anglers have landed a few fish from 30 to 40 feet of water on small jigs. Other species have been slow. Information: store and bait shop at 805-521-1500, x207 (open Thursday through Monday), the gatehouse at x201, or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: DFW trout plant here this week, which is the first in over a month. Lots of small stripers from 10 to 12 inches showing but few bigger fish. The best action has been on nightcrawlers, cut baits, and bloodworms. Fair catfish bite 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, and cut baits. The largemouth bass bite has improved a little more this past week with the nice weather, and the best bite is on plastics and nightcrawlers. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://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: DFW trout plant this week. Overall, the action is very slow. A few bass are showing on plastics and reaction baits in Sail Cove and near the dam, with more activity due to the warm weather. A few panfish are also starting to show. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

ECHO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago.

ELIZABETH LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago.

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

HOLLENBECK LAKE: DFW trout plants 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 plants this week and two weeks ago.

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

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. Information: 213-847-1726.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week.

PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week. Information: 818-448-7317.