CACHUMA: Catfish have provided the best action this past week, but the bite has been just fair on one to 2-8 cats, mostly on mackerel in the bays. Trout have been trout, but a few holdovers are showing in schools in 20 to 55 feet of water at the mouth of Johnson Bay and along the dam buoy line. No plants scheduled this season. Smallmouth, largemouth, crappie, and bluegill are all pretty slow right now. Only a few smallmouth bass showing on rip baits early in the morning off E Point and along the bank in Santa Cruz Bay. The carp bowfishing was very slow again this past week. 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 remained slow to fair. The best bite is in 15 to 40 feet of water on plastics and jigs. A few catfish showing on cut baits, mostly mackerel, in 12 to 20 feet with fish topping 10 pounds possible. A few redear and bluegill continue to show in 12 to 20 feet, mostly on nightcrawler pieces fished on the bottom, but this bite is very slow. No word yet on when trout plants will resume. 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 two and four weeks ago. Slow trout action. Largemouth bass are the best bet right now with plastics or nightcrawlers fished in 20 to 40 feet of water the best bet. The catfish action has been slow to fair on cut baits or mackerel in deeper water at the backs of the canyons. The striper bite has been tough with only a few fish showing in frozen anchovies or sardines in deep water. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.
PIRU: Little pressure. The largemouth bass bite has been slow to fair on fish from 1-8 to five pounds or better. The bite is best on plastic worms or nightcrawlers fishing in 15 to 20 feet of water, especially along the east shoreline near the wall. 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: The striper bite has been slow to fair with most of the action in deeper water. The smaller fish are running from one to three pounds and showing on cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms fished in 20 feet or more of water. There have also been some fish on jigging spoons. DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago. Slow action. 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. 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://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: Slow to fair largemouth bass bite with most of the action in deeper water on plastics. The bluegill and redear bites are slow. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.
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 two weeks ago.
DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plant two 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 plants 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 recent DFW plants. 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 last week.
PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Information: 818-448-7317.
RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week and four weeks ago.