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Aug
28

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Catfish continue to be the top bet here with other bites slow to fair. The catfish action has been on cut baits and dough baits in most of the bays and coves, with the action very shallow. Some of the fish are topping six pounds and some limits or near-limits reported. The largemouth and smallmouth bass started showing on the surface this past week with a pretty good topwater bite early and late in the day with some action on plastics afterward. Crappie are very slow with only the odd fish showing on small jigs by the cistern island. The trout bite has also been very, very slow, with little pressure. 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 bass bite remains fair to good with the fish in deeper water most of the day and showing on plastics and jibs fishing in 20 to 40 feet of water, but the topwater action at first and last light has also been good on frogs, buzz baits, and poppers. Also some spinnerbait and jerk bait fish in the mornings when schools of shad are near-surface. No big fish reported, but pretty good numbers of 1-8 to three-pound fish and some to five pounds. A few redear and bluegill continue to show in 12 to 30 feet, mostly on nightcrawler pieces fished on the bottom. 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 good and the topwater activity remains very good with boils throughout the day all around the lake. Hot spots have been Necktie Canyon and Dry Gulch. Flukes, Spooks and Kastmasters have been the top lures for the boils. Andrew Knotts, Valencia, had an eight-pound striper fishing a topwater Sammy in Dry Gulch. There has also been a good topwater or jerkbait bite for largemouth and smallmouth bass in the early mornings and then a fair bite late in the afternoons and into the evening on plastics and nightcrawler. John Sprott, Valencia, landed a four-pound largemouth on a Senko off C Point. The catfish are fair to good in 12 to 40 feet of water in most of the coves. Bluegill are slow to fair in eight to 20 feet of water on small nightcrawlers, crickets, or wax worms. Most are 1/4-pounders. 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 fair and only 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 sardines, lug worms, and bloodworms. 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 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: Lake is currently dry. No recent DFW plants.

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.

Aug
21

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Catfish continue to be the top bet here with other bites slow to fair. The catfish action has been on cut baits and dough baits in most of the bays and coves, with the action very shallow. Some of the fish are topping six pounds and some limits or near-limits reported. The largemouth and smallmouth bass improved to fair this past week, but the best bite is the topwater action. Crappie are very slow with only the odd fish showing on small jigs by the cistern island. The trout bite has also been very, very slow, with little pressure. 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. 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, drop-shot plastics, jigs, or live shad, but the bite is all early and late. Quite a few redear and bluegill are showing, mostly on nightcrawlers and meal worms, in 15 feet or less. 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 good and the topwater activity broke wide open this past week with boils throughout the day all around the lake. Hot spots have been the day, the point next to the launch ramp, C-Point, Nectie Canyon, and the entrance to Cuttler Cove. Flukes, Spooks and Kastmasters have been the top lures for the boils. There has also been a good topwater or jerkbait bite for largemouth and smallmouth bass in the early mornings and then a fair bite late in the afternoons and into the evening on plastics and nightcrawler. The catfish are fair to good in 12 to 40 feet of water in most of the coves, and there was a 14-pounder reported this past week. Bluegill are slow to fair in eight to 20 feet of water on small nightcrawlers, crickets, or wax worms. Most are 1/4-pounders. 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 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 fair and only 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 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.

Aug
14

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Catfish continue to be the top bet here with other bites slow to fair. The catfish action has been on cut baits and dough baits in most of the bays and coves, with the action very shallow. Some of the fish are topping six pounds and some limits or near-limits reported. The largemouth and smallmouth bass improved to fair this past week, but the best bite is the topwater action. Crappie are very slow with only the off fish showing on on small jigs by the cistern island. The trout bite has also been very, very slow, with little pressure. 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. 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, drop-shot plastics, jigs, or live shad, but the bite is all early and late. Quite a few redear and bluegill are showing, mostly on nightcrawlers and meal worms, in 15 feet or less. 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 good and the topwater activity broke wide open this past week with boils throughout the day all around the lake. Hot spots have been the day, the point next to the launch ramp, C-Point, Nectie Canyon, and the entrance to Cuttler Cove. Flukes, Spooks and Kastmasters have been the top lures for the boils. Ronnie Vickery, Santa Clarita, had 10 stripers to three pounds on cranks and Flukes, while Manny Lopez, Santa Clarita, also landed 10 stripers, but his best was four pounds. There has also been a good topwater or jerkbait bite on largemouth and smallmouth bass in the early mornings and then a fair bite late in the afternoons and into the evening on plastics and nightcrawler. The catfish are fair to good in 12 to 40 feet of water in most of the coves, and there was a 14-pounder reported this past week. Bluegill are slow to fair in eight to 20 feet of water on small nightcrawlers, crickets, or wax worms. Most are 1/4-pounders. 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 fair and only 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 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
31

CACHUMA: Catfish continue to be pretty much became the only game here with other bites slow. The catfish best action has been on cut baits and dough baits in most of the bays and coves. Some of the fish are topping six pounds and some limits or near-limits reported. The largemouth and smallmouth bass improved to fair this past week, but the best bite is the topwater action. 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. 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 but most of the action is still on lug worms, sardines, and nightcrawlers off C-Point, S.S. Ski, and at the dam. Small Flukes off the point and at the dam have also been a good bet. Lots of small shad massing around the dock. John Barrett, Canyon Country, had three stripers to four pounds on sardines off C-Point, while Hao Li, Los Angeles, landed four stripers to three pounds on lug worms off Kong Island. 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 and nightcrawler. Kreig Hayes, Castaic, had a three-pound largemouth on a nightcrawler. The catfish are fair to good in 12 to 40 feet of water in most of the coves. Bluegill are slow to fair in eight to 20 feet of water on small nightcrawlers, crickets, or wax worms. Most are 1/4-pounders. The water level dropped a foot this week (1,419 elevation) and 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 fair and only 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 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
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.