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Mar
19

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

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

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

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

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

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

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

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

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant next week.

Mar
12

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

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

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

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

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

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

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

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

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

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

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plant last week.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

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

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

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

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

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

RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant four weeks ago.

Mar
05

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

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

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

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

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

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

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

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

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

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

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

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

RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

Feb
26

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

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

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

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

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

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

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

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

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant last week.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

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

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

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

RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

Feb
20

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: The smallmouth bite really turned on over the past week with the best action on the rocky banks on the northwest side of Cachuma Bay. Most of the fish were in the two-pound range and showing on plastics, jigs, and crankbaits. The fish are mostly in less than 15 feet of water. Catfish continue to show in fair numbers from the back of Cachuma Bay, off E Point, Drake Cove, and the Mohawk areas on cut mackerel. Best this past week was a 4-8. Trout are slow, but some are showing in 30 to 50 feet at the mouth of Johnson Bay and along the dam buoy line. No plants scheduled this season. The carp bowfishing was better this past week with the fish showing along the rocky banks mid-day. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: The water temperatures have really warmed up with the warm days this week with many of the shallows in the mid-60s. This has really improved the bass action with a lot of smaller fishing moving around in less than 15 feet of water and showing in decent numbers on plastics and nightcrawlers. The crappie bite has continued fair for the finesse jig anglers. Most of the fish are from one to three pounds and showing in six to 15 feet of water around structure. There have been some decent bluegill up into the pound class caught this past week off the fishing pier on nightcrawlers. Still 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 last week and three weeks ago. The bite was good into the weekend, and another planted is slated for next week. Best action on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and floating baits. Largemouth bass remain the best bet right now with good action, especially on plastics or nightcrawlers fished in six to 20 feet of water. A few bigger fish on swimbaits. Jay Poore, Simi Valley, caught and released 11 bass to three pounds on plastics. The catfish action has been 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 on nightcrawlers or lug worms in deeper water at the dam. Some have also been caught on umbrella rigs trolled in 30 to 50 feet of water. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

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

PYRAMID: The striper bite has been slow to fair with most of the action in deeper water. The smaller fish are running from one to two 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. The largemouth bass are fair to good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction bait fish when they are up chasing bait. DFW trout planted last week and three weeks ago. Next plant slated for next week. Best action around the launch ramp where the plants go in and small lures or floating baits (especially PowerBait and Mice Tails) the top bets. 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. 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: Fair and improving largemouth bass bite with a lot of fish moving shallow in an early pre-spawn movement of fish. Plastics have been best, but some on reaction baits. The bluegill and redear bites are also starting to improve, but the bite is still pretty slow. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week.

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 trout plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week.

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

HANSEN DAM LAKE: DFW trout plant this week. 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 this week.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant this week.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

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

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week.

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

RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

Feb
12

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Catfish have provided the best action this past week, especially during the rain. The best bite was from shore in the E Point, Drak Cove, and Mohawk areas on cut mackerel. Lots of two to three-pound fish. While bass are still pretty tough, there has been an improvement in the bite for both largemouth and smallmouths. Plastics and jigs have been the best bet. There was a rumored, lake-record 13-4 largemouth caught, but it has not been confirmed. Trout are slow, but some are showing in 30 to 50 feet at the mouth of Johnson Bay and along the dam buoy line. No plants scheduled this season. The carp bowfishing was better this past week with the fish showing along the rocky banks mid-day. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: The water temperatures have really warmed up with the warm days this week with many of the shallows in the mid-60s. This has really improved the bass action with a lot of smaller fishing moving around in less than 15 feet of water and showing in decent numbers on plastics and nightcrawlers. The crappie bite has continued fair for the finesse jig anglers. Most of the fish are from one to three pounds and showing in six to 15 feet of water around structure. There have been some decent bluegill up into the pound class caught this past week off the fishing pier on nightcrawlers. Still 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 this week and two weeks ago. The bite is usually good through the weekend the week of the plants. Best action on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and floating baits. Largemouth bass remain the best bet right now with good action, especially on plastics or nightcrawlers fished in six to 20 feet of water. A few bigger fish on swimbaits. The catfish action has been 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 on nightcrawlers or lug worms. Some have also been caught on umbrella rigs trolled in 30 to 50 feet of water. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: Little pressure. The largemouth bass bite has continue to improve with the warm weather this week. Action has been best on Senkos, cranks, plastics worms, and jigs, and the fish are moving up a little in a pre-spawn movement of fish. Most are in eight to 20 feet of water. Tim Paredes, Fillmore, caught and released 12 bass with his best at 4-8, all on reaction baits. 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 two 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. The largemouth bass are fair to good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction bait fish when they are up chasing bait. DFW trout planted this week and two week ago. Best action around the launch ramp where the plants go in and small lures or floating baits (especially PowerBait and Mice Tails) the top bets. 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. 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: Fair and improving largemouth bass bite with a lot of fish moving shallow in an early pre-spawn movement of fish. Plastics have been best, but some on reaction baits. The bluegill and redear bites are also starting to improve, but the bite is still pretty slow. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants, go to this link: http://www.outdoornewsservice.com/#!Puddingstone-and-Peck-Road-Park-trout-plants-need-to-be-restored/c18sh/54d94dd50cf2d691d1c3960c.

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant four weeks ago.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plant last week.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

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

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant four weeks ago.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

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

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant four weeks ago.

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

RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and four weeks ago.

Jan
29

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Catfish have provided the best action this past week, and the bite improved over the previous week. The best action has been on mackerel or nightcrawlers in the bays. The fish are running from one to five pounds. Bass have been tough with lots of baitfish for the fish. The few reported were on drop-shot plastics around structure. Trout are slow, but some are showing in 30 to 50 feet at the mouth of Johnson Bay and along the dam buoy line. No plants scheduled this season. The carp bowfishing was better this past week with the fish showing along the rocky banks mid-day. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: The crappie bite has been pretty fair for the past two weeks. This is a skill bite and patient, finesse jig anglers are getting the most fish, but the good news is that most of the fish are from one to three pounds and showing in six to 15 feet of water around structure. Eric Elshere, Ojai, landed a new lake record crappie at 3.81 pounds fishing a small jig. The bass have been spotty with fish as shallow as 10 feet and other down to 35 feet. The bass are showing on reaction baits when they are up on shad, but jigs and plastics when they are deep. No reports of catfish, redear, or bluegill this past week. Still 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 this week and three weeks ago. Bite is usually good at the launch for two or three days after the plant. 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 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 two 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. The largemouth bass are fair to good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction bait fish when they are up chasing bait. Chris Buckley, Palmdale, had two bass to 2-8 on plastics around the marina. DFW trout plant this week and three weeks ago. Best action around the launch ramp where the plants go in. 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. 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 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 four weeks ago.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

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

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant four 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 plant two weeks ago.

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

RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

Jan
23

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

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.

Jan
15

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Trout continue to show in a decent pick on the holdover rainbows. The fish are showing in big schools in 20 to 55 feet of water at the mouth of Johnson Bay and along the dam buoy line. A few reported on trolled lures or drifted nightcrawlers or PowerBait. No plants scheduled this season. The catfish bite has continued to be fair with the fishing showing in Johnson’s, Drake Cove and Harvey’s Bay. Best action has been on shad or one of the commercial stink baits. Smallmouth, largemouth, crappie, and bluegill are all pretty slow right now. But Matthew Hittner, Los Alamitos, landed a 2-8 bass in Mohawk. Only a few bass showing on shad-like baits fished in deeper water. 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 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. 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 last week and three weeks ago. The bite is best around the marina and at the dam on small trout lures and inflated nightcrawlers with garlic. Other species have slowed down. The catfish action has been slow on cut baits in deeper water at the backs of the canyons. The striper and largemouth bites both remain slow with only a few largemouth reports on plastics or nightcrawlers at Hawk’s Nest in 20 to 40 feet of water. John Potts, Sylmar, had a pair of largemouth to three pounds on plastics. The few stripers reported have come on ice jigs, spoons, or sardines in 50 feet of water at the buoy line. Other species are very slow. The west ramp remains closed. 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 last week and three weeks ago. The trout have been best around the marina. 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 this week. Information: 626-334-1065.

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

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plant last week.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week.

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

HANSEN DAM LAKE: DFW trout plant this week. 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 this week and four weeks ago.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week.

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant this week.

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

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

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

Jan
09

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Cooling water temperatures have perked up the action on holdover rainbow trout, but the bite is pretty tough overall. The fish are showing in big schools in 20 to 55 feet of water at the mouth of Johnson Bay and along the dam buoy line. A few reported on trolled lures or nightcrawlers or PowerBait. No plants scheduled this season. The catfish bite has continued to be fair with the fishing showing in Drake Cove and Harvey’s Bay. Best action has been on shad or one of the commercial stink baits. Smallmouth, largemouth, crappie, and bluegill are all pretty slow right now. Only a few bass showing on shad-like baits fished in deeper water. 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 fair. The best bite is in 15 to 40 feet of water on plastics and jigs, but there continues to be a lot of shad from the surface down to 30 feet and a few bass are still showing on reaction baits. 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. 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 this week and two weeks ago. The bite is best around the launch ramp on small trout lures and inflated nightcrawlers with garlic. Other species have slowed down. The catfish action has been slow on cut baits in deeper water at the backs of the canyons. The striper and largemouth bites both remain slow with only a few largemouth reports on plastics or nightcrawlers at Hawk’s Nest. The few stripers reported have come on ice jigs, spoons, or sardines in 50 feet of water at the buoy line. Other species are very slow. The west ramp remains closed. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: Little pressure. The largemouth bass bite remains 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 where water has been flowing into the lake during the rains. 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: Light fishing pressure and not much change in the bite. The striper bite has been 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 this week and two weeks ago. The trout have been best around the marina. 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://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: Still no trout plants yet this season. 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 four weeks ago. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

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

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

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

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

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

HOLLENBECK LAKE: DFW trout plants last 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 plant three weeks ago.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW trout plants.

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

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

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

RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

Jan
01

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Cooling water temperatures have perked up the action on holdover rainbow trout. While no big fish have been reported yet, there has been a pretty fair bite on fish from 1-8 to two pounds for the trollers working from Cachuma Bay to Clark’s in the morning. A few trout were also reported by shore anglers fishing off E Point with inflated nightcrawlers or glitter PowerBait. The bad news in this bite is that it’s unlikely any trout will be planted this year. The catfish bite has continued to be fair with the fishing showing in Drake Cove and off the east side of Jackrabbit Flats. Best action has been on shad or one of the commercial stink baits. Smallmouth, largemouth, crappie, and bluegill are all pretty slow right now. Only a few bass showing on shad-like baits fished in deeper water. 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 fair. The best bite is in 15 to 40 feet of water on plastics and jigs, but there continues to be a lot of shad from the surface down to 30 feet and a few bass are still showing on reaction baits. A few catfish showing on cut baits, mostly mackerel, in 12 to 20 feet with fish topping 10 pounds possible. Best bite is where water has been running into the lake during the rains. A few redear and bluegill continue to show in 12 to 20 feet, mostly on nightcrawler pieces fished on the bottom. No word yet on when trout plants will resume. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com

CASTAIC: DFW trout plants last week and four weeks ago. The bite has perked up around the marina on small trout lures and inflated nightcrawlers with garlic. Other species have slowed down. The catfish action has been fair to good on cut baits in those canyons that had flowing water during rains. Some double digit fish reported. The striper and largemouth bites both slowed during the rains and have stayed much slowed this week. The few stripers reported have come on deeply-fish umbrella rigs or spoons, while the largemouths have mostly been on plastics in 15 to 30 feet of water. Other species are very slow. The west ramp remains closed. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite remains fair to good on fish from 1-8 to five pounds or better. Jess Settem, Moorpark, had five bass to six pounds. 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 where water has been flowing into the lake during the rains. 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: Light fishing pressure, but the striper bite has been fair this past week 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 plant last week. The trout have been best around the marina. There is fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays, especially those where water has been running into the lake during the recent rains. 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: Still no trout plants yet this season. 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 three 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 plants this week and three weeks ago.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three 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 four weeks ago.
ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.
HANSEN DAM LAKE: DFW trout plant four 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 plant two weeks ago.
LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants four weeks ago.
LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant four weeks ago.
LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago.
MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.
PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Information: 818-448-7317.

RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

Dec
12

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: The catfish action picked back up this past week with a lot of three to five-pound cats showing in Cachuma Bay, Johnson Bay, and Clark Canyon for boat anglers and Drake Cove for shore anglers. Mackerel and nightcrawlers were the top baits. The fish are still showing in less than 15 feet of water. The smallmouth bass action has been fair on spinnerbaits, shad-like jerk baits, and live shad (if you can dip it). David Martinez, Santa Ynez, had six bass, both smallies and largemouth, to three pounds. Crappie, bluegill, and trout all very slow. Bad news: It is also unlikely any trout will be planted this year, according to the DFW. The carp bowfishing remains fair in the backs of most coves in the middle of the day. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: The bass bite has remained fair to good over the holiday with the best bite in 15 to 40 feet of water. There have been a lot of shad from the surface down to 30 feet, and a lot of fish are showing on shad-like baits and presentations. Also pretty good action on slower presentations right on the bottom. 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. While the DFW announced last week it will be resuming trout plants here, there is no word yet on when those plants will begin. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com

CASTAIC: DFW trout plants last week and four weeks ago, and there has been good action around the marina on jigs, small spinners, and floating baits. The striped bass are just fair with the best bite on swimbaits in recent days. Not a lot of boiling fish in recent days. The largemouth bass bite remains pretty good in the mornings with still a few topwater fish. The bass are up chasing baitfish, so reaction baits are best. J.C. Fox, San Fernando, landed a 4-8 bass to top off his eight-fish catch. Jay Poore, Valencia, caught a four-pound smallmouth. The catfish bite has been fair on cut baits or nightcrawlers. Most of the fish are dropping out of the shallower water and are showing in 20 feet or more. Other species are pretty slow. The west ramp remains closed. 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. Also a pretty decent catfish bite on cut baits in most of the coves and off the main lake points. The bluegill action is slow to fair on hand-sized panfish. The dropping water level has forced the shutdown of the boat launch, but rental boats remain available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: The striper bite has been fair to good with a decent number of small fish from one to three pounds, but some bigger fish up are being reported. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms, but there has also been some fish on jigging spoons. The first DFW trout plant of the season went in two weeks ago, but the lake is not on the stocking list for this week or next week at the present time. 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, but there continues to be some topwater action most mornings. 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: Still no trout plants yet. Fair largemouth bass bite mornings and evening with some fish showing on plastics and reaction baits. The bluegill and redear bites are slow to fair with most of the action moving into deeper water at the water cools. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

SANTA FE DAM: DFW trout plants last week and four weeks ago. No others reported this week or next week. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant four weeks ago.

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

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

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

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plant four weeks ago.

ECHO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant four weeks ago.

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

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

HOLLENBECK LAKE: DFW trout plant four weeks ago. No others reported this week or 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 plant four weeks ago.

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

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

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant four weeks ago.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant four weeks ago.

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

Dec
04

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: The catfish action picked back up this past week with a lot of three to five-pound cats showing in Cachuma Bay, Johnson Bay, and Clark Canyon for boat anglers and Drake Cove for shore anglers. Mackerel and nightcrawlers were the top baits. The fish are still showing in less than 15 feet of water. The smallmouth bass action has been fair on spinnerbaits, shad-like jerk baits, and live shad (if you can dip it). David Martinez, Santa Ynez, had six bass, both smallies and largemouth, to three pounds. Crappie, bluegill, and trout all very slow. Bad news: It is also unlikely any trout will be planted this year, according to the DFW. The carp bowfishing remains fair in the backs of most coves in the middle of the day. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: Two inches of rain early this week, but the lake didn’t get muddy and remains very fishable. The bass bite has remained fair to good over the holiday with the best bite in 15 to 40 feet of water, and there has been light fishing pressure since the weekend. 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. While the DFW announced last week it will be resuming trout plants here, there is no word yet on when those plants will begin. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com

CASTAIC: DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago. The DFW also announced last week it would begin planting the lagoon (afterbay) with trout in the near future, but a date has not be set yet. The striped bass and largemouth bass bites both slowed a little this past week, even before the storm. There have been some boils in the mornings in the backs of coves. The smallmouth, largemouth and stripers are still stacked up on cliffs or other sheer structure where they can ambush bait. Ryan McBride, Valencia, landed a three-pound smallmouth on a topwater bait at Hawk’s Nest. The catfish bite has been fair on cut baits or nightcrawlers. Most of the fish are dropping out of the shallower water and are showing in 20 feet or more. Other species are pretty slow. The west ramp remains closed. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The dropping water level has forced the shutdown of the boat launch, but rental boats remain available. 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. Also a pretty decent catfish bite on cut baits in most of the coves and off the main lake points. The bluegill action is slow to fair on hand-sized panfish. The DFW is in the process of re-evaluating this lake for future trout plants. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: The striper bite has been fair with a decent number of small fish from one to three pounds, but some bigger fish up are being reported. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms, but there has also been some fish on jigging spoons. The first DFW trout plant of the season went in two weeks ago, but the lake is not on the stocking list for this week or next week at the present time. 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, but there continues to be some topwater action most mornings. 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: Still no trout plants yet. Fair largemouth bass bite mornings and evening with some fish showing on plastics and reaction baits. The bluegill and redear bites are slow to fair with most of the action moving into deeper water at the water cools. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

SANTA FE DAM: DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago. No others reported this week or next week. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season three weeks ago.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season three weeks ago.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season three weeks ago.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: First DFW trout plant of the season three weeks ago.

ECHO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

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

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

HOLLENBECK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago. No others reported this week or next week. Information: 213-261-0113.

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season three weeks ago.

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

LEGG LAKES: A free youth fishing event for children five to 15 will be held here from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 6. This activity is designed to give boys and girls who live in urban areas an opportunity to enjoy a fishing experience in or close to their own neighborhood, with poles, reels, tackle, bait and assistance provided. The event is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation and the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation, long with the Department of Fish and Wildlife. A 1,000-pound DFW trout plant will go in this week. For more information about the event, contact the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation at www.danskids.org or call 562-865-3764. First DFW trout plant of the season last week.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season three weeks ago.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season three weeks ago.

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

Nov
27

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: The catfish action slowed with the fish moving to deeper water, where they have become harder to find. The few landed were caught on nightcrawlers or mackerel in 20 to 30 feet. The bass have been active, chasing baitfish most morning and evenings on or near the surface. But the bite has been tough unless you can dip some live shad. A few fish are showing on spinnerbaits and cranks, but the shad are the ticket for both largemouth and smallmouth. Crappie, bluegill, and trout all very slow with only a few bluegill showing from under the courtesy docks. It is also unlikely any trout will be planted this year, according to the DFW. The carp bowfishing remains fair in the backs of most coves in the middle of the day. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: The bass bite has remained fair to good with the best bite in 15 to 40 feet of water and the fish move deeper as the water cools. Top bass reported this past week was a six-pounder landed by Cody Cook, Ventura, fishing a jig. Elliott Chang, Santa Barbara, landed a 5-8 bass on a Texas-rigged plastic worm, while bass at four pounds were reported by Kelly Ripa, Miramonte, and Scotty Lindsverk, Casitas Springs. While there has been light fishing pressure, there are still quite 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. The big news is that the DFW announced this week it will be resuming trout plants at this water in the near future. 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: First DFW trout plant of the season went in two weeks ago, and the lake staff expected another this week. The lake was not on the DFW list however. Best to call ahead if you’re looking for trout. News on the trout front: The DFW announced it would be planting the lagoon (afterbay) with trout in the near future. The striped bass and largemouth bass bites both continue pretty fair on everything from cut bait to jerk baits. Both species seem to be stacked up on cliffs or other sheer structure where they can ambush bait. Best areas have been the Fish Arm or the very back of the Ski Arm. Steven Banks, Venice, had three largemouth bass to two pounds on jerk baits. The catfish bite has also been pretty good on cut baits or nightcrawlers. Most of the fish are dropping out of the shallower water and are showing in 20 feet or more. Marko Zefi, Tustin, landed a 13-pound cat on a nightcrawler in the Fish Arm. Other species are pretty slow. The west ramp remains closed. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The dropping water level has forced the shutdown of the boat launch, but rental boats remain available. 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. Also a pretty decent catfish bite on cut baits in most of the coves and off the main lake points. The bluegill action is slow to fair on hand-sized panfish. The DFW is in the process of re-evaluating this lake for future trout plants. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: The striper bite has been fair to good. Lots of small fish from one to three pounds, but some bigger fish up are being reported. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms, but there has also been some fish on jigging spoons. The first DFW trout plant of the season went in two weeks ago, but the lake is not on the stocking list for this week or next week at the present time. 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, but there continues to be some topwater action most mornings. 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: Still no trout plants yet. Fair largemouth bass bite mornings and evening with some fish showing on plastics and reaction baits. The bluegill and redear bites are slow to fair with most of the action moving into deeper water at the water cools. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

SANTA FE DAM: First DFW trout plant of the season two weeks ago. No others reported this week or next week. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season two weeks ago. No others reported this week or next week.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season two weeks ago. No others reported this week or next week.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season two weeks ago. No others reported this week or next week.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: First DFW trout plant of the season two weeks ago. No others reported this week or next week.

ECHO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago. No others reported this week or next week.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago. No others reported this week or next week.

ELIZABETH LAKE: Lake is currently dry. No recent DFW plants.

HANSEN DAM LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season two weeks ago. No others reported this week or next week. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.

HOLLENBECK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season two weeks ago. No others reported this week or next week. Information: 213-261-0113.

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season two weeks ago. No others reported this week or next week.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season two weeks ago. No others reported this week or next week.

LEGG LAKES: A free youth fishing event for children five to 15 will be held here from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 6. This activity is designed to give boys and girls who live in urban areas an opportunity to enjoy a fishing experience in or close to their own neighborhood, with poles, reels, tackle, bait and assistance provided. The event is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation and the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation, long with the Department of Fish and Wildlife. A 1,000-pound plant is expected the week of the event. For more information about the event, contact the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation at www.danskids.org or call 562-865-3764. First DFW trout plant of the season last week.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season two weeks ago. No others reported this week or next week.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season two weeks ago. No others reported this week or next week.

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

Nov
20

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: The catfish action slowed with the fish moving to deeper water, where they have become harder to find. The few landed were caught on nightcrawlers or mackerel. The bass bite has been tough unless you can dip some live shad. With this candy bait, the bite has been very good for both largemouth and smallmouth. Crappie, bluegill, and trout all very slow with only a few bluegill showing from under the courtesy docks. The carp bowfishing remains fair in the backs of most coves in the middle of the day. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: Very light fishing pressure and little change in the action. The bass and catfish bite remains fair to good. The bass are moving deeper during the day (25 to 40 feet), but there is still some fish up early and late in the day chasing shad. Topwater and reaction baits still working then. Later in the day, spooning around the schools of bait or fishing plastics on structure are the best bets. The catfish are pretty good 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. 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: First trout plant of the season went in last week, but it didn’t set off massive striper boils. In fact, the striper action has mostly moved to deeper water (30 to 60 feet)on lug worms, sardines, jigging spoons or ice jigs. Top spots this past week have been the been the end of the Fish Arm, Utopia, Dry Gulch, and the back side of C-point. Tony Bennet, La Mirada, had an eight-pound striper on a Huddleston swimbait at Hawk’s Nest, while Ronnie Vickerey, Sylmar, landed a three-pound stripers on a Spro BBZ at the dam. The largemouth bite is still good with jerkbaits early in the day and then plastics and nightcrawlers. Best action around the main launch and C-Point. Steve Banks, Long Beach, had a pair of bass to four pounds on worms. Few reports on catfish or panfish. The west ramp remains closed. The first trout plant of the season is tentatively set for next week. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The dropping water level has forced the shutdown of the boat launch, but rental boats remain available. 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. Also a pretty decent catfish bite on cut baits in most of the coves and off the main lake points. The bluegill action is slow to fair on hand-sized panfish. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: The striper bite has been fair to good. Lots of small fish from one to three pounds, but some bigger fish up are being reported. One angler had stripers are 21 and 27 pounds fishing an Alabama rig. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms, but there has also been some fish on jigging spoons. The first DFW trout plant of the season went in last week. 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, but there continues to be some topwater action most mornings. 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: No trout plants yet. Fair largemouth bass bite mornings and evening with some fish showing on plastics and topwater. The bluegill and redear bites are improving with the cooler evenings and most of the action has been in six to 20 feet of water. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

SANTA FE DAM: First DFW trout plant of the season last week. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season lasts week.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season last week.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season last week.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: First DFW trout plant of the season last week.

ECHO PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season last week.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: There will be a free youth fishing event here from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 22, for children from five to 15. The 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 poles, reels, tackle, bait, and assistance provided. Registration is on site the day of the event beginning 8 a.m. Anglers age 16 or older can fish at the end of the event, but they must have a California State Fishing License. The City of Long Beach Department of Parks and Recreation is co-sponsoring the derby with the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation and The California Department of Fish and Wildlife. For more information about the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation and all of its upcoming free kids fishing events, visit www.danskids.org, or call (562) 865-3764. First DFW trout plant of the season went in last week, and another plant is slated this week for the derby.

ELIZABETH LAKE: Lake is currently dry. No recent DFW plants.

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

HOLLENBECK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season last week. Information: 213-261-0113.

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season last week.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season last week.

LEGG LAKES: First DFW trout plant of the season last week.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season last week.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season last week.

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