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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.

Nov
13

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: The catfish action slowed this past week during the full moon with only a few reported. Still lots of shad around for anglers dipping the baitfish to use as bait, and the shad have been producing the most catfish. The largemouth and smallmouth bites have also slowed, with the only action coming in the afternoons on reaction baits. 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 mornings. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: Very light fishing pressure, but the bass and catfish action 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 set for this week. The striper action remains good but the bite 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 backside of Kong Islands and the entrance to Firebreak. Lin Fong, Long Beach, had three stripers to three pounds on sardines off the Old S.S. 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 was good last week, but a little bite of a slowdown this week. Lots of small fish from one to three pounds, but some bigger fish up to eight pounds reported again this past week. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms, but there has also been some fish on spoons and rip baits during boils. The first DFW trout plant of the season is slated for this week. Good news for both stripers and trout anglers. 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 this week. Information: 626-334-1065.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HOLLENBECK LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season this 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 this week.

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

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

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

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

Oct
31

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: The catfish action was wild this past week with a lot of limits reported, especially on shad. Kenny Weber, Santa Barbara, had a limit of channels in just two hours of fishing. He said the fish were up on top chasing shad in a boil he thought was bass, until he caught fish.

The smallmouth bite has been fair to good for anglers fishing main lake points with rip baits and cranks. Largemouth have been slower. Some bass anglers have been dipping live shad in Johnson and Cachuma bays and doing very well on the live bait. Crappie, bluegill, and trout all very slow. The carp bowfishing improved this past week with large fish showing along the north shore. 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 action is pretty much a carbon copy of last week. The bass bite remains fair with the fish in deeper water most of the day and showing on plastics and jigs fishing in 12 to 20 feet of water, but the topwater action at first and last light has also been decent on frogs, buzz baits, and poppers. Also some spinnerbait and jerk bait fish in the mornings when schools of shad are near-surface and the bass are keying on them. 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: The striper action remains good but there has been very little topwater action reported this past week. The best bite has been in deep water from 35 to 65 feet on spoons, lug worms, and ice jigs off the buoy line, in SS Ski, off C-Point and at the Firebreak. Henry Stevenson, Sylmar, had three stripers to five pounds on lug worms at the buoy line. The largemouth bass are still pretty good on nightcrawlers and plastics at the marina, off the dam, and the old SS. Larry Void, Agua Dulce, had a three-pounder on a Roboworm. The catfish bite has been very consistent on cut baits, mostly sardines and mackerel, in the Fish Arm. Polly Stradford, Long Beach, had a four-pound cat on mackerel at the Firebreak. Bluegill and redear are slow with no fishing pressure. The west ramp remains closed. The water will continue to fall this fall and the boat capacity has been reduced from 500 to 300 boats per day. Other species slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good on plastics and reaction baits with most fish in 12 to 30 feet of water, but there is 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: Still little change with a very good striper bite here. Lots of small fish from one to three pounds, but some bigger fish up to eight pounds reported again this past week. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms, but there has also been some fish on spoons and rip baits during boils. 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 has also been some early topwater action. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: 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: No recent DFW plants. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

Oct
24

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: The smallmouth bite has been fair to good for anglers fishing main lake points with rip baits and cranks. Largemouth have been slower. Some bass anglers have been dipping live shad in Johnson and Cachuma bays and doing very well on the live bait. The catfish bite has been slow to fair but still a decent bet. Most of the fish reported were under three pounds and came from Cachuma and Johnson bays on fly-lined chucks of mackerel or nightcrawlers in eight to 15 feet of water. Crappie, bluegill, and trout all very slow. The carp bowfishing improved this past week with large fish showing along the bank between Clark Canyon and Johnson’s Bay in the late afternoon. 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 action is pretty much a carbon copy of last week. The bass bite remains fair with the fish in deeper water most of the day and showing on plastics and jigs fishing in 12 to 20 feet of water, but the topwater action at first and last light has also been decent on frogs, buzz baits, and poppers. Also some spinnerbait and jerk bait fish in the mornings when schools of shad are near-surface and the bass are keying on them. 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: The striper action remains good with periods of excellent topwater activity, which has been intermittent throughout the day. Boils have been popping up at the end of the Ski Arm, but some activity also off C-Point, the SS Ski, Dry Gulch, at the dam buoy line, and Utopia Cove. Most are close to shore or in the backs of coves where the baitfish get pushed up. The bait bite for stripers has been tougher, but still fair. Chun Woo Lee, Long Beach, had six stripers to three pounds on cranks at Hawk’s Nest. The largemouth bass are often mixed right in with the stripers, and there is a lot of crankbait and topwater action on the largemouth, too, but they are more dispersed. Steve Banks, Los Angeles, landed two bass to three pounds on his custom crank baits. The catfish bite has been consistent with a steady parade of fish to 10 pounds or a little better on anchovies and mackerel. Bluegill and redear are slow with no fishing pressure. The west ramp remains closed. The water will continue to fall this fall and the boat capacity has been reduced from 500 to 300 boats per day. Other species slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good on plastics and reaction baits with most fish in 12 to 30 feet of water, but there is 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 remains good with a lot of small fish from one to three pounds, but some bigger fish up to eight pounds reported in the past week. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms, but there has also been some fish on spoons and rip baits during boils. 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 has also been some early topwater action. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: The largemouth bass bite has been pretty fair in the 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: No recent DFW plants. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

Oct
09

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: The catfish action slowed to just fair this past week, but fish are still showing from Cachuma Bay on fly-lined chucks of mackerel. The smallmouth and largemouth bass are up chasing the shad, but this bite also slowed to just fair. Cranks and small spinnerbaits are getting the most fish, but nightcrawlers and plastics have also been productive. The main lake points are the top spots. Crappie, bluegill, and trout all very slow. The carp bowfishing improved this past week with large fish showing along the bank between Clark Canyon and Johnson’s Bay in the late afternoon. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: There bass bite remains fair with the fish in deeper water most of the day and showing on plastics and jigs fishing in 12 to 20 feet of water, but the topwater action at first and last light has also been decent on frogs, buzz baits, and poppers. Also some spinnerbait and jerk bait fish in the mornings when schools of shad are near-surface and the bass are keying on them. 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: The water level continues to drop about a foot a day, but all the bites have held up. The striper action remains good and the topwater activity has been intermittent throughout the day. Boils have been popping up at C-Point, the SS Ski, and at the dam, and there has been good action in those areas along with the buoy line and Utopia Cove. John Petrov, Venice, had six stripers fishing Spooks or sardine with fish to eight pounds. Nikki Median, Santa Clarita, landed four stripers to four pounds on sardines. There largemouth and catfish bites are also pretty good, with the cats best in the Fish Arm on sardine and mackerel. The bass are showing around much of the lake on plastics and crankbaits. Phi Lam, Long Beach, had a seven-pound catfish on mackerel fishing from shore. Bluegill and redear are slow with no fishing pressure. The west ramp remains closed. The water will continue to fall this fall and the boat capacity has been reduced from 500 to 300 boats per day. Other species slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good on plastics and reaction baits with most fish in 12 to 30 feet of water, but there is 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 remains fair to good with a lot of small fish from one to three pounds, but some bigger fish up to nine pounds reported in the past week. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut sardines, lug worms, and bloodworms. Fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. The largemouth bass bite is fair on plastics and nightcrawlers, but there has also been some early topwater action. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: The largemouth bass bite has been pretty fair in the 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: No recent DFW plants. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

Sep
25

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Little change here with the catfish action continuing to get top billing. The catfish action has been on cut baits and dough baits in most of the bays and coves in less than 10 feet of water. Some of the fish are topping six pounds and some limits or near-limits reported. The smallmouth and largemouth bass are up chasing the shad. Cranks and small spinnerbaits are getting a lot of fish. A few crappie are showing from under docks and floating platforms around the lake, but they are tough. Bluegill spotty and trout slow. The carp have also slowed way down with the fish sounding and not available for bow-fishermen. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: There bass bite remains fair to good with the fish in deeper water most of the day and showing on plastics and jigs fishing in 12 to 20 feet of water, but the topwater action at first and last light has also been good on frogs, buzz baits, and poppers. Also some spinnerbait and jerk bait fish in the mornings when schools of shad are near-surface and the bass are keying on them. Parker Marquez, Oakview, landed a six-pound bass on a Senko, while Kurt Ebken Jr., Miner’s Oaks, had a 5-8 on a plastic worm. Brock Medlin, Miner’s Oaks, had a five-pound bass on a drop-shot plastics. 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: The striper bite remains good and the topwater activity remains very good with boils throughout the day all around the lake, but the best action has been in the mornings. Flukes, Spooks, Kastmasters and cranks have been the top lures for the boils. John Petrov, Venice, had 10 stripers for a total weight of 48 pounds topped by a seven-pounder while throwing topwater baits near the S.S. Ski. David Spann, Palmdale, landed seven stripers to four pounds on Spooks and Flukes at the buoy line. There has also been a fair topwater or jerkbait bite for largemouth and smallmouth bass in the early mornings and then a fair bite late in the afternoons and into the evening on plastics and nightcrawlers. Jered Wood, Encino, landed an 8-8 largemouth on a Senko at the dam. The catfish are fair to good in 12 to 40 feet of water in most of the coves and off Kong Island. Bluegill are fair in eight to 20 feet of water on small nightcrawlers, meal worms, crickets, or wax worms. Most are 1/4-pounders. The west ramp remains closed. The water will continue to fall this summer and the boat capacity has been reduced from 500 to 300 boats per day. Other species slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

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

PYRAMID: The striper bite remains fair to good with a lot of small fish from one to three pounds, but some bigger fish up to five or six pounds. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut sardines, lug worms, and bloodworms. Fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits with fish to six pounds reported this past week. The largemouth bass bite is fair on plastics and nightcrawlers, but there has also been some early topwater action. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: Slow to fair bass action on plastics and topwater baits early and late in the day. Tough mid-day bite with the heat. The bluegill are showing in pretty good numbers with some fish pushing a half-pound. Redear and crappie still spotty. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

Sep
18

Castaic Striper Boils

Sep
18

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Catfish continue to be the top bet here with other bites slow to fair. The catfish action has been on cut baits and dough baits in most of the bays and coves in less than 10 feet of water. Some of the fish are topping six pounds and some limits or near-limits reported. The smallmouth bass have gone on a tear chasing the shad. Cranks and small spinnerbaits are getting a lot of fish. The largemouth, while fair, are not as good as the smallies. A few crappie are showing from under docks and floating platforms around the lake, but they are tough. Bluegill spotty and trout slow. The carp have also slowed way down with only a few showing for bow-fishermen at midday. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: There bass bite remains fair to good with the fish in deeper water most of the day and showing on plastics and jigs fishing in 20 to 40 feet of water, but the topwater action at first and last light has also been good on frogs, buzz baits, and poppers. Also some spinnerbait and jerk bait fish in the mornings when schools of shad are near-surface. No big fish reported, but pretty good numbers of 1-8 to three-pound fish and some to five pounds. A few redear and bluegill continue to show in 12 to 30 feet, mostly on nightcrawler pieces fished on the bottom. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com

CASTAIC: The striper bite remains good and the topwater activity remains very good with boils throughout the day all around the lake, but the best action has been in the mornings. Hot spots have been the dam area, Kong Island, The Cliffs, Dry Gulch, and Firebreak. Flukes, Spooks, Kastmasters and cranks have been the top lures for the boils. Jocob Hedberg, Sylmar, had 10 stripers totaling 40 pounds topped by a five-pounder fishing a Lucky Craft at the Jet Ski Buoys, while Huong Hua, Long Beach, had 10 for 34 pounds total, and his best was a seven-pounder, all on Super Spook Juniors off Kong Island. There has also been a fair topwater or jerkbait bite for largemouth and smallmouth bass in the early mornings and then a fair bite late in the afternoons and into the evening on plastics and nightcrawlers. Sarah Crawford, Agua Dulce, had four largemouth to five pounds fishing crankbaits at Hawk’s Nest. The catfish are fair to good in 12 to 40 feet of water in most of the coves and off Kong Island. Bluegill are fair in eight to 20 feet of water on small nightcrawlers, meal worms, crickets, or wax worms. Most are 1/4-pounders. Armen Yasheslaf, Los Angeles, had three bluegill to a pounds on meal worms. The west ramp remains closed. The water will continue to fall this summer and the boat capacity has been reduced from 500 to 300 boats per day. Other species slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

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

PYRAMID: The striper bite remains fair to good with a lot of small fish from one to three pounds, but some bigger fish up to five or six pounds. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut sardines, lug worms, and bloodworms. Fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits with fish to six pounds reported this past week. The largemouth bass bite is fair on plastics and nightcrawlers, but there has also been some early topwater action. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: Slow to fair bass action on plastics and topwater baits early and late in the day. Tough mid-day bite with the heat. The bluegill are showing in pretty good numbers with some fish pushing a half-pound. Redear and crappie still spotty. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

Sep
11

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Catfish continue to be the top bet here with other bites slow to fair. The catfish action has been on cut baits and dough baits in most of the bays and coves, with the action very shallow. Muddied up bays have been the best spots. Some of the fish are topping six pounds and some limits or near-limits reported. The largemouth and smallmouth bass started are in a fair to good topwater bite early and late in the day with some action on plastics afterward. Crappie and bluegill are very slow. The trout bite has also been very, very slow, with little pressure. Carp are excellent for bowfishermen, especially in the east end, Johnson and Cachuma bays in the mornings. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: There bass bite remains fair to good with the fish in deeper water most of the day and showing on plastics and jibs fishing in 20 to 40 feet of water, but the topwater action at first and last light has also been good on frogs, buzz baits, and poppers. Also some spinnerbait and jerk bait fish in the mornings when schools of shad are near-surface. No big fish reported, but pretty good numbers of 1-8 to three-pound fish and some to five pounds. A few redear and bluegill continue to show in 12 to 30 feet, mostly on nightcrawler pieces fished on the bottom. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com

CASTAIC: The striper bite remains good and the topwater activity remains very good with boils throughout the day all around the lake. Hot spots have been C-Point and the Old S.S. But the dam area is also a decent bet. Flukes, Spooks, Kastmasters and cranks have been the top lures for the boils. Keith Gunnerpoor, Lancaster, had five stripers to six pounds fishing Flukes and Spooks. There has also been a fair topwater or jerkbait bite for largemouth and smallmouth bass in the early mornings and then a fair bite late in the afternoons and into the evening on plastics and nightcrawlers. Alex Bradford, Pasadena, had 10 stripers for a 25-pound total stringer and his top fish was a four-pounder. He was fishing an umbrella rig off Firebreak. The catfish are fair to good in 12 to 40 feet of water in most of the coves and off Kong Island. Bluegill are fair in eight to 20 feet of water on small nightcrawlers, meal worms, crickets, or wax worms. Most are 1/4-pounders. Armen Yasheslaf, Los Angeles, had three bluegill to a pounds on meal worms. The west ramp remains closed. The water will continue to fall this summer and the boat capacity has been reduced from 500 to 300 boats per day. Other species slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

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

PYRAMID: The striper bite remains fair to good with a lot of small fish from one to three pounds, but some bigger fish up to five or six pounds. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut sardines, lug worms, and bloodworms. Fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits with fish to six pounds reported this past week. The largemouth bass bite is fair on plastics and nightcrawlers, but there has also been some early topwater action. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: Slow to fair bass action on plastics and topwater baits early and late in the day. Tough mid-day bite with the heat. The bluegill are showing in pretty good numbers with some fish pushing a half-pound. Redear and crappie still spotty. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

Sep
04

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Catfish continue to be the top bet here with other bites slow to fair. The catfish action has been on cut baits and dough baits in most of the bays and coves, with the action very shallow. Some of the fish are topping six pounds and some limits or near-limits reported. The largemouth and smallmouth bass started showing on the surface this past week with a pretty good topwater bite early and late in the day with some action on plastics afterward. Crappie are very slow with only the odd fish showing on small jigs by the cistern island. The trout bite has also been very, very slow, with little pressure. Carp are excellent for bowfishermen, especially in the east end, Johnson and Cachuma bays in the mornings. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: There bass bite remains fair to good with the fish in deeper water most of the day and showing on plastics and jibs fishing in 20 to 40 feet of water, but the topwater action at first and last light has also been good on frogs, buzz baits, and poppers. Also some spinnerbait and jerk bait fish in the mornings when schools of shad are near-surface. No big fish reported, but pretty good numbers of 1-8 to three-pound fish and some to five pounds. A few redear and bluegill continue to show in 12 to 30 feet, mostly on nightcrawler pieces fished on the bottom. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com

CASTAIC: The striper bite remains good and the topwater activity remains very good with boils throughout the day all around the lake. Hot spots have been off the marina, at the dam, and by the Old S.S. Flukes, Spooks, Kastmasters and cranks have been the top lures for the boils. Ronnie Vickers, Santa Clarita, had 10 stripers to four pounds on cranks, while John Barrett, Canyon Country, landed 10 fish to three pounds. There has also been a fair topwater or jerkbait bite for largemouth and smallmouth bass in the early mornings and then a fair bite late in the afternoons and into the evening on plastics and nightcrawlers. That action slowed a little this past week. The catfish are fair to good in 12 to 40 feet of water in most of the coves. Mark Castillo, Acton, had two cats to 4-8. Bluegill are slow to fair in eight to 20 feet of water on small nightcrawlers, crickets, or wax worms. Most are 1/4-pounders. The west ramp remains closed. The water will continue to fall this summer and the boat capacity has been reduced from 500 to 300 boats per day. Other species slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

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

PYRAMID: The striper bite remains fair to good with a lot of small fish from one to three pounds. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut sardines, lug worms, and bloodworms. Fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits with fish to six pounds reported this past week. The largemouth bass bite is fair on plastics and nightcrawlers, but there has also been some early topwater action. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: Slow to fair bass action on plastics and topwater baits early and late in the day. Tough mid-day bite with the heat. The bluegill are showing in pretty good numbers with some fish pushing a half-pound. Redear and crappie still spotty. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

Aug
28

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Catfish continue to be the top bet here with other bites slow to fair. The catfish action has been on cut baits and dough baits in most of the bays and coves, with the action very shallow. Some of the fish are topping six pounds and some limits or near-limits reported. The largemouth and smallmouth bass started showing on the surface this past week with a pretty good topwater bite early and late in the day with some action on plastics afterward. Crappie are very slow with only the odd fish showing on small jigs by the cistern island. The trout bite has also been very, very slow, with little pressure. Carp are excellent for bowfishermen, especially in the east end, Johnson and Cachuma bays in the mornings. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: There bass bite remains fair to good with the fish in deeper water most of the day and showing on plastics and jibs fishing in 20 to 40 feet of water, but the topwater action at first and last light has also been good on frogs, buzz baits, and poppers. Also some spinnerbait and jerk bait fish in the mornings when schools of shad are near-surface. No big fish reported, but pretty good numbers of 1-8 to three-pound fish and some to five pounds. A few redear and bluegill continue to show in 12 to 30 feet, mostly on nightcrawler pieces fished on the bottom. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com

CASTAIC: The striper bite remains good and the topwater activity remains very good with boils throughout the day all around the lake. Hot spots have been Necktie Canyon and Dry Gulch. Flukes, Spooks and Kastmasters have been the top lures for the boils. Andrew Knotts, Valencia, had an eight-pound striper fishing a topwater Sammy in Dry Gulch. There has also been a good topwater or jerkbait bite for largemouth and smallmouth bass in the early mornings and then a fair bite late in the afternoons and into the evening on plastics and nightcrawler. John Sprott, Valencia, landed a four-pound largemouth on a Senko off C Point. The catfish are fair to good in 12 to 40 feet of water in most of the coves. Bluegill are slow to fair in eight to 20 feet of water on small nightcrawlers, crickets, or wax worms. Most are 1/4-pounders. The west ramp remains closed. The water will continue to fall this summer and the boat capacity has been reduced from 500 to 300 boats per day. Other species slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

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

PYRAMID: The striper bite remains fair to good with a lot of small fish from one to three pounds. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut sardines, lug worms, and bloodworms. Fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits with fish to six pounds reported this past week. The largemouth bass bite is fair on plastics and nightcrawlers, but there has also been some early topwater action. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: Slow to fair bass action on plastics and topwater baits early and late in the day. Tough mid-day bite with the heat. The bluegill are showing in pretty good numbers with some fish pushing a half-pound. Redear and crappie still spotty. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

Aug
21

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Catfish continue to be the top bet here with other bites slow to fair. The catfish action has been on cut baits and dough baits in most of the bays and coves, with the action very shallow. Some of the fish are topping six pounds and some limits or near-limits reported. The largemouth and smallmouth bass improved to fair this past week, but the best bite is the topwater action. Crappie are very slow with only the odd fish showing on small jigs by the cistern island. The trout bite has also been very, very slow, with little pressure. But a few holdover fish showing for trollers fishing Needlefish or Countdown Rapalas behind five or six colors of lead core or deep-drifting nightcrawlers at the dam. Carp are excellent for bowfishermen, especially in the east end, Johnson and Cachuma bays in the mornings. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: There has been a good topwater and reaction bait bite in the mornings for the bass. Frogs and buzzbaits have been best. The bass are mostly showing on the outside edges of the weed beds later in the day on nightcrawlers, drop-shot plastics, jigs, or live shad, but the bite is all early and late. Quite a few redear and bluegill are showing, mostly on nightcrawlers and meal worms, in 15 feet or less. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com

CASTAIC: The striper bite remains good and the topwater activity broke wide open this past week with boils throughout the day all around the lake. Hot spots have been the day, the point next to the launch ramp, C-Point, Nectie Canyon, and the entrance to Cuttler Cove. Flukes, Spooks and Kastmasters have been the top lures for the boils. There has also been a good topwater or jerkbait bite for largemouth and smallmouth bass in the early mornings and then a fair bite late in the afternoons and into the evening on plastics and nightcrawler. The catfish are fair to good in 12 to 40 feet of water in most of the coves, and there was a 14-pounder reported this past week. Bluegill are slow to fair in eight to 20 feet of water on small nightcrawlers, crickets, or wax worms. Most are 1/4-pounders. The west ramp remains closed. The water will continue to fall this summer and the boat capacity has been reduced from 500 to 300 boats per day. Other species slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

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

PYRAMID: The striper bite remains fair to good with a lot of small fish from one to three pounds. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut sardines, lug worms, and bloodworms. Good catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits with fish to six pounds reported this past week. The largemouth bass bite is fair on plastics and nightcrawlers, but there has also been some early topwater action. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: Slow to fair bass action on plastics and topwater baits early and late in the day. Tough mid-day bite with the heat. The bluegill are showing in pretty good numbers with some fish pushing a half-pound. Redear and crappie still spotty. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

ELIZABETH LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LEGG LAKES: DFW catfish plant last week.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: Catfish plant last week.

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