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Aug
27

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Catfish are the top bet here with very good action one one-pound class fish and many anglers are reporting four to eight fish per trip. Top spot has been Cachuma Bay, but the fish are showing throughout the lake on garlic-soaked mackerel, chicken liver, or nightcrawlers. Fish to five pounds reported this past week. The smallmouth and largemouth bass action has been good with the best action early and late in the day on small minnow plastics, crankbaits, or nightcrawlers. All shoreline fishing areas have been good, along with the rock walls from Johnson Bay to Clark Canyon. Crappie and bluegill are fair on structure or in the east end. 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 remains fair to good with a lot of one- to two-pound fish showing with some to four pounds. The best bite has been on nightcrawlers, plastics, reaction baits, and topwater baits. The best bite is early and late in the day. The fish are right up in the grass in 10 to 20 feet of water. Bluegill are pretty good for anglers fishing half to a third of a nightcrawler fly-lined or fished with a small weight to get them on the bottom. Some to two pounds or better, and some bigger redear are showing in this bite. A very few cats showing or being targeted. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. the water visibility has declined with the heat and algae growth, but carp to 10 pounds or more are being stuck each week. 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: Good striper action continues and there are still fish boiling on the surface throughout the day. While most of the stripers are under four pounds, the bite on one to three pounds has been very good on rip baits, shad-like cranks, and small shad plastics. The bait bite is fair on sardines, lug worms, or blood worms in 50 to 75 feet of water, when the fish aren’t showing on top. Bret Packard, Lake Hughes, had a 14.92-pound striper Sunday. The largemouth bass action is fair to good with a very good morning topwater bite. Good catfish with some cats into the double digit range, mostly on cut baits or nightcrawlers. Some panfish action, with a lot of small bluegill clustered around structure and being caught on meal worms, wax worms, or crickets. Trout slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: There is fair to good largemouth bass action. The bass are showing for shoreline and boat anglers on plastics and reaction baits, with most of the action is early and late in the day. Also a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. Some topwater. Catfish fair in 10 to 30 feet of water on cut baits, while the bluegill and redear are fair with small fish in most structure areas on small jigs, nightcrawlers, and meal worms. Water level is very low and launching is difficult and some boats may not be able to launch. Boaters should also be aware that lake hazards exist with the low water. Rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: Fair to good striped bass action with a lot of stringers of two to four-pound fish showing at the dam for boat anglers or in the channel for shore anglers. Most of the fish are showing on anchovies, sardines, or lug worms, but there have also been boils most mornings with anglers getting the fish on spoons, jerk baits, and even some on topwater. Trollers also scoring fish on white flies and other shad-like lures. The catfish bite has been fair to good, too, also on cut baits and the cats are showing all around the lake. Largemouth bass have been fair with the best action early and late in the day on plastics and reaction baits. Some are up chasing bait with stripers. Bluegill and redear getting little pressure, but the bite on small fish has been pretty decent. 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.

Aug
13

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Catfish are the top bet here with very good action one one-pound class fish and many anglers are report 20 to 30 fish days, especially in Drake Cove, Mohawk Bay, Johnson Bay, and Cachuma Bay. Garlic-soaked mackerel has been the hot bait, but most cut baits have been working. The smallmouth and largemouth bass action has been fair to good with the best action early and late in the day on crankbaits or nightcrawlers. For bank anglers, Drake Cove to the launch ramp has been the hot spot, while boat anglers are doing best along Cachuma Point and on Jackrabbit Flats. Bluegill are fair to good, but most are small and showing on tiny jigs or meal worms, wax worms, or crickets in the coves. Slow for crappie, trout, and carp. 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 remains fair to good with a lot of one- to two-pound fish showing with some to four pounds. The best bite has been on nightcrawlers, plastics, reaction baits, and topwater baits. The best bite is early and late in the day. The fish are right up in the grass in 10 to 20 feet of water. Bluegill are pretty good for anglers fishing half or a third of a nightcrawler fly-lined or fished with a small weight to get them on the bottom. Some to two pounds or better, and some bigger redear are showing in this bite. A very few cats showing, but the crappie and trout bites are very slow. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. the water visibility has declined with the heat and algae growth, but carp to 10 pounds or more are being stuck each week. 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: Good striper action continued over the past week but with fewer boils over the weekend (which increased this week). Also a pretty fair bait on fresh sardines, lug worms, or blood worms in 50 to 75 feet of water. Most of the stripers are smaller two to three-pound fish. The largemouth bass action is good with a very good morning topwater bite. Good catfish with some cats into the double digit range, mostly on cut baits or nightcrawlers. Some panfish action, with a lot of small bluegill clustered around structure and being caught on meal worms, wax worms, or crickets. Trout slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: Light fishing pressure, but there is still fair to good largemouth bass action continues. The bass are showing for shoreline and boat anglers on plastics and reaction baits, with most of the action is early and late in the day. Also a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. Topwater action most mornings early. Some catfish 10 to 30 feet of water on cut baits, while the bluegill and redear are fair with small fish in most structure areas on small jigs, nightcrawlers, and meal worms. Water level is very low and launching is difficult and some boats may not be able to launch. Boaters should also be aware that lake hazards exist with the low water. Rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: Fair to good striped bass action with a lot of stringers of two to four-pound fish showing at the dam for boat anglers or in the channel for shore anglers. Most of the fish are showing on anchovies, sardines, or lug worms, but there have also been boils most mornings with anglers getting the fish on spoons, jerk baits, and even some on topwater. The catfish bite has been fair to good, too, also on cut baits and the cats are showing all around the lake. Largemouth bass have been fair with the best action early and late in the day on plastics and reaction baits. Some are up chasing bait with stripers. Bluegill and redear getting little pressure, but the bite on small fish has been pretty decent. 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.

Aug
06

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Hot weather and full moon lulled the bite some this past week, but diligent anglers again found the catfish bite pretty good, mostly along mud bank and bottom areas on mackerel or nightcrawlers. Most of the fish are running about a pound. The smallmouth bass action is good early and late in the day on reaction baits and topwater with a decent worm bite in deeper water. Top spots have been E Point, the mouth of Clark’s and drifting the bank from Cachuma Bay Point to Bobcat Canyon. Only a few largemouth showing in this bite. But 30 to 40 fish bass days have not been uncommon. A few trout continue to show for trollers working the dam area with Needlefish and Kastmasters early in the day. Improved crappie and bluegill reports this past week, mostly from the mouth of Drake Cove with both showing on small jigs tipped with meal worms, and a few crappie on slow-trolled Kastmasters. 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 is fair to good with a lot of one- to two-pound fish showing on nightcrawlers, plastics, reaction baits, and topwater baits. The best bite is early and late in the day. The fish are right up in the grass in 10 to 20 feet of water. Bluegill are good for anglers fishing half or a third of a nightcrawler fly-lined or fished with a small weight to get them on the bottom. Some to a pound or better, and some bigger redear are showing in this bite. The crappie, catfish, and trout bites have finally pretty much shut down. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. the water visibility has declined with the heat and algae growth, but carp to 10 pounds or more are being stuck each week. 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: The very good striper action has continued this week. The best action this past week has been at the Ski Arm buoy line on topwater baits and small Kastmasters. John Potts, Sylmar, had 10 stripers to five pounds in the Ski Arm on Lucky Craft Gunfish thrown to boils. Some fish are also still showing on fresh sardines, lug worms, or blood worms in 50 to 75 feet of water. Most of the stripers are smaller two to three-pound fish. The largemouth bass are fair to good with the fish boiling on small shad off and on throughout the day this past week, but most are still showing on small plastics, reaction baits, and topwater. Good catfish with some cats into the double digit range, mostly on cut baits or nightcrawlers. Some panfish action, with a lot of small bluegill clustered around structure and being caught on meal worms, wax worms, or crickets. Trout slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: Fair to good largemouth bass action continues. The bass are showing for shoreline and boat anglers on plastics and reaction baits, with most of the action is early and late in the day. Also a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. Topwater action most mornings early. Some catfish 10 to 30 feet of water on cut baits, while the bluegill and redear are fair with small fish in most structure areas on small jigs, nightcrawlers, and meal worms. Water level low and launching is difficult and some boats may not be able to launch. Boaters should also be aware that lake hazards exist with the low water. Rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: Fair to good striped bass action with a lot of stringers of two to four-pound fish showing at the dam for boat anglers or in the channel for shore anglers. Most of the fish are showing on anchovies, sardines, or lug worms, but there have also been boils most mornings with anglers getting the fish on spoons, jerk baits, and even some on topwater. The catfish bite has been fair to good, too, also on cut baits and the cats are showing all around the lake. Largemouth bass have been fair with the best action early and late in the day on plastics and reaction baits. Some are up chasing bait with stripers. Bluegill and redear getting little pressure, but the bite on small fish has been pretty decent. 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.

Jul
30

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Catfish are very good with some good stringers showing on mackerel or nightcrawlers. Most of the fish are running about a pound. The boat action was best in Cachuma and Santa Cruz bays, while the bite for shore anglers was best in Drake Cove and the Mohawk area. Cut mackerel or chicken livers and nightcrawlers have been the best baits. The smallmouth bass action is good early and late in the day on reaction baits and topwater with a decent worm bite in deeper water. Top spots have been E Point, the mouth of Clark’s and drifting the bank from Cachuma Bay Point to Bobcat Canyon. Only a few largemouth showing in this bite. A few trout continue to show for trollers working the dam area on Kastmasters and some on PowerBait. Improved crappie and bluegill reports this past week, mostly from the mouth of Drake Cove with both showing on small jigs tipped with meal worms, and a few crappie on slow-trolled Kastmasters. 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 is fair to good with a lot of one- to two-pound fish showing on nightcrawlers, plastics, reaction baits, and topwater baits. The best bite is early and late in the day. The fish are right up in the grass in 10 to 20 feet of water. Bluegill are good for anglers fishing half or a third of a nightcrawler fly-lined or fished with a small weight to get them on the bottom. Some to a pound or better, and some bigger redear are showing in this bite. The crappie, catfish, and trout bites have finally pretty much shut down. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. the water visibility has declined with the heat and algae growth, but carp to 10 pounds or more are being stuck each week. Lake staff must approve bows. Nightfishing until 11 p.m. will be held July 30-Aug. 1. 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 very good striper action has continued this week. The best action this past week has been at the Ski Arm buoy line on topwater baits and small Kastmasters. Fish are also still showing on fresh sardines, anchovies, lug worms, or blood worms in 50 to 75 feet of water. Most of the stripers are smaller two to three-pound fish. The largemouth bass are fair to good with the fish boiling on small shad off and on throughout the day this past week, but most are still showing on small plastics, reaction baits, and topwater. Good catfish with some cats into the double digit range, mostly on cut baits or nightcrawlers. Some panfish action, with a lot of small bluegill clustered around structure and being caught on meal worms, wax worms, or crickets. Trout slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: Fair to good largemouth bass action continues. The bass are showing for shoreline and boat anglers on plastics and reaction baits, with most of the action is early and late in the day. Also a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. Topwater action most mornings early. Some catfish 10 to 30 feet of water on cut baits, while the bluegill and redear are fair with small fish in most structure areas on small jigs, nightcrawlers, and meal worms. Water level low and launching is difficult and some boats may not be able to launch. Boaters should also be aware that lake hazards exist with the low water. Rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: Fair to good striped bass action with a lot of stringers of two to four-pound fish showing at the dam for boat anglers or in the channel for shore anglers. Most of the fish are showing on anchovies, sardines, or lug worms, but there have also been boils most mornings with anglers getting the fish on spoons, jerk baits, and even some on topwater. The catfish bite has been fair to good, too, also on cut baits and the cats are showing all around the lake. Largemouth bass have been fair with the best action early and late in the day on plastics and reaction baits. Some are up chasing bait with stripers. Bluegill and redear getting little pressure, but the bite on small fish has been pretty decent. 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.

Jul
16

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Catfish are very good with some good stringers showing on mackerel or nightcrawlers. The boat action was best in Cachuma and Santa Cruz bays, while the bite for shore anglers was best in Drake Cove and the Mohawk area. Cut mackerel or chicken livers and nightcrawlers have been the best baits. The smallmouth bass action is good early and late in the day on reaction baits and topwater with a decent worm bite in deeper water. Top spots have been E Point, Cachuma Point, and Jackrabbit Flats. Only a few largemouth showing in this bite. A few more trout have been reported this past week with the fishing mostly showing for trollers working the dam area, but fish have been reported shallower and as far back as Santa Cruz Bay this past week by boat and shore anglers fishing inflated nightcrawlers or PowerBait. No crappie reports, but the bluegill bite has been fair to good in Drake Cove around the stick-ups. 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 is fair to good with a lot of one- to two-pound fish showing on nightcrawlers, plastics, reaction baits, and topwater baits. The best bite is early and late in the day. The fish are right up in the grass in 10 to 20 feet of water. Bluegill are good for anglers fishing half or a third of a nightcrawler fly-lined or fished with a small weight to get them on the bottom. Some to a pound or better, and some bigger redear are showing in this bite. The crappie and trout bites have finally pretty much shut down, but a few trout continue to show for anglers fishing nightcrawlers on the outside edges of the weed beds. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. the water visibility has declined with the heat and algae growth, but carp to 10 pounds or more are being stuck each week. 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: Good action on stripers. They are showing on cut fresh sardines, anchovies, lug worms, or blood worms with lots of limits of two to four pound fish caught at the buoy line. Morning boils continue to increase. The largemouth bass are fair to good on plastics, reaction baits, and topwater. After the topwater bite ends most of the action has been in anywhere from five to 25 feet of water. Good catfish with some cats into the double digit range, mostly on cut baits or nightcrawlers. Some panfish action, with a lot of small bluegill clustered around structure and being caught on meal worms, wax worms, or crickets. Trout slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: Just fair action with largemouth bass remaining the best bet. The bass are showing for shoreline and boat anglers on plastics and reaction baits, with most of the action is early and late in the day. Also a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. Some catfish 10 to 30 feet of water on cut baits, while the bluegill and redear are fair with small fish in most structure areas on small jigs, nightcrawlers, and meal worms. Water level low and launching is difficult and some boats may not be able to launch. Boaters should also be aware that lake hazards exist with the low water. Rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: The striped bass bite has been fair to good with a lot of stringers of two to four-pound fish showing at the dam for boat anglers or in the channel for shore anglers. Most of the fish are showing on anchovies, sardines, or lug worms, but there have also been boils most mornings with anglers getting the fish on spoons, jerk baits, and even some on topwater. The catfish bite has been fair to good, too, also on cut baits and the cats are showing all around the lake. Largemouth bass have been fair with the best action early and late in the day on plastics and reaction baits. Some are up chasing bait with stripers. Bluegill and redear getting little pressure, but the bite on small fish has been pretty decent. 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.

Jul
02

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Catfish are very good with some good stringers showing on mackerel or nightcrawlers fished in Cachuma Bay or Clark Canyon. Some fish topping six pounds, but most from two to three pounds. The bass action has been good to excellent with both largemouth and smallmouth showing on reaction baits, jigs, and plastics, especially along the shore in the east end of the lake. Many anglers having 30-plus fish days. Most are one to two pounds. There continues to be a fair number of trout caught by both shore and boat anglers. Shore anglers got fish off E Point and the mouth of Drake Cove on PowerBait, while trollers were working near the dam. No crappie reports, but the bluegill bite has been fair to good in Drake Cove around the stick-ups. 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: Little change. The bass bite remains fair with a lot of one- to two-pound fish showing on nightcrawlers, plastics, reaction baits, and topwater baits. The best bite is early and late in the day. Live shad are still being dipped early in the mornings, but the bass aren’t focusing so much on the shad, while the best crappie action continues to be on the shad. Overall, the crappie are just fair, but most fish are still nice quality 1-8 class fish with a few over two pounds. Trout are very slow, but a few pan-sized fish to 14 inches are showing on nightcrawlers (or occasionally on shad) in 10 to 25 feet of water for shore or boat anglers, and some trollers are working for trout. Catfish are getting little pressure, but when an angler soaks cut baits in six to 20 feet of water, the bite has been good. The bluegill and redear are fair on red worms and nightcrawlers for shoreline anglers. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. the water visibility has declined with the heat and algae growth, but carp to 10 pounds or more are being stuck each week. 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: Overall good action. The stripers are showing on cut baits (especially fresh sardines), lug worms, or blood worms with lots of limits of two to four pound fish caught at the buoy line. There are increasing numbers of morning boils, too. The largemouth bass are fair to good on plastics, reaction baits, and topwater. Good catfish with some cats into the double digit range, mostly on cut baits or nightcrawlers. Some panfish action, with a lot of small bluegill clustered around structure and being caught on meal worms, wax worms, or crickets. Trout slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: Overall slow to fair action. The largemouth bass bite has been the best bet with fish showing for shoreline and boat anglers on plastics and reaction baits, but most of the action is early and late in the day. Also a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. Some catfish 10 to 30 feet of water on cut baits, while the bluegill and redear are fair with small fish in most structure areas on small jigs, nightcrawlers, and meal worms. Water level low and launching is difficult and some boats may not be able to launch. Boaters should also be aware that lake hazards exist with the low water. Rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: The striped bass bite has been fair to good with a lot of stringers of two to four-pound fish showing at the dam for boat anglers or in the channel for shore anglers. Most of the fish are showing on anchovies, sardines, or lug worms, but there have also been boils most mornings with anglers getting the fish on spoons, jerk baits, and even some on topwater. The catfish bite has been fair to good, too, also on cut baits and the cats are showing all around the lake. Largemouth bass have been fair with the best action early and late in the day on plastics and reaction baits. Some are up chasing bait with stripers. Bluegill and redear getting little pressure, but the bite on small fish has been pretty decent. 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.

Jun
25

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Catfish are very good with some good stringers showing on mackerel or nightcrawlers fishing in the coves, especially Santa Cruz and Cachuma bays. Lots in the four-pound class. The bass action has been good to excellent with both largemouth and smallmouth showing on reaction baits, jigs, and plastics, especially along the shore of Jackrabbit Flats. Most are one to two pounds. The trout action slowed with only a few fish for anglers trolling near the dam with Rapalas, Kastmasters, and Flicker Shad in deeper water. A five-pound rainbow came in this past week. Few crappie reports this week, but the bluegill bite remains good. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: The bass bite has been fair to good with a lot of one- to two-pound fish showing on nightcrawlers, plastics, reaction baits, and topwater baits. The best bite is early and late in the day. Live shad are still being dipped early in the mornings, but the bass aren’t focusing so much on the shad, while the best crappie action continues to be on the shad. Overall, the crappie are just fair, but most fish are still nice quality 1-8 class fish with a few over two pounds. Trout are very slow, but a few pan-sized fish to 14 inches are showing on nightcrawlers (or occasionally on shad) in 10 to 25 feet of water for shore or boat anglers, and some trollers are working for trout. Catfish are getting little pressure, but when an angler soaks cut baits in six to 20 feet of water, the bite has been good. The bluegill and redear are fair on red worms and nightcrawlers for shoreline anglers. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. the water visibility has declined with the heat and algae growth, but carp to 10 pounds or more are being stuck each week. 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: The striped bass bite is finally picking up with fair to good action on lug worms and nightcrawlers, especially at the dam. A few bigger fish showing on swimbaits. Largemouth bass remain good on plastics, nightcralwers, and jerkbaits. The fish are up early and then retreat into 20 to 25 feet of water as the sun comes up. Also a lot of smallmouth showing, especially in rockier areas. The catfish bite has also improved with good action and a few double digit fish in the past week. Most of the cats are showing on nightcrawlers or mackerel. Trout slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: Channel catfish are showing in fair numbers in 10 to 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. The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good with a lot of fish on plastics, Senkos, cranks, and jigs, and a number of fish are running over the four-pound mark. Also quite a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. 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: Little change here. The striped bass bite has continued fair to good with some good catches in the past week. The bite has been best early in the morning and shuts down by 9 a.m. The largemouth bass bite has also been pretty good with the fish up early and late chasing bait. 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. Trout are slow. 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 on drop-shot plastics, reaction baits, and even some topwater. The bluegill and redear bites are fair, mostly on small baits like wax worms, red worms, or nightcrawler pieces. 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: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW trout plants.

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: No recent DFW trout 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 trout plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW trout plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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: No recent DFW trout plants.

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: No recent DFW plants.

Jun
11

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: The trout action continued fair to good for anglers trolling near the dam for trolling working Rapalas, Kastmasters, and Flicker Shad in five to 30 feet of water (shallower early, deeper later). Warm weather is driving them down. Catfish are very good with some good stringers showing on mackerel or nightcrawlers fishing in the coves, especially Santa Cruz and Cachuma bays. The bass action has been good with both largemouth and smallmouth showing on reaction baits, jigs, and plastics, especially along the shore of Jackrabbit Flats. Most are one to two pounds. The crappie came back on in the east end with a decent bite early and late in the day on small jigs. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: The bass bite has been fair to good with a lot of one to two pound fish showing on live shad, plastics, reaction baits and even topwater baits early and late in the day. The crappie continue to show in fair numbers, but the bite is slowing and exclusively on live shad. While a few fish are still over two pounds, most are in the one to 1-8 range. Trout are very slow, but a few pan-sized fish to 14 inches are showing on live shad. Catfish are really starting to turn on with the fish moving into less than 10 feet of water in most areas. Cut baits and shad have been the best baits. In fact, the shad have been the best bait for all species in the lake. The bluegill and redear are fair on red worms and nightcrawlers for shoreline anglers. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Bow fishermen have been sticking some carp to 20 pounds in the past week. 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 striped bass bite is finally picking up with fair to good action on lug worms and nightcrawlers, especially at the dam. A few bigger fish showing on swimbaits. Largemouth bass remain good on plastics, nightcralwers, and jerkbaits. The fish are up early and then retreat into 20 to 25 feet of water as the sun comes up. Also a lot of smallmouth showing, especially in rockier areas. The catfish bite has also improved with good action and a few double digit fish in the past week. Most of the cats are showing on nightcrawlers or mackerel. Trout slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good with a lot of fish on plastics, Senkos, cranks, and jigs, and a number of fish are running over the four-pound mark. 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: The striped bass bite has continued fair to good with some good catches in the past week. Larry Priemer, Lancaster, had 10 stripers that weighed a total of 35-8 and his best was a 4-8. He was fishing silver jigging spoons and sardines in 65 feet of water. The bite has been best early in the morning and shuts down by 9 a.m. The largemouth bass bite has also been pretty good with the fish up early and late chasing bait. Louis and Alan LeMay, Bakersfield, had 12 largemouth to three pounds and one small striper fishing spinnerbaits. 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. Trout are slow. 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 on drop-shot plastics, reaction baits, and even some topwater. The bluegill and redear bites are fair, mostly on small baits like wax worms, red worms, or nightcrawler pieces. 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: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW trout plants.

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: No recent DFW trout 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 trout plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW trout plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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: No recent DFW trout plants.

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: No recent DFW plants.

Jun
05

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: The trout action continued fair to good for anglers trolling near the dam or shore fishing off E Point. Top lures have been Rapalas, Kastmasters, and Flicker Shad, while inflated nightcrawlers and pumpkin green trout dough have been the top baits. Catfish are also good with some good stringers showing on mackerel or nightcrawlers fishing in the doves. The bass action has been good with both largemouth and smallmouth showing on reaction baits, jigs, and plastics, especially at the mouth of Clark Canyon, the west side of E Point, and in Drake Cove. Most are one to two pounds. No crappie reports this past week. The bowfishing for carp has been fair with the fish in the shallows on warm mornings. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: The bass bite has been fair to good with a lot of one to two pound fish showing on live shad, plastics, reaction baits and even topwater baits early and late in the day. The crappie continue to show in fair numbers, but the bite is almost exclusively on live shad. While a few fish are still over two pounds, most are in the one to 1-8 range. Trout have slowed way down, but a few pan-sized fish to 14 inches are showing on live shad, too. Catfish are really starting to turn on with the fish moving into less than 10 feet of water in most areas. Cut baits and shad have been the best baits. In fact, the shad have been the best bait for all species in the lake. The bluegill and redear are fair on red worms and nightcrawlers for shoreline anglers. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Bow fishermen have been sticking some carp to 20 pounds in the past week. 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 striped bass bite is finally picking up with fair to good action on lug worms and nightcrawlers, especially at the dam. Quit a few bigger fish showing on swimbaits. The catfish bite has also improved with good action and a few double digit fish in the past week. Most of the cats are showing on nightcrawlers or mackerel. Largemouth bass remain good on plastics, nightcralwers, and jerkbaits are best. Also a lot of smallmouth showing, especially in rockier areas. The trout bite has been slow around the launch on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and floating baits. There were plants last week and three weeks ago. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good with a lot of fish on plastics, Senkos, cranks, and jigs, and a number of fish are running over the four-pound mark. 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: Stripers are fair to good, but mostly on small fish in deeper water on cut sardines, anchovies, or lug worms. The occasional bigger fish on a trout-like swimbait is still being caught. The largemouth bass are good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction baits. 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. Trout are slow. 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 on drop-shot plastics, reaction baits, and even some topwater. The bluegill and redear bites are fair, mostly on small baits like wax worms, red worms, or nightcrawler pieces. 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: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW trout plants.

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: No recent DFW trout 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 trout plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW trout plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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: No recent DFW trout plants.

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: No recent DFW plants.

May
28

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Windy much of the past week, but the trout action continued fair to good for anglers trolling near the dam with three rainbows over eight pounds reported. The bass action has been good with both largemouth and smallmouth showing on reaction baits, jigs, and plastics, especially at the mouth of Clark Canyon, the west side of E Point, and in Drake Cove. Most are one to two pounds. The catfish bite has been taking off this week with the warmer weather and some limits were reported on one to two-pound fish in the back of Cachuma Bay, Johnson Bay, and Sweetwater Bay. Mackerel, nightcrawlers, and dough baits have been the best bets. No crappie reports this past week. The bowfishing for carp has been fair with the fish in the shallows on warm mornings. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: The bass bite has been fair to good with a lot of one to two pound fish showing on live shad, plastics, reaction baits and even topwater baits early and late in the day. Shawn Moon, Ojai, had a 6-8 bass on a drop-shot plastic. The crappie continue to show in fair numbers, but the bite is almost exclusively on live shad. While a few fish are still over two pounds, most are in the one to 1-8 range. Trout have slowed way down, but a few pan-sized fish to 14 inches are showing on live shad, too. Catfish are really starting to turn on with the fish moving into less than 10 feet of water in most areas. Cut baits and shad have been the best baits. In fact, the shad have been the candy bait for all species in the lake, and Noah Skuletty, Thousand Oaks, was fishing live shad and caught a bass at 3-8, a two-pound crappie, a one-pound trout, and an 8-8 catfish. The bluegill and redear are fair on red worms and nightcrawlers for shoreline anglers. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Bow fishermen have been sticking some carp to 20 pounds in the past week. 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 striped bass bite is finally picking up with fair to good action on lug worms and nightcrawlers, especially at the dam. The catfish bite has also improved with good action and a few double digit fish in the past week. Most of the cats are showing on nightcrawlers or mackerel. Largemouth bass remain good on plastics, nightcralwers, and jerkbaits are best. Also a lot of smallmouth showing, especially in rockier areas. The trout bite has been slow around the launch on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and floating baits. There were plants last week and three weeks ago. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good with a lot of fish on plastics, Senkos, cranks, and jigs, and a number of fish are running over the four-pound mark. 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: DFW trout went in last week and three weeks ago. A few trout being landed around the launch ramp, but this bite has slowed way down. Stripers are fair to good, but mostly on small fish in deeper water on cut sardines, anchovies, or lug worms. The occasional bigger fish on a trout-like swimbait is still being caught. The largemouth bass are good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction baits. 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 on drop-shot plastics, reaction baits, and even some topwater. The bluegill and redear bites are fair, mostly on small baits like wax worms, red worms, or nightcrawler pieces. 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: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW trout plants.

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: No recent DFW trout 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 trout plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW trout plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: Catfish plant three weeks ago for the kid’s derby.

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: No recent DFW trout plants.

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: No recent DFW plants.

May
14

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Good to excellent trout action over the past week after the 4,000-pound trout plant two weeks ago and the 6,000-pound plant four weeks ago. There were four trout topping eight pounds reported this past week. Trollers are having the best luck on CD5 to CD9 Rapala for bigger fish, but shore fishermen are getting fish around the marina on dough baits, Kastmasters, and inflated nightcrawlers. Nick Giese, Santa Ynez Valley, landed five trout topped off by an 8-8 rainbow. Bass have been good, especially pearl or pumpkin-colored plastics fishing in grassy areas in eight to 15 feet of water in the east end. That tactic has been working for both smallmouth and largemouth. Catfish have remained good with fewer limits but some nice stringer of fish, Mackerel, nightcrawlers, and dough baits fished in any shallow flat or cove. No crappie reports this past week. The fish had been showing on the flats and into Santa Cruz Bay on jigs or jigs tipped with meal worms. The bowfishing for carp has been excellent with the fish in the shallows on warm mornings. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: The trout bite has slowed since the last plant with most of the fish moving out to deeper water and a few showing for trollers working Needlefish-type lures in 30 to 40 feet of water. The bass bite has been fair on live shad, reaction baits, and plastics had all be getting fish. There have continued to be a fair number of crappie being caught, most on live shad or mini jigs tipped with Crappie Nibbles. Most are three-quarter pound to 1-4, but a couple of three-pound class fish were landed this past week. The bluegill and redear also slowed with only a few showing on red worms and nightcrawlers for shore line anglers. Catfish remain very slow. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Bow fishermen have been sticking some carp to 20 pounds in the past week. 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 striped bass bite is finally picking up with fair to good action this past week. Most of the fish have been showing on lug worms and nightcrawlers, especially at the dam. The catfish bite has also improved with good action and a few double digit fish in the past week. Most of the cats are showing on nightcrawlers or mackerel. Largemouth bass remain fair to good on plastics, nightcralwers, and jerkbaits are best. Also a lot of smallmouth showing, especially in rockier areas. The trout bite has been slow around the launch on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and floating baits. DFW trout plant last week. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good with a lot of fish on plastics, Senkos, cranks, and jigs, and a number of fish are running over the four-pound mark. 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: DFW trout went in last week and three weeks ago. Few trout being landed. Stripers are fair to good, but mostly on small fish in deeper water on cut sardines, anchovies, or lug worms. The occasional bigger fish on a trout-like swimbait is still being caught. The largemouth bass are good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction baits. 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 on drop-shot plastics, reaction baits, and even some topwater. The bluegill and redear bites are fair to good, mostly on small baits like wax worms, red worms, or nightcrawler pieces. 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: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW trout plants.

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: No recent DFW trout 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 trout plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW trout plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: Catfish plant three weeks ago for the kid’s derby.

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: No recent DFW trout plants.

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: No recent DFW plants.

Apr
30

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: The trout action has remained pretty good for the trout after the big 6,000-pound trout plant two weeks ago. The bite has stayed fair to good with quite a few limits of trout averaging about 1-8 each. Trollers are having the best luck, but shore fishermen are getting fish around the marina on dough baits, Kastmasters, and inflated nightcrawlers. Bass have been good, especially pearl or pumpkin-colored plastics fishing in grassy areas in eight to 15 feet of water. That tactic has been working for both smallmouth and largemouth. Catfish have remained good with fewer limits but some nice stringer of fish, Mackerel, nightcrawlers, and dough baits fished in any shallow flat or cove. No crappie or bluegill reports. The bowfishing for carp has been excellent with the fish in the shallows on warm 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: After no plants in more than five years, the second DFW trout plant of April went in last Monday. The water temperatures are warming rapidly, so only a few trout were caught over the weekend during the high winds. Since then, most of the fish have moved into deeper water where they are schooling in 30 to 40 feet of water. Trollers reporting getting a few rainbows to 1-8 this week. The weather front over the weekend and the high pressure early this week hammered the bass bite, even for anglers fishing live shad. The weather change late in the week should kick this bite back on. Live shad, reaction baits, and plastics had all be getting fish. There have continued to be a fair number of crappie being caught, most on live shad or mini jigs tipped with Crappie Nibbles. Most are three-quarter pound to 1-4, but a few of the bigger two-pound and bigger fish continue to be caught. The bluegill and redear also slowed with only a few showing on red worms and nightcrawlers for shore line anglers. Catfish remain 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 plant last week and three weeks ago. The trout bite has been slow to fair around the launch on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and floating baits. Largemouth bass remain the best bet right now with fair to good action on plastics, nightcralwers, and jerkbaits are best. Also a lot of smallmouth showing, especially in rockier areas. The stripers remain slow with only a few fish showing on trolled umbrella rigs in 50 to 75 feet of water. The catfish action has been slow to fair 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 fair to good with a lot of fish on plastics, Senkos, cranks, and jigs, and a number of fish are running over the four-pound mark. 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 went in last week and three weeks ago. There is also a fair bite on smaller stripers in deeper water, with most running one to two pounds and showing on cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms. Trout are usually best the first two or three days around the marina when the fish are planted. The largemouth bass are good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction baits. 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 on drop-shot plastics, reaction baits, and even some topwater. The bluegill and redear bites are fair to good, mostly on small baits like wax worms, red worms, or nightcrawler pieces. 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: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW trout plants.

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: No recent DFW trout 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 trout plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW trout plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: Catfish plant last week for the kid’s derby.

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: No recent DFW trout plants.

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: No recent DFW plants.

Apr
23

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: There was a 6,000-pound trout plant last week for the annual trout derby, which was won by a 9.8-pound rainbow. The bite was very good with a lot of limits on Kastmasters, Rapalas, trout worms and Mice Tails, and PowerBait. Lots of one to three-pound fish. The crappie bite was fair this past week, with no big scores, but the action was still fair to good on jigs tipped with meal worms off Santa Cruz Point and in the flooded tree stumps in the east end of the lake. The bass bite has remained good with both smallmouth and largemouth bass showing for anglers fishing Cachuma Bay Point, Johnson Bay, and Santa Cruz Point with plastics, spinnerbaits, and shad-like cranks. Lots of limits of bass three pounds or under, but some up to five pounds this week. Catfish have remained good with fewer limits but some nice stringer of fish, Mackerel, nightcrawlers, and dough baits fished in any shallow flat or cove. The bowfishing for carp has been excellent with the fish flooding up into the shallows. 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: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago. These are first plants in three years. Most of the trout were smaller, half-pound class fish. The bite is best the first day or two after the plant, but most of the fish have moved out of the water shoreline areas into deeper water but anglers fishing deeper water are still getting a few on PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, or small spinners and spoons. No trolling reports yet. The bass bite has been fair to good this past week with a lot of fish on live shad and few numbers on drop-shot plastics, reaction baits, and even some topwater. Armond Vartanian, Ventura, had an eight-pound bass on a nightcrawlers, while Jay Richmond, Ventura, had bass at 6-0 and 4-8 on shad. Charles Davis, Ventura, had a four-pounder on plastics. The crappie bite has been fair with some flurries of good action, but the bite is almost exclusively on live shad. The fish are running small or large with not much in between. Noah Skultety, Thousand Oaks, had seven crappie totaling 15 pounds on Wednesday and nine big crappie on Monday, all on the live shad. The carp are also showing on the live shad, and Skultety had a 15-pound carp. The bluegill and redear are pretty fair, mostly on red worms and nightcrawlers, for shore line anglers. Catfish remain 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 plant this week and two weeks ago. The trout bite has been fair around the launch on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and floating baits. Largemouth bass remain the best bet right now with very good action on plastics, nightcralwers, and jerkbaits are best. Also a lot of smallmouth showing, especially in rockier areas. Eric Rosland, Castaic, had three bass to 2-8 fishing nightcrawlers under a bobber. The stripers are slow with only a few fish showing on trolled umbrella rigs in 50 to 75 feet of water. The catfish action has been slow to fair on cut baits or mackerel in deeper water at the backs of the canyons. Ryan McBride, Las Vegas, landed a 12-pound carp on a dough ball. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been good with a lot of fish on plastics, Senkos, cranks, and jigs, and a number of fish are running over the four-pound mark. Also quite a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. Aiden Green, 14 Bowling Green, Mass., had s six-pound largemouth on a nightcrawler across from the marina. 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 went in this week and two weeks ago. There is also a fair bite on smaller stripers in deeper water, with most running one to two pounds and showing on cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms. Trout are usually best the first two or three days around the marina when the fish are planted. The largemouth bass are good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction baits. 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 on drop-shot plastics, reaction baits, and even some topwater. The bluegill and redear bites are fair to good, mostly on small baits like wax worms, red worms, or nightcrawler pieces. 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: No recent DFW trout plants. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW trout plants.

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: No recent DFW trout 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 trout plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW trout plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: A youth fishing derby will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (April 25). 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. The lake will be stocked with catfish for the derby. Everything for the kids is free. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and loner rods and reels, tackle, and bait are available. The Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation puts on six of these events every year throughout Southern California. For more information about the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation you can visit their website at www.danskids.org.

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: No recent DFW trout plants.

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: No recent DFW plants.

Apr
16

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: The crappie bite broke was tougher this past week, with no big scores, but the action was still fair to good on jigs tipped with meal worms off Santa Cruz Point and in the flooded tree stumps in the east end of the lake. Most were in five to 12 feet of water and a lot were in the two-pound class. The bass bite has remained good with both smallmouth and largemouth bass showing for anglers fishing Cachuma Bay Point, Johnson Bay, and Santa Cruz Point with plastics, spinnerbaits, and shad-like cranks. Lots of limits of bass three pounds or under, but some up to five pounds this week. Catfish have remained good with fewer limits but some nice stringer of fish, Mackerel, nightcrawlers, and dough baits fished in any shallow flat or cove. The bowfishing for carp has been excellent with the fish flooding up into the shallows. 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 first trout plant in three years went in here last Friday when the DFW delivered 1,200 pounds of rainbows. The lake is also slated to get another load of state fish next week. Most of the trout were smaller, half-pound class fish. The bite was pretty good for the first day or two after the plant, but most of the fish have moved out of the water shoreline areas into deeper water but anglers fishing deeper water are still getting a few on PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, or small spinners and spoons. No trolling reports yet. Overall, the bite is just fair, but a little bit of everything is showing. The bass have slowed as the spawn winds down, and there is just fair action on drop-shot plastics, reaction baits, and even some topwater now early and late in the day. The live shad remain up and available for dip-netters, so the shad are also a good bet for the bass. Noah Skultety, Thousand Oaks, had a 9.2-pound bass on a live shad. The crappie bite has been fair with some flurries of good action, but the bite is almost exclusively on live shad. The fish are running from a half-pound up to over two pounds. One angler reported landing 17 crappie on shad Tuesday this week. The bluegill and redear are pretty fair, mostly on red worms and nightcrawlers, for shore line anglers. There was a 2.9-pound redear caught on an inflated nightcrawler from shore. Catfish remain 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 plant last week and three weeks ago. The trout bite has been fair around the launch on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and floating baits. Largemouth bass remain the best bet right now with very good action in most of the coves with the fish shallow for the spawn. Plastics, nightcralwers, and jerkbaits are best. Also a lot of smallmouth showing, especially in rockier areas. Jay Poore, Castaic, had five bass for a total of 24 pounds and his best fish was a six-pounder. The stripers are slow with only a few fish showing on trolled umbrella rigs in 50 to 75 feet of water. The catfish action has been slow to fair on cut baits or mackerel in deeper water at the backs of the canyons. Ryan McBride, Las Vegas, landed a 12-pound carp on a dough ball. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been very good with a lot of fish on plastics, Senkos, cranks, and jigs. Most of the fish are shallow but the spawn is winding down. Some real quality fish 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 went last week. There is also a fair bite on smaller stripers in deeper water, with most running one to two pounds and showing on cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms. Trout are usually best the first two or three days around the marina when the fish are planted. The largemouth bass are good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction baits. 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 on drop-shot plastics, reaction baits, and even some topwater. The bluegill and redear bites are fair to good, mostly on small baits like wax worms, red worms, or nightcrawler pieces. 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 three weeks ago. Information: 626-334-1065.

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW trout plants.

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: DFW trout plant three weeks ago. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.

HOLLENBECK LAKE: No recent DFW trout 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 trout plants.

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

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW trout plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

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: No recent DFW trout plants.

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.

Apr
09

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: The crappie bite broke open here this past week with very good action all over the lake for anglers fishing small crappie tube jigs tipped with Crappie Nibbles or meal worms. Also some fish on smaller cranks worked at the mouth of Clark’s, Santa Cruz Point, and off any flooded brush or timber on Jackrabbit Flat and off the Cistern Island. Most were in five to 12 feet of water and a lot were in the two-pound class. The bass bite has remained good with both smallmouth and largemouth bass showing for anglers fishing Cachuma Bay Point, Johnson Bay, and Santa Cruz Point with plastics, spinnerbaits, and shad-like cranks. Lots of limits but most fish are three pounds or under. Catfish have remained good with fewer limits but some nice stringer of fish, Mackerel, nightcrawlers, and dough baits fished in any shallow flat or cove. The bowfishing for carp has been excellent with the fish flooding up into the shallows. Archers have reported 25-fish days and one bow-angler had 14 from the bank in Bobcat to Santa Cruz. 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: Bass remain good in six feet to 18 feet, with live shad the best bait. Lots of two-pound class fish on plastics, jigs, cranks, jerkbaits, and nightcrawlers, but the shad are by far the best bait. The crappie bite has slowed way down, with only a few fish to 2-8 showing on live shad. The bluegill bite is also fair off the fishing dock on nightcrawlers with some fish to a pound or better. Also a few redear starting to show. Catfish slow with no pressure. 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 plant this week and two weeks ago. The trout bite has been fair around the launch on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and floating baits. Largemouth bass remain the best bet right now with very good action in most of the coves with the fish shallow for the spawn. Plastics, nightcralwers, and jerkbaits are best. Also a lot of smallmouth showing, especially in rockier areas. The stripers are slow with only a few fish showing on trolled umbrella rigs in 50 to 75 feet of water. The catfish action has been slow to fair 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 again this past week, with a lot of fish on plastics, Senkos, cranks, and jigs. Most of the fish are shallow and still in the spawn. Some real quality fish have been landed. Jason Makely, Canyon Country, had a 4-8 largemouth to top off his three-fish, 10-pound catch. Shawn Tunnell, Moorpark, caught and released six bass for a total of 26 pounds, and his best was a five-pounder. 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 went in Tuesday this week and a 22-pound striper was reported Wednesday. There is also a fair bite on smaller stripers in deeper water, with most running one to two pounds and showing on cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms. Gary Temple, Fillmore, had a mixed five-fish stringer of stripers and catfish on sardines and mackerel that weighed 20 pounds, and the best fish was an eight-pound catfish. Trout are usually best the first two or three days around the marina when the fish are planted. The largemouth bass are good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction baits. The spawn is on and most of the fish are shallow, in less than 15 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 still in shallow. 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 two 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 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 three 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 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: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

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 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 two weeks ago.