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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.

Aug
14

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

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

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

CASTAIC: The striper bite remains good and the topwater activity broke wide open this past week with boils throughout the day all around the lake. Hot spots have been the day, the point next to the launch ramp, C-Point, Nectie Canyon, and the entrance to Cuttler Cove. Flukes, Spooks and Kastmasters have been the top lures for the boils. Ronnie Vickery, Santa Clarita, had 10 stripers to three pounds on cranks and Flukes, while Manny Lopez, Santa Clarita, also landed 10 stripers, but his best was four pounds. There has also been a good topwater or jerkbait bite on largemouth and smallmouth bass in the early mornings and then a fair bite late in the afternoons and into the evening on plastics and nightcrawler. The catfish are fair to good in 12 to 40 feet of water in most of the coves, and there was a 14-pounder reported this past week. Bluegill are slow to fair in eight to 20 feet of water on small nightcrawlers, crickets, or wax worms. Most are 1/4-pounders. The west ramp remains closed. The water will continue to fall this summer and the boat capacity has been reduced from 500 to 300 boats per day. Other species slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

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

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

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

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

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

ELIZABETH LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LEGG LAKES: DFW catfish plant last week.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: Catfish plant last week.

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

Jul
31

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

CASITAS: There has been a good topwater and reaction bait bite in the mornings for the bass. Frogs and buzzbaits have been best. The bass are mostly showing on the outside edges of the weed beds later in the day on nightcrawlers, plastics, or live shad, but the bite is all early and late. The bluegill and redear bites are pretty fair to good, but most of the fish are hand-sized, but some bigger fish are showing in six to 12 feet of water, mostly off the docks. Light fishing pressure on other species, but Rodger Marks, Ventura, had a nine-pound catfish on mackerel. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com

CASTAIC: The striper bite remains pretty good but most of the action is still on lug worms, sardines, and nightcrawlers off C-Point, S.S. Ski, and at the dam. Small Flukes off the point and at the dam have also been a good bet. Lots of small shad massing around the dock. John Barrett, Canyon Country, had three stripers to four pounds on sardines off C-Point, while Hao Li, Los Angeles, landed four stripers to three pounds on lug worms off Kong Island. There has also been a good topwater largemouth and smallmouth bass bite in the early mornings and then a fair bite late in the afternoons and into the evening on plastics and nightcrawler. Kreig Hayes, Castaic, had a three-pound largemouth on a nightcrawler. The catfish are fair to good in 12 to 40 feet of water in most of the coves. Bluegill are slow to fair in eight to 20 feet of water on small nightcrawlers, crickets, or wax worms. Most are 1/4-pounders. The water level dropped a foot this week (1,419 elevation) and the west ramp remains closed. The water will continue to fall this summer and the boat capacity has been reduced from 500 to 300 boats per day. Other species slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

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

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

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

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

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

ELIZABETH LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LEGG LAKES: DFW catfish plant last week.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: Catfish plant last week.

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

Jul
17

CACHUMA: The largemouth and smallmouth bass were good this past week during the full moon. There was good topwater action for both species early in the day and then a good bite on plastics later in the day. Catfish have also stayed pretty good on cut baits and dough baits in most of the bays and coves. The heat this past week lulled most of the action with only the catfish bite holding up. The fish are still mostly in the shallow coves and showing on cut baits. Some of the fish are topping six pounds and some limits or near-limits reported. Spotty action on largemouth and smallmouth bass with the best bite the early morning topwater bite. The trout bite has also been slow but a few holdover fish showing for trollers fishing Needlefish or Countdown Rapalas behind five or six colors of lead core or deep-drifting nightcrawlers at the dam. Crappie are very slow with only the off fish showing on on small jigs by the cistern island. Carp are excellent for bowfishermen, especially in the east end, Johnson and Cachuma bays in the mornings. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: There has been a good topwater and reaction bait bite in the mornings for the bass. Frogs and buzzbaits have been best. The bass are mostly showing on the outside edges of the weed beds later in the day on nightcrawlers, plastics, or live shad, but the bite is all early and late. Top bass this week was a 7-2 landed by Filipe Flipper, Oakview, on a nightcrawler, while Parker Marquez, Oakview, had a seven-pounder on a buzzbait. The bluegill and redear bites are pretty fair to good, but most of the fish are hand-sized, but some bigger fish are showing in six to 12 feet of water, mostly off the docks. Light fishing pressure on other species, but Rodger Marks, Ventura, had a nine-pound catfish on mackerel. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com

CASTAIC: The striper bite remains pretty good and there have been topwater boils early in the morning for the past week. The bulk of the action is still in 50 to 75 feet of water on lug worms at the buoy lines, Nectie Canyon, and off C-Point. Anchovies and mackerel are second-best baits. John Barrett, Canyon Country, had a stringer of stripers to three pounds on lug worms. Most of the fish are still small, under three pounds. There has also been a good topwater largemouth and smallmouth bass bite in the early mornings and then a fair bite late in the afternoons and into the evening on plastics. Ronnie Vickers, Sylmar, landed a 2-8 smallmouth. The catfish are fair to good in 12 to 40 feet of water in most of the coves. Bluegill are fair to good in six to 12 feet of water on small nightcrawlers, crickets, or wax worms. Most are 1/4-pounders. The water level has finally stabilized (at 1,420 elevation) for now but the west ramp remains closed. The water will continue to fall this summer and the boat capacity has been reduced from 500 to 300 boats per day. Other species slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

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

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

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

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

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

ELIZABETH LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LEGG LAKES: DFW catfish plant last week.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: Catfish plant last week.

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

Jul
10

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

CASITAS: There has been a good topwater and reaction bait bite in the mornings for the bass. Frogs and buzzbaits have been best. The bass are mostly showing on the outside edges of the weed beds. Some fish on nightcrawlers, plastics, or live shad, but the bite is all early and late. The bluegill and redear bites are pretty fair, but most of the fish are hand-sized for a little better but some bigger fish are showing in six to 12 feet of water. No fishing pressure on other species, but there was a 15-pound catfish landed on mackerel. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com

CASTAIC: Catfish have been good on cut mackerel and nightcrawlers in the Ski Arm by SS Ski and in Necktie Canyon. Dave Green, Santa Clarita, had a six-pound catfish on mackerel in the Ski Arm. Stripers remain pretty good with the best action on lug worms, sardines, and blood worms in 60 to 80 feet of water in Necktie Canyon, off C-Point, along the cliffs, and at the buoy lines. Most of the fish are one to two pounds, but fish to four pounds showing in many stringers. The largemouth bite has also been fair in 10 to 25 feet of water around much of the lake, mostly on swimbaits and jerkbaits. The main point, Firebreak, and Utopia have been the top spots. Three-pound largemouth were caught by Lily Rodriguez, North Hollywood, and Ben Belin, Castaic. Bluegill are fair to good in six to 12 feet of water on small nightcrawlers, crickets, or wax worms. Most are 1/4-pounders. The water level has finally stabilized for now but the west ramp remains closed. The water will continue to fall this summer and the boat capacity has been reduced from 500 to 300 boats per day. Other species slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

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

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

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

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

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

ELIZABETH LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LEGG LAKES: DFW catfish plant last week.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: Catfish plant last week.

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

Jun
27

CACHUMA: The catfish continue to dominate the action here with a lot of fish showing on cut baits in the backs of shallow coves. Some of the fish are topping six pounds and some limits or near-limits reported. The largemouth and smallmouth bass are showing in fair numbers on topwater and reaction baits early and late in the day, and the a few plastics and jigs the rest of the day. The trout bite has been slow but a few holdover fish showing for trollers fishing Needlefish or Countdown Rapalas behind five or six colors of lead core or deep-drifting nightcrawlers at the dam. Crappie are very slow. Carp are excellent for bowfishermen, especially in the east end, Johnson and Cachuma bays in the mornings. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: There has been a very good topwater and reaction bait bite in the mornings for the bass with some quality fish. Most are showing on the edges of the weed beds. Tough action during the rest of the day. Randy Westbury, Ojai, has a limit of bass from three to five pounds on topwater baits, while Parker Marquez, Oakview, also had a five-pounder on the topwater. During a weekend night tournament it took a five-fish, 24-pound catch win and the big fish in the winning catch was a 7-4. The bluegill and redear bites are pretty fair, but most of the fish are hand-sized for a little better. Few bigger fish. Other species slow. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com

CASTAIC: Not much change here. Stripers remain pretty good with the best action on lug worms, sardines, and blood worms in 60 to 80 feet of water in Necktie Canyon, off C-Point, along the cliffs, and at the buoy lines. Most of the fish are one to two pounds, but fish to four pounds showing in many stringers. Ryland Sullivan, Bakersfield, had five stripers to two pounds using lug worms at the buoy line. The largemouth bite has also been fair in 10 to 25 feet of water around much of the lake, mostly on swimbaits and jerkbaits. The main point, Firebreak, and Utopia have been the top spots. Randy Allen, Castaic, had a seven-point bass on a Senko. The catfish bite is fair to good, mostly on cut sardines or mackerel around Kong Island in deep water. Rickena Jackson, Bakersfield, had a three-pound catfish off the Old SS on mackerel. Bluegill are good in six to 12 feet of water on small nightcrawlers, crickets, or wax worms. Most are 1/4-pounders The water level continues to fall and boaters can no longer use the west ramp. The water will continue to fall and the boat capacity has been reduced from 500 to 300 boats per day. Other species slow. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

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

PYRAMID: The striper bite remains fair to good with a lot of small fish from 10 to 12 inches and a few to three pounds. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut baits (sardines), lug worms, and bloodworms, and trollers are also getting a lot of fish. Good catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits with fish to eight pounds reported this past week. The largemouth bass bite is fair on plastics and nightcrawlers. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

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

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

ELIZABETH LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LEGG LAKES: There will be a free youth fishing event for kids 5 to 15 this Saturday and the lake will be planted with over 1,000 pounds of catfish for the event. Kids will be provided all the gear and bait needed for the event. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Saturday with fishing from 9 a.m. to noon. Fishing is allowed for adults after the event ends. For more information on this event, contact the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation at www.danskids.org or call 562-865-3764.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: Catfish plant last week.

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

Jun
19

CACHUMA: The catfish continue to dominate the action here with a lot of fish showing on cut baits in the backs of shallow coves. Some of the fish are topping six pounds and some limits or near-limits reported. The largemouth and smallmouth bass are showing in fair numbers on topwater baits early and late in the day. Some on plastics and jigs, too. The trout bite has been slow to fair with a few fish showing for trollers fishing Needlefish or Countdown Rapalas behind five colors of lead core or deep-drifting nightcrawlers at the dam. Crappie are dead. Carp are excellent for bowfishermen, especially in the east end, Johnson and Cachuma bays in the mornings. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: The bass action has been fair. The grass and weed beds are building up and the best bite has been on Senkos or drop-shot plastics fished on the outside edges of the vegetation. Some topwater action early and late. Few fish over three pounds, however. The redear bite is pretty fair with fish to 1-8 reported on nightcrawlers. Also a few bluegill showing. Other species slow. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com

CASTAIC: Stripers are good with the best bait action on lug worms, sardines, and blood worms in 60 to 80 feet of water in Necktie Canyon, off C-Point, along the cliffs, and at the buoy lines. Most of the fish are one to two pounds, but fish to four pounds showing in many stringers. Caleb Strout, Pasadena, had a four-pound striper on a lug worm at the buoy line, while Lester Vithrop, Castaic, had a four-pounder to top off his four-fish stringer, all on lug worms off C-Point. The largemouth bite has also been fair in 10 to 25 feet of water around much of the lake, mostly on swimbaits and jerkbaits. The catfish bite is starting to improve, mostly on cut baits around Kong Island. Phil Mack, Sylmar, had a seven-pound catfish on mackerel off Kong Island. More and more bluegill are also starting to show in six to 12 feet of water. The water level continues to fall and boaters can no longer use the west ramp. The water will continue to fall and the boat capacity has been reduced from 500 to 300 boats per day. Other species slow. Information: store and bait shop at 805-521-1500, x207 (open Thursday through Monday), the gatehouse at x201, or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: The striper bite remains very good with a lot of small fish from 10 to 12 inches and a few to three pounds. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut baits (sardines), lug worms, and bloodworms, and trollers are also getting a lot of fish. Good catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. The largemouth bass bite is fair on plastics and nightcrawlers. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

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

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

ELIZABETH LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: Catfish plant last week.

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

Jun
12

CACHUMA: The catfish are no dominating the action here with a lot of fish showing on cut baits in the backs of shallow coves. Some of the fish are topping six pounds. The trout bite has been slow to fair with a few fish showing for trollers fishing Needlefish or Countdown Rapalas behind five colors of lead core or deep-drifting nightcrawlers at the dam. The bass action is fair to good on reaction baits for both the smallmouth and largemouth. Also some fish on plastics and jigs in 12 to 25 feet of water. Crappie are slow with only a few showing off the Cistern Island with mini jigs topped with a meal worm or Crappie Nibble. Carp are excellent for bowfishermen, especially in the east end, Johnson and Cachuma bays in the mornings. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: The bass bite has been good for anglers dipping live shad and fishing the candy bait early or late in the day. Even without shad, topwater, jerk baits, and cranks have been getting the bass. Redear and bluegill are fair with some better fish in the pound class or better showing on nightcrawlers. No other species reported. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com

CASTAIC: Stripers are good with the best bait action on lug worms, sardines, and blood worms in 60 to 80 feet of water in the Necktie Canyon, along the cliffs, at the buoy lines and off the old SS Ski. Most of the fish are one to two pounds, but some nice stringers reported. Bruce William, Acton, had 10 stripers to theee pounds on lug worms in Necktie, while Brett Goldman, Newhall, also had 10 fish to three pounds at the buoy line on lug worms. Tim French, Castaic, managed two stripers to two pounds on ice jigs in Necktie. The largemouth bite has also been fair in 10 to 25 feet of water around much of the lake, mostly on swimbaits and jerkbaits. The catfish bite is starting to improve. More and more bluegill are also starting to show in six to 12 feet of water. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been good on plastics and reaction baits with most fish in six to 20 feet of water. The average fish is from one to two pounds. A few catfish reports, and a few crappie anglers have landed fish to two pounds on small jigs. The bluegill action is pretty good if you can find a school of fish. Information: store and bait shop at 805-521-1500, x207 (open Thursday through Monday), the gatehouse at x201, or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: The striper bite remains very good with a lot of small fish from 10 to 12 inches and a few to three pounds. The best bait action has been on nightcrawlers, cut baits (sardines), lug worms, and bloodworms, and trollers are also getting a lot of fish. Good catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. Syed Khizer, Bakersfield, caught a 10-pound catfish on cut anchovies last week. The largemouth bass bite is fair to good on plastics and nightcrawlers. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

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

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: No recent DFW plants.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

ELIZABETH LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LEGG LAKES: No recent DFW plants.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: There will be a youth fishing derby this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and there will be a catfish plant for the derby. The derby is free for the kids and registration starts at 8 a.m. Anglers age 16 or older can fish after 1 p.m. For more information on the dcerby, call the MacArthur Park Community Center at 213-368-0520. For more information about the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation and all of its upcoming free kids fishing events, visit http://www.danskids.org.

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