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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.

Apr
02

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: 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. The best action has been early morning with a lot of 1-8 to 2-8 class fish. The spawn is moving into full swing. Catfish have remained good with a number of limits of fish, Mackerel, nightcrawlers, and dough baits fished in any shallow flat or cove. The crappie bite has been fair in the east end of the lake in eight to 15 feet of water. The carp bowfishing was better again this past week with the fish showing along the rocky banks mid-day. Carp to 12 pounds reported. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: Bass remain good in six feet to 18 feet. Lots of two-pound class fish on plastics, jigs, cranks, jerkbaits, and nightcrawlers with lots of fish up in the shallows for the spawn. Ethan Sigsworth, 11, Oak View, had a nine-pound bass on a live shad. The crappie bite has slowed way down, with only a few fish 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 last week. 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. Steve Banks, Venice, landed a two-pound largemouth, while Chad Parezak, Moorpark, had a 2-8 smalmouth. 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 in the spawn. Some real quality fish to five pounds have been landed. Also quite a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. Channel catfish are still showing in spotty numbers in 30 feet of water on cut baits. The cats have been congregating in the bays. The bluegill and redear are starting to show in better numbers on small jigs, nightcrawlers, and meal worms. Other species are slow. Boat launch is open and rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.
PYRAMID: Some bigger stripers have been showing on trout-like swimbaits right after the DFW trout plants. DFW trout plants 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. The largemouth bass are good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction baits. The spawn is one and most of the fish are shallow, in less than 12 feet of water. There is fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

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

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago.
BALBOA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Carp fishing slow.

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago.
CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago.
DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago.
ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.
EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.
ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.
HANSEN DAM LAKE: DFW trout plants last week and four weeks ago. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.

HOLLENBECK LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago. Information: 213-261-0113.

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago.
LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.
LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.
LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two and four weeks ago.
MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Anglers here need to be aware of health guidelines when eating fish from this lake. Go to this like for more information: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/magicjohnsonlake.html.

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

RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

Mar
19

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

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

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

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

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

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

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

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

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant next week.

Mar
12

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

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

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

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

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

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

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

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

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

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

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plant last week.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

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

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

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

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

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

RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant four weeks ago.

Mar
05

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

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

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

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

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

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

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

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

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

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

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

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

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

RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

Feb
26

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

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

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

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

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

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

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

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

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant last week.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

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

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

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

RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

Feb
20

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

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

CASITAS: The water temperatures have really warmed up with the warm days this week with many of the shallows in the mid-60s. This has really improved the bass action with a lot of smaller fishing moving around in less than 15 feet of water and showing in decent numbers on plastics and nightcrawlers. The crappie bite has continued fair for the finesse jig anglers. Most of the fish are from one to three pounds and showing in six to 15 feet of water around structure. There have been some decent bluegill up into the pound class caught this past week off the fishing pier on nightcrawlers. Still no word yet on when trout plants will resume. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

CASTAIC: DFW trout plants last week and three weeks ago. The bite was good into the weekend, and another planted is slated for next week. Best action on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and floating baits. Largemouth bass remain the best bet right now with good action, especially on plastics or nightcrawlers fished in six to 20 feet of water. A few bigger fish on swimbaits. Jay Poore, Simi Valley, caught and released 11 bass to three pounds on plastics. The catfish action has been fair on cut baits or mackerel in deeper water at the backs of the canyons. The striper bite has been tough with only a few fish showing on nightcrawlers or lug worms in deeper water at the dam. Some have also been caught on umbrella rigs trolled in 30 to 50 feet of water. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

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

PYRAMID: The striper bite has been slow to fair with most of the action in deeper water. The smaller fish are running from one to two pounds and showing on cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms fished in 20 feet or more of water. There have also been some fish on jigging spoons. The largemouth bass are fair to good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction bait fish when they are up chasing bait. DFW trout planted last week and three weeks ago. Next plant slated for next week. Best action around the launch ramp where the plants go in and small lures or floating baits (especially PowerBait and Mice Tails) the top bets. There is fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

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

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week.

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant this week.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

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

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week.

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

RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

Feb
12

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

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

CASITAS: The water temperatures have really warmed up with the warm days this week with many of the shallows in the mid-60s. This has really improved the bass action with a lot of smaller fishing moving around in less than 15 feet of water and showing in decent numbers on plastics and nightcrawlers. The crappie bite has continued fair for the finesse jig anglers. Most of the fish are from one to three pounds and showing in six to 15 feet of water around structure. There have been some decent bluegill up into the pound class caught this past week off the fishing pier on nightcrawlers. Still no word yet on when trout plants will resume. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

CASTAIC: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. The bite is usually good through the weekend the week of the plants. Best action on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and floating baits. Largemouth bass remain the best bet right now with good action, especially on plastics or nightcrawlers fished in six to 20 feet of water. A few bigger fish on swimbaits. The catfish action has been fair on cut baits or mackerel in deeper water at the backs of the canyons. The striper bite has been tough with only a few fish showing on nightcrawlers or lug worms. Some have also been caught on umbrella rigs trolled in 30 to 50 feet of water. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: Little pressure. The largemouth bass bite has continue to improve with the warm weather this week. Action has been best on Senkos, cranks, plastics worms, and jigs, and the fish are moving up a little in a pre-spawn movement of fish. Most are in eight to 20 feet of water. Tim Paredes, Fillmore, caught and released 12 bass with his best at 4-8, all on reaction baits. Channel catfish are still showing in spotty numbers in 30 feet of water on cut baits. The cats have been congregating in the bays. Other species are slow. Boat launch is open and rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: The striper bite has been slow to fair with most of the action in deeper water. The smaller fish are running from one to two pounds and showing on cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms fished in 20 feet or more of water. There have also been some fish on jigging spoons. The largemouth bass are fair to good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction bait fish when they are up chasing bait. DFW trout planted this week and two week ago. Best action around the launch ramp where the plants go in and small lures or floating baits (especially PowerBait and Mice Tails) the top bets. There is fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

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

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant four weeks ago.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plant last week.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

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

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant four weeks ago.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

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

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant four weeks ago.

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

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

Jan
29

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

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

CASITAS: The crappie bite has been pretty fair for the past two weeks. This is a skill bite and patient, finesse jig anglers are getting the most fish, but the good news is that most of the fish are from one to three pounds and showing in six to 15 feet of water around structure. Eric Elshere, Ojai, landed a new lake record crappie at 3.81 pounds fishing a small jig. The bass have been spotty with fish as shallow as 10 feet and other down to 35 feet. The bass are showing on reaction baits when they are up on shad, but jigs and plastics when they are deep. No reports of catfish, redear, or bluegill this past week. Still no word yet on when trout plants will resume. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

CASTAIC: DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago. Bite is usually good at the launch for two or three days after the plant. Largemouth bass are the best bet right now with plastics or nightcrawlers fished in 20 to 40 feet of water the best bet. The catfish action has been fair on cut baits or mackerel in deeper water at the backs of the canyons. The striper bite has been tough with only a few fish showing in frozen anchovies or sardines in deep water. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: Little pressure. The largemouth bass bite has been slow to fair on fish from 1-8 to five pounds or better. The bite is best on plastic worms or nightcrawlers fishing in 15 to 20 feet of water, especially along the east shoreline near the wall. Channel catfish are still showing in spotty numbers in 30 feet of water on cut baits. The cats have been congregating in the bays. Other species are slow. Boat launch is open and rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: The striper bite has been slow to fair with most of the action in deeper water. The smaller fish are running from one to two pounds and showing on cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms fished in 20 feet or more of water. There have also been some fish on jigging spoons. The largemouth bass are fair to good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction bait fish when they are up chasing bait. Chris Buckley, Palmdale, had two bass to 2-8 on plastics around the marina. DFW trout plant this week and three weeks ago. Best action around the launch ramp where the plants go in. There is fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: Slow to fair largemouth bass bite with most of the action in deeper water on plastics. The bluegill and redear bites are slow. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant four weeks ago.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

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

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant four weeks ago.

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

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

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

RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

Jan
23

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Catfish have provided the best action this past week, but the bite has been just fair on one to 2-8 cats, mostly on mackerel in the bays. Trout have been trout, but a few holdovers are showing in schools in 20 to 55 feet of water at the mouth of Johnson Bay and along the dam buoy line. No plants scheduled this season. Smallmouth, largemouth, crappie, and bluegill are all pretty slow right now. Only a few smallmouth bass showing on rip baits early in the morning off E Point and along the bank in Santa Cruz Bay. The carp bowfishing was very slow again this past week. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: The bass bite has remained slow to fair. The best bite is in 15 to 40 feet of water on plastics and jigs. A few catfish showing on cut baits, mostly mackerel, in 12 to 20 feet with fish topping 10 pounds possible. A few redear and bluegill continue to show in 12 to 20 feet, mostly on nightcrawler pieces fished on the bottom, but this bite is very slow. No word yet on when trout plants will resume. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

CASTAIC: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago. Slow trout action. Largemouth bass are the best bet right now with plastics or nightcrawlers fished in 20 to 40 feet of water the best bet. The catfish action has been slow to fair on cut baits or mackerel in deeper water at the backs of the canyons. The striper bite has been tough with only a few fish showing in frozen anchovies or sardines in deep water. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: Little pressure. The largemouth bass bite has been slow to fair on fish from 1-8 to five pounds or better. The bite is best on plastic worms or nightcrawlers fishing in 15 to 20 feet of water, especially along the east shoreline near the wall. Channel catfish are still showing in spotty numbers in 30 feet of water on cut baits. The cats have been congregating in the bays. Other species are slow. Boat launch is open and rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: The striper bite has been slow to fair with most of the action in deeper water. The smaller fish are running from one to three pounds and showing on cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms fished in 20 feet or more of water. There have also been some fish on jigging spoons. DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago. Slow action. There is fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. The largemouth bass bite is fair on plastics and nightcrawlers. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: Slow to fair largemouth bass bite with most of the action in deeper water on plastics. The bluegill and redear bites are slow. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

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

ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

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

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants last week.

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant last week.

LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago.

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

MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants last week.

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

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

Jan
15

LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Trout continue to show in a decent pick on the holdover rainbows. The fish are showing in big schools in 20 to 55 feet of water at the mouth of Johnson Bay and along the dam buoy line. A few reported on trolled lures or drifted nightcrawlers or PowerBait. No plants scheduled this season. The catfish bite has continued to be fair with the fishing showing in Johnson’s, Drake Cove and Harvey’s Bay. Best action has been on shad or one of the commercial stink baits. Smallmouth, largemouth, crappie, and bluegill are all pretty slow right now. But Matthew Hittner, Los Alamitos, landed a 2-8 bass in Mohawk. Only a few bass showing on shad-like baits fished in deeper water. The carp bowfishing was very slow again this past week. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. For quagga mussel and the boat launching information, log on at http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/Cachuma.html. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: 805-688-4040.

CASITAS: The bass bite has remained fair. The best bite is in 15 to 40 feet of water on plastics and jigs. A few catfish showing on cut baits, mostly mackerel, in 12 to 20 feet with fish topping 10 pounds possible. A few redear and bluegill continue to show in 12 to 20 feet, mostly on nightcrawler pieces fished on the bottom. No word yet on when trout plants will resume. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

CASTAIC: DFW trout plants last week and three weeks ago. The bite is best around the marina and at the dam on small trout lures and inflated nightcrawlers with garlic. Other species have slowed down. The catfish action has been slow on cut baits in deeper water at the backs of the canyons. The striper and largemouth bites both remain slow with only a few largemouth reports on plastics or nightcrawlers at Hawk’s Nest in 20 to 40 feet of water. John Potts, Sylmar, had a pair of largemouth to three pounds on plastics. The few stripers reported have come on ice jigs, spoons, or sardines in 50 feet of water at the buoy line. Other species are very slow. The west ramp remains closed. For information call 661-775-6232 or www.CastaicLake.com.

PIRU: Little pressure. The largemouth bass bite has been slow to fair on fish from 1-8 to five pounds or better. The bite is best on plastic worms or nightcrawlers fishing in 15 to 20 feet of water, especially along the east shoreline near the wall. Channel catfish are still showing in spotty numbers in 30 feet of water on cut baits. The cats have been congregating in the bays. Other species are slow. Boat launch is open and rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at 805-521-1500 or at www.camplakepiru.com.

PYRAMID: The striper bite has been slow to fair with most of the action in deeper water. The smaller fish are running from one to three pounds and showing on cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms fished in 20 feet or more of water. There have also been some fish on jigging spoons. DFW trout plants last week and three weeks ago. The trout have been best around the marina. There is fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. The largemouth bass bite is fair on plastics and nightcrawlers. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. More information at this link: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pyramidlake2013.html. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or the web site at campone.com.

QUAIL LAKE: No reports.

PUDDINGSTONE: Slow to fair largemouth bass bite with most of the action in deeper water on plastics. The bluegill and redear bites are slow. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: 909-599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org.

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

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

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

BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.

CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.

DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plant last week.

ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week.

ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

HOLLENBECK LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago. Information: 213-261-0113.

JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

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

LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week.

LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant this week.

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

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

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

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

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