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Apr
21

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The largemouth bass bite has been very good with a lot of bass shallow for the spawn in the shoreline areas. Plastics, shad-like swimbaits, and nightcrawlers are the best bets. The trout action has been fair to good after both Lassen and DFW plants two and four weeks ago. The shoreline around the marina, the launch ramp, and at both dams have been the best spots for the rainbows with spinners, small trout spoons, or Mice Tails top baits. K.C. Luniga, Hemet, had a 12.34-pound rainbow on a Roboworm near the east dam. Still light fishing pressure on the stripers, but a few fish are showing on swimbaits. The best striper action has been at the two dams from rental boats, but the fish are also showing from the shoreline fishing areas. A few big bluegill and redear are starting to show, most taken on nightcrawlers by bass anglers. Noah Guerrero, Hemet, landed a 3.99-pound redear on a nightcrawler near the east dam. No reports on other species. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels, but rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: Big news is the 36-pound striper caught by Ian Cube, Buena Park, on a Lunker Plunker this past week after the DFW trout plant last Friday. The largemouth bass are up into the shoreline areas for the spawn. The north shore, around the marina and launch ramp, and at the dam are the top areas. Plastic worms, Brush Hawgs, and nightcrawlers are the top bets. Mostly small males are showing right now, but a few bigger fish. Greg Barrbia, Perris, had five bass to four pounds fishing a Baby Brush Hawg. The bluegill and redear are also starting to make beds around the islands, marina area, dam, and east end. Top action on meal worms, red worms, and cricket-tipped jigs first thing in the morning, tougher the rest of the day. Jerry Tidwell, Riverside, had a 1-0 bluegill on a red worm at the island. Trout slow, but a DFW plant went in last week. A few catfish and carp from Sail Cove. No reports of other species. The launch ramp remains open. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) The recreation area remains open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The largemouth bite has been very good with the fish up tight in the shallows, many still on beds. Lots of small males in the bite, but some bigger fish. The best action has been on white jigs, small plastics, or nightcrawlers. Chad White, Orange, landed an eight-pound bass on a nightcrawler. The striper bite has been fair to good at the inlet and dam area this week with a lot of fish to three pounds showing on cut baits, shad, swimbaits, and topwater. Some fish topping six pounds. Tim Michaelson, landed a 10-pound striper on chicken liver. The bluegill bite has been fair to good in eight to 10 feet of water in the Launch Ramp No. 1 area and across from the marina. Red worms, wax worms, nightcrawlers, and small jigs tipped with bait have all been getting fish. A few catfish are finally starting to show, mostly on cut baits off inside the main points and at the dam. Doug Golec, Temecula, landed an 11-2 cat on mackerel at the inlet. Trout are slow. Most recent DFW plant was two weeks ago. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: No report. For fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: The lake is temporarily closed. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Information: 909-795-0171 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MountainValleyResort.

SAN JACINTO MOUNTAIN WATERS

LAKE HEMET: DFW trout plant this week. Carp bowfishing is allowed Monday through Thursday but bow fishermen must check in first. Information: Lake Hemet campground 951-659-2680.

LAKE FULMOR AREA: Fulmor Lake and Strawberry Creek slated to get DFW trout this week. Information: 951-659-2117.

Apr
07

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The largemouth bass bite has been very good with a lot of bass shallow for the spawn in the shoreline areas. Plastics, shad-like swimbaits, and nightcrawlers are the best bets. The trout action perked again this week after a 1,000-pound Mt. Lassen Trout Farms plant Tuesday and DFW trout were also slated to go in this week. There were plants two weeks ago, too. The shoreline around the marina, the launch ramp, and at both dams have been the best spots for the rainbows with spinners, small trout spoons, or Mice Tails top baits. Still light fishing pressure on the stripers, but a few fish are showing on swimbaits. Jesse Mena, Hemet, landed a 14.76-pound striper Wednesday this week on a Lunker Plunker, knowing the big boys would be up chasing the newly-stocked trout. The best striper action has been at the two dams from rental boats, but the fish are also showing from the shoreline fishing areas. A few big bluegill and redear are starting to show, most taken on nightcrawlers by bass anglers. No reports on other species. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels, but rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: Bass up into the shoreline areas for the spawn. The north shore, around the marina and launch ramp, and at the dam are the top areas. Plastic worms and nightcrawlers are the top bets. Mostly small males are showing right now, but a few bigger fish. Calvin Johnson, Perris, had an eight-pounder on a nightcrawler in the marina. The bluegill and redear are also starting to make beds around the islands, marina area, dam, and east end. Top action on meal worms, red worms, and cricket-tipped jigs. Trout slow with no plants in over a month. A few catfish and carp from Sail Cove. No reports of other species. The launch ramp remains open. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) The recreation area remains open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The largemouth bite has been very good with the fish up tight in the shallows on beds. Lots of small males in the bite, but some bigger fish. The best action has been on white jigs, small plastics, or nightcrawlers. Karen White, Temecula, landed an eight-pound bass off the north shore. The striper bite has been fair to good at the inlet and dam area this week with a lot of fish to three pounds showing on cut baits, shad, swimbaits, and topwater. Some fish topping six pounds. The bluegill bite has been fair in eight to 10 feet of water in the Launch Ramp No. 1 area and across from the marina. Red worms, wax worms, nightcrawlers, and small jigs tipped with bait have all been getting fish. Braden mohr, Long Beach, had a pair of bluegill and the best was a 1-2 caught on wax worms. A few catfish are finally starting to show, mostly on cut baits off inside the main points and at the dam. Peter Sandez, Temecula, landed a nine-pound cat on chicken liver at the inlet. Trout are slow, but the DFW is slated to plant this week. Most recent DFW plant was three weeks ago. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: The carp bite is good on dough baits with most of the fish in the two-pound range, but some bigger. The catfish are also starting to show in better numbers with fish to six pounds reported on cutbaits again this week. Crappie are also starting to show in a little better numbers with most in the half- to three-quarter pound range and showing on bobber-suspended jigs. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: The lake is temporarily closed. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Information: 909-795-0171 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MountainValleyResort.

Mar
30

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The largemouth bass bite has been very good with a lot of bass shallow for the spawn in the shoreline areas. Plastics, shad-like swimbaits, and nightcrawlers are the best bets. The trout action has been fair after a 1,000-pound plant two weeks ago at the east dam. There was also a plant four weeks ago. The shoreline around the marina, the launch ramp, and at both dams have been the best spots for the rainbows with spinners, small trout spoons, or Mice Tails top baits. Anthony and and Carlos Avila, both Redlands, had four rainbow trout from four to 11.15-pounds fishing mini jigs from shore. Still light fishing pressure on the stripers, but a few fish are showing on swimbaits. The best striper action has been at the two dams from rental boats, but the fish are also showing from the shoreline fishing areas. A few big bluegill and redear are starting to show, most taken on nightcrawlers by bass anglers. No reports on other species. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels, but rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: Bass up into the shoreline areas for the spawn. The north shore, around the marina and launch ramp, and at the dam are the top areas. Plastic worms and nightcrawlers are the top bets. Mostly small males are showing right now, but a few bigger fish. Todd Clark, San Diego, had a six-pounder from Sail Cove on a plastic crawdad, while Rosamel Fuerro Delgado, Victorville, landed a 4-8 at the launch ramp on a plastic worm. The bluegill and redear have best on the tire reef, off the island, and some are also showing in the marina on meal worms, red worms, and cricket-tipped jigs. Trout slow with no plants in over a month. A few catfish and carp from Sail Cove. No reports of other species. The launch ramp remains open. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) The recreation area remains open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The largemouth bite has been very good with the fish up tight in the shallows and many on beds. Lots of small males in the bite, but some bigger fish. The best action has been on white jigs, small plastics, or nightcrawlers. Mark Thompson, Temecula, had three bass to 5.2 pounds, while Cary Almaty, Winchester, landed a pair of bass to five pounds on Roboworms. The striper bite has been fair to good at the inlet and dam area this week with a lot of fish to three pounds showing on cut baits, shad, swimbaits, and topwater. Some fish topping six pounds. The bluegill bite kicked into gear over the past week in the Launch Ramp No. 1 area and across from the marina. Red worms, wax worms, nightcrawlers, and small jigs tipped with bait have all been getting fish. Jonathan Walk, Winchester, had a 1-2 bluegill on a small Senko. Trout are slow. Most recent DFW plant was two weeks ago. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: The bites are finally starting to turn on here. The carp bite is very good on dough baits with most of the fish in the two-pound range, but some bigger. The catfish are also starting to show in better numbers with fish to six pounds reported on cutbaits again this week. Crappie are also starting to show in a little better numbers with most in the half- to three-quarter pound range and showing on bobber-suspended jigs. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: The lake is temporarily closed. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Information: 909-795-0171 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MountainValleyResort.

SAN JACINTO MOUNTAIN WATERS

LAKE HEMET: DFW trout plant went in three weeks ago. Carp bowfishing is allowed Monday through Thursday but bow fishermen must check in first. Information: Lake Hemet campground 951-659-2680.

LAKE FULMOR AREA: Fulmor Lake and Strawberry Creek were both planted with DFW trout three weeks ago. Information: 951-659-2117.

Mar
04

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good with even more bass moving shallow in a major pre-spawn movement of fish into the shoreline areas. Bass to six pounds have been reported by anglers tossing plastics, shad-like swimbaits, and nightcrawlers. The trout action perked up after a 1,000-pound plant on Tuesday this week and the last plant of Mt. Lassen rainbows was Feb. 18. The shoreline around the marina, the launch ramp, and at both dams have been the best spots for the rainbows with spinners, small trout spoons, or Mice Tails top baits. Still light fishing pressure on the stripers but a few fish are showing on swimbaits. The best striper action has been at the two dams from rental boats, but the fish are also showing from the shoreline fishing areas. A few big bluegill and redear are starting to show, most taken by accident by bass anglers. No reports on other species. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels, but rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The warm weather continues to bring more and more pre-spawn bass up into the shoreline areas, especially along the north shore, and they have been fair in an afternoon bite on plastic worms and nightcrawlers. Stan Holmes, Anza, landed a four-pound bass on a Robo Worm in Sail Cove. The redear bite turned on in the marina over the past few days with slow to fair action on meal worms fished right on the bottom. Also some bluegill in this bite. The most recent DFW trout plant was three weeks ago, and a few large schools of trout have been reported in Sail Cove. No reports of other species. The launch ramp remains open. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) The recreation area remains open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The overall action had been picking up with fair to good bites on stripers and largemouth, with a few bluegill, catfish, and trout being landed. The stripers have been at the dam or in the east end showing on swim baits near the surface or cut baits near the bottom. The largemouth are moving shallow with fish nearing the spawn. Plastics and small reaction baits have been getting a lot of fish. Tyrese Gibson, Banning, was back this week and had two more largemouth to 5-8 fishing nightcrawlers near Ramp No. 2. While few catfish have been reported the last couple of weeks, Jason Fields, San Jacinto, landed a 10-1 catfish on chicken liver northwest of the marina. The bluegill are starting to show near Ramp 2 on the usual array of meal worms, nightcrawlers, and small jigs, but this bite is tough. Trout are also very slow, with the most recent DFW plant over a month ago, but Luis Gonzalez, San Jacinto, had a 5-2 rainbow on a tube jig at Ramp No. 2. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: No reports. There were 1,600 pounds of catfish planted Feb. 12. There were also 400 adult largemouth bass, 2,000 bluegill, and 3,000 black crappie, planted Feb. 17. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: The lake is temporarily closed. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Information: 909-795-0171 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MountainValleyResort.

Feb
18

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good with a lot of the bass in a major pre-spawn movement up into 15 feet of water or less and poking around structure. Bass to six pounds have been reported by anglers tossing plastics, shad-like swimbaits, and nightcrawlers. The trout action is fair after a 1,000-pound plant of Mt. Lassen rainbows last Wednesday and another that size three weeks ago. The most recent DFW plant was four weeks ago. The shoreline around the marina, the launch ramp, and at both dams have been the best spots for the rainbows with spinners, small trout spoons, or MiceTails top baits. Very light fishing pressure and few striper reports. A few big bluegill and redear are starting to show, most taken by accident by bass anglers. No reports on other species. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels, but rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The warm weather has brought a surge of pre-spawn bass up into the shoreline areas, especiall along the north shore, and thy have been fair on plastic worms and nightcrawlers. The bluegill bite has been pretty fair off the marina docks on red worms or meal worms fished right on the bottom. There were DFW trout plants last week and four weeks ago, and the bite has been slow to fair from Sail Cove to Lot No. 6 and around Alessandro Island. No reports of other species. The launch ramp remains open. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) The recreation area remains open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: While fishing is still spotty overall, there are signs of improved bass and bluegill action with the continued warm weather this past week. Many bass are already moving shallow and showing on nightcrawlers and plastics in less than 10 feet of water. Top fish reported was a 5-6 bass landed by Tommy Wilson, Pomona, on a nightcrawler. The stripers have been slow with the shad in deep, open water and the stripers have been mirroring the shad. Tough bite. The catfish also showed some signs of life on cut baits, mostly chicken liver. Patricia Gomez, Winchester, landed a 9-4 catfish on Gulp! Bait. Even a few bluegill are starting to show, mostly in 10 to 18 feet of water on red worms, meal worms, wax worms, or small jigs topped with thos baits. Gerald Thomason, Palomar, had a 1-1 bluegill on a red worm across from the marina. Trout are very slow, and the most recent DFW plant was three weeks ago. There will not be any county trout plants this season. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Slow fishing with few reports. Hammered by historic drought, the fishery here has declined dramatically over the past three years. City officials decided that an El NiÒo winter was the perfect time to jump-start the lake’s recovery. Over 1,600 pounds of catfish — mostly mature fish that will spawn this spring — were planted Feb. 12. Those fish were scheduled to be joined by 400 adult largemouth bass, 2,000 bluegill, and 3,000 black crappie, in a plant Wednesday this week. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: The lake is temporarily closed. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Information: 909-795-0171 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MountainValleyResort.

Feb
04

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The trout bite was fair over the past week, in spite of nasty weather over the weekend. A 1,000-pound of Mt. Lassen trout went in last week as did DFW rainbows. Previous DFW plants were two weeks ago, and the last Mt. Lassen plant was four weeks ago. The shoreline around the marina, the launch ramp, and at both dams have been the best spots for the rainbows with spinners, small trout spoons, or MiceTails top baits. Very light fishing pressure and few striper reports, but a few have been reported by anglers trolling at the dams. Largemouth bass are fair, but most fish are in deep water or suspended off points. Very little fishing pressure. No reports on other species. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels, but rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: A surprise crappie bite popped up over the past week in the marina with fish up to 2-8 reported. Most have been landed on small jigs topped with a Crappie Nibble or a meal worm fished right above the bottom. Otherwise, things have been tough. A few trout are still showing after the DFW plant two weeks ago with the best action from Sail Cove to Lot No. 6 and around Alessandro Island. The bass action has been slow in deep water (15 to 40 feet) on plastics and nightcrawlers, especially near the dam. Bluegill and redear slowed way down with only the odd fish showing on a jig or small bait on a jig. No reports of other species. The launch ramp remains open. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) The recreation area remains open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The bite slowed across the board with the colder, wet weather this past weekend. The stripers have been fair, especially early in the morning at the dsam on cut baits, topwater, and rip baits. The largemouth bass bite is also pretty fair on plastic worms. Best largemouth reported was a 6-1 caught by Jackson Williams, Yucaipa, while a six-even bass was landed by Cheryl Clementson, Elsinroe, on a nightcrawler. Other species have been slow, except for the trout. There were DFW trout plants last week and three weeks ago. Most of the trout have been showing around Ramp No. 2, most on small spinners, Power Mice, or floating baits. There will not be any county trout plants this season. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Slow fishing with few reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: The lake is temporarily closed. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Information: 909-795-0171 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MountainValleyResort.

Jan
14

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Mt. Lassen rainbow trout planted last Wednesday and DFW trout slated for this week. The bite has been slow to fair along the shoreline around the marina and launch ramp and at both dams. The best action has been on spinners, small trout spoons, or MiceTails. Very light fishing pressure and few striper reports, but Mike Southerland and Rob Shannon, both Hemet, had four stripers to six pounds trolling flies at the west dam on Sunday. There was also a 29-pound catfish reported by Se Yang on blood worms at the east dam. No other reports. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels, but rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The trout bite has been slow to fair after the DFW plant last Friday. The best action has been from Sail Cove to Lot No. 6 and around Alessandro Island with most of the fishing on Kastmasters, Roostertails, red worms, Mice Tails, and PowerBait. The fish are all pan-sized. The bass action has been slow to fair in deep water (15 to 40 feet) on plastics and nightcrawlers, especially near the dam. Jonny Kapahula, Redlands, landed a 3-8 bass off the marina docks on a plastics. Panfish very slow right now, but some bluegill in the marina on meal worms fished right on the bottom early in the day. The launch ramp remains open. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) The recreation area remains open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: Overall slow action, but the striped bass bite remains pretty good for anglers who can dip some live shad, spotty otherwise. The best bite has been early in the morning along the north shore and North Bay. Brandon Smyth, Menifee, had an 8-2 striper on live shad. Other species are also tough with only an occasional bass or bluegill. Dennis Sketchly, Lake Elsinore, had a 7-9 bass fishing nightcrawlers on the north shore, while Sammy Sanchez, Menifee, land a 1-2 bluegill in the east end on a nightcrawler. DFW trout are slated to go in this week, and there have been a few half-pound rainbows showing around Ramp No. 2. There will not be any county trout plants this season. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Slow fishing with few reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: The lake is temporarily closed. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Information: 909-795-0171 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MountainValleyResort.

Dec
10

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: A 1,000-pound plant of Mt. Lassen trout was slated for Thursday this week. Plants also went in two and four weeks ago. DFW trout are also slated to go in this week. The trout bite is fair at the dams and around the marina and launch ramp. Very light fishing pressure. The largemouth bass bite has been slow to fair. Most of the fish are two to four pounds, but some up to six pounds have been reported. Nightcrawlers and plastic worms have been best baits, but an occasional fish is still showing near the surface on a crank, swimbait, or topwater plug. Only the odd striper reported for anglers throwing swimbaits. No other reports. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels, but rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: DFW trout plants last week and three weeks ago, but the bite is slow to fair in launch ramp cove on SuperDupers and Mice Tails. The fish are all pan-sized. Other species have slowed way down. A few bass continue to show on reaction baits and plastics with drop-shotted Senkos the best bet in 15 to 20 feet of water. The bluegill and redear slowed way down with only a few reported off the tire reef or marina docks on meal worms and Mice Tails, and most of those have been small. No catfish reports. A few catfish on cut baits around the island. The launch ramp remains open. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) The recreation area remains open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The striper action has been fair to good this past week for anglers, especially on live shad. A few fish are also still showing on swimbaits or trolling umbrella rigs. The fish have been showing in the east end, north of the launch ramp No. 2, and at mid lake. Matt Grier, Corona, had five stripers to eight pounds in the east end on live shad. Alfred Gonzalez, Menifee, was also using shad to land four stripers to 6-8. The bluegill bite has been fair along the south shore on nightcrawlers, crickets, and small jigs. The catfish bite slowed way down as the water cools and only a few largemouth have been reported from the east end. Gerald Smitz, Menifee, had two catfish on chicken liver off the south shore. His best was a 10-2 channel. DFW trout were slated to go in this week. These will join a small, 200-pound plant of DFW trout that went in two weeks ago. Slow action. No word on county plants, yet. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Slow fishing with few reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: The lake is temporarily closed. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Stocking every other week with catfish. Next stock next week. Information: 909-795-0171 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MountainValleyResort.

Dec
03

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Mt. Lassen trout plants last week and three weeks ago, and the bite is fair at the dams and around the marina and launch ramp. Very light fishing pressure. The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good when the bass are up chasing baitfish, and slow to fair action on plastics the rest of the time. Most of the fish are two to four pounds, but some up to six pounds have been reported. Nightcrawlers and plastic worms have been best when the fish are down, while rip baits, cranks, and topwater plugs are getting fish when they are chasing. Only the odd striper reported for anglers throwing swimbaits. No other reports. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels, but rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. Fair action in launch ramp cove on SuperDupers and Mice Tails. The fish are all pan-sized. Other species have slowed way down. A few bass continue to show on reaction baits and plastics. The bluegill and redear slowed way down with only a few reported off the tire reef or marina docks on meal worms and Mice Tails, and most of those have been small. No catfish reports. The launch ramp remains open. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) The recreation area remains open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The striper action has been fair to good this past week for anglers throwing throwing surface baits, swimbaits, or trolling umbrella rigs. Top baits have been chicken liver and mackerel. Patty Phillips, Murrieta, had three stripers to 7.9 pounds fishing nightcrawlers off the north shore, while Eric Rios, Elsinore, had an eight-pound striper on a live shad fished mid-lake. The bluegill bite has been fair along the south shore on nightcrawlers, crickets, and small jigs. The cats bite slowed way down with the cooler weather, but a few largemouth continue to show on plastics with the fish moving deeper. Mike Dolezai, Temecula, caught a six-pound largemouth. A small, 200-pound plant of DFW trout went in last week and most were half-pounders. Slow action. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Slow fishing with few reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: The lake is temporarily closed. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Stocking every other week with catfish. Next stock this week. Information: 909-795-0171 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MountainValleyResort.

SAN JACINTO MOUNTAIN WATERS

LAKE HEMET: No report. DFW trout plant two weeks ago. Carp bowfishing is allowed Monday through Thursday but bow fishermen must check in first. Information: Lake Hemet campground 951-659-2680.

LAKE FULMOR AREA: DFW trout plant two weeks ago in Fulmor Lake, but no plants in Strawberry Creek. Information: 951-659-2117.

Nov
27

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: You couldn’t tell it by the fishing, but the first 1,000-pound Mt. Lassen trout plant of the season went in two weeks ago, joined by DFW fish (browns stocked on the west side) and more Mt. Lassen trout Tuesday this week. Only a few trout reported by Wednesday, but very light fishing pressure. The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good when the bass are up chasing baitfish, and slow to fair action on plastics the rest of the time. Most of the fish are two to four pounds, but some up to six pounds have been reported. Nightcrawlers and plastic worms have been best when the fish are down, while rip baits, cranks, and topwater plugs are getting fish when they are chasing. Only the odd striper reported for anglers throwing swimbaits. No other reports. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels, but rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: First trout plant of the season went in last Tuesday and the bite has been fair in launch ramp cove on SuperDupers and Mice Tails. The fish are all pan-sized. Other species have slowed way down. A few bass continue to show on reaction baits and plastics. The bluegill and redear slowed way down with only a few reported off the tire reef or marina docks on meal worms and Mice Tails, and most of those have been small. A few catfish are showing off the north shore, and a 25-pounder was landed this week in the marina. The launch ramp remains open. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) The recreation area remains open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The bluegill bite has been fair to good this past week along the south shore on nightcrawlers, crickets, and small jigs. Samantha Puga, Long Beach, had a 1-2 bluegill on a nightcrawler, while Michael Chandler, Temecula, had a stringer of eight bluegill topped off with a 1-2, all on crickets in the east end. The striper action has been fair for anglers throwing swimbaits, trolling umbrella rigs, or fishing baits at the inlet. Aaron Smythe, Menifee, had five stripers to 10 pounds fishing jerk baits at the dam. The cats remain fair with most of the fishing showing in deeper water on cut baits. The largemouth bite has slowed down with only a few on reaction baits. DFW trout plant scheduled for this week. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Light fishing pressure, but there continues to be a fair bite on catfish for anglers fishing frozen shad, shrimp, sardines, mackerel, anchovies, or Mack Bites. Slow other species. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: The lake is temporarily closed. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Stocking every other week with catfish. Next stock next week. Information: 909-795-0171 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MountainValleyResort.

Nov
19

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: First 1,000-pound Mt. Lassen trout plant of the season went in Thursday last week, and DFW fish are slated to go in next week. Only a few trout reported with very light fishing pressure. The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good when the bass are up chasing baitfish, and slow to fair action on plastics the rest of the time. Most of the fish are two to four pounds, but some up to six pounds have been reported. Nightcrawlers and plastic worms have been best when the fish are down, while rip baits, cranks, and topwater plugs are getting fish when they are chasing. Mike Morton, Hemet, had an 11.7-pounder on a Lunker Plunker. Only the odd striper reported for anglers throwing swimbaits. No other reports. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels, but rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The bites have all slowed down this past week, except for the bass which remain pretty fair on reaction baits. Kenton Smith, Redlands, landed an 8-5 bass on a swimbait in Sail Cove. And even before the DFW’s first trout plant of the season this week, the holdover rainbows were starting to show at the water tower. The bluegill and redear slowed way down with only a few reported off the tire reef or marina docks on meal worms and Mice Tails, and most of those have been small. A few catfish are showing off the north shore. The launch ramp remains open. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) The recreation area remains open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The bluegill bite broke open a little with the cooling water conditions with a fair bite. The fish are showing in 20 to 25 feet of water mid-lake on nightcrawlers and meal worms or small jigs tipped with bait. A number of fish to two pounds reported. The striper action has been fair for anglers throwing swimbaits, trolling umbrella rigs, or fishing baits at the inlet. Greg Smitz, Murrieta, had eight stripers to 9-9 fishing topwater lures off the main lake points, while his son Jeremey had two stripers to 6-7 on trolled plugs in the east end. The cats remain fair with most of the fishing showing in deeper water on cut baits. Cadence Salvatore, San Bernardino, had an 8-8 cat on mackerel in the east end. The largemouth bite has slowed down with only a few on reaction baits. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Light fishing pressure, but there continues to be a fair bite on catfish for anglers fishing frozen shad, shrimp, sardines, mackerel, anchovies, or Mack Bites. Slow other species. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: The lake is temporarily closed. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Stocking every other week with catfish. Next stock this week. Information: 909-795-0171 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MountainValleyResort.

 

Nov
12

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: First trout plant of the season was slated for Thursday this week. This will be a 1,000-pound plant from Mt. Lassen Trout Farms. Still no word on when DFW plants will start, but none are currently slated for this week or next week. The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good when the bass are up chasing baitfish, and slow to fair action on plastics the rest of the time. Most of the fish are two to four pounds, but some up to six pounds have been reported. Nightcrawlers and plastic worms have been best when the fish are down, while rip baits, cranks, and topwater plugs are getting fish when they are chasing. Most of the action is on the inside of coves and off the dams. Stripers are tough to gauge because pressure is slow low, but a few to six pounds are showing for shore anglers throwing swimbaits. Drifting cut anchovies, trolling white flies, and even some topwater baits are working for rental boat anglers. Good catfish bite with a lot of fish to six pounds on cut baits, nightcrawlers, and stink baits. The bluegill bite has slowed way down. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels, but rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: Even with cooler water temperatures, there is still pretty good action on the bass, bluegill, and redear. The best bluegill and redear action has been off the tire reef or marina docks on meal worms and Mice Tails. Most are hand-sized. The largemouth bass bite has remained fair to good on reaction baits as fish chase shad along the dam. A few catfish are showing. No other reports. The launch ramp remains open. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) The recreation area remains open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The bluegill bite broke open with the cooling water conditions with the fish showing in 20 to 25 feet of water mid-lake on nightcrawlers and meal worms or small jigs tipped with bait. Shannon Price, Sun City, had a pair of bluegill to just over a pounds. The striper action has been fair to good for anglers throwing swimbaits, trolling umbrella rigs, or fishing baits at the inlet. Tammy Gonzalez, Winchester, had five stripers to 11-2 on swimbaits at the inlet. The cats finally slowed to just fair and are moving to deeper water at the inlet, but many are still showing in coves and off the points. Top baits have been chicken liver, mackerel, and anchovies. Jason Thomas, Perris, had a 10-1 catifhs on chicken liver. The largemouth have been best early in the mornings on reaction baits and then plastics the rest of the morning. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Light fishing pressure, but there continues to be a fair bite on catfish for anglers fishing frozen shad, shrimp, sardines, mackerel, anchovies, or Mack Bites. Slow other species. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: The lake is temporarily closed. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Stocking every other week with catfish. Next stock next week. Information: 909-795-0171 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MountainValleyResort.

Oct
22

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Not a lot of change here. There continues to be a pretty good largemouth bass bite when the bass are up chasing baitfish, and fair action on plastics the rest of the time. Most of the fish are two to four pounds, but some up to six pounds have been reported. Nightcrawlers and plastic worms have been best when the fish are down, while rip baits, cranks, and topwater plugs are getting fish when they are chasing. Most of the action is on the inside of coves and off the dams. Stripers are tough to gauge because pressure is slow low, but the best bite along the west dam and near the inlet-outlet tower. Drifting cut anchovies, trolling white flies, and even some topwater baits are working. Good catfish bite with a lot of fish to six pounds on cut baits, nightcrawlers, and stink baits. Also good bluegill action at the dams on nightcrawlers, red worms, or crickets alone of fish on small jigs. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels, but rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: There has been a good bite of bluegill and redear around the island and off Bernasconi Beach on red worms, meal worms, and small jigs tipped with bait. Some to two pounds, but most hand-sized. The largemouth bass bite has remained good on reaction baits as fish chase shad along most shorelines. The bass are moving deeper for the middle part of the day. Drop-shot plastics and nightcrawlers are best then. Sean Pattison, Yucaipa, landed a five-pound bass on a drop-shot plastic at the dam. A few catfish are also starting to show again, and a 17-3 was reported this past week by a bass angler. No other reports. The launch ramp remains open. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) The recreation area remains open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The catfish action continues pretty good with more quality fish in the past week. The cats are showing in most of the coves on cut baits, especially chicken liver and anchovies. Gerold White, Bana Point, had a pair of cats with the bigger one at 11-4, while Mike Chandler, Long Beach, landed a 9-8 to top off his three-fish stringer. The striper bite have improved this past week with some boils in the morning, but most shad have moved deep again, so umbrella rigs or dipped live shad the best bets in 12 to 40 feet of water. The main channel and north of Ramp 2 have been the best areas. Rodney Alexander, Temecula, landed an eight-pound striper at the inlet. The largemouth have been best early in the mornings on reaction baits and then plastics the rest of the morning. Bluegill have been slow with only a few on red worms, crickets, meal worms, or wax worms fished in 12 to 20 feet of water in the east end coves. Carp are very good, but they get little pressure. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Light fishing pressure, but there continues to be a fair bite on catfish for anglers fishing frozen shad, shrimp, sardines, mackerel, anchovies, or Mack Bites. Slow other species. A few largemouth bass are showing early in the mornings on reaction baits and topwater, but the bluegill and crappie are quiet. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: The lake is temporarily closed. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Stocking every other week with catfish. Next stock this week. Information: 909-795-0171 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MountainValleyResort.

Oct
08

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Little fishing pressure. The largemouth bass bite has remained fair to good with some flurries of hot action, especially early in the day on reaction baits. Most of the fish are two to four pounds, but some up to six pounds have been reported. Everything from nightcrawlers and plastic worms to topwater plugs are getting fish. Most of the action is on the inside of coves and off the dams. Stripers are tough to gauge because pressure is slow low, but the best bite along the west dam and near the inlet-outlet tower. Drifting cut anchovies, trolling white flies, and even some topwater baits are working. Good catfish bite with a lot of fish to six pounds on cut baits, nightcrawlers, and stink baits. Also good bluegill action at the dams on nightcrawlers, red worms, or crickets alone of fish on small jigs. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels, but rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The largemouth bass bite has remained good on reaction baits as fish chase shad along most shorelines. The bass are moving deeper for the middle part of the day. Drop-shot plastics and nightcrawlers are best then. The water tower has been a top spot for deeper fish. The bluegill have improved with some better catches this week on meal worms, crickets, or jigs tipped with bait. The marina docks, tire reef, in Sail Cove have been the best spots. Andrew Lozano, Moreno Valley, had a 1-1 bluegill on a red worm in the marina. Lots of anglers reporting stringers of six to eight panfish. A few catfish are also starting to show again. No other reports. The launch ramp remains open. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) The recreation area remains open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: Light fishing pressure. The catfish action continues very good and the striped bass are fair to good. Catfish have been best around most of the lake in the coves, but in the east end on cut baits, especially chicken liver, mackerel, and nightcrawlers. Robert Dominguez, Diamond Bar, had two cats, including one at 10-7, while fishing anchovies in the East Bay. Stripers have been best for anglers trolling mid-lake with umbrella rigs or white flies behind lead core. Some on drifted baits. Ted Kalata, Rancho Bernardo, landed an eight-pound bass trolling a white fly mid lake. The largemouth have been best early in the mornings on reaction baits or topwater and then plastics the rest of the morning. Lots of dinks right now, but Sean White, Temecula, had a 7-2 bass on a nightcrawler. Bluegill have also slowed with only a few fish showing on red worms, crickets, meal worms, or wax worms fished in 12 to 20 feet of water in the east end coves. Carp are very good, but they get little pressure. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Light fishing pressure, but there continues to be a fair bite on catfish for anglers fishing frozen shad, shrimp, sardines, mackerel, anchovies, or Mack Bites early and late in the day. Slow other species. A few largemouth bass are showing early in the mornings on reaction baits and topwater, but the bluegill and crappie are quiet. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: The lake is temporarily closed. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Stocking every other week with catfish. Next stock this week. Information: 909-795-0171 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MountainValleyResort.

Sep
24

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Little fishing pressure. The largemouth bass bite has remained fair with some flurries of good action, especially early in the day on reaction baits. Most of the fish are two to four pounds, but some up to six pounds have been reported in the past week. Everything from nightcrawlers and plastic worms to topwater plugs are getting fish. Most of the action is on the inside of coves and off the dams. Stripers are tough to gauge because pressure is slow low, but the best bite along the west dam and near the inlet-outlet tower. Drifting cut anchovies, trolling white flies, and even some topwater baits are working. Good catfish bite with a lot of fish to six pounds on cut baits, nightcrawlers, and stink baits. Also good bluegill action at the dams on nightcrawlers, red worms, or crickets alone of fish on small jigs. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels, but rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The largemouth bass bite has broken wide open on reaction baits, according to local guide Pete Marino (petemarinoguideservice.com). The fish are up chasing the schools of threadfin shad and silversides and very aggressive. Cranks, jerk baits, and even topwater baits are the best bet. The water temperatures are finally starting to cool a little thanks to the cooler evenings. The best action has been off the face of the dam, water tower, or in Launch Ramp Cove. Far fewer fish on plastics. The bluegill have been slow to fair on crickets or meal worms fished on a mini-Carolina rig at the tire reef of in in Sail Cove, while a few redear have been caught in the marina, at the island, tire reef, and the whole west side of the lake on nightcrawlers and redworms flylined to the fish in 10- to 20-feet of water on light gear. No other reports. The launch ramp remains open. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) The recreation area remains open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: Fishing pressure has fallen way off, but the catfish action continues very good, especially at ramps No. 1 and No. 2, along Catfish Alley, and in most coves. Most of the catfish have been on cut baits, especially chicken liver, mackerel, and nightcrawlers. Jake Gonzalez, Pico Rivera, had a 12-7 catfish on anchovies, while Erin Tripp, Azusa, landed an 11-5 on chicken liver. Robert Hausler, Hemet, caught a 10-pound cat. Stripers have remains slow with only a few fish showing in boils at the dam-inlet area early in the morning on reaction baits or in the same area on cut baits later. The largemouth have been best early in the mornings on reaction baits or topwater and then plastics the rest of the morning. Lots of dinks right now. Bluegill have also slowed with only a few fish showing on red worms, crickets, meal worms, or wax worms fished in 12 to 20 feet of water in the east end coves. Carp are very good, but they get little pressure. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Light fishing pressure, but there continues to be a fair bite on catfish for anglers fishing frozen shad, shrimp, sardines, mackerel, anchovies, or Mack Bites early and late in the day. Slow other species. A few largemouth bass are showing early in the mornings on reaction baits and topwater, but the bluegill and crappie are quiet. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: The lake is temporarily closed. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Information: 909-795-0171 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MountainValleyResort.