DIAMOND VALLEY: The trout action, while still pretty fair, slowed a little when the Lassen trout plant was pushed from this week to next Tuesday. DFW fish are also slated for next week. Alex Sedillo, Hemet, landed a 7.86-pound rainbow from shore with a PowerWorm. The best bite has been on nightcrawlers, PowerBait, Roostertails, Kastmasters, and mini jigs. The stripers have been steadily improving for the past two weeks with a lot of quality fish from four to 10 pounds showing. The action is best around a trout stock or when the shad a schooled up on top, and then anglers tossing the appropriate swimbaits are getting good fish. The white fly trolling tactic is still deadly. The largemouth bass bite is slow to fair in deep water on drop-shot plastics and nightcrawlers fished in 12 to 30 feet of water with the fish moving up. Most are smaller fish under three pounds, but some bigger fish to 10 pounds have been reported. Some fish also come up each day to chase shad and trout. Few catfish or panfish anglers this past week. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî at Diamond Valley will also be allowed on Perris and Silverwood. 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 bluegill and redear bites slowed this past week with only a few fish reported. The best action is still in deeper water off the marina docks on red worms with a few on jigs and the fish are running up to a pound and just over. Joe Martinez, Norco, had six redear to a pound on redworms. Trout have continued to be fair to good with plants this week and two weeks ago. Lots 11 and 12 continue to be the best areas and small spinners and trout spoons have been the best bet. The bass have been spotty but fish are nosing up into shallower water and showing on plastics in six to 25 feet of water. Also some bigger fish showing on trout-like swimbaits. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.
SKINNER: The striper bite has continued fair to good this past week, and the best action continues to be on the live shad. Flicker Shad or similar lures are also producing a few fish. The fish are on top working bait and fishing in the top five feet of the water column in the east end and along the north shore has been the best bet. Most of the fish are one to three pounds, but some bigger fish are showing. Alan Smith, Escondido, had an eight-pound striper at the inlet. The largemouth bass are fair with some fish still in 10 feet or less of water. The catfish action also saw some improvement this past week with a couple of nice fish landed. Andres Arrendondo, Moreno Valley, landed a 13-pound cat to top off his three-fish, 20-pound stringer, while Travis Brown, Hemet, had a nine-pounder on an anchovy. Other species very slow. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.
ELSINORE: Few reports. Only a few catfish reported, but that bite has been picking up. The fish are in deeper water on nightcrawlers and Mack Bites. The carp bite is slow but a few smaller fish are showing on dough bait. The crappie, bluegill, largemouth, and wiper bites are very slow. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.
CORONA: Fair to good trout action and the top fish this past week was a 16-pounder landed by Tristan Harrison, Rancho Cucamonga, on a B-Line worm at the dam. Del silva, Corona, landed a 14-10 rainbow, while Alfonso Cio, Riverside, had a 14-pounder. Top fish of the week was a 19-pound sturgeon caught and released by Pete Thompson, Menifee. Trout are planted each Thursday and blue catfish are now being planted each Wednesday. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.
RANCHO JURUPA: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. Information: 951-684-7032.
FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Slow trout action, but fish are expected to be added by Friday, Feb. 21. Information: 909-795-0171.
LITTLE LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. Information: 530-526-7937.
REFLECTION LAKE: No report. Information: 951-654-7906 or www.reflectionlakerv.com.
JEAN’S CHANNEL CATS: Good trout action with monthly plants. The bite is best on PowerBait or inflated nightcrawlers with scent added. The lake is open Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays. No catch and release allowed. No state fishing license required. Information: 951-679-6562.