DIAMOND VALLEY: The bass bite has been very consistent for fish from two to five pounds. The best action has been in 15 to 30 feet of water on plastics, swim baits, and cranks. There are also still some fish up shallow, but the algae bloom seemed to move most fish out of the shallows. Stripers are just fair overall, but some nice fish are showing during boils on shad. Most of the stripers are running four to six pounds. The final Mt. Lassen trout plant of the season went in last week. Overall, the rainbow action has been fair on floating baits, small trout plastics, and trout jigs. Kyle Warren, Murrieta, landed a six-pound trout fly-fishing with a white streamer from the bank. A few bluegill and redear are also starting to be caught with some to nearly two pounds reported. A few catfish also starting to show. 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 largemouth bass are stacked up in the shallows with the spawn winding down. Lots of one to four-pound fish in less than 10 feet of water on beds and some quality fish are also showing. Plastic worms and swimbaits have been the most productive. Top bass reported was an 8-5 landed by Steve Modzelewski, Moreno Valley, on a topwater Zara Spook fished from shore at Lots 11 and 12. Jeff Hunter, Menifee, landed a 7-3 bass and 11 other fish, all released and all on Senkos and plastic worms. The panfish bite, with crappie, redear and bluegill all showing, has been good on small jigs and red worms or nightcrawlers in 10 to 20 feet of water in the marina, off the island, and in the east end. Lots of one-pound class fish. A few trout continue to show off lots 11 and 12 and lots 8 and 9, mostly on small spoons and spinners but a few on floating baits in deeper water. The DFW was also adding fish this week. 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: Overall very good action with the stripers showing in good numbers in the inlet area on shad, white jigs, lug worms, and sardines. The largemouth bass are good in the shallows with a lot of males still guarding beds and the females starting to feed with even some top water. Water clear to sight fishing is still an option. Chris Hawks, Winchester, landed an eight-pound bass fishing for stripers at the inlet with anchovies. The bluegill and redear bites are also pretty good in deeper water as the fish start moving up for their spawn. Catfish really came on this week with a number of quality fish reported. Best fish were channels at 18 and 20 pounds caught by Bryan Porter, Temecula, on mackerel at Ramp No. 2. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.
ELSINORE: The crappie bite is fair. Most of the fish are showing on small jigs. Most anglers are working hard to get three to five crappie, which are averaging from one to two pounds. A few catfish reported and 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. Zero reports on bluegill, largemouth, and wipers. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.
CORONA: The catfish action has been good and a few trout continue to show. Marquez Webb, Corona, landed an eight-pound catfish on a nightcrawler, while Armondo Buttavio, Corona, had 10 cats for 24-8. Justin Beitler and Adrian Contreras, both Riverside, had 10 catfish for 30 pounds. Trout are planted each Thursday and blue catfish are being planted each Wednesday. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.
RANCHO JURUPA: No recent plants. Information: 951-684-7032.
FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Catfish were planted last month and remain fair. Tagged cats with up to $50 remain in the lake. Ricky Pereida, Redlands, landed a four-pound cat on a hot dog from the upper lake. The bass bite is excellent with the fish in the shallows for the spawn. All bass are catch and release during the spawn. Information: 909-795-0171.
LITTLE LAKE: No recent plants. 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.
SAN JACINTO MOUNTAIN WATERS
LAKE HEMET: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. Fair to good action for anglers at the dam and along the USFS shore access area. PowerBait or small jigs have been the best bet. Carp bowfishing is allowed Monday through Thursday but bow fishermen must check in first. Information: Lake Hemet campground 951-659-2680 or http://www.lakehemet.org/fishing_conditions.php.
LAKE FULMOR AREA: Second DFW trout plant of the season slated for Fulmor Lake this week, and nearby Strawberry Creek is also scheduled to get planted. Information: 951-659-2117.