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Aug
09

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The lake finally reopened July 27th, and the largemouth bass bite has been pretty good since. The fish are chasing shad at all depths ñ on or near the surface early in the day and then progressively deeper as it warms up and there is increasing light on the water. Drop-shot plastics in 15 to 40 feet of water are also working. Few other reports. The algae-health closure was over a month long. Private boats must be inspected to be quagga mussel-free and boats certified at Lake Perris and Lake Skinner will be accepted here. For an update on the closure, 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: Few fishing reports with the heat and smoke this past week. There are still lots of small bluegill being caught along most rocky shorelines and around the flooded brush. Crickets, red worms, wax worms, and meal worms have all been good for the bluegill. Only a few small bass reported on topwater early in the morning and plastic worms in deeper water the rest of the day. Weekend boat pressure is pretty intense, but large areas of the lake are still in ìno wakeî zones, so the fishing is holding up. 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 is very good with a lot of two to five-pound fish caught on cutbaits, mostly chicken liver, garlic shrimp, mackerel, or anchovies. The top spots have been Launch Ramp No. 2, Catfish Alley, and most coves. There is also a 400-pound plant last Friday and another set for Aug. 17. Gary Camillo, Hemet, had three catfish to 8-4, while Trevor Cartago, Temecula, had a pair of cats to 7-9. Both the largemouth and striper bites are just fair. The largemouth are best on frogs and other topwater baits early in the day. Some on plastics as the day wears on. The striper bite is best at the inlet and dam area on jerkbaits or swimbaits fished early in the day. Some fish on baits and trolled umbrella rigs in deeper water. Bluegill slowed with a few small fish still showing on red worms, wax worms, nightcrfawlers, and small jigs at Ramp No. 1 and across from the marina and the fish are mostly 10 feet down or deeper. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

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

CORONA: Due to operational and environmental restrictions, it’s not likely it will reopen for fishing anytime soon. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA PARK LAKE: No report.

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

SAN JACINTO MOUNTAIN WATERS

LAKE HEMET: DFW trout plant 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: DFW trout plants at Fulmor Lake and Strawberry Creek three weeks ago. Information: 951-659-2117.

Aug
02

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The lake finally reopened last Friday. Few reports since as the word slowly get out. The closure was over a month long. Private boats must be inspected to be quagga mussel-free and boats certified at Lake Perris and Lake Skinner will be accepted here. For an update on the closure, 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: Hot with not much change in the fishing. Lots of boat traffic on weekends. The bluegill bite has been fair to good this past week with most of the action shifting into deeper water in the east end and off the island. Crickets, red worms, wax worms, and meal worms have all been good for the bluegill. Weekend boat pressure is getting pretty intense, but large areas of the lake are still in ìno wakeî zones, so the fishing is holding up. The largemouth bass bite has been slow to fair on plastics or nightcrawlers, with some topwater action very early in the day. Few carp, crappie, or catfish reported this week. The carp bite is pretty good most mornings on dough baits. 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 is very good with a lot of two to five-pound fish caught on cutbaits, mostly chicken liver, garlic shrimp, mackerel, or anchovies. The top spots have been Launch Ramp No. 2, Catfish Alley, and most coves. There is also a 400-pound plant slated for this week. Gabriella Gonzalez, San Bernadino, landed a 9-6 cat at Ramp No. 2 on mackerel, while Christopher Utah, Laguna Niguel, caught three cats to 8-8 on chicken liver, also near ramp 2. Both the largemouth and striper bites are just fair. The largemouth are best on frogs and other topwater baits early and late in the day. Some on plastics outside the early-late routine. Ruben Triana, Fontana, landed a five-pound bass at Ramp 2 on a swimbait. The striper bite is best at the inlet and dam area on jerkbaits or swimbaits fished early in the day. Some fish on baits and trolled umbrella rigs in deeper water. Bluegill slowed with a few small fish still showing on red worms, wax worms, nightcrfawlers, and small jigs at Ramp No. 1 and across from the marina and the fish are mostly 10 feet down or deeper. There was a 400-pound catfish plant three weeks ago, and the next 400-pound plant is Aug. 3. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

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

CORONA: Due to operational and environmental restrictions, it’s not likely it will reopen for fishing anytime soon. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA PARK LAKE: No report.

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

Jul
26

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The lake remains closed due to the algea bloom which has created elevated levels of cyanobacteria. This is really specious considering this is a ìno body contactî lake, plus all the trails are closed around this lake. This closure was supposed to lift three weeks ago, but it has been in place since late June. Private boats must be inspected to be quagga mussel-free and boats certified at Lake Perris and Lake Skinner will be accepted here. For an update on the closure, 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 bite has been fair to good this past week with most of the action shifting into deeper water in the east end and off the island. Crickets, red worms, wax worms, and meal worms have all been good for the bluegill. Weekend boat pressure is getting pretty intense, but large areas of the lake are still in ìno wakeî zones, so the fishing is holding up. The largemouth bass bite has been slow to fair on plastics or nightcrawlers, with some topwater action very early in the day. Few carp, crappie, or catfish reported this week. The carp bite is pretty good most mornings on dough baits. Tyler Nelson, Hemet, had a 15-pound carp off the dock. 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 is very good with a lot of two to five-pound fish caught on cutbaits, mostly chicken liver, garlic shrimp, mackerel, or anchovies. The top spots have been Launch Ramp No. 2, Catfish Alley, and most coves. Greg Worthey, Murrieta, had a nine-pound catfish on garlic shrimp near Ramp 2. Jenna Salinas, West Covina, had an 8-8 on chicken liver at the inlet. Both the largemouth and striper bites are just fair. The bass are best on frogs and other topwater baits early and late in the day. Some on plastics outside the early-late routine. The striper bite is best at the inlet and dam area on jerkbaits or swimbaits fished early in the day. Some fish on baits and trolled umbrella rigs in deeper water. Bluegill slowed with a few small fish still showing on red worms, wax worms, nightcrfawlers, and small jigs at Ramp No. 1 and across from the marina and the fish are mostly 10 feet down or deeper. There was a 400-pound catfish plant three weeks ago, and the next 400-pound plant is Aug. 3. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

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

CORONA: Due to operational and environmental restrictions, it’s not likely it will reopen for fishing anytime soon. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA PARK LAKE: No report.

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

SAN JACINTO MOUNTAIN WATERS

LAKE HEMET: DFW trout two and four 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 plants at Fulmor Lake and Strawberry Creek two weeks ago. Information: 951-659-2117.

Jul
12

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The lake remains closed due to the algea bloom. This closure was supposed to lift last week, but new tests have kept the closure in place since late June. Private boats must be inspected to be quagga mussel-free and boats certified at Lake Perris and Lake Skinner will be accepted here. For an update on the closure, 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 bite has been fair to good this past week with most of the action shifting into deeper water in the east end and off the island. Crickets, red worms, wax worms, and meal worms have all been good for the bluegill. The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good on plastics or nightcrawlers, with some topwater action early in the day. Alex Gandy, Moreno Valley, had a five-pound bass in the marina on a jig. Few carp, crappie, or catfish reported 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 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 is very good with a lot of two to five-pound fish caught on cutbaits, mostly chicken liver, garlic shrimp, mackerel, or anchovies. The top spots have been Launch Ramp No. 2, Catfish Alley, and most coves. Anna Maria Sanchez, Pico Rivera, had a pair of catfish to 7-1 on mackerel at Ramp No. 2, while Chris Kalends, Oceanside, landed a 6-4 on chicken liver, also at Ramp No. 2. The largemouth bass bite has been very good, mostly on frogs and other topwater baits early and late in the day. Some on plastics outside the early-late routine. The striper bite is fair at the inlet and dam area, and quite a few fish have been boiling around the marina and off Launch Ramp No. 1 this past week. Early and late are the best times to fish, and most fish are on cut baits or shad-like baits fished in the boils. Reanna Penguino, Murrieta, had four stripers to two pounds on chicken liver at the dam. Bluegill slowed with a few still showing on red worms, wax worms, nightcrfawlers, and small jigs at Ramp No. 1 and across from the marina and the fish are mostly 10 feet down or deeper. There was a 400-pound catfish plant last week. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

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

CORONA: Due to operational and environmental restrictions, it’s not likely it will reopen for fishing anytime soon. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA PARK LAKE: No report.

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

Jul
05

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good on plastics, swimbaits, or nightcrawlers. The early morning topwater bite is also fair. The bluegill, redear, and catfish bites are also pretty decent, especially the panfish. The panfish action has been along most shorelines with structure but out in six to 18 feet of water around the weed beds and algae. Stripers are still pretty spotty with only a few on big swimbaits or trolled flies early in the day. Private boats must be inspected to be quagga mussel-free and boats certified at Lake Perris and Lake Skinner will be accepted here. 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 bite has been fair to good this past week with most of the action shifting into deeper water in the east end and off the island. A few crappie continue to show, but the marina area has slowed for all species. Crickets, red worms, wax worms, and meal worms have all been good for the bluegill, while the crappie are showing on small jigs, and tipping them with Crappie Nibbles is a good idea. The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good on plastics or nightcrawlers. Josh Corbitt, Moreno Valley, had a 6.43-pound bass on a Fat Ika at Lot 11 from shore. There is a good carp bite on dough baits for the carp specialists with some fish to 14 pounds reported. 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 is very good with a lot of two to five-pound fish caught on cutbaits, mostly chicken liver, garlic shrimp, mackerel, or anchovies. The top spots have been Launch Ramp No. 2, Catfish Alley, and most coves. Donald Woo Chung, Temecula, landed a seven-pound cat on anchovies, while Danny Burnside, Rancho Bernardo, had three cats to 6-2. The largemouth bass bite has been very good, mostly on frogs and other topwater baits early and late in the day. Some on plastics outside the early-late routine. The striper bite is slow to fair at the inlet and dam area, mostly on the same cut baits as the cats. Still some on shad-like cranks and swimbaits early. Bluegill slowed with a few still showing on red worms, wax worms, nightcrfawlers, and small jigs at Ramp No. 1 and across from the marina and the fish are mostly 10 feet down or deeper. Richard Kaplin, Chula Vista, had a 1-2 bluegill on a nightcrawler. There was a 400-pound catfish plant two weeks ago, and another plant was slated for this Friday. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

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

CORONA: Due to operational and environmental restrictions, it’s not likely it will reopen for fishing anytime soon. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA PARK LAKE: No report.

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

Jun
28

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The last was closed to fishing and all other recreational activities last Thursday due to a blue-green algae bloom. The closure is senseless because there is no body contact allowed, but the MWD is calling the closure a public health issue because the algae releases cyanotoxins that may be toxic to humans because of long-term contact or ingestion. Anglers should check with the marina, Last Chance Bait and Tackle, or the lake headquarters to see if the closure has been lifted. It was only expected to last about a week. Before the closure, the fishing had been pretty good in spite of the algae mats all around the lake, and the bloom was subsiding the day the lake was closed and has improved steadily since. The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good on plastics, swimbaits, or nightcrawlers. The early morning topwater bite is also fair. The bluegill, redear, and catfish bites are also pretty decent, especially the panfish. The panfish action has been along most shorelines with structure but out in six to 18 feet of water around the weed beds and algae. Stripers are still pretty spotty with only a few on big swimbaits or trolled flies early in the day, but a 17-pounder was reported just before last week’s recreation closure. Private boats must be inspected to be quagga mussel-free and boats certified at Lake Perris and Lake Skinner will be accepted here. 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 bite has been just fair this past week with most of the action shifting into deeper water in the east end and off the island. A few crappie continue to show, but the marina area has slowed for all species. Crickets, red worms, wax worms, and meal worms have all been good for the bluegill, while the crappie are showing on small jigs, and tipping them with Crappie Nibbles is a good idea. The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good on plastics or nightcrawlers. Kenny Channorang, Pomona, landed a 7.95-pound bass fishing fat Ika. There is a good carp bite on dough baits for the carp specialists with some fish to 14 pounds reported. 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 is very good with a lot of two to five-pound fish caught on cutbaits, mostly chicken liver, garlic shrimp, mackerel, or anchovies. The top spots have been Launch Ramp No. 2, Catfish Alley, and most coves. Marcus Gonzalez, San Dimas, landed a seven-pound catfish on anchovies at Ramp No. 2, while Karla Jacobson, Temecula, had a 6-2 catfish. The striper bite is fair at the inlet and dam area, mostly on the same cut baits as the cats. Still some on shad-like cranks and swimbaits early. Bluegill are fair on red worms, wax worms, nightcrfawlers, and small jigs at Ramp No. 1 and across from the marina and the fish are mostly 10 feet down or deeper. Richard Gitlin, Murrieta, landed a 1-3 bluegill on a nightcrawler across from the marina, but the bulk of the fish are small right now. The largemouth bass bite been just fair on nightcrawlers, plastics, and reaction baits. There are some fish showing on topwater frogs and jerk baits but the bite is very early in the day. There was a 400-pound catfish plant last Friday, and the next plant will be July 6. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

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

CORONA: Due to operational and environmental restrictions, it’s not likely it will reopen for fishing anytime soon. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA PARK LAKE: No report.

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

Jun
14

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The bite on largemouth bass is fair to good on plastics, swimbaits, or nightcrawlers. The early morning topwater bite is also pretty good. The bluegill, redear, and catfish bites are also pretty decent, especially the panfish. The panfish action has been along most shorelines with structure but out in six to 18 feet of water. Stripers are still pretty spotty with only a few on big swimbaits or trolled flies early in the day. Private boats must be inspected to be quagga mussel-free and boats certified at Lake Perris and Lake Skinner will be accepted here. 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 bite has been good to excellent. The fish are showing from four to 35 feet of water, with the bigger fish in deeper water. Top spots have been all the shorelines with flooded brush (the entire east end these days) or rip-rap at the dam and marina areas. The backside of the island has also been very good. Crickets, red worms, wax worms, and meal worms have all be good, and many anglers are fishing small jigs tipped with bait. Christopher Esqueda, Eastvale, had a 2.7-pound bluegill on a meal worm fished under a bobber in lots 11 and 12. The largemouth bass bite has been fair and improving around much of the lake, with the best bite on plastics or nightcrawlers. Jared Way, Chino, had a 10-pound bass in Sail Cove on a plastic. Also a few crappie, catfish, and carp reports. Dylan Bartel, Highland, landed a 14.5-pound carp. The lake level continues to come up. 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 heat has really kicked the catfish action into gear with a lot of two to five-pound fish caught on cutbaits, mostly chicken liver or anchovies. Ronni Long, Murrieta, caught a six-pound catfish at Ramp No. 2 on anchovies, while Christopher Smith, Murrieta, landed a 5.8 pound cat in Catfish Alley on anchovies. The striper action has been best at the inlet, dam, and mid-lake points, with the fish mostly in deeper water except early in the morning. Chicken liver, anchovies, and other cut baits have been best, but some on shad-like cranks and swimbaits early. James Swimmer, Temecula, had a four-pound striper on chicken liver at the inlet. Bluegill are fair to good on red worms, wax worms, nightcrfawlers, and small jigs at Ramp No. 1 and across from the marina and the fish are mostly 10 feet down or deeper. The bulk of the fish are small right now. The largemouth bass bite been just fair on nightcrawlers, plastics, and reaction baits. There are even fish showing on topwater frogs and jerk baits now, and the best bite has been early mornings. There was a 400-pound catfish plant last week and the next plant is set for June 4. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

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

CORONA: Due to operational and environmental restrictions, it’s not likely it will reopen for fishing anytime soon. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA PARK LAKE: No report.

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

Jun
07

ORANGE COUNTY

SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES: Fishing information: 714-632-7851 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

IRVINE LAKE: The lake is closed and will be for at least the immediate future.

LAGUNA NIGUEL LAKE: There is no fishing fees, only the $5 parking fee on weekends (or $3 during the week). For more information, 949-923-2240 or go to ocparks.com/parks/lagunan/.

May
31

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The bite on largemouth bass is fair to good on plastics, swimbaits, or nightcrawlers. The early morning topwater bite is also starting. The bluegill, redear, and catfish bites also starting to improve, especially the panfish. The action has been along most shorelines with the fish in spawning mode. Stripers have also improved in the past week on big swimbaits early in the day. Private boats must be inspected to be quagga mussel-free and boats certified at Lake Perris and Lake Skinner will be accepted here. 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 bite has been good to excellent. The fish are showing from four to 35 feet of water, with the bigger fish in deeper water. Top spots have been all the shorelines with flooded brush (the entire east end these days) or rip-rap at the dam and marina areas. The backside of the island has also been very good. Crickets, red worms, wax worms, and meal worms have all be good, and many anglers are fishing small jigs tipped with bait. Jay Saremaster, Perris, landed three bluegill to two pounds on nightcrawlers at the island. The largemouth bass bite has continued good with a lot of fish showing all around the lake in the recently flooded cover is six to 25 feet of water. The backside of the island and the east end are probably the best areas. Plastics, reaction baits, and nightcrawlers are also getting fish. Ryder Elsworth, Calimesa, caught an eight-pound bass in Sail Cove on a nightcrawler. No crappie reports this week, but there were a couple of catfish reports and anglers targeting carp are doing pretty well. The lake level continues to come up. 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 lake will be closed to fishing June 1-3 for the annual Balloon and Wine Festival. Overall bite has been fair to good for all species right now, with stripers, largemouth, bluegill and catfish all showing in pretty decent numbers. The striper action has been best at the inlet, dam, and mid-lake points, with the fish mostly in deeper water except early in the morning. Chicken liver, anchovies, and other cut baits have been best, but some on shad-like cranks and swimbaits early. Oz Salas, San Diego, landed a five-pound striper at the inlet on mackerel. Michael Gonzales, Oceanside, had a seven-pound striper at the inlet on chicken liver. Jerry Munoz, Hacienda Heights, landed a six-pound catfish on chicken live at the cove near Ramp 2, while Michelle Cadence, 6, Hemet, had a 5-6 catfish on anchovies at the inlet. The largemouth bass bite been best on nightcrawlers, plastics, and reaction baits. There are even fish showing on topwater frogs and jerk baits now, and the best bite has been early mornings. The catfish bite is fair to good in most coves early and late in the day on cut baits doused with garlic scent. There was a 400-pound catfish plant last week and the next plant is set for June 4. Bluegill are fair to good on red worms, wax worms, nightcrfawlers, and small jigs at Ramp No. 1 and across from the marina. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

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

CORONA: Due to operational and environmental restrictions, it’s not likely it will reopen for fishing anytime soon. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA PARK LAKE: No report.

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

May
17

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The bite on largemouth bass is fair to good, but many fish have backed away from the shorelines. The bite is best on plastics, swimbaits, or nightcrawlers. The bluegill, redear, and catfish bites also starting to improve, especially the panfish. The action has been along most shorelines with the fish in spawning mode. Trout are very slow, and the last 3,500-pound trout plant of the season was over a month ago. Stripers also slow, but a few have been reported by trollers. Private boats must be inspected to be quagga mussel-free and boats certified at Lake Perris and Lake Skinner will be accepted here. 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 continued very good with a lot of fish showing all around the lake in the recently flooded cover is six to 25 feet of water. The backside of the island and the east end are probably the best areas. Plastics, reaction baits, and nightcrawlers are all getting fish. The bluegill and redear have really turned on with very good action and a lot of quality fish showing on red worms, meal worms, and wax worms. Top spots have been the tire reef, the dam, and east end. Darren Favors, San Bernardino, had a mixed stringer of redear, bluegill, and bass, all caught on red worms behind the island. His best fish was a two-pound redear. A few crappie have been reported in the past week from the north side of the lake. Michael Long, Long Beach, had two crappie at 1-8 each on crappie jigs with Crappie Nibbles. Carp are pretty good for the handful of anglers targeting them. The lake level continues to come up. Catfish and trout slow. 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. The Tommy Thomas Kid’s Fishing Derby will be 7 a.m. to noon, this Saturday. The event includes a free barbecue for the kids. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The striper action has been pretty good this past week in the mouths of most coves and at Ramp No. 2. Chicken liver, anchovies, sardines, mackerel, and shad are the top baits. Brandon Smythe, Temecula, had a 6-5 stripers on a chunk of chicken liver at the inlet. The largemouth bass bite been good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and reaction baits. There are even fish showing on topwater frogs and jerk baits now. Ron Muniz, Temecula, landed an eight-pound largemouth on a nightcrawler in Catfish Alley. Bluegill are fair to good on red worms, wax worms, nightcrfawlers, and small jigs at Ramp No. 1 and across from the marina. Other species have been slow with few reports. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: No report from the 6th Annual Dream Extreme Fishing Derby will be this weekend, May 5-6, with $15,000 in cash and prizes. For fishing and derby information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Due to operational and environmental restrictions, it’s not likely it will reopen for fishing anytime soon. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA PARK LAKE: No report.

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

SAN JACINTO MOUNTAIN WATERS

LAKE HEMET: No recent trout plants and few reports. Carp bowfishing is allowed Monday through Thursday but bow fishermen must check in first. Information: Lake Hemet campground 951-659-2680.

LAKE FULMOR AREA: No recent DFW trout plants at Fulmor Lake or Strawberry Creek. Information: 951-659-2117.

May
03

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The bite on largemouth bass is fair to good, but many fish have backed away from the shorelines as the spawn winds down. Most are showing on plastics or nightcrawlers, but a few are still being caught on swimbaits. The bluegill and catfish bites also starting to improve. There was a 3,500-pound trout plant three weeks ago, and the bite has slowed way down. A few fish still showing on small jigs, PowerBait, and Mice Tails. Stripers also slow. Private boats must be inspected to be quagga mussel-free and boats certified at Lake Perris and Lake Skinner will be accepted here. 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 been good this past week, but the fish are backing out of the shallows as the spawn winds down. Mostly smaller fish in the one to three-pound class showing on plastics and reaction baits, but a five-pounder was landed by Rafael Jimenez, Boyle Heights, on a Creature Bait to top off a three-fish stringer. The bluegill fair to good with the fish showing in the marina, at Sail Cove, and all over the east end on jigs tipped with meal worms and wax worms. Lots of half-pounders and some bigger. Few redear in this action. Carp are pretty good for the handful of anglers targeting them. The lake level continues to come up. Catfish and trout slow. 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. The Tommy Thomas Kid’s Fishing Derby will be 7 a.m. to noon, this Saturday. The event includes a free barbecue for the kids. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The striper action has been pretty good this past week at the dam and inlet, mostly on cut baits with chicken liver and sardines probably the top baits. Live shad is best if you can dip some, but frozen shad is also a good if you can get it. Chi Cheang, Long Beach, had a 7-9 striper on sardines at the inlet, while Rick Misner, Anza, using chicked liver at the dam to land a six-pounder. The largemouth bass bite been fair to good as the spawn winds down. Still a low of fish up shallow, but mostly males guarding beds. The bass are showing on nightcrawlers, plastics, and reaction baits. Bluegill are fair and improving with some good scores reported by good jig anglers. Other species have been slow with few reports. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: No report. The 6th Annual Dream Extreme Fishing Derby will be this weekend, May 5-6, with $15,000 in cash and prizes. For fishing and derby information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Due to operational and environmental restrictions, it’s not likely it will reopen for fishing anytime soon. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA PARK LAKE: No report.

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

Apr
12

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: There was a 3,500-pound trout plant this week, and the bite has really taken off in the coves adjacent to the marina. The trout are showing on small jigs, PowerBait, and Mice Tails. The bite on largemouth bass is good, but many fish have backed away from the shorelines. Most are showing on plastics or nightcrawlers, but a few are still being caught on swimbaits. Aaron Brown, Riverside, landed a 6.52-pound bass on a plastic. Stripers are still spotty, but a few are showing on big swimbaits or trolled flies. The bluegill and catfish bites also starting to improve. Private boats must be inspected to be quagga mussel-free and boats certified at Lake Perris and Lake Skinner will be accepted here. 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 been good this past week as the fish are all over the shallows now with the warm weather. Best action on plastics and small swimbaits. Dennis Graham, Orange, landed four bass on jerk baits in the east end and his best was a 10.17-pounder. Gil Rowe, Victorville, caught a nine-pounder on an underspin in six feet of water. The bluegill fair to good with the fish showing in the marina, at Sail Cove, and all over the east end on jigs tipped with meal worms and wax worms. Fish to 1-8 reported this week. Trout and catfish slow. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is mostly completed and the water level is rising at the rate of one vertical foot every 10 days right now. 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. The Tommy Thomas Kid’s Fishing Derby will be 7 a.m. to noon, this Saturday. The event includes a free barbecue for the kids. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The largemouth bass bite has surged again over the past week with the fish still up shallow and many in mid-spawn. They are showing on nightcrawlers, plastics, and reaction baits. Top fish reported was a 4-6 landed by Oleander Dunn, Temecula, on a nightcrawler near the launch buoy line. The striper bite has been fair to good from the inlet to the north and the coves adjacent to Ramp No. 2. Shad, white jigs, and shad-like swim baits are the best artificials. Anchovies, chicken liver, and mackerel are the best baits. The early morning bite has been best. The bigger bluegill are starting to show in eight to 12 feet of water on meal worms, nightcrawlers, and jigs tipped with wax worms or Crappie Nibbles. Both the county and DFW stocked two weeks ago, but the bite has slowed way down. This was the final county plant of the season. Best action has been at Ramp No. 2 on small spoons, jigs, PowerBait, and inflated nightcrawlers. Alejandro Suarez, Menifee, caught two trout and his best was a 3-2 rainbow, both on PowerBait. Catfish surprisingly slow. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: No report. The 6th Annual Dream Extreme Fishing Derby will be May 5-6 with $15,000 in cash and prizes. For fishing and derby information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Due to operational and environmental restrictions, it’s not likely it will reopen for fishing anytime soon. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA PARK LAKE: No report.

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

Apr
05

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The trout bite is still fair after a 3,500-pound trout plant three weeks ago, and the next plant is tentatively set for April 11. The coves adjacent to the marina are still the best bets, and the trout are showing on small jigs, PowerBait, and Mice Tails. The bite on largemouth bass is good. They are mostly tight to the shorelines for the spawn. Most are showing on plastics or nightcrawlers, but a few are still being caught on swimbaits. Gabe Stroope, Hemet, landed a 6.3-pound largemouth on a plastic lizard. Stripers are still spotty, but a few are showing on big swimbaits or trolled flies. The bluegill and catfish bites also starting to improve. Private boats must be inspected to be quagga mussel-free and boats certified at Lake Perris and Lake Skinner will be accepted here. 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 been good this past week as the fish are all over the shallows now with the warm weather. Best action on plastics and small swimbaits with fish to seven pounds reported this past week. The bluegill are starting to turn on with the warm weather, with the fish showing in the marina, at Sail Cove, and all over the east end on jigs tipped with meal worms and wax worms. Red worms, nightcrawlers, or crickets fished six to eight feet under a slip bobber are getting some fish. Trout and catfish slow. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is mostly completed and the water level is rising at the rate of one vertical foot every 10 days right now. 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. The Tommy Thomas Kid’s Fishing Derby will be 7 a.m. to noon, this Saturday. The event includes a free barbecue for the kids. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The largemouth bass bite has surged again over the past week with the fish still up shallow and many in mid-spawn. They are showing on nightcrawlers, plastics, and reaction baits. Fish to six pounds have been reported in the past week. The striper bite has been fair to good from the inlet to the north and the coves adjacent to Ramp No. 2. Shad, white jigs, and shad-like swim baits are the best artificials. Anchovies, chicken liver, and mackerel are the best baits. Patricia Salas, Temecula, landed a 5.9-pound striper on chicken liver at the inlet. The bigger bluegill are starting to show in eight to 12 feet of water on meal worms, nightcrawlers, and jigs tipped with wax worms or Crappie Nibbles. Gabriel Granite, Moreno Valley, had a 1.4-pound bluegill on a nightcrawler across from the marina. Both the county and DFW stocked this past week. (It was the final plant of the season for the county. Who knows what the DFW will do?) Best action has been at Ramp No. 2 on small spoons, jigs, PowerBait, and inflated nightcrawlers. Catfish surprisingly slow. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: No report. The 6th Annual Dream Extreme Fishing Derby will be May 5-6 with $15,000 in cash and prizes. For fishing and derby information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Due to operational and environmental restrictions, it’s not likely it will reopen for fishing anytime soon. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA PARK LAKE: No report.

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

SAN JACINTO MOUNTAIN WATERS

LAKE HEMET: No recent trout plants and few reports. Carp bowfishing is allowed Monday through Thursday but bow fishermen must check in first. Information: Lake Hemet campground 951-659-2680.

LAKE FULMOR AREA: No recent DFW trout plants at Fulmor Lake or Strawberry Creek. Information: 951-659-2117.

Mar
22

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: A 3,500-pound trout plant went in Tuesday last week, and the bite has pretty good around the marina ever since. The best action has been on small jigs, PowerBait, and Mice Tails. The bite on largemouth bass is fair to good. They are moving tight to the shorelines for the spawn. Most are showing on plastics or nightcrawlers, but a few are still being caught on swimbaits. Stripers are still spotty, but a few are showing on big swimbaits or trolled flies. The bluegill and catfish bites are very slow. Private boats must be inspected to be quagga mussel-free and boats certified at Lake Perris and Lake Skinner will be accepted here. 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 is breaking open with fair action and flurries of good fishing on nice weather days. The fish are mostly up shallow now for the spawn and building nests. Quite a few fish to six pounds or more reported. Scott Lopez, Perris, had a 4.5-pound bass on a two-pound test off the marina docks. The dam, the backside of the island, and east end have been the hot spots, but these is a ton of flooded brush along most shorelines in the east end and access to fish deep in the cover is tough. The bluegill are slow again this week. Trout slow. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is mostly completed and the water level is rising at the rate of one vertical foot every 10 days right now. 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. The Tommy Thomas Kid’s Fishing Derby will be 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 7, this year. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The bass bite has broken wide open with the fish shallow for the spawn and which most baits, but especially small plastics and reaction baits. Ryan Christensen, Winchester, landed a 7-4 bass, while Mike Chandler, Temecula, caught a 6-2. The bigger bluegill are starting to show in 15-plus feet of water on meal worms, nightcrawlers, and jigs tipped with was worms. The striper and black bass action is fair. The stripers are mostly showing in deeper water near the dam, inlet, and off main lake points on cut baits, with a few on lures closer to the surface. Trout were planted last week and the final plant of the season will be next week. Fair bite at Ramp No. 2 and inlet on small spoons, jigs, PowerBait, and inflated nightcrawlers. Catfish are slow. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Some reports of crappie to two pounds showing again this week on bobber-suspended jigs, and the bass are moving tight to shoreline cover for the spawn. The 6th Annual Dream Extreme Fishing Derby will be May 5-6 with $15,000 in cash and prizes. For fishing and derby information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Due to operational and environmental restrictions, it’s not likely it will reopen for fishing anytime soon. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA PARK LAKE: No report.

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

Mar
08

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: A 3,500-pound trout plant went in three weeks ago, and the bite continues to dwindle in the shoreline fishing areas adjacent to the launch ramp. Small jigs, PowerBait, and Mice Tails all working but no big fish reported this week. The bite on stripers and largemouth bass is fair with light fishing pressure again this past week, and the weather seemed to lull the budding largemouth bass bite. Still a few fish showing on plastics and the odd bigger fish on a trout-like swimbait. Stripers are very spotty, but a few are showing on big swimbaits. The bluegill and catfish bites are very slow. Private boats must be inspected to be quagga mussel-free and boats certified at Lake Perris and Lake Skinner will be accepted here. 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: Slow to fair fishing as the lake level continues to come back up. The largemouth have been the best bet for anglers fishing off the dam, the backside of the island, and east end on plastics in eight to 45 feet of water. Cool weather has kept the bite off. The bluegill are slow again this week. Only the carp are showing any signs of life, with a few more fish showing for anglers targeting these fish. Trout slow. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is mostly completed and the water level is rising at the rate of one vertical foot every 10 days right now. 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. The Tommy Thomas Kid’s Fishing Derby will be 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 7, this year. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: Trout were planted last Wednesday, and the next plant will be March 14. The bite has been spotty around Ramp No. 2, but some fish on small spoons, jigs, PowerBait, and inflated nightcrawlers. Cali Jimenez, San Jacinto, landed a four-pound rainbow on a nightcrawler. The striper and bass action has improved since the bluestone treatment two weeks ago. The stripers are mostly showing in deeper water near the dam, inlet, and off main lake points on cut baits, with a few on lures closer to the surface. Dylan Sprouts, Oceanside, landed two stripers on chicken liver and his best was a 5-4. Catfish and bluegill remain. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Some reports of crappie to two pounds showing again this week on bobber-suspended jigs, and the bass are moving tight to shoreline cover for the spawn. For fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Due to operational and environmental restrictions, it’s not likely it will reopen for fishing anytime soon. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA PARK LAKE: No report.

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