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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.

Sep
17

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Very, very light fishing pressure. The largemouth bass bite has remained good, 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 action has been fair to good with the best action off the face of the dam, water tower, or in Launch Ramp Cove. Plastics or swim baits have been the best bet for 1-8 to three-pound class fish with a few bigger. The bluegill have been good 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-feet of water on light gear. The odd catfish continues to show from the marina docks, Power Cove, or Sail Cove on nightcrawlers, cut baits, or dough baits. The launch ramp will stay open throughout the summer. 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.) However, the recreation area will remain 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, while the largemouth bite has remained fair. Stripers slowed back down again and the bluegill bite is very slow. The catfish bite has been best in less than 10 feet of water from the east end to the inlet, pretty much throughout the lake’s shallow coves and shoreline areas. Anchovies, chicken liver, and dough/stick baits have all been good. Pedro Salazar, Long Beach, had three catfish to 12-9 on chicken live at the inlet, while Victoria Reyes, San Bernardino, landed a 12-pound cat, also on chicken liver at the inlet. Vance Chandler of Arizona had four cats to 9-9 on anchovies in the east end. The largemouth have been best early in the mornings on reaction baits or topwater and then plastics the rest of the morning. Mike Montgomery, Temecula, landed a 7-8 bass on a swimbait in the east bay. The few stripers showing are being caught at the inlet and dam area on shad, cut mackerel, and chicken liver. Most have been under four pounds. 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.

Sep
04

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The largemouth bass bite has remained good, especially early in the day on reaction baits. Most of the fish are two to four pounds, but some up to 10 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 fair with the best bite along the west dam and near the inlet-outlet tower. Driving 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 bluegill and redear bites are fair to good. The bluegill have been best on crickets on a mini-Carolina rig in Sail Cove, while the redear are best 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-feet of water on light gear. Meal worms, wax worms, and small jigs also getting the panfish. The bass bite has been fair to good with the best action along the face of the dam, mostly on Senkos, Creature Baits, and other plastics fished Texas rig or drop-shot style. Also some topwater fish early and late. Most of the bass are three-pounders or smaller, but Nate Dray, Riverside, had a four-pound on a thin Senko. The odd catfish continues to show from Power Cove or Sail Cove on cut baits or dough baits. Rich Culp, Desert Hot Springs, had a 10-pound cat on a nightcrawler. The launch ramp will stay open throughout the summer. 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.) However, the recreation area will remain 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 very good, while largemouth bass are fair. The bluegill and striper bites slowed way down. The cats have been best on chicken liver, mackerel, shrimp, and garlic shrimp at Ramp No. 2 and in most of the coves in the east end and along the south shoreline. Top fish reported was a 13-pounder landed by Sam Bo Nhel, Long Beach on chicken liver. Gerald Ronaldo, Corona, had a 12-9 on anchovies, and Mike Montgomery, Long Beach, landed an 11-2 on chicken liver. The largemouth bass are best along the north shore reeds on plastics or nightcrawlers, but some fish on topwater or reaction baits early and late in the day. Stripers slowed way down with only a few reported at the dam on mackerel or shad. Bluegill have also slowed with the best 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: Good catfish action continues for three to 10-pound fish, with an occasional bigger fish. All the shore fishing areas are pretty decent and boat anglers are doing even better. The best bite has been on 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.

 

Aug
27

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Little change here. The largemouth bass bite has remained good, especially early in the day on reaction baits. Most of the fish are two to four pounds and 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 fair with the best bite along the west dam and near the inlet-outlet tower. Driving 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 bluegill and redear bites are fair to good. The bluegill have been best on crickets on a mini-Carolina rig in Sail Cove, while the redear are best in the marina, at the island, and tire reef on nightcrawlers and redworms flylined to the fish in 10-feet of water on light gear. Meal worms, wax worms, and small jigs also getting the panfish. The bass bite has been fair to good with the best action along the face of the dam, mostly on Senkos, Creature Baits, and other plastics fished Texas rig or drop-shot style. Also some topwater fish early and late. Most of the bass are three-pounders or smaller. The odd catfish continues to show from Power Cove or Sail Cove on cut baits or dough baits. The launch ramp will stay open throughout the summer. 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.) However, the recreation area will remain 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 very good, while largemouth bass are fair. The bluegill and striper bites slowed way down. The cats have been best on chicken liver, mackerel, shrimp, and garlic shrimp at Ramp No. 2 and in most of the coves in the east end and along the south shoreline. Top fish reported was a 13-pounder landed by Teresa Kelly, Pico Rivera, on a nightcrawler off the south shore. Shawn Surgener, Diamond Bar, had a 9-9 cat, while Lexy Golee, Redlands, landed an 8-5 channel. The largemouth bass are best along the north shore reeds on plastics or nightcrawlers, but some fish on topwater or reaction baits early and late in the day. Stripers slowed way down with only a few reported at the dam on mackerel or shad. Bluegill have also slowed with the best 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: Little change here. Good catfish action continues for three to 10-pound fish, with an occasional bigger fish. All the shore fishing areas are pretty decent and boat anglers are doing even better. The best bite has been on 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.

Aug
13

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Continued light fishing pressure continues. The action has been pretty good for the few shore and rental boat anglers fishing for largemouth bass and panfish. The bulk of the bass action has been on reaction baits early and late in the day on the points and off the dams. Baby bass, bluegill, and shad-patterned cranks, swimbaits, and topwater have been getting the most fish. The bluegill have been best on crickets, wax worms, or meal worms fished with a light weight to get them on the bottom in six to 25 feet of water. Almost no one is fishing stripers, but the occasional angler trolling white flies at the dams is still getting a few fish from four to six pounds or smaller fish on cut baits. The catfish bite is also neglected, with the best bite on nightcrawlers or cut baits in more of the shoreline fishing area. 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 bluegill and redear bite is fair to good around the island, Sail Cove, the launch area, and in the marina area on crickets, red worms, meal worms, wax worms, and small jigs. Most of the fish are in six to 18 feet of water with some fish up to a pound or better. Only a few redear showing in this bite. The largemouth bite is also fair along the south side of the lake, around the island, and in the launch cove with the fish right in the weeds and showing best on spinnerbaits and topwater. Most of the fish are three-pounders or smaller. The odd catfish continues to show from Power Cove or Sail Cove on cut baits or dough baits. The launch ramp will stay open throughout the summer. 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.) However, the recreation area will remain 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 very good, while the bluegill and stripers remain fair. The cats have been best at Ramp 2, in the east end and along the south shoreline coves. The best action has been on chicken liver, anchovies, nightcrawlers, shrimp, and other cut baits with a lot of five to seven pounders. Gary White, San Diego, had six catfish to 14-8 on chicken liver in the east end, while Trevor Sanchez, Temecula, landed three cats to 9-9 on nightcrawlers on the south shore. The stripers improved a little this week, especially at the inlet or buoy line on Scroungers, Flukes, or an Umbrella rig while slow trolling. Most of the fish are small, under two pounds, but some bigger fish are showing for fly trollers working in 10 feet or more of water. The bluegill bite is fair with some flurries of good action. The best bite has been in the east bay on red worms, crickets, or wax worms fished in 12 to 20 feet of water and on or near the bottom. Jim Lee, Murrieta, had a 1-5 bluefill at the inlet to top off his stringer of eight panfish. The largemouth bass slowed down over the past week, but some fish are still showing on plastics and topwater on the outside edges of the weeds beds. Carp are very good, but they get little pressure. Sad news: A kayaker drown on Sunday and the lake was closed until Tuesday. His body was found late Monday. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Good catfish action continues for three to 10-pound fish, with an occasional bigger fish. All the shore fishing areas are pretty decent and boat anglers are doing even better. The best bite has been on 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: Information: 909-795-0171 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MountainValleyResort.

Aug
06

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Very light fishing pressure continues. The action has been pretty good for the few shore and rental boat anglers fishing for largemouth bass and panfish. The bulk of the bass action has been on reaction baits early and late in the day on the points and off the dams. Baby bass, bluegill, and shad-patterned cranks, swimbaits, and topwater have been getting the most fish. The bluegill have been best on crickets, wax worms, or meal worms fished with a light weight to get them on the bottom in six to 25 feet of water. Almost no one is fishing stripers, but the occasional angler trolling white flies at the dams is still getting a few fish from four to six pounds or smaller fish on cut baits. The catfish bite is also neglected, with the best bite on nightcrawlers or cut baits in more of the shoreline fishing area. 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 bluegill and redear bite is fair to good around the island, Sail Cove, the launch area, and in the marina area on crickets, red worms, meal worms, wax worms, and small jigs. Most of the fish are in six to 18 feet of water with some fish up to a pound or better. Only a few redear showing in this bite. The largemouth bite is also fair along the south side of the lake, around the island, and in the launch cove with the fish right in the weeds and showing best on spinnerbaits and topwater. Most of the fish are three-pounders or smaller. The odd catfish continues to show in decent numbers in Power Cove and Sail Cove on cut baits or dough baits. The launch ramp will stay open throughout the summer. 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.) However, the recreation area will remain 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 very good, while the bluegill and bass remain fair. The cats have been best at Ramp 2, Catfish Alley, and all along the south shoreline on chicken liver, shrimp, and other cut baits with a lot of five to seven pounders. Ryan Gurling, Riverside, had three catfish to 13-1 on anchovies at the inlet, while Roger Davis, Perris, had cats at 12-2 and 7-14 fishing mackerel at Ramp No. 2. The stripers improved a little this week, especially at the inlet or buoy line on Scroungers, Flukes, or an Umbrella rig while slow trolling. Most of the fish are small, under two pounds, but some bigger fish are showing for fly trollers working in 10 feet or more of water. The bluegill bite is fair with some flurries of good action. The best bite has been in the east bay on red worms, crickets, or wax worms fished in 12 to 20 feet of water and on or near the bottom. Sean Surgener, Carlsbad, had a 1-2 bluegill. The largemouth bass have been showing on plastics and topwater on the outside edges of the weeds beds. Carp are very good, but they get little pressure. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Good catfish action continues for three to 10-pound fish, with an occasional bigger fish. All the shore fishing areas are pretty decent and boat anglers are doing even better. The best bite has been on 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: Information: 909-795-0171 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MountainValleyResort.

SAN JACINTO MOUNTAIN WATERS

LAKE HEMET: No report. DFW trout plant last 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: No reports from Fulmor Lake or Strawberry Creek. DFW trout plant last week at Lake Fulmor. Information: 951-659-2117.