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Jan
29

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Mt. Lassen rainbows were planted Tuesday last week (2,000 pounds) and the DFW also planted three weeks ago. The trout bite has been pretty good on small jigs, Roostertails, and PowerBait. Some fish to six pounds reported. The striper bite slow to fair with four to six-pound fish showing on cut baits, trout-patterned swim baits, trolled flies off the west dam. Rob Shannon, El Cajon, had five stripers trolling white flies and his best fish was eight pounds. The largemouth bass bite is tough, but the best action has been on plastics in 20 to 50 feet of water, but some fish are still showing near the surface early in the day chasing baitfish. Swimbaits are best for those fish. Around the islands and the inside of coves have been the top spots. The catfish and panfish bites are slow with light pressure on both species. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî at Diamond Valley are also allowed on Perris and Silverwood. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The DFW trout plant three weeks ago, but the action has been fair for the past couple of weeks, especially in the launch ramp cove and in the marina on red worms and Power Bait. A few trout are showing along the whole west side of the lake from Sail Cove to parking lots 11 and 12. The largemouth bass are slow to fair light pressures. Most of the fish are in 30 feet or more and showing on plastics or swimbaits fished deep. Joe Martinez, Norco, had four bass to two pounds on nightcrawlers in the marina. A few redear and bluegill continue to show in deep water along the west side of the lake in 50 feet or so of water, mostly on small jigs, but this bite is very tough. 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 striped bass and largemouth bass have both been pretty fair this past week. The stripers are stacked up at the dam-inlet area and showing on cut baits, live shad, and topwater or jerk baits when the fish are up chasing bait. The largemouth bass are best all along the north shore and most of the points. Plastics and nightcrawlers have been the best bet. Skip Waldo, Murrieta, caught a five-pound largemouth on a pastic worm off the point adjacent to Ramp No. 2. The big news remains the budding bluegill bite at Ramp No. 1 and along the south shoreline. The best bite has been on nightcrawlers, but a few fish also on jigs. The big fish was 1-8 caught by Bo Smith, Orange County, on a nightcrawler off the north shore. Catfish are slow, but David Preston, San Bernardino, landed a 7-8 cat on cut bait in the east end. Still no word when DFW and county trout plants will resume here, but it’s rumored to be soon. Water levels are very low and boat anglers are cautioned about obstructions in the shallow coves in the east end of the lake. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: Few reports, light fishing pressure. Slow fair bite on catfish for anglers using shrimp, mackerel, or fresh shad. No other reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Fair to good trout action with weekly plants. The biggest trout of the urban trout season was caught here this past week when Doan Royaty, Lake Elsinore, landed a 21-pound rainbow. Most fish about a pound, however. While other species are mostly slow, Vicktor Anaya, Riverside, landed a 19-pound catfish on shrimp. The lake is open Friday through Tuesday and no boats or float tubes are being allowed until the water level comes up, including rental boats. There is also no 24-hour fishing yet this season. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA: DFW trout plant last week. Information: 951-684-7032.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: The next trout plant will be Feb. 3. While the bite has been slow, Eddie Radke, Beaumont, landed a 2-5 rainbow on a nightcrawler-PowerBait combo. Tagged trout worth up to $25 each were part of the last plant (and not all have been landed) and the next plant. Also slow action on other species. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: DFW trout plant three weeks ago. Information: 530-526-7937.

REFLECTION LAKE: No report. Information: 951-654-7906 or www.reflectionlakerv.com.

JEAN’S CHANNEL CATS: No report. No state fishing license required. Information: 951-679-6562.

Jan
23

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Mt. Lassen rainbows were planted Tuesday this week (2,000 pounds) and four weeks ago. The DFW also planted two and four weeks ago. The trout bite has been pretty good since Tuesday. Most are one- to two-pound class fish, but the Lassen plants always have a few bigger fish. Small jigs, Roostertails, and PowerBait have been the best for the trout. The striper bite slow to fair with four to six-pound fish showing on trolled flies and trout-pattern swimbaits. The best action has been off the west dam. The largemouth bass bite is tough, but the best action has been on plastics in 20 to 50 feet of water, but some fish are still showing near the surface early in the day chasing baitfish. Swimbaits are best for those fish. Around the islands and the inside of coves have been the top spots. The catfish and panfish bites are vert slow with light pressure on both species. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî at Diamond Valley are also allowed on Perris and Silverwood. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The DFW trout plant two weeks ago, but the action has been fair for the past couple of weeks. The best bite has been at the launch ramp, in the marina, and the whole west side of the lake from Sail Cove to parking lots 11 and 12. PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, small spoons, and trout plastics all getting a few fish. Joe Martinez, Norco, landed four rainbows, including a five-pounder, all on nightcrawlers in the marina. Al Rabones, Perris, also had four rainbows to two pounds on red worms in the marina. The largemouth bass are slow to fair light pressures. Most of the fish are in 30 feet or more and showing on plastics or swimbaits fished deep. Ray O’Tool, Moreno Valley, had a six-pound largemouth on a Brush Hawg at the dam. A few redear and bluegill continue to show in deep water along the west side of the lake in 50 feet or so of water, mostly on small jigs. 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 striped bass and largemouth bass have both been pretty fair this past week. The stripers are stacked up at the dam-inlet area and showing on cut baits, live shad, and topwater or jerk baits when the fish are up chasing bait. The largemouth bass are best all along the north shore and most of the points. Plastics and nightcrawlers have been the best bet. The big news has been the budding bluegill bite at Ramp No. 1 and along the south shoreline. The best bite has been on nightcrawlers, but a few fish also on jigs. The big fish was a two-pounder that topped off a four-fish catch made by Trevor Williams, Murrieta, on nightcrawlers at Ramp No. 1. A 1-8 was reported by Cody Grajczyk, Murrieta, also on a nightcrawler and also at Ramp No. 1. Catfish are also very slow. Still no word when DFW and county trout plants will resume here, but it’s rumored to be soon. Water levels are very low and boat anglers are cautioned about obstructions in the shallow coves in the east end of the lake. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: Few reports, light fishing pressure. Slow fair bite on catfish for anglers using shrimp, mackerel, or fresh shad. No other reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Fair to good trout action with weekly plants. Most fish about a pound, but some bigger rainbows are being landed. Top fish this past week was a 13-pounder landed by Tony Araiza, Norco, on PowerBait at the dam. Nathan and Owen de la Cruz, Elsinore, had 16 trout totaling 38 pounds from the backside of the lake on nightcrawlers. While other species are slow, Andy Bellflower, Elsinore, caught and released a 34-pound sturgeon at the dam on PowerBait. The lake is open Friday through Tuesday and no boats or float tubes are being allowed until the water level comes up, including rental boats. There is also no 24-hour fishing yet this season. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA: DFW trout plant this week. Information: 951-684-7032.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Trout plant went in four weeks ago and the bite is slow. Tagged trout worth up to $50 each were part of the plant. Also slow action on other species. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago. Information: 530-526-7937.

REFLECTION LAKE: No report. Information: 951-654-7906 or www.reflectionlakerv.com.

JEAN’S CHANNEL CATS: No report. No state fishing license required. Information: 951-679-6562.

Jan
15

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Mt. Lassen rainbows were planted last week and three weeks ago. DFW trout also went in last week and four weeks ago. The trout bite has been pretty good. Most are one- to two-pound class fish, but the Lassen plant has bigger trout. Small jigs and PowerBait have been the best for the trout. The striper bite fair with four to six-pound fish showing on trolled flies and trout-pattern swimbaits. The largemouth bass bite is best on plastics 20 to 50 feet of water in the afternoon, but some fish are still showing near the surface early in the day chasing baitfish. Swimbaits are best for those fish. Around the islands and the inside of coves have been the top spots. The catfish and panfish bites have slowed way down with light pressure on both species. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî at Diamond Valley are also allowed on Perris and Silverwood. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The DFW trout plants last Friday and four weeks ago. The bite was good through the weekend at Parking Lot No. 5 fishing spinners and PowerBait. Also some holdover fish showing at Lots 11 and 12 and Sailboat Cove. The largemouth bass are slow to fair with the cold snap slowing the bite a little. Most of the fish are in 30 feet or more and showing on plastics or swimbaits fished deep. A few redear and bluegill continue to show in deep water along the west side of the lake in 50 feet or so of water, mostly on small jigs. A few striped bass also came up after the trout plant last week, including one 20-pounder caught on a swimbait. 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 striped bass and largemouth bass have both been pretty good this past week. The stripers are stacked up at the dam-inlet area and showing on cut baits, live shad, and topwater or jerk baits when the fish are up chasing bait. Eric Salas, Murrieta, landed an eight-pound striper on mackerel at the inlet. The largemouth bass are best all along the north shore and most of the points. Plastics and nightcrawlers have been the best bet. Doug Stagg, Winchester, landed a three-pound bass on a nightcrawler. A few bluegill are starting to show around the marina, but overall they are very slow. Mark Flannigan, Banning, landed a 1-8 bluegill at Ramp No. 1 on a meal worm. Catfish are also very slow. No word when DFW and county trout plants will resume here, but it’s rumored to be soon. Water levels are very low and boat anglers are cautioned about obstructions in the shallow coves in the east end of the lake. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: Few reports, light fishing pressure, and off-color water. Slow fair bite on catfish for anglers using shrimp, mackerel, or fresh shad. No other reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Fair to good trout action with weekly plants. Most fish about a pound, but some bigger rainbows are being landed. The lake is open Friday through Tuesday and no boats or float tubes are being allowed until the water level comes up, including rental boats. There is also no 24-hour fishing yet this season. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA: DFW trout plants next week and four weeks ago. Information: 951-684-7032.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Trout plant went in three weeks ago and the bite is slow. Tagged trout worth up to $50 each were part of the plant. Carl Golarte, Redlands, caught a 1-4 rainbow on PowerBait. Slow action other species. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: DFW trout plants last week and four weeks ago. Information: 530-526-7937.

REFLECTION LAKE: No report. Information: 951-654-7906 or www.reflectionlakerv.com.

JEAN’S CHANNEL CATS: No report. No state fishing license required. Information: 951-679-6562.

Jan
09

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Mt. Lassen rainbows were planted Tuesday this week and two weeks ago. DFW trout also were scheduled for this week and went in three weeks ago. The trout bite has been pretty good. Most are one- to two-pound class fish, but the Lassen plant has bigger trout. Small jigs and PowerBait have been the best for the trout. The striper bite fair with four to six-pound fish showing on trolled flies and trout-pattern swimbaits. Jason Urmson, 12, had stripers at 5.69 and 3.54 pounds. The largemouth bass bite is best on plastics 20 to 50 feet of water in the afternoon, but some fish are still showing near the surface early in the day chasing baitfish. Swimbaits are best for those fish. Around the islands and the inside of coves have been the top spots. The catfish and panfish bites have slowed way down with light pressure on both species. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî at Diamond Valley are also allowed on Perris and Silverwood. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago. The trout are finally starting to show in decent numbers on PowerBait and small jigs in the marina, Lots 11 and 12, and Sailboat Cove areas. The largemouth bass are fair with a lot of fish nosing up into shallow water this week, but other still showing in 30 feet or more. Plastics and deep-diving crankbaits are getting fish. A few redear and bluegill continue to show in deep water along the west side of the lake in 50 feet or so of water, mostly on small jigs. 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 Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The striped bass and largemouth bass have both been pretty good this past week. The stripers have been best in the east end on live shad, mackerel and chicken liver in the bait category or topwater baits and jerk baits with the fish are up chasing bait. The largemouth bass are best all along the north shore, many in very shallow water. Plastics and nightcrawlers have been the best bet. Bass at five pounds were reported by both Brandon Azzolini, Hemet, and Peter Soukharivong, Santa Ana. A few bluegill are starting to show around the marina, but overall they are very slow. Catfish are also very slow. No word when DFW and county trout plants will resume here. Water levels are very low and boat anglers are cautioned about obstructions in the shallow coves in the east end of the lake. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: Few reports, light fishing pressure, and off-color water. Slow fair bite on catfish for anglers using shrimp, mackerel, or fresh shad. No other reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Good trout action with weekly plants. Most fish about a pound, but some bigger rainbows are being landed. Best this week was an 11-pounder caught by Nick Vasquez, Hemet, on a Kastmaster from shore. The catfish bite is also decent for anglers targeting the cats. Victor Anaya, Riverside, had five cats totaling 52-8, all on shrimp at the dam. His top fish weighed 30-pounds and 15-8. David Mariscal, Corona, landed a 17-12 carp on a nightcrawler at the dam. The lake is open Friday through Tuesday and no boats or float tubes are being allowed until the water level comes up, including rental boats. There is also no 24-hour fishing yet this season. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA: DFW trout plant three weeks ago. Information: 951-684-7032.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Trout plant went in two weeks ago and the bite is fair. Tagged trout worth up to $50 each were part of the plant. Slow action other species. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago. Information: 530-526-7937.

REFLECTION LAKE: No report. Information: 951-654-7906 or www.reflectionlakerv.com.

JEAN’S CHANNEL CATS: No report. No state fishing license required. Information: 951-679-6562.

Jan
01

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Mt. Lassen rainbows were planted early last week and DFW trout went in two weeks ago. The trout bite has been pretty good. Most are one- to two-pound class fish, but the Lassen plant has some bigger trout. Small jigs and PowerBait have been the best for the trout. The striper bite fair with four to six-pound fish showing on trolled flies and trout-pattern swimbaits. The largemouth bass bite is best on plastics 20 to 50 feet of water in the afternoon, but some fish are still showing near the surface early in the day chasing baitfish. The catfish and panfish bites have slowed way down with light pressure on both species. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî at Diamond Valley are also allowed on Perris and Silverwood. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The DFW trout plants next week and two weeks ago. The trout are finally starting to show in decent numbers on PowerBait and small jigs in the marina, Lots 11 and 12, and Sailboat Cove areas, but this action is still very streaky. Last week’s plant did bring up some bass — both largemouth and stripers — to feed on the rainbows. A few redear and bluegill continue to show in deep water along the west side of the lake in 50 feet or so of water, mostly on small jigs. 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 Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The striped bass remained fair before the most recent storm front with the best bite in the east end on topwater baits. The bait bite on shad and mackerel, anchovies, or chicken liver was also decent. Most of the fish were small, under three pounds. The largemouth bass bite has remained fair to good on plastics and nightcrawlers, especially around Launch Ramp No. 1, along the north shore, and around any tules. Catfish, bluegill, and redear have been slow. No word when DFW and county trout plants will resume here. Water levels are very low and boat anglers are cautioned about obstructions in the shallow coves in the east end of the lake. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: Few reports, light fishing pressure, and off-color water. Slow fair bite on catfish for anglers using shrimp, mackerel, or fresh shad. No other reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Good trout action with weekly plants. Most fish about a pound, but tagged trout worth cash were a major component of this holiday week’s plants. Gabriel Tejeda, Murrieta, landed a two-pound rainbow with a $50 tag. Steve Chasson, Corona, had seven trout totaling nine pounds, while David Marisical, Corona, had a limit weighing eight pounds. The lake is open Friday through Tuesday and no boats or float tubes are being allowed until the water comes up, including rental boats. There is also no 24-hour fishing yet this season. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA: DFW trout plant two weeks ago. Information: 951-684-7032.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Trout plant went in last week and the bite is fair. Tagged trout worth up to $50 each were part of the plant. Slow action other species. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: DFW trout plants next week and two weeks ago. Information: 530-526-7937.

REFLECTION LAKE: No report. Information: 951-654-7906 or www.reflectionlakerv.com.

JEAN’S CHANNEL CATS: Catfish action has been fair to good. The lake is open seven days a week. Monday through Thursday hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., while Friday through Sunday hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. No catch and release allowed. No state fishing license required. Information: 951-679-6562.

Dec
12

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Both DFW and private plants of trout went in two weeks ago. The action has slowed for the trout. Most are one- to two-pound class fish. Small jigs and PowerBait have been the best for the trout. The striper bite is finally improving with a fair number of four to six-pound fish showing on trolled flies and trout-pattern swimbaits. The largemouth bass bite is best on plastics 20 to 50 feet of water in the afternoon, but some fish are still showing near the surface early in the day chasing baitfish. The catfish and panfish bites have slowed way down with light pressure on both species. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî at Diamond Valley are also allowed on Perris and Silverwood. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The DFW trout plants last week and two weeks ago brought up a few big stripers. Chris Ike, Riverside, had a 21-5 striper on a swimbait at the launch ramp, while Joe Ferguson, Moreno Valley, landed a 17-5 striper. The largemouth bass action has been fair to good on cranks and swimbaits and some big fish continue to show. Adam Luoto, 14, Huntington Beach, caught his personal best bass, a 10-12 on a rainbow-colored lipless crankbait, while his dad Don Luoto also caught his best-ever bass, a seven-pounder on the same type of bait. The trout are starting to show in decent numbers on PowerBait and small jigs in the marina, Lots 11 and 12, and Sailboat Cove areas, but this action is still pretty tough. Quite a few redear and bluegill are showing in deep water on jigs and red worms in the marina, at the dam, and off the island. Other species very slow. 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 Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good on plastics and nightcrawlers, especially around Launch Ramp No. 1, along the north shore, and around any tules. Jeff Thomas, Corona, had a six-pound bass on a nightcrawler. The striper bite has been fair at the dam and inlet, mostly on cut baits, but some fish are still showing on topwater and swimbaits. Top striper was a nine-pounder caught by Justin Meadows, Banning, at the inlet on anchovies, while Scot Ortiz, Lake Elsinore, had an 8.5-pounder on shad. Catfish are slow to fair at both ramps, in most coves, and catfish alley. Chicken liver, mackerel and nightcrawlers have all been good baits. Bluegill and redear are slow. The DFW announced it will resume planting rainbow trout beginning in January. No word on county trout plants. Water levels are very low and boat anglers are cautioned about obstructions in the shallow coves in the east end of the lake. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: Few reports, but there continues to be a slow to fair bite on catfish for anglers using shrimp, mackerel, or fresh shad. No other reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Water level is very low, but the trout fishing has been excellent, with Lightning Trout planted last week, and the catfish bite has also been pretty decent for those targeting the cats. Owen and Nathan Delacruz, Lake Elsinore, caught 11 trout totaling 33-8 using worms from shore on the backside of the lake. Juan Vagas, Riverside, caught five Lighting trout totaling 15 pounds his largest was at 6-8. On the catfish side, Jose Martinez, Corona, caught five catfish totaling 19-8 and his largest weighed in at nine pounds. Dennis Maldonado, Los Angeles, caught 10 catfish totaling 25 pounds using mackerel at the dam. Due to low water, the lake is only open Friday through Tuesday and no boats or float tubes are being allowed until the water comes up, including rental boats. There will also be no 24-hour fishing. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA: First DFW trout plant of the season two weeks ago. Information: 951-684-7032.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: The first trout plant of the season went in four weeks ago but the bite has slowed since. Both the trout and catfish are fair at best, but there are tagged fish of both species worth up to $50 in the lakes. Francino Hernandez, Redlands, landed a 2-3 rainbow on PowerBait from the upper lake. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season three weeks ago. Information: 530-526-7937.

REFLECTION LAKE: No report. Information: 951-654-7906 or www.reflectionlakerv.com.

JEAN’S CHANNEL CATS: Catfish action has been fair to good. Anchovies have been the top bait, but the mackerel and nightcrawlers are also good. The lake is open seven days a week. Monday through Thursday hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., while Friday through Sunday hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. No catch and release allowed. No state fishing license required. Information: 951-679-6562.

Dec
04

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Both DFW and private plants of trout went last week, and the bite has been pretty good for rainbows with a few bigger fish showing up. Most are one- to two-pound class fish. Small jigs and PowerBait have been the best for the trout. John Nievar, 14, Hemet, landed a 10-pound rainbow and an 11-pound striper. The striper bite is finally improving with a fair number of four to six-pound fish showing on trolled flies and trout-pattern swimbaits. The largemouth bass bite is best on plastics 20 to 50 feet of water in the afternoon, but some fish are still showing near the surface early in the day chasing baitfish. Ron Spencer, Montclair, landed a 7.73-pound bass on a Roboworms off the south shoreline. The catfish and panfish bites have slowed way down with light pressure on both species. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî at Diamond Valley are also allowed on Perris and Silverwood. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The first DFW trout plant of the season went in last week and more fish were to go in this week. The bite is still mostly slow, but more rainbows are starting to show on PowerBait and small jigs in the Lots 11 and 12 and Sailboat Cove areas. The best bite continues to be for largemouth bass which are still pretty good on swimbaits and plastic worms, and quite a few redear and bluegill are showing in deep water on jigs and red worms. The bass have been best in the west side of the lake, while the bluegill and redear are showing in the marina, at the dam, and off the island. Joe Martinez, Perris, landed a 3-6 bass on a nightcrawler in the marina, while Martin Salsbury, Beaumont, had a 2-8 on a Ika in the marina. There was also another striper reported this week, a five-pounder caught by Ray O’Tool, Moreno Valley, on an Alabama rig at the water tower. Other species very slow. 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 Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The bite slowed a little this past week during the in-between moon phase, but there was still a fair bite on stripers and a fair to good bite on largemouth bass. The stripers have been best at the dam and inlet area, along the north shore, and in rocky areas along all shorelines. Swimbaits, live shad, and cutbaits have been the best bet. Eric Monroe, Lake Elsinore, had an eight-pound striper on live shad. The largemouth are also good on live shad, plastics, and swimbaits with the north shore and all tule areas good bets. Phil Iceman, Murrieta, landed a six-pound bass on a nightcrawler, while Tony Rodriguez, Homeland, landed a five-pounder on a green RoboWorm. Catfish are slow to fair at both ramps, in most coves, and catfish alley. Chicken liver, mackerel and nightcrawlers have all been good baits. Bluegill and redear are slow. The DFW announced this week it will resume planting rainbow trout here beginning in January. This is after a three-year-plus hiatus. No word on county trout plants. Water levels are very low and boat anglers are cautioned about obstructions in the shallow coves in the east end of the lake. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: Few reports, but there continues to be a slow to fair bite on catfish for anglers using shrimp, mackerel, or fresh shad. No other 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 rain didn’t help the lake level very much, but the trout action has been fair to good after two weeks of plants, which have included trophy fish. In fact, the largest trout reported in Southern California so far this season was landed by Steven Amador, La Puente, when he caught a 20-pound rainbow on an inflated nightcrawler. There are also a few catfish and bass continuing to show. Jeremy Worrall, Corona, landed a six-pound largemouth, also on a nightcrawler, while Chris Oliver, Corona, had a pair of catfish 4-8 and 2-8 on shrimp at the dam. Due to low water, the lake is only open Friday through Sunday and no boats or float tubes are being allowed until the water comes up, including rental boats. There will also be no 24-hour fishing. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA: First DFW trout plant of the season last week. Information: 951-684-7032.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: The first trout plant of the season went in three weeks ago but the bite has slowed since. Both the trout and catfish are fair at best, but there are tagged fish of both species worth up to $50 in the lakes. Florenia Hernandez, landed a 6-15 catfish from the Middle Lake. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season last week. Information: 530-526-7937.

REFLECTION LAKE: No report. Information: 951-654-7906 or www.reflectionlakerv.com.

JEAN’S CHANNEL CATS: Catfish action has been fair to good. Anchovies have been the top bait, but the mackerel and nightcrawlers are also good. The lake is open seven days a week. Monday through Thursday hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., while Friday through Sunday hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. No catch and release allowed. No state fishing license required. Information: 951-679-6562.

Nov
27

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Both DFW and private plants of trout went in here this week, and the bite was just starting to take off on the rainbows on Wednesday this week with a few big rainbows to eight pounds reported. Most are one- to two-pound class fish. Small jigs and PowerBait have been the best for the trout. The trout plants also brought up a few more stripers and at least two fish in the eight to 10-pound class were reported. Also a few stripers from three to six pounds showing on cut baits and white flies. The largemouth bass bite is best on plastics 30 to 50 feet of water, but some fish are up near-surface early and late in the day working baitfish and swimbaits are working best then. A few catfish still being reported off the dams and inside the coves on cut baits. Fish to 15 pounds reported. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî at Diamond Valley are also allowed on Perris and Silverwood. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: Two news items this week. First, there was a 22-10 striped bass caught on a big swimbait near the inlet at the dam by Brian Hawkins, Canyon Lake. Second, the first DFW trout plant of the season was slated to go in this week. Overall, the largemouth bass bite has continued fair to good with a decent number of real quality fish again. Top bass was an 8-2 caught by Jeff Dupree, Moreno Valley, trolling a Rapala, while Zach Morris, Riverside, landed a 7-4 on a plastic worm at the marina docks. Most of the bass are showing on swimbaits, tube baits, plastics with the north shore areas the best. Bluegill and redear have slowed way down with only an occasional fish showing off the marina docks or Bernasconi Beach. Other species very slow. 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 Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The action on stripers, largemouths, and catfish have all been pretty good over the past week. The largemouth bite has been good with the low water level. The fish are showing on plastics and nightcrawlers at Ramp No. 1, along the north shore, and in most reed or tule structure. Kylie Drumond, Murrieta, had a six-pound bass on a nightcrawler off the south shore. The stripers are showing morning and afternoon at the dam and inlet areas, along most rocky shorelines, and all along the north shore on chicken liver, shad, and mackerel or shad-like cranks or swimbaits. Andrew Rodriguez, Lake Elsinore, had a five-pound bass off the north shore on a bluegill-colored crankbait. Catfish are good at both ramps, in most coves, and catfish alley. Chicken liver, mackerel and nightcrawlers have all been good baits. A nine-pound cat was reported by Gabriel Rodriguez, Murrieta, on chicken liver at the dam. Bluegill and redear are slow, but a few real quality fish are showing from deep water on small jigs or jigs tipped with meal worms or wax worms. Big news this week is that the DFW announced it would soon be stocking trout again here after a three-year-plus hiatus, but there is still no word on county trout plants. Water levels are very low and boat anglers are cautioned about obstructions in the shallow coves in the east end of the lake. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: Few reports, but there continues to be a slow to fair bite on catfish for anglers using shrimp, mackerel, skipjack, bonito, or fresh shad. Most are from two to eight pounds, but some bigger fish topping 10 pounds have been reported. No other reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Lake level very low, but the first trout plant of the season went in last Thursday and there was fair to good action over the weekend. Due to low water, the lake is only open Friday through Sunday and no boats or float tubes are being allowed until the water comes up, including rental boats. There will also be no 24-hour fishing. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA: First DFW trout plant of the season this week. Information: 951-684-7032.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: The first trout plant of the season went in two weeks ago but the bite has slowed since. Both the trout and catfish are fair at best. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: First DFW trout plant of the season this week. Information: 530-526-7937.

REFLECTION LAKE: No report. Information: 951-654-7906 or www.reflectionlakerv.com.

JEAN’S CHANNEL CATS: Catfish action has been fair to good. Anchovies have been the top bait, but the mackerel and nightcrawlers are also good. The lake is open seven days a week. Monday through Thursday hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., while Friday through Sunday hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. No catch and release allowed. No state fishing license required. Information: 951-679-6562.

Nov
20

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The largemouth bass action has improved this past week with the fish showing on top chasing bait early in the morning and then down in 30 to 40 feet later in the day. Plastics and bluegill-like cranks and swimbaits have been the best. The best action has been on the inside of the coves or around the islands. Finally! The striper bite is starting to come back on with fish from four to six pounds showing on cut baits and trolled flies. With trout plants set to begin sometime this month (keep an eye on the DVL Facebook page for updates), the striper action could really take off soon. Catfish remain a top bet with some good action and some quality fish. Cut baits and nightcrawlers have been best with the fish mostly still inside the coves in less than 20 feet of water. Richard Holmes, Beaumont, landed cats at 9.57 and 11.13 pounds on nightcrawlers. The bluegill, redear, and crappie bites are still showing, but this bite is really slowing down. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî at Diamond Valley are also allowed on Perris and Silverwood. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The bluegill bite has been slow to fair off the island and at the dam on worms or crickets and jigs in 40 feet of water. A few redear off Bernasconi Beach on nightcrawlers. The largemouth bite has been good along most of the shorelines in the mornings and evening on crankbaits or drop-shot plastics and nightcrawlers. Christian Lemmes, Moreno Valley, had a 6-6 bass, while Nathaniel Dray, Riverside, caught and released 15 bass to three pounds. Other species very slow. 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 Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The action on stripers, largemouths, and catfish have all been pretty good over the past week. The largemouth bite has really surged with the fish showing on plastics and nightcrawlers at Ramp No. 1, along the north shore, and in most reed or tule structure. Steve Morfor, Oceanside, landed a nine-pounder on nightcrawler off the south shore, while Fred Romero, Temecula, had a seven-pound bass at the dam, also on a nightcrawler. Andy Acedvedo, Murrieta, landed a four-pound largmouth. The stripers are showing morning and afternoon at the dam and inlet areas, along most rocky shorelines, and all along the north shore on chicken liver, shad, and mackerel or shad-like cranks or swimbaits. Catfish are good at both ramps, in most coves, and catfish alley. Chicken liver, mackerel and nightcrawlers have all been good baits. Bluegill and redear are slow. No word on trout plants yet. Water levels are very low and boat anglers are cautioned about obstructions in the shallow coves in the east end of the lake. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: Few reports, but there continues to be a slow to fair bite on catfish for anglers using shrimp, mackerel, skipjack, bonito, or fresh shad. Most are from two to eight pounds, but some bigger fish topping 10 pounds have been reported. No other reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Low water levels, but the catfish bite has continued fair. Stocking information for trout season is not yet available, and the lake will only be open Friday through Sunday this season due to low water levels. Plants will only begin once water temperatures drop. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA: First DFW trout plant of the season this week. Information: 951-684-7032.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: The first trout plant of the season went in last week and the action was good for a couple of days but has slowed since. Both the trout and catfish are fair at best. Al Rivera, Redlands, landed a 1-5 rainbow on green PowerBait from the upper lake. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: No recent plants. Information: 530-526-7937.

REFLECTION LAKE: No report. Information: 951-654-7906 or www.reflectionlakerv.com.

JEAN’S CHANNEL CATS: Catfish action has been good. Anchovies have been the top bait, but the mackerel and nightcrawlers are also good. The lake is open seven days a week. Monday through Thursday hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., while Friday through Sunday hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. No catch and release allowed. No state fishing license required. Information: 951-679-6562.

Nov
13

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The largemouth bass action has been fair with some flurries of good action on fish busting baitfish. Crankbaits with some topwater lures have been the ticket. The fish are in 30 to 35 feet of water later in the day and showing on plastics. Catfish remain good but getting light pressure. Stink baits, cut baits, and nightcrawlers fishing at the dams and deep in the coves have been good. Quality cats topping six pounds showing most weekends. The bluegill, redear, and crappie bites are still fair with the dams, Restroom No. 2 and the rock quarry the top spots. Most fish under a pound, but some bigger. The striper bite remains tough but at least a few fish to four pounds have been reported in the past week on both cut bait and trolled white flies. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî at Diamond Valley are also allowed on Perris and Silverwood. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The bluegill bite has been fair to good off the island and at the dam on worms or crickets and jigs in 40 feet of water. A few redear off Bernasconi Beach on nightcrawlers. The largemouth bite has been good along most of the shorelines in the mornings and evening on crankbaits, with some fish also showing on drop-shot plastics and nightcrawlers. Aurelio Cornejo, Riverside, had a six-pound bass on a nightcrawler in the marina. Juan Caduro, Moreno Valley, also had a six-pound, but his was on a Flicker Shad crankbait. Other species very slow. 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 Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: Both the striped bass and catfish bites are very good. The stripers are showing in excellent numbers early and late in the day at the dam and inlet, along the north shore, and all rocky areas. The best bite is on mackerel, chicken liver, shad, or Zara Spooks. Jake Colby, Chino Hills, had a 12-pound striper at the inlet on a topwater bait. James Pedro, Redlands, landed three stripers to 10 pounds off the northshore on swimbaits. The catfish bite is best at ramps 1 and 2, all the coves, and in Catfish Alley, mostly on chicken liver, mackerel, and nightcrawlers. Largemouth bass are fair to good on plastic worms. Earnest Jaybrown, Los Angeles, landed a four-pound largemouth on a nightcrawler. Bluegill and redear are slow. No word on trout plants yet. Water levels are very low and boat anglers are cautioned about obstructions in the shallow coves in the east end of the lake. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: The catfish bite has slowed a little, but still fair to good action on shrimp, mackerel, skipjack, bonito, or fresh shad. Most are from two to eight pounds, but some bigger fish topping 10 pounds have been reported. The carp bite remains fair on dough baits or corn. The bite on bass, crappie, and bluegill, is slow and there have been no wiper reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Low water levels, but the catfish bite has continued fair. Stocking information for trout season is not yet available, and the lake will only be open Friday through Sunday this season due to low water levels. Plants will only begin once water temperatures drop. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA: No recent plants. Information: 951-684-7032.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: The first trout plant of the season was slated to go Wednesday this week. In the meantime, the catfish and bass action has been slow to fair. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: No recent plants. Information: 530-526-7937.

REFLECTION LAKE: No report. Information: 951-654-7906 or www.reflectionlakerv.com.

JEAN’S CHANNEL CATS: Catfish action has been good. Anchovies have been the top bait, but the mackerel and nightcrawlers are also good. The lake is now open seven days a week. Monday through Thursday hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., while Friday through Sunday hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. No catch and release allowed. No state fishing license required. Information: 951-679-6562.

Oct
31

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The largemouth bass action has been fair with some flurries of good topwater lures or reaction baits action early in the morning when schools of bass are chasing baitfish. Baits imitating small bluegill have been hot. The fish are in 30 to 35 feet of water later in the day and showing on plastics. Catfish remain good but getting light pressure. Stink baits, cut baits, and nightcrawlers fishing at the dams and deep in the coves have been good. Quality cats topping six pounds showing most weekends. The bluegill and redear bites are still fair with the dams, Restroom No. 2 and the rock quarry the top spots. Most fish under a pound, but some bigger. The striper bite remains tough but at least a few fish to four pounds have been reported in the past week on both cut bait and trolled white flies. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî at Diamond Valley are also allowed on Perris and Silverwood. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The bluegill and redear bites have come back on at the dam, the marina, the Bernasconi shoreline, and off the island in 20 to 40 feet of water on crickets, small nightcrawlers, and red worms. The largemouth bite has been good along the west and north sides of the lake in the mornings and evening on drop-shot plastics with a few fish still showing on jerkbaits and topwater lures. Juan Cedeno, Moreno Valley, had a five-pound bass to top off his five-fish stringer on Flicker Shad around the marina. Juan Carlos, Downey, also had a five-pound on the same bait in the same area. Other species very slow. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam began Wednesday this week. 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 Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: Both the striped bass and catfish bites are very good. The stripers are showing in excellent numbers early and late in the day at the dam and inlet, along the north shore, on shad, chicken liver, and topwater lures. Gabriel Rodriguez, Murrieta, had eight stripers to six pounds fishing shad in the inlet. Mike Wilson, Temecula, landed two stripers to eight pounds on mackerel. The catfish bite is best at ramps 1 and 2, all the coves and in Catfish Alley, mostly on chicken liver, mackerel, and nightcrawlers. Top catfish reported was a 9-8 landed by Darren Sanchez, Lake Elsinore, to top off his three fish stringer of cats, all on nightcrawlers. Largemouth bass are fair to good on plastic worms. Bluegill and redear are slow, and no other reports. No word on trout plants yet. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: The catfish bite has slowed a little, but still fair to good action on shrimp, mackerel, skipjack, bonito, or fresh shad. Most are from two to eight pounds, but some bigger fish topping 10 pounds have been reported. The carp bite remains fair on dough baits or corn. The bite on bass, crappie, and bluegill, is slow and there have been no wiper reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Low water levels, but the catfish bite has continued fair. Kevin Campbell, Murrieta, landed an eight-pounder as part of his four-fish, 15-pound stringer, all on mackerel below the tackle shop. Ray Mendoza, Baldwin Park, caught five catfish totaling 15 pounds using nightcrawlers at the dam. James Wilson, Lake Elsinore, caught 10 catfish totaling 20-8 using shrimp with marshmallows from shore. Stocking information for trout season is not yet available, and the lake will only be open Friday through Sunday this season due to low water levels. Plants will only begin once water temperatures drop. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA: No recent plants. Information: 951-684-7032.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: The catfish bite is slow to fair and no word on when trout plants will begin. A few of the $50 tagged cats remain. Bass are fair with only a few showing on topwater and plastics. Bass are catch-and-release only. Bluegill action fair on small fish. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: No recent plants. Information: 530-526-7937.

REFLECTION LAKE: No report. Information: 951-654-7906 or www.reflectionlakerv.com.

JEAN’S CHANNEL CATS: Catfish action has been good. Anchovies have been the top bait, but the mackerel and nightcrawlers are also good. The lake is now open seven days a week. Monday through Thursday hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., while Friday through Sunday hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. No catch and release allowed. No state fishing license required. Information: 951-679-6562.

Oct
24

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The largemouth bass action has been fair with some flurries of good topwater lures or reaction baits action early in the morning when schools of bass are chasing baitfish. Baits imitating small bluegill have been hot. The fish are in 30 to 35 feet of water later in the day and showing on plastics. Catfish remain good but getting light pressure. Stink baits, cut baits, and nightcrawlers fishing at the dams and deep in the coves have been good. Quality cats topping six pounds showing most weekends. The bluegill and redear bites are still fair with the dams, Restroom No. 2 and the rock quarry the top spots. Most fish under a pound, but some bigger. The striper bite remains tough but at least a few fish to four pounds have been reported in the past week on both cut bait and trolled white flies. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî at Diamond Valley are also allowed on Perris and Silverwood. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The bluegill and redear bites have come back on at the dam, the marina, and off the island in 20 to 40 feet of water. The west side of the lake has been best, and the best bite has been on crickets, small nightcrawlers, and red worms. The largemouth bite has been good along the west and north sides of the lake in the mornings and evening on drop-shot plastics with a few fish still showing on jerkbaits and topwater lures. Joe Ferguson, Moreno Valley, had a pair of bass with the best a four-pounder. Other species very slow. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam began Wednesday this week. 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 Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The catfish bite has continued good the past week with a lot of fishing showing a ramps No. 1 and N. 2, Catfish Alley, and the backs of all the coves. The action has been best on chicken liver, mackerel, other cut baits, and nightcrawlers. Top catfish reported was a
16-pounder landed by Les Tourtilloite, Temecula, on chicken liver at the buoy line. The striped bass are also fair to good with early morning boils at the dam and then the fish go deeper in the dam and inlet areas and are showing on cut baits and shad. Most of the fish are two to four pounds, but some quality fish were reported this week. The best was a 15-pounder landed by Joseph Alavardo, Riverside, on a Rapala at mid-lake. Bluegill and redear are slow, and no other reports. No word on trout plants yet. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: The catfish bite continues good on shrimp, mackerel, skipjack, bonito, or fresh shad. Most are from two to eight pounds, but some bigger fish topping 10 pounds have been reported. The carp bite remains fair on dough baits or corn. The bite on bass, crappie, and bluegill, is slow and there have been no wiper reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: No report. While stocking information for trout season is not yet available, the lake will only be open Friday through Sunday this season due to low water levels and plants will only begin once water temperatures drop. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA: No recent plants. Information: 951-684-7032.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: The catfish bite is slow to fair and no word on when trout plants will begin. A few of the $50 tagged cats remain. Top fish reported this past week was a 2-5 channel landed by Gary Harrison, Redlands, on mackerel from the middle lake. Bass are fair with only a few showing on topwater and plastics. Bass are catch-and-release only. Bluegill action fair on small fish. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: No recent plants. Information: 530-526-7937.

REFLECTION LAKE: No report. Information: 951-654-7906 or www.reflectionlakerv.com.

JEAN’S CHANNEL CATS: Catfish action has been good. Anchovies have been the top bait, but the mackerel and nightcrawlers are also good. The lake is now open seven days a week. Monday through Thursday hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., while Friday through Sunday hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. No catch and release allowed. No state fishing license required. Information: 951-679-6562.

Oct
09

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The largemouth bass action has been fair with some flurries of good topwater lures or reaction baits action early in the morning when schools of bass are chasing baitfish. Baits imitating small bluegill have been hot. The fish are in 30 to 35 feet of water later in the day and showing on plastics. Catfish remain good but getting light pressure. Stink baits, cut baits, and nightcrawlers fishing at the dams and deep in the coves have been good. Quality cats topping six pounds showing most weekends. The bluegill and redear bites are still fair with the dams, Restroom No. 2 and the rock quarry the top spots. Most fish under a pound, but some bigger. Edgar Sanchez, Hemet, landed a 1-8 redear on a nightcrawler from shore. The striper bite remains tough with no fish reported in the past week. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî at Diamond Valley are also allowed on Perris and Silverwood. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The bluegill and redear bites have come back on in the marina and off the island this past week. While most are under a pound, a few bigger fish are showing. Red worms, crickets, and meal worms are the top baits. Lorenzo Martinez, Moreno Valley, had 14 redear to 1-4 on red worms in the marina, while Thelma Jones, Los Angeles, landed eight redear to a half-pound on crickets, also in the marina. The largemouth bite has been good along the west side of the lake in the mornings and evening on drop-shot plastics with a few fish still showing on jerkbaits and topwater lures. Nate Dray, Riverside, had a pair of bass to 2-4 on plastics in the Bernasconi Beach area. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam will begin Oct. 15. 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 Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The catfish bite has been good the past week with a lot of fishing showing a ramps No. 1 and N. 2, Catfish Aley, and the backs of all the coves. The action has been best on chicken liver, mackerel and other cut baits, and nightcrawlers. Mark Herin, Temecula, landed a 10-pound catfish on a nightcrawler at Ramp No. 2, while Sadie McGee, Menifee, had an eight-pounder on anchovies from a cove. The striped bass are also fair to good with early morning boils at the dam and then the fish go deeper in the dam and inlet areas and are showing on cut baits and shad. Most of the fish are two to four pounds. Bluegill and redear are slow, but Dennis Hurley, Temecula, landed a 1.5-pound bass on a meal worm in the marina. Carp are good on dough baits, and most are in less than 10 feet of water. But they are getting little pressure. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: The catfish bite continues to sizzle here with a lot of fish being landed from two to eight pounds. Cut baits and fresh or frozen shad working the best. The carp bite is fair on dough baits or corn. The bite on bass, crappie, and bluegill, is slow and there have been no wiper 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 catfish bite has remained good on pan-sized fish with an occasional bigger fish. Corona is being planted twice a week with both catfish and tilapia. There is also night fishing every Friday and Saturday night. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA: No recent plants. Information: 951-684-7032.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: The catfish bite is just fair with most of the fish from 1-8 to 2-8 showing on cut baits or nightcrawlers. There were also a number of tagged with worth up to $50 each in the last plant and several have not been caught yet. The bass action also remains fair and are catch-and-release only. Still a few two-pound class fish on topwater, reaction baits, and plastic worms early and late in the day. Bluegill fair to good, but most small. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: No recent plants. Information: 530-526-7937.

REFLECTION LAKE: No report. Information: 951-654-7906 or www.reflectionlakerv.com.

JEAN’S CHANNEL CATS: Catfish action has been good. Anchovies have been the top bait, but the mackerel and nightcrawlers are also good. The lake is now open seven days a week. Monday through Thursday hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., while Friday through Sunday hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. No catch and release allowed. No state fishing license required. Information: 951-679-6562.

Sep
25

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The catfish bite has been very good but getting light fishing pressure. The best action has been at both dams, around the islands, and in most of the coves. Stink baits, cut mackerel, sardines, or anchovies are the best baits, but nightcrawlers are also working. The largemouth bass bite is slow to fair with mostly fish under three pounds showing from 20 to 40 feet of water on plastics with some action closer to the surface early and late on Senkos and bluegill-like cranks. Striper remain surprisingly slow with few reports. The redear and bluegill bites are fair with fish reported on nightcrawlers and small jigs tipped with mearl worms. The dams, rock quarry, and near Restroom No. 2 are the best spots. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî at Diamond Valley are also allowed on Perris and Silverwood. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: A few smaller stripers and one big 23-pounder were reported here this week, but the angler landing the big fish didn’t leave his name. The fish have been showing by the outlet tower on swimbaits and Alabama rigs. Branden Huskey, Riverside, had two stripers with the biggest at 2-8. The largemouth bass action has continued good with fish showing all over the lake, mostly chasing shad that are running along the shorelines. Plastics, minnow-like cranks or swimbaits, and curly-tail grubs have all been getting fish. Sail Cove and Launch Ramp Cove have been top spots. The top fish reported was a nine-pounder caught by Trevor Beer, Wildomar, on a plastic. The bluegill bite has been good in 20 to 40 feet of water along the west side of the lake on meal worms and crickets fishing on small jigs. Redear are tougher, and no crappie, trout, or catfish reported this past week. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The striped bass took back off this past week with very good action at the dam and inlet area with boiling fish in the morning and then bait fish (shad, anchovies, sardines, chicken liver) the rest of the day. Most of the fish are two to four pounds, but Joe Landum, Orange, had a 10-pounder on shad at the inlet. The catfish bite is good with quite a few fish topping five pounds on shrimp, chicken liver, mackerel, and sardines fished in Catfish Alley, most coves, and near Ramp No. 2. Pao Moua, Beaumont, had a 14-pound cat on chicken liver at Ramp No. 1, while Penn Miller, Riverside, landed a 12-pound cat, also on chicken liver off the south shore. Catfish plant this Friday. The largemouth bite also remains fair on nightcrawlers, plastics, and reaction baits, and there has been some topwater action. Bluegill and redear are slow, but carp are very good on dough baits, and most are in less than 10 feet of water. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: The catfish bite remains good with most fish running from two to eight pounds. Cut baits and fresh or frozen shad working the best. The carp bite is fair to good on dough baits or corn. The bite on bass, crappie, and bluegill, is slow and there have been no wiper reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Fair to good catfish action reported on shrimp, mackerel, or other cut baits. Top fish was a 10-8 landed by Victor Anaya, Covina, on mackerel at the dam. Richard Garcia, Riverside, landed five catfish with a total weight of 12 pounds, while Paul Sulz, Riverside, landed three catfish and two tilapia weighing 11 pounds total. Corona is being planted twice a week with both catfish and tilapia. There is also night fishing every Friday and Saturday night. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA: No recent plants. Information: 951-684-7032.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: The catfish bite is just fair with most of the fish from 1-8 to 2-8 showing on cut baits or nightcrawlers. There were also a number of tagged with worth up to $50 each in the plant and most recent plant and several have not been caught yet. The bass action also remains fair and are catch-and-release only. Still a few two-pound class fish on topwater, reaction baits, and plastic worms early and late in the day. Bluegill fair to good, but most small. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: No recent plants. Information: 530-526-7937.

REFLECTION LAKE: No report. Information: 951-654-7906 or www.reflectionlakerv.com.

JEAN’S CHANNEL CATS: Catfish action has been good. Anchovies have been the top bait, but the mackerel and nightcrawlers are also good. The lake is now open seven days a week. Monday through Thursday hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., while Friday through Sunday hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. No catch and release allowed. No state fishing license required. Information: 951-679-6562.

Sep
18

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The catfish bite has been very good but getting light fishing pressure. The best action has been at both dams, around the islands, and in most of the coves. Stink baits, cut mackerel, sardines, or anchovies are the best baits, but nightcrawlers are also working. The largemouth bass bite is slow to fair with mostly fish under three pounds showing from 30 to 40 feet of water on plastics with some action closer to the surface early and late on Senkos and bluegill-like cranks. Striper remain surprisingly slow with few reports. The redear and bluegill bites are fair to good with a lot of fish reported on nightcrawlers and small jigs tipped with mearl worms. The dams, rock quarry, and near Restroom No. 2 are the best spots. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî at Diamond Valley are also allowed on Perris and Silverwood. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The largemouth bass action has been good this past week in the heat with fish showing all over the lake, mostly chasing shad that are running along the shorelines. Plastics, minnow-like cranks or swimbaits, and curly-tail grubs have all been getting fish. Sail Cove and Launch Ramp Cove have been top spots. Andy Morris, Yucaipa, landed an eight-pound bass in Sail Cove swimbait. Peyton Freeman, Murrieta, landed a four-pound bass on a nightcrawler near the launch ramp. The bluegill bite has been good in 20 to 40 feet of water along the west side of the lake on meal worms and crickets fishing on small jigs. Ryan Merritt, Riverside, had a 2.4-pound bluegill from Sail Cove on a meal worm. Redear are tougher, and no crappie, trout, or catfish reported this past week. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The catfish bite is good with quite a few fish topping five pounds, and the striper action surged back on this past week, including a few better quality fish. The catfish have been best on shrimp, chicken liver, mackerel, and sardines fished in Catfish Alley, most coves, and near Ramp No. 2. Mario Ruiz, Ontario, had a 19-pound cat on sardines off the south shore. The stripers have been best at the inlet and dam area, also on cut baits. Phil Zayasomroth, Murrieta, had a 13-pound striper at the inlet on chicken liver, while Christopher Miller, Chula Vista, landed an 11-pound striper on mackerel, also at the inlet. The largemouth bite also remains fair on nightcrawlers, plastics, and reaction baits, and there has been some topwater action. Bluegill and redear are slow, but carp are very good on dough baits, and most are in less than 10 feet of water. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: The catfish bite remains good with most fish running from two to eight pounds. Cut baits and fresh or frozen shad working the best. The carp bite is fair to good on dough baits or corn. The bite on bass, crappie, and bluegill, is slow and there have been no wiper reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Fair to good catfish action reported on shrimp, mackerel, or other cut baits. Russ Par, Canyon Lake, had five cats totaling 13 pounds and his big fish was a seven pounder, all on shrimp near the boat dock. Rouse Hawkin, Lakewood, landed cats at 5-11 and three pounds on mackerel from a boat. Corona is being planted twice a week with both catfish and tilapia. There is also night fishing every Friday and Saturday night. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA: No recent plants. Information: 951-684-7032.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: The catfish bite is just fair with most of the fish from 1-8 to 2-8 showing on cut baits or nightcrawlers. Jason Meadows, Yucaipa, had a 6-1 catfish on mackerel from the upper lake. There were also a number of tagged with worth up to $50 each in the plant and most recent plant and several have not been caught yet. The bass action also remains fair and are catch-and-release only. Lots of two-pound class fish on topwater, reaction baits, and plastic worms early and late in the day. Bluegill fair to good, but most small. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: No recent plants. Information: 530-526-7937.

REFLECTION LAKE: No report. Information: 951-654-7906 or www.reflectionlakerv.com.

JEAN’S CHANNEL CATS: Catfish action has been good. Anchovies have been the top bait, but the mackerel and nightcrawlers are also good. The lake is now open seven days a week. Monday through Thursday hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., while Friday through Sunday hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. No catch and release allowed. No state fishing license required. Information: 951-679-6562.