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Mar
19

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Mt. Lassen rainbows went in Tuesday this week and the DFW plant went in Wednesday. The trout action has been good from the shore on PowerBait, mini jigs, and Roostertail. Quite a few fish from three to five pounds. The largemouth bass bite has broken wide open with the fish flooding into the shallows and showing in five to 15 feet of water. The bite is best on plastics, Senkos, and swimbaits along all the shorelines and off the islands. The striper bite slowed down this week, but a few fish from five to six pounds are showing on trout-like swim baits, cut baits, and spoons. Most of the fish are showing off the west dam or shoreline fishing areas right after the trout plants. There continue to be some toad redear being caught with the fish running from one to three pounds, most on nightcrawlers, from shore. Richard Holmes, Beaumont, landed a 2.91-pound redear using a nightcrawler off the shore. The launch ramp will close April 15 due to low water levels. Rental boats will remain available through the marina. 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 bass bite has been good with the fish moving shallow for the spawn. Lots of small fish are up fanning out beds. Green and purple plastics have been the best. The water level is so low there is little shoreline structure. Ninna Copper, Banning, had a 4-14 bass on a worm in Sail Cove. The bluegill and redear bites are improving with the warm weather, especially in the marina. Nightcrawlers and red worms have been the best baits. There was a DFW trout plant two weeks ago and another plant is slated for next week. The trout bite has been slow to fair. The rainbows are working the whole west side of the lake from Sail Cove to parking lots 11 and 12. While catfish and striped bass are slow, there were a couple of good fish reported this past week. A 17-pound striper was landed by Yuong Kiet Le Ngo, Highland, on a Zoom Fluke at the dam. There was also a 27-14 catfish landed. Water level has stabilized at around 1,544 feet, which will allow the last remaining launch ramp to 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 largemouth bass bite is very good with fish all over the shallows well into the spawn. Plastics have been the best bet, but swim baits and small reaction baits are also getting fish. Joe Salem, Winchester, had a 5-5 bass on a nightcrawler off the south shore. Trout fishing has been fair with some trophy fish from the county plants. There was a county plant last week and the last of the season is set for March 23. The DFW will plant trout this week. The best bite has been at Ramp No. 2 on PowerBait, Mice Tails, trout jigs, and small spoons and spinners. Trevor Williams, Banning, had a 6-8 trout on a custom jig. The striper action is fair with early morning boils at the inlet and dam area, and then another flurry of action in the afternoon-evening. The stripers are showing on swimbaits or cut mackerel or chicken liver. The bluegill action is fair and improving with the best bite on the points by the Shaven Rock. Best bite has been on wax worms and meal worms fished alone or on small jigs. A few catfish are also showing, but they are getting little pressure. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: The crappie bite has remained spotty over the past week with some flurries of decent action. Most of the fish are in the half- to three-quarter pound range, but some bigger fish are being landed. The north end of the lake has been the hot spot, with the fish showing at Elsinore West Marina and LaLaguna Resort. There is also a fair bite on largemouth, which are moving shallow for the spawn. Catfish fair to good for anglers fishing shrimp, mackerel, or fresh shad. 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 due to low water levels. It was closed after Sunday’s fishing. There will be several ìspecial eventsî for the public during this closure. Information on these events will be on the website (www.fishinglakes.com).

RANCHO JURUPA: DFW trout plant this week and three weeks ago. County plants are twice a month. Information: 951-684-7032.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: The first catfish plant of the season will go in March 26. A few catfish are already being landed. The last trout plant was a month ago, and that bite is very slow. Emma Empey, Calimesa, landed a 3-3 rainbow fishing a nighcrawler in the member’s lake. The bass action is very good with the fish all over the shallows for the spawn. Bass are all catch-and-release. Also the odd catfish being landed, and some bluegill are beginning to show. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: DFW trout plant 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: No report. No state fishing license required. Information: 951-679-6562.

Mar
12

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Mt. Lassen rainbows were planted Wednesday last week and there was a DFW plant four weeks ago. Overall just fair trout action with a few fish showing on small jigs, Roostertails, and PowerBait. A few big redear continue to show from shore and at the dams with a couple more fish in the two-pound class reported on nightcrawlers. The striper bite is finally starting to pick up, mostly on trout-patterned swim baits or trolled flies off the west dam. The largemouth bass bite is fair to good with a lot of fish finally flooding up into the shallows for the spawn. Plastics, reaction baits, and swimbaits have all been producing fish. The catfish bite is slow. 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 bass bite has been good with the fish moving shallow for the spawn. Lots of small fish are up fanning out beds, but some fish are as deep as 40 or 50 feet. Toby Oliver, Jurupa Valley, landed and released a 10-pound class bass while deep-trolling a rainbow Needlefish off Bernasconi. The marina, launch ramp, and Alessandro Island are still the best spots. The bluegill are still mostly in deep water, but are starting to stir a little, too. Few redears in this bite yet. There was a DFW trout plant last week, but the trout bite has been slow (or getting no pressure). They are best on the whole west side of the lake from Sail Cove to parking lots 11 and 12. Water level has stabilized at around 1,544 feet, which will allow the last remaining launch ramp to stay open throughout the summer. Water levels could come up, but they won’t drop any lower. 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: Trout fishing has been fair with some trophy fish from the county plants. County plant is slated for this week at Ramp No. 2 and the DFW will plant next week. The county will also plant March 23 and the DFW will add fish until the water becomes too warm. The best bite has been at Ramp No. 2 on PowerBait, Mice Tails, trout jigs, and small spoons and spinners. Robert Lehman, Santee, had a three-pound rainbow on PowerBait at Ramp No. 2. The striper action is fair with early morning boils at the inlet and dam area, and then another flurry of action in the afternoon-evening. The stripers are showing on swimbaits or cut mackerel or chicken liver. Bounsoum Xayasomroth, Winchester, had a 4-3 striper on chicken liver. The largemouth bass bite is very good with fish all over the shallows well into the spawn. Plastics have been the best bet, but swim baits and small reaction baits are also getting fish. Brian Sades, Moreno Valley, had a 5-2 bass on a nightcrawler, while Cory Alan, Temecula, landed a 6-5 bass on a nightcrawler. A few bluegill, including some fish over a pound, continue to show at Ramp No. 2 on nightcrawlers or small jigs. A few catfish are also showing, but they are getting little pressure. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: The crappie bite is coming back on with fair action this past week. Most of the fish are in the half- to three-quarter pound range, but some bigger fish are being landed. The north end of the lake has been the hot spot, with the fish showing at Elsinore West Marina and LaLaguna Resort. The best action has been on small 1/16th-ounce of smaller jigs fished two feet below a bobber. The good action has been limited to the early morning and late evening. A few largemouth are also starting to show as the shallows warm and there is a major movement of fish up into this warmer water. Also a few catfish showing for anglers fishing shrimp, mackerel, or fresh shad. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Trout fishing remains fair with weekly plants. Jim Davis, Murrieta, landed and released a 37-pound catfish at the dam 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 this week and three weeks ago. County plants are twice a month. Information: 951-684-7032.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Trout plant three4 weeks ago. Just fair action on the rainbows with most fish showing on PowerBait. Tagged trout worth up to $50 each were part of this plant. The bass action is very good with the fish all over the shallows as the spawn kicks into gear. Bass are all catch-and-release. Also the odd catfish being landed, and some bluegill are beginning to show. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: DFW trout plant last week. 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.

Mar
05

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Mt. Lassen rainbows were planted Wednesday this week and there was a DFW plant three weeks ago. The trout bite was slow until the plant this week. Small jigs, Roostertails, and PowerBait have been the best. A few big redear continue to show from shore and at the dams. Richard Dutzi, Hemet, landed redear at 2.01 and 2.89 pounds fishing nightcrawlers off the shore. The striper bite is finally starting to pick up, mostly on trout-patterned swim baits or trolled flies off the west dam. Rob Shannon has a pair of stripers on trolled flies that were both just over six pounds. The largemouth bass bite is perking back up this week with the fish moving shallow for the spawn. Plastics, reaction baits, and swimbaits have all been producing fish. The catfish bite is slow. Boats inspected and tagged ‘quagga free’ 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 bass bite has been fair to good with more fish showing in less than 10 feet of water on plastics, but they are also still in deep water. The marina, launch ramp, and Alessandro Island are still the best spots. A few crappie continue to be reported on jigs off the north shore early in the morning. The bluegill are still in deep water but are starting to stir a little, too. Few redears in this bite yet. There was a DFW trout plant three weeks ago, and there is a slow to fair trout bite along the whole west side of the lake from Sail Cove to parking lots 11 and 12. DFW trout plant this week. Water level has stabilized at 1,544 feet, which will allow the last remaining launch ramp to stay open throughout the summer. Water levels could come up, but they won’t drop any lower. 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: Trout fishing has been fair with some trophy fish from the county plants. The DFW plant was two weeks ago, and there were county plants last week and two weeks ago. Additional county plants will go in the weeks of March 9 and March 23. The best bite has been at Ramp No. 2 on PowerBait, Mice Tails, trout jigs, and small spoons and spinners. Luis Garcia, San Jacinto, had a limit of rainbows that included a seven-pound rainbow. The trout plants also stimulated the trophy striped bass bite. Jason Schalck, San Diego, had a 23-pound striper on a Slide Swimmer near the marina. There also continue to be a fair number of smaller stripers showing on cut baits (mostly mackerel or chicken liver) and shad, with some also on topwater and jerk baits. The largemouth bite has also been very good with a lot of fish moving into the shallows for the spawn. Trevor Williams, Banning, caught and released six bass to five pounds on plastics. A few bluegill, including some fish over a pound, continue to show at Ramp No. 2 on nightcrawlers or small jigs. A few catfish are also showing, but they are getting little pressure. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: The crappie bite was lulled by the storm this past weekend, but fishing are starting to show again as the weather warms. Most of the fish are in the half- to three-quarter pound range, but some bigger fish are being landed. The north end of the lake has been the hot spot, with the fish showing at Elsinore West Marina and LaLaguna Resort. The best action has been on small 1/16th-ounce of smaller jigs fished two feet below a bobber. The good action has been limited to the early morning and late evening. A few largemouth are also starting to show as the shallows warm and there is a major movement of fish up into this warmer water. Also a few catfish showing for anglers fishing shrimp, mackerel, or fresh shad. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Trout fishing remains fair to good with weekly plants. 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 and three weeks ago. County plants are twice a month. Information: 951-684-7032.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Trout plant two weeks ago. Just fair action on the rainbows with most fish showing on PowerBait. Tagged trout worth up to $50 each were part of this plant. The bass action is also starting to turn on as the shallows warm up and a lot of fish to two pounds are being caught. Also the odd catfish being landed. Miranda Ruperto, Redlands, landed a 3-1 cat on a hot dog. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: DFW trout plant this 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.

Feb
26

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: DFW trout were planted last week and Mt. Lassen rainbows were planted three weeks ago. The trout bite has slowed since the plants, but a few fish are still being caught on small jigs, Roostertails, and PowerBait. While the weather over the weekend lulled most of the bites, a few big redear are again being reported from the dam areas and shoreline fishing areas, most on nightcrawlers. Little pressure on the redear or bluegill. The striper bite is slow to fair with four to six-pound fish (a few bigger) showing on cut baits, trout-patterned swim baits, trolled flies off the west dam. The largemouth bass bite slowed with the cold snap but were coming back on at mid-week. The storm didn’t cool the water much, so the fish are moving back up and showing in six to 10 feet of water on the shallow end and still in 20 to 30 feet or more on the deeper end. Plastics, reaction baits, and swimbaits have all been producing fish around the islands and the inside of coves. The catfish bite is slow. 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 bass bite has been fair to good with more fish showing in less than 10 feet of water on plastics, but they are also still in deep water. The marina, launch ramp, and Alessandro Island are still the best spots. A few crappie continue to be reported on jigs off the north shore early in the morning. The bluegill are still in deep water but are starting to stir a little, too. Few redears in this bite yet. There was a DFW trout plant three weeks ago, and there is a slow to fair trout bite along the whole west side of the lake from Sail Cove to parking lots 11 and 12. Water level has stabilized at 1,544 feet, which will allow the last remaining launch ramp to stay open throughout the summer. Water levels could come up, but they won’t drop any lower. 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: Trout fishing has been fair to good with state fish planted last Tuesday, with the fish split between ramps No. 1 and No. 2, and then the more trout went in on Friday at Ramp No. 2. There was another trout plant Wednesday this week, again at Ramp No. 2. The bite has been best on small jigs, trout plastics, spinners or small spoons, inflated nightcrawlers and floating dough baits. There is still a little confusion on if the Friday and Wednesday plants were county or DFW fish, but for anglers it doesn’t matter. The DFW tentatively plans to plant every two weeks through the rest of trout season (until the water gets too warm), but it has been reported there would be additional plants (by the county?) the weeks of March 9 and March 23. These are the first trout plants in over two years. The trout also stimulated the trophy striped bass bite. There were fish at 19, 22, and 23 pounds reported late last week, and one of the big fish had five rainbow trout in its stomach. There also continue to be a fair number of smaller stripers showing on cut baits (mostly mackerel or chicken liver) and shad, with some also on topwater and jerk baits. Fred Romero, Temecula, had a pair of five-pound stripers caught on worms at mid-lake. The largemouth bite has also been very good with a lot of fish moving into the shallows in the high water this week. Lots of three to four-pound fish. Brian Walker, Temecula, caught an eight-pound bass on a crawdad off the north shore, while Greg Peterson, Temecula, landed a six-pounder on a worm, also off the north shore. A few bluegill, including some fish over a pound, continue to show at Ramp No. 2 on nightcrawlers or small jigs. A few catfish are also showing, but they are getting little pressure. Water levels are still high, but should be dropping back down this week. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: The crappie bite has broken open in the past week. Most of the fish are in the half- to three-quarter pound range, but some bigger fish are being landed. The north end of the lake has been the hot spot, with the fish showing at Elsinore West Marina and LaLaguna Resort. The best action has been on small 1/16th-ounce of smaller jigs fished two feet below a bobber. The good action has been limited to the early morning and late evening. A few largemouth are also starting to show as the shallows warm and there is a pre-spawn movement of fish up into this warmer water. Also a few catfish showing for anglers fishing shrimp, mackerel, or fresh shad. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Trout fishing remains fair to good with weekly plants. Top fish reported this past week was a 26-8 sturgeon caught and released by Denise Salucedo, Santa Fe Springs, on a nightcrawler from shore on a nightcrawler near 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 last week. County plants are twice a month. Information: 951-684-7032.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Trout plant two weeks ago. Just fair action on the rainbows with most fish showing on PowerBait. Tagged trout worth up to $50 each were part of this plant. The bass action is also starting to turn on as the shallows warm up and a lot of fish to two pounds are being caught. 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.

Feb
20

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: DFW trout were planted Wednesday this week and Mt. Lassen rainbows were planted two weeks ago. The trout bite has been fair to good on small jigs, Roostertails, and PowerBait. Some fish to six pounds reported. There have been some big redear reported this past week, including two fish topping 2-8. One was landed at the inlet-outlet tower and the other from shore. Both on nightcrawlers (photos on the Diamond Valley Marina Facebook page). Little pressure on the redear or bluegill. The striper bite is slow to fair with four to six-pound fish (a few bigger) showing on cut baits, trout-patterned swim baits, trolled flies off the west dam. The largemouth bass bite really kicked into gear the last couple of weeks with the fish moving up in the water column. Some are showing in six to 10 feet of water while other are still in 20 to 30 feet. Plastics, reaction baits, and swimbaits have all been producing fish around the islands and the inside of coves. The catfish bite is slow. 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 bass bite has been fair with improving action thanks to the warm weather. The fish are showing in less than 10 feet of water on plastics, but they are also still in deep water. Joe Ferguson, Moreno Valley, had a seven-pound bass on a plastic in the marina, and another seven pounder was reported at the island. He also had a 1-3 crappie on a small jig. It was just one of a handful of crappie reported. The bluegill are still in deep water but are starting to stir a little, too. Sonny de la Torre, Riverside, had some nice bluegill fishing small jigs in 30 to 50 feet of water on Tuesday, including at least three fish topping a pound. There was a DFW trout plant two weeks ago, and there is a slow to fair trout bite along the whole west side of the lake from Sail Cove to parking lots 11 and 12. 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 water level has come up dramatically last week, and this has really slowed the fishing. Now the water level is going back down. Overall, the largemouth bass bite has been slow to fair over the past week with a lot of fish up in less than 12 feet of water and showing on plastics and nightcrawlers. The warm weather seems to be bringing them up into the shallows early or the water level fluctuations have them confused. Devon Miller, Hesperia, had a six-pound bass on a plastic worm fishing the tules. Mike Gillis, Temecula, caught and released six bass to five pounds on worms. The stripers slowed way down with those landed showing early in the morning at the dam in deep water. Cut baits have been the best. There continues to be spotty bluegill bite at Ramp No. 1 and along the north shoreline. Cody Shaffer, Temecula, had a 1-8 bluegill on a worm off the north shore. A few catfish are also showing, but they are getting little pressure. The big news is that the first DFW trout plant in over two years will go in this week. 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: Trout fishing remains good with weekly plants and the catfish action has also been fair. Top trout reported was a 12-4 landed by Arturo Veleaquez, Anaheim, on PowerBait from his float tube during the Saturday derby. It was the derby winner. Sourideth Bonyavong, Murrieta, had a 9-8 rainbow, while Owen and Nathan Delacar, Lake Elsinore, had two trout and seven catfish on a stringer that totaled 21 pounds, all caught on nightcrawlers. 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 this week and four weeks ago. County plants are twice a month. Information: 951-684-7032.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Trout plant last week perked the bite with pretty good action. Tagged trout worth up to $50 each were part of this plant. Jimmy Perez, Fontana, had a 2-5 rainbow on PowerBait. The bass action is also starting to turn on as the shallows warm up. 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.

Feb
12

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Mt. Lassen rainbows were planted last Thursday. The next DFW plant will be next week. The trout bite has been fair on small jigs, Roostertails, and PowerBait. Some fish to six pounds reported. The striper bite is slow to fair with four to six-pound fish (a few bigger) showing on cut baits, trout-patterned swim baits, trolled flies off the west dam. The largemouth bass bite really kicked into gear with the fish moving up in the water column. Some are showing in six to 10 feet of water while other are still in 20 to 30 feet. Plastics, reaction baits, and swimbaits have all been producing fish this past week. 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 last week. The plant has kept the trout action fair to good with a decent number of rainbows showing in launch ramp cove and in the marina on small spoons, jigs, inflated nightcrawlers and PowerBait. The trout are showing along the whole west side of the lake from Sail Cove to parking lots 11 and 12. The largemouth bass are fair with light pressures. Most of the fish are in 12 to 20 feet or more and showing on plastics or swimbaits. A 10-pound bass was caught off the marina docks this week on a small jig. The redear, bluegill, and crappie bites are all 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 at 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 over the past week with a lot of fish up in less than 12 feet of water and showing on plastics and nightcrawlers. The warm weather seems to be bringing them up into the shallows early. Robert Smith, Lake Elsinore, had a six-pound bass on a worm off the north shore. The stripers slowed way down with those landed showing early in the morning at the dam. Cut baits have been the best, but some on live shad and topwater or jerk baits. The continues to be a 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. Michael Shaffer, Wildomar, had a two-pound bluegill on a meal worm off the north shore. A few catfish are also showing, but they are getting little pressure. Walter Evans, Murrieta, landed an eight-pound catfish on a nightcrawler at the buoy line. The big news is that the first DFW trout plant in a number of years will go in next week. No word on when county trout plants will also resume. 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: Big news is that shore fishing will not be allowed this Saturday and Sunday. The lake is open only to float tube and kayak anglers for a special tournament, and large trout will be planted for this event. The fishing has been fair to good with a big load of Lightning Trout part of the stock last week. The big fish of the week wasn’t a trout, however. Hank Tomsen, Orange, caught a 35-pound sturgeon off the sandy beach on a worm. The best trout was an 8-8 that topped off a five-fish 27-pound stringer landed by David Green, Corona. The big Lightning Trout was a seven-pounder caught by Chad Homan, Escondido. The lake is open Friday through Tuesday and normally no boats or float tubes are being allowed until the water level comes up, including rental boats. This weekend’s even is an exception. 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 three weeks ago. Information: 951-684-7032.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Trout plant last week perked the bite with pretty good action. Tagged trout worth up to $50 each were part of this plant. Jimmy Perez, Fontana, had a 2-5 rainbow on PowerBait. The bass action is also starting to turn on as the shallows warm up. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: DFW trout plant last week. 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
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.