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Aug
27

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Little change here. The largemouth bass bite has remained good, especially early in the day on reaction baits. Most of the fish are two to four pounds and everything from nightcrawlers and plastic worms to topwater plugs are getting fish. Most of the action is on the inside of coves and off the dams. Stripers are fair with the best bite along the west dam and near the inlet-outlet tower. Driving cut anchovies, trolling white flies, and even some topwater baits are working. Good catfish bite with a lot of fish to six pounds on cut baits, nightcrawlers, and stink baits. Also good bluegill action at the dams on nightcrawlers, red worms, or crickets alone of fish on small jigs. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels, but rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The bluegill and redear bites are fair to good. The bluegill have been best on crickets on a mini-Carolina rig in Sail Cove, while the redear are best in the marina, at the island, and tire reef on nightcrawlers and redworms flylined to the fish in 10-feet of water on light gear. Meal worms, wax worms, and small jigs also getting the panfish. The bass bite has been fair to good with the best action along the face of the dam, mostly on Senkos, Creature Baits, and other plastics fished Texas rig or drop-shot style. Also some topwater fish early and late. Most of the bass are three-pounders or smaller. The odd catfish continues to show from Power Cove or Sail Cove on cut baits or dough baits. The launch ramp will stay open throughout the summer. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) However, the recreation area will remain open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The catfish action continues very good, while largemouth bass are fair. The bluegill and striper bites slowed way down. The cats have been best on chicken liver, mackerel, shrimp, and garlic shrimp at Ramp No. 2 and in most of the coves in the east end and along the south shoreline. Top fish reported was a 13-pounder landed by Teresa Kelly, Pico Rivera, on a nightcrawler off the south shore. Shawn Surgener, Diamond Bar, had a 9-9 cat, while Lexy Golee, Redlands, landed an 8-5 channel. The largemouth bass are best along the north shore reeds on plastics or nightcrawlers, but some fish on topwater or reaction baits early and late in the day. Stripers slowed way down with only a few reported at the dam on mackerel or shad. Bluegill have also slowed with the best on red worms, crickets, meal worms, or wax worms fished in 12 to 20 feet of water in the east end coves. Carp are very good, but they get little pressure. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Little change here. Good catfish action continues for three to 10-pound fish, with an occasional bigger fish. All the shore fishing areas are pretty decent and boat anglers are doing even better. The best bite has been on frozen shad, shrimp, sardines, mackerel, anchovies, or Mack Bites early and late in the day. Slow other species. A few largemouth bass are showing early in the mornings on reaction baits and topwater, but the bluegill and crappie are quiet. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: The lake is temporarily closed. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

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

Aug
13

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Continued light fishing pressure continues. The action has been pretty good for the few shore and rental boat anglers fishing for largemouth bass and panfish. The bulk of the bass action has been on reaction baits early and late in the day on the points and off the dams. Baby bass, bluegill, and shad-patterned cranks, swimbaits, and topwater have been getting the most fish. The bluegill have been best on crickets, wax worms, or meal worms fished with a light weight to get them on the bottom in six to 25 feet of water. Almost no one is fishing stripers, but the occasional angler trolling white flies at the dams is still getting a few fish from four to six pounds or smaller fish on cut baits. The catfish bite is also neglected, with the best bite on nightcrawlers or cut baits in more of the shoreline fishing area. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels, but rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The bluegill and redear bite is fair to good around the island, Sail Cove, the launch area, and in the marina area on crickets, red worms, meal worms, wax worms, and small jigs. Most of the fish are in six to 18 feet of water with some fish up to a pound or better. Only a few redear showing in this bite. The largemouth bite is also fair along the south side of the lake, around the island, and in the launch cove with the fish right in the weeds and showing best on spinnerbaits and topwater. Most of the fish are three-pounders or smaller. The odd catfish continues to show from Power Cove or Sail Cove on cut baits or dough baits. The launch ramp will stay open throughout the summer. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) However, the recreation area will remain open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The catfish action continues very good, while the bluegill and stripers remain fair. The cats have been best at Ramp 2, in the east end and along the south shoreline coves. The best action has been on chicken liver, anchovies, nightcrawlers, shrimp, and other cut baits with a lot of five to seven pounders. Gary White, San Diego, had six catfish to 14-8 on chicken liver in the east end, while Trevor Sanchez, Temecula, landed three cats to 9-9 on nightcrawlers on the south shore. The stripers improved a little this week, especially at the inlet or buoy line on Scroungers, Flukes, or an Umbrella rig while slow trolling. Most of the fish are small, under two pounds, but some bigger fish are showing for fly trollers working in 10 feet or more of water. The bluegill bite is fair with some flurries of good action. The best bite has been in the east bay on red worms, crickets, or wax worms fished in 12 to 20 feet of water and on or near the bottom. Jim Lee, Murrieta, had a 1-5 bluefill at the inlet to top off his stringer of eight panfish. The largemouth bass slowed down over the past week, but some fish are still showing on plastics and topwater on the outside edges of the weeds beds. Carp are very good, but they get little pressure. Sad news: A kayaker drown on Sunday and the lake was closed until Tuesday. His body was found late Monday. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Good catfish action continues for three to 10-pound fish, with an occasional bigger fish. All the shore fishing areas are pretty decent and boat anglers are doing even better. The best bite has been on frozen shad, shrimp, sardines, mackerel, anchovies, or Mack Bites. Slow other species. A few largemouth bass are showing early in the mornings on reaction baits and topwater, but the bluegill and crappie are quiet. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: The lake is temporarily closed. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

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

Aug
06

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Very light fishing pressure continues. The action has been pretty good for the few shore and rental boat anglers fishing for largemouth bass and panfish. The bulk of the bass action has been on reaction baits early and late in the day on the points and off the dams. Baby bass, bluegill, and shad-patterned cranks, swimbaits, and topwater have been getting the most fish. The bluegill have been best on crickets, wax worms, or meal worms fished with a light weight to get them on the bottom in six to 25 feet of water. Almost no one is fishing stripers, but the occasional angler trolling white flies at the dams is still getting a few fish from four to six pounds or smaller fish on cut baits. The catfish bite is also neglected, with the best bite on nightcrawlers or cut baits in more of the shoreline fishing area. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels, but rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The bluegill and redear bite is fair to good around the island, Sail Cove, the launch area, and in the marina area on crickets, red worms, meal worms, wax worms, and small jigs. Most of the fish are in six to 18 feet of water with some fish up to a pound or better. Only a few redear showing in this bite. The largemouth bite is also fair along the south side of the lake, around the island, and in the launch cove with the fish right in the weeds and showing best on spinnerbaits and topwater. Most of the fish are three-pounders or smaller. The odd catfish continues to show in decent numbers in Power Cove and Sail Cove on cut baits or dough baits. The launch ramp will stay open throughout the summer. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) However, the recreation area will remain open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The catfish action continues very good, while the bluegill and bass remain fair. The cats have been best at Ramp 2, Catfish Alley, and all along the south shoreline on chicken liver, shrimp, and other cut baits with a lot of five to seven pounders. Ryan Gurling, Riverside, had three catfish to 13-1 on anchovies at the inlet, while Roger Davis, Perris, had cats at 12-2 and 7-14 fishing mackerel at Ramp No. 2. The stripers improved a little this week, especially at the inlet or buoy line on Scroungers, Flukes, or an Umbrella rig while slow trolling. Most of the fish are small, under two pounds, but some bigger fish are showing for fly trollers working in 10 feet or more of water. The bluegill bite is fair with some flurries of good action. The best bite has been in the east bay on red worms, crickets, or wax worms fished in 12 to 20 feet of water and on or near the bottom. Sean Surgener, Carlsbad, had a 1-2 bluegill. The largemouth bass have been showing on plastics and topwater on the outside edges of the weeds beds. Carp are very good, but they get little pressure. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Good catfish action continues for three to 10-pound fish, with an occasional bigger fish. All the shore fishing areas are pretty decent and boat anglers are doing even better. The best bite has been on frozen shad, shrimp, sardines, mackerel, anchovies, or Mack Bites. Slow other species. A few largemouth bass are showing early in the mornings on reaction baits and topwater, but the bluegill and crappie are quiet. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: The lake is temporarily closed. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

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

SAN JACINTO MOUNTAIN WATERS

LAKE HEMET: No report. DFW trout plant last week. Carp bowfishing is allowed Monday through Thursday but bow fishermen must check in first. Information: Lake Hemet campground 951-659-2680.

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

Jul
30

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Very light fishing pressure, but the action has been pretty good for the few shore and rental boat anglers fishing for largemouth bass and panfish. The bulk of the bass action has been on reaction baits early and late in the day on the points and off the dams. Baby bass, bluegill, and shad-patterned cranks, swimbaits, and topwater have been getting the most fish. The bluegill have been best on crickets, wax worms, or meal worms fished with a light weight to get them on the bottom in six to 25 feet of water. Almost no one is fishing stripers, but the occasional angler trolling white flies at the dams is still getting a few fish from four to six pounds or smaller fish on cut baits. Kevin Deemer, Hemet, landed a 6.83-pound striper. The catfish bite is also neglected, with the best bite on nightcrawlers or cut baits in more of the shoreline fishing area. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels, but rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The bluegill bite is fair to good around the island, the launch area, and in the marina area on crickets, red worms, meal worms, wax worms, and small jigs. Most of the fish are in six to 18 feet of water with some fish up to a pound or better. Only a few redear showing in this bite. The largemouth bite is also fair along the south side of the lake, around the island, and in the launch cove with the fish right in the weeds and showing best on spinnerbaits and topwater. Most of the fish are three-pounders or smaller. The odd catfish continues to show in decent numbers in Power Cove and Sail Cove on cut baits or dough baits. The launch ramp will stay open throughout the summer. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) However, the recreation area will remain open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The catfish action continues very good, while the bluegill and bass remain fair. The cats have been best at Ramp 2, Catfish Alley, and all along the south shoreline on chicken liver, shrimp, and other cut baits. Christopher Smuts, Laguna Niguel, had three catfish to 11-4 on chicken liver, while Anna Gonzalez, San Diego, had two cats to 10-2 on mackerel. The stripers improved a little this week, especially at the inlet or buoy line on anchovies or sardines fished early and late in the day. Rick Bryant, Murrieta, had two stripers o 9-1 fishing jerk baits at the inlet. The bluegill bite has been best in along the north shore on red worms, crickets, or wax worms fished in 12 to 20 feet of water and on or near the bottom. The largemouth bass have been showing on plastics and topwater on the outside edges of the weeds beds. Peter Ryan, Vista, had a five-pound largemouth off the south shore on a plastic worm. Carp are very good, but they get little pressure. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Good catfish action continues for three to 10-pound fish, with an occasional bigger fish. All the shore fishing areas are pretty decent and boat anglers are doing even better. The best bite has been on frozen shad, shrimp, sardines, mackerel, anchovies, or Mack Bites. Slow other species. A few largemouth bass are showing early in the mornings on reaction baits and topwater, but the bluegill and crappie are quiet. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: The lake is temporarily closed. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

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

Jul
16

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The bluegill and redear bite has been good in most of the shoreline fishing areas and for rental boat anglers. The fish are showing in four to 15 feet of water on nightcrawler pieces, red worms, meal worms, crickets, and small jigs tipped with a meal worm or other small bait. Most of the action is around structure. Robert Torres, Hemet, had a 1.29-pound bluegill and an 8.3-pound catfish fishing nightcrawlers from shore. Catfish are fair to good on cut baits, but getting little pressure. The fish are running from two to six pounds on average with some bigger fish showing. The largemouth bass bite is fair with fish to five pounds reported in the past week. The best bite has been on Senkos, drop-shotted plastics, and nightcrawlers fished on the points and off the dams. Stripers remain tough with the best bite near the dams on trolled white flies, swim baits, or shad-colored Flukes. Some fish also on cut baits. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels, but rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The bluegill bite is fair around the island and in the marina area on crickets, red worms, meal worms, wax worms, and small jigs. Most of the fish are in six to 18 feet of water with some fish up to a pound or better. Only a few redear showing in this bite. The largemouth bite is also fair along the south side of the lake, around the island, and in the launch cove on Flukes, drop-shot plastics, and nightcrawlers, and some big fish continue to show. Best this week was a 10-pounder caught by Steve Moua, Ontario, on a plastic worm. Catfish also continue to show in decent numbers in the east end on cut baits or stink baits. The launch ramp will stay open throughout the summer. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) However, the recreation area will remain open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The catfish and bluegill bites have remained the best bets here with pretty good action on both species. The catfish are showing best early and late in the day at Ramp No. 2 and coves all around the lake. The best bite has been on mackerel, anchovies, and chicken liver. Manny Coleman, San Diego, had two catfish and his best was a 12.9 pounder on a nightcrawler. Daisy Brendon, Murrieta, landed a 7.9-pound catfish on cut mackerel. The bluegill bite has been best in the east end, but smaller fish are showing all around the lake. The best bite has been on crickets or nightcrawler pieces. Richard Greer, Murrieta, had a 1.3-pound bluegill fishing across from the marina with a nightcrawler. The stripers improved this past week with fair action at the inlet or buoy line on anchovies or sardines fished early and late in the day. Also some surface boils most mornings now. The largemouth bass bite has also been slow to fair with a fair topwater and reaction bait bite early in the day. Carp are very good, but they get little pressure. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Good catfish action continues for three to 10-pound fish, with an occasional bigger fish. In fact, there was a 30-pound catfish caught this past week (and they will show you the head in the freezer at the public marina, if you want to see it). The cats are showing along the public shore fishing beach (La Laguna), the Elsinore West Marina area, and all over the lake for boat anglers. The best bite has been on frozen shad, shrimp, sardines, mackerel, anchovies, or Mack Bites. Slow other species. A few largemouth bass are showing early in the mornings on reaction baits and topwater, but the bluegill and crappie are quiet. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: The lake is temporarily closed. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

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

Jul
02

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Light fishing pressure with the boat ramp closed, but the bass bite has been fair for anglers fishing plastics in 20 to 30 feet of water off the points and along the dams. Also some good action early in the day on jerk baits. Most of the fish are one to two-pound class, but some fish to five pounds. The striped bass have improved with a fair number of fish showing at the two dams on swimbaits, trolled flies, and shad-colored Flukes. Catfish are getting little pressure, but the few anglers targeting the cats with cut baits and nightcrawlers are getting a decent number of 2-8 to five pound cats. Bluegill and redear are good, but most of the shallow fish are small, under three-quarter pounds, but a few bigger fish are showing from deeper water. Meal worms, wax worms, crickets, are all good baits, but small jigs are also getting fish. Makenna Liess, Redlands, landed a 2.06-pound redear. Rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The bluegill and redear bites are fair to good around the island on crickets, red worms, meal worms, wax worms, and small jigs. Most of the fish are in 12 to 25 feet of water with some fish up to a pound or better. Chris Hunt, Riverside, had 13 bluegill to a pound. The largemouth bite is fair to good along the south side of the lake on Flukes and nightcrawlers, and some big fish continue to show. Best this week was a nine-pounder caught by Christopher Ryan, Redlands, on a frog in the marina. Other species very slow. The launch ramp will stay open throughout the summer. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) However, the recreation area will remain open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The catfish bite has been good to excellent in all of the coves again through the past week. The cats are showing on cut baits (mostly chicken liver and anchovies) and nightcrawlers in five to 15 feet of water. Ralph Watson, Winchester, had a 10-pound catfish on anchovies at Ramp No. 2, while Christopher Smith, Murrieta, landed an 8.8-pound cat in the East Bay, also on anchovies. The striped bass bite improved over the past week with fair action and morning boils at the dam and inlet areas. Swimbaits, ripbaits, and topwater have been the best bets, but some fish also showing on chicken liver in deeper water. The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good in the mornings on frogs and surface baits early and then plastics, nightcrawlers, with some cranked fish. The bluegill bite slowed with just fair action this past week on meal worms, wax worms, and live crickets. Most are showing on bobber-suspended baits in six to 10 feet of water. Carp good, but getting little pressure. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Good catfish action continues for three to 10-pound fish, with an occasional bigger fish. The fish are still showing along the public shore fishing beach (La Laguna), the Elsinore West Marina area, and all over the lake for boat anglers. The best bite has been on frozen shad, sardines, anchovies, or Mack Bites. Slow other species. A few largemouth bass are showing early in the mornings on reaction baits and topwater. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: The lake is temporarily closed. Information: www.fishinglakes.com.

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

Jun
25

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Light fishing pressure with the boat ramp closed, but the bass bite has been fair for anglers fishing plastics in 20 to 30 feet of water off the points and along the dams. The best action is early and late in the day. Most of the fish are one to two-pound class, but some fish to five pounds. The striped bass have beem slow, but some fish are showing on cut baits in deeper water and a few on swimbaits early and late in the day. Catfish are good for the few anglers targeting the cats with cut baits and nightcrawlers and the average size has been from 2-8 to five pounds. Bluegill and redear are good, but most of the shallow fish are small, under three-quarter pounds, but a few bigger fish are showing from deeper water. Meal worms, wax worms, crickets, are all good baits, but small jigs are also getting fish. Rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The bluegill and redear bites are fair to good around the island on red worms, meal worms, wax worms, and small jigs. Most of the fish are in 12 to 25 feet of water with some fish up to a pound or better. The largemouth bite is fair along the north shore and at the water tower on plastics, and some big fish continue to show. Best this week was a 9.8-pounder landed by Christopher Mitchell, Redlands, on a plastic worm in the marina, while Ruben Vang, Moreno Valley, had a 6.2-pounder in Sail Cove, also on a plastic. Other species very slow. The launch ramp will stay open throughout the summer. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) However, the recreation area will remain open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The catfish bite has been good to excellent in all of the coves again through the past week. The cats are showing on cut baits and nightcrawlers in five to 10 feet of water, and there was a recent stock of cats at the launch ramp. Top fish this week was 10.9-pounder caught by James Swan, Escondido, on anchovies at Ramp No. 2. Bluegill have been fair to good across from the marina or East Bay. Most are showing on bobber-suspended baits in six to 10 feet of water. Robert Cassidy, Temecula, landed a 1.5-pound bluegill, while Gary Wright, Temecula, had a 1.4-pounder. The striped bass bite slowed more this past week with only a few fish showing in deep water at the inlet on chicken liver, anchovies. The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good in the mornings on frogs and surface baits early and then plastics, nightcrawlers, with some cranked fish. Carp good, but getting little pressure. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Good catfish action continues for three to 10-pound fish, with an occasional bigger fish. The fish are still showing along the public shore fishing beach (La Laguna), the Elsinore West Marina area, and all over the lake for boat anglers. The best bite has been on frozen shad or Mack Bites (or other cut baits). There is a fair bite on largemouth tight to shoreline on nightcrawlers, plastics, and cranks with the best action early in the mornings or late evenings. Crappie and bluegill remain very slow. 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, but there may be several ìspecial eventsî for the public during this closure. Information on these events will be on the website at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Catfish action has been fair to good after last week’s plant, especially for anglers fishing shrimp-based baits. Next plant will be July 3rd. The twice-monthly derbies are back, being held the Saturdays after the catfish plant. The derby this past Saturday was won by Ollie Hinex, Redlands, with a 5-5 cat to claim the $75 top prize. She is also on track with win the biggest catfish of the month prize, worth another $25. Most of fish caught during the derby were 2-8 to 3-8. There are tagged fish in each plant, and they are worth a free fishing permit, $25, or $50. There is also a monthly drawing for free fishing permit (anglers just add their name and phone number to the back of the permit and drop it off at the general store). There is still fair bass action for the catch-and-release anglers with the best action on plastics and topwater baits early in the day. Also a few bluegill showing. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: No recent DFW plants. 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.

Jun
11

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The largemouth bite has been good with a lot of fish two to three pounds, but relatively light pressure because of the boat ramp closure. Most of the action is in 20 to 30 feet of water on drop-shot plastics, but there is a brief early morning bite on topwater or reaction bites on the surface. The points are the top spots. Stripers remain inconsistent. A few rental boat anglers are getting into fish on swimbaits and cut baits near the dams, but few anglers are hurling swimbaits or trolling white flies. The bluegill bite has been pretty good on meal worms, wax worms, red worms, or small jigs under bobbers. A few redear and crappie in this action. No catfish or trout reports this past week. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels. Rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The bluegill and redear bites are good around the island on red worms, meal worms, wax worms, and small jigs. Most of the fish are in 12 to 25 feet of water with some fish up to a pound or better. The largemouth bite is fair along the north shore and at the water tower on plastics. A 10-pound fish was reported on a Senko. While few anglers are targeting catfish, a 19-8 was landed by Tommy Guylon, Riverside, on a curly-tail grub fished at the island rock pile. Other species very slow. The launch ramp will stay open throughout the summer. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) However, the recreation area will remain open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The catfish bite has been good to excellent in all of the coves again through the past week. The cats are showing on cut baits and nightcrawlers in five to 10 feet of water, and there was a recent stock of cats at the launch ramp. Kathy Reed, Temecula, had a pair of cats with an 8-9 her top fish. Both were landed on anchovies at Ramp No. 2. Trent Willis, Murrieta, had three cats to 6-7 on chicken livers, also at Ramp No. 2. The striped bass bite improved to fair this past week with a few fish showing at the inlet on chicken liver, anchovies, or trolled umbrella rigs or white flies. The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good in the mornings on frogs and surface baits early and then plastics, nightcrawlers, with some cranked fish. Peter Sanchez, Temecula, landed a seven-pound bass on a nightcrawler at the inlet. Other species very slow, with only a few bluegill showing on crickets. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Good catfish action continues for one- to three-pound fish and some bigger fish from five to 10 pounds. The fish are still showing along the public shore fishing beach (La Laguna), the Elsinore West Marina area, and all over the lake for boat anglers. The best bite has been on frozen shad or Mack Bites (or other cut baits). There is a fair bite on largemouth, and some bluegill are starting to be caught. Crappie slow. 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, but there may be several ìspecial eventsî for the public during this closure. Information on these events will be on the website at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Catfish action has been fair to good after last week’s plant, especially for anglers fishing shrimp-based baits. Next plant will arrive June 19 (next Friday). There are tagged fish in each plant, and they are worth a free fishing permit, $25, or $50. Monthly big catfish prize is $25. There is also a monthly drawing for a free fishing permit (anglers just add their name and phone number to the back of permit and drop it off at the general store). Weekend derbies will start in mid-June. Some nice bluegill are being caught, and a few bass are showing for the catch-and-release anglers. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: No recent DFW plants. 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.

Jun
05

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Light fishing pressure, but the bass bite has been fair to good with most of the fish in 20 to 30 feet of water and showing on plastics on the points. The stripers are still fair at best, but there has been some early and late action with swimbaits in the shoreline fishing areas and off the dams for rental boat anglers. A few on cut baits, too. Catfish slowed down with light pressure. The bluegill bite has really turned on with a lot of fish in less than 10 feet of water and showing on red worms and wax worms. Trout very slow with most of the fish sounding to deep water. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels. Rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The bass bite has been fair to good this past week with the best bite on plastics or nightcrawlers in marina cove, the west side, at the dam, and around Alessandro Island. Most of the fish are three pounds or under. Jimmy Ramil, Palm Springs, landed a six-pound bass on a watermelon plastic. The shad are up on the surface in the marina and around into Sail Cove morning mornings and the bass are chasing them. Bluegill and redear have finally started improving with the warmer weather and the fish are on beds all along the Bernasconi side of the lake. Good bite on red worms, meal worms, and wax worms with fish to two pounds reported. Trout, catfish, carp are all very slow. The 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 catfish bite has been good to excellent in all of the coves. The cats are showing on cut baits and nightcrawlers in five to 10 feet of water. Jimmy Diaz, Temecula, landed four catfish to 6-9 on anchovies in Catfish Alley. Tommy Michaels, Temecula, landed a 9-5 cat on chicken liver to two off his two fish stringer caught a Ramp No. 2. The striped bass bite has been slow with a few fish showing at the inlet on cut baits or on trolled white flies or umbrella rigs. Also some decent action at the outlet in the East Bay. The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good on plastics, nightcrawlers, with some fish on reaction baits. Lots of two-pound class fish, and Charlie Brumer, Carlsbad, landed a 7-6 largemouth on a nightcrawler in the east end. Trout fishing has been very slow with warming water temperatures and no trout plants for over a month and no reports of fish in the past week. The bluegill action is still slow with the best bite off the points on wax worms and meal worms fished alone or on small jigs. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Good catfish action continues for one- to three-pound fish and some bigger fish from five to 10 pounds. The fish are still showing along the public shore fishing beach (La Laguna), the Elsinore West Marina area, and all over the lake for boat anglers. The best bite has been on frozen shad or Mack Bites (or other cut baits). There is a fair bite on largemouth, and some bluegill are starting to be caught. Crappie slow. 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, but there may be several ”special events” for the public during this closure. Information on these events will be on the website at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: There was a catfish plant last week and another plant was going in this Friday. The bite has been fair to good on shrimp-based baits. There are tagged fish in each plant, and they are worth a free fishing permit, $25, or $50. Monthly big catfish prize is $25, and the May winner was Shermond Johnson, San Bernardino, with a 6-4 cat. There is also a monthly drawing for a free fishing permit (anglers just add their name and phone number to the back of permit and drop it off at the general store). Weekend derbies will start in mid-June. Some nice bluegill are being caught, and a few bass are showing for the catch-and-release anglers. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: No recent DFW plants. 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.

May
28

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Light fishing pressure, but the bass bite has been fair with most of the fish in 20 to 30 feet of water and showing on plastics on the points. The stripers are still fair at best, but there has been a litte more early and late action with the weather change this week with swimbaits a good bet on the shoreline areas and off the dams for rental boat anglers. A few on cut baits, too. Catfish slowed down with light pressure, and only a few bluegill and redear were reported. Trout very slow with most of the fish sounding to deep water. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels. Rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The bass bite has been fair to good this past week with the best bite on plastics or nightcrawlers in marina cove, the west side, at the dam, and around Alessandro Island. Most of the fish are three pounds or under, but Hoss Rucker, Grand Terrace, landed an 8-9 bass on a Power Worm in the marina. The shad are up on the surface in the marina and around into Sail Cove morning mornings and the bass are chasing them. Bluegill and redear have finally started improving with the warmer weather with a pretty good bite at the tire reef and increasing numbers in the marina on red worms and meal worms. Trout, catfish, carp are all very slow. The 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 catfish bite has really turned on in the past week with very good action in all of the coves. The cats are showing on cut baits and nightcrawlers in five to 10 feet of water. James Brooks, San Diego, had three catfish to 7-2 on anchovies at ramp No. 2, while Tina Gallo, Temecula, landed a 5-2 cat on chicken liver mid-lake. The striped bass bite has been slow with a few fish showing at the inlet on cut baits or on trolled white flies or umbrella rigs. The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good on plastics, nightcrawlers, with some fish on reaction baits. Lots of two-pound class fish. Trout fishing has been very slow with warming water temperatures and no trout plants for over a month, but a the odd fish continues to show up. Bryant Zobelle, Escondido, caught a 4-1 rainbow in Inlet Cove fishing a nightcrawler. The bluegill action is still slow with the best bite off the points on wax worms and meal worms fished alone or on small jigs. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Good catfish action continues for one- to three-pound fish and some bigger fish from five to 10 pounds. The fish are still showing along the public shore fishing beach (La Laguna), the Elsinore West Marina area, and all over the lake for boat anglers. The best bite has been on frozen shad or Mack Bites (or other cut baits). There is a fair bite on largemouth, and some bluegill are starting to be caught. Crappie slow. 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, but there may be several “special events” for the public during this closure. Information on these events will be on the website at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: There was a catfish plant three weeks ago and the bite has been fair to good on shrimp-based baits. The next plant is this Friday. There are tagged fish in each plant, and they are worth a free fishing permit, $25, or $50. Monthly big catfish prize is $25. There is also a monthly drawing for a free fishing permit (anglers just add their name and phone number to the back of permit and drop it off at the general store). Weekend derbies will start in mid-June. Some nice bluegill are being caught, and a few bass are showing for the catch-and-release anglers. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: No recent DFW plants. 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.

May
14

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The bass bite slowed way down over the past week with wildly fluctuating weather conditions. A few fish are showing in 20 to 40 feet of water off the points on a variety of plastics and swimbaits. Stripers have also been difficult with the best bite on stormy, windy days on big swimbaits. Some fish to 10 pounds. Alex Sedillo, Hemet, landed a 9.72-pound striper on a swimbait from shore. Few catfish or panfish reports this past week, but a few trout to four pounds have continued to be caught on inflated nightcrawlers, spinners, or spoons. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels. Rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The bass bite has been fair to good this past week with the best bite on plastics or nightcrawlers in marina cove and around Alessandro Island. Most of the fish are three pounds or under, but Joseph Glover, San Bernardino, had a 4-14 on live shad. The shad are up on the surface in the marina and around into Sail Cove morning mornings and the bass are chasing them. Bluegill and redear have been slow to fair with the best bite at the island, tire reef, and Sail Cove. Jigs tipped with crickets are the best bait, but a few on nightcrawlers and red worms. A few catfish are starting to show in the evenings on nightcrawlers or cut baits at Lots 11 and 12. There was a DFW trout plant two and four weeks ago, but the bite has been very slow. 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 striped bass bite has been fair with most of the action in 40 feet of water at the dam, inlet, and west of Ramp No. 2 on trolled white flies, swimbaits, cut baits, or nightcrawlers. Kristen Kalota, San Diego, had a 5-4 striper fishing a nightcrawler at the inlet. Catfish are also fair to good at Ramp No. 2, in the east end, and along the whole south shoreline. Best action on cut baits, including chicken liver, shrimp, anchovies, and mackerel. Tommy Miller, Temecula, had three cats to 7-2 on anchovies in the east end, while Caroline Matthews, Pomona, had two cats to six pounds on anchovies on the south shoreline. The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good showing on plastics, nightcrawlers, with some fish on reaction baits. Lots of two-pound class fish. Trout fishing has been slowed way down with warming water temperatures and no trout plants for three weeks. The bluegill action is still slow with the best bite off the points on wax worms and meal worms fished alone or on small jigs. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Good catfish action continues for one- to three-pound fish and some bigger fish from five to 10 pounds. The fish are still showing along the public shore fishing beach (La Laguna), the Elsinore West Marina area, and all over the lake for boat anglers. The best bite has been on frozen shad or Mack Bites (or other cut baits). There is a fair bite on largemouth, mostly in shallow water, and some bluegill are starting to be caught. Crappie slow. 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, but there may be several ìspecial eventsî for the public during this closure. Information on these events will be on the website at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: There was a catfish plant two weeks ago and the bite has been fair to good since on shrimp-based baits. The next plant will go in May 22. There are tagged fish in each plant, and they are worth a free fishing permit, $25, or $50. Monthly big catfish prize is $25. There is also a monthly drawing for a free fishing permit (anglers just add their name and phone number to the back of permit and drop it off at the general store). Weekend derbies will start in June. Some bluegill are being caught. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: DFW trout plants two 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.

Apr
30

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The bass bite is still pretty good but the fish are mostly in a post-spawn mode but still shallow in five to 15 feet of water along structure or suspended, mostly on the points. Swim baits, Senkos, plastic worms are all good baits. The striper bite is fair with only a few fish from three to six pounds this week along west dam and shoreline fishing areas on swimbaits and sardines. Trout have been fair after and a Mt. Lassen plant two weeks ago and DFW fish three two weeks ago. Best action on Roostertails, Kastmasters, and inflated nightcrawlers. Panfish remain good with bluegill and redear to two pounds reported at the dams and shoreline fishing areas on meal worms, wax worms, nightcrawlers, and small jigs. Also some nice crappie showing. Brody Richardson, 5, Moreno Valley, landed a 1-12 crappie on a meal worm. Few catfish reports. The launch ramp official closed last week 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 fair to good this past week with the best bite on plastics or nightcrawlers in marina cove and around Alessandro Island. Most of the fish are three pounds or under. Arthur Macilo, Long Beach, had three bass to four pounds fishing plastics. Bluegill and redear are fair with some flurries of good action, especially at the island, tire reef, and Sail Cove. Jigs tipped with crickets are the best bait, but a few on nightcrawlers and red worms. Rich Culpepper, Desert Hot Springs, had four bluegill to two pounds in the marina on nightcrawlers. There was a DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago. The trout bite has been slow along the west side of the lake from Sail Cove to parking lots 11 and 12 on PowerBait and Roostertails. Catfish slow. 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 catfish bite has broken open this week with the warm weather. Cut baits, especially chicken liver and anchovies, are getting a lot of fish at the dam, most coves, along the south shoreline, and by Ramp No. 2. Angel Vasquez, San Diego, had eight catfish to 12.2 pounds fishing chicken liver at Ramp 2. The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good showing on topwater, jerk baits, and other reaction baits on the points. Lots of two-pound class fish. Alex Cruz, Temecula, had a 4.2-pound bass on a nightcrawler. Trout fishing has been slowed to fair. The final county plant of the season was over a month ago, but the DFW planted trout last week and three weeks ago. The best bite has been at Ramp No. 2 on PowerBait, Mice Tails, trout jigs, and small spoons and spinners. Allison Norton, Redlands, landed three bass to 3.4 pounds on the north shore. 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 best on swimbaits or cut mackerel, chicken liver, or nightcrawlers. The bluegill action is slow with the best bite off the points on wax worms and meal worms fished alone or on small jigs. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: The catfish bite remains slowed a little with the weekend cold front, but the action was coming back on this week for one- to three-pound fish and some bigger fish from five to 10 pounds. The fish are still showing along the public shore fishing beach (La Laguna), the Elsinore West Marina area, and all over the lake for boat anglers. The best bite has been on frozen shad or Mack Bites (or other cut baits). Fly-lining the same baits is also a good bet. The crappie bite is still tough with only a few fish showing. There is a fair bite on largemouth, mostly in shallow water. 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, but there may be several ìspecial eventsî for the public during this closure. Information on these events will be on the website at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: There was a catfish plant last Friday with a pretty good bite over the weekend, especially on shrimp-based baits. Nick Novoa, Redlands, landed a 9.5-pounder fishing mackerel in the upper lake. The catch-and-release bass action remains pretty good. Brandon Gomez, Mentone, caught and released a five-pound class bass. The next catfish plant will go in May 8. There are tagged fish in each plant and they are worth a free fishing permit, $25, or $50. Monthly big catfish prize is $25. Some bluegill are being caught. The lake is under new management. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: DFW trout plants this 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.

Apr
23

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The bass bite is still pretty good but the fish are mostly in a post-spawn mode but still shallow in five to 15 feet of water along structure or suspended, mostly on the points. Swim baits, Senkos, plastic worms are all good baits. The striper bite is fair and improving with more fish from three to six pounds this week along west dam and shoreline fishing areas on swimbaits and sardines. Trout have been fair to good after and a Mt. Lassen plant last week and the DFW plant two weeks ago. Best action on Roostertails, Kastmasters, and inflated nightcrawlers. Mike Kelly, Valley Center, landed a 5-15 rainbow on a plastic worm. Panfish remain good with fish to two pounds reported at the dams and shoreline fishing areas on meal worms, wax worms, nightcrawlers, and small jigs. Few catfish reports. The launch ramp official closed Wednesday this week 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 fair this past week with the best bite on plastics or nightcrawlers. Most of the fish are three pounds or under. Moses Cabral, San Bernardino, landed a three-pound bass at the dam on a nightcrawlers, while Logan Laroche, Lake Elsinore, landed a 2-5 on a Robo Worm off the islands. Bluegill improved this week, especially at the island, tire reef, and along the north shore, but some fish are also showing in the marina. Also some redear showing in this bite. Nightcrawlers and red worms have been the best baits. Talton Gay, Inglewood, had a 1-8 bluegill on a red worm at the dam. There was a DFW trout plant last week. The trout bite has been slow to fair along the west side of the lake from Sail Cove to parking lots 11 and 12 on PowerBait and Roostertails. Catfish slow. 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 good with fish still mostly shallow. Plastics have been the best bet, but swim baits and small reaction baits are also getting fish. Chris Reves, Mira Loma, landed a 10-2 bass on a wacky-rigged Senko in the east end, while Ruben Casillas, Murrieta, had a five-pound bass on a plastic worm off the point by Ramp No. 2. Trout fishing has been slowed to fair. The final county plant of the season was four weeks ago, but the DFW added fish this week and two weeks ago. The best bite has been at Ramp No. 2 on PowerBait, Mice Tails, trout jigs, and small spoons and spinners. Jennifer Brady, Oceanside, had a 3-8 rainbow on PowerBait off the north shore. 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 best on swimbaits or cut mackerel or chicken liver. The bluegill action is slow with the best bite off the points 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 catfish bite remains good on one- to three-pound fish and some bigger fish from five to 10 pounds. The fish have moved up tight to the shoreline and are showing all along the public shore fishing beach (La Laguna), the Elsinore West Marina area, and all over the lake for boat anglers. The best bite has been on frozen shad or Mack Bites (or other cut baits) fished beneath a bobber on a three-foot leader. But the key is to keep the bait only 20 to 30 feet from shore so the bait is on or near the bottom. Fly-lining the same baits is also a good bet. The crappie bite is still tough with only a few fish showing. There is a fair bite on largemouth, mostly in shallow water. 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, but there will be several ìspecial eventsî for the public during this closure. Information on these events will be on the website at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Both lakes are slated to be stocked this Friday (April 24) with catfish, and the lakes are open to fishing the day of the plant. There was also a plant four weeks ago. Shrimp-based baits have been the best bet for the cats and the bite has been fair to good. There are tagged fish in each plant and they are worth a free fishing permit, $25, or $50. Monthly big catfish prize is $25. Bass are all catch-and-release and the bite has been fair to good in the middle lake, which is accessible by small boats and float tubes. Some bluegill are being caught. The lake is under new management. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: DFW trout plant last week and a plant is slated for next 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.

Apr
16

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The bass bite is still pretty good but the fish are mostly in a post-spawn mode but still shallow in five to 15 feet of water along structure or suspended, mostly on the points. Swim baits, Senkos, plastic worms are all good baits. Andy Acevedo, Murrieta, caught a 7-5 bass on a Lunker Plunker. The striper bite is fair and improving with more fish from three to six pounds this week along west dam and shoreline fishing areas on swimbaits and sardines. Lawrence Snell, Perris, caught a 9-4 striper on a nightcrawler at the east dam. Jonathan Williams, Hemet, landed an 8-11 on a swimbait off shore. Trout have been fair to good after and a Mt. Lassen plant was slated for Tuesday this week and DFW trout (including browns) went in last week. Best action on Roostertails, Kastmasters, and inflated nightcrawlers. Mike Kelly, Valley Center, landed a 5-15 rainbow on a plastic worm. Panfish remain good with fish to two pounds reported at the dams and shoreline fishing areas on meal worms, wax worms, nightcrawlers, and small jigs. Few catfish reports. The launch ramp official closed Wednesday this week 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 annual Tommy Thomas Kid’s Fishing Derby will be this Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. for kids 15 and under in Sail Cove. The event is free with the park entrance fee and includes a free barbecue lunch, prizes, and raffles for the kids. For more info on this event, call 951-940-5647. The bass bite has been fair this past week with the best bite on plastics or nightcrawlers. Bluegill improved this week, especially at the tire reef and along the north shore, but some fish are also showing in the marina. Also some redear showing in this bite. Nightcrawlers and red worms have been the best baits. There was a DFW trout plant this week. The trout bite has been slow to fair along the west side of the lake from Sail Cove to parking lots 11 and 12 on PowerBait and Roostertails. Catfish slow. 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 good with fish still mostly shallow. Plastics have been the best bet, but swim baits and small reaction baits are also getting fish. Hector Gonzalez, Pico Rivera, had a pair of bass to four pounds on nightcrawlers. Trout fishing has been slowed to fair. The final county plant of the season was three weeks ago, but the DFW added fish last week and is slated to put in another plant next week. The best bite has been at Ramp No. 2 on PowerBait, Mice Tails, trout jigs, and small spoons and spinners. Daniel Barrios, Moreno Valley, had three trout to four pounds fishing inflated nightcrawlers 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 best on swimbaits or cut mackerel or chicken liver. Steve Stark, Temecula, had three stripers to six pounds on shad at the inlet. The bluegill action is slow to fair with the best bite off the points 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 catfish bite remains good on one- to three-pound fish and some bigger fish from five to 10 pounds. The fish have moved up tight to the shoreline and are showing all along the public shore fishing beach (La Laguna), the Elsinore West Marina area, and all over the lake for boat anglers. The best bite has been on frozen shad or Mack Bites (or other cut baits) fished beneath a bobber on a three-foot leader. But the key is to keep the bait only 20 to 30 feet from shore so the bait is on or near the bottom. Fly-lining the same baits is also a good bet. The crappie bite is still tough with only a few fish showing. There is a fair bite on largemouth, mostly in shallow water. 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, but there will be several ìspecial eventsî for the public during this closure. Information on these events will be on the website at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: The first catfish plant of the season went in three weeks ago. Still pretty fair catfish action. The bass action is still good but the spawn in winding down. Bass are all catch-and-release. Some bluegill are beginning to show. Trout have slowed way down. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: DFW trout plants 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.

Apr
09

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The bass bite is still pretty good but the fish are mostly in a post-spawn mode but still shallow in five to 15 feet of water along structure or suspended, mostly on the points. Swim baits, Senkos, plastic worms are all good baits. The striper bite slowed down on the back side of the full moon, but a few fish to six pounds are still showing at the west dam and shoreline fishing areas on swimbaits and sardines. Trout have been fair to good after last week’s Mt. Lassen plant and DFW fish went in Tuesday this week (including browns). Next Lassen plant will be April 14. Lots of rainbows to six pounds showing on Roostertails and Kastmasters. Panfish remain good with fish to two pounds reported this past week at the dams and shoreline on meal worms, wax worms, nightcrawlers, and small jigs. Few catfish reports. 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 in late spawn mode with a lot of fish still shallow. Green and purple plastics have been the best. The water level is so low there is little shoreline structure, and the best action has been in the marina, off the dam, and the tire reef. The bluegill and redear bites are improving especially in the marina, the tire reef, the dam and off Bernasconi. Nightcrawlers and red worms have been the best baits. There was a DFW trout plant three weeks ago. The trout bite has been slow to fair along the west side of the lake from Sail Cove to parking lots 11 and 12 on PowerBait and Roostertails. Catfish slow. No striper reports. 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 good with fish still mostly shallow. Plastics have been the best bet, but swim baits and small reaction baits are also getting fish. Savannha and Ayden Walde, Oceanside, had three bass to six pounds, while Doug Golec, Temecula, had a four-pound bass. Trout fishing has been slowed to fair. The final county plant of the season was two weeks ago, but the DFW added fish this week and three weeks ago. The best bite has been at Ramp No. 2 on PowerBait, Mice Tails, trout jigs, and small spoons and spinners. Gabe Balcanu, Moreno Valley, had a three-pound rainbow on a nightcrawler. 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 good, showing on swimbaits or cut mackerel or chicken liver. The bluegill action is slow with the best bite off the points 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 catfish bite has been good on one- to three-pound fish and some bigger fish from five to 10 pounds. The fish have moved up tight to the shoreline and are showing all along the public shore fishing beach (La Laguna), the Elsinore West Marina area, and all over the lake for boat anglers. The best bite has been on frozen shad or Mack Bites (or other cut baits) fished beneath a bobber on a three-foot leader. But the key is to keep the bait only 20 to 30 feet from shore so the bait is on or near the bottom. Fly-lining the same baits is also a good bet. The crappie bite slowed way down with the fish moving out into eight to 12 feet of water and not biting. There is a fair bite on largemouth, mostly in shallow water. 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, but there will be several ìspecial eventsî for the public during this closure. Information on these events will be on the website at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: The first catfish plant of the season went in two weeks ago. Still pretty fair catfish action. The bass action is still good but the spawn in winding down. Bass are all catch-and-release. Some bluegill are beginning to show. Trout have slowed way down. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: DFW trout plan 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.