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Sep
18

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep
11

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The catfish bite has been very good but getting light fishing pressure. The best action has been at both dams, around the islands, and in most of the coves. Stink baits, cut mackerel, sardines, or anchovies are the best baits, but nightcrawlers are also working. Tom Kaltendach, Hemet, had three catfish from 10 to 11-6 on shrimp. The largemouth bass bite is fair with mostly fish under three pounds showing from 30 to 40 feet of water on plastics with some action closer to the surface early and late on Senkos and bluegill-like cranks. Striper remain surprisingly slow with few reports. The redear and bluegill bites are pretty good with a lot of fish reported on nightcrawlers and small jigs tipped with mearl worms. The dams, rock quarry, and near Restroom No. 2 are the best spots. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî at Diamond Valley are also allowed on Perris and Silverwood. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The largemouth bass action has been fair to good this past week with fish showing all over the lake, mostly chasing shad that are running along the shorelines. The topwater bite has been good in the mornings, and plastics and reaction baits the best in the evenings. The mid-day bite is pretty tough, however, with the fish sounding down into 20 to 30 feet of water. The bluegill and redear action remains fair in the east end, around the marina docks, in Sail Cove, and at the tire reef. The best bite has been on red worms, meal worms, nightcrawlers, and crickets. Wen Hsiao, Long Beach, have five bluegill to just under a pound on red worms in Sail Cove. A few catfish have been reported around the tire reef on mackerel and fresh bonito, but the crappie and trout have been no-shows this past week. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The catfish bite is good with quite a few fish topping five pounds. Best action on shrimp, chicken liver, mackerel, and sardines fished in Catfish Alley around rocks and tules. Alex Baringer, Rancho Cucamonga, landed an 8-5 catfish off the south shore on chicken liver, while Sharon Touilotte, Temecula, caught an eight-pounder on cut mackerel. The largemouth bite also remains fair on nightcrawlers, plastics, and reaction baits, and there has been some topwater action. Teri Brown, Long Beach, had a 4-2 bass on a nightcrawler off the south shore. The striper bite slowed again this past week with only a few fish showing at the dam on lug worms, sardines, mackerel, shad, and chicken liver. Bluegill and redear are slow, but an occasional quality fish continues to pop. Carp are very good on dough baits, and most are in less than 10 feet of water. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

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

CORONA: Very good catfish action with most pan-sized and showing on cut baits. Jose Delfin, Riverside, had five catfish totaling 13-10 using both nightcrawlers and mackerel fishing from shore at the dam. Daniel Fernandez, Carson, caught five catfish totaling 12 pounds using mackerel from a float tube. While few are targeting the bass, Santiago Hernandez, Corona, caught and released a nine-pound largemouth bass using a crank bait from a float tube. Corona is being planted twice a week with both catfish and tilapia. There is also night fishing every Friday and Saturday night. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: There has been a good catfish bite since the plant two weeks ago with a lot of 1-8 to 2-8 catfish landed on the usual array of cut baits, nightcrawlers, and hot dogs. There were also a number of tagged with worth up to $50 each in this plant and most still remain. Don Empey, Calimesa, landed a 3-7 cat on a mackerel-nightcrawler combo. The bass action also remains fair and are catch-and-release only. Lots of two-pound class fish on topwater, reaction baits, and plastic worms early and late in the day. Bluegill fair to good, but most small. Information: 909-795-0171.

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

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

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

Sep
04

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The largemouth bass bite has been fair with some flurries of good topwater action early and late in the day. Most of the fish are two to four pounds and showing in 25 to 35 feet of water on drop-shot plastics in purple, brown, or pink. Senkos and Creature Baits are also good bets. The striper bite has been very tough again this past week with only a few fish showing on bluegill-like swimbaits on top or trolled flies. Catfish are fair to good but getting little fishing pressure. Cut baits off the mail lake points and mouths of the bays and coves have been the best bet. Most are quality fish from four to six pounds with some bigger. The bluegill and redear action is fair with the bite best on smaller fish on crickets, wax worms, meal worms, red worms, and nightcrawlers. A few one-pound class fish. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî at Diamond Valley are also allowed on Perris and Silverwood. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The largemouth bass action has been fair to good this past week with fish showing all over the lake, mostly chasing shad that are running along the shorelines. The topwater bite has been good in the mornings, and plastics and reaction baits the best in the evenings. The mid-day bite is pretty tough, however, with the fish sounding down into 20 to 30 feet of water. Zack Norris, Riverisde, landed a 10-5 bass on a swimbait in marina cove. The bluegill and redear action remains fair in the east end, around the marina docks, and at the tire reef. The best bite has been on red worms, meal worms, nightcrawlers, and crickets. Charles Lee, Moreno Valley, had 10 bluegill to a pound on red worms off the marina docks. A few catfish have been reported around the tire reef on mackerel and fresh bonito, but the crappie and trout have been no-shows this past week. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The striper bite is fair on two to five pound class fish, but few bigger fish this past week. The best action has been at the dam. Lug worms, sardines, mackerel, shad, and chicken liver are the top baits. The catfish bite is good with quite a few fish topping five pounds. Best action on shrimp, chicken liver, mackerel, and sardines fished in Catfish Alley around rocks and tules. Dan Ortiz, Temecula, landed a 10-5 bass on chicken liver off the south shore, while Roni Braxton, Long Beach, had a 9-9 off launch ramp No. 2 on chicken liver. There was a catfish plant last week. The largemouth bite also remains fair on nightcrawlers, plastics, and reaction baits, and there has been some topwater action. Bluegill and redear are slow, but an occasional quality fish continues to pop. Carp are very good on dough baits, and most are in less than 10 feet of water. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

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

CORONA: No report. Corona is being planted twice a week with both catfish and tilapia. There is also night fishing every Friday and Saturday night. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: There has been a good catfish bite since the plant last Friday with a lot of 1-8 to 2-8 catfish landed on the usual array of cut baits, nightcrawlers, and hot dogs. There were also a number of tagged with worth up to $50 each in this plant and most still remain. The bass action also remains fair and are catch-and-release only. Lots of two-pound class fish on topwater, reaction baits, and plastic worms early and late in the day. Bluegill fair to good, but most small. Information: 909-795-0171.

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

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

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

Aug
28

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The largemouth bass bite has been fair with some flurries of good topwater action early and late in the day. Most of the fish are two to four pounds and showing in 25 to 35 feet of water on drop-shot plastics in purple, brown, or pink. Senkos and Creature Baits are also good bets. The striper bite has been very tough this past week with only a few fish showing on bluegill-like swimbaits on top or trolled flies. Catfish are fair to good but getting little fishing pressure. Cut baits off the mail lake points and mouths of the bays and coves have been the best bet. Most are quality fish from four to six pounds with some bigger. The bluegill and redear action is fair with the bite best on smaller fish on crickets, wax worms, meal worms, red worms, and nightcrawlers. A few one-pound class fish. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî at Diamond Valley are also allowed on Perris and Silverwood. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The largemouth bass action was good this past week with fish showing all over the lake, mostly chasing shad that are running along the shorelines. The topwater bite has been good in the mornings, and plastics and reaction baits the best in the evenings. The mid-day bite is pretty tough, however, with the fish sounding down into 20 to 30 feet of water. Quincy Doe, Perris, had a 3-8 bass on a topwater in the marina. The bluegill and redear action remains fair in the east end, around the marina docks, and at the tire reef. The best bite has been on red worms, meal worms, nightcrawlers, and crickets, but the weed beds are getting thick and hampering fishing. A few catfish have been reported around the tire reef on mackerel and fresh bonito, but the crappie and trout have been no-shows this past week. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The striper bite is fair to good on two to five pound class fish, but few bigger fish this past week. The best action has been at the inlet where the water has been flowing. Llug worms, sardines, mackerel, shad, and chicken liver are the top baits. The catfish bite is good with quite a few fish topping five pounds. Best action on shrimp, chicken liver, mackerel, and sardines fished in Catfish Alley around rocks and tules. James Harris, Lake Elsinore, had a nine-pound cat on cut mackerel. There will be a catfish plant this Friday. Bluegill and redear are slow, but an occasional quality fish continues to pop. The largemouth bite also remains fair on nightcrawlers, plastics, and reaction baits, and there has been some topwater action. Carp are very good on dough baits, and most are in less than 10 feet of water. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

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

CORONA: Good catfish action with a lot of quality limits showing for anglers fishing mackerel, shrimp, and chicken liver. Corona is being planted twice a week with both catfish and tilapia. There is also night fishing every Friday and Saturday night. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Catfish plant slated for Friday this week in time for the holiday weekend. The catfish action has slowed way down before the plant, but Juan Flores, Mira Loma, had two cats to 3-8 on garlic worms. The bass remain fair and are catch-and-release only. Lots of two-pound class fish on topwater, reaction baits, and plastic worms early and late in the day. Bluegill fair to good, but most small. Information: 909-795-0171.

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

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

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

Aug
21

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The largemouth bass bite has been fair with some flurries of good topwater action early and late in the day. Most of the fish are two to four pounds and showing in 25 to 35 feet of water on drop-shot plastics in purple, brown, or pink. Senkos and Creature Baits are also good bets. The striper bite has been very tough this past week with only a few fish showing on bluegill-like swimbaits on top or trolled flies. Catfish are fair to good but getting little fishing pressure. Cut baits off the mail lake points and mouths of the bays and coves have been the best bet. Most are quality fish from four to six pounds with some bigger. The bluegill and redear action is fair to good with the bite best on smaller fish on crickets, wax worms, meal worms, red worms, and nightcrawlers. A few one-pound class fish. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî at Diamond Valley are also allowed on Perris and Silverwood. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The largemouth bass action was good this past week with fish showing all over the lake, mostly chasing shad that are running along the shorelines. The topwater bite has been good in the mornings, and plastics and reaction baits the best in the evenings. The mid-day bite is pretty tough, however, with the fish sounding down into 20 to 30 feet of water. The bluegill and redear action remains fair in the east end, around the marina docks, and at the tire reef. The best bite has been on red worms, meal worms, nightcrawlers, and crickets, but the weed beds are getting thick and hampering fishing. A few catfish have been reported around the tire reef on mackerel and fresh bonito, but the crappie and trout have been no-shows this past week. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The striper bite is fair to good on two to five pound class fish, but few bigger fish this past week. The fish are showing off Ramp No. 2 and at the dam, but the inlet has been the hot spot on lug worms, sardines and chicken liver in about 40 feet of water. Heidi Sullivan, Riverside, landed a 7-11 striper on a nightcrawler near the dam. The catfish bite is good with quite a few fish topping five pounds. Best action on shrimp, chicken liver, mackerel, and sardines fished in Catfish Alley around rocks and tules. Erik Kear, Temecula, had an 11-pound cat on chicken liver off the south shore. There will also be a catfish plant Aug. 29. Bluegill and redear are slow, but an occasional quality fish continues to pop. The largemouth bite also remains fair on nightcrawlers, plastics, and reaction baits, and there has been some topwater action. Carp are very good on dough baits, and most are in less than 10 feet of water. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

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

CORONA: Good catfish action with a lot of quality limits showing for anglers fishing mackerel, shrimp, and chicken liver. Corona is being planted twice a week with both catfish and tilapia. There is also night fishing every Friday and Saturday night. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Catfish action has been slow. The bass remain fair and are catch-and-release only. Lots of two-pound class fish on topwater, reaction baits, and plastic worms early and late in the day. Bluegill fair to good, but most small. Information: 909-795-0171.

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

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

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

Aug
14

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The largemouth bass bite has been fair with some flurries of good topwater action early and late in the day. Most of the fish are two to four pounds and showing in 25 to 35 feet of water on drop-shot plastics in purple, brown, or pink. Senkos and Creature Baits are also good bets. The striper bite has been very tough this past week with only a few fish showing on bluegill-like swimbaits on top or trolled flies. Catfish are fair to good but getting little fishing pressure. Cut baits off the mail lake points and mouths of the bays and coves have been the best bet. Most are quality fish from four to six pounds with some bigger. The bluegill and redear action is fair to good with the bite best on smaller fish on crickets, wax worms, meal worms, red worms, and nightcrawlers. A few one-pound class fish. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî at Diamond Valley are also allowed on Perris and Silverwood. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The largemouth bass action was good this past week with fish showing all over the lake. The topwater bite has been good in the mornings, and plastics and reaction baits the best in the evenings. The mid-day bite is pretty tough, however, with the fish sounding down into 20 to 30 feet of water. Top fish reported was an 8-9 landed by Neal Osborn, Hemet, on a black and purple plastic worm off Lot 1. The bluegill and redear action remains fair in the east end, around the marina docks, and at the tire reef. The best bite has been on red worms, meal worms, nightcrawlers, and crickets, but the weed beds are getting thick and hampering fishing. A few catfish have been reported around the tire reef on mackerel, but the crappie and trout have been no-shows this past week. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The striper bite is fair to good on two to five pound class fish, but few bigger fish this past week. The fish are showing off Ramp No. 2 and at the dam, but the inlet has been the hot spot on lug worms, sardines and chicken liver in about 40 feet of water. The catfish bite is good with quite a few fish topping five pounds. Best action on shrimp, chicken liver, mackerel, and sardines fished in Catfish Alley around rocks and tules. Best cat reported was a 15-7 landed by Greg Mobley, Long Beach, on fresh bonita in the east end. James McMaster, Lake Elsinore, landed cats at nine and six pounds on chicken livers at the dam. Bluegill and redear are slow to fair, but some quality fish continue to show for good anglers fishing small jigs or red worms along the north shore. The largemouth bite also remains fair on nightcrawlers, plastics, and reaction baits, and there has been some topwater action. Carp are very good on dough baits, and most are in less than 10 feet of water. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

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

CORONA: Very good catfish action with a lot of quality limits showing for anglers fishing mackerel, shrimp, and chicken liver. Top fish was a 14-1 landed by Ed John, Corona, on mackerel at the dam. Patrick Boone, Hesperia, have five cats totaling 29-10 on beef liver, while Louis Lopez, Azusa, landed seven cats that went 25-11. Corona is being planted twice a week with both catfish and tilapia. There is also night fishing every Friday and Saturday night. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Catfish action has been slow, but a 7-1 channel was landed by Gus Banuelos, Redlands, fishing chicken breast meat in the upper lake. The bass remain fair and are catch-and-release only. Lots of two-pound class fish on topwater, reaction baits, and plastic worms early and late in the day. Bluegill fair to good, but most small. Information: 909-795-0171.

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

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

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

Jul
31

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The largemouth bass bite has been fair with some flurries of good topwater action early and late in the day. Most of the fish are two to four pounds and showing in 25 to 35 feet of water on drop-shot plastics in purple, brown, or pink. Senkos and Creature Baits are also good bets. The striper bite has been very tough this past week with only a few fish showing on bluegill-like swimbaits on top or trolled flies. Catfish are fair to good but getting little fishing pressure. Cut baits off the mail lake points and mouths of the bays and coves have been the best bet. Most are quality fish from four to six pounds with some bigger. The bluegill and redear action is fair to good with the bite best on smaller fish on crickets, wax worms, meal worms, red worms, and nightcrawlers. A few one-pound class fish. Leticia Soto, 13, Hemet, landed a 1.29-pound bluegill on a nightcrawler. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî at Diamond Valley are also allowed on Perris and Silverwood. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The largemouth bass action was good this past week with fish showing all over the lake. The topwater bite has been good in the mornings, and plastics and reaction baits the best in the evenings. The mid-day bite is pretty tough, however. Top fish reported was a 6-5 caught by Andrew Reyes, Riverside, on a Senko, while Lance Ashby, Moreno Valley, landed a 5-9 on a drop-shot plastic around the marina docks. Chris Mitchell, Redlands, had three bass to four pounds on jerkbaits at the dam and marina areas. The bluegill and redear action remains fair to good in the east end, around the marina docks, and at the tire reef. The best bite has been on red worms, nightcrawlers, and crickets. A few catfish have been reported around the tire reef on mackerel, but the crappie and trout have been no-shows this past week. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The striper bite is fair to good on two to five pound class fish, but few bigger fish this past week. The fish are showing off Ramp No. 2 and at the dam, but the inlet has been the hot spot this week on lug worms, sardines and chicken liver in about 40 feet of water. The catfish bite is fair to good with quite a few fish topping five pounds but little fishing pressure. Best action on shrimp, chicken liver, mackerel, and sardines fished in Catfish Alley around rocks and tules. Chad Miller, Murrieta, had a 15-pound cat, while Robert Chavez, Corona, landed an 8-8 to top off his three-fish stringer. Bluegill and redear are slow to fair, but some quality fish continue to show for good anglers fishing small jigs or red worms along the north shore. Patrick Thomas, Oceanside, had two bluegill to 1-8 on wax worms in the marina area. The largemouth bite also remains fair on nightcrawlers, plastics, and reaction baits, and there has been some topwater action. Carp are very good on dough baits, and most are in less than 10 feet of water. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

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

CORONA: There continues to be a fair to good catfish bite. Mike Bradshaw, Riverside, caught 12 catfish totaling 40 pounds, with his best a six-pounder, and all on mackerel. Bob Frazier, Corona, caught five catfish totaling 17-8 using the marshmallow-meal worm combo soaked in Eagle Claw gravy at the boat dock. Richard Johnson, Temecula, had the best fish of the week at 11-4 on fresh shrimp. The fourth qualifying tournament for the 2014 Slay Fest Championship will August 9. Corona is being planted twice a week with both catfish and tilapia. There is also night fishing every Friday and Saturday night. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Catfish action has been fair with most diligent anglers getting at least a fish or two. Most are two to three pounds and the best bite has been on hot dogs, mackerel, and velveeta cheese. Dominic Schrader, Redlands, had a 3-14 cat on mackerel. The bass remain fair and are catch-and-release only. Lots of two-pound class fish on topwater, reaction baits, and plastic worms early and late in the day. Bluegill fair to good, but most small. Information: 909-795-0171.

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

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

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

Jul
17

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The largemouth bass bite has been fair with some flurries of good topwater action early and late in the day. Most of the fish are two to four pounds and showing in 15 to 35 feet of water on drop-shot plastics. Senkos and Creature Baits are also good bets. The striper bite is fair on bait drifted in deeper water, but the surface action on boiling fish is a better bet early and late in the day. Vern Galliher, Hemet, landed a 13.1-pound striper trolling a white fly along the west dam. Catfish are fair to good but getting little fishing pressure. Cut baits off the mail lake points and mouths of the bays and coves have been the bet bet. Most are quality fish from four to six pounds with some bigger. The bluegill and redear action is slow to fair with the bite best on smaller fish on crickets, wax worms, meal worms, red worms, and nightcrawlers. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî at Diamond Valley are also allowed on Perris and Silverwood. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The largemouth bass action was good this past week with fish showing all over the largemouth. The topwater bite has been good in the mornings, and plastics and reaction baits the best in the evenings. The mid-day bite is pretty tough, however. Mia Clemons, Rialto, had two bass to 2-8 on drop shot plastics at the dam. The bluegill and redear action remains fair to good in the east end, around the marina docks, and at the tire reef. The best bite has been on wax worms, crickets, and red worms along or on a small jig. Chauncy Teenel, San Bernardino, had 22 bluegill to 1-10 off the Bernasconi shoreline on red worms. Charles Lee, Moreno Valley, had 17 bluegill and redear to 1-8 on crickets off the marina docks. A few catfish have been reported around the tire reef on mackerel, but the crappie and trout have been no-shows this past week. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The striper bite is fair to good on two to five pound class fish, but some bigger fish. The fish are showing off Ramp No. 2, at the dam, and the inlet and there have been a lot of boiling fish on top this past week. The best action has been on cut baits and lug worms for the bait anglers and smaller swimbaits or jerkbaits when the fish are on the surface. David Styles, Sylmar, landed a 10-pound striper on a lug worm at the dam. The largemouth bite also remains fair on nightcrawlers, plastics, and reaction baits, and there has been some topwater action. Gary Smith, Winchester, landed a five-pound largemouth on a plastic worm. The bluegill and redear bites have remained just fair with the heat and the fish have moved to deeper water. Best action has been in the east end on red worms, wax worms, and nightcrawler pieces. The catfish bite is fair to also good with quite a few fish topping five pounds but little fishing pressure, and there was a plant scheduled for this week. Best action on chicken liver, mackerel, and sardines. Erik Kear, Long Beach,landed an 11-pound catfish on anchovies at the dam. Carp are very good on dough baits, and most are in less than 10 feet of water. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: The catfish bite just won’t slow down with continued good action. A lot of the fish are still from six to eight pounds with some bigger. Cut baits working the best. The carp bite is fair to good on dough baits or corn. The bite on bass, crappie, and bluegill, is slow and there have been no wiper reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Good catfish action with a few quality fish. Mike Bradshaw, Pomona, had six catfish that weighed 28 pounds with his best fish a 15-pounder. Alec Valcenciano, Riverside, had five catfish totaling 17-10 with the best a five-pounder. James Thompson, Riverside, had a pair of cats at 5-5 and four pounders. The best bite has been on shrimp, mackerel, and chicken liver. Corona is being planted twice a week with both catfish and tilapia. There is also night fishing every Friday and Saturday night. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Catfish plant last week improved the bite on the whiskerfish with a lot of two to three pounders showing. Best action on hot dog chunks, mackerel, and nightcrawlers. The bass remain fair and are catch-and-release only. Lots of two-pound class fish on topwater, reaction baits, and plastic worms early and late in the day. Bluegill fair to good, but most small. Information: 909-795-0171.

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

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

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

Jul
10

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: The largemouth bass bite has been fair with some flurries of good topwater action early and late in the day. Most of the fish are two to four pounds and showing in 15 to 35 feet of water on drop-shot plastics. Senkos and Creature Baits are also good bets. The striper bite is fair on bait drifted in deeper water, but the surface action on boiling fish is a better bet early and late in the day. Catfish are fair to good but getting little fishing pressure. Cut baits off the mail lake points and mouths of the bays and coves have been the bet bet. Most are quality fish from four to six pounds with some bigger. The bluegill and redear action is slow to fair with the bite best on smaller fish on crickets, wax worms, meal worms, red worms, and nightcrawlers. 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 panfish and bass bites have continued good in spite of the heat. The bluegill and redear are fair to good off the points in the Bernasconi Beach area and around the island. Crickets, meal worms, wax worms and red worms are still the top baits and the quality fish continue to be caught. The bass are good and showing all around the lake on drop-shot plastics and reaction baits with the best bite early and late in the day. Most under three pounds, but Nate Dray, Riverside, had five largemouth to 6-8 on plastics in the marina. Lance Ashley, Moreno Valley, landed a 5-9 largemouth. The catfish bite continues here with some good catfish being reported around the tire reef and off the island. 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 striper bite is fair to good on two to five pound class fish, but some bigger fish. The fish are showing off Ramp No. 2, at the dam, and the inlet and there have been a lot of boiling fish on top this past week. Pierre Scoggins, Temecula, had an eight-pound striper on anchovies at the inlet. The largemouth bite also remains fair on nightcrawlers, plastics, and reaction baits, and there has been some topwater action. Brandon Miller, Murrieta, had a five-pound bass on a purple RoboWorm. The bluegill and redear bites have slowed with the heat and the fish have moved to deeper water. There are still some panfish showing in 15 to 30 feet or more of water with the best bite early and late in the day on wax worms, meal worms, red worms, or small jigs tipped with one of those baits. The catfish bite is fair to also good with quite a few fish topping five pounds but little fishing pressure, and there was a plant last week. Best action on chicken liver, mackerel, and sardines. Carp are very good on dough baits, and most are in less than 10 feet of water. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: The catfish bite just won’t slow down with continued good action. A lot of the fish are still from six to eight pounds with some bigger. Cut baits working the best. The carp bite is fair to good on dough baits or corn. The bite on bass, crappie, and bluegill, is slow and there have been no wiper reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Good catfish action and quite a few nice fish reported since the plant of trophy fish last week. Tops was a 14-pounder landed by Mike Johnson, Corona, on a nightcrawler soaked in Eagle Claw Gravy. The second qualifying tournament for the 2014 Slay Fest Championship will be 5 p.m. July 12. Corona is being planted twice a week with both catfish and tilapia. There is also night fishing every Friday and Saturday night. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Catfish plant last week improved the bite on the whiskerfish with a lot of two to three pounders showing. Best action on hot dog chunks, mackerel, and nightcrawlers. Cherri Harriston, Beaumont, landed a 4-5 cat from the upper lake on a nightcrawlers. The bass remain fair and are catch-and-release only. Lots of two-pound class fish on topwater, reaction baits, and plastic worms early and late in the day. Bluegill fair to good, but most small. Information: 909-795-0171.

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

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

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

Jun
27

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Continued fair to good bass action with most of the fish in 15 to 30 feet of water and showing on drop-shot plastics, especially in pink and purple. Senkos and Creature baits also producing fish. There is also pretty good topwater or reaction bait action early and late in the day. The striped bass are still fair on trolled flies or on drifted cut baits. Some topwater early and late. The catfish have been improving steadily with some good action on cut baits in most of the coves. The bluegill and redear are pretty good with some quality fish showing on crickets, red worms, wax worms, and nightcrawler pieces. Most are under a pound, but fish over a pound are showing each week. Other species have been 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 panfish and bass bites have continued good. The bluegill and redear slowed a little from excellent to just fair to good and the best action has been the points in the Bernasconi Beach area and around the island. Crickets, meal worms, wax worms and red worms are still the top baits and the quality fish continue to be caught. Lorenzo Martinez, Moreno Valley, had 10 bluegill to 1.9 pounds on crickets off the marina docks. The bass are good and showing all around the lake on drop-shot plastics and reaction baits with the best bite early and late in the day. Nate Dray, riverside, had a seven-pound bass off the marina rocks on a topwater bait. Martin Salsbury, Beaumont, caught a 6.6-pounder on a Robo Worm off one of the marina points. No reports on other species. 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 bluegill and redear bites are good in six to 20 feet of water in most of the coves and around reeds. Some fish are moving deeper with the warm weather. Best action on wax worms, meal worms, red worms, or small jigs tipped with one of those baits. The catfish bite is also good with quite a few fish topping five pounds. Next catfish plant set for July 3. Christina Miller, Temecula, had a six-pound catfish on chicken liver in Catfish Alley. The striper bite is fair to good on two to five pound class fish, but some bigger fish. The fish are showing off Ramp No. 2, at the dam, and the inlet. Seng Tong, Murrieta, caught 24 stripers to eight pounds on chicken liver at the inlet. The largemouth bite also remains fair on nightcrawlers, plastics, and reaction baits, and there has been some topwater action. Keith Vanhoosen, Murrieta, landed a two-pound bass on a plastic lizard. Carp are very good on dough baits, and most are in less than 10 feet of water. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: The catfish bite remains good with a lot of good fish from six to 10 pounds. Shad remains the best bait, but some are showing on cut mackerel and shrimp, too. The carp bite has also turned on with the hot weather and the best action has been on dough baits or corn. The bite on bass, crappie, and bluegill, is still slow and there have been no wiper reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Good catfish action with some impressive stringers reported. Dave Berry, Wildomar, had 13 cats totaling 29 pounds with his best a 4-8. He was using Whoopass Catfish Bait from a boat. Steven Rozco, Norco, had five cats for 14-8 total, while Lew and Cox Freadgreen, Victorville, landed seven catfish for a total of 14-12. The second qualifying tournament for the 2014 Slay Fest Championship will be 5 p.m. July 12. Corona is being planted twice a week with both catfish and tilapia. There is also night fishing every Friday and Saturday night. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Catfish plant set for July 3. The catfish bite has remained fair with quite a few two to three pounder showing. Kirby Warner, Beaumont, had a 4-3 cat from the upper lake on a hot dog chunk. The bass remain fair and are catch-and-release only. Lots of two-pound class fish on topwater, reaction baits, and plastic worms early and late in the day. Bluegill fair to good, but most small. Information: 909-795-0171.

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

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

JEAN’S CHANNEL CATS: Catfish action has been good with the most recent plant two weeks ago. Anchovies have been the top bait, but the mackerel and nightcrawlers are also good. The lake is now open seven days a week. Monday through Thursday is 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.

Jun
19

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Continued good bass action with most of the fish in 10 to 20 feet of water and showing on drop-shot plastics, especially in pink and purple. Senkos and crankbaits are also producing fish. The striped bass are still fair on trolled flies or on drifted cut baits. Some topwater early and late. The Catfish have been improving steadily with some good action on cut baits in most of the coves. Curtis Hoyt, Hemet, landed a 9.78-pound cat from the shore on a nightcrawler. The bluegill and redear are pretty good with some quality fish showing on crickets, red worms, wax worms, and nightcrawler pieces. Most are under a pound, but Edgar Sanchez, Hemet, had two bluegill and a redear totaling 3.32 pounds and the biggest was the redear at 1.39 pounds. Other species have been 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 panfish and bass bites have continued good. The bluegill and redear are best off the island and along the south shoreline on crickets, meal worms, wax worms and red worms with fish to two pounds. Most action in six to 20 feet. George Flores, Highland, had 18 bluegill topped off with a 1.8 pounder, all on crickets and red worms off the front side of the island. The bass bite has been good on drop-shot plastics and reaction baits with the best bite early and late in the day. With a little help from his grandfather CJ, Patrick Mulcahy, Garden Grove, landed seven bass off the north side of the island on Senkos and jigs. A few more catfish have been reported with the warm weather. Anthony Reyes, Fontana, had two cats to 10.2 pounds fishing mackerel off the east end of the island. Trout slow. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The bluegill and redear bites are fair to good in six to 20 feet of water in most of the coves and around reeds. Some fish are moving deeper with the warm weather. Best action on wax worms, meal worms, red worms, or small jigs tipped with one of those baits. The catfish bite is also good with quite a few fish topping five pounds. Catfish plants set to beging June 20. The striper bite is fair on two to five pound class fish, but a 15-pound was reported this past week. The fish are showing off Ramp No. 2 and at the dam. The largemouth bite also remains fair on nightcrawlers, plastics, and reaction baits, and there has been some topwater action. Carp are very good on dough baits, and most are in less than 10 feet of water. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: The catfish bite remains good with a lot of good fish from six to 10 pounds. Shad remains the best bait, but some are showing on cut mackerel and shrimp, too. The carp bite has also turned on with the hot weather and the best action has been on dough baits or corn. The bite on bass, crappie, and bluegill, is still slow and there have been no wiper reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Good catfish action this past week and a number of bigger cats were landed after the bonus plant of trophy fish last week. Hoang Mai, Corona, had cats at 16-8 and 15 pounds on mackerel from a boat. Bill Hunt, Riverside, caught 10 catfish totaling 31 pounds, and his largest weighed in at eight pounds, all on fresh shrimp scented with Lip Ripperz Love Saunce while fishing from shore at JD’s point. Most of the fish are running two to three pounds. Corona is being planted twice a week with both catfish and tilapia. There is also night fishing every Friday and Saturday night. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Catfish plant was four weeks ago and the action has been pretty fair with most anglers getting two or three fish each. The bass remain fair and are catch-and-release only. Lots of two-pound class fish on reaction baits and plastic worms. 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: No report. The lake is open Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays. No catch and release allowed. No state fishing license required. Information: 951-679-6562.

Jun
12

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: There was a lull in the overall action this past week, but the bite has been improving early this week as we move into the full moon. Stripers are still showing on trolled white flies and drifting cut baits. Some topwater action early and late. The largemouth bass are fair in 10 to 20 feet of water, mostly on plastics, nightcrawlers, and small swimbaits. Surface algae is a problem. Catfish improving on cut baits with some decent reports in the bays on cut baits. The bluegill and redear are pretty good on nightcrawler pieces, red worms, crickets, and wax worms. Most are under a pound and showing in six to 20 feet of water. No trout reports. 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 panfish and bass bites have continued good. The bluegill and redear are best off the island and along the south shoreline on crickets, meal worms, wax worms and red worms with fish to two pounds. Most action in about 10 feet. The bass bite has been good on drop-shot plastics and reaction baits with the best bite early and late in the day. Michael Pryor, Mentone, landed an 8-10 bass on a Brush Hog at the Tire Reef, while Andrew Reyes, Riverside, had a 7-8 on a drop-shot plastics at the launch ramp. A few more catfish have been reported with the warm weather. Bob Rodgers, Eastvale, landed a 15-6 cat while fishing for bass with a plastic. Trout slow. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The bluegill and redear bites are fair to good in six to 20 feet of water in most of the coves and around reeds. Some fish are moving deeper with the warm weather. Best action on wax worms, meal worms, red worms, or small jigs tipped with one of those baits. the warm days have also turned on the catfish bite with quite a few fish topping five pounds. Raymond Witt, Fallbrook, had an eight-pound cat on anchovies just to the right of the dam. Bob and Pat DiGaintomasso, Murrieta, had a six-pound catfish top off their five-fish stringer, also caught on anchovies at the dam. The striper bite is fair on two to five pound class fish. The fish are showing off Ramp No. 2. The largemouth bite also remains fair on nightcrawlers, plastics, and reaction baits, and there has been some topwater action. Roger Witt, Fallbrook, had a four-pound bass, while Brian Hamilton, Murrieta, landed a three-pounder. Carp are very good on dough baits, and most are in less than 10 feet of water. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: The catfish bite remains good with a lot of good fish from six to 10 pounds. Shad remains the best bait, but some are showing on cut mackerel and shrimp, too. The carp bite has also turned on with the hot weather and the best action has been on dough baits or corn. The bite on bass, crappie, and bluegill, is still slow and there have been no wiper reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: The ìofficialî catfish season opener is this weekend with bonus plants of trophy blue and channel catfish. There is also 24-hour fishing each week on Friday and Saturday nights. The catfish action has been good with some quality fish showing even before the big plant of trophy fish. Fred Boyce, Los Angeles, landed cats at 12-1 and 11-8 on mackerel from a boat. Carlos and Emma Arthur, Rialto, had 18 catfish totaling 40 pounds. Mike Bradshaw, Corona, landed three cats, including one at 5-10 while fishing mackerel in the stick-ups. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Catfish plant was three weeks ago and the action has been pretty fair with most anglers getting two or three fish each. Bill Parker, Redlands, had two catfish and his best was a 2.9-pounder. Both were caught on nightcrawlers. The bass remain fair to good and are catch-and-release only. Lots of two-pound class fish on reaction baits and plastic worms. 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: No report. The lake is open Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays. No catch and release allowed. No state fishing license required. Information: 951-679-6562.

Jun
06

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DIAMOND VALLEY: Not much change this past week. Overall a slight lull on the in-between moon phase. The largemouth bass bite has continued to be fair to good with the best action on drop-shot plastics, but the early morning and late evening reaction bait bite is also really turning on. Most of the bass are in the two to three-pound class, but bigger fish are showing each week. Striped bass remain consistently good on trolled white flies with the fish running from four to seven pounds. Also some surface boils in the mornings and evening. Few catfish anglers this week, but the bite is fair on fish from three to six pounds on cut bais and stink baits. The bluegill and redear are fair on wax worms, crickets, and meal worms in six to 12 feet of water. 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 panfish and bass bites have continued good. The bluegill and redear are best off the island and along the south shoreline on crickets, meal worms, wax worms and red worms with fish to two pounds. Most action in about 10 feet. Charles Lee, Moreno Valley, had a mixed stringer of redear and bluegill and his top fish was 1.8 pounds. He was fly-lining crickets in the Bernasconi Beach area. The bass bite has been good on drop-shot plastics and reaction baits with the best bite early and late in the day. Robert Bryant, Moreno Valley, caught and released seven bass to 4.8 pounds on cranks in the south end of the lake, while Chloe Place, Hemet, landed two bass to 2.3 pounds on drop-shot Robo worms. No reports of other species. 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 bluegill and redear bites are fair to good in four to 12 feet of water in most of the coves and around reeds. Some fish are moving deeper with the warm weather. Best action on wax worms, meal worms, red worms, or small jigs tipped with one of those baits. The striper bite is fair on two to five pound class fish. The fish are showing at the inlet and along the main lake points. The catfish bite is also really taking off with a lot of fish showing on cut baits, and there were several trophy fish reported this week. Best was a 31.7-pounder caught by Jeff Young, Los Angeles, to top off his five-fish stringer. Greg Mobley, Long Beach, also had five cats and his best was a 27.6-pounder. Both stringers were taken in the coves by Ramp No. 2 on mackerel. Catfish plants began Friday last week. The largemouth bite also remains fair to good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and reaction baits, and there has been some topwater action. Mike Robertson, Winchester, landed a five-pound bass on a Robo worm. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: The catfish bite remains good with a lot of good fish from six to 10 pounds. Shad remains the best bait, but some are showing on cut mackerel and shrimp, too. A few carp on dough baits. The bite on bass, crappie, and bluegill, is still slow and there have been no wiper reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Catfish are good with twice-weekly plants of the cats and tilapia now. The top catfish reported was a seven-pounder that topped off the 19-fish, 46-pound striper caught by Steven Orozco and Victor Anaya, both Riverside, on nightcrawlers off J.D.’s Point. Xavier Aguilar, Yorba Linda, had six catfish to 6-8. The official catfish opener will be June 13-15 and trophy catfish are slated to be planted for this event. Night fishing every Friday and Saturday night. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Catfish plant was two weeks ago and the action has been fair. Gilbert Godinez, Cherry Valley, landed the $50 tagged fish in the upper lake. Bass remain fair go good for catch-and-release anglers. Lots of two-pound class fish on reaction baits and plastic worms. 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: No report. The lake is open Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays. No catch and release allowed. No state fishing license required. Information: 951-679-6562.

May
23

DIAMOND VALLEY: The largemouth bass bite has continued to be fair to good with the best action on drop-shot plastics, but the early morning and late evening reaction bait bite is also really turning on. Most of the bass are in the two to three-pound class, but bigger fish areshowing daily. Gabriel Holguin and Gabe Stroope, Hemet, teamed up to get a 9-4 bass on a Huddleston. Striped bass remain consistently good on trolled white flies with the fish running from four to seven pounds. Also some surface boils in the mornings and evening. Few catfish anglers this week, but the bite is fair on fish from three to six pounds on cut bais and stink baits. The bluegill and redear are fair on wax worms, crickets, and meal worms in six to 12 feet of water. Some over a pound. Few crappie, but Al Carbonara had a 1.99-pound crappie on a crankbait. 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 panfish and bass bites have continued good. The bluegill and redear are best off the island and along the south shoreline on crickets, meal worms, wax worms and red worms with fish to two pounds. Sonny de la Torre, Riverside, caught and released 25-plus redear to two pounds fishing his homemade jigs off the island. The bass bite has been good on drop-shot plastics and reaction baits with the best bite early and late in the day. Ray OíDuel, Moreno Valley, had a 6-8 bass on a crankbait from the east end. There has also been a pretty fair trout bite after the DFW plant last week. Small spinners and jigs have been the best bet, and Sail Cove and the launch area are the top spots. Christopher Mitchell, Redlands, had a mixed seven-fish stringer of bass and tout in the marina, with his top fish a three-pound bass. 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 bluegill and redear bites surged back on this week with good action in four to 12 feet of water in most of the coves. The Ramp No. 1 area and across from the marina have been top spots. George Meyers, Murrieta, had four bluegill to 1-8 on wax worms. The striper bite has also come back on with pretty fair action this past week, especially in the coves by Ramp No. 2 and the inlet. Brando Alto, Temecula, had a five-pound striper on an anchovy at the inlet, while Dave Isaacson, Valley Center, had three stripers with the best a three-pounder, all on anchovies at the inlet. The catfish bite is also really taking off with a lot of fish showing on cut baits, but they had little pressure this past week. Catfish plants begin May 30. The largemouth bite also remains fair to good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and reaction baits, and there has been some topwater action this week. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: The catfish bite remains good with a lot of good fish from six to 10 pounds. Shad remains the best bait, but some are showing on cut mackerel and shrimp, too. A few carp on dough baits. The bite on bass, crappie, and bluegill, is slow. No wiper reports either. For more fishing information, call Williamís Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Good action on pan-sized catfish from two to three pounds. The marshmallow-meal worm combo, shrimp, and nightcrawlers have been the top baits. Russ Carr, Canyon Lake, had five cats totaling 19 pounds, including a five-pounder, fish shrimp at the dam. Steven Orozco, Norco, had five cats for a 14-8 total stringer on nightcrawlers off J.D.ís Point. Mike Rhoades, Corona, landed 10 catifhs that weighed 27 pounds total. Catfish plants are weekly. Night fishing every Friday and Saturday night. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMANíS RETREAT: Catfish plant this Thursday. The catfish bite had only been fair before this stock, but Gilbert Godinez, Cherry Valley, had a 4-8 cat on chicken liver from the middle lake. The bass bite remains very good for catch-and-release anglers. Lots of two-pound class fish on reaction baits and plastic worms. 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.

JEANíS CHANNEL CATS: Catfish season kicking off soon. Check with the lake. The lake is open Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays. No catch and release allowed. No state fishing license required. Information: 951-679-6562.

May
02

DIAMOND VALLEY: The bass action has been fair to good with a lot of fish from three to eight pounds showing in 15 to 30 feet of water. Some topwater action now early and late in the day when the fish are up chasing bait, but drop-shotting plastics has been the most consistent bet. The striper bite is very good with a lot of fish from four to eight pounds showing for the white fly trollers. Also some fish on topwater or near-surface swimbaits when there are boiling on bait. Rob Shannon, Hemet, had eight stripers to six pounds trolling Mike’s Flies along the west dam. The bluegill bite is starting to kick into gear with the best action in six to 20 feet of water as the fish move in for the spawn. Fish to 2-8 reported in the past week, but most are half-pound to a pound and showing on red worms, wax worms, or meal worms. Small jigs tipped with bait are also a good bet. Catfish reports are increasing each week as more catfish anglers target these fish cut cut baits in six to 40 feet of water. Trout also are still pretty fair with holdover rainbows to five pounds showing on PowerBait, nightcrawlers, and small jigs all getting fish. Boats inspected and tagged “quagga free” at Diamond Valley will also be allowed on Perris and Silverwood. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

PERRIS: The largemouth bass bite has been excellent with the best bite in the east end of the lake. The fish are showing on everything from topwater and reaction baits to deep-water jigs and nightcrawlers. When in doubt, fish a drop-shot plastic. Top bass reported was a 9.3-pounder landed by Greg Cagle, Murrieta, drop-shotting in the east end. Jim Sembach, Redlands, caught and released 20-plus bass to 5.2 pounds east of the island. Ryan Dacheklaw, Redlands, had a 4.2-pounder top off his six-fish catch on the marina docks on plastics. The bluegill and redear are moving up shallow in 10 to 15 feet or less of water for the spawn. Good action on small nightcrawlers, red worms, wax worms, or meal worms. Small jigs also working well. Trout have been slowing way down, and darn few reports of crappie or catfish this past week. Carp, however, are moving shallow and can be caught on dough baits and corn. Nate Dray, Riverside, landed a 14.8-pound carp while bass fishing with a Brush Hawg. 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 big news is the hot action on quality bluegill in eight to 20 feet of water with a lot of one-pound class fish and some topping two pounds. The fish are moving up for the spawn and crickets, red worms, wax worms, nightcrawlers, and meal worms are the top baits, but small jigs are also a good bet. Chris Salmon and Johnny Unn, both Lake Elsinore, landed a number of bluegill from two to 2.6 pounds fishing Slab Jiggies Buggie Jiggies, all but a couple released. The striper bite has been fair to good at the inlet and along the north shoreline on shad, white flies, anchovies, lug worms, sardines, anchovies, or mackerel. The catfish bite also came on strong this week with a lot of fish to 12 pounds on chicken liver, mackerel, and other cut baits. A catfish plant is slated for May 15. The largemouth bite also remains good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and reaction baits, and there has been some topwater action this week in the heat. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: The catfish bite has been exceptional with a lot of good fish from six to 10 pounds. Shad remains the best bait, but some are showing on cut mackerel and shrimp, too. The crappie have been getting little fishing pressure with the fish staging in about eight feet of water and a few being landed by the anglers working for the slabs. The carp bite is slow but a few smaller fish are showing on dough bait. The largemouth bass are starting to take off with some fish to four pounds reported on plastics and reaction baits. Few bluegill reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: The catfish bite is good and a few quality trout continue to show in a fair overall bite. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Catfish were planted last month and have been pretty fair this past week. Tagged cats with up to $50 remain in the lake. Tom Soffel, Mentone, landed a 4-3 cat. The bass bite remains very good with the fish still shallow and showing on nightcrawlers and plastics. All bass are catch and release during the spawn. 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: Good trout action with monthly plants. The bite is best on PowerBait or inflated nightcrawlers with scent added. The lake is open Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays. No catch and release allowed. No state fishing license required. Information: 951-679-6562.