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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.

Apr
24

DIAMOND VALLEY: The bass bite has been very consistent for fish from two to five pounds. The best action has been in 15 to 30 feet of water on plastics, swim baits, and cranks. There are also still some fish up shallow, but the algae bloom seemed to move most fish out of the shallows. Stripers action really started to turn on in the past week to 10 days, especially for anglers trolling white flies. But some fish are also showing on boils of shad. Most of the stripers are running four to six pounds. Derek and Daniel Quinonez and Kenny Baldwin, all Riverside, had 18 stripers to six pounds on the white flies, while Kevin Deemer, Hemet, had 10 fish, also to six pounds and also on white flies. The final Mt. Lassen trout plant of the season went in two weeks ago, but a fair number of trout continue to show on small trout plastics and trout jigs. A few bluegill and redear are also starting to be caught with some to nearly two pounds reported, and more and more catfish are being reported each week. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî 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 are still showing in the shallows with the spawn winding down. Lots of one to four-pound fish in less than 10 feet of water on beds and some quality fish are also showing. Plastic worms and swimbaits have been the most productive. Ryan Rocha, Moreno Valley, had an 11.4-pound bass on a swimbait off Lots 11 and 12, while Kyle Wegener, Fountain Valley, landed five bass topped off by a 5.2-pounder, all on jerk baits. The bluegill and redear bite broke wide open this week with many anglers reporting 10 to 15 fish catches of fish to a pound or better fishing crickets and redworm (alone or tipping jigs) off the island, in the east end, and off the dam. Most of the action is in 12 to 18 feet of water. A few trout continue to show off lots 11 and 12 and lots 8 and 9, mostly on small spoons and spinners but a few on floating baits in deeper water. The DFW planted trout last week. There were also a few reports of catfish this past week. Lorenzo Martinez, Moreno Valley, had an 11.4-pound catfish off the east end of the island while fishing for bluegill with a nightcrawler. 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: Overall good action with the stripers showing in good numbers in the inlet area on shad, white jigs, lug worms, and sardines. The largemouth bass are good in the shallows with a lot of males still guarding beds and the females starting to feed with even some top water. Water clear so sight fishing is still an option. The bluegill and redear bites are also pretty good in deeper water as these panfish start moving up for their spawn. Catfish really came on this week with a number of quality fish reported. 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, and a 13-pounder was the top reported this past week. Shad has been the best bait, but some are showing on cut mackerel and shrimp, too, but not near as many as on the shad. 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. There was also a report of a quality wiper (10-plus pounds) taken off the public beach late last week. 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. The top catfish this past week was a 24-8 landed and released by Jake Corey, Costa Mesa, on a chunk of hot dog at the dam. Jazmin Gallegos, Jeff Chodowski, and Adam Contreras, all Riverside, landed 30 cats with a total weight of 86 pounds. Top trout reported was landed by Adrian Contreras, Mira Loma, at 16 pounds and had also had a 10 pounder, both on B-Line worms. Victor Pardo, Corona, landed a 14-pound rainbow on a Trout King jig from a float tube. Trout are planted each Thursday and blue catfish are being planted each Wednesday. 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 good this past week. Tagged cats with up to $50 remain in the lake. Daryl Keith, Redlands, landed 10 cats to 3-8 on nightcrawlers in the member’s lake. The bass bite remains very good with the fish in the shallows for the spawn. 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.

Apr
18

DIAMOND VALLEY: The bass bite has been very consistent for fish from two to five pounds. The best action has been in 15 to 30 feet of water on plastics, swim baits, and cranks. There are also still some fish up shallow, but the algae bloom seemed to move most fish out of the shallows. Stripers are just fair overall, but some nice fish are showing during boils on shad. Most of the stripers are running four to six pounds. The final Mt. Lassen trout plant of the season went in last week. Overall, the rainbow action has been fair on floating baits, small trout plastics, and trout jigs. Kyle Warren, Murrieta, landed a six-pound trout fly-fishing with a white streamer from the bank. A few bluegill and redear are also starting to be caught with some to nearly two pounds reported. A few catfish also starting to show. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî 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 are stacked up in the shallows with the spawn winding down. Lots of one to four-pound fish in less than 10 feet of water on beds and some quality fish are also showing. Plastic worms and swimbaits have been the most productive. Top bass reported was an 8-5 landed by Steve Modzelewski, Moreno Valley, on a topwater Zara Spook fished from shore at Lots 11 and 12. Jeff Hunter, Menifee, landed a 7-3 bass and 11 other fish, all released and all on Senkos and plastic worms. The panfish bite, with crappie, redear and bluegill all showing, has been good on small jigs and red worms or nightcrawlers in 10 to 20 feet of water in the marina, off the island, and in the east end. Lots of one-pound class fish. A few trout continue to show off lots 11 and 12 and lots 8 and 9, mostly on small spoons and spinners but a few on floating baits in deeper water. The DFW was also adding fish this 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: Overall very good action with the stripers showing in good numbers in the inlet area on shad, white jigs, lug worms, and sardines. The largemouth bass are good in the shallows with a lot of males still guarding beds and the females starting to feed with even some top water. Water clear to sight fishing is still an option. Chris Hawks, Winchester, landed an eight-pound bass fishing for stripers at the inlet with anchovies. The bluegill and redear bites are also pretty good in deeper water as the fish start moving up for their spawn. Catfish really came on this week with a number of quality fish reported. Best fish were channels at 18 and 20 pounds caught by Bryan Porter, Temecula, on mackerel at Ramp No. 2. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: The crappie bite is fair. Most of the fish are showing on small jigs. Most anglers are working hard to get three to five crappie, which are averaging from one to two pounds. A few catfish reported and that bite has been picking up. The fish are in deeper water on nightcrawlers and Mack Bites. The carp bite is slow but a few smaller fish are showing on dough bait. Zero reports on bluegill, largemouth, and wipers. 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 action has been good and a few trout continue to show. Marquez Webb, Corona, landed an eight-pound catfish on a nightcrawler, while Armondo Buttavio, Corona, had 10 cats for 24-8. Justin Beitler and Adrian Contreras, both Riverside, had 10 catfish for 30 pounds. Trout are planted each Thursday and blue catfish are being planted each Wednesday. 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 remain fair. Tagged cats with up to $50 remain in the lake. Ricky Pereida, Redlands, landed a four-pound cat on a hot dog from the upper lake. The bass bite is excellent with the fish in the shallows for the spawn. 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.

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LAKE HEMET: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. Fair to good action for anglers at the dam and along the USFS shore access area. PowerBait or small jigs have been the best bet. Carp bowfishing is allowed Monday through Thursday but bow fishermen must check in first. Information: Lake Hemet campground 951-659-2680 or http://www.lakehemet.org/fishing_conditions.php.

LAKE FULMOR AREA: Second DFW trout plant of the season slated for Fulmor Lake this week, and nearby Strawberry Creek is also scheduled to get planted. Information: 951-659-2117.

Apr
10

DIAMOND VALLEY: The bass bite has been very good with a lot of the fish up shallow in less than six feet of water. The best bite is still in six to 20 feet on plastic worms, Senkos, and nightcrawlers. A few bigger fish are showing on big, trout-like swimbaits that are also working for the stripers up chasing trout and shad. Tawny Hoemke, San Jacinto, landed a three-pound bass. Stripers are just fair overall, but some nice fish are showing during boils after plants and when baitfish are on top. Most of the stripers are running four to six pounds. The final Mt. Lassen trout plant of the season went in on Tuesday this week. Overall, the rainbow action has been fair on floating baits, small trout plastics, and trout jigs. A few bluegill and redear are also starting to be caught with some to nearly two pounds reported. A few catfish also starting to show. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî 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 are stacked up in the shallows with the spawn in high gear. Lots of one to four-pound fish in less than six feet of water on beds and some quality fish are also showing. Plastic worms and swimbaits have been the most productive. Top bass reported was a 6.7-pounder landed by Hector Gomez, Fontana, east of the island on a drop-shot Robo worms. The crappie bite is really starting to take off with some nice slabs in the mix. They are showing off the marina docks and around the island. Simon Chong, Highland, had eight crappie to 2.3 pounds on homemade jigs at the island. Anthony Palafox, Riverside caught and released a two-pound crappie, the best of five he landed while fishing small green jigs off the dock. The bluegill and redear are showing in deep water off the marina docks on red worms and crickets in 18 to 75 feet of water. A few trout continue to show off lots 11 and 12 and lots 8 and 9, mostly on small spoons and spinners but a few on floating baits in deeper water. Joe Martinez, Riverside, had a five-fish limit of rainbows on rainbow PowerBait and his best was a 1.9-pounder. 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 here this past week was a 3.69-pound, lake record bluegill caught by Jonathan Wolowiak, Winchester, while fishing a Senko for bass along the south shoreline across from the marina. The bluegill bite is really starting to take off on red worms, wax worms, crickets, and small nightcrawlers. The largemouth bass remain very good in the shallows on plastic worms and swimbaits. Most of the fish being landed are one to three pounds, but some bigger females. There were two five-pound bass reported this week. One was landed by Mark Thompson, Temecula, while the other was caught by Gary Anderson, Winchester. The striper bite improved this week in the inlet as the flows jumped up there. The fish are showing on lug worms, anchovies, mackerel, and dipped shad. A few are showing on white jigs or white flies. Catfish are improving with a few showing in the south shoreline areas, mostly on chicken liver. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: Good crappie action for anglers targeting the big slabs. Most of the fish are showing on small jigs, but the bite still isn’t wide open. Most anglers are working hard to get three to five crappie, which are averaging from one to two pounds. A few catfish reported and that bite has been picking up. The fish are in deeper water on nightcrawlers and Mack Bites. The carp bite is slow but a few smaller fish are showing on dough bait. Zero reports on bluegill, largemouth, and wipers. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Anglers finally noticed that over two months of weekly catfish plants have been going into the lake with no pressure. Jeff Chodowski, Chino, and Adrian Contreras, Jurupa Valley, caught 20 catfish totaling 59 pounds with their best a 6-8. All were caught on shrimp from a boat. Adrian Contreras returned to landed 10 more cats for a total of 32 pounds and his best was a 4-8. The trout bite remains fair thanks to weekly plants. Joe Capraro, Riverside, landed a four-pound Lightning Trout. Trout are planted each Thursday and blue catfish are now being planted each Wednesday. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Catfish were planted last month and remain fair. Tagged cats with up to $50 remain in the lake. Anthony Dixon, Moreno Valley, had a 3-7 cat on mackerel from the upper lake. The bass bite is excellent with the fish flooding the shallows for the spawn. All bass are catch and release during the spawn. Information: 909-795-0171.

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

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

JEAN’S CHANNEL CATS: 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.

Mar
27

DIAMOND VALLEY: The trout action has been good after both Mt. Lassen and DFW trout plants two weeks ago, and there are both Mt. Lassen and DFW trout slated for this week. The bite has been best bite has been on nightcrawlers, PowerBait, Roostertails, Kastmasters, and mini jigs. Michael Cochran, Palm Desert, had a 6.49-pound rainbo9w on a Rapala. The trout plants also bring up the stripers. The best bite has been on swimbaits thrown to shad or trout boils. The largemouth bass bite continues to improve as the fish move shallow for the spawn. Lots of smaller fish to three pounds in 10 feet of water or less, but still a lot of bass on drop-shot plastics and nightcrawlers fished in 15 to 30 feet. Gabriel Diaz, Nuevo, landed a 9.4-pound bass on a Senko at the west dam. Few catfish or panfish anglers this past week. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî 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 are stacked up in the shallows with the spawn in high gear. Lots of one to four-pound fish in less than six feet of water on beds and some quality fish are also showing. Plastic worms and swimbaits have been the most productive. Top fish reported this past week was a 6.6-pounder caught by Adam Carillo, Norco, in the east end on a home-poured plastic worm. The bluegill and redear bites also finally started improving this week. Both are still in pretty deep water and the bluegill are best on meal worms and crickets, while the red ear are best on small nightcrawlers or red worms. Lorenzo Martinez, Moreno Valley, had seven bluegill to 1.8 pounds on crickets off the marina docks, while Jose Hernandez, Eastvale, had a 1.3-pound redear. The trout bite has been fair in lots 11 and 12 and lots 8 and 9, mostly on small spoons and spinners but a few on floating baits in deeper water. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: The largemouth bass bite is starting to break open with lots of fish tight up in the shallows and fanning out beds. Most of the action has been on small plastic worms and swimbaits. Most of the fish being landed are one to three pounds, but some bigger females are starting to show, too. Allen McNamera, Temecula, caught a five-pounder. The striper bite stayed tough this past week. Some fish are showing in deep water on trolled baits from the east end and along the north shore in 50 feet of water. Catfish are improving with the warm weather with a few showing in the south shoreline areas, mostly on chicken liver. The bluegill bite is also starting to improve with the warm weather with a few showing on crickets and red worms in deeper water. Chris Sabina, Coloradom landed a 2.18-pound bluegill, while Mathew Miller, Hemet, had a 1.5-pounder. Other species are slow. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: Good crappie action for anglers targeting the big slabs. Most of the fish are showing on small jigs, but still few specifics. A few catfish reported and that bite has been picking up. The fish are in deeper water on nightcrawlers and Mack Bites. The carp bite is slow but a few smaller fish are showing on dough bait. Zero reports on bluegill, largemouth, and wipers. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640 or go to www.williamsboatandtackle.com.

CORONA: Good trout action for big rainbows and Lightning Trout. Top trout reported was a 17-8 caught by Saul Aguiloz, Rialto, at the dam. Eric Barron, Corona, had a 12-8 rainbow, while Chris Voo9gt, Mira Loma, landed a 12-6 trout. Joseph Orellana, Eastvale, landed an 11-5 rainbow to top off his five-fish, 20-pound stringer. Jim Breck, Sun City, had the best Lightning Trout at 5-4. Trout are planted each Thursday and blue catfish are now being planted each Wednesday. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Catfish were planted last month and remain fair. Tagged cats with up to $50 remain in the lake. The bass bite is excellent with the fish flooding the shallows for the spawn. All bass are catch and release during the spawn. Bob Blair, Banning, caught and released a 5-5 bass on a jig in the upper lake. Another bass angler landed a 40-pound carp that took his plastic worm. Information: 909-795-0171.

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

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

JEAN’S CHANNEL CATS: 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.

Feb
20

DIAMOND VALLEY: The trout action, while still pretty fair, slowed a little when the Lassen trout plant was pushed from this week to next Tuesday. DFW fish are also slated for next week. Alex Sedillo, Hemet, landed a 7.86-pound rainbow from shore with a PowerWorm. The best bite has been on nightcrawlers, PowerBait, Roostertails, Kastmasters, and mini jigs. The stripers have been steadily improving for the past two weeks with a lot of quality fish from four to 10 pounds showing. The action is best around a trout stock or when the shad a schooled up on top, and then anglers tossing the appropriate swimbaits are getting good fish. The white fly trolling tactic is still deadly. The largemouth bass bite is slow to fair in deep water on drop-shot plastics and nightcrawlers fished in 12 to 30 feet of water with the fish moving up. Most are smaller fish under three pounds, but some bigger fish to 10 pounds have been reported. Some fish also come up each day to chase shad and trout. Few catfish or panfish anglers this past week. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî 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 bluegill and redear bites slowed this past week with only a few fish reported. The best action is still in deeper water off the marina docks on red worms with a few on jigs and the fish are running up to a pound and just over. Joe Martinez, Norco, had six redear to a pound on redworms. Trout have continued to be fair to good with plants this week and two weeks ago. Lots 11 and 12 continue to be the best areas and small spinners and trout spoons have been the best bet. The bass have been spotty but fish are nosing up into shallower water and showing on plastics in six to 25 feet of water. Also some bigger fish showing on trout-like swimbaits. 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 has continued fair to good this past week, and the best action continues to be on the live shad. Flicker Shad or similar lures are also producing a few fish. The fish are on top working bait and fishing in the top five feet of the water column in the east end and along the north shore has been the best bet. Most of the fish are one to three pounds, but some bigger fish are showing. Alan Smith, Escondido, had an eight-pound striper at the inlet. The largemouth bass are fair with some fish still in 10 feet or less of water. The catfish action also saw some improvement this past week with a couple of nice fish landed. Andres Arrendondo, Moreno Valley, landed a 13-pound cat to top off his three-fish, 20-pound stringer, while Travis Brown, Hemet, had a nine-pounder on an anchovy. Other species very slow. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: Few reports. Only a few catfish reported, but that bite has been picking up. The fish are in deeper water on nightcrawlers and Mack Bites. The carp bite is slow but a few smaller fish are showing on dough bait. The crappie, bluegill, largemouth, and wiper bites are 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: Fair to good trout action and the top fish this past week was a 16-pounder landed by Tristan Harrison, Rancho Cucamonga, on a B-Line worm at the dam. Del silva, Corona, landed a 14-10 rainbow, while Alfonso Cio, Riverside, had a 14-pounder. Top fish of the week was a 19-pound sturgeon caught and released by Pete Thompson, Menifee. Trout are planted each Thursday and blue catfish are now being planted each Wednesday. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Slow trout action, but fish are expected to be added by Friday, Feb. 21. 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: 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.

Feb
13

DIAMOND VALLEY: The trout action has been good. DFW plant this week and Mt. Lassen Trout are slated for next Tuesday (Feb. 18). The best bite has been on nightcrawlers, PowerBait, Roostertails, Kastmasters, and mini jigs. Mike Morton and daughter Haley Morton, 11, both Hemet, had trout at 8.6 and 6.71 pounds respectively fishing jigs from shore. The stripers are best right after the trout plants, especially the DFW plants. Anglers throwing trout-like swimbaits are having the most success, but trolling smaller swim baits or white flies has also been productive when the shad are up. Cut baits and small swimbaits tossed in shad boils are also good bets with most fish from four to six pounds, but some bigger fish are being reported. Mike Southerland, Mike Huang and Jun Jiao caught seven stripers totaling 35 pounds trolling white flies. The largemouth bass bite is slow to fair in deep water on drop-shot plastics and nightcrawlers fished in 12 to 30 feet of water with the fish moving up. Most are smaller fish under three pounds, but some bigger fish to 10 pounds have been reported. Some fish also come up each day to chase shad and trout. Few catfish or panfish anglers this past week. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî 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 bluegill and redear bites improved this week on the backside of last week’s storm fronts. The best action is still in deeper water off the marina docks on red worms with a few on jigs and the fish are running up to a pound and just over. Lorenzo Martinez, Moreno Valley, had 10 redear to 1.1 pounds on red worms, while Charles Lee, Moreno Valley, had seven redear to 1.2 pounds on red worms. Both anglers were fishing off the marina docks. Trout have continued to be fair to good with plants last week and slated for next week. Lots 11 and 12 continue to be the best areas and small spinners and trout spoons have been the best bet. The bass have been spotty but fish are nosing up into shallower water and showing on plastics in six to 25 feet of water. Also some bigger fish showing on trout-like swimbaits. 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 has continued good this past week, and the best action continues to be on the live shad. Flicker Shad or similar lures are also producing a few fish. The fish are on top working bait and fishing in the top five feet of the water column in the east end and along the north shore has been the best bet. Most of the fish are one to three pounds, but some bigger fish are showing. Tony Alverez, Hemet, had three stripers to eight pounds on Flicker Shad, while Hudson Perrenoud, Redlands, had two stripers to six pounds. The largemouth bass are fair with some fish still in 10 feet or less of water. Angela Percia, San Diego, had a 3-8 bass on a purple plastics in the east end close to shore. The catfish action remains slow to fair with a few showing in deep water. Other species very slow. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: Few reports. Only a few catfish reported, but that bite has been picking up. The fish are in deeper water on nightcrawlers and Mack Bites. The carp bite is slow but a few smaller fish are showing on dough bait. The crappie, bluegill, largemouth, and wiper bites are 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: Fair trout action, but big trout continue to show each week. The best this week was a 14-8 landed by Chris and Nicole Earl, Elsinore, on garlic chartreuse PowerBait at the dam. Pedro Velasquez, Riverside, had a 14-pound rainbow on a Mice Tail. Couple of big odd-ball catches this week. A 20-8 sturgeon was landed by Chaz Mondello, Rancho Cucamonga, fishing for catfish with mackerel, while Chance Soung, Murrieta, caught a 17-pound carp fishing for trout with PowerBait. Trout are planted each Thursday and blue catfish are now being planted each Wednesday. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

RANCHO JURUPA: DFW trout plants last week and next week. Information: 951-684-7032.

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Slow trout action, but fish are expected to be added by Friday, Feb. 21. Information: 909-795-0171.

LITTLE LAKE: DFW trout plants last week and next week. 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.

Jan
30

DIAMOND VALLEY: The trout action is good after both Mt. Lassen and DFW fish this week and two weeks ago. The best bite has been on nightcrawlers, PowerBait, Roostertails, and mini jigs. The stripers are best right after the trout plants, especially the DFW plants. Anglers throwing trout-like swimbaits are having the most success, but trolling swim baits or white flies has also been productive. Cut baits and small swimbaits tossed in shad boils are also good bets with most fish from four to six pounds. The largemouth bass bite is slow to fair in deep water on drop-shot plastics and nightcrawlers fished in 12 to 30 feet of water with the fish moving up. Most are smaller fish under three pounds. Some fish also come up each day to chase shad and trout. Few catfish or panfish anglers this past week. Boats inspected and tagged ìquagga freeî 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: There continues to be a fair bass and bluegill/redear action, and the DFW trout plants last week and three weeks ago have keep the rainbow action pretty fair off lots 11 and 12 and into the East End. Even some limits reported. The best trout action has been on Kastmasters and Roostertails. The bluegill and redear are best off the marina docks on red worms. Lorenzo Martinez, Moreno Valley, had 18 redear to 1.2 pounds on small nightcrawlers off the docks this past week. The bass are fair on swimbaits, plastics, and crawdads. The fish are in 15 to 40 feet of water most of the time and slow presentations have been the best, even for the swimbaits. There were two quality bass this week. Best was an 11-3 landed by Robert Jenkins, Moreno Valley, while Dwayne Hernderson, Beaumont, landed an 11 pounder. 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 has continued very good this week with the best action on live shad in the east end and north shore. Top striper reported was a 20-pounder caught by Jack Moua, Temecula, throwing a Lunker Plunker at Ramp No. 2. Damian Miller, Westwood, had a pair of stripers to seven pounds on swimbaits in the North Bay, while Terrance Summers, Louisiana, had three stripers to six pounds on swimbaits. The largemouth bass are improving with the warm weather this week with some fish showing in 10 feet or less of water. The catfish action remains slow to fair with a few showing in deep water. Other species very slow. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.

ELSINORE: Very light fishing pressure with only a few catfish reported, but that bite has been picking up. The fish are in deeper water on nightcrawlers and Mack Bites. The carp bite is slow but a few smaller fish are showing on dough bait. The crappie, bluegill, largemouth, and wiper bites are 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: Very good trout action continues with many anglers posting limits, and most of the those stringers have quality trout. Slim Woodall, Los Angeles, landed an 18-8 trout on PowerBait at the dam. Justin De La Cruz, Hesperia, had a five-fish limit that included two rainbows at 14 and seven pounds, along with three Lightning Trout to four pounds. He was fishing small trout jigs from his float tube. Luke Koolhand, Riverside, landed a 13-8, and Edison Yang, Banning, had four rainbows totaling 20-8, including a 13-8. The best action has been on floating baits with scent added. Trout plants are weekly and the plant this past week included Lightning Trout. Information: 951-277-4489 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

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

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Slow trout action and still no plant date set. The bass bite has been perking with the warm weather and were fish to 2-6 reported from the upper lake this past week. There are also still tagged fish worth up to $25 in the lake. No reports of other species this week. 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: 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.

SAN JACINTO MOUNTAIN WATERS

LAKE HEMET: No recent DFW trout plant. The trout are slow for anglers fishing at the dam and along the USFS shore access area. PowerBait or small jigs have been the best bet. Carp bowfishing is allowed Monday through Thursday but bow fishermen must check in first. Information: Lake Hemet campground 951-659-2680 or http://www.lakehemet.org/fishing_conditions.php.

LAKE FULMORE AREA: No fishing reports from Fulmore and no recent DFW plants. Strawberry Creek has not been planted recently. Information: 951-659-2117.