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May
03

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The trout bite has been excellent thanks plants the last two weeks in a row, including this week, and four other plants in April. The best action has been in the main channel and coves adjacent to the dam, but fish are also still showing in Cleghorn and Miller canyons, mostly on MiceTails and small lures. The striper bite has been fair to good with most of the fish crusing the shoreline, including some bigger fish chasing trout and whacking bigger swimbaits. Most are smaller and showing on anchovies, sardines, lug worms, or nightcrawlers off the marina docks and quarry area. Frank Harper, Upland, had 20 stripers to six pounds on nightcrawlers Javier Gonzalez, Montclair, had eight stirpers to four pounds off the marina docks on sardines. There are quite a few bluegill and a few crappie showing off the marina docks on small jigs or meal worms. The largemouth bass are also in the shallows for the spawn, with the best action in four to 12 feet of water on plastics. There will be a seminar on striped bass fishing noon, Saturday, May 12, at the marina. The seminar will be conducted by big-fish specialist Gregg Silks. The event is free and anyone who wants to attend should bring a chair and notebook. Call the marina for more information on the seminar. A reminder: the dam is closed to angler access. Anglers should be aware of health advisories for the consumption of fish from this lake because of high PCB and mercury levels in the fish flesh and skin. Here’s the direct link to a PDF brochure explaining consumption recommendations: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pdf_zip/081013KioskadvySilverwood.pdf. Dock fishing is allowed for $3 for adults, $2 for kids and seniors. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Diamond Valley and Perris will be allowed at Silverwood. The park is open seven days a week. Information: marina 760-389-2299, state park 760-389-2281, Silverwood Country store 760-389-2423.

BIG BEAR LAKE: Trout fishing remains good best along the north shore from Windy Point to Old Gray’s Landing for shore anglers using floating dough baits on 18 to 24-inch leaders. Fish to four pounds have been reported this past week. The trolling action has been very good along the south shore in Trout Alley and the from the west boat launch to the buoy line along the north shore. The water is still pretty cold and there was snow Tuesday and Wednesday, so slow trolling with one to three colors of lead core dragging Thomas Buoyants and Rapalas has been the ticket. A few bass are starting to show on swim baits at Garstin Island, but this is still tough. No catfish or panfish reports, yet. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: No reports. Trout Derby coming Memorial Day weekend. Lake, derby, and fishing information at 909-338-2233 or on the website at lakegregoryrecreation.com/fish. Fishing updates are posted infrequently on the park’s Facebook page or website.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: While ìopening dayî was Tuesday this week, there was snow Tuesday and Wednesday. The lake will be open for fishing and boat rentals this weekend. The beach is tentatively slated to open Memorial Day weekend, depending on weather and water conditions. There will be more trout stockings this season. The website is www.gvlfishing.com and the Facebook page is Green Valley Lake Fishing.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake parking lot opened for the season three weeks ago. No fishing reports and no DFW trout plants yet. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana also have not been planted recently. For information, call the Mill Creek Visitor Center Tuesday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) at 909-382-2882 or the San Bernardino National Forest main office line at 909-382-2600.

Apr
12

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The DFW stocked the lake last week, and three weeks ago. It is also on the list for this week. The trout bite has been fair to good on the rainbows, especially around the marina and into both Cleghorn and Miller canyons. PowerBait, Mice Tails, and small jigs have all been good. Kevin Conn, Hesperia, has a pair to trout to 3-5 and a 4-0 largemouth from Cleghorn. The striper bite has been slow to fair, mostly in deeper water at the dam or off the marina docks on cut baits. There are a few nice bluegill and a few crappie showing off the marina docks on small jigs or meal worms. Wayne Filkowsky, Victorville, landed a one-pound bluegill on a jig, while Casey Fisher, 13, Hesperia, landed a one-pound ëgill on a jig. The largemouth bass are also starting to show, but most are still in six to 20 feet of water and showing on plastics, but they are moving up into the spawn rapidly with some on beds this week.. A reminder: the dam is closed to angler access. Anglers should be aware of health advisories for the consumption of fish from this lake because of high PCB and mercury levels in the fish flesh and skin. Here’s the direct link to a PDF brochure explaining consumption recommendations: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pdf_zip/081013KioskadvySilverwood.pdf. Dock fishing is allowed for $3 for adults, $2 for kids and seniors. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Diamond Valley and Perris will be allowed at Silverwood. The park is open seven days a week. Information: marina 760-389-2299, state park 760-389-2281, Silverwood Country store 760-389-2423.

BIG BEAR LAKE: The trout fishing is very good and the boat ramps are open again. The trout bite has been best along the north shore from Windy Point to Old Gray’s Landing for shore anglers and fish to four pounds have been reported this past week. The trolling action has been very good along the south shore in Trout Alley and the from the west boat launch to the buoy line along the north shore. The water is still cold so slow trolling with one to three colors of lead core dragging Thomas Buoyants and Rapalas has been the ticket. A few bass are starting to show on swim baits at Garstin Island, but this is still tough. No catfish or panfish reports, yet. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: No reports. Trout Derby coming Memorial Day weekend. Lake, derby, and fishing information at 909-338-2233 or on the website at lakegregoryrecreation.com/fish. Fishing updates are posted infrequently on the park’s Facebook page.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: The boat rentals and the restrooms are closed and tentative opening day will be Memorial Day. The website is www.gvlfishing.com and the Facebook page is Green Valley Lake Fishing.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake parking lot is scheduled to open Friday, April 13, for the season. No DFW trout plants yet. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana also have not been planted recently. For information, call the Mill Creek Visitor Center Tuesday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) at 909-382-2882 or the San Bernardino National Forest main office line at 909-382-2600.

Apr
05

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The DFW stocked the lake twice with trout two weeks ago, and the trout action has remained pretty good in Cleghorn Canyon and off the marina rocks. PowerBait, Mice Tails, and small jigs have all been good. Kevin Conn, Hesperia, picked off two limits of trout this past week with fish to 2-8, all on chrome and blue Kastmasters. The striper bite has been fair, mostly in deeper water at the dam or off the marina docks on cut baits. There is also a pretty good bite on crappie off the marina docks on small jigs. Also a few bluegill showing in this bite. The largemouth bass are also starting to show, but most are still in six to 20 feet of water and showing on plastics. A reminder: the dam is closed to angler access. Anglers should be aware of health advisories for the consumption of fish from this lake because of high PCB and mercury levels in the fish flesh and skin. Here’s the direct link to a PDF brochure explaining consumption recommendations: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pdf_zip/081013KioskadvySilverwood.pdf. Dock fishing is allowed for $3 for adults, $2 for kids and seniors. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Diamond Valley and Perris will be allowed at Silverwood. The park is open seven days a week. Information: marina 760-389-2299, state park 760-389-2281, Silverwood Country store 760-389-2423.

BIG BEAR LAKE: The trout fishing is very good and the boat ramps are open again. The Duane Boyer Public Launch Ramp (also known as the West Ramp) is open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The West Ramp is at 38925 North Shore Drive, Fawnskin, about two miles east of the dam. The trout bite has been best along the north shore from Windy Point to Old Gray’s Landing for shore anglers and fish to 4-9 have been reported this past week. With the April 1 opener for boats, the trolling action has been very good along the south shore in Trout Alley and the from the west boat launch to the buoy line along the north shore. The water is still cold so slow trolling with one to three colors of lead core dragging Thomas Buoyants and Rapalas has been the ticket. A few bass are starting to show on swim baits at Garstin Island, but this is still tough. No catfish or panfish reports, yet. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: No reports. Trout Derby coming Memorial Day weekend. Lake, derby, and fishing information at 909-338-2233 or on the website at lakegregoryrecreation.com/fish. Fishing updates are posted infrequently on the park’s Facebook page.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: The boat rentals and the restrooms are closed and tentative opening day will be Memorial Day. The website is www.gvlfishing.com and the Facebook page is Green Valley Lake Fishing.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake parking lot is still closed, and no plants. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana also have not been planted recently. For information, call the Mill Creek Visitor Center Tuesday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) at 909-382-2882 or the San Bernardino National Forest main office line at 909-382-2600.

Mar
22

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The Highway 138 road closure, which was set to end last weekend, was extended through March 23 this week. Highway 138 between I-15 and Summit Valley Road has been closed since March 7. The long detour requires taking I-15 to Ranchero Road in Hesperia, going east to Summit Valley Road, and then back south to Highway 138 in Summit Valley, and then east on 138 to Silverwood. The fishing action has been fair to good and improving for trout, thanks to two DFW plant last Wednesday and Friday. The best bite has been at the marina rocks with quite a few limits posted this past week. Kevin Conn, Hesperia, had five trout off the marina docks fishing Needlefish or Thomas Buoyants tipped with meal worms. The trout also brought up a few bigger stripers. Tanner Finn, Rancho Cucamonga, caught a 12-pound striper on a swimbait. Other species are slow, but a few largemouth bass are starting to be caught in 15 to 25 feet of water on plastics. A reminder: the dam is now closed to anglers. Anglers should be aware of health advisories for the consumption of fish from this lake because of high PCB and mercury levels in the fish flesh and skin. Here’s the direct link to a PDF brochure explaining consumption recommendations: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pdf_zip/081013KioskadvySilverwood.pdf. Dock fishing is allowed for $3 for adults, $2 for kids and seniors. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Diamond Valley and Perris will be allowed at Silverwood. The park is open seven days a week. Information: marina 760-389-2299, state park 760-389-2281, Silverwood Country store 760-389-2423.

BIG BEAR LAKE: The trout bite has remained fair to good and the action is not isolated to just one area. Nice catches are coming from the north shore as far east as Juniper Point and as far west as the face of the dam when the weather is warm enough for fishing. It’s still an early morning bite, and near the dam anglers will want to throw jigs, spoons and spinners. Further east — from the Red House to Gray’s Landing to Juniper Point — use Carolina rigs fished close to the shoreline with floating dough baits in a variety of colors and flavors or Mice Tails (good colors are fluorescent orange-chartreuse or bubble gum-white). There have been a lot of nice 1-8 to four-pound rainbows over the past week. No reports of other species. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: The lake was planted with 2,000 pounds of rainbows Jan. 26, but none since. No reports. Trout Derby coming Memorial Day weekend. Lake, derby, and fishing information at 909-338-2233 or on the website at lakegregoryrecreation.com/fish. Fishing updates are posted infrequently on the park’s Facebook page.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: The boat rentals and the restrooms are closed and tentative opening day will be Memorial Day. The website is www.gvlfishing.com and the Facebook page is Green Valley Lake Fishing.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake parking lot is still closed, and no plants. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana also have not been planted recently. For information, call the Mill Creek Visitor Center Tuesday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) at 909-382-2882 or the San Bernardino National Forest main office line at 909-382-2600.

Mar
08

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: Highway 138 between I-15 and Summit Valley Road has been closed from Wednesday this week through March 17 for construction. The long detour requires taking I-15 to Ranchero Road in Hesperia, going east to Summit Valley Road, and then back south to Highway 138 in Summit Valley, and then east on 138 to Silverwood. The fishing action has been slow except for trout, which were planted (1,200 pounds) last week at the launch ramp. The action off the marina rocks and into both Miller and Cleghorn canyons has been fair to good on small lures, small jigs, MiceTails, and PowerBait. Kevin Conn, Herperia, had four trout off the marina rocks with a total weight of 8.5 pounds on Wednesday last week. On Friday, he landed five more to 1-8 on Needlefish tipped with meal worms. A few smaller stripers are showing off the docks on nightcrawlers or lug worms, and some better fish at the inlet on cut baits. Tanner Finn and Paul Tarengo, both Rancho Cucamonga, had 10 stripers to five pounds on sardines near the dam. Other species mostly slow. A reminder: the dam is now closed to anglers. Anglers should be aware of health advisories for the consumption of fish from this lake because of high PCB and mercury levels in the fish flesh and skin. Here’s the direct link to a PDF brochure explaining consumption recommendations: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pdf_zip/081013KioskadvySilverwood.pdf. Dock fishing is allowed for $3 for adults, $2 for kids and seniors. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Diamond Valley and Perris will be allowed at Silverwood. The park is open seven days a week. Information: marina 760-389-2299, state park 760-389-2281, Silverwood Country store 760-389-2423.

BIG BEAR LAKE: The trout bite has remained pretty fair with some nice quality holdover rainbows up to five-plus pounds in the catch. Top areas have been the North Shore as far East as Juniper Point and as far west as 40 feet off the face of the dam. The best bite is early in the morning with jigs, spoons, and spinners the best at the dam, but PowerBait or MiceTails fished near the shore best in other areas. It has been cold with shoreline ice most mornings, and more snow is forecast for later this week. No reports of other species. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: The lake was planted with 2,000 pounds of rainbows Jan. 26. No reports. Lake, derby, and fishing information at 909-338-2233 or on the website at lakegregoryrecreation.com/fish. Fishing updates are posted infrequently on the park’s Facebook page.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: The boat rentals and the restrooms are closed. Last trout plant was Oct. 11. No reports on news on opening day yet. The website is www.gvlfishing.com and the Facebook page is Green Valley Lake Fishing.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake parking lot is still closed, and no plants. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana also have not been planted recently. For information, call the Mill Creek Visitor Center Tuesday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) at 909-382-2882 or the San Bernardino National Forest main office line at 909-382-2600.

Mar
01

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The action has been slow this past week with light fishing pressure and very cold weather. A few trout are showing in the Cleghorn area, including brown trout from the plant three weeks ago. Another DFW plant is slated for this week. A few smaller stripers are showing off the docks on nightcrawlers or lug worms, and some better fish at the inlet. Tanner Finn, Rancho Cucamonga, had four stripers to five pounds on nightcrawlers at the inlet. Other species mostly slow, although a few crappie were caught off the dock this week. A reminder: the dam is now closed to anglers. Anglers should be aware of health advisories for the consumption of fish from this lake because of high PCB and mercury levels in the fish flesh and skin. Here’s the direct link to a PDF brochure explaining consumption recommendations: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pdf_zip/081013KioskadvySilverwood.pdf. Dock fishing is allowed for $3 for adults, $2 for kids and seniors. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Diamond Valley and Perris will be allowed at Silverwood. The park is open seven days a week. Information: marina 760-389-2299, state park 760-389-2281, Silverwood Country store 760-389-2423.

BIG BEAR LAKE: The trout bite has remained pretty fair with some nice quality holdover rainbows up to five-plus pounds in the catch. Top areas have been the North Shore as far East as Juniper Point and as far west as 40 feet off the face of the dam. The best bite is early in the morning with jigs, spoons, and spinners the best at the dam, but PowerBait or MiceTails fished near the shore best in other areas. It has been cold with shoreline ice most morning, and more snow is forecast for this weekend. No reports of other species. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: The lake was planted with 2,000 pounds of rainbows Jan. 26. No reports. Lake, derby, and fishing information at 909-338-2233 or on the website at lakegregoryrecreation.com/fish. Fishing updates are posted infrequently on the park’s Facebook page.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: The boat rentals and the restrooms are closed. Last trout plant was Oct. 11. No reports on news on opening day yet. The website is www.gvlfishing.com and the Facebook page is Green Valley Lake Fishing.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake parking lot is still closed, and no plants. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana also have not been planted recently. For information, call the Mill Creek Visitor Center Tuesday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) at 909-382-2882 or the San Bernardino National Forest main office line at 909-382-2600.

Feb
22

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The 2,000-pound plant of brown trout two weeks ago has continued to produce some nice fish to two pounds. Most are showing on small spoons and spinners in Cleghorn the marina rocks. Kevin Conn, Hesperia, had five browns that totaled 7.5 pounds, and his best was a two pounder. The striper bite has been fair in Cleghorn, off the docks, and out near the dam. Most are under three pounds and being caught on nightcrawlers or anchovies. A few crappie have been reported on jigs from the main channel. Catfish and largemouth both slow. Anglers should be aware of health advisories for the consumption of fish from this lake because of high PCB and mercury levels in the fish flesh and skin. Here’s the direct link to a PDF brochure explaining consumption recommendations: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pdf_zip/081013KioskadvySilverwood.pdf. Dock fishing is allowed for $3 for adults, $2 for kids and seniors. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Diamond Valley and Perris will be allowed at Silverwood. The park is open seven days a week. Information: marina 760-389-2299, state park 760-389-2281, Silverwood Country store 760-389-2423.

BIG BEAR LAKE: The trout bite has remained pretty fair with some nice quality holdover rainbows up to five-plus pounds in the catch, in spite of snow flurries early this week. The top areas are along the north shore from Windy Point to the dam, and from Lagonita Point to Fisher Road on the south shoreline. There has also been very consistent action at Juniper Point. The best bite has been on PowerBait in garlic, corn, and salmon egg flavors fished on the bottom with on 12 to 24-inch leader on a slip-sinker rig and light line. The water clarity is excellent, so the light line helps. No reports of other species. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: The lake was planted with 2,000 pounds of rainbows Jan. 26. No reports. Lake, derby, and fishing information at 909-338-2233 or on the website at lakegregoryrecreation.com/fish. Fishing updates are posted infrequently on the park’s Facebook page.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: The boat rentals and the restrooms are closed. Last trout plant was Oct. 11. No reports on news on opening day yet. The website is www.gvlfishing.com and the Facebook page is Green Valley Lake Fishing.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake has not been planted in over a month, and the parking lot is still closed. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana also have not been planted recently. For information, call the Mill Creek Visitor Center Tuesday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) at 909-382-2882 or the San Bernardino National Forest main office line at 909-382-2600.

Feb
15

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The big news is that the Department of Water Resources have closed the face of the dam to all fishing. The area is now fenced off. Vandalism and dam safety are the reasons given for the closure. The second big news is another 2,000-pound plant of brown trout last Friday (not on the DFW plant list). The fish are showing in decent numbers (along with other holdover trout) in both Cleghorn and Miller canyons with the browns best on small lures and the rainbows best on floating dough baits. Kevin Conn, Hesperia, had four browns to 1-8 on gold and red spoons. The striper bite has been fair in Cleghorn, off the docks, and out near the dam. Most are under three pounds and being caught on nightcrawlers or anchovies. A few crappie have been reported on jigs from the main channel, including a 1-8 caught by Matt Hill, Crestline, on a Lucky Craft lure. Catfish and largemouth both slow. Anglers should be aware of health advisories for the consumption of fish from this lake because of high PCB and mercury levels in the fish flesh and skin. Here’s the direct link to a PDF brochure explaining consumption recommendations: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pdf_zip/081013KioskadvySilverwood.pdf. Dock fishing is allowed for $3 for adults, $2 for kids and seniors. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Diamond Valley and Perris will be allowed at Silverwood. The park is open seven days a week. Information: marina 760-389-2299, state park 760-389-2281, Silverwood Country store 760-389-2423.

BIG BEAR LAKE: The trout bite has remained pretty fair with some nice quality holdover rainbows up to five-plus pounds in the catch, in spite of snow flurries early this week. The top areas are along the north shore from Windy Point to the dam, and from Lagonita Point to Fisher Road on the south shoreline. There has also been very consistent action at Juniper Point. The best bite has been on PowerBait in garlic, corn, and salmon egg flavors fished on the bottom with on 12 to 24-inch leader on a slip-sinker rig and light line. The water clarity is excellent, so the light line helps. No reports of other species. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: The lake was planted with 2,000 pounds of rainbows Jan. 26. No reports. Lake, derby, and fishing information at 909-338-2233 or on the website at lakegregoryrecreation.com/fish. Fishing updates are posted infrequently on the park’s Facebook page.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: The boat rentals and the restrooms are closed. Last trout plant was Oct. 11. No reports on news on opening day yet. The website is www.gvlfishing.com and the Facebook page is Green Valley Lake Fishing.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake has not been planted in over a month, and the parking lot is still closed. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana also have not been planted recently. For information, call the Mill Creek Visitor Center Tuesday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) at 909-382-2882 or the San Bernardino National Forest main office line at 909-382-2600.

Feb
01

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The DFW has planted brown trout twice in late December and early January, but no plants since. The browns have been tough to catch with a few showing in the Cleghorn area, mostly on inflated nightcrawlers or small lures. A few rainbow trout continue to show on PowerBait and inflated nightcrawlers. The striper bite slowed with only a few fish showing on cut baits in deeper water, and not fish were reported on swimbaits this past week. Slow action on other species with only a few largemouth bass and catfish reported. Chris Stephens, Phelan, landed a sixópound largemouth on a nightcrawler fishing in Cleghorn, while Jose Gonzalez, Victorville, landed a two-pound catfish on chicken liver in Miller Canyon. No largemouth bluegill or crappie reported. Anglers should be aware of health advisories for the consumption of fish from this lake because of high PCB and mercury levels in the fish flesh and skin. Here’s the direct link to a PDF brochure explaining consumption recommendations: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pdf_zip/081013KioskadvySilverwood.pdf. Dock fishing is allowed for $3 for adults, $2 for kids and seniors. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Diamond Valley and Perris will be allowed at Silverwood. The park is open seven days a week. Information: marina 760-389-2299, state park 760-389-2281, Silverwood Country store 760-389-2423.

BIG BEAR LAKE: The trout bite has remained pretty fair with some nice quality rainbows in the catch. The top areas are along the north shore from Windy Point to the dam, and from Lagonita Point to Fisher Road on the south shoreline. There has also been very consistent action at Juniper Point. The best bite has been on PowerBait in garlic, corn, and salmon egg flavors fished on the bottom with on 12 to 24-inch leader on a slip-sinker rig and light line. The water clarity is excellent, so the light line helps. No reports of other species. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: No report. Lake, derby, and fishing information at 909-338-2233 or on the website at lakegregoryrecreation.com/fish. Fishing updates are posted infrequently on the park’s Facebook page.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: The boat rentals and the restrooms are closed. Last trout plant was Oct. 11. No reports on news on opening day yet. The website is www.gvlfishing.com and the Facebook page is Green Valley Lake Fishing.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake has not been planted in over a month, and the parking lot is now closed. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana also have not been planted recently. For information, call the Mill Creek Visitor Center Tuesday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) at 909-382-2882 or the San Bernardino National Forest main office line at 909-382-2600.

Jan
25

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The DFW has planted brown trout twice in the past month, including fish Jan. 11 and another plant two weeks before that. Overall the trout bite, both browns and rainbows, is fair with most of the fish showing in Cleghorn and Miller Canyons. The browns are best on nightcrawlers, small spinners and spoons, and jigs. The rainbows are best on PowerBait and inflated nightcrawlers. The striper bite is also fair with some bigger fish showing on trout-like swimbaits. Most are being caught on cut baits in deeper water. Tanner Finn, Rancho Cucamonga, and a fishing buddy landed two stripers to six pounds on swimbaits and eight trout to three pounds on PowerBait, all in Cleghorn. Slow action on other species with a few catfish being landed on cutbaits. Ray Gonzalez, Barstow, had a five-pound catfish on shrimp in Miller Canyon. No largemouth bass, bluegill, or crappie reported. Anglers should be aware of health advisories for the consumption of fish from this lake because of high PCB and mercury levels in the fish flesh and skin. Here’s the direct link to a PDF brochure explaining consumption recommendations: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pdf_zip/081013KioskadvySilverwood.pdf. Dock fishing is allowed for $3 for adults, $2 for kids and seniors. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Diamond Valley and Perris will be allowed at Silverwood. The park is open seven days a week. Information: marina 760-389-2299, state park 760-389-2281, Silverwood Country store 760-389-2423.

BIG BEAR LAKE: The trout bite has remained pretty fair with some nice quality rainbows in the catch. The top areas are along the north shore from Windy Point to the dam, and from Lagonita Point to Fisher Road on the south shoreline. There has also been very consistent action at Juniper Point. The best bite has been on PowerBait in garlic, corn, and salmon egg flavors fished on the bottom with on 12 to 24-inch leader on a slip-sinker rig and light line. The water clarity is excellent, so the light line helps. C.J Duhamel, 14, and brother Gavin, 11, both Big Bear, teamed up on a 5.8-pound rainbow fishing off Lagonita Point on the south shoreline. No reports of other species. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: No report. Lake, derby, and fishing information at 909-338-2233 or on the website at lakegregoryrecreation.com/fish. Fishing updates are posted infrequently on the park’s Facebook page.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: The boat rentals and the restrooms are closed for the season. Last trout plant was Oct. 11. No reports. The website is www.gvlfishing.com and the Facebook page is Green Valley Lake Fishing.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake has not been planted in over a month, and the parking lot is now closed. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana also have not been planted recently. For information, call the Mill Creek Visitor Center Tuesday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) at 909-382-2882 or the San Bernardino National Forest main office line at 909-382-2600.

Dec
08

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The striper bite has been fair at the dam, inlet, and Twin Cove, while lots of smaller, two-pound class fish are showing off the dock. The best action has been on sardines and glow nightcrawlers. Mark James, Phelan, had a five-pound striper on a nightcrawler in Twin Cove. The catfish are showing in Miller Canyon and off the marina docks, mostly on sardines and nightcrawlers. Largemouth bass have been on top at the inlet and Twin Cove this week, but overall the bite is fair. Slow other species, and there have been no DFW plants since Oct. 24 and none are currently on the schedule. Anglers should be aware of health advisories for the consumption of fish from this lake because of high PCB and mercury levels in the fish flesh and skin. Here’s the direct link to a PDF brochure explaining consumption recommendations: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pdf_zip/081013KioskadvySilverwood.pdf. Dock fishing is allowed for $3 for adults, $2 for kids and seniors. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Diamond Valley and Perris will be allowed at Silverwood. The park is open seven days a week. Information: marina 760-389-2299, state park 760-389-2281, Silverwood Country store 760-389-2423.

BIG BEAR LAKE: Trout fishing continues fair for bank anglers from Old Grays Landing to the Red House and along the south shore from Lagonita Point to Fisher Point. Best bite has been on PowerBait or Bait Pro in garlic, salmon egg, and cheese flavors using one to two foot leaders and fishing no more than 30 feet off the bank. A few smallmouth are showing on plastics from the east end from Meadows Edge to the East Launch Ramp. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: No report. Lake, derby, and fishing information at 909-338-2233 or on the website at lakegregoryrecreation.com/fish. Fishing updates are posted on the park’s Facebook page.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: The boat rentals and the restrooms are closed for the season. Last trout plant was Oct. 11. No reports. The website is www.gvlfishing.com and the Facebook page is Green Valley Lake Fishing.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake has not been planted in over a month, and the parking lot is now closed. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana also have not been planted recently. For information, call the Mill Creek Visitor Center Tuesday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) at 909-382-2882 or the San Bernardino National Forest main office line at 909-382-2600.

Nov
16

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The Catfish and bluegill bites have taken over the top spot here this week. The catfish are showing from most of the coves and off the marina docks, mostly on sardines and nightcrawlers. Ken Conn, Hesperia, landed and released a 21 1/2-pound catfish off the marina docks using a sardine. Mark Chase, Barstow, landed an eight-pound catfish off the docks on chicken liver. The bluegill are being caught on meal worms, wax worms, red worms, and crickets. Most are small. Small stripers continue to show in Twin Cove and at the dam on sardines, blood worms, and shad-lke swimbaits. No reports of other species. The third trout plants of the fall-winter season went in three weeks ago, but none since with plants slated this week or next week. Anglers should be aware of health advisories for the consumption of fish from this lake because of high PCB and mercury levels in the fish flesh and skin. Here’s the direct link to a PDF brochure explaining consumption recommendations: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pdf_zip/081013KioskadvySilverwood.pdf. Dock fishing is allowed for $3 for adults, $2 for kids and seniors. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Diamond Valley and Perris will be allowed at Silverwood. The park is open seven days a week. Information: marina 760-389-2299, state park 760-389-2281, Silverwood Country store 760-389-2423.

BIG BEAR LAKE: Fishing continues to improve as the water cools. Trolling has produced some nice catches all along the circuit from the Solar Observatory east to Windy Point, along the north shore from the west public launch to the buoy line, or along the south shore between Metcalf and Boulder bays. Morning has been best trolling eight to 14 feet of water (1 1/2 to 2 1/2-colors of leadcore) with Needlefish and nightcrawlers. Bank anglers are seeing good action from Old Grays Landing to the Red House and along the south shore from Lagonita Point to Fisher Point. Best bite has been on PowerBait or Bait Pro in garlic, salmon egg, and cheese flavors using one to two foot leaders and fishing no more than 30 feet off the bank. Mornings before 9 a.m. or afternoons after 3 p.m. have been best. A few smallmouth are showing on plastics from the east end from Meadows Edge to the East Launch Ramp. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: No report. Lake, derby, and fishing information at 909-338-2233 or on the website at lakegregoryrecreation.com/fish. Fishing updates are posted on the park’s Facebook page.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: The boat rentals and the restrooms are closed for the season. Last trout plant was Oct. 11, and a few fish are still showing near the dam and off most of the points. The website is www.gvlfishing.com and the Facebook page is Green Valley Lake Fishing.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake has not been planted in over a month, and the parking lot is now closed. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana also have not been planted recently. For information, call the Mill Creek Visitor Center Tuesday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) at 909-382-2882 or the San Bernardino National Forest main office line at 909-382-2600.

Oct
26

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The crappie bite reported last week appears to have disappeared. No reports of them this week. There is still a pretty good morning bite on the largemouths in Cleghorn and Miller canyons on nightcrawlers or small reaction baits. Most are small. Tim Herrera, Redlands landed three bass to three pounds Saturday. The stripers are still fair off the marina docks, in Outhouse Cove, and at the dam, mostly on sardines. Amanda Doughelty, Yucca Valley, landed a four-pound striper off the dock with a garlic nightcrawler. Matt Jones, Highland, landed a pair of two-pound stripers on sardines in Outhouse. The first trout plants of the fall-winter season two and three weeks ago and another plant is slated for this week. Few reports this week, but the best are continues to be around the marina and into both Cleghorn and Miller canyons. Few catfish reported this week. Anglers should be aware of health advisories for the consumption of fish from this lake because of high PCB and mercury levels in the fish flesh and skin. Here’s the direct link to a PDF brochure explaining consumption recommendations: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pdf_zip/081013KioskadvySilverwood.pdf. Dock fishing is allowed for $3 for adults, $2 for kids and seniors. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Diamond Valley and Perris will be allowed at Silverwood. The park is open seven days a week. Information: marina 760-389-2299, state park 760-389-2281, Silverwood Country store 760-389-2423.

BIG BEAR LAKE: The warm weather hasn’t affected the trout action which continues fair to good. Shoreline anglers are getting some decent catches of fish to three pounds or a little better on garlic and salmon-egg flavored dough baits. Slip-bobber rigs fished in six to 20 feet of water is still the best bet. Trollers are running 200 to 300 feet offshore from Windy Point to the SS Relief and fishing no deeper than 20 feet with the usual array of trolled lures. A few crappie are showing in Papoose Bay, and the catfish and bullhead are fair. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: Fair action on nightcrawlers with garlic nightcrawlers, while a few trout are showing on floating dough baits, especially ones dipped in garlic. The park has an ongoing catfish ìderbyî through the end of October, and the biggest fish caught during the month will win a book of 10 fishing passes. Currently, the leader is a 1.27-pounder. Lake, derby, and fishing information at 909-338-2233 or on the website at lakegregoryrecreation.com/fish. Fishing updates are posted on the park’s Facebook page.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: The boat rentals and the restrooms are closed for the season. Last trout plant was Oct. 11, and a few fish are still showing near the dam and off most of the points. The website is www.gvlfishing.com and the Facebook page is Green Valley Lake Fishing.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake has not been planted in over a month. The forest service parking area is still open. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana were both planted three weeks ago. For information, call the Mill Creek Visitor Center Tuesday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) at 909-382-2882 or the San Bernardino National Forest main office line at 909-382-2600.

Sep
28

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The best action has been on catfish and stripers off the dock with some quality fish of both species showing. Also a pretty good bite on both near the dam and off the main lake points. Both species are showing on anchovies, sardines, and glow-nightcrawlers. Lots of one to three-pound fish and some bigger. The bluegill bite is fair off the marina rocks and at the dam. Most are hand-sized and showing on meal works or small jigs tipped with Crappie Nibbles. The largemouth bite is improving with cooler evenings and showing on small cranks and plastics, especially in Miller Canyon. Trout are mostly slow, but a few are showing for persistent bait anglers tossing PowerBait or inflated nightcrawlers in Cleghorn or Miller canyons. Anglers should be aware of health advisories for the consumption of fish from this lake because of high PCB and mercury levels in the fish flesh and skin. Here’s the direct link to a PDF brochure explaining consumption recommendations: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pdf_zip/081013KioskadvySilverwood.pdf. Dock fishing is allowed for $3 for adults, $2 for kids and seniors. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Diamond Valley and Perris will be allowed at Silverwood. The park is open seven days a week. Information: marina 760-389-2299, state park 760-389-2281, Silverwood Country store 760-389-2423.

BIG BEAR LAKE: Cooling evenings and cooler water temperatures are perking up the trout action. The shoreline bite is still best from Old Gray’s Landing to the buoy line (Red House) near the dam. Floating dough baits and inflated nightcrawlers fished on three to four-foot leaders is the trick — and use light leaders, no heavier than four-pound test. Slip-bobber rigs fished in 12 to 25 feet of water is still the way to go west of the buoy line. Trollers are fishing 12 to 25 feet deep with at mid-lake between the buoy line and Gilner Point. Morning fishing has been best. A few crappie are showing in Papoose Bay, and the catfish and bullhead are fair. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: No report. No recent DFW trout plants. Lake, derby, and fishing information at 909-338-2233 or on the website at lakegregoryrecreation.com/fish.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: Trout continue to show in fair numbers on both points and at the dam and water temperates have dropped dramatically. Bob Uyeda, West Covina, landed a 6-11 rainbow Tuesday this week on an inflated nightcrawler off Fisherman’s Point. Crappie are slow, and a few largemouth bass are still showing. More trout plants are slated before the season end Oct. 31. Lake staff is again giving away t-shirts for every trout six pounds or bigger, and there is a crappie raffle at the end of the season for everyone who catches (and keeps) from 15 up to the limit of 25 crappie and checks in at the boat house. Fees are $15 per adult, $10 for kids, seniors, veterans, and active duty military. Information: 909-867-2009 and the website is www.gvlfishing.com.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake was last planted with DFW rainbows four weeks ago. The forest service parking area is open. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana were both planted last week and three weeks ago. They are also slated to get fish next week. For information, call the Mill Creek Visitor Center Tuesday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) at 909-382-2882 or the San Bernardino National Forest main office line at 909-382-2600.

Sep
21

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The best action has been on catfish and stripers off the dock with some quality fish of both species showing. Also a pretty good bite on both near the dam and off the main lake points. Both species are showing on anchovies, sardines, and glow-nightcrawlers. Lots of two to three-pound fish and some bigger. Top fish reported this past week was an eight-pound catfish landed by Harold Hopner, Montclair, on a garlic nightcrawler off the dock. Stacy Wagner, Barstow, had five stripers to three pounds fishing in Miller Canyon. The bluegill bite is fair off the marina rocks and at the dam. Most are hand-sized and showing on meal works or small jigs tipped with Crappie Nibbles. The largemouth bite is improving with cooler evenings and showing on small cranks and plastics, especially in Miller Canyon. Steve Meyers, Ontario, had three bass for a 10-pound total weight, and his best fish was a six-pounder, all from Chemise on nightcrawlers. Trout are mostly slow, but a few are showing for persistent bait anglers tossing PowerBait or inflated nightcrawlers in Cleghorn or Miller canyons. Anglers should be aware of health advisories for the consumption of fish from this lake because of high PCB and mercury levels in the fish flesh and skin. Here’s the direct link to a PDF brochure explaining consumption recommendations: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pdf_zip/081013KioskadvySilverwood.pdf. Dock fishing is allowed for $3 for adults, $2 for kids and seniors. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Diamond Valley and Perris will be allowed at Silverwood. The park is open seven days a week. Information: marina 760-389-2299, state park 760-389-2281, Silverwood Country store 760-389-2423.

BIG BEAR LAKE: The trout and bass bites continue to improve with cooler evenings. Water clarity and dissolved oxygen levels also continued to improve. A few trout are showing for shoreline anglers fishing on the North Shore from Old Gray’s Landing to the Buoy Line (Red House) near the dam. Dough baits and inflated ëcrawlers fished on a three to four foot leader or a slip-bobber rig in deeper water. Boat anglers are either trolling very slowly with flashers and lures or drifting a nightcrawler on a slip-bobber rig mid-lake the buoy line to Gilner Point at depths of 12 to 25 feet. Early morning is best for shore or boat trout fishing. DFW trout were planted this week and two weeks ago. A few catfish are showing on cutbaits with added scent, and the panfish action is finally starting to show, especially in Papoose Bay, but the bite is still iffy. The bite on bullheads is wide open along all shorelines areas. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: No report. No recent DFW trout plants. Lake, derby, and fishing information at 909-338-2233 or on the website at lakegregoryrecreation.com/fish.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: There was a 1,500-pound plant of Jess Ranch rainbow trout three weeks ago, and the fish continue to show in fair numbers on both points and at the dam. Several large fish to eight pounds or better this week. Kevin Jones, Claremont, landed a 13-3 rainbow at Fred’s Stump on chartreuse PowerBait. Beto Soto, La Puente, landed an 8-8 on garlic PowerBait off Norma’s Point. Fly anglers are also doing well in this area on small midges fished under an indicator. Crappie are slow to fair, and a few largemouth bass are still showing. Lake staff is again giving away t-shirts for every trout six pounds or bigger, and there is a crappie raffle at the end of the season for everyone who catches (and keeps) from 15 up to the limit of 25 crappie and checks in at the boat house. Fees are $15 per adult, $10 for kids, seniors, veterans, and active duty military. Information: 909-867-2009 and the website is www.gvlfishing.com.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake was last planted with DFW rainbows three weeks ago. The forest service parking area is open. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana were both planted this week and two weeks ago. For information, call the Mill Creek Visitor Center Tuesday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) at 909-382-2882 or the San Bernardino National Forest main office line at 909-382-2600.

HIGH DESERT LAKES

HESPERIA LAKE: No report. No plant information available. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Cooler temperatures are finally improving the trout bite. Overall, the action is still fair at best, but that’s better than last week. A few more trout around two pounds are showing on PowerBait in salmon peach, garlic, and rainbow. Nightcrawlers or small trout jigs and plastics are also working. The bass bite has been slow to fair with fish to four pounds reported, and the bluegill action is fair and a few catfish are also being landed. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish season is ongoing and plants are weekly. Last plant will be week of Sept. 18. Information, call 760-245-2226.