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Jun
08

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The catfish bite is really taking off with some good fish showing on cut baits, especially in Cleghorn and Sawpit. Paul Richmond, Alberta, Canada, had a 13-pound catfish on sardines in Cleghorn. Josh Simord, Pinon Hills, had a 12-pound catfish on cut sardnes in Sawpit. The stripers are still fair to good for anglers fishing cut baits or trolling flies or swimbaits. Most less than three pounds. The largemouth bite is fair on plastics and swimbaits, with some on topwater now. Trout action is fair with diligent anglers getting limits. William Cramsey, Apple Valley, landed five rainbows to 1-8 on nightcrawlers in Miller Canyon. No panfish reports. 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 action has stayed good with big fish to eight pounds reported thanks to recent plants for derbies. Also a DFW plant this week. The bite has been best along the North Shore, between old Gray’s Landing and the buoy line. The best tactic has been to use garlic and salmon egg-flavored PowerBaits on a short Carolina Rig, but trollers are also getting fish along the north shore. The largemouth bass bite has been fair on nightcrawlers, plastic worms, and small reaction baits. The smallmouth are also pretty fair, mostly on reaction baits. The carp bowfishing season is in full swing, with a lot of big carp moving into the shallows and sunning. The 14th Annual Carp Round Up at Big Bear Lake will be June 17-18. This is a bowfishing event sponsored by the Big Bear Municipal Water District. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: There was a 5,000-pound plant of Jess Ranch trout two weeks ago for the weekend derby. The bite has been very good on small jigs and PowerBait, especially at the baseball field shoreline. 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: The trout action has been hampered by winds that last few days, but overall the action is pretty fair with the best bite on corn-flavored PowerBait. There is good action on crappie and pumpkinseed, with the fish massing in big schools. The crappie have been bigger this year with fish to one pound reported. 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. The lake is now charging its regular fees of $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 planted with DFW rainbows this week, last week, and three weeks ago. The forest service parking area is open. The Santa Ana River was also planted this week, last week, and three weeks ago, but the most recent plant on the South Fork of the Santa Ana was five 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.

Jun
01

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The waters levels have been yo-yoing up and down this week and this has made for a little tougher fishing. The striper and catfish bites have stayed pretty fair, and while the trout bite has slowed for shore anglers, the troll bite is pretty good as the fish move deeper. The stripers are best on lugworms, sardines, and nightcrawlers in Cleghorn, with quite a few catfish showing on these same baits. Josh Roberts, Riverside, had a 10-pound catfish on a nightcrawler in Cleghorn. The largemouth bite is fair on plastics and swimbaits, with some on topwater now. 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: Busy holiday weekend, but the trout action has stayed fair to good with big fish planted for the May Trout Classic still showing. The bite has been best along the North Shore, between old Gray’s Landing and the buoy line. The best tactic has been to use garlic and salmon egg-flavored PowerBaits on a short Carolina Rig, but trollers are also getting fish along the north shore. Scott Lopez, Running Springs, had rainbows at 7.19 and 2.81 pounds, the bigger on one a gold Kastmaster and the other on a fly-lined nightcralwer, and both on two-pound test. The good largemouth bass bite has been fair on nightcrawlers, plastic worms, and small reaction baits. The smallmouth are also pretty good. The carp bowfishing season is in full swing, with a lot of big carp moving into the shallows and sunning. The 14th Annual Carp Round Up at Big Bear Lake will be June 17-18. This is a bowfishing event sponsored by the Big Bear Municipal Water District. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: There was a 5,000-pound plant of Jess Ranch trout last week for the weekend derby. The bite has been very good on small jigs and PowerBait, especially at the baseball field shoreline. 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: The trout action has been hampered by winds that last few days, but overall the action is pretty fair with the best bite on corn-flavored PowerBait. Top fish over the weekend was a 2-10. There is good action on crappie and pumpkinseed, with the fish massing in big schools. The crappie have been bigger this year with fish to one pound reported. 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. The lake is now charging its regular fees of $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 planted with DFW rainbows this week and two weeks ago. The forest service parking area is open. The Santa Ana River was also planted this week and two weeks ago, but the most recent plant on the South Fork of the Santa Ana was four 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.

May
25

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The trout action has finally started to slow down a little, but many anglers are still getting from two to five-fish limits. The best bite has been on inflated nightcrawlers, PowerBait, or small trout plastics fished in Miller and Cleghorn canyons, but fish are showing in lesser numbers all around the lake. Jeremy Godoy, Victorville, had a pair of two-pound rainbows from Twin Cove. The stripers have been fair to good with bigger fish at the dam and smaller fish around the marina. Best bite has been on lug worms, trolled flies, or nightcrawlers. Stephen Coffee, Apple Valley, had a pair of stripers and the bigger one was six pounds. Tyler Potter, Redlands, landed a five-pound striper on a nightcrawler in Twin Cove. There is also a pretty good largemouth bite on plastics and swimbaits, with some on topwater now. A few catfish showing. 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: Very busy this past weekend for the May Trout Classic, but the trout action was good along the North Shore, between old Gray’s Landing and the buoy line. The best tactic has been to use garlic and salmon egg-flavored PowerBaits on a short Carolina Rig, but trollers are also getting fish along the north shore. The good largemouth bass bite has continued, a little slower this week, but still pretty decent. Most of the action has been on nightcrawlers, plastic worms, and small reaction baits. The smallmouth are also pretty good. The carp bowfishing season is in full swing, with a lot of big carp moving into the shallows and sunning. 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: The trout bite has been pretty good after a Jess Ranch plant (500 pounds) last Thursday. Top fish reported was a 3-10 rainbow. There is good action on crappie and pumpkinseed, with the fish massing in big schools. The crappie have been bigger this year with fish to one pound reported this week. 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. The lake is now charging its regular fees of $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 planted with DFW rainbows this week and two weeks ago. The forest service parking area is open. The Santa Ana River was also planted this week and two weeks ago, but the most recent plant on the South Fork of the Santa Ana was four 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.

May
11

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: Trout action has been excellent with many anglers taking home five-fish limits of rainbows up to 1-8 or bigger. The best bite has been on inflated nightcrawlers, PowerBait, or small trout plastics fished in Cleghorn, Miller, or around the marina. Dale and Kevin Brown, Apple Valley, had 10 trout on nightcrawlers at the rock island. Miguel Salazar Jr., Apple Valley, landed a five-pound rainbow on an orange Power Worm in Cleghorn. The lake has been planted at least six times in the past four weeks. The stripers have been nearly as good as the trout with a lot of fish to four pounds showing on lug worms, trolled flies, or nightcrawlers, especially at the dam. There is also a pretty good largemouth bite on plastics and swimbaits. A few catfish showing, and this bite is improving. 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 have been good along the North Shore, between old Gray’s Landing and the buoy line. The best tactic has been to use garlic and salmon egg-flavored PowerBaits on a short Carolina Rig, but trollers are also getting fish along the north shore. Mel Frese, Big Bear, landed a three-pound rainbow on PowerBait. The good largemouth bass bite has continued, a little slower this week, but still pretty decent. Most of the action has been on nightcrawlers, plastic worms, and small reaction baits. The smallmouth are also pretty good. The carp bowfishing season is in full swing, with a lot of big carp moving into the shallows and sunning. Harve Maloy, Big Bear, arrowed a big carp at 19.5 pounds. The Hall Family May Trout Classic will be May 20-21 with $8,000 in prizes for the biggest fish. Trophy trout will be planted before the event. Entry fee is $75. For Classic information, call 909-866-5796 or go to http://www.bbmwd.com/may-trout-classic/. All the public marinas are open. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

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

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: DFW trout plants two and three weeks ago. Private plants will start in mid-May, but no exact date set yet, but Jess Ranch plants could begin this week. Lake conditions are good with some of the DFW trout and holdover fish showing already. The lake began charging fees this past weekend, and it will charge again this weekend (but not during the week). The fees those weekends will be reduced to $10 for adults and $5 for kids, seniors, veterans, and active duty military. There will be no charge during the week between those dates. Starting May 15, the lake will begin charging its regular fees of $15 per adult, $10 for kids, seniors, veterans, and active duty miliary. Information: 909-867-2009 and the website is www.gvlfishing.com.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake was planted with DFW rainbows this week, two weeks ago, and four weeks ago. The forest service parking area is open. The Santa Ana River was also on the list for this week, while the South Fork of the Santa Ana was last planted 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.

Apr
20

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: There were three trout plants last week, none of them on the DFW plant last. More trout are slated to go in this week in the lake and in Miller Canyon Creek, just above the lake. The trout action has been good to excellent around the marina and in both Miller and Cleghorn canyons on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and PowerBait. Most of the fish around a pound. Ken Pacheco, San Bernardino, had five rainbows to 1-8 on spinner at the dock. With all the trout plants it was also a week for big stripers. Matt Tomkinson, Oak Hills, landed a 26-pounder on a swimbait, while James Walls, Strathmore, had a 17-pounder. The big fish are best on trout-like swimbaits, while there is a fair to good bite on smaller stripers to four pounds on trolled flies, small swimbaits, or cut baits. There is also a pretty fair largemouth bite on plastics and swimbaits. A few catfish showing, but this bite is mostly 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: All the public marinas are now open. Trout have been good along the North Shore, between old Gray’s Landing and the buoy line. The best tactic has been to use garlic and salmon egg-flavored PowerBaits on a short Carolina Rig. The other news is the good to excellent largemouth bass bite that broke wide open two weeks ago and has continued. Most of the action has been on nightcrawlers, plastic worms, and small reaction baits. The smallmouth are also pretty good. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

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

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: DFW trout plant this week, but no information available on the GVL fishing program for this year. Information: 909-867-2009 and the website is www.gvlfishing.com.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake is on the DFW trout plant schedule for this week. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana River have not been planted recently.

Apr
06

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: All the bites are starting to take off here. The largemouth bass are starting to move up in a major movement of pre-spawn fish. The bite is fair to good on plastics and swimbaits. The stripers are also still fair to good for anglers trolling flies or tossing swimbaits with dam-inlet area, the mouth of Cleghorn and Miller canyons, and the main lake points. The trout also have been good, and a DFW plant went in three weeks ago. The trout are best in Cleghorn and Sawpit areas, with PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, and small trout plastics all producing fish. A few catfish showing, but this bite is mostly 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: All the public marinas opened this past weekend. The trout action continues to be good. The North Shore, between old Gray’s Landing and the buoy line, is where shoreline anglers are consistently getting trout. The best tactic has been to use garlic and salmon eff-flavored PowerBaits on a short Carolina Rig. Water temps range from 38 to 41 degrees and the fish are cruising close to shore (30 to 40 feet off the shoreline). 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.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: No report. Information: 909-867-2009 and the website, with an in-depth fishing report, is www.gvlfishing.com.

JENKS LAKE REGION: The Santa Ana River, the South Fork of the Santa Ana River, and Jenks Lake have not been planted recently.

Mar
30

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: All the bites are starting to take off here. The largemouth bass are starting to move up in a major movement of pre-spawn fish. Not many up real shallow and fanning beds, yet, the bite is fair to good on plastics and swimbaits. The stripers are also still fair to good for anglers trolling flies or tossing swimbaits with dam-inlet area, the mouth of Cleghorn and Miller canyons, and the main lake points. The trout also have been good, and a DFW plant went in two weeks ago. The trout are best in Cleghorn and Sawpit areas, with PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, and small trout plastics all producing fish. A few catfish showing, but this bite is mostly slow. William Cramsey, Apple Valley, had a limit of five trout to 1-8, a three-pound striper, and a 29-inch catfish, all caught on nightcrawlers in Miller Canyon. 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 action continues to be good. The North Shore, between old Gray’s Landing and the buoy line, is where shoreline anglers are consistently getting trout. The best tactic has been to use garlic and salmon eff-flavored PowerBaits on a short Carolina Rig. Water temps range from 38 to 41 degrees and the fish are cruising close to shore (30 to 40 feet off the shoreline). 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.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: No report. Information: 909-867-2009 and the website, with an in-depth fishing report, is www.gvlfishing.com.
JENKS LAKE REGION: The Santa Ana River, the South Fork of the Santa Ana River, and Jenks Lake have not been planted recently.

Mar
09

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: Warm weather is kicking the action into gear — or maybe there are just more anglers fishing. The striper bite has been good for anglers trolling flies or tossing swimbaits with dam-inlet area, the mouth of Cleghorn and Miller canyons, and the main lake points all producing fish to five pounds. Most are smaller, from one to two pounds. Don Sunard, Pinon Hills, had three stripers to three pounds on lug worms in Cleghorn. The trout also have been good after a DFW plant last week and another plant is slated for next week. The trout are best in Cleghorn and Sawpit areas, with PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, and small trout plastics all producing fish. A limit of five rainbows up to 1-8 was posted by Steve Jones, Victorville, fishing nightcrawlers in Cleghorn. A few catfish showing, but this bite is mostly slow. Mark Swanson, Hesperia, landed a five-pound cat on worms in Sawpit. No largemouth or panfish reports. 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: There has been pretty fair fishing for holdover rainbows. Trout to four pounds reported this week, mostly on inflated nightcrawlers in six to 18 feet of water. 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.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: No report. Information: 909-867-2009 and the website, with an in-depth fishing report, is www.gvlfishing.com.
JENKS LAKE REGION: The Santa Ana River, the South Fork of the Santa Ana River, and Jenks Lake have not been planted recently.

Mar
02

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: Still mostly slow fishing, but a few catfish and stripers are showing again, and the trout action is fair after a DFW plant last Tuesday. The catfish have been best on shrimp, while the stripers are best on lug worms or trolled flies. Brandon Carter, Pinon Hills, had four catfish to six pounds on shrimp in the Sawpit area. Kanov Awafa, Victorville, landed a 3-8 striper on a lug worm off the dock. Trout are showing on PowerBait, small jigs, and Power Mice in Miller and Cleghorn canyons. Ryan Fonti, Apple Valley, had three rainbows on PowerBait. No largemouth or panfish reports. 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: There has been pretty fair fishing for holdover rainbows when the lake isn’t iced over. Trout to four pounds reported this week, mostly on inflated nightcrawlers in six to 18 feet of water. 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.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: No report. Information: 909-867-2009 and the website, with an in-depth fishing report, is www.gvlfishing.com.

JENKS LAKE REGION: The Santa Ana River, the South Fork of the Santa Ana River, and Jenks Lake have not been planted recently.

Feb
16

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: All the bites were slow over the past week, but a DFW trout plant this week should perk things. There was also a double DFW plant two weeks ago. This bite has been fair around the marina and in Miller Canyon. The striper and catfish bites has been slow with light fishing pressure. A few stripers have been reported around the marina and in the Twin Cove area. Tim Miller, Rancho Cucamonga, landed two stripers with his best at four pounds. No largemouth or panfish reports. 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 lake is pretty much frozen over right now, shutting down the fishing. 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.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: No report. Information: 909-867-2009 and the website, with an in-depth fishing report, is www.gvlfishing.com.
JENKS LAKE REGION: The Santa Ana River, the South Fork of the Santa Ana River, and Jenks Lake have not been planted recently.

Feb
09

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: There were a pair of DFW trout plants last week on Wednesday and Friday, and the bite has been pretty good around the marina and in Miller Canyon. There will be another plant next week. Sam Jenkins, Apple Valley, had five rainbows to two pounds on nightcrawlers in Miller, while Jeff Miller, Hesperia, had a pair of two-pound rainbows off the dock. The striper and catfish bites has been slow with light fishing pressure. No other reports. 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 lake is pretty much frozen over right now, shutting down the fishing. 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.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: No report. Information: 909-867-2009 and the website, with an in-depth fishing report, is www.gvlfishing.com.
JENKS LAKE REGION: The Santa Ana River, the South Fork of the Santa Ana River, and Jenks Lake have not been planted recently.

Jan
26

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The striper bite has been fair to good on trolled flies, but a few fish are also showing on sardines. Best spots have been at the dam, the inlet, and up the main channel. Weather has keep most anglers away this past week. There is also the odd catfish showing in this bite. The trout action remains fair and a DFW plant went in last week. The best action has been on inflated nightcrawlers and PowerBait, with some on small jigs. Largemouth bass are very slow with only a few on plastics or jigs in deeper water. 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 lake is pretty much frozen over right now, shutting down the fishing. 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.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: No report. Information: 909-867-2009 and the website, with an in-depth fishing report, is www.gvlfishing.com.
JENKS LAKE REGION: The Santa Ana River, the South Fork of the Santa Ana River, and Jenks Lake have not been planted recently.

Dec
01

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The trout action remains fair to good plants last Wednesday, and two and four weeks ago. The best action has been in around the marina and up into Cleghorn and Miller canyons on inflated nightcrawlers and PowerBait, with some on small jigs. The striper are showing in fair numbers at the dam, the inlet, and up the main channel on swimbaits, while quite a few smaller fish are showing on sardines off the dock. Most of the fish are one to three pounds, but some bigger fish are starting to come in. Tom McDonald, Victorville, landed a six-pound striper on sardines in the main channel. Most of the other bites slowed down with only the odd catfish showing on chicken liver, sardines, and nightcrawlers in deeper water. A few largemouth bass are also showing along most shorelines again with both plastic worms and cranks on rocky ledges and steep drop-offs. Anglers should be aware of health warnings 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: Light fishing pressure but fair to good trout action for shore anglers. The best action has been on PowerBait or inflated nightcrawlers fished on two to four-foot leaders near the dam and at the Juniper Point. Lots of fish in the 1-8 to two-pound class, and some up into the four-pound range. 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.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: No report. Information: 909-867-2009 and the website, with an in-depth fishing report, is www.gvlfishing.com.
JENKS LAKE REGION: The Santa Ana River, the South Fork of the Santa Ana River, and Jenks Lake have not been planted recently.

Nov
24

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The trout action remains fair to good after a plants last week and three weeks ago. The best action has been in around the marina and up into Cleghorn and Miller canyons on inflated nightcrawlers and PowerBait, with some on small jigs. Ryan Walker, Victorville, had a pair of one-pound rainbows on PowerBait from shore. The striper are showing in fair numbers at the dam, the inlet, and up the main channel on swimbaits, while quite a few smaller fish are showing on sardines off the dock. Most of the fish are one to three pounds, but some bigger fish are starting to come in. Tanner Finn, Rancho Cucamonga, had 10 stripers with most in the four-pound class, all caught on lures at the dam and inlet. Antonio Sanchez, San Bernardino, had a stringer of stripers to four pounds on sardines. Most of the other bites slowed down with only the odd catfish showing on chicken liver, sardines, and nightcrawlers in deeper water. A few largemouth bass are also showing along most shorelines again with both plastic worms and cranks on rocky ledges and steep drop-offs. Slow other species. Anglers should be aware of health warnings 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: Light fishing pressure but fair to good trout action for shore anglers. The best action has been on PowerBait or inflated nightcrawlers fished on two to four-foot leaders near the dam and at the Juniper Point. Lots of fish in the 1-8 to two-pound class, and some up into the four-pound range. 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.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: No report. Information: 909-867-2009 and the website, with an in-depth fishing report, is www.gvlfishing.com.
JENKS LAKE REGION: The Santa Ana River, the South Fork of the Santa Ana River, and Jenks Lake have not been planted recently.

Nov
03

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: An unannounced DFW trout plant went in last Friday and the bite has been good around the marina and into both Cleghorn and Miller canyons. Jim Maxwell, Adelanto, had five rainbows that weighed about 10 pounds fishing nightcrawler off the marina dock. The striper have also moved around the marina and are showing on sardines, blood worms, and swimbaits. The stripers are also showing at the dam and in Miller Canyon. Most of the fish are one to three pounds, but some bigger fish are starting to come in. The catfish bite has stayed fair with chicken liver, sardines, and nightcrawlers the best baits. Earl Allison, San Bernardino, had a six-pound cat on chicken liver off the dock. A few largemouth bass are also showing along most shorelines again with both plastic worms and cranks on rocky ledges and steep drop-offs. Slow other species. Anglers should be aware of health warnings 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: Very light fishing pressure, but still a fair trout bite for anglers fishing the north shore, especially near the dam, is the best area and the slip-bobber rig and nightcrawlers is the best bet. 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.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: The trout bite is slowing with no more plants this season. A few fish are still showing in the upper end of the lake between the aerators, Norma’s Point, and Fisherman’s Point. Most fish showing on PowerBait, small jigs, or inflated nightcrawlers. Light fishing pressure. Fishing fees are $15 per adult, $10 for kids. Information: 909-867-2009 and the website, with an in-depth fishing report, is www.gvlfishing.com.
JENKS LAKE REGION: The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana River were planted with trout two weeks ago. No recent plants in Jenks Lake.