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Aug
10

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The catfish bite has been very good off the marina dock and in most of the coves on cut baits. David Crowell, Summit Valley, had a three-fish stringer of cats that weighed 16-8, with his best fish a seven-pounds. All were caught off the dock on anchovies. Cody Kelsoe, Fontana, also had a seven-pound catfish. His was also off the dock but on a sardine. Adam Molina, 7, Victorville, landed a five-pound catfish on a nightcrawler off the dock. Also quite a few small stripers showing in this bite. Lug worms are also good for the striper, in addition to the cut baits. Largemouth are slow to fair with some topwater early and late and then plastics the rest of the time. No trout 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: Surface water temperatures are still in the low to mid-70s. These high temps have the trout in a funk, but a few fish 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 (sloooowly) with flashers and lures of 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 last week. 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: The trout bite has been fair. Most of the trout are showing in deeper water near the dam and inflated nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, and Power Worms have been the best. Crappie are fair with some nice stringers showing up at the boat house, and a few largemouth bass are also being caught, mostly in the mornings on topwater or plastics. 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 planted with DFW rainbows last week and 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 last 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.

Jul
20

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The stripers and catfish have been fair to good on blood worms or sardines, with Cleghorn the top spot for the cats and the dam area best for stripers. The marina area has also been producing both species. Billy Hughes, Alhambra, had 10 stripers to two pounds fishing nightcrawlers off the dock. Bob Monroe, Whittier, had two catfish and his best was a five pounds. Both were caught on nightcrawlers off the marina docks. The bite has been fair to good for trout early in the morning, mostly in Miller Canyon and the coves off the main channel. Anglers fishing garlic nightcrawlers, PowerBait, Mice Tails, small trout worms, and trout jigs are getting a few fish. Largemouth are slow to fair with some topwater early and late and then plastics the rest of the time. 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: Little change here with the heat. Bank anglers are getting a few fish off Gilner and Lagonita Point on the south shore or from Gray’s Landing to the dam on the north shore. The only bite has been before 9 or 10 a.m. in the morning on dough baits. Some evening action just before dark. Trollers are also having more difficultly the best bite in the center of the lake (not Trout Alley or the Trout Triangle) in six to 15 feet of water (1 1/2 to three colors of leadcore) with micro flashers and the small Thomas Buoyants and Needlefish in reds and golds or pearl bikini colors. Glo Dodgers trailing a wedding ring tipped off with a piece of nightcrawler has also been good. Only very slow trolling has been working, called ìdrift speedî by the locals. DFW trout plant this week. Bass have been fair with a lot of fish shallow on plastics and topwater lures are starting to work. The panfish bite is surprisingly slow. Lots of small bullhead along most shorelines. The carp bowfishing season is in full swing, with a lot of big carp in the shallows. 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 fair to good. Most of the trout are showing in deeper water near the dam and inflated nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, and Power Worms have been the best. Crappie are fair with some nice stringers showing up at the boat house, and a few largemouth bass are also being caught. 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 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 South Fork of the Santa Ana has 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.

Jul
13

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The bite has been fair to good for trout early in the morning, mostly in Miller Canyon and the coves off the main channel. Anglers fishing garlic nightcrawlers, PowerBait, Mice Tails, small trout worms, and trout jigs are getting a few fish. Paul Turner, Apple Valley, had three trout to two pounds in Miller on the garlic nightcrawlers. The stripers and catfish have been best on blood worms or sardines, with Cleghorn the top spot for the cats and the dam area best for stripers. Mark Daniels, Victorville, had two catfish to five pounds on shrimp in Cleghorn. Largemouth are slow to fair with some topwater early and late and then plastics the rest of the time. 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: Bank anglers are only getting a few fish off Gilner and Lagonita Point on the south shore or from Gray’s Landing to the dam on the north shore. The only bite has been before 9 or 10 a.m. in the morning on dough baits. Some evening action just before dark. Trollers are also having more difficultly the best bite in the center of the lake (not Trout Alley or the Trout Triangle) in six to 15 feet of water (1 1/2 to three colors of leadcore) with micro flashers and the small Thomas Buoyants and Needlefish in reds and golds or pearl bikini colors. Glo Dodgers trailing a wedding ring tipped off with a piece of nightcrawler has also been good. Only very slow trolling has been working, called ìdrift speedî by the locals. Bass have been fair with a lot of fish shallow on plastics and topwater lures are starting to work. The panfish bite is surprisingly slow. Lots of small bullhead along most shorelines. The carp bowfishing season is in full swing, with a lot of big carp in the shallows. 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 fair to good. Most of the trout are showing in deeper water near the dam and inflated nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, and Power Worms have been the best. Rick Hamamoto, Green Valley, landed a 9-13 rainbow on PowerBait. Crappie are fair with some nice stringers showing up at the boat house, and a few largemouth bass are also being caught. 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 planted with DFW rainbows last week and four weeks ago. The forest service parking area is open. The Santa Ana River was also planted last week, and the South Fork of the Santa Ana was 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.

Jun
29

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: Overall just fair action, with decent bites on stripers, catfish, and trout. The stripers and catfish have been best on sardine, with Cleghorn the top spot for the cats and the dam area best for stripers. Trout are showing on Kastmasters and inflated nightcrawlers in Miller Canyon. Tom Stephens, San Diego, had a four-pound catfish on sardines, while Kevin Stephens, Hesperia, had two stripers to three pounds on sardines in Twin Cove. Largemouth are slow to fair with some topwater early and late and then plastics the rest of the time. 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 fair to good. Lots of holdover plants from recent tournaments are showing, and the DFW planted last week and three weeks ago. Lots of nice one- to two-pound rainbows. Trollers are getting the most fish at the mid-lake and north shore spots slow-trolling Needlefish or flashers with nightcrawlers. Shore anglers fishing along the North Shore are also still scoring. The best tactic has been to use garlic and salmon egg-flavored PowerBaits. Weed growth is requiring longer leaders. Kevin Cooney and Daniel White, both Santa Ana, had seven rainbows to two pounds. 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 in the shallows. 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 was good over the weekend after a 500-pound plant of rainbows last Friday. Most of the trout are showing in deeper water near the dam and inflated nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, and Power Worms have been the best. Crappie are fair with some nice stringers showing up at the boat house, and a few largemouth bass are also being caught. 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 planted with DFW rainbows this last week and three weeks ago. The forest service parking area is open. The Santa Ana River was also planted last week and three weeks ago, and the South Fork of the Santa Ana received its first plant in over a month last 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.

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.