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Jul
12

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: Good striper fishing as continued this week for a lot of anglers fishing bait off the dock or Twin Cove, through the main channel on points, the quarry area, or at the dam. Anchovies, sardines, lug worms, and nightcrawlers have been the best baits. The fish are from one to four pounds and a few 10-fish limits have been reported. The fish are mostly showing in 15 to 40 feet of water. Fredrick Chanthavong, Rancho Cucamonga, had eight stripers to five pounds on anchovies off the dock. Skyler Haverman, Pinon Hills, had six stripers to a pound near the dock. A fair to good bite on catfish in most coves, especially in rocky areas, on cut baits, with Cleghorn probably the best spot. Fish to four pounds reported this week. Anglers walking in or staying in the campground are reporting pretty good nice action. The largemouth bass are fair with a few reports on topwater, cranks, and plastics early and late in the day. The bluegill have been fair with mostly small fish around the marina and in most coves on meal worms, red worms, wax worms, crickets, and nightcrawler pieces. 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 boat pressure has been pretty heavy since July 4. This and the heat have really impacted the fishing, and the trout action has been slow to fair. The best action is very early in the morning and the best bank action has been along the north shore from from Old Gray’s Landing to the buoy line at the dam. This is also where the weed growth is the least and there is little algae. Boat anglers are having the best luck trolling or drifting 200 to 300 feet off of the South shore between Metcalfe Bay and the buoy line using two to three colors of leadcore with live bait behind a wedding ring or micro flashers. Needlefish in pearl with Red, bikini, or copper with a red head, or a Thomas Buoyant in a the red and gold have been the best lures. A few bass are showing out of deeper structure, especially off Garstin Island and from the old ski beach up to Papoose Bay. Plastics and reaction baits early and late are best. Lots of bullhead and panfish. For information on fishing or the tournament, call Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: No report. DFW trout plant last week. Lake 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: There was a Jess Ranch trout plant last week and a DFW plant two weeks ago. The bite has been just fair with the heat, but some fish to three pounds reported and a few decent stringers. Thomas and Nicolas Burns, Garden Grove, had three trout to 2-9 on garlic meal worms at the dam. The website is www.gvlfishing.com and the Facebook page is Green Valley Lake Fishing.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake parking lot is open. No fishing reports, but DFW trout plant went in two weeks ago. The Santa Ana River was also 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.

Jul
05

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: Good striper fishing as continued this week for a lot of anglers fishing bait off the dock or Twin Cove, through the main channel on points, or at the dam. Anchovies, sardines, lug worms, and nightcrawlers have been the best baits. The fish are from one to four pounds and a few 10-fish limits have been reported. The fish are mostly showing in 15 to 40 feet of water. A fair to good bite on catfish in most coves, especially in rocky areas, on cut baits. Juan Flores, Ontario, landed a seven-pound bass on a nightcrawler in Cleghorn. The largemouth bass are fair with a few reports on topwater, cranks, and plastics early and late in the day. Jason Duran, Ontario, landed a 2-4 largemouth on a crankbait in Outhouse Cove. The bluegill have been fair to good with mostly small fish around the marina and in most coves on meal worms, red worms, wax worms, crickets, and nightcrawler pieces. There have been a few crappie to about a pound caught on small jigs with Crappie Nibbles off the dock and in brushy coves in the main channel. The fish are in eight to 20 feet of water. Few trout reports. 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 action is good in the west end of the lake (west of Eagle Point and the Solor Observatory). The early-morning bite has been the best bet. There have been a lot of fish from two to four pounds for both shore and troll anglers. Top trolling routes have been from the west ramp to the SS Relief just 150 to 200 feet offshore, and the same distance offshore on the south side of the lake between Metcalf and Papoose bays. Small spoons or Rapalas on one to two-and-a-half colors of leadcore has been the ticket. Shore anglers are doing best in the same areas fishing PowerBait or Gulp! baits on three-foot leaders of two- to four-pound test. The early morning spoon bite is also good with fly-line nightcrawlers. The largemouth and smallmouth bite has been pretty good, especially the mouths of Boulder and Papoose Bays. Shallow diving crank baits, plastics, and jigs are all getting some good fish. The bite on small bullhead is just starting, but the bluegill bite is still off. For information on fishing or the tournament, call Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: No report. DFW trout plant last week. Lake 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: There were both DFW and Jess Ranch trout plants last week, and the bite has been pretty good, with a number of fish in the four-pound class or better. Most are one- to two-pound class fish. The best action has been on small jigs, small lures, and flies, with just fair action on inflated nightcrawler and PowerBait. The website is www.gvlfishing.com and the Facebook page is Green Valley Lake Fishing.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake parking lot is open. No fishing reports, but DFW trout plants went in this week, two weeks ago, and three weeks ago. The Santa Ana River was also planted last week. It has been over a month since the last plants in the Santa Ana and the South Fork of the Santa Ana. 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
28

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: Limit-style striper fishing as continued this week for a lot of anglers fishing bait off the dock or Twin Cove, through the main channel on points, or at the dam. Anchovies, sardines, lug worms, and nightcrawlers have been the best baits. The fish are from one to four pounds with a lot of 10-fish limits that weigh 25-or-more pounds, and they are mostly showing in 15 to 40 feet of water. Tanner Finn, Rancho Cucamonga, landed a six-pound striper on anchovies at the dam. There have been a few crappie to about a pound caught on small jigs with Crappie Nibbles off the dock and in brushy coves in the main channel. The fish are in eight to 20 feet of water. A fair to good bite on catfish in most coves on cut baits. The bluegill have been fair to good with mostly small fish around the marina and in most coves on meal worms, red worms, wax worms, crickets, and nightcrawler pieces. The largemouth bass are fair with a few reports on topwater, cranks, and plastics early and late in the day. Few trout reports. 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 action is good in the west end of the lake (west of Eagle Point and the Solor Observatory). The early-morning bite has been the best bet. There have been a lot of fish from two to four pounds for both shore and troll anglers. Top trolling routes have been from the west ramp to the SS Relief just 150 to 200 feet offshore, and the same distance offshore on the south side of the lake between Metcalf and Papoose bays. Small spoons or Rapalas on one to two-and-a-half colors of leadcore has been the ticket. Shore anglers are doing best in the same areas fishing PowerBait or Gulp! baits on three-foot leaders of two- to four-pound test. The early morning spoon bite is also good with fly-line nightcrawlers. The largemouth and smallmouth bite has been pretty good, especially the mouths of Boulder and Papoose Bays. Shallow diving crank baits, plastics, and jigs are all getting some good fish. The bite on small bullhead is just starting, but the bluegill bite is still off. For information on fishing or the tournament, call Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: No report. DFW trout plant this week. Lake 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: There is a DFW trout plant is slated for this week, and there was a 500-pound plant of Jess Ranch rainbows last Thursday and two weeks ago. Both plants included 100 pounds of trophy trout. The bite has been pretty good, with a number of fish in the four-pound class or better. Most are one- to two-pound class fish. The best action has been on small jigs, small lures, and flies, with just fair action on inflated nightcrawler and PowerBait. The website is www.gvlfishing.com and the Facebook page is Green Valley Lake Fishing.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake parking lot is open. No fishing reports, but DFW trout plants went in this week, two weeks ago, and three weeks ago. The Santa Ana River was also planted this week, and the Santa Ana and the South Fork of the Santa Ana were planted 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.

Jun
07

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: Lots of activity on the lake and rising water temps have slowed things a bit, especially on the weekend. But the stripers are fair to good with most pan-sized fish around 1 1/2- to two pounds, and they are showing on cut baits, lug worms, and an occasional fish on a swimbait. Stripers have been best off the dam, but some are showing from Twin Cove and around the marina. Most of the fish have been in 30 to 40 feet of water. Some bigger fish in the main channel on swimbaits. Serena Artishon, Upland, landed a five-pound striper at the dam on a nightcrawler. The bluegill have been fair to good with a lot of small fish around the marina and in most coves on meal worms, red worms, wax worms, crickets, and nightcrawler pieces. A fish half-pound fish. The largemouth bass are slow to fair with a few reports on topwater, cranks, and plastics. Michael Bernhein, Pomona, had a three-pounder on a topwater. Few trout reports. Slow to fair catfish action on cut baits, and only a few carp showing. Antonio Romero, Victorville, landed an 8-0 carp on a lug worm. 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 BBMWD has been supplementing the DFW trout stocks with fish since March, and the action has been very good in the west end of the lake (west of Eagle Point and the Solor Observatory). The early-morning bite has been the best bet. There have been a lot of fish from two to four pounds for both shore and troll anglers. Top trolling routes have been from the west ramp to the SS Relief just 150 to 200 feet offshore, and the same distance offshore on the south side of the lake between Metcalf and Papoose bays. Small spoons or Rapalas on one to two-and-a-half colors of leadcore has been the ticket. Shore anglers are doing best in the same areas fishing PowerBait on three-foot leaders of two- to four-pound test. The early morning spoon bite is also good with fly-line nightcrawlers also producing fish early. The largemouth and smallmouth bite has been pretty good, especially the mouths of Boulder and Papoose Bays. Shallow diving crank baits, plastics, and jigs are all getting some good fish. The bite on small bullhead is just starting, but the bluegill bite is still off. The Annual Fishing for 50K tournament will be this weekend (June 9-10). For information on fishing or the tournament, call Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: No report. Lake 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: There were both DFW and Jess Ranch plants two weeks ago, and the bite has been pretty good since. The plants were 900 and 1,200 pounds respectively (more than double normal from Jess Ranch), and there were 100-plus pounds of trophy fish in the Jess Ranch plant. A couple of six-plus pounders were caught this past weekend, including fish at 7-6 and 7-0. Still the best action on small jigs and flies, but more the inflated nightcrawler and PowerBait bite has improved. The website is www.gvlfishing.com and the Facebook page is Green Valley Lake Fishing.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake parking lot is open. No fishing reports, but the first DFW trout plant is went in this week. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana got plants ñ the first of the season — 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.

May
31

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The stripers are fair to good with most pan-sized fish around 1 1/2- to two pounds, and they are showing on cut baits, lug worms, and an occasional fish on a swimbait. Stripers have been best off the dam, but some are showing from Twin Cove and around the marina. Most of the fish have been in 30 to 40 feet of water. Some bigger fish in the main channel on swimbaits. Tyler and Mark Abott, Crestline, had a stringer of 18 stripers to three pounds on anchovies off the dock. The trout bite has continued fair to good in Cleghorn and Miller Canyons. The most recent plants were three weeks ago, but there were bonus fish, including brown trout in those plants. The best action has been on inflated nightcrawlers, Mice Tails, lug worms, and small spinners or jigs. The fish have been up to 1 1/2-pounds. Slow to fair catfish action on cut baits, while the largemouth and bluegill have also been slow to fair on plastics and wax worms, respectively. A few crappie to 1-8 reported. 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 remains good with the best bite 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 good near the solar observatory and along Trout Alley. 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: The dual trout plants last week for the Memorial Weekend Trout Derby made for fair to good action, and the winning fish was a 28-inch, 9.46-pound rainbow caught by Matthew McIntosh, Rancho Cucamonga. 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: The second trout private plant (500 pounds) of the season went in two weeks ago, and DFW trout went in last week. The action was good over the weekend, but most of the trout were caught on flies or small jigs. The PowerBait and inflated nightcrawler action was slow. Fish to eight pounds reported. The website is www.gvlfishing.com and the Facebook page is Green Valley Lake Fishing.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake parking lot is open. No fishing reports, but the first DFW trout plant is slated for next week. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana were slated to get their first plants of the season this 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.

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.