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Dec
08

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

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

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

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

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

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

Nov
16

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

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

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

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

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

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

Oct
26

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

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

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

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

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

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

Sep
28

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

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

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

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

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

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

Sep
21

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

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

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

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

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

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

HIGH DESERT LAKES

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

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

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

Sep
14

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

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

BIG BEAR LAKE: The trout and bass bites continue to improve with cooler evenings. Water clarity and dissolved oxygen levels also continued to improve. A few trout are showing for shoreline anglers fishing on the North Shore from Old Gray’s Landing to the Buoy Line (Red House) near the dam. Dough baits and inflated ëcrawlers fished on a three to four foot leader or a slip-bobber rig in deeper water. Boat anglers are either trolling very slowly with flashers and lures or drifting a nightcrawler on a slip-bobber rig mid-lake the buoy line to Gilner Point at depths of 12 to 25 feet. Early morning is best for shore or boat trout fishing. DFW trout were planted last week and slated for next 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: There was a 1,500-pound plant of Jess Ranch rainbow trout two weeks ago, and the fish continue to show in fair numbers on both points and at the dam. Fly anglers are also doing well in this area on small midges fished under an indicator. Crappie are slow to fair, and a few largemouth bass are still showing. Lake staff is again giving away t-shirts for every trout six pounds or bigger, and there is a crappie raffle at the end of the season for everyone who catches (and keeps) from 15 up to the limit of 25 crappie and checks in at the boat house. Fees are $15 per adult, $10 for kids, seniors, veterans, and active duty military. Information: 909-867-2009 and the website is www.gvlfishing.com.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake was planted with DFW rainbows two and four weeks ago. The forest service parking area is open. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana were both planted last week and three weeks ago. 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.

Aug
24

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAIN WATERS

SILVERWOOD: The catfish bite has been very good off the marina docks, at the dam, and in Cleghorn. The best action has been on anchovies, sardines, and glow-nightcrawlers. Lot of two to three-pound fish and some bigger. Lynne McCormick, Lancaster, had an eight-pound catfish on chicken liver from Chemise. Jonathan Dewey, Apple Valley, had a five-pound striper and a couple of 2 1/2-pound stripers on anchovies off the marina docks. Toni Spinarte, Chula Vista, had a three-pound striper to top off her 12-pound stringer of stripers and bluegill. The striper have been good on the same baits and same located as the catfish, but most are under three pounds. The bluegill bite has been pretty good over the past week off the marina rocks and at the dam. Most are hand-sized and showing on meal works or small jigs tipped with Crappie Nibbles. The largemouth bite is improving with cooler evening and showing on small cranks and plastics, especially 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: Surface water temperatures are still in the low 70s, but are finally starting to drop with cooler nights. Overall, the bite remains slow to fair. A few trout are showing for shoreline anglers fishing on the North Shore from Old Gray’s Landing to the Buoy Line (Red House) near the dam. Dough baits and inflated ëcrawlers fished on a three to four foot leader or a slip-bobber rig in deeper water. Boat anglers are either trolling (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 and three weeks ago. They are also scheduled to go in next 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 to good with a lot of two and three-pound fish, especially for anglers fishing off the point. The best action has been rainbow, peach or corn-flavored PowerBaits or inflated nightcrawlers. There was a a 500-pound trout plant from Jess Ranch last Thursday. Crappie are slow to fair, and a few largemouth bass are still showing. Lake staff is again giving away t-shirts for every trout six pounds or bigger, and there is a crappie raffle at the end of the season for everyone who catches (and keeps) from 15 up to the limit of 25 crappie and checks in at the boat house. Fees are $15 per adult, $10 for kids, seniors, veterans, and active duty military. Information: 909-867-2009 and the website is www.gvlfishing.com.

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

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.