Updated February 10, 2006

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Northern Region


Almanor Lake

.Fishing is great on the flats in front of the town of Chester.  Rapalas in black/gold or silver or Uncle Larry's spinner in orange/gold tipped with a 2 inch brown grub worked best when attached to a Sep's planer from the surface down to 8 feet.  For more information contact Lassen View Resort at (530) 596-3437.

Antelope Lake

.For more information contact The Dam Company at (916) 284-7126.

Benbow Lake

.For more information contact Benbow Lake at (707) 923-3238.

Black Butte Lake

.Great action on catfish, bluegill, and bass.  Crappie action is still good, too, on minnows or jigs.  For more information contact the Black butte Marina at (530) 865-2665.

Blue Lake

.Trout anglers are taking 2-4 fish per outing by trolling while anglers from the shoreline are finding a few less.  Bass fishing is fair.  For more information contact Le Trianon Resort at (707) 275-2262.

Bocca Reservoir

.Lake now full and boat launching is no longer a problem.  Very light fishing pressure.   For more information contact the United Trails Store at (530) 587-8282.

Bullards Bar Reservoir

.Kokanee fishing is very good.  Fish are scattered all over but Willow Creek is the better area.  They're at 45 feet, and are being caught on Uncle Larry's, Wedding Rings, and Vance's Bugs tipped with white corn fished behind small flashers.  For more information contact the Emerald Cove Marina at (530) 692-3200.

Collins Lake

.Trout are still chasing threadfin shad to the surface and some anglers are catching rainbows to 5 pounds trolling Kastmasters near the surface and by soaking baits.  Bass are being caught jigging and split shotting.  For more information contact Collins Lake Resort at (530) 692-1600.

Davis Lake

.Boat ramp, dock, and campgrounds are open.  Good rainbow action from 3-4 pounds being caught and once in awhile a 9 pounder.  Bank fishing is good along the east shore from honker to Mallard.  Trolling is fair for experience Davis anglers, and fly fishing is good at Mallard Cove and coves to the south.  For more information contact Miner Moe's Guide Service at (530) 478-1986.

Donner Lake

.Very little trolling action reported.  Some bank action on rainbows 11-13" caught on Power Bait and nightcrawlers.  For more information contact Sierra Anglers Guide Service at (530) 582-5689.

Eagle Lake

.Trolling and fly fishing are productive at Pelican Point and the Youth Camp areas.  Trolling from 6-11 feet down with a Flash Trex by Bass Trex fished behind an Action Disk is a new way to target the trout.  Grubs in brown or green will work also.  For more information contact Eagle Lake Marina at(530) 825-3454.

Frenchman Reservoir

.Fishing is good from shore, with anglers scoring on rainbows 12-15 inches with Power Bait and nightcrawlers.  Some trolling action reported.  Try pulling Krocodiles or Needlefish.  For more information contact Wiggin's Trading Post at (530) 993-4683.

Indian Valley Reservoir

.Good kokanee and trout action continues.  Bass up to 5 pounds can be caught now in submerged trees and on beds.  For more information contact Indian Valley reservoir at (530) 662-0607.

Iron Canyon Reservoir

.For more information contact (530) 275-1587.

Iron Gate Reservoir

.For more information contact (530) 842-3521.

Juanita Lake

.For more information contact (530) 398-4391.

Lewiston Lake

.Fishing has been very good for fly fishers using leeches fished right on the bottom with a sink tip line.  Trollers getting plenty of fish pulling Rapalas, CrippLures, and crawler/dodger combos.  For more information contact Lakeview Terrace Resort at (530) 778-3803.

McCloud Lake

.Check regulations for specific opening areas.  For more information contact Friday's RV Retreat at (530) 964-2878.

Medicine Lake

.For more information contact the Doublehead Ranger Station at (530) 667-2246

Mendocino Lake

.Work the channel area at sunset for stripers with minnows or Broken Back Rebels while their feeding frenzy continues.  Find black bass in the shallows of the coves with Senkos or swimbaits.  For more information contact the Lake Marina at (707) 485-8644.

Oroville Lake

.Fishing for small bass is good all around the lake using jigs and drop shotted Robo Worms from 5-30 feet deep.  A few landlocked coho salmon were caught along the buoy line on minnows and anchovy chunks and under the bridge.  For more information contact the Saddle Marina at (530) 877-2414.

Pillsbury Lake

.Trout have been planted.  Troll for trout.  For more information contact Lake Pillsbury Resort at (707) 743-1581.

Prosser Creek Reservoir

.Pansized trout are being caught.  For more information contact Mountain Hardware at (530) 587-4844.

Rollins Lake

.Fishing for pan sized trout is still good by the boat ramp and up the Bear River inlet by trollers using nightcrawlers behind flashers, Triple Teasers, and small Rapalas.  Still fishermen are also scoring on nightcrawlers and Power Bait.  For more information contact Rollins Lake Resort at (530) 346-2837.

Round Valley Reservoir

.For more information contact the Round Valley resort at (916) 284-7530.

Ruth Lake

.Trout have been planted.  Find them in upper levels of the water.  Look for bass at the south end of the lake where they are spawning.  For more information contact the Lake Marina at (707) 574-6524.

Shastina Lake

.For more information contact Lake Shastina at (916) 938-4385.

Siskiyou Lake

.For more information contact Lake Siskiyou Marina at (530) 926-2617.

Stampede Reservoir

.The brown trout are biting if you can get out there.  A 14 pound mackinaw was taken toplining.  For more information contact Tight Lines Guide Service at (530) 273-1986.

Trinity Lake

.Releases at Lewiston are still high.  For more information contact the Cedar Stock Resort at (530) 286-2225.

Whiskeytown Lake

.Kokanee fishing is fair but it is improving on CrippLures in green behind a double Sling Blade or pink or glow Koke-A-Nut.  For more information contact the Oak Bottom Marina at (530) 359-2269.


Sierra Nevada's

Bridgeport Lake

.Lower Twin Lake is open.  Upper Twin still has some ice.  Bridgeport Reservoir is open and will produce great fishing.  Streamers like Seal Buggers and Flasher Buggers with a Bird's Nest trailer will take the fish.  The Walker River below Bridgeport Reservoir dam is a good bet for fly anglers.  Both the California and Nevada side of the river should have good fishing.  golden stones, tiger midges, hare's ears, and pheasant tails should produce fish in the smooth water below the riffles.  Stimulators with a midge dropper is always a popular rig.  The West Walker River is in great shape and flowing nicely.  The Freestone River can surge quickly so get there soon.  The gate to Sonora Pass is closed so Leavitt Meadows is out, but you can walk into the upper canyon with some effort and enjoy some great catching.  The lower campgrounds and sections are snow free and planted.  Virginia Lakes and Green Creek are ice and snow bound right now.  Lundy Lake will have shore fishing.  For more information contact Ken's Sporting Goods at (760) 932-7707

Convict Lake

.Alpers are back in town and a 5.41 pounder hit a Thomas Buoyant off the south shore.  Other action was good near the inlet and outlet on Trout Teasers, Power Bait, and worms.  Look for more Alpers showing this week.  For more information contact the Convict Lake Resort at (800) 992-2260.

Crowley Lake

.Fliers are hooking up near the creek inlets in about 3-8 feet of water.  They're using black and gray midges.  Worms and Power Bait are working in deeper water in Hilton Bay, off the points and along Chalk Cliffs.  The top fish was a 4.4 brown that hit a worm.  As for trolling, use red and orange, and silver and black Rapalas.  It's best to troll at 4 colors in 30 feet of water.  For more information contact Ken's Sporting Goods at (760) 932-7707

Huntington Lake

.Rainbow trout is good.  Trollers should stay shallow, up near the top, and shore anglers are doing well around Rancheria Creek.  For more information contact the Rancheria Marina at (209)893-3234.

Indian Creek Reservoir

.Lots of big fish are being caught here.  For more information contact Grovers Corner at (530) 694-2562.

June Lakes

.Rainbow Power Bait worked for a 6.4 pound bow at Gull.  Yellow Power Bait, nightcrawlers, mosquitoes, and Sierra bright dots are working.  Troll Thomas Buoyants and Z-Rays at 4-5 colors.  Silver Lake saw a 5 pound bow hit a crawler.  Triple Teasers and Kastmasters are also good.  Trolling Grant's dam is good on frog Needlefish.  Loads of 5 pound rainbows showed.  Alpers are literally jumping in the boat.  Alpers to 4 pounds hit Power Bait, Sierra Gold, Turbo Power Bait, Super Dupers, and Thomas Buoyants.  Try the west and east shore.  For more information contact: June Lake Marina at (760) 648-7226, Gull Lake (760) 648-7839, Silver Lake (760) 648-7525., Grant Lake (760) 937-8717.

Lundy Lake

.For more information contact Ken's Sporting Goods at (760) 932-7707.

Mammoth Lakes

.Upper elevations lakes still have snow and ice.  Streams in the area should be okay.  Hot Creek looks great.  There is a baetis hatch mid day and the number 20 midges will catch them.  For more information contact Kittredge Sports at (760) 934-7566.

Rock Creek Lake

.Frog pattern lures and chartreuse Power Bait have been hot around the lake.  Hornbergs have been working well near the outlet.  The boat dock area has seen some nice fish on rainbow Power Bait.  Top bow was a 4.1 pounder on chartreuse Power Bait.  For more information contact the Rock Creek Lakes Resort at (760) 935-4311.

Tahoe Lake

.Charter boats brought in nice 3-6 pound macks.  Trolling from 220-240 feet on a wire line with a flasher and a live minnow was the trick.  For more information, contact Mile High Fishing Charters at (530) 541-5312.

Topaz Lake

.Some Eagle Lake rainbows to 3 pounds taken by trollers on the east side.  Shore fishermen getting a few on bait.  For more information contact Ken's Sporting Goods at (760) 932-7707

Twin Lakes

.Lower and Upper Twin lakes saw good action for trollers using flashers and crawlers. Baiters using Pink Lemonade Turbo Dough or  red and white Power Bait taking some nice limits. . For more information contact Twin Lakes Resort at (lower) (760) 932-7751, (upper) (760) 932-7071.


Central Region

Alpine Lake

.Some bass, mostly a pound or two, with a few as large as 4 pounds, are being caught on the back side of the lake and by the dam.  They're in fairly shallow water, and are taking swim baits like the Storm Wildeye.  For more information contact the Western Sports Shop at (415) 456-5454.

Aqueduct (Kern County)

.Stripers showing on anchovies and shad. Catfish hitting on clams. For more information, contact Bob's Bait Bucket at (661) 833-8657.

Bass Lake

.Bass action is great with a 21 pound, 4 fish stringer caught.  Many fish are on the beds.  Senkos are the top producer.  For more information contact Pine's Marina at (209) 642-3565.

Berryessa Lake

.Now is the time for trout trolling as well as kokanee and salmon since they are close to the surface.  A pink Apex will do the trick for anglers working the top 15 feet on many parts of the lake.  Smallmouth bass have moved out the let the largemouth bass spawn.  Crappie are being caught in the early and later portions of the day on mini red/white crappie jigs or live minnows.  For more information contact Spanish Flat Resort at (707) 966-7700.

Buena Vista Lakes

.Trout fishing continues at a steady pace with fish to 10 pounds caught on Power Bait at Lake Evans.  All colors are producing, however, lime twist and spring green are the most appealing.  Nightcrawlers with or without garlic are also accounting for a significant number of fish.  For more information, contact Bob's Bait Bucket at (661) 833-8657.

Camanche Lake

.Trout are still the top bet here, and early morning starters are scoring limits.  Still fishing from the shore is most productive around the traditional planting spots like the Northshore and Southshore boat ramps.  Bigger fish seem to be coming from the Southshore Trout Point, where an 8 pounder was caught.  For more information contact Rod Benders Guide Service at (916) 354-3333.

Camp Far West Lake

.Bass from 1-4 pounds are being caught in Quarter Mile Cove and Rock Creek on plastic worms in green, red, and brown.  Cat fishing has been good in shallow coves all around the lake on nightcrawlers.  For more information contact the North Shore Resort at (530) 633-0803.

Caples Lake

.Lake is still frozen.  For more information contact the Caples Lake Resort at (209) 258-8888.

Chabot Lake

.Trout fishing continues to be outstanding with both trollers and bait anglers catching frequent limits of trout.  Limits are being caught trolling around the Island and bait anglers are doing well fishing from the bank at Coots Landing and Alder Point.  Trollers are using Needlefish, Kastmasters, small Rapalas, and nightcrawlers behind flashers, while bit anglers are scoring on nightcrawlers, Power Bait, and Power Eggs.  For more information contact Chabot Lake at (510) 247-2526.

Coyote Reservoir

.Fishing is slow.  A very few bass to 5 pounds have been caught on jigs and drop shotted plastic worms in the north end of the lake.  For more information contact Reed's Sports Shop at (480) 926-3020.

Del Valle Reservoir

.Fishing at the dam is productive.  Trolling is good in front of the dam on Rapalas fished shallow.  Anglers still fishing with Power Bait and nightcrawlers from boats in coves around the dam are also doing well.  For more information contact the Del Valle Marina at (925) 449-5201.

Don Pedro Reservoir

.Trout action is steady within 20 feet of the surface near Flemming Meadows.  Top tactics are pulling a spinner/crawler combo behind a side planer.  Crappie fishing is a great bet for anglers fishing submerged brush and trees.  Look for crappie along old creek beds in 25-30 feet of water.  Live minnows and mini jigs are the top producers for the slabs.  Bass fishing should be picking up soon.  For more information, contact the Don Pedro Marina at (209) 852-2369.

Eastman Lake

.Mixed reviews with some anglers reporting excellent action with plenty of 3 pounders and others are struggling to catch 12-13 inchers.  The fish are still in 15 feet of water and plastics are the top lures.  For more information, contact Lefty's Lure Company at (209) 673-4607.

Echo Lake

.For more information, contact Echo Lake at (916) 659-7207.

Fallen Leaf Lake

.For more information, contact the Fallen Leaf Lodge at (916) 541-3366.

Folsom Lake

.More bass are in the shallows, followed by bass anglers who are having a great time fishing in the newly flooded brush.  Trollers willing to do a bit of experimenting are scoring some nice trout and landlocked king salmon.  Mostly spotted bass weighing around 2-2 1/2 pounds are being caught tight against the brush, and next to rocky areas on crawdads, jerkbaits, and just about any kind of plastic worm.  One day trolling shallow up the North Fork might be good, and the next, it might be fishing between Browns Ravine and the dam at 40 feet in 90' of water.  For more information, contact Tackle Pro at (916) 761-9230.

French Meadows

.A couple of trout per rod are being taken at the dam and the inlet.  The most effective fishing technique has been to slowly troll a Woolly bugger, with or without flashers.  Uncle Larry's spinners, and nightcrawlers behind flashers have also been effective. For more information, contact Auburn Outdoor Sports at (530) 885-9200.

Hell Hole Reservoir

.Fishing slowed for mackinaw as they started to move deeper, but trout and kokanee were still being caught in decent numbers.  Trout were hitting Rapalas and Uncle Larry spinners trolled at 20 feet deep.  For more information, contact Auburn Outdoor Sports at (530) 885-9200.

Hensley Lake

Like Eastman, Hensley Lake is getting mixed reports.  Catfish continue to offer action, but most are in the 1 1/2-2 pound range.  Chicken liver and anchovies are the top baits.  For more information, contact Lefty's Lure Company at (209) 673-4607.

Ice House Reservoir

.No definite reports coming in.  For more information contact the Ice House Resort at (530) 293-3321.

Isabella Lake

.Catfish are still on fire with lots of fish up to 4 pounds taken.  Crappie are scattered and deep.  Bass action is steady on big worms or crankbaits.  For more information, contact Bob's Bait Bucket at (661) 833-8657; French Gulch Marina (619) 379-8774.

Jenkinson Lake

.Fair amount of bank action producing small planter rainbows to 14 inches.  A couple of nice browns were caught at around 40 feet on crawlers.  One was a 25 1/2 inch, 5 pounder, the other was 24 inches, 4 pounds.  For more information contact Sly Park Resort at (530) 664-1113.

Kaweah Lake

.The catfish, trout, and some bass are still being caught.  For more information, contact Kaweah Marina at (209) 597-2526.

Kern River

.Good action for both fly anglers as well as lure and bait tossers in the upper river.  Crickets, salmon eggs, and spinners are all effective.  For more information, contact Bob's Bait Bucket at (661) 833-8657.

McClure Lake

.Bass are still shallow and are taking worms, jigs, rip baits, and crankbaits.  Most of the fish are small spots hanging shallow, but some larger fish are at the 10-15 foot zone preferring jigs and worms.  Trout trollers do well fishing the top 25 feet of water with flasher/crawler combos, small Rapalas, and bead spinners.  Crappie is coming out of the Cottonwood Creek area.  Anglers are reporting good action on live minnows and mini jigs.  For more information contact Barrett Cove Marina at (209) 378-2441.

Millerton Lake

.Stripers are not going big time but some are being caught with live crawdads around Squaw and Winchell Coves.  Should be some river action for stripers soon.

Ming Lake

.Some bass still showing on cranks. All else slow. For more information contact the Bob's Bait Bucket at (661) 833-8657.

Modesto Reservoir

.For more information contact the Marina at (209) 874-9540.

New Hogan Lake

.Striped bass trollers are scoring some good action in Bear Creek and the river arm while dragging P-Line Predators and Rat-L-Traps.  No topwater action yet.  Black bass is tougher but some fish are still hitting for anglers casting crankbaits, rip baits, and spinnerbaits in the sahllows, and worms out as deep as 20 feet.  For more information contact the Marina at (209) 772-1462.

New Melones

.Trout plants should boost the good action for rainbows.  Kokanee action is good, offering limit action for those trolling off of Glory Hole Point and the dam in the 10-25 foot range.  Bass are still shallow and taking spinnerbaits, Senkos, and small worms.  For more information contact the Marina at (209) 785-3300.

Pardee Lake

.Shore anglers are doing well at Stony Creek Landing where silver/blue casting lures, wooly flies, and Power Bait produced good action on planters.  Trollers found their fish moving from the river arm area to the main lake out from the dam and towards the southern end of the lake, with a mix of kokanee to 12" and rainbows to 16" possible.  The smallmouth have already spawned, and the largemouth are in the stages.  Good success with small plastic worms, either Camanche Jacks or Berkley Pulse worms.  For more information contact the Pardee Lake Marina at (209) 772-1472.

Pine Flat Lake

.A tough bass bite but the trout make up for it.  The main lake is best for the rainbows, although some are starting to show up around Windy Gap.  Trollers find the best action on flasher/crawler combos fished down 5 colors, or in the top 20 feet.  Most of the fish are ranging in size up to 14".  For more information contact Lombardo's Marina at (559) 787-2207.

San Luis Reservoir

.Still a small fish game with flukes and cut baits working around the dam, Portuguese Cove, and Dinosaur Point.  Boaters find good action when they find the bait, then drop a jumbo minnow down to the fish.  Flats are holding the fish fairly well when bait is around.

Success Lake

.Bass numbers are still good on plastic worms or grubs.  Some crappie have been caught.  For more information, contact Success Marina at (209) 781-2078.

Tulloch Lake

.Trout plants boosted the bite but water temps are cool and murky.  Power Bait works for shoreline fishing and spoons are working for the trollers.  For more information contact the Tulloch Lake Marina at (209) 881-0107.

Turlock Lake

.Trout real good. trollers toplining with a dodger and a Uncle Larry whipping them.  For more information contact the lake at (209) 874-2008.

Union Valley Reservoir

.The kokanee bite is still good with some over 18 inches being caught.  Fish are deeper now, and head for depths over 80 feet as sun gets on the water.  Fish early!  For more information contact the Ice House Resort at (530) 293-3321.


Coastal Region


Amador Lake

.Trout plants are still being made.  Bass fishing is picking up in Jackson Creek, Mountain Springs, and the main lake points with fish to 5 pounds reported.  For more information, contact Lake Amador Resort at (209) 274-4739.

Cachuma Lake

.Trout continue to be caught by trollers plying Santa Cruz Bay and the backside of the island with needlefish in fire pearl, pearl, and frog color patterns.  Lots of crappie are showing in the narrows area on crappie jigs, blade minnows, and pieces of nightcrawlers.  A few bass have been caught in Cachuma Bay on plastics.  For more information, contact the Marina at (213) 284-7908 or (805) 688-4040.

Casitas Lake

.Nearly a dozen fish over 10 pounds have been caught.  For more information, contact Casitas Marina at (805) 649-2043

Clear Lake

.Look for the fish to be spread out at both ends of the lake in the shallows and under the docks.  Once the water is a consistent 60 degrees, throw Osprey's in the 6" striper, or light hitch or bass colors.  Dropshot or splitshot blue/purple or green/brown combinations are working as well.  Crappie are moving into spawn.  Practice catch and release with the larger fish.  Few catfish have been reported.  For more information, contact Don's Bait & Tackle at (707) 995-9668.

Lopez Lake

.Panfish rule, but catfish and bass are on the menu as well.  Early mornings are a good bet.  For more information, contact Lopez Lake Marina at (805) 489-1006

Nacimiento Lake

.Still giving up on spotted and white bass with decent numbers of catfish taken on worms.  For more information, contact Lake Nacimiento at (805) 238-3256

San Antonio Lake

.Good run of stripers at the north end of the lake mostly 10-15".  Rocky points and cliffs hold fair bass action on plastics and crankbaits.  Check out Harris Creek for fair catfish sport on anchovies and cut mackerel.  Pan fishing is slow but a few crappie are biting in the brush at the north end.  For more information, contact Fish Report at (800) 310-2313

Santa Margarita Lake

.Trout action is improving following a recent plant of 5,500 rainbows averaging 1/2 pound each.  Try trolling with Needlefish, Kastmasters, Phoebes near the dam, and on lead core lines.  Crappie nearing 2 pounds are being caught.  Biggest crappie are being caught on spinnerbaits or small plugs tossed by bass anglers.  Bass action is fair.  For more information, contact the Marina Store at (805) 438-3886

Shasta Lake

.Bass are scattered with the bigger fish still down between 50-60 feet.  Brown jigs still produce the most fish with brown trailers.  Hula grubs are also popular.  Trout action is better  from the shore on a live minnow with or without a bobber fished around the docks.  Trolling slowed but limits are possible.  For more information, contact Shasta Tackle & Sport fishing at (530) 275-2278.


Southern Region

Barrett Lake


Big Bear Lake

.Slow action.  For more information, contact Big Bear Marina at (909) 866-3218

Castaic Lake

.Shad are congregating in the marina and both the stripers and largemouth are feeding on the baitfish.  Stripers to 18.4 pounds were caught from the marina.  For more information, contact Castaic Marina at [805) 649-2043.

Corona Lake

.Rainbow trout action is still good with fish up to 16 pounds using Nitro Bait.  Some catfish to 18 pounds also have been reported.  For more information, contact the lake recorded information line at (909) 277-4489.

Cuyamaca Lake

.Whitewater trout and steelhead have been giving anglers limits.  Inflated nightcrawlers dipped in scent or Power Bait are working well.  For more information contact the lake at (877) 581-9904.

Dixon Lake

.Trout fishing is fair.  Most of the fish being caught are coming from the west end of the lake on green and pink Power Worms or nightcrawlers.  Pier #3 and the buoy line are the hottest spots.  Bass and catfish activity are both slow.  For more information, contact (619) 465-FISH

El Capitan

.Just now re-opening.  For more information, contact (619) 465-FISH

Elsinore Lake

.Carp fishing is fair for those with the right light tackle and doughbait.  Not much else going on.  For more information contact the lake at (909) 674-3124, ext. 265.

Fisherman's Retreat Lake

.Trout action is good but most are under 2 pounds.  For more information contact Fisherman's Retreat at (909) 795-2411.

Glen Helen Regional Park Lakes

.Lakes are giving up some nice rainbows at times with fish to 4 pounds caught on Power Bait, worms, or jigs.  For more information contact Glen Helen Regional Parks at (909) 887-7540.

Hemet Lake

.Not much going on.  Some rainbows to 2 pounds are taken.  For more information, contact the marina at (909) 659-2680

Henshaw Lake

.No report available.  For more information, contact (619) 465-FISH

Hesperia Lake

.Lots of rainbows from 6-12 pounds.  For more information, contact Lin's Tackle Box at (909) 866-6260.

Hodges Lake

.Closed.  For more information, contact (619) 465-FISH

Irvine Lake

.Good catches of larger trout have showed up with fish 9.4 pounds.  Most of the larger trout are caught by trolling as opposed to bait.  The mid-lake and dam areas are the most productive locations.  Fire tiger Rapalas, rainbow Power Bait, minijigs tipped with a trout worm, and nightcrawlers are the best.  For more information, contact Irvine Lake Tackle at (714) 649-9111

Jennings Lake

.Channel and blue catfish up to 14 pounds reported.  For more information, contact (619) 465-FISH

Laguna Niguel Lake

.Catfish are the best biters, especially late in the day.  Some bass are hitting topwaters, frogs, or flukes early in the day.  For more information contact Laguna Niguel Lake at (949) 362-3885.

Miramar Lake

.Slow.  For more information, contact (619) 465-FISH

Mojave Narrows Lake

.Catfish are biting M&M plus shrimp or mackerel.  No lunkers reported.  A few bass caught early.  For more information, contact (619) 465-FISH

Morena Lake

.Some catfish have been reported.  For more information, contact (619) 465-FISH

Murray Lake

.A few bass and bluegill taken, but no large ones.  For more information contact the Lake concessions at (619) 390-0222.

Oso Reservoir

.Bass fishing is fair on 2 pounders hitting plastic worms; an occasional larger fish caught.  Some bigger catfish caught using cut baits.  For more information contact Oso Lake at (949)858-9313.

Otay Lake (Lower)

.There was over 2000 bluegill caught with fish up to 2 pounds.  Bass action is fair with fish up to 5 pounds.  There was 302 crappie up to a pound.  For more information, contact Lakeside Bait & Tackle at (619) 443-3859.

Perris Lake

.Some larger bass are still hitting on swimbaits and other lures at tire reefs, dam and the island.  For more information, contact the marina at (909) 657-2179

Piru Lake

.Trout action is good off of the dam, pumphouse, cove, and the narrows.  A half of a nightcrawler is working the best on fish to 13".  For more information, contact Piru Marina at (805) 521-1231.

Poway Lake

.Catfish action is the best bet with over 2800 pounds stocked.  A couple of nice bass up to 8 pounds caught on Castaic lures.  For more information Poway Lake at (858) 679-5465.

Puddingstone Lake

.Bass hitting early around the grass.  Drop shotting on hard bottom areas are working mid day.  For more information, contact Puddingstone Lake at (909) 599-8411

Pyramid Lake

.No report available.  For more information, contact Pyramid Marina at (661) 257-2892.

Reflection Lakes

.Trout action is slow.  A few catfish have been caught.  For more information contact the lake (909) 654-7906..

San Vicente Lake

.Over 1,000 fish caught or released.  The largest bass was less than 5 1/2 pounds.  No other action.  For more information, contact (619) 465-FISH

Santa Ana River Lakes

.Great trout fishing with huge stringers.  Top trout was 21 pounds.  The action is spread around the lakes with jigs and Power Bait both working.  The lakes will be stocked again.  For more information, contact Santa Ana River Lakes at (714) 632-7830

Santee Lakes

.Bass up to 8 pounds are being caught in lake 3 on jerkbaits and in lake 5 they are being caught on reaction baits or oxblood plastic worms.  Some catfish to 3 pounds also being caught in lake 3.  Lake will be stocked with catfish on May 19, June 9, 23, July 7, 21, and August 4, 18.  For more information contact Santee Lakes at (619) 596-3141.


.No report available.  For more information, contact the marina at (619) 389-2303

Skinner Lake

.Catfish are showing up in good numbers with fish from 4-16 pounds reported.  The inlet and dam areas have been the best with cut baits such as chicken liver or anchovies getting most of the bites.  Trout are deep around the inlet coming in on nightcrawlers.  Bass action is fair at the east end on dropshotted plastic worms.  For more information, contact Lake Skinner Store at (909) 926-1505

Sutherland Lake

.Numbers are poor for bass and catfish, however, there was a 10 pound bass and catfish caught.  For more information, contact (619) 465-FISH

Vail Lake

.No report. For more information, contact Vail Lake Marina at: (714) 676-5280

Wohlford Lake

.Some catfish, bass, and trout have been taken.  For more information contact (619) 465-FISH


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