1. How often do carp become the No. 1 pick? But for the sixth week week in a row there has been a very good carp bite at Lake Perris. Many of the fish are running from 10 to 20 pounds on homemade dough baits. Top spots have been along the south side of the lake, especially in the Sail Cove area, around the marina docks, and at Lots 11 and 12. For an update and tips on fishing this bite, check with the marina staff at 951-657-2179.
2. Trout fever has hit, and there is good action on planted fish across the region. Top bests this week are two San Diego area lakes getting plants this week — Poway and Jennings — along with Santa Ana River Lakes, which gets big plants each week. For an update on Poway, call 858-668-4772. For an update on Jennings, call 619-390-1300. And for an update on SARL, call 714-632-7851.
3. Rockfish action in the ocean is wide open and this is the last week of the season for two months. The best action is up in the Channel Islands, but the Los Angeles and Orange county boats are also cashing in. Near or full-limits have been the rule on most three-quarter to full day boats in these areas. For an update on the bite, go to www.976-tuna.com.