By: Jim Matthews
Barring adverse weather, water or road conditions, the following lakes and streams, listed by county, will be or have been restocked with catchable-size rainbow trout or channel catfish by the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Plants are listed for the current week and the coming week. Each list is updated with changes each week. For the most recent updates in Southern California and the Eastern Sierra Nevada, you can call the DFW recording at (855) 887-1275, or for updates in the Western Sierra, you can call (559) 243-4005, ext. 183. For trout plants statewide, you can visit the DFW’s stocking web site at nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FishPlants/, which is the same data used here.
THIS WEEK’S TROUT PLANTS (March 29-April 4):
INYO: Diaz Lake, Lone Pine Creek.
MONO: Crowley Lake (fishing season is still closed at Crowley Lake. This is a pre-trout opener stock).
KERN: Kern River (sections 1-3).
NEXT WEEK’S TENTATIVE TROUT PLANTS (April 5-11):
INYO: Cottonwood Creek, Georges Creek, Independence Creek, Owens River (below Tinnemaha), Pleasant Valley Reservoir, Tuttle Creek.
KERN: Kern River (sections 4 and 5), Lake Isabella.
TULARE: Kern River (sections 5 and 6).
FRESNO: Huntington Lake, Woodward Park Lake (Fresno City).