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, x183. 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 (May 31-June 6):
VENTURA: Reyes Creek.
LOS ANGELES: Jackson Lake.
RIVERSIDE: Hemet Lake, Lake Fulmor.
SAN BERNARDINO: Arrowbear Lake, Big Bear Lake, Green Valley Lake, Gregory Lake, Lytle Creek (Middle and North forks), Miller Canyon Creek, Santa Ana River, South Fork Santa Ana River.
INYO: Baker Creek, Big Pine Creek, Bishop Creek (Lower, Intake II, Middle Fork, South Fork), cottonwood Creek, Georges Creek, Goodale Creek, Independence Creek, Lake Sabrina, Lone Pine Creek, North Lake, Rock Creek Lake, Shepherd Creek, Taboose Creek, Tinnemaha Creek, Tuttle Creek.
MONO: Bridgeport Reservoir, Buckeye Creek, Convict Creek, Convict Lake, Crowley Lake, Deadman Creek, Ellery CLake, George Lake, Glass Creek, Grant Lake, Gull Lake, June Lake, Lee Vining Creek, South Fork Lee Vining Creek, Little Walker River, Lundy Lake, Mamie Lake, Mammoth Creek, Mary Lake, McGee Creek, Mill Creek, Molybdenite Creek, Owens River (section 3), Robinson Creek, Rock Creeks (sections 1 and 2), Rush Creek, Saddlebag Creek (Lee Vining Creek), Sherwin Creek, Silver Lake, Trumble Lake, Twin Lakes (upper and lower, Bridgeport), Twin Lakes (Mammoth), Virginia Creek, Virginia Lake (upper and lower), West Walker River (sections 2 and 3).
KERN: Cuddy Creek Pond, Kern River (Sections 4 and 5).
TULARE: Kern River (sections 5-6), Peppermint Creek (upper), Tule River North Fork (middle Fork No. 1), Tule River South Fork (middle fork No. 2).
FRESNO: Bearskin Creek, Big Creek (Huntington), Courtright Reservoir, Dinkey Creek, Hume Lake, Kings River (below Pine Flat Dam), Rancheria Creek, San Joaquin River (South Fork), Tamarack Creek, Tenmile Creek (upper), Ward Lake.
NEXT WEEK’S TENTATIVE TROUT PLANTS (June 7-13):
SAN BERNARDINO: Mojave Narrows Park Lake.
SAN DIEGO: Doane Pond.
INYO: Owens River (below Tinnemaha and section 2), Pleasant Valley Reservoir.
KERN: Kern River (sections 4-5).
TULARE: Kern River (sections 5-6).
FRESNO: Dinkey Creek, Huntington Lake, Kings River (below Pine Flat Dam), Mono Creek, Portal Forebay, San Joaquin River (South Fork), Ward Lake.