SILVERWOOD: The striper bite has been fair to good but most of the fish are small. The bite has been best at the dam, the main lake points, and around the marina, mostly on sardines or lugworms. Don Smith, Pinon Hills, landed eight stripers to two pounds off the marina docks on lugworms. Also fair action for catfish on chicken liver, lug worms, sardines, or anchovies around the marina and off the dam. Mark Abbott, Cresline, caught and released a 15-pound catfish off the marina docks on anchovies. There have been very few trout reports. The bluegill and largemouth bass bites have all been slow with few reports. Anglers should be aware of health warnings 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: 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 bite has been pretty fair. Trollers are fishing the west end of the lake in six to 12 feet of water in the triangle between the mooring buoys, the floating outhouse, and Papoose Bay. Some fish on Needlefish early, but most on nightcrawlers and flashers. For shore anglers, there is still fair action at the dam on an inflated nightcrawler of salmon egg peach PowerBait with garlic fished below a slip bobber. Heavy boat traffic on weekends makes fishing tough. There was a DFW trout plant last week. Largemouth bass and panfish have slowed with the summer heat, but there is a fair bite on smallmouth on submerged rock structure on drop-shot wacky-rigged plastics. Early and late in the day have been the best times to fish for all species. 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.
GREEN VALLEY LAKE: The action has been slowish during the day for the trout, but there has been a pretty good mornings and evenings but slower during the heat of the day. A lot of limits reported over the past week. Most are pan-sized. Most of the trout reported have been on small jigs with scent fished slowly or inflated nightcrawlers. Anglers get a raffle ticket or a Bass Pro gift card each time they bring in 15 to 25 crappie. Fishing fees are $15 per adult, $10 for kids. Information: 909-867-2009 and the website, with an in-depth fishing report, is gvlfishing.com.
JENKS LAKE REGION: DFW trout plants this week in Jenks Lake, the Santa Ana River, and the South Fork of the Santa Ana River.