High Desert Lakes 3/2/2012

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HESPERIA LAKE: Trout plants are weekly and the action has been very good with a lot of quality fish from eight to 12 pounds and some bigger, but most anglers are getting nice stringers of fish averaging about 1.5 pounds. Quite a few sturgeon continue to show from the 2,000-pound plant three weeks ago. These were all 15-pound class fish and up. They have mostly been showing on Power Bait, a bonus fish for the trout anglers. The catfish bite is slow. Lake hours are 6 a.m.-5 p.m., with the night session from 1-10 p.m. Cost is $15 per angler. No state fishing license is required here. Information: (800) 521-6332 or (760) 244-5951.

JESS RANCH: Trout action was good this past week, with anglers using PowerBait in spring green, rainbow, salmon peach and garlic, nightcrawlers dipped in garlic, and the usual array of small trout lures and jigs to catch fish. Hot spots included the eastern and western shores of Lake 3, as well as the northern and southwestern shore of Lake 2. Catfish up to 5 pounds were caught on shrimp and mackerel from the western and eastern shore of Lake 2. Top rainbow this week was a 6-3 caught by Maurice Dupleasis, West Covina, on rainbow PowerBait. John Marston, Fontana, had a 4-1, while Larry Pete, Hesperia, landed a 3-5. The lake complex is open every Friday through Sunday from 7 a.m.-4 p.m., and it is stocked with trout each week on Friday from its own hatchery. Lake information: (760) 240-1107 or jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: No report. County trout plants are weekly, and there were DFG plants this week and two weeks ago. The fourth event in the San Bernardino County Park trout derby series will be held here March 10. Horseshoe Lake is still closed due to flood damage. Pelican Lake is remains open. For lake information: (760) 245-2226.

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