SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES: Arik Morillo, Los Angeles, had a 50-pound catfish on a hot dog from the Catfish Lake. Weekly plants of catfish and tilapia plants every other week. Information: 714-632-7851.
IRVINE LAKE: Some big catfsh starting to show. Terry Lairson, Huntington Beach, caught and released a 50-8 blue catfish while fishing bonito on the flats. Marlon Meade, Anaheim, had a 25-1 blue catfish using mackerel on the flats. All boating, including use of rental boats, has been suspended here as of Sept. 5. Information: 714-649-9111.