DIAMOND VALLEY: Mt. Lassen trout plants last week and three weeks ago, and the bite is fair at the dams and around the marina and launch ramp. Very light fishing pressure. The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good when the bass are up chasing baitfish, and slow to fair action on plastics the rest of the time. Most of the fish are two to four pounds, but some up to six pounds have been reported. Nightcrawlers and plastic worms have been best when the fish are down, while rip baits, cranks, and topwater plugs are getting fish when they are chasing. Only the odd striper reported for anglers throwing swimbaits. No other reports. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels, but rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410.
PERRIS: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. Fair action in launch ramp cove on SuperDupers and Mice Tails. The fish are all pan-sized. Other species have slowed way down. A few bass continue to show on reaction baits and plastics. The bluegill and redear slowed way down with only a few reported off the tire reef or marina docks on meal worms and Mice Tails, and most of those have been small. No catfish reports. The launch ramp remains open. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) The recreation area remains open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.
SKINNER: The striper action has been fair to good this past week for anglers throwing throwing surface baits, swimbaits, or trolling umbrella rigs. Top baits have been chicken liver and mackerel. Patty Phillips, Murrieta, had three stripers to 7.9 pounds fishing nightcrawlers off the north shore, while Eric Rios, Elsinore, had an eight-pound striper on a live shad fished mid-lake. The bluegill bite has been fair along the south shore on nightcrawlers, crickets, and small jigs. The cats bite slowed way down with the cooler weather, but a few largemouth continue to show on plastics with the fish moving deeper. Mike Dolezai, Temecula, caught a six-pound largemouth. A small, 200-pound plant of DFW trout went in last week and most were half-pounders. Slow action. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.
ELSINORE: Slow fishing with few reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640.
CORONA: The lake is temporarily closed.
FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Stocking every other week with catfish. Next stock this week. Information: 909-795-0171.