San Bernadino Mt. Waters, Feb. 18 report

SILVERWOOD: Still tough fishing, but there has been a slow to fair bite on stripers to two pounds on cut bait and nightcrawlers off the marina docks, at the dam, and off main lake points. Marcus Hall, Hesperia, had three stripers to two pounds on sardines and nightcrawlers off the marina dock. The trout bite has remained fair in Cleghorn and upper Miller Canyon after the DFW trout plant last week. Most are half- to three-quarter pounders, but some bigger. Timothy Lee, Arcadia, had a pair of rainbows, including a two-pounder, on mini jigs in Cleghorn. 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.  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 lake has remained mostly ice-covered in the mornings, with some opener water later in the day, especially along the north shore near the dam and off Windy Point. The trout bite has been pretty fair during the warm weather this past week with most of the rainbows showing on yellow or green PowerBait with garlic. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: No fishing report. Lake, derby, and fishing information at 909-338-2233.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: Facilities closed for season. Lake frozen. Information: 909-867-2009 .

JENKS LAKE REGION: No recent plants at Jenks Lake (mostly frozen over), Santa Ana River, and the South Fork of the Santa Ana River. The Jenks Lake parking area is closed for the season. 

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