San Bernadino Mt. Waters, Feb. 25 report

SILVERWOOD: The warm weather is finally perking the bite a little with more catfish and stripers showing this past week, especially off the marina docks. The best bite for both has been on sardines and chicken liver. Marcus Robinson, Pomona, had four catfish to seven pounds fishing chicken liver off the docks. Tony Sung, Apply Valley, landed a three-pound striper on sardines off the dock, while Mark Zuccaberg, Hesperia, landed six stripers to two pounds on sardines at the dam. The trout bite has been slow to fair with the most recent DFW trout plant two weeks ago. Cleghorn and upper Miller Canyon are the top spots and most of the trout are in the pound class. Other species slow, but a few largemouths are starting to show. 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 is ice free again, and the trout bite has been fair to good during the warm weather this past week with most of the rainbows showing on yellow or green PowerBait with garlic. Dax Knight, 8, Big Bear, had a limits of rainbows to 15 inches. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222.

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, 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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