SILVERWOOD: The trout and striper bites picked up this past week, and a DFW plant is slated for this week. The last plant was two weeks ago. The rainbows have been best in Cleghorn and at the dam, and quite a few limits have been posted. Mark and Tyler Abbott, both Crestline, each had five rainbows to four pounds fishing mini jigs in Cleghorn. The stripers have been best off the marina docks or deep water in the main body of the lake on the points. Cut baits have been the best baits, but white fly trollers are also scoring fish. Nick Dominguez, Barstow, had three stripers to two pounds on sardines off the marina docks. Other species are very slow. 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 remained mostly ice-covered this past week with no fishing pressure. Some open water the past couple of afternoons, but cold has kept sensible anglers away. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.