San Bernadino Mt. Waters, Jan. 18 report

SILVERWOOD: The trout action has been excellent since the 1,500-pound DFW plant last Friday. The trout bite has been best off the marina rocks and into both Cleghorn and Miller canyons on small jigs, spoons, and PowerBait. Some of the fish are up to four pounds. A Limit of five trout was reported by Jeremy Johnson, Cresline, and his best fish was a four-pounder, all on mini jigs. Jeff Smallwood, Apple Valley, also had five rainbows to three pounds on Kastmasters, while Jennifer Borr, San Bernardino, had a limit of trout to three pounds fishing PowerBait. The last plant was three weeks ago. The stripers slowed from last week, but some fish are showing 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. 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 little fishing pressure. Some open water in afternoons. No reports. 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 (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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