SILVERWOOD: The striper bite remains fair to good for anglers fishing at the marina docks and at the dam, the main channel, and in Miller Canyon. The hot baits have been lugworms or anchovies fly-lined down to the fish. Most of the stripers are under three pounds, but a few bigger fish are showing on swimbaits. Tanner Finn, Rancho Cucamonga, had a 15-2 striper on a swimbait out of Cleghorn this past week, while Eric Jackson, Pomona, landed 10 stripers to three pounds fishing lugworms off the marina docks. There is also fair to good catfish action on cut baits with most anglers fishing larger pieces or sardines. The marina docks, Cleghorn, and most of the coves on the lake are producing cats. John Miller, Hesperial, had three catfish for a total weight of 21 pounds with his best at 11 pounds, all caught on sarines off the marina docks. The largemouth bass bite is fair on plastics and nightcrawlers in 10 to 30 feet of water. Trout have been slow to fair with most of the fish moving to deeper water. The panfish bite is still tough with very few bluegill or crappie reported. 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 weather has settled down since Memorial Day weekend and the trout bite has steadily improved since. Overall fair to good action. The shore anglers are having their best luck near Windy Point and Old Gray’s Landing on garlic and salmon egg-flavored PowerBait fishing on a Carolina rig. Trollers are a variety of Rapala-like baits in gold and black or silver and black working Trout Alley and from the Observatory to Windy Point. Jim Caslin, Sunset Beach, had a 5-1 rainbow last week. The largemouth and smallmouth bass are fair on small crankbaits or plastics in most shoreline areas with cover. Increasing numbers of bluegill, pumpkinseed, and bullheads are showing on meal worms or wax worms suspended under a bobber, especially early and late in the day. All the public launch ramps and the five private marinas are now open. For more fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.
GREGORY LAKE: Private plant scheduled for this week and DFW trout planted last week. No report. Lake, derby, and fishing information at 909-338-2233.
GREEN VALLEY LAKE: The trout action has been fair this past week. There were Jess Ranch plants two weeks ago and last week, and DFW trout went in last week. With the warm weather, the best action has been in deeper water on salmon egg and green garlic PowerBait along with inflated nightcrawlers fished on a 24-inch leader. Small trout jigs in chartreuse, orange, and pink have also been good bets early in the morning. Information: 909-867-2009.
ARROWBEAR LAKE: DFW trout plants this last week and four weeks ago.
JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake was planted with DFW trout three weeks ago and it is on the list for another plant next week. Both the South Fork and the main Santa Ana River were also planted last week and three weeks ago, and they are also on the list for next week. General Information: Mill Creek Ranger Station at 909-382-2881.
LYTLE CREEK: DFW trout plants last week and three weeks ago in both the Middle and North forks of Lytle Creek. Both forks are slated to get DFW trout again next week. Water is very low.