Fish Report-Freshwater, Sept. 2

SILVERWOOD: Good catfish action over the past week and the stripers have been fair to good. The cats are showing on a wide variety of cut baits with sardines the most popular. Jeff Watson, Colton, had a 9-8 cat on sardines, whuile Mathew Hill, Crestline, had an eight-pounder top off his 12-fish mixed stringer of stripers and cats. Stripers are fair and showing best on blood worms, lug worms, on troller shad-like lures. Most of the stripers are from 1 to 3 pounds, but a 10-pounder was caught by Mark Abbott. The largemouth bass bite is slow to fair on plastics and nightcrawlers in 10 to 30 feet of water. The bluegill bite is slow to fair, mostly on small baits fished right along the bottom on light line. Trout 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 trout bite has taken off for both trollers and bait anglers fishing from shore and boat. The best bet for trollers has been to fish the south shorelines Trout Alley or near the dam buoy lines with a wedding ring rig in 6 to 10 feet of water. Shore anglers are fishing in the Red House section of the north shore with garlic PowerBait fished with a long leader to keep the bait off the bottom weeds. A few catfish and a lot of bullheads are showing early and late in the day. The topwater bass bite has been spotty with only a few fish showing early. Also some bluegill and crappie showing in the bays or nightcrawler pieces or meal worms, especially in the boulder bay area. Even some catfish and bullhead being landed. All the public launch ramps and the five private marinas are open. For more fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: Lake, derby, and fishing information at 909-338-2233.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: Every angler who brings in from 15 to a full limit of 25 crappie will receive a raffle ticket for a Sept. 5 drawing for a $100 Bass Pro gift card. Information: 909-867-2009.

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