San Bernardino Mountain Waters, March 9 Report

SILVERWOOD: Warm weather is kicking the action into gear — or maybe there are just more anglers fishing. The striper bite has been good for anglers trolling flies or tossing swimbaits with dam-inlet area, the mouth of Cleghorn and Miller canyons, and the main lake points all producing fish to five pounds. Most are smaller, from one to two pounds. Don Sunard of Pinon Hills had three stripers to three pounds on lug worms in Cleghorn. The trout also have been good after a DFW plant last week and another plant is slated for next week. The trout are best in Cleghorn and Sawpit areas, with PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, and small trout plastics all producing fish. A limit of five rainbows up to 1-8 was posted by Steve Jones, Victorville, fishing nightcrawlers in Cleghorn. A few catfish showing, but this bite is mostly slow. Mark Swanson, Hesperia, landed a five-pound cat on worms in Sawpit. No largemouth or panfish reports. Anglers should be aware of health advisories for the consumption of fish from this lake because of high PCB and mercury levels in the fish flesh and skin. Here’s the direct link to a PDF brochure explaining consumption recommendations. 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: There has been pretty fair fishing for holdover rainbows. Trout to four pounds reported this week, mostly on inflated nightcrawlers in six to 18 feet of water. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: No report. Lake, derby, and fishing information at 909-338-2233 or on the website.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: No report. Information: 909-867-2009 and the website, with an in-depth fishing report, is gvlfishing.com.

JENKS LAKE REGION: The Santa Ana River, the South Fork of the Santa Ana River, and Jenks Lake have not been planted recently.

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