San Bernardino Mountain Waters, April 13 Report

SILVERWOOD: All the bites are starting to take off here. The largemouth bass are starting to move up in a major movement of pre-spawn fish. The bite is fair to good on plastics and swimbaits. Jeff Baldwin, Oak Hills, landed an eight-pound bass near the dock on a plastic worm. The stripers are also still fair to good for anglers trolling flies or tossing swimbaits with dam-inlet area, the mouth of Cleghorn and Miller canyons, and the main lake points. There was a 25-pound class striper caught Tuesday this week. A 15-pounder was landed by Mason Taylor, 14, Crestline, a swimbait in Cleghorn. Luke Williford, Monrovia, had four stripers to four pound lead-core trolling near the spillway. The trout also have been fair. The most recent DFW plant went in four weeks ago, but there are a lot of holdover fish right now. The best action is in Cleghorn and Sawpit areas, with PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, and small trout plastics all producing fish. A few catfish showing, but this bite is mostly slow. 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: All the public marinas are now open. The big news has been the excellent largemouth bass bite that broke wide open last week. In a local team tournament, the winning five-fish limit weighed 21-6, better than a four-pound bass average. Top fish over the event was a 6-2 largemouth. The smallmouth are also pretty good. Trout slowed with the changing weather conditions and full moon, but there is still a pretty fair bite at dusk along the North Shore, between old GrayĆ­s Landing and the buoy line. The best tactic has been to use garlic and salmon egg-flavored PowerBaits on a short Carolina Rig. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: No report. DFW trout plant this week. 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: Jenks Lake is on the DFW trout plant schedule for this week. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana River have not been planted recently.

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