1. The trout hotspot remains Bridgeport Reservoir in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. It produced a huge 13-5 brown trout for a fly anglers and a number of big rainbows stocked by the Bridgeport Fish Enhancement Foundation. The action has been good for shore, boat, and float tube anglers. For the most up-to-date conditions and reports, check with Ken’s Sporting Goods in Bridgeport at 760-932-7707.
2. The Pyramid Lake striper bite has continued excellent and moves up a spot in this week’s picks. Lots of limits of fish around 2 pounds with some to 6 or 7 pounds, and even the occasional bigger fish. The best bite has been on cut baits and lug worms, and there are also a lot of catfish showing in this bite. For an update on this action, check with the Emigrant Landing entrance booth at 661-295-7155 or Tackle Express at 661-251-8700.
3. The bluegill bites are really getting hot all over the region, but Lower Otay in San Diego County has been particularly good with more than 400 reported by just a few anglers checked this past week. They had fish to 1-7. Most of the action is in less than 10 feet of water on small baits, especially red worms, wax worms, and meal worms. For an update on this bite, call the concession at 619-397-5212.