Fishing Picks of the Week

1. While more stormy weather is forecast for the weekend, the largemouth bass bites were really starting to perk with this week’s warm weather, and Lake Perris has been one of the top spots for largemouths in the region. The fish are still mostly in 15 to 25 feet of water on plastics, but some are shallower. with fish to nearly seven pounds reported in recent days. For an update on the bite, call the marina at 951-657-2179 or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410.

2. While it was blown out this past weekend, the yellowtail bite off of Colonet in Mexican waters is still a top bet. Before the last storm, five-fish limits of 18- to 25-pound class fish were common and most skippers were reporting two to three yellowtail per angler on these 1.5-day or longer trips. This past weekend’s trips, hammered by wind, still managed to get limit or near-limits of quality rockfish. For an update on this bite, check with or call Fisherman’s Landing at 619-221-8500, H&M Landing at 619-222-1144, or Seaforth Sportfishing at 619-224-3383.

3. The stripers at Lake Skinner were starting to spark this week, and a DFW trout plant could be the fuel that makes this fire blaze. There were also county plants last week and another county plant next week, so this is the place to watch for bigger stripers right now. Top striper this past week was a near-eight pounder. Bigger fish are likely. For an update on the bite, check with the marina at 951-926-8515.

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