1. Crowley Lake stays the top pick yet again this week. The bite remains wide open on rainbows and cutthroats to five pounds and some brown trout in that same size range. There are regular reports of 20 to 30-fish days. The bite has been almost exclusively on midge fly patterns fished under a strike indicator, but the perch fry are starting to hatch and stripping small streamers around weed beds is also becoming effective. For an update on this action, check with the Troutfitter in Mammoth Lakes at 760-934-2517.
2. There is a wide open bluegill bite at the Castaic Lagoon and the upper lake is nearly as good. The panfish are along all the shorelines and in all the coves around flooded vegetation with most action in four to 10 feet of water. While most are hand-sized, there are a lot of smaller fish and some bigger in the action. Wax worms and crickets are the best bets, but most small baits are working. Limits of 25 fish are possible, if not likely. For an update on this bite, check with Tackle Express at 661-251-8700.
3. The bluegill bite at Diamond Valley has also been very good with anglers targeting the panfish reporting 10- to 25-fish stringers with a lot of ‘gills in the one-pound class. Also some ever bigger redear mixed in. Top bite has been on wax worms, meal worms, red worms, and nightcrawler pieces. The best action has been on the ladders on the dams for boat anglers and the second cove to the right of the marina for shore anglers. For an update on this bite, call the marina at 951-926-7201 or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410.