By: Jim Matthews
Barring adverse weather, water or road conditions, the following lakes and streams, listed by county, will be or have been restocked with catchable-size rainbow trout or channel catfish by the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Plants are listed for the current week and the coming week. Each list is updated with changes each week. For the most recent updates in Southern California and the Eastern Sierra Nevada, you can call the DFW recording at (855) 887-1275. For updates in the Western Sierra, you can call (559) 243-4005, x183. For trout plants statewide, you can visit the DFW’s stocking web site at nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FishPlants/, which is the same data used here.
THIS WEEK’S TROUT PLANTS (Feb. 22-28):
LOS ANGELES: Castaic Lake, Pyramid Lake.
VENTURA: Reyes Creek.
SAN BERNARDINO: Silverwood Lake.
SAN DIEGO: Chollas Park Lake, Lake Miramar, Lake Murray, Lindo Lake.
INYO: Owens River (section 2), Pleasant Valley Reservoir.
KERN: Cuddy Creek Pond, Kern River (sections 1-5).
TULARE: Del Lago Park Lake, Kaweah Reservoir, Kern River (sections 5 and 6), Success Reservoir.
FRESNO: Woodward Park Lake (Fresno City).
NEXT WEEK’S TENTATIVE TROUT PLANTS (Mar. 1-7):
INYO: Cottonwood Creek, Georges Creek, Independence Creek, Tuttle Creek.
KERN: Brite Valley Reservoir, Hart Park Lake, Ming Lake, River Walk Lake, Truxtun Lake.
TULARE: Murry Park Pond.
FRESNO: Avocado Lake, Kings River (below Pine Flat Dam).