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, or 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 (April 5-11):
LOS ANGELES: Castaic Lake, Crystal Lake, Pyramid Lake.
RIVERSIDE: Diamond Valley Reservoir, Hemet Lake, Lake Fulmor, Rancho Jurupa Park Pond, Skinner Lake, Strawberry Creek.
SAN BERNARDINO: Arrowbear Lake, Cucamonga-Guasti Park Lake, Glen Helen Park Lake, Green Valley Lake, Jenks Lake, Lytle Creek (Middle and North forks), Mojave Narrows Park, Prado Park Lake, Santa Ana River, South Fork Santa Ana River, Seccombe Park Lake, Silverwood Lake, Yucaipa Park Lake.
SAN DIEGO: Cuyamaca Lake, Lake Miramar, Lake Murray, Morena Rservoir, San Vicente Reservoir.
INYO: Cottonwood Creek, Georges Creek, Independence Creek, Owens River (below Tinnemaha), Pleasant Valley Reservoir, Tuttle Creek.
KERN: Cuddy Creek Pond, Kern River (sections 4 and 5), Lake Isabella.
TULARE: Kern River (sections 5 and 6).
FRESNO: Huntington Lake, Woodward Park Lake (Fresno City), Wishon Reservoir.
NEXT WEEK’S TENTATIVE TROUT PLANTS (April 12-18):
VENTURA: Reyes Creek.
ORANGE: Laguna Lake.
RIVERSIDE: Little Lake (Hemet), Perris Lake.
SAN BERNARDINO: Big Bear Lake, Gregory Lake, Mojave Narrows Park Lake, Silverwood Lake.
SAN DIEGO: Doane Pond.
INYO: Bishop Creek (Lower), Diaz Lake, Lone Pine Creek, Owens River (Section 2), Pleasant Valley Reservoir..
MONO: Bridgeport Reservoir (fishing season is still closed. This is a pre-trout opener stock).
KERN: Kern River (sections 4-5).
TULARE: Kern River (sections 5-6)
FRESNO: Kings River (below Pine Flat Dam), Shaver Lake.