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 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).
SAN LUIS OBISPO: Barney Schwartz Park Lake, Lopez Lake.
KERN: Kern River (sections 4-5).
TULARE: Kern River (sections 5-6), Murry Park Pond.
FRESNO: Kings River (below Pine Flat Dam), Shaver Lake.
NEXT WEEK’S TENTATIVE TROUT PLANTS (April 19-25):
VENTURA: Casitas Lake.
LOS ANGELES: Castaic Lake, Crystal Lake, Pyramid Lake.
RIVERSIDE: 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, Lytle Creek (Middle and North forks), Miller Canyon Creek (above Lake Silverwood), Prado Park Lake, Santa Ana River, South Fork Santa Ana River, Silverwood Lake, Yucaipa Park Lake.
SAN DIEGO: Cuyamaca Lake, Lake Miramar, Lake Murray, Morena Rservoir, San Vicente Reservoir.
INYO: Baker Creek, Big Pine Creek, Bishop Creek (Intake II, Middle Fork, South Fork), Cottonwood Creek, Georges Creek, Goodale Creek, Independence Creek, North Lake, Rock Creek Lake, Shepherd Creek, Taboose Creek, Tinnemaha Creek, Tuttle Creek.
MONO: Bridgeport Reservoir, Buckeye Creek, Convict Creek, Convict Lake, Deadman Creek, George Lake, Glass Creek, Gull Lake, June Lake, Lee Vining Creek, Little Walker River, Lundy Lake, Mamie Lake, Mammoth Creek, Mary Lake, McGee Creek, Mill Creek, Mille Creek, Molybdenite Creek, Robinson Creek, Rock Creek (section 1 and 2), Rush Creek, Sherwin Creek, Silver Lake, Twin Lakes (upper and lower, Bridgeport), Twin Lakes (Mammoth), Virginia Creek, West Walker River (sections 2 and 3).
KERN: Alder Creek, Cedar Creek, Cuddy Creek Pond, Kern River (sections 1-5).
TULARE: Balch Park Lake (Upper and Lower), Bone Creek, Deer Creek, Cry Meadown Creek, Freeman Creek, Hedrick Pont (Redwood Lake), Kern River (sections 5-6), Nobe Young Creek, Peppermint Creek (upper and lower), Stoney Creek, North Fork Tule River (Middle Fork No. 1), Middle Fork Tule River, South Fork Tule River (Middle Forks No. 2 and No. 3), White River.
FRESNO: Big Creek (Huntington), Dinkey Creek, Hume Lake, Kings River (below Pine Flat Dam), Rancheria Creek, Tamarack Creek, Tenmile Creek (Upper).