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 26-May 2):
VENTURA: Reyes Creek.
RIVERSIDE: Little Lake (Hemet), Perris Lake.
SAN BERNARDINO: Gregory Lake, Jenks Lake, Santa Ana River, South Fork Santa Ana River, Silverwood Lake.
SAN DIEGO: Doane Pond.
KERN: Kern River (sections 4-5).
TULARE: Kern River (sections 5-6), Peppermint Creek, North Fork Tule River (Middle Fork No. 1), Middle Fork Tule River, South Fork Tule River (Middle Forks No. 2 and No. 3).
FRESNO: Kings River (below Pine Flat Dam), Shaver Lake.
NEXT WEEK’S TENTATIVE TROUT PLANTS (May 3-9):
INYO: Baker Creek, Big Pine Creek, Bishop Creek (Middle Fork, South Fork), Cottonwood Creek, Georges Creek, Goodale Creek, Independence Creek, North Lake, Owens River (below Tinnemaha), Shepherd Creek, Taboose Creek, Tinnemaha Creek, Tuttle Creek.
MONO: Crowley Lake.
KERN: Kern River (Sections 4 and 5).
TULARE: Bone Creek, Deer Creek, Dry Meadow Creek, Freeman Creek, Kern River (sections 5-6), Nobe Young Creek, Peppermint Creek (lower), White River.