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 (May 3-9):
VENTURA: Reyes Creek.
LOS ANGELES: Castaic Lake, Crystal Lake, Jackson Lake, Pyramid Lake.
RIVERSIDE: Hemet Lake, Fulmor Lake, Perris Lake.
SAN BERNARDINO: Arrowbear Lake, Big Bear Lake, Green Valley Lake, Lytle Creek (Middle and North forks), Miller Canyon Creek (above Lake Silverwood), Santa Ana River, Silverwood Lake.
SAN DIEGO: Cuyamaca Lake, Morena Reservoir.
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: Cuddy Creek Pond, 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.
NEXT WEEK’S TENTATIVE TROUT PLANTS (May 10-16):
KERN: Kern River (sections 4-5).
INYO: Bishop Creek (Lower), Lone Pine Creek, Owens River (section 2), Pleasant Valley Reservoir.
TULARE: Kern River (sections 5-6).