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 DFWís stocking web site at nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FishPlants/, which is the same data used here.
THIS WEEKíS 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).
NEXT WEEKíS TENTATIVE TROUT PLANTS (May 17-23):
INYO: Baker Creek, Big Pine Creek, Bishop Creek (Middle Fork, South Fork, Intake II), 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, Ellery Lake, George Lake, Glass Creek, Grant Lake, Gull Lake, June Lake, Lee Vining Creek, Lee Vining Creek (South Fork), Little Walker River, Lundy Lake, Mamie Lake, Mammoth Creek, Mary Lake, McGee Creek, Mill Creek, Molybdenite Creek, Owens River (Section 3), Robinson Creek, Rock Creek (sections 1 and 2), Rush Creek, Sherwin Creek, Silver Lake, Trumble Lake, Twin Lakes Bridgeport (Upper and Lower), Twin Lakes Mammoth, Virginia Creek, Virginia Lakes (upper and lower), West Walker River (sections 2 and 3).
KERN: Kern River (Sections 4 and 5).
TULARE: Balch Park Lake (Upper and Lower), Big Meadows Creek, Bone Creek, Dry Meadow Creek, Hedrick Pond (Redwood Lake), Kern River (sections 5-6), Nobe Young Creek, Peppermint Creek (upper and lower), Stoney Creek, Tule River North Fork (middle Fork No. 1), Tule River South Fork (middle forks No. 2 and 3).
FRESNO: Mono Creek, Portal Forebay, Rancheria Creek, San Joaquin River (South Fork), Shaver Lake, Tamarack Creek, Tenmile Creek (Upper), Ward Lake.