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 24-30):
KERN: Kern River (sections 4-5).
TULARE: Kern River (sections 5-6).
FRESNO: Big Creek (Huntington), Huntington Lake, Kings River (below Pine Flat Dam), Mono Creek, Portal Forebay, Rancheria Creek, San Joaquin River (South Fork), Tamarack Creek, Ward Lake.
NEXT WEEK’S TENTATIVE TROUT PLANTS (May 31-June 6):
KERN: Kern River (Sections 4 and 5).
TULARE: Kern River (sections 5-6), Peppermint Creek (upper), Tule River North Fork (middle Fork No. 1), Tule River South Fork (middle fork No. 2).