High Desert Lakes, Aug. 4 report

HESPERIA LAKE: The catfish bite has been good with catfish plants last Thursday and again this week. The weekly plants contain 1,000 pounds of fish. Lots of quality double-digit fish over the past couple of weeks. The best action has been on shrimp, inflated nightcrawlers, and the M&M (marshmallow-meal worm) combo. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Heat continues to keep the trout bite generally slow with only a few fish showing coming in before 9 a.m. Top baits have been PowerBait (in salmon peach, rainbow, and garlic), jigs, lures and nightcrawlers. The fish showing have all been two-pound class fish. The pay-per-trout angling pond has been good. The catfish bite has also been pretty good for the few anglers fishing nightcrawlers and shrimp with cats to 11 pounds landed. Bass have been slow to fair on Senkos and nightcrawlers, and a few bluegill are also starting to show. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: No report. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

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