Orange County, June 16 report

SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES: Very good catfish action with heavy weekly plants of catfish and tilapia. Top catfish was a 25-pounder that topped off a four-fish stringer that weighed 44 pounds landed by Marris Sutlift, Garden Grove. Erik Houstin, Irvine, caught an released a 20-pound catfish, while Kevin Kaiser Sr., Ontario, landed a 15-pounder. Information: 714-632-7851 or log on at

IRVINE LAKE: The lake is now closed and will be for at least the immediate future.

LAGUNA NIGUEL LAKE: No report. There are no fishing fees this season, only the $5 parking fee on weekends (or $3 during the week). For more information, 949-923-2240 or go to

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