Orange County, May 19 report

SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES: Catfish and tilapia plants weekly. Catfish action has been good, and the big “opener” was this past weekend. Top fish was a 23-pounder caught by Dan Freeman, Fontana. Omar Placencia, Whittier, had a 14-8, while Walter Ludwig, Yorba Linda, landed a 14-7. 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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