SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES: Trout season kicks off this month with the first plant of the season Thursday this week, and then the big plants just before the big Nov. 25-27 season opener. Information: 714-632-7851 or log on at fishinglakes.com.
IRVINE LAKE: The lake is now closed and will be for at least the immediate future.
LAGUNA NIGUEL LAKE: First trout stocking of the season was a 2,000-pound plant Monday this week. There will be 1,000-pound plants Nov. 21, Nov. 28, Dec. 5, and Dec. 26. 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 ocparks.com/parks/lagunan/.