SILVERWOOD: The trout action remains fair after a plant two weeks ago. The best action has been in Cleghorn on inflated nightcrawlers and PowerBait, with some on small jigs. Don Awata, Pheland, had a limit of rainbows to 1-8 in Cleghorn on bait. The striper are showing in fair numbers at the dam and main channel on swimbaits, while quite a few smaller fish are showing on sardines off the dock. Most of the fish are one to three pounds, but some bigger fish are starting to come in. The catfish bite has stayed fair with chicken liver, sardines, and nightcrawlers the best baits. Jim Thompson, Rancho Cucamonga, had a four-pound cat on squid at the dock. A few largemouth bass are also showing along most shorelines again with both plastic worms and cranks on rocky ledges and steep drop-offs. Slow other species. Anglers should be aware of health warnings for the consumption of fish from this lake because of high PCB and mercury levels in the fish flesh and skin. Here’s the direct link to a PDF brochure explaining consumption recommendations. Dock fishing is allowed for $3 for adults, $2 for kids and seniors. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Diamond Valley and Perris will be allowed at Silverwood. The park is open seven days a week. Information: marina 760-389-2299, state park 760-389-2281, Silverwood Country store 760-389-2423.
BIG BEAR LAKE: Light fishing pressure but fair to good trout action for trollers working between the Observatory and Windy Point in eight to 12 feet of water with Needlefish early in the morning or the Trout Alley (between Metcalf and Boulder Bays, from the S.S. Relief, to the buoy line) the rest of the day. Shore anglers are having the best luck with inflated nightcrawlers or PowerBait on a slip bobber right between the old day and the buoy line. Some nice holdover rainbows to three pounds or better being caught. Most of the Marinas are closed for the winter, and the only public launch ramp still operating is the Duane Boyer Ramp at the west end of the lake. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.
GREGORY LAKE: No report. Lake, derby, and fishing information at 909-338-2233 or on the website.
GREEN VALLEY LAKE: No report. Information: 909-867-2009 and the website, with an in-depth fishing report, is gvlfishing.com.
JENKS LAKE REGION: The Santa Ana River, the South Fork of the Santa Ana River, and Jenks Lake have not been planted recently.