San Bernardino Mountain Waters, Nov. 29 report

SILVERWOOD: The trout action remains fair to good. The best action has been in and around the marina and up into Cleghorn and Miller canyons on inflated nightcrawlers and PowerBait, with some on small jigs. Ryan Walker from Victorville had a pair of one-pound rainbows on PowerBait from shore. Stripers are showing in fair numbers at the dam, the inlet and up the 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. Tanner Finn from Rancho Cucamonga had 10 stripers with most in the four-pound class, all caught on lures at the dam and inlet. Antonio Sanchez from San Bernardino had a stringer of stripers to four pounds on sardines. Most of the other bites slowed down with only the odd catfish showing on chicken liver, sardines, and nightcrawlers in deeper water. A few largemouth bass are also showing along most shorelines again with both plastic worms and cranks on rocky ledges and steep drop-offs. 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. There is a direct link to a PDF brochure explaining consumption recommendations. Dock fishing is allowed: $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 shore anglers. The best action has been on PowerBait or inflated nightcrawlers fished on two to four-foot leaders near the dam and at the Juniper Point. Lots of fish in the 1-8 to two-pound class, and some up into the four-pound range. 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 at

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: No report. Information: 909-867-2009 and the website, with an in-depth fishing report, is

JENKS LAKE REGION: The Santa Ana River, the South Fork of the Santa Ana River, and Jenks Lake have not been planted recently.

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