San Bernardino Mountain Waters, Nov. 3 Report

SILVERWOOD: An unannounced DFW trout plant went in last Friday and the bite has been good around the marina and into both Cleghorn and Miller canyons. Jim Maxwell, Adelanto, had five rainbows that weighed about 10 pounds fishing nightcrawler off the marina dock. The striper have also moved around the marina and are showing on sardines, blood worms, and swimbaits. The stripers are also showing at the dam and in Miller Canyon. 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. Earl Allison, San Bernardino, had a six-pound cat on chicken liver off 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: Very light fishing pressure, but still a fair trout bite for anglers fishing the north shore, especially near the dam, is the best area and the slip-bobber rig and nightcrawlers is the best bet. No reports of other species. 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: The trout bite is slowing with no more plants this season. A few fish are still showing in the upper end of the lake between the aerators, Norma’s Point, and Fisherman’s Point. Most fish showing on PowerBait, small jigs, or inflated nightcrawlers. Light fishing pressure. Fishing fees are $15 per adult, $10 for kids. Information: 909-867-2009 and the website, with an in-depth fishing report, is

JENKS LAKE REGION: The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana River were planted with trout two weeks ago. No recent plants in Jenks Lake.

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