San Bernardino Mt. Waters, May 26 report

SILVERWOOD: Trout action remained good with DFW plants this week, last week, and four weeks ago. The best action has been on small trout plastics, small jigs, or PowerBait in Cleghorn and Miller canyons, through the main channel, and even at the dam. Joseph Martin III, Hesperia, had a limit of five rainbows with his top fish at three pounds. All were caught on PowerBait in Miller Canyon. The striper bite slowed way down with only a few smaller fishing showing near the quarry on chicken liver, lug worms, or blood worms. The largemouth bass are fair to good with most fish still shallow. Swimbaits and plastics the best bets. Catfish continue to improve at the dam and in Cleghorn, mostly on blood worms, but also on cut sardines and mackerel. 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: Fair to good action on the rainbows with a steady stream of quality fish showing since the May Trout Classic. Also a DFW plant slated for this week. Trolling limits have been pretty common on Needlefish in Trout Alley between Gilner Point, the Rock Wall, and the Zebra Room. Further west the bite is good from the buoy line to Gray’s Landing. Shore angling is best along the north shore from the dam and at the old Gray’s Landing area. Most of the rainbows are showing on PowerBait in yellow or green with garlic. Curt Dills and Shaun Revago, both Big Bear, had trout at 5.9 and 6.8 pounds respectively. A few bass are showing on plastics and reaction baits. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: Lake Gregory Classic Trout Derby this weekend with a $2,500 top prize. Entry fee is $25 in advance, $35 the day of the event. DFW trout plant this week and three weeks ago. Lake, derby, and fishing information at 909-338-2233 or on the website at

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: Trout season officially opened here last Friday after a 1,000-pound plant of Jess Ranch rainbows. DFW trout are slated to be planted this week. The bite has been fair to good with some quality fish reported. Bill Miskill, La Habra, landed a 5-14 rainbow at the dam on garlic PowerBait. Adrian Pedrosa, Highland, had a 5-10 on a Sniper Baits Mayfly Jig. 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: DFW trout plant this week. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana River are also slated to get fish this week and they were planted two weeks ago.

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