Fish Report-Freshwater, Apr. 10 ed

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HESPERIA LAKE: Continued good trout action with plants last week and this week. Top fish reported this week was an 18.5-pound rainbow landed by Michael Maldonado, Hesperia, fishing PowerBait off the north shore. Ray Gonzalez, Hesperia, caught a 13-pound rainbow, while Noah Standafer, Hesperia, had a 10.5-pounder. PowerBait, small trout jigs, and garlic nightcrawlers have been the best baits. Information: (800) 521-6332 or (760) 244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout action was fair to good on both lakes this week. The best bite has been on PowerBait (especially chartreuse, garlic and salmon peach), jigs, and nightcrawlers. James Conaway, San Bernardino, had a 10.7-pound rainbow on a Moon Worm black minnow fishing the north shore of Lake No. 2. Bass are moving into the spawn with fish to 5 pounds reported. Catfish are also starting to turn on. For more information call (760)240-1107.

MOJAVE NARROWS: There are weekly plants of trout by the county on Thursday, and the DFW added trout last week. The trout bite has been fair to good on PowerBait, nightcrawlers, and Mice Tails. Still a fair catfish bite, mostly on nightcrawlers and cut baits. The annual trout derby will be April 11, and there will be a kid’s derby April 18. For lake information: (760) 245-2226.

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