Fish Report-Freshwater, Aug. 12

HESPERIA LAKE: Good catfish action with 1,000-pound plants last Thursday and this Thursday. The best action has been on garlic nightcrawlers, chicken liver, shrimp, and mackerel. Most of the fish are in the 2 to 3-pound range, but bigger fish are in each plant. Quite a few limits reported. Charles Adams, Hesperia, had five catfish for a total weight of 20 pounds, while David Harris, Hesperia, landed a 3-pound albino catfish. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout action was slow to fair with anglers using PowerBait (especially salmon peach, rainbow and orange), small trout jigs, trout lures, or nightcrawlers. Hot spots included the western and eastern shores of lake 3 as well as the western and northern shores of lake 2. Anglers are reporting fair to good bass action on Senkos with fish to 5 pounds. The catfish action is spotty, but some fish showing on mackerel and shrimp. For more information call (760)240-1107.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County catfish plants are alternating weeks this year through Sept. 3. The most recent plant was this week. DFW trout plant also went in two weeks ago. For lake information: 760-245-2226.

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