Fish Report-Freshwater, July 1

HESPERIA LAKE: Good catfish action with 1,000-pound plants last Thursday and this Thursday. The best action has been on shrimp, mackerel, or garlic nightcrawlers. Most of the fish are in the two to three-pound range. Anthony Aruat, Victorville, caught a 9-8 cat on shrimp in Finger Cove. Jenny Francia, Barstow, landed a nine-pounder, while Jesse Montenegro, Barsotw, had a 6-pound cat. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: Trout action has been slow to fair with hot weather this past week. The best action has been on PowerBait, especially garlic, fluorescent orange, and salmon peach, or inflated nightcrawlers. Some fish on small jigs or trout spinner or spoons early in the morning. The bass bite has been fair to good early and late in the day on Senkos or plastic worms, with some topwater action. Bass to five pounds have been reported. The catfish action is also improving with some nice fish landed, mostly on mackerel and shrimp. For more information call (760)240-1107.

 MOJAVE NARROWS: The catfish action has been fair on nightcrawlers and chicken liver, and a few trout were caught in Horseshoe Lake after the DFW plant last week. County catfish plants are alternating weeks this year through Sept. 3. The most recent plant was Thursday this week (July 2). For lake information: 760-245-2226.

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