High Desert Waters, Dec. 7 Report

VICTORVILLE REGION

HESPERIA LAKE: First trout of the season is set for this week and most should be about a pound. The last catfish plant went in Nov. 22. A few catfish to four pounds reported this past week. Shrimp, the marshmallow-meal worm combo, and chicken liver have been the top baits. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: The trout bite has been good this past week. The best bite has been on PowerBait in rainbow, cheddar-garlic, and salmon peach. Inflated nightcrawlers and small artificials are also getting fish. Also fair bass action on the western shore of lake 3 and the north and western shore of lake 2 with fish up to 4 pounds. A few catfish are showing on mackerel and shrimp from the western shore of lake 2 and the western shore of lake 3 near the pump house. For more information call 760-240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: County trout plants started the last week of November. Plants will be 780 pounds per week. Information, call 760-245-2226.

ANTELOPE VALLEY REGION

APOLLO PARK LAKE: The trout bite has been fair to good since the plant last Thursday. The best bite has been on Berkley salmon eggs (two on the same hook) in red or crEme or the pink and white Mice Tails, both fished with about an 18-inch leader and floated up off the bottom. Fish to five and six pounds in the last plant. Anglers are reminded that brown trout are part of these county plants, so don’t be surprised. Still fair to good carp action on paste or cut baits. For more information, contact Apollo Park at 661-940-7701 or Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

JACKSON LAKE (NEAR WRIGHTWOOD): The trout bite has been slow with no recent plants. County plants are monthly here. The water level is very low and there are a lot of weeds around the shorelines in the shallows. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LAKE PALMDALE: The fishing season is currently closed. Fishing season reopens Feb. 3, and the lake is scheduled to receive 70,000 pounds of rainbow trout this coming fishing season. Call the Palmdale Fin & Feather Club for membership and fishing information at 661-947-2884 or got to www.palmdalefinandfeatherclub.com.

QUAIL LAKE: The striper bite is still good, but most of the action has shifted to cut baits with no boils in the past week. These have mostly been four to seven pound fish. The bluegill and catfish bites are spotty. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT (Little Rock to Quail Lake stretch): The bite has been fair to good for stripers and still decent for catfish. The best action has been off the 138 at 72nd Avenue East and the aqueduct. Some bigger stripers (over six pounds) in this stretch. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

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