High Desert Waters, March 15 Report

Victorville Region

HESPERIA LAKE: No report. Weekly trout plants are 1,000 pounds per week and coming from Mt. Lassen Trout Farms this season. Most of the fish are in the 1- to 2-pound range. Information: 800-521-6332 or 760-244-5951.

JESS RANCH LAKES: A week of clouds, light rains and winds, as well as, mild temperatures made for good fishing. The trout bite was good on both lakes with anglers using PowerBait (especially rainbow, salmon peach and garlic), nightcrawlers and lures to catch fish. Best spots include the northern and eastern shores of shores of lake 2 and the eastern and western shores of lake 3. No bass, bluegill, or catfish reports. For more information call 760-240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: No derby results available from this past Saturday’s event. There are weekly county trout plants of 780 pounds per week, and bonus fish were planted last week for the derby. DFW trout plant two weeks ago. Information, call 760-245-2226.

Antelope Valley Region

APOLLO PARK LAKE: The trout bite has remained fair to good with some limits and some rainbows topping four pounds reported again this week. The bite has been best on Mice Tails with scent, but PowerBait, and small jigs and spoons are getting some fish. The best action has continued to be on the back lake in the deeper water. Most of the trout are 1 to 3 pounds. County plants are 1,500 pounds each stock with 250 pounds trophy fish from 3 to 8 pounds, and plants are twice a month. For more information, contact Apollo Park at 661-940-7701 or Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

JACKSON LAKE (NEAR WRIGHTWOOD): Continued very slow fishing with no recent trout plants. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

LAKE PALMDALE: Good trout action off the docks on PowerBait, but the jig bite slowed. Most of the fish have been in the 1-pound range with a few bigger. In March and April, there will be weekly 3,000-pound plants, with a total of 70,000 pound scheduled to be planted this season. Call the Palmdale Fin & Feather Club for membership and fishing information at 661-947-2884 or got to www.palmdalefinandfeatherclub.com.

QUAIL LAKE: Very cold and windy again this week, but even the die-hard regulars found very tough fishing with very few catfish. Prior to the cold snap, the best catfish bite has been at the outlet for anglers fishing mackerel. No striper, largemouth, or panfish reported. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT (Little Rock to Quail Lake stretch): The bite is still mostly slow with only a few reports of catfish along the whole length of the aqueduct. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

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