High Desert Waters, March 29 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: Trout bite was fair to very good on both lakes with the top baits PowerBait in rainbow, salmon peach and garlic, nightcrawlers, and the usual array of small 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. Top catches this week included an 8-5 rainbow caught by Paahavet Carmello, 10, Stanton on an inflated nightcrawler, and a 7-1 trout caught by Armando Acevedo, Montclair, on a Trout Teaser jig. No bass, bluegill, or catfish reports. For more information call (760)240-1107 or go to www.jessranchlakesnews.com.

MOJAVE NARROWS: No report. There are weekly county trout plants of 780 pounds per week, and there was a DFW plant three weeks ago. There will be a Youth Derby, Saturday, April 14. Information, call 760-245-2226.

Antelope Valley Region

APOLLO PARK LAKE: The trout bite is still very good and a plant is slated for this week. Mice Tails and PowerBait in spring green are the best baits. Some fish topping four pounds. The best action has continued to be on the back lake in the deeper water. 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: The trout action has continued good, mostly on 1-pound class fish with some to 5 pounds. Green pumpkin PowerBait and fly-lined nightcrawlers have been the best bets. The stretch from dock 10 through 30 has been the best area. There has also been a pretty good crappie bite on small jigs with a lot of fish topping 2 pounds. They have been best around the docks and in Catfish Alley early in the morning or late evening. Also a few redear showing. In March and April, there are weekly 3,000-pound trout 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: Continued slow to fair catfish action here over the past week. A few catfish to 5 pounds have been reported, but slow action on stripers, largemouth, and panfish. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT (Little Rock to Quail Lake stretch): The bite has really been improving this past week with the better weather. Most of the reports are still coming from the west end of valley from 60th West to Munns Ranch, and a lot of the catfish have been in the 4- to 5-pound class and some to 8. Chicken liver has been the best bait. Also a few stripers to 3 pounds showing for anglers walk-fishing with planer boards and shad-like lures. For updated information, call Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

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