Fish Report — Freshwater

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LOS ANGELES AREA LAKES

CACHUMA: Good trout action has continued this past week with trollers having the best success working the mouth of Johnson’s Bay and from Cachuma Point to Santa Cruz Point with shad-like cranks or spoons. Kenny Weber, Santa Barbara, landed a nine-pound Tailwalker on a flat-lined silver and black CD-5 Rapala. Shore anglers are also still getting fish off E-Point and the point adjacent to the marina on nightcrawlers drifted under a bobber or PowerBait. The warm weather has the bass bite improving daily with both largemouth and smallmouth showing in better numbers on jigs and plastics. Very few crappie other than a few incidental fish caught by trout trollers. No anglers targeting the crappie. Carp are showing on the surface at mid-day for bow anglers at many spots on the lake. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: (805) 688-4040.
     
CASITAS: The bass action has been fair for anglers fishing jigs, plastics, and nightcrawlers in 15 to 30 feet of water. The bass are starting to move up and nose around the shallows, but the best bite is still a little deeper. A few catfish are showing, mostly by accident. Overall very light fishing pressure. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com
     
CASTAIC: DFW trout plant slated for this week and trout were planted two weeks ago at the main ramp. The trout bite had been slow before this plant. The stripers and largemouth bass are both pretty good. The best  action for the stripers  has been on spoons and ice jigs at C-Point and Necktie Canyon in deeper water. The largemouth are showing on nightcrawlers and blood worms at Sharon’s Rest and from the shoreline near the marina. Craig Hatcher, San Bernardino, landed a five-pound largemouth on a blood worm from shore. A few catfish are showing. Kenny Wilson, San Diego, landed a four-pound cat on mackerel in Elizabeth Canyon. Other species are very slow. For information call (661) 775-6232.
     
PIRU: Few reports, but the largemouth bass bite has been fair on plastics and reaction baits. The average fish is from one to two pounds. A few catfish reports, and a few deep-water crappie anglers have landed a few fish from 30 to 40 feet of water on small jigs. Other species have been slow. Information: store and bait shop at (805) 521-1500, x207 (open Thursday through Monday), the gatehouse at x201.
     
PYRAMID: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. Best bite is the first day or two after the plants on small spinners and PowerBait. Lots of small stripers from 10 to 12 inches showing but few bigger fish. The best action has been on nightcrawlers, cut baits, and bloodworms. Fair catfish bite in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, and cut baits. The largemouth bass bite has improved a little more this past week with the nice weather, and the best bite is on plastics and nightcrawlers. Most are one to two pounds with a few bigger fish. No reports on other species.  There is a health warning about eating fish from here. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at (661) 295-7155.

PUDDINGSTONE:
DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago. Overall, the action is very slow. A few bass are showing on plastics and reaction baits in Sail Cove and near the dam, with more activity due to the warm weather. A few panfish are also starting to show. Park and lake fishing information: (909) 599-8411.
     
SANTA FE DAM: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago. Information: 626-334-1065.
     
ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. 
     
BALBOA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Carp fishing slow.
     
BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. 
     
CERRITOS PARK LAKE:
DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. 
     
DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK:
DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. 
     
ECHO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago.

EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. 
     
ELIZABETH LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. 
     
HANSEN DAM LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. Information: 888-527-2757 or 818-899-3779.
     
HOLLENBECK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. Information: 213-261-0113.
     
JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.
     
JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.
   
KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago.
     
LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week and four weeks ago.
     
LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. Information: 213-847-1726.
     
MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.
   
MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago.
     
PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago. Information: 818-448-7317.

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