Orange County, April 21 report

SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES: Catfish plants weekly now. Trout season winding down. Top cat was a 23-pounder landed by Rick Kizzee, Los Angeles. He also had a 10-7 cat using chicken livers fishing in the Catfish Lake. Morris Suliff, Garden Grove, caught five cats totaling 33-8 in the big fish. Information: 714-632-7851 or log on at

IRVINE LAKE: The lake is now closed and will be for at least the immediate future. 

LAGUNA NIGUEL LAKE: No report. There are no fishing fees this season, only the $5 parking fee on weekends (or $3 during the week). For more information, 949-923-2240 or go to

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