SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES: Just fair trout action after the big-fish plant last week. There was however a 20-pound rainbow caught by George Tebelekian, Los Angeles, on PowerBait at the pump house. Most of the fish are 2-pounders. Trout plants are weekly Information: 714-632-7851.
IRVINE LAKE: Even with the big plant before the holiday, the trout action was just fair, and the top trout reported were a pair at 7 pounds, one landed by Noe Sarmiento, Santa Ana, and the other by Jose Ruiz, Bread. All boating, including use of rental boats, has been suspended here as of Sept. 5. Information: 714-649-9111.
LAGUNA NIGUEL LAKE: Orange County Parks is now running the fishing program and trout plants are tentatively set to begin Thanksgiving week. 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.