SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES: The good trout action has continued over the past week thanks to weekly plants. Information: 714-632-7851.
IRVINE LAKE: Lake concession lease ends in March and no more trout plants are going in this year. Fishing has been slow to fair with very few trout and catfish showing. The best action has been on bass, which are pretty fair on plastics around deeper structure. A few trout showing, and the odd catfish is showing up. No limit on trout or catfish. All boating, including use of rental boats, has been suspended here as of Sept. 5. Information: 714-649-9111.
LAGUNA NIGUEL LAKE: A 1,500-pound trout plant was set for this week. Next plants will be Feb. 1 (2,000 pounds), Feb. 15 (1,500 pounds), Feb. 29 (1,800 pounds), Mar. 14 (1,000 pounds), and March 28 (1,000 pounds). 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.