Orange County, March 3 report

SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES: More big rainbows continue to pour out of this lake. Tops this past week was a 13-pound rainbow landed by Joseph Hernandez, Placentia, while Isiah Cortez, Bellflower, caught a 12-8. Russ Carr, Canyon Lake, had a 12-5, which won first place in the Okuma Lightning Trout Tournament. Information: 714-632-7851.

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

LAGUNA NIGUEL LAKE: A 1,800-pound trout plant went in this week. Other plants are slated for the following weeks: March 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.

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