SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES: Weekly plants of catfish on Friday. Trout season opener not set yet. Information: 714-632-7851.
IRVINE LAKE: The bass bite has been good, but catfish have slowed to just fair. Top cat this week was a 15-o caught by Abel Martinez, Los Angeles, while Gabriel Hernandez, Pomona, landed a 12-8. All boating, including use of rental boats, has been suspended here as of Sept. 5. Trout season will begin the first full weekend of November. Information: 714-649-9111.
LAGUNA NIGUEL LAKE: The concessionaire’s lease expires Oct. 31, so there may not be a trout program this season. Through the end of October the lake is open to fishing, but may not be afterwards. For more information on trout season, contact Orange County Parks, either Stacy Blackwood at 949-923-3743 or Ronald Inouye at 949-923-3753