Orange County, Dec. 7 Report

SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES: Fair to good trout action continues, and Lightning Trout were planted this past week. Most trout around a pound, but some bigger fish to 8 pounds reported. The lake is closed on Thursday’s for trout planting. Information: 714-632-7851 or log on at

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

LAGUNA NIGUEL LAKE: Trout season is in full swing. Most recent plant was two weeks ago, but a 1,000-pound plant is slated for this week. There are also 1,000-pound plants scheduled for the weeks of Dec. 11, and 25, Jan. 8, 15, and 22, Feb. 5 and 19, and Mar. 5. 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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