Orange County, March 16 Report

SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES: The trout bite has been good and more and more trophy trout are starting to show. The season’s first plant of Lightning Trout was March 16. Trout plants are weekly, and trophy fish are part of each plant. 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 plant this week and the final plant of the season will the week of March 20. These are all 1,000-pound plants. 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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