Fish Report-Freshwater, Aug. 19

DIAMOND VALLEY: The largemouth bass bite has remained pretty good, especially early in the day on reaction baits. Most of the fish are 2-4 pounds and everything from nightcrawlers and plastic worms to topwater plugs are getting fish. Most of the action is on the inside of coves and off the dams. Stripers improved this past week with the best bite along the west dam and near the inlet-outlet tower. Driving cut anchovies, trolling white flies, and even some topwater baits are working. Fish to eight pounds reported in past week. Good catfish bite with a lot of fish to six pounds on cut baits, nightcrawlers, and stink baits. Also good bluegill action at the dams on nightcrawlers, red worms, or crickets alone of fish on small jigs. The launch ramp is closed due to low water levels, but rental boats will remain available through the marina. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or  Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410.

PERRIS: The bluegill and redear bites are fair to good around. The bluegill have been best on crickets on a mini-Carolina rig in Sail Cove, while the redear are best at the island and tire reef on redworms flylined to the fish on light gear. Meal worms, wax worms, and small jigs also getting the panfish. The bass bite has been fair to good with the best action along the face of the dam, mostly on Senkos and drop-shot plastics. Also some topwater fish early and late. Most of the bass are three-pounders or smaller. The odd catfish continues to show from Power Cove or Sail Cove on cut baits or dough baits. The launch ramp will stay open throughout the summer. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire

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