Fish Report-Freshwater, Dec. 31

DIAMOND VALLEY: DFW and Mt. Lassen rainbow trout planted last week. The previous plants by both entities was three weeks ago. The Mt. Lassen plant was 1,000 pounds and made at the east dam. The bite has been slow to fair along the shoreline around the marina and launch ramp and at both dams. The best action has been on spinners, small trout spoons, or MiceTails. The largemouth bass bite has been slow to fair. Most of the fish are two to four pounds, but some up to six pounds have been reported. Nightcrawlers and plastic worms have been best baits, but swimbaits still producing an occasional fish. Only the odd striper reported for anglers throwing swimbaits. No other reports. 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 trout bite has been slow to fair after DFW trout plants two and four weeks agon. The best action has been from Sail Cove to Lot No. 6 with most of the fishing on Kastmasters, red worms, Mice Tails, and PowerBait. The fish are all pan-sized. The bass action has been fair in deep water (15 to 40 feet) on plastics and nightcrawlers, especially near the dam. Also some catfish showing from deep water around the isloand on nightcrawlers and shrimp. Panfish very slow right now. The launch ramp remains open. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) The recreation area remains open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.

SKINNER: Overall, slow to fair fishing, but a couple of bright spots. First, if you can dip live shad, there continues to be a fair to good striper bite in the east end and at the inlet. Brandon Henderson, Chino Hills, had a six-pound striper at the inlet on shad. The second decent bite is for bluegill in the Ramp No. 1, mostly on nightcrawlers in 12 to 25 feet of water. Lexy Beam, 10, Murrieta, had a 1-2 bluegill on a nightcrawler. A few largemouth bass continue to show in deep water along the north shoreline on plastics and nightcrawlers with some fish moving shallow during the afternoons. Maddie Travillion, 9, Murrieta, had a 5-5 largemouth on a nightcrawler. There have also been some half-pound rainbows showing around Ramp No. 2 after last week’s DFW plant. Slow for catfish and carp. There will not be any county trout plants this season. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

ELSINORE: Slow fishing with few reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640.

CORONA: The lake is temporarily closed. 

FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Stocking every other week with catfish. Next stock next week. Information: 909-795-0171.

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