DIAMOND VALLEY: Mt. Lassen rainbow trout planted last Wednesday and DFW trout slated for this week. 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. Very light fishing pressure and few striper reports, but Mike Southerland and Rob Shannon, both Hemet, had four stripers to six pounds trolling flies at the west dam on Sunday. There was also a 29-pound catfish reported by Se Yang on blood worms at the east dam. 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 the DFW plant last Friday. The best action has been from Sail Cove to Lot No. 6 and around Alessandro Island with most of the fishing on Kastmasters, Roostertails, red worms, Mice Tails, and PowerBait. The fish are all pan-sized. The bass action has been slow to fair in deep water (15 to 40 feet) on plastics and nightcrawlers, especially near the dam. Jonny Kapahula, Redlands, landed a 3-8 bass off the marina docks on a plastics. Panfish very slow right now, but some bluegill in the marina on meal worms fished right on the bottom early in the day. 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 action, but the striped bass bite remains pretty good for anglers who can dip some live shad, spotty otherwise. The best bite has been early in the morning along the north shore and North Bay. Brandon Smyth, Menifee, had an 8-2 striper on live shad. Other species are also tough with only an occasional bass or bluegill. Dennis Sketchly, Lake Elsinore, had a 7-9 bass fishing nightcrawlers on the north shore, while Sammy Sanchez, Menifee, land a 1-2 bluegill in the east end on a nightcrawler. DFW trout are slated to go in this week, and there have been a few half-pound rainbows showing around Ramp No. 2. 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.