DIAMOND VALLEY: The trout bite has been fair to good with even a few limits reported after the 1,000-pound Mt. Lassen plant Wednesday this week. DFW trout also were slated for this week, after plants two weeks ago. The last Mt. Lassen plant was three weeks ago. The shoreline around the marina, the launch ramp, and at both dams have been the best spots for the rainbows with spinners, small trout spoons, or MiceTails top baits. Very light fishing pressure and few striper reports, but a few have been reported by anglers trolling at the dams. Largemouth bass are fair, but most fish are in deep water or suspended off points. Very little fishing pressure. No reports on other species. 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 fair after the DFW trout plant last week. 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. Panfish are fair with a few bluegill showing off the marina docks on meal worms fished right on the bottom. Nina Cooper, Banning, had five bluegill on nightcrawlers. Some catfish reported in a late evening bite on nightcrawlers and cut baits. Richard Culp, Desert Hot Springs, landed a 5-3 catfish on nightcrawlers in the marina. 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: The warmer weather this past week really perked the largemouth bass bite, and some fish are up shallow poking around and the bite has been best on plastics and nightcrawlers. Angie Salazar, Murietta, had a 5-5 bass on a nightcrawler in the east end, while Greg Oswald, Winchester, and Tony Salazar, Murrieta, each had five-pound bass on plastic worms. The striped bass bite has been fair, especially at the dam, on shad, cut baits, and shad-like swimbaits, cranks, and flies. Other species have been slow, but a DFW trout plants is slated for this week. The last DFW plant was two weeks ago. Most of the trout have been 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.
CORONA: The lake is temporarily closed.
FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Information: 909-795-0171.