DIAMOND VALLEY: You couldn’t tell it by the fishing, but the first 1,000-pound Mt. Lassen trout plant of the season went in two weeks ago, joined by DFW fish (browns stocked on the west side) and more Mt. Lassen trout Tuesday this week. Only a few trout reported by Wednesday, but very light fishing pressure. The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good when the bass are up chasing baitfish, and slow to fair action on plastics the rest of the time. 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 when the fish are down, while rip baits, cranks, and topwater plugs are getting fish when they are chasing. 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: First trout plant of the season went in last Tuesday and the bite has been fair in launch ramp cove on SuperDupers and Mice Tails. The fish are all pan-sized. Other species have slowed way down. A few bass continue to show on reaction baits and plastics. The bluegill and redear slowed way down with only a few reported off the tire reef or marina docks on meal worms and Mice Tails, and most of those have been small. A few catfish are showing off the north shore, and a 25-pounder was landed this week 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 bluegill bite has been fair to good this past week along the south shore on nightcrawlers, crickets, and small jigs. Samantha Puga, Long Beach, had a 1-2 bluegill on a nightcrawler, while Michael Chandler, Temecula, had a stringer of eight bluegill topped off with a 1-2, all on crickets in the east end. The striper action has been fair for anglers throwing swimbaits, trolling umbrella rigs, or fishing baits at the inlet. Aaron Smythe, Menifee, had five stripers to 10 pounds fishing jerk baits at the dam. The cats remain fair with most of the fishing showing in deeper water on cut baits. The largemouth bite has slowed down with only a few on reaction baits. DFW trout plant scheduled for this week. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.
ELSINORE: Light fishing pressure, but there continues to be a fair bite on catfish for anglers fishing frozen shad, shrimp, sardines, mackerel, anchovies, or Mack Bites. Slow other species. 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.