DIAMOND VALLEY: Not much change this past week. Overall a slight lull on the in-between moon phase. The largemouth bass bite has continued to be fair to good with the best action on drop-shot plastics, but the early morning and late evening reaction bait bite is also really turning on. Most of the bass are in the two to three-pound class, but bigger fish are showing each week. Striped bass remain consistently good on trolled white flies with the fish running from four to seven pounds. Also some surface boils in the mornings and evening. Few catfish anglers this week, but the bite is fair on fish from three to six pounds on cut bais and stink baits. The bluegill and redear are fair on wax worms, crickets, and meal worms in six to 12 feet of water. Boats inspected and tagged “quagga free” at Diamond Valley are also allowed on Perris and Silverwood. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201.
PERRIS: The panfish and bass bites have continued good. The bluegill and redear are best off the island and along the south shoreline on crickets, meal worms, wax worms and red worms with fish to two pounds. Most action in about 10 feet. Charles Lee, Moreno Valley, had a mixed stringer of redear and bluegill and his top fish was 1.8 pounds. He was fly-lining crickets in the Bernasconi Beach area. The bass bite has been good on drop-shot plastics and reaction baits with the best bite early and late in the day. Robert Bryant, Moreno Valley, caught and released seven bass to 4.8 pounds on cranks in the south end of the lake, while Chloe Place, Hemet, landed two bass to 2.3 pounds on drop-shot Robo worms. No reports of other species. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.
SKINNER: The bluegill and redear bites are fair to good in four to 12 feet of water in most of the coves and around reeds. Some fish are moving deeper with the warm weather. Best action on wax worms, meal worms, red worms, or small jigs tipped with one of those baits. The striper bite is fair on two to five pound class fish. The fish are showing at the inlet and along the main lake points. The catfish bite is also really taking off with a lot of fish showing on cut baits, and there were several trophy fish reported this week. Best was a 31.7-pounder caught by Jeff Young, Los Angeles, to top off his five-fish stringer. Greg Mobley, Long Beach, also had five cats and his best was a 27.6-pounder. Both stringers were taken in the coves by Ramp No. 2 on mackerel. Catfish plants began Friday last week. The largemouth bite also remains fair to good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and reaction baits, and there has been some topwater action. Mike Robertson, Winchester, landed a five-pound bass on a Robo worm. Information: store 951-926-1505 or marina 951-926-8515.
ELSINORE: The catfish bite remains good with a lot of good fish from six to 10 pounds. Shad remains the best bait, but some are showing on cut mackerel and shrimp, too. A few carp on dough baits. The bite on bass, crappie, and bluegill, is still slow and there have been no wiper reports. For more fishing information, call William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental at 951-642-0640.
CORONA: Catfish are good with twice-weekly plants of the cats and tilapia now. The top catfish reported was a seven-pounder that topped off the 19-fish, 46-pound striper caught by Steven Orozco and Victor Anaya, both Riverside, on nightcrawlers off J.D.’s Point. Xavier Aguilar, Yorba Linda, had six catfish to 6-8. The official catfish opener will be June 13-15 and trophy catfish are slated to be planted for this event. Night fishing every Friday and Saturday night. Information: 951-277-4489.
RANCHO JURUPA: No recent plants. Information: 951-684-7032.
FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: Catfish plant was two weeks ago and the action has been fair. Gilbert Godinez, Cherry Valley, landed the $50 tagged fish in the upper lake. Bass remain fair go good for catch-and-release anglers. Lots of two-pound class fish on reaction baits and plastic worms. Information: 909-795-0171.
LITTLE LAKE: No recent plants. Information: 530-526-7937.