CUCAMONGA-GUASTI: The trout action has been fair to good, especially the day or two following county plants. Also still a few catfish showing. There were a number of limits this past week, and the top bait has been the marshmallow-meal worm combo. County trout plants are 780 pounds per week. A DFW trout plant was also slated for this week, and state fish also went in three weeks ago. Information: 909-481-4205.
PRADO: County trout plants are weekly with 780 pounds per stocking. DFW trout were slated to also go in this week. The next derby in the series at the San Bernardino County Parks will be here Feb. 24. The Glen Helen Derby this past weekend drew 414 entrants who paid the $20 entry fee. Small boats (non-inflatable with a hard bottom) under 16 feet with electric motors are allowed. Information: 909-597-4260.
YUCAIPA: The trout bite has been fair to good. Not a lot of limits, but many anglers posting two or three fish stringers of fish averaging about 1.5 pounds. Julian Melendez, El Monte, had three trout to 2-89 on garlic PowerBait from the lower lake. Gary McDonald, Yucaipa, landed four trout on micro jigs from the top lake and his best was two pounds. County trout plants are 780 pounds per week and split between two of the lakes. A DFW plant was slated for this week, and there was a state plant four weeks ago. There will be a Kid’s Trout Fishing Derby Feb. 10 for children 7 to 15. Entry fee is $5 per child. Information: 909-790-3127.
GLEN HELEN: This past Saturday’s trout derby drew 414 anglers, and it took an 8-8 rainbow caught by Christina Moore, Bloomington, to win the top prize. She was using white garlic PowerBait. Twenty-four additional prizes were given out for trout weighing 7-13 to 3-0. Second place went to Manny Valenzuela, Bloomington, with a 7-13. Third was a 7-4 caught by Javier Sevilla, Lancaster. Fourth place went to Jerome Sanders, San Bernardino, with a 6-15, and fifth place was a 6-13 landed by Julian Garcia, Pomona. Overall, the fishing is still pretty fair. County plants are 780 pounds per week, and a DFW plant is also slated for this week. Information: 909-887-7540.