SILVERWOOD: The catfish bite has continued pretty good in most of the coves, at the dam, the inlet and around the marina on cut baits and nightcrawlers. Small stripers continue to show in fair to good numbers in Chemise, Sawpit and around the marina docks. Most of the stripers are under 2 pounds. Most of the fish have been on nightcrawlers with a few on cut baits. The largemouth bass bite has been fair to good with the best bite on nightcrawlers and plastics with some topwater in the mornings. The bite on small bluegill remains good on wax worms, crickets, mealworms and red worms in most coves and around the marina, but the crappie bite has shut down. No recent DFG trout plants in the lake, but the odd rainbow is still being caught. Miller Canyon Creek, above the lake, was planted with trout by the DFG two and four weeks ago. Dock fishing is allowed for $3 for adults, $2 for kids and seniors. The park is again open seven days a week. Information: marina (760) 389-2299, state park (760) 389-2281, Silverwood Country store (760) 389-2423.
BIG BEAR LAKE: The trout bite remained strong this past week, with good action in the cooler, deeper water in the western third of the lake. The best action has been for trollers working six colors of lead core line and a Needlefish-type lure with a nickel finish. Bait anglers are fishing slip bobbers in 18 to 28 feet of water with inflated nightcrawlers or floating dough baits. The bite has been best early and late in the day, with most rainbows around a pound — with some bigger, holdover fish mixed in. The bass and panfish action is also pretty good early and late in the day, and a few quality catfish are showing at night on stinkbaits, shrimp or mackerel. DFG trout plants this week and two weeks ago. For fishing information: Big Bear Marina (909) 866-3218 (or bigbearmarina.com), Big Bear Sporting Goods (909) 866-3222.
GREGORY LAKE: DFG trout plants this week and two weeks ago. Fair trout action, mostly in deeper water on floating baits. Also still a few brown showing on small crankbaits and spinners early in the morning. Small crappie are good on small jigs and quite a few bluegill are being caught, too. Information: Lake Gregory boathouse at (909) 338-2233.
GREEN VALLEY LAKE: The trout action has remained fair to good with quite a few limits on inflated nightcrawlers, floating baits, and small jigs. Top trout was a 5.6-pounder landed by Jimmy Bon, Green Valley Lake, on a jig. DFG trout plant this week. There will also be a children’s fishing derby on Saturday, Sept. 1. All trout over 6 pounds win a GVL T-shirt. Recorded information: (909) 867-2009; gvlfishing.com.
ARROWBEAR LAKE: No recent DFG plants.
JENKS LAKE REGION: DFG trout plants this week and two weeks ago. There is a $5 fee to use the parking area. This fee is in addition to the Adventure Pass fee. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork were last planted with DFG trout two and four weeks ago. General Information: Mill Creek Ranger Station at (909) 382-2881.