Fish Report-San Bernardino Mountain Waters


SILVERWOOD: The striper bite is the best bet here with fair to good action on fish running from two to four pounds along with some bigger fish. The best action has been out at the dam and Twin Cove with a few fish in Chemise and Miller Canyon. Swimbaits, anchovies, and sardines are the top baits. Jeff and Jon Martin, Ontario, had 13 stripers averaging around two pounds fishing anchovies and sardines at the dam. The crappie bite is starting to take off again for anglers fishing the small jigs off the marina docks. Dennis Young, Fontana, had a pair of one-pound crappie. The largemouth bass are still mostly slow, but a few are starting to show and moving shallower. Tom Walker, Apple Valley, had a four-pound bass off the marina rocks on a nightcrawler. Trout are spotty with the most recent DFW plant three weeks ago. The bite has been best around the marina and into Miller and Cleghorn canyons. Anglers should be aware of health warnings for the consumption of fish from this lake because of high PCB and mercury levels in the fish flesh and skin. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Diamond Valley and Perris will be allowed at Silverwood. The park is open seven days a week. Information: marina 760-389-2299, state park 760-389-2281, Silverwood Country store 760-389-2423.      

BIG BEAR LAKE: Few reports. The trout bite remains fair from the east end of the lake and at the dam on PowerBait and small lures. The marinas and public boat launches are all closed. For more information: Big Bear Sporting Goods 909-866-3222.    

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: No more plants are scheduled until later this spring. The lake facilities will reopen the third Friday in May. Information: 909-867-2009 and the website is     

ARROWBEAR LAKE: No recent DFW plants.     

JENKS LAKE REGION: No report. Facilities are now closed. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork have not been planted recently. General Information: Mill Creek Ranger Station at 909-382-2881.     

LYTLE CREEK: No recent DFW trout plants. 

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