Fish Report-Freshwater, June 3

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SILVERWOOD: The striper bite remains fair to good for anglers fishing at the dam, the main channel, Miller Canyon and off the marina docks with lugworms, sardines, or anchovies. Swimbaits are getting a few bigger fish, but most are one to two pounds. Frankie Taylor, San Bernardino, had a 6-pound striper on a nightcrawler off the dock. Sean Paul, Arrowbear, landed three stripers to two pounds on nightcrawlers in Miller. There is a fair catfish bite in Cleghorn and around the marina on shrimp and chicken liver. Brandon Beyenberg, Pasadena, landed an 8-pound cat in Miller on a nightcrawler. The largemouth bass bite is fair to good on plastics and nightcrawlers in 10 to 30 feet of water. Trout have been slow to fair with most of the fish moving to deeper water. The panfish bite is still tough, but a few crappie and bluegill are starting to show. 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. Dock fishing is allowed for $3 for adults, $2 for kids and seniors. 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: Trout remain fair for trollers working much of the lake. Very slow trolling seems to be the best bet with most fish showing in six to 12 feet of water (or two to three colors of leadcore) with a flasher and crawler or Needlefish. Shore action is tougher. A few more bass are showing on plastics and reaction baits. Jay Dauz, Big Bear Lake, landed a 6-pound largemouth on a Brush Hog. The crappie and bluegill bites are just starting to take off, and the bullheads are starting to show in decent numbers. All the public launch ramps and the five private marinas are now open. For more fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222.

GREGORY LAKE: DFW trout plant this week. Lake, derby, and fishing information at 909-338-2233.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: The trout action slowed to just fair during the full moon this past week, but with Jess Ranch plants last week and this week, and DFW trout this week, the bite should perk up. The best action has been in deeper water on salmon egg and green garlic PowerBait along with inflated nightcrawlers fished on a 24-inch leader have been the best baits. Small trout jigs in chartreuse, orange, and pink have also been good bets. Tom Valenzuela, Glendora, landed a 5-4 trout off the south shore on garlic PowerBait. Information: 909-867-2009.

ARROWBEAR LAKE: DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake was planted with DFW trout two weeks ago. Both the South Fork and the main Santa Ana River were also planted this week and two weeks ago. General Information: Mill Creek Ranger Station at 909-382-2881.

LYTLE CREEK: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago in both the Middle and North forks of Lytle Creek. Water is very low.

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