Fish Report-Freshwater, Nov. 7

SILVERWOOD: The striper and catfish action has been fair with some better quality fish showing. The stripers have been best at the dam, in the main channel, and off and around the marina docks. Sardines, blood worms, lug worms, and anchovies are the top baits. Anthony Pendergraff, Stanton, had a 10-pound striper on anchovies off the dock. The catfish are showing around much of the lake in the coves on cut baits. Tanner Finn, Rancho Cucamonga, had a 12-pound catfish on an anchovy, while Max Thornton, Chino, landed five cats to 5 pounds on chicken liver. The largemouth bass, bluegill, and crappie have all been slow. 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: The trout action has continued fair to good close to the shorelines all along the north shore. Salmon egg-flavored PowerBait in red, chartreuse, and rainbow fished on long leaders (five feet) have been the best bet for bait anglers. Other species slow. DFW trout plants last week and four weeks ago. For more fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: DFW trout plant last week. No fishing report. Lake, derby, and fishing information at 909-338-2233 or on the website at

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: DFW trout plant last week. No report. Information: 909-867-2009 and the website, with an in-depth fishing report, is

JENKS LAKE REGION: DFW trout plants last week at Jenks Lake, Santa Ana River, and the South Fork of the Santa Ana River. The Jenks Lake parking area is closed for the season, but anglers may walk into the lake from other parking along the Jenks Lake road.

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