Fish Report-Freshwater, Sept. 16

SILVERWOOD: Fair to good catfish action, especially off the marina dock, but also into Cleghorn and Miller canyons and in the coves adjacent to the dam, with the best bite in the mornings on bloodworms and sardines. Juan Herrera, Hesperia, had six catfish to four pounds fishing blood worms and anchovies off the marina rocks. The stripes slowed except for small fish (three-quarter pound or smaller). The small ones are showing on nightcrawler pieces off the marina docks, most coves, the main channel and at the dam. Drifted lug worms and blood worms also good baits. Ben White, Riverside, had nine stripers to two pounds in Miller Canyon on blood worms. The largemouth bass bite is slow to fair on plastics and nightcrawlers in 10 to 30 feet of water. Joshua Ortiz, Hesperia, had two bass to three pounds on nightcrawlers off the marina docks. The bluegill bite is slow, mostly on small baits fished right along the bottom on light line. Trout very 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 bite has been fair for both trollers and bait anglers fishing from shore or boat. The best bet for trollers has been to fish the south shorelines Trout Alley or near the dam buoy lines with a wedding ring rig or other flasher rig in six to 10 feet of water. Shore anglers are fishing in the Red House section of the north shore with garlic PowerBait fished with a long leader to keep the bait off the bottom weeds. A few catfish and a lot of bullheads are showing early and late in the day. The topwater bass bite has been spotty with only a few fish showing early. Also some bluegill and crappie showing in the bays or nightcrawler pieces or meal worms, especially in the boulder bay area. Even some catfish and bullhead being landed. All the public launch ramps and the five private marinas are open. For more fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: No fishing report. There will be a tagged trout derby Oct. 10 with 10 tagged trout worth a minimum of $250 each. Top tag is a $50,000 annuity. Registration fee is $25. Lake, derby, and fishing information at 909-338-2233.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: Trout action has been slow to fair with light fishing pressure since the 700-pound stock Sept. 3. Next plant this week. Best action has been on baits doused with garlic scent in the shallows. Steve and Steven Beecher, Burbank, had nine rainbows to four pounds on nightcrawlers. Information: 909-867-2009.

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