San Bernardino Mountain Waters, April 6 Report

SILVERWOOD: All the bites are starting to take off here. The largemouth bass are starting to move up in a major movement of pre-spawn fish. The bite is fair to good on plastics and swimbaits. The stripers are also still fair to good for anglers trolling flies or tossing swimbaits with dam-inlet area, the mouth of Cleghorn and Miller canyons, and the main lake points. The trout also have been good, and a DFW plant went in three weeks ago. The trout are best in Cleghorn and Sawpit areas, with PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, and small trout plastics all producing fish. A few catfish showing, but this bite is mostly slow. Anglers should be aware of health advisories for the consumption of fish from this lake because of high PCB and mercury levels in the fish flesh and skin. Here’s the direct link to a PDF brochure explaining consumption recommendations. 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: All the public marinas opened this past weekend. The trout action continues to be good. The North Shore, between old Gray’s Landing and the buoy line, is where shoreline anglers are consistently getting trout. The best tactic has been to use garlic and salmon eff-flavored PowerBaits on a short Carolina Rig. Water temps range from 38 to 41 degrees and the fish are cruising close to shore (30 to 40 feet off the shoreline). For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

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

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

JENKS LAKE REGION: The Santa Ana River, the South Fork of the Santa Ana River, and Jenks Lake have not been planted recently.

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