San Bernardino Mountain Waters, Dec. 21 Report

SILVERWOOD: Very light fishing pressure. Small stripers have been fair at the dam, inlet, and Twin Cove, while lots of smaller, two-pound class fish are showing off the dock. The best action has been on sardines and glow nightcrawlers. Don Martin, Adelanto, had a pair of two-pound stripers off the marina rocks on nightcrawlers. The catfish are showing in Miller Canyon and off the marina docks, mostly on sardines and nightcrawlers. Largemouth bass have been slow, but a few on plastics fished in 20-plus feet of water. Slow other species, and there have been no DFW plants since Oct. 24 and none are currently on the schedule. 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: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/fish/so_cal/pdf_zip/081013KioskadvySilverwood.pdf. 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 fishing continues fair for bank anglers from Old Grays Landing to the Red House and along the south shore from Lagonita Point to Fisher Point. The weather has been cold, with light pressure, but the best bite has been on PowerBait or Bait Pro in garlic, salmon egg, and cheese flavors using one to two foot leaders and fishing no more than 30 feet off the bank. Other species are very slow. 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 lakegregoryrecreation.com/fish. Fishing updates are posted on the park’s Facebook page.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: The boat rentals and the restrooms are closed for the season. Last trout plant was Oct. 11. No reports. The website is www.gvlfishing.com and the Facebook page is Green Valley Lake Fishing.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake has not been planted in over a month, and the parking lot is now closed. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana also have not been planted recently. For information, call the Mill Creek Visitor Center Tuesday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) at 909-382-2882 or the San Bernardino National Forest main office line at 909-382-2600.

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