San Bernardino Mountain Waters, Feb. 23 Report

SILVERWOOD: Slow overall fishing, mostly due to weather. The trout bite is pretty fair, but getting little pressure. There was a DFW plant last week and a double plant three weeks ago. Best areas have been around the marina and in Miller Canyon. Jim Miller of Apple Valley had a 1-pound rainbow on a lug worm while fishing for stripers. A few stripers have been reported around the marina and in the Twin Cove area. No largemouth or panfish reports. 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: There has been pretty fair fishing for holdover rainbows when the lake isn’t iced over. Last week’s warm weather opened up many areas and some trout to seven pounds were caught, mostly on inflated nightcrawlers in six to 18 feet of water. 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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