San Bernardino Mountain Waters, Jan. 19 Report

SILVERWOOD: The striper bite has been fair to good. Most anglers are getting a few fish on sardines at the dam, the inlet, and up the main channel. Meanwhile, the anglers fishing trolled flies are hammering the stripers with fish to five pounds reported. Mike Southerland, a guide from Hemet, had two clients who’ve taken limits of fish to 5 pounds this past week while “fly-coring” — trolling shad-like flies on lead line. Josh Miller of Phelan had three stripers to four pounds fishing sardines off the marina rocks. There is also the odd catfish showing in this bite. Jeff Banks, Adelanto, landed a three-pound cat on mackerel off the dock. The trout action remains fair and a DFW plant was slated for this week. The last plant was Jan. 5 in Cleghorn. The best action has been on inflated nightcrawlers and PowerBait, with some on small jigs. Largemouth bass are very slow with only a few on plastics or jigs in deeper water. 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: The lake is pretty much frozen over right now, shutting down the fishing. 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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