San Bernardino Mountain Waters, June 7 Report

SILVERWOOD: Lots of activity on the lake and rising water temps have slowed things a bit, especially on the weekend. But the stripers are fair to good with most pan-sized fish around 1.5 to 2 pounds, and they are showing on cut baits, lug worms, and an occasional fish on a swimbait. Stripers have been best off the dam, but some are showing from Twin Cove and around the marina. Most of the fish have been in 30 to 40 feet of water. Some bigger fish in the main channel on swimbaits. Serena Artishon, Upland, landed a 5-pound striper at the dam on a nightcrawler. The bluegill have been fair to good with a lot of small fish around the marina and in most coves on meal worms, red worms, wax worms, crickets, and nightcrawler pieces. The largemouth bass are slow to fair with a few reports on topwater, cranks, and plastics. Michael Bernhein, Pomona, had a 3-pounder on a topwater. Few trout reports. Slow to fair catfish action on cut baits, and only a few carp showing. Antonio Romero, Victorville, landed an 8-0 carp on a lug worm. A reminder: the dam is closed to angler access. 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 BBMWD has been supplementing the DFW trout stocks with fish since March, and the action has been very good in the west end of the lake (west of Eagle Point and the Solor Observatory). The early-morning bite has been the best bet. There have been a lot of fish from two to four pounds for both shore and troll anglers. Top trolling routes have been from the west ramp to the SS Relief just 150 to 200 feet offshore, and the same distance offshore on the south side of the lake between Metcalf and Papoose bays. Small spoons or Rapalas on one to two-and-a-half colors of leadcore has been the ticket. Shore anglers are doing best in the same areas fishing PowerBait on three-foot leaders of 2- to 4-pound test. The early morning spoon bite is also good with fly-line nightcrawlers also producing fish early. The largemouth and smallmouth bite has been pretty good, especially the mouths of Boulder and Papoose Bays. Shallow diving crank baits, plastics, and jigs are all getting some good fish. The bite on small bullhead is just starting, but the bluegill bite is still off. The Annual Fishing for 50K tournament will be this weekend (June 9-10). For information on fishing or the tournament, call Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: No report. Lake and fishing information at 909-338-2233 or on the website at Fishing updates are posted infrequently on the park’s Facebook page or website.

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: There were both DFW and Jess Ranch plants two weeks ago, and the bite has been pretty good since. The plants were 900 and 1,200 pounds respectively (more than double normal from Jess Ranch), and there were 100-plus pounds of trophy fish in the Jess Ranch plant. A couple of 6-plus pounders were caught this past weekend, including fish at 7-6 and 7-0. Still the best action on small jigs and flies, but more the inflated nightcrawler and PowerBait bite has improved. The website is and the Facebook page is Green Valley Lake Fishing.

JENKS LAKE REGION: Jenks Lake parking lot is open. No fishing reports, but the first DFW trout plant is went in this week. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana got plants ñ the first of the season — last week. 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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