San Bernardino Mountain Waters, March 2 Report

SILVERWOOD: Still mostly slow fishing, but a few catfish and stripers are showing again, and the trout action is fair after a DFW plant last Tuesday. The catfish have been best on shrimp, while the stripers are best on lug worms or trolled flies. Brandon Carter, Pinon Hills, had four catfish to six pounds on shrimp in the Sawpit area. Kanov Awafa, Victorville, landed a 3-8 striper on a lug worm off the dock. Trout are showing on PowerBait, small jigs, and Power Mice in Miller and Cleghorn canyons. Ryan Fonti, Apple Valley, had three rainbows on PowerBait. 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 isnít iced over. Trout to four pounds reported this week, 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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