San Bernardino Mountain Waters, Nov. 9 Report

SILVERWOOD: No reports on crappie again this week. The crappie bite reported three weeks ago fizzled two weeks ago came back on last week and then has fizzled again this week. Anglers are fishing off the dock with meal worms or jigs tipped with meal worms are getting some bluegill. Small stripers continue to show in Twin Cove, off the dam, and around the marina on blood worms and cut baits. Mike Wilson, San Bernardino, had two stripers on anchovies off the dock, but the fish were both under two pounds. Quite a few catfish are also showing on the same cut baits as the stripers and in the same areas. There is still a fair bite on the largemouths in Cleghorn and Miller canyons on nightcrawlers or small reaction baits. Most are small. The third trout plants of the fall-winter season went in two weeks ago, and the rainbow bite has been pretty fair around the marina and into both Cleghorn and Miller canyons. Best action on nightcrawlers and small trout jigs. No plants slated this week or next week. 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: Fishing continues to improve as the water cools. Even the full moon this past week didn’t slow things down. Trolling has produced some nice catches all along the circuit from the Solar Observatory east to Windy Point, along the north shore from the west public launch to the buoy line, or along the south shore between Metcalf and Boulder bays. Morning has been best trolling eight to 14 feet of water (1.5 to 2.5-colors of leadcore) with Needlefish and nightcrawlers. Bank anglers are seeing good action from Old Grays Landing to the Red House and along the south shore from Lagonita Point to Fisher Point. 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. Mornings before 9 a.m. or afternoons after 3 p.m. have been best. A few smallmouth are showing on plastics from the east end from Meadows Edge to the East Launch Ramp. 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 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, and a few fish are still showing near the dam and off most of the points. The website is 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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