San Bernardino Mountain Waters, Oct. 26 Report

SILVERWOOD: The crappie bite reported last week appears to have disappeared. No reports of them this week. There is still a pretty good morning bite on the largemouths in Cleghorn and Miller canyons on nightcrawlers or small reaction baits. Most are small. Tim Herrera, Redlands landed three bass to three pounds Saturday. The stripers are still fair off the marina docks, in Outhouse Cove, and at the dam, mostly on sardines. Amanda Doughelty, Yucca Valley, landed a four-pound striper off the dock with a garlic nightcrawler. Matt Jones, Highland, landed a pair of two-pound stripers on sardines in Outhouse. The first trout plants of the fall-winter season two and three weeks ago and another plant is slated for this week. Few reports this week, but the best are continues to be around the marina and into both Cleghorn and Miller canyons. Few catfish reported this 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: The warm weather hasn’t affected the trout action which continues fair to good. Shoreline anglers are getting some decent catches of fish to three pounds or a little better on garlic and salmon-egg flavored dough baits. Slip-bobber rigs fished in six to 20 feet of water is still the best bet. Trollers are running 200 to 300 feet offshore from Windy Point to the SS Relief and fishing no deeper than 20 feet with the usual array of trolled lures. A few crappie are showing in Papoose Bay, and the catfish and bullhead are fair. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

GREGORY LAKE: Fair action on nightcrawlers with garlic nightcrawlers, while a few trout are showing on floating dough baits, especially ones dipped in garlic. The park has an ongoing catfish ‘derby’ through the end of October, and the biggest fish caught during the month will win a book of 10 fishing passes. Currently, the leader is a 1.27-pounder. 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. The forest service parking area is still open. The Santa Ana River and the South Fork of the Santa Ana were both planted three weeks ago. 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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