San Bernardino

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SILVERWOOD: The trout action remains very good thanks to DFW trout plants again this week and each of the past five weeks. The best bite has been in the Sawpit area and Miller Canyon on PowerBait, nightcrawlers, or small jigs. Stripers remain pretty good off the dock, in Miller Canyon, the Chemise area and at the dam, and Cleghorn, mostly on cutbaits and lug worms. Some bigger fish are coming in for the trout. Allan Cole, Henderson, landed a 9-1 striper on an A.C. Plug. Catfish remain fair to good in Miller Canyon, Cleghorn, and at the dam. Steve Modzelewski, Moreno Valley, had a 9-13 catfish on sardines in Miller, while Adam Carrillo, Norco, had cats at five and three pounds. A few crappie are starting to show off the docks on meal worms. Other species slow. Anglers should be aware of health warnings 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: Fair tout action with water temperatures starting to cool, and there was a DFW plant three weeks ago. Shore anglers getting a few fish on lures or floating baits fished in 12 to 22 feet of water. Bass fishing remains slow with the bass are holding in deeper water and taking jigs or plastics. Panfish and catfish slow. For more fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods (909) 866-3222.

GREGORY LAKE: Trout have been slow, and there is a spotty bite on crappie and bass. Lake, derby, and fishing information at (909) 338-2233 or on the website at

GREEN VALLEY LAKE: No recent reports. Information: (909) 867-2009 and the website, with an in-depth fishing report, is

ARROWBEAR LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

JENKS LAKE REGION: DFW trout plant three weeks ago at Jenks Lake. No recent plants in the Santa Ana River or the South Fork. General Information: Mill Creek Ranger Station at (909) 382-2881.

LYTLE CREEK: No recent DFW plants.

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