Los Angeles County
CASTAIC LAKE--The striped bass bite has tapered off, but largemouth bass are still being caught on crawdads, night crawlers and assorted lures, mostly crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Some catfish and panfish.
PYRAMID LAKE--Striped bass are getting active and biting mainly on anchovies. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are striking jigs, but fishing is fair at best. Catfish action is better and bluegills and crappies are in the mix.
LAKE CASITAS--Bass fishing is fair and the large ones aren’t showing on the hooks. A 9-pound 8-ounce catch tops the list. Catfish are biting on mackerel and Night crawlers, averaging eight pounds. Some trout.
LAKE PIRU--Nothing great to report. Some trout caught deep on Needlefish and an occasional bass caught on a night crawler or crankbait.
ANAHEIM LAKE--Catfish are biting early and late on shrimp and mackerel. Six anglers in 24 hours filled a stringer with 220 pounds of the whiskered slugs. A 24-hour pass ups the limit to 15 fish.
LAGUNA NIGUEL LAKE--Catfish biting on mackerel and night crawlers. Bass fishing is best at sunset on buzzbaits, but overall not too good.
OSO RESERVOIR--Bass fishermen are still scoring in double digits using grubs and spinnerbaits. Catfish action is fair to good.
Santa Barbara County
LAKE CACHUMA--Trout remain the best bet but fishing is slow. You have to troll deep near the dam to have a chance at trout. Red-ear perch are biting sporadically on pieces of worms.
San Bernardino County
GREEN VALLEY LAKE--A 9-2 trout was caught on yellow Power Bait. The trout bite is fair and the bass bite is slow to fair.
JESS RANCH LAKES--Catfish are biting on mackerel and trout guts, averaging three-six pounds. Trout are biting, being cleaned for the table and apparently gutted for catfish bait.
CORONA LAKE--Catfish are biting late afternoons into darkness, averaging one-three pounds. Mackerel and shrimp best baits. A contest for cash prizes runs today through July 4. Details: (909) 277-4489.
LAKE PERRIS--An 8-8 bass caught on a waterdog at the marina tops the list. Fishing has been slow.
San Diego County
LAKE CUYAMACA--Crappies and catfish are biting better than trout, but most are still fishing for trout, doing OK with inflated night crawlers.
LAKE POWAY--Catfish at night providing a reason to come here, although a few bass are being caught.
SAN DIEGO CITY LAKES--An 83-pound catfish was caught by a bass fishermen using a spinnerbait at Lower Otay. Bluegill action is good at San Vicente and Lower Otay. Bass fishing is best at San Vicente and Hodges.
LAKE WOHLFORD--A 12-3 bass was caught on a night crawler and fishing is fair. Catfish action is better and one 19-9 caught on a Power Worm tops the list.
The lakes above Bishop are producing well and South Lake gets top billing this week as the Eagle Lake rainbows have begun to bite. Bishop Creek is fair on night crawlers and crickets, and a big Alpers rainbow is coming out almost daily. In the Mammoth Lakes area, Crowley is still rated very good, Rock Creek Lake and Rock Creek are fair to good, Convict Lake is fair for small fish but producing more lunkers, and Twin Lakes are very good. Hard to go wrong anywhere.
The June Lake Loop is a good place in the morning, but slow to fair during the day. A 6-6 rainbow was caught on Power Bait at Silver. In Bridgeport, the East Walker River is still a hot spot for fly fishermen using a variety of size 16-18 nymphs. Bridgeport Reservoir is getting better, with rainbow Power Bait and inflated night crawlers getting fish averaging 1 1/2-plus pounds. The West Walker River is fair for fly- and bait fishermen. Virginia Lakes get a slight nod over Twin Lakes.
The Times accepts and publishes the catch count as a public service. Any responsibility for accuracy is that of the landing operator.
MORRO BAY (Virg’s Landing)--68 anglers (3 boats): 3 lingcod, 130 red rockcod, 166 rockcod, 90 rockfish.
AVILA BEACH (Patriot Sportfishing)--60 anglers (2 boats): 62 rockcod, 88 rockfish, 99 red rockcod, 149 bolina, 5 lingcod, 2 halibut, 3 goldeneye, 30 red snapper.
SANTA BARBARA (Sea Landing)--48 anglers (2 boats): 116 calico bass, 150 sand bass, 1 white seabass, 10 mackerel, 60 barracuda, 7 lingcod, 95 red snapper, 30 rockfish.
OXNARD (Cisco’s)--168 anglers (8 boats): 24 white seabass, 12 yellowtail, 60 whitefish, 20 sheephead, 394 sand bass, 18 rockfish, 3 halibut, 599 calico bass, 5 blue perch, 314 barracuda. (Captain Hook’s)--38 anglers (2 boats): 7 yellowtail, 106 calico bass, 82 barracuda, 1 halibut, 14 rockfish, 5 sheephead, 11 whitefish.
PORT HUENEME--58 anglers (3 boats): 10 white seabass, 1 yellowtail, 145 calico bass, 95 barracuda, 2 halibut, 6 shallow water rockfish, 110 sand bass, 1 sculpin.
MARINA DEL REY--157 anglers (6 boats): 27 white seabass, 8 halibut, 203 barracuda, 416 sand bass, 203 calico bass.
REDONDO BEACH--114 anglers (6 boats): 586 calico bass, 235 sand bass, 72 barracuda, 3 halibut, 1 sculpin, 57 white seabass.
SAN PEDRO (L.A. Harbor Sportfishing)--129 anglers (4 boats): 2 yellowtail, 774 sand bass, 48 barracuda, 3 calico bass, 1 sole. (22nd St. Landing)--270 anglers (8 boats): 16 yellowtail, 60 white seabass, 45 calico bass, 154 barracuda, 1,824 sand bass, 1 halibut, 1 sculpin.
LONG BEACH (Sportfishing/Berth 55)--124 anglers (5 boats): 2 albacore, 1 white seabass, 105 barracuda, 774 sand bass, 90 calico bass, 20 whitefish, 4 sheephead, 6 sculpin, 30 blue perch. (Marina Sportfishing)--171 anglers (4 boats): 2 yellowtail, 12 white seabass, 136 barracuda, 1,126 sand bass. (Belmont Pier)--18 anglers (1 boat): 68 barracuda, 180 sand bass, 1 white seabass.
SEAL BEACH (Big Fish)--90 anglers (3 boats): 85 barracuda, 842 sand bass, 1 white seabass.
NEWPORT BEACH (Newport Landing)--154 anglers (7 boats): 25 yellowtail, 8 albacore, 248 barracuda, 1 bonito, 16 calico bass, 970 sand bass. (Davey’s Locker)--202 anglers (8 boats): 9 albacore, 45 yellowtail, 1 white seabass, 774 sand bass, 401 barracuda, 47 calico bass, 2 halibut.
DANA WHARF--295 anglers (8 boats): 873 barracuda, 11 calico bass, 452 sand bass, 6 mackerel, 99 yellowtail, 3 halibut, 2 rockfish, 4 sculpin, 13 albacore.
OCEANSIDE--110 anglers (5 boats): 39 albacore, 86 yellowtail, 560 barracuda, 86 sand bass, 6 shark.
SAN DIEGO (H&M; Landing, Fisherman’s, Point Loma)--270 anglers (16 boats): 162 albacore, 2 bluefin tuna, 398 yellowtail. (Seaforth)--254 anglers (9 boats): 36 albacore, 1 white seabass, 246 yellowtail, 13 bonito, 72 barracuda, 147 calico bass, 58 sand bass. (Islandia)--115 anglers (4 boats): 30 albacore, 23 barracuda, 2 yellowtail, 93 kelp bass, 1 sculpin, 13 rockfish, 1 whitefish.
SAN BERNARDINO--Arrowbear Lake, Green Valley Lake and Lake Gregory. SAN DIEGO--Cuyamaca Lake. SAN LUIS OBISPO--Lopez Lake and Santa Margarita Lake. INYO--Baker Creek, Big Pine Creek, Bishop Creek (Lower, Middle, North, South forks and Intake II), Cottonwood Creek, Independence Creek, Georges Creek, Goodale Creek, Lake Sabrina, Lone Pine Creek, North Lake, Owens River (Laws Bridge downstream to Steward Lane and below Tinnemaha), Pine Creek, Pleasant Valley Reservoir, Rock Creek (Rock Creek Lake to the end of the road), Rock Creek Lake, Shepards Creek, South Lake, Taboose Creek, Tinnemaha Creek, Tuttle Creek. MONO--Convict Lake, Deadman Creek, George Lake, Glass Creek, Grant Lake, Gull Lake, June Lake, Lake Mary, Mamie Lake, Robinson Creek, Rock Creek (Paradise Camp to Toms Place and Toms Place upstream to Rock Creek Lake), Silver Lake, Twin Lakes Bridgeport, Twin Lakes Mammoth. LOS ANGELES COUNTY--Alondra Park Lake, Bouquet Canyon Creek and Jackson Lake. Belvedere Park Lake, Downey Lake, Echo Park Lake, El Dorado Park Lake, Hansen Lake, Hollenbeck Park Lake, Legg Lake, Lincoln Park Lake, Magic Johnson Park Lake, Peck Road Park Lake, Puddingstone Lake, Santa Fe Dam.
--Compiled by PETE THOMAS