Trout: Lake Poway in San Diego County is producing lots of action for fish to seven pounds. Laguna Niguel Park Lake received a 5,000-pound plant a week ago, and fishing has been steady since on inflated night crawlers, mini-jigs and zebra midges for fly-fishermen. Top catch was a 19-8 at Santa Ana River Lakes by Rigo Lopez, La Puente, on Power Bait doused with Crave Nitro Grease. A 17-8 was caught at Corona Lake by Barry Annyn, Oceanside, on chartreuse Crave Nitro Dough. In Bishop, the Owens River and Pleasant Valley Reservoir are productive for fish to about eight pounds.
Largemouth bass: Diamond Valley Lake is improving, especially for those fishing plastic lizards or swimbaits at about 30 feet. Dave Pierson, Anaheim, caught a 7-8 bass on a swimbait. Lake Perris is fair to good for fish to three pounds. Castaic action is good on pig-and-jigs and weighted plastics. Lake Casitas is improving and figures to be a hot spot soon. Todd Holder, Ojai, caught 9-8 and 8-8 bass at 30 feet on a swimbait.
Striped bass: Castaic Lake has some of the best local action, but the bite is fair at best. Dave Keys, Woodland Hills, caught 11-8, 10-7 and 8-4 stripers on an Osprey. Lake Skinner action slowed to near nothing. The Colorado River stretch between Willow Beach and Lake Mohave is the place to be for the big ones. Steve Lattanzi, Portland, got a 31-8 striper on a swimbait at mile marker 51.
Panfish: Isabella above Bakersfield has a good crappie bite in the trees on live minnows. Fish to two pounds. Lake Wollomes in the same region is fair for crappie on live minnows. Lake Henshaw in San Diego County is fair for crappie. Locally, there is nothing worth reporting.
Catfish: Slow overall, but Lake Poway, the Blythe-to-Yuma region of the Colorado River, and Isabella are producing sporadic quality catches.
Best bet: The 1 1/2- and two-day boats out of San Diego are heading south to Colonet off Baja and logging very good catches of yellowtail, lingcod and rockfish. Locally, the waiting game continues, with calico bass and sand bass biting sporadically.
Locations: To be stocked this week: Alondra Park Lake, Cerritos Lake, Echo Park Lake, El Dorado Park Lakes, Hollenbeck Park Lake, Kenneth Hahn Lake, La Mirada Park Lake, Legg Lakes, Lincoln Park Lake, Magic Johnson Lake, Peck Road Park Lake, Puddingstone Lake, San Gabriel River, Santa Fe Reservoir (Los Angeles); Carr Park Lake, Centennial Lake, Eisenhower Park Lake, Greer Park Lake, Huntington Lake, Mile Square Park Lake, Ralph Clark Regional Park Lake, Trabuco Creek, Tri-City Lake (Orange); Evans Lake, Hemet Lake and Rancho Jurupa Park Lake (Riverside); Mojave Narrows Regional Park, Seccombe Park Lake and Silverwood Lake (San Bernardino); Doane Pond and Murray Lake (San Diego).
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