Catfish and trout bite good at Diamond Valley, brown trout stocked

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Anglers are catching bass between 3-4 pounds. Dropshotting creature baits in the 50-60 ft range works best for catching bass. Shad like lures and night crawlers will also work great.

The striper bite has been on and off. There were a few caught between 4-6 pounds this week. Trolling Swim baits and flies in the morning work best for striper. When shad and trout are breaking the surface, it’s best to use lures that mimic them for top water boils. Cut bait also works great for striper.

Anglers are catching many catfish between 6-14 pounds! Stink bait and cut bait work best for catfish. Noel Marques of Fontana and Jose Luis Hernandez of Huntington Park caught a couple nice catfish near the south east dam using anchovies. Their catfish weighed 11.74 pounds and 13.97 pounds!

Anglers are catching panfish a pound and under! Night crawlers and mealworms work best for panfish.

Anglers are catching many trout between 4-7 pounds! Rooster tails, kasmasters and mini jigs work best for trout. The CDFW planted brown trout on December 17th. And Mt. Lassen planted 1,500 pounds of rainbow trout on December 18th.

Lake Elevation: 1708
Surface Water Temp:61.2°
Fish Plants: Next scheduled trout plant December 18th!
Lake Hours: 6:15pm — 4:30pm
Weather: The Forecasts show temperatures in the high 40’s to low 80’s this week.

Please come in the Marina store and tell us your fish stories!

 

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