Ed John of Tustin, 13-14 rainbow trout on a Berkley Mice Tail at Woody’s Cove Luis Gonzalez of Tustin, 12-4 rainbow trout on Power Bait at Woody’s Cove Trevor Barajas of Fountain Valley, 10-0 rainbow trout on a spoon at Trout Island Jimmy Getty of Silverado, 5-2 largemouth bass [released] on Havoc plastics at the west shore Kevin Slap of Upland, 4-1 largemouth bass [released] on a Mira-Shad at the cliffs Don Spencer of Orange, 8-8 hybrid striper [released] on a crankbait at the flats Elaine Dickerhoof of Garden Grove, 4-5 channel catfish on mackerel at the creek
Bass anglers found last week’s torrid action had subsided slightly, but plenty of 1 to 5-pound largemouth are still available. The lake’s bass population is spread out all over, with fish in pre-spawn, spawn, and post-spawn modes. A few fortunate anglers also found marauding schools of 4 to 8-pound wipers chasing shad at Santiago Flats.
Channel catfish are stacking up at creek mouths, with limits of 3 to 4-pounders easy to get for anglers focusing on the whiskerfish with cut mackerel. An impressive visual display of large carp went lacking for attention, and anglers skilled in specialty European carp techniques should be able to score some heavyweight buglemouths.
Families with children age 12 and under found good action on 1 to 4-pound trout in the Kids Lagoon on Mice Tails and Power Bait. Surface temperatures on the main lake ranged from 64 to 72 degrees, with underwater visibility from 4 to 6 feet. The lake level is rising slightly.