Fishing report: Wednesday, Nov. 22
PICKS OF THE WEEK
1. The bite on trophy bluefin tuna moves back into the top spot this week with just incredible scores in the past few days for boats from Southern California landings making the run the tuna banks on 1 1/2-day trips. The tuna have been averaging two grades with most topping 100 pounds and up to 170-plus and the smaller grade fish still 40 to 60 pounds. These are fish-of-a-lifetime tuna. For an update on the action, check with 976-tuna.com.
2. A huge plant of huge trout went into Santa Ana River Lakes this week for the ìofficialî trout season opener on Friday. The lake is closed Thanksgiving day, but reopens Friday. Expect lots of limits of two-pound class trout and the opportunity to catch rainbows topping 10 pounds and up. For an update, call the lakeís tackle shop at 714-632-7851 or visit fishinglakes.com.
3. Apollo Park Lake in Lancaster received its second plant of the season this week and the trout action has been excellent with a lot of two-pound class fish and still some rainbows from three to seven pounds. Plus the lake is getting brown trout in these plants. For more information, contact Apollo Park at 661-940-7701 or Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.
FRESHWATER HOT SPOTS
TROUT: Trout season has kicked into high gear at Southern Californiaís urban lakes. Top picks for this week are Santa Ana River Lake (big plant and big fish over 10 pounds), Apollo Park Lake in Lancaster (plant this week), all the San Bernardino County park lakes (Glen Helen, Cucamonga-Guasti, Yucaipa, Prado, and Mojave Narrows) which get their first plants this week. In San Diego County, Cuyamaca, Santee Lake, Dixon, and Jennings are good bets with plants this week.
BLACK BASS: The action is finally slowing at many waters, but it is still […]