Fishing Reports

CURRENT FISH REPORT 9/23/14

18 POUND CATFISH CAUGHT AT SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES Erasmo Salas of Compton caught and released a 18 pound catfish using mackerel it the Catfish Lake.  Tuan Mai of Corona caught 10 catfish totaling 41 pounds 13 ounces using fresh mackerel from his float tube in the Big Lake.  Julio Urrutia of Placentia caught 10 catfish totaling 28 pounds 3 ounces using mackerel in the Big Lake at the Bubble Hole. Santa Ana River Lakes is open seven days &

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 9/16/14

HEAVY STRINGERS CHECKED IN AT SARL Eric Fennell of Compton caught 10 catfish totaling 52 pounds 8 ounces, his largest catfish was 7 pounds 8 ounces using mackerel from a boat.  Mike Gutierrez caught a 12 pound 8 ounce catfish using mackerel in the catfish lake.  Trino Magna caught 7 catfish totaling 40 pounds, his largest was 8 pounds using mealworm & marshmallow combo at "The Road".  Santa Ana River Lakes is open seven days & nights 

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 9/9/14

20 POUND CATFISH CAUGHT & RELEASED AT SARL Arnold Turner of Whittier caught & released a 20 pound catfish using a shrimp & marshmallow combo at "The Road" in the Big Lake.  Tremain Larkin of Oxnard caught 5 catfish totaling 20 pounds using mackerel in Chris' Pond.  Ben Bullord of Orange caught 10 tilapia totaling 7 pounds using night-crawlers fishing at the Boat Dock in the Big Lake.  Santa Ana River Lakes is open seven days &

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 8/25/14

CATFISH ON THE CHEW AT SARL Santiago Palacios of West Covina caught 5 catfish totaling 25 pounds 10 ounces, his largest catfish was 10 pounds 8 ounces using mackerel at the Bubble Hole. Gavin Freeman of Yorba Linda caught 7 catfish totaling 24 pounds 8 ounces using night-crawlers in Chris' Pond.  Micky Brito of Fontana caught 5 catfish totaling 13 pounds 8 ounces using shrimp in the Catfish Lake.  Santa Ana River Lakes is open seven days &

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 8/13/14

SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES HOT CAT ACTION David Rochin of Fullerton caught 7 catfish totaling 21 pounds, his largest cat at 5 pounds using Whoopass catfish bait fishing in the Big Lake.  Dylan Sears of Corona caught 6 catfish totaling 15 pounds using mackerel in Chris Pond.  Mike Gomez of Santa Ana caught a 12 pound 8 ounce catfish using fresh shrimp soaked in Eagle Claw gravy.  The fifth qualifying tournament for the 2014 Slay Fest Championship

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 8/5/14

BIG CATFISH ON THE CHEW AT SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES Larry Crayton of L.A. caught a 14 pound 8 ounce catfish using mackerel in the Big Lake.  Jeff Bradley of Carson caught a 14 pound catfish using a mealworm & marshmellow in the Catfish Lake.  Jason Cho of Anaheim caught and released a 13 pound 8 ounce catfish using shrimp  at the boat dock in the Big Lake.  Martin Ayala caught 6 catfish totaling 30 pounds, his largest cat weighed in at 8 pounds

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 7/30/14

SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES Pablo Gomez of Fullerton caught 5 catfish totaling 13 pounds 12 ounces, his largest cat was 7 pounds 5 ounces using shrimp in the Catfish Lake.  Larry & Eli Tyler caught 19 catfish totaling 42 pounds using both mackerel & shrimp also in the Catfish Lake.  Rick Tannier of Brea caught 13 catfish totaling 36 pounds using mackerel in the Big Lake.  Santa Ana River Lakes is open seven days & nights  a week during catfish

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 7/23/14

HOT CATFISH ACTION AT SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES Angel Shank of Fullerton caught 9 catfish totaling 21 pounds, largest catfish at 4 pounds 8 ounces using both mackerel & night-crawlers in the Catfish Lake.  David Zviderveld of Fountain Valley caught 2 big catfish totaling 11 pounds 8 ounces, his heaviest catfish at 7 pounds 8 ounces using mackerel in the Catfish Lake.  Shirley Bhurl & Gary Weir of Cypress caught 10 catfish totaling 20 pounds

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 7/16/14

NICE SIZED CATFISH BEING CHECKED IN AT SARL BAITSHOP Miguel Correa of Tustin caught a 9 pound 8 ounce catfish using mackerel at the Big Pipe in the Big Lake.  Santiago Palacious of W. Covina caught 7 catfish totaling 26 pounds, his largest cat at 6 pounds using shrimp at "The Road".  Brandon & Eric Yoon of Burbank caught 10 catfish totaling 23 pounds using shrimp by the boat dock in the Catfish Lake.  Ruben Carranca and his son Adrian of

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 7/8/14

BIG CATFISH BEING CAUGHT AT SARL Julio Uurrutia of Placentia caught 6 catfish totaling 27 pounds 8 ounces, his largest cat weighed in at 15 pounds 8 ounces using mackeral at the Bubble Hole. Bill Wright caught 7 catfish totaling 27 pounds, his heaviest catfish at 7 pounds 2 ounces using mackeral in the Big Lake.  Jacob Guevaza of Sylmar caught 7 big catfish totaling 30 pounds using mackeral in both the Big Lake & the Catfish Lake.  Mathew

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 6/25/14

CATFISH ON THE CHEW AT SARL Nathan LaFantasie of Walnut caught 4 catfish totaling 23 pounds 8 ounces, his largest cat weighed in at 14 pounds 4 ounces  using mackerel in the big lake.  Jose & Lily Chavarin caught 12 catfish totaling 27 pounds using a mealworm/marshmallow combo from the boat dock. The Fallejo family of Covina caught 7 catfish totaling 15 pounds, their largest cat at 7 pounds using shrimp at the Pump House.  Ray Sell of Cerritos

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 6/18/14

22 POUND CATFISH caught at SARL James Anderson of Duarte  caught and released a 22 pound 8 ounce monster catfish using mackerel by the boat dock in the Big Lake.  Jason Cho of Anaheim caught and released a 14 pound 8 ounce catfish using shrimp from a boat.  Eli & Samuel Touache of Panorma City caught 8 catfish totaling 25 pounds 8 ounces, their largest cat weighed in at 8 pounds 8 ounces using night-crawlers at the Bubble Hole.  Bill Wright

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 6/11/14

225 POUND stringer at SARL Jason Harvery, Ben Maple & Steve Bigda of Camp Pendleton fished the regular day session on Friday then back to back overnight 24 hour sessions on Friday & Saturday Nights from a Pontoon Boat fishing with mackerel and night-crawlers, the 3 anglers ended with 75 catfish (FULL LIMITS) total weight is 225 POUNDS !! Their largest catfish weighed in at 8 pounds 6 ounces.  Ryliey Aldeen of La Palma caught 10 catfish totaling

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 6/3/14

SARL catfish bite picking up Pedro Villa of Anaheim caught 5 catfish totaling 15 pounds 4 ounces using nightcrawlers at the boat dock.  Art Reyer of Anaheim caught 6 catfish totaling 16 pounds using shrimp fishing in the big lake.  Mike Manley of Anaheim caight 10 catfish totaling 20 pounds using shrimp in the Big Lake.  Javier Osevera of La Habra caught 2 catfish totaling 12 pounds 8 ounces his largest caught 7 pounds 8 ounces using shrimp

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 5/20/14

BIG catfish stringers reported at SARL Steve Zookswad of Baldwin Park caught 20 catfish totaling 36 pounds, his largest cat 6 pounds fishing with mackerel in the big lake.  Matt & Brad Henandez of Corona caught 7 big cats totaling 23 pounds using shrimp at La Palma point.  Joey & Froilan of Ontatio caught 4 catfish totaling 28 pounds using meal worms & marshmellows at the catfish lake.  Cal Nunferely of Reseda caught 7 catfish totaling

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 5/13/14

Catfish are on the CHEW at SARL Abel Rodriguez & Juan Lopez of Westminister caught 8 catfish totaling 18 pounds 6 ounces using shrimp at the boat dock.  Jesus Flores of Rosemead caught a 4 pound catfish using shrimp in the catfish lake.  Rick Santos of Anaheim caught 5 catfish totaling 14 pounds using mackerel soaked in Eagle Claw gravy fishing at the boat dock.   Aubrey Gutierrez of Tustin caught a 3 pound cat using shrimp at La Palma point.

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 5/6/14

HUGE stringers reported at SARL   Santiago Palacios of West Covina caught 20 catfish with double limits & back to back fishing sessions totaling 45 pounds using mackerel and trout fillets fishing in Chris Pond.   Erik Salazar of Montebello caught a 9 pound 8 ounce trout using a mealworm/marshmallow combination at La Palma point.  David Rochin of Anaheim caught 5 catfish totaling 15 pounds 8 ounces using trout meat float tubing at La Palma

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 4/22/14

HUGE TROUT & CATFISH on the CHEW at SARL   Steve Zookzwad of Baldwin Park caught a 14 pound 8 ounce trout & a 11 pound 8 ounce trout using a powermouse fishing at Levitz corner.  Steve Missbrenner of Huntington Beach caught a 12 pound 8 ounce trout using a pink/white mouse tail fishing at Chris' Pond.  Christian Kieler of Buena Park caught a 9 pound 12 ounce catfish using mackerel at the bubble hole.  Santa Ana River Lakes is open

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 4/15/14

STRONG BITE for BIG TROUT & BLUE CATS at SARL  Craig Joachim of Anaheim caught 5 trout totaling 23 pounds 8 ounces, his largest weighed in at 12 pounds 8 ounces using Power-Bait Hatchery Pellet at Johnny's corner.  Joaquin Vizcarra of Bellflower caught 5 trout totaling 15 pounds 8 ounces, his heaviest trout weighed in at 11 pounds fishing from shore at the pump house.  Cesar Albir of Prange caught a 11 pound 4 ounce trout using a night-crawler

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 4/8/14

Santa Ana River Lakes is a HOT SPOT for BIG TROUT Tony Lopez of East L.A. caught a 13 pound 8 ounce trout using rainbow Power-Bait at the Pump House. Nathan Lafantsir of Walnut caught 2 trout totaling 26 pounds 8 ounces using grubs in the main lake.  Jason Yamasake of Torrance caught 2 trout totaling 15 pounds 8 ounces with his largest trout at 13 pounds 8 ounces using Power-Bait  from shore.  Rube Le of San Gabriel caught a 12 pound trout and

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 4/1/14

HUGE TROUT being taken at Santa Ana River Lakes The amount of monster size trout coming out consistently at Santa Ana River Lakes is mind blowing. Ronnie & Ronnie Jr. Jaime of Placentia team up to land 5 trout totaling 60 pounds !! Their heaviest trout weighed in at 15 pounds 10 ounces using both Mice tails and Mijo Minnows at the boat dock. Phil Hilderbrandt of Anaheim & Bob Barr of Tustin each landed a 15 pound 4 ounce trout both using

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 3/26/14

20 DOUBLE DIGIT TROUT caught at Santa Ana River Lakes Anglers checked in 20 trout that weighed in over 10 pounds this past week alone at Santa Ana River Lakes.  Heaviest trout of the week was landed again by Brandon Johnston of Yorba Linda, Brandon checked in a 16 pound 8 ounce trout along with 2 more trout for a combined weight of 21 pounds using night-crawlers fishing in Chris' Pond.  Craig Joachim of Anaheim caught a 14 pound 8 ounce trout

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 3/19/14

HUGE TROUT & CATFISH being caught at SARL Anglers checked in over 15 double digit trout this last week at Santa Ana River Lakes.  Brandon Johnston of Yorba Linda landed a 16 pound 8 ounce trout with 4 more trout totaling his limit at 28 pounds 3 ounces. Brandon used Lip RipperZ Love Sauce and a mouse tail fishing at the Pump House.  Phil Hilderbrant of Anaheim caught 5 trout totaling 25 pounds 10 ounces with his largest trout weighing

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 3/12/14

SUPER TROUT being caught at Santa Ana River Lakes Freddy Huerta of Pasadena caught his 5 trout limit totaling 25 pounds with his largest trout weighing in at 14 pound 8 ounces using garlic cheese fishing at the Pipes. TK of Los Angeles landed a 14 pound 8 ounce trout using a Trout King minnow fishing in Chris' Pond.   Al Rotta of Lomita caught a 14 pound 2 ounce trout using PowerBait fishing at Sandy Beach.  Chris Garland of L.A. caught a 13

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 3/4/13

Anglers catching HUGE TROUT at Santa Ana River Lakes Paul Hanson of Newport landed 2 big trout a 14 pound 8 ounce and a 14 pound 2 ounce trout using Berkley trout pellets fishing Chris' Pond.  Arturo Hernandez of South Gate checked in 2 big trout a 14 pound and a 12 pounder using night-crawlers at the bubble hole.  Bobby Hill of Huntington Beach caught a 13 pound 4 ounce trout using a chartreuse Mijo Minnow at Chris' Pond.  Lenny Truong of Rosemead

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 2/26/14

17 1/2 pound SUPER TROUT caught at Santa Ana River Lakes Brandon Johnston of Yorba Linda caught a 17 pound 8 ounce trout along with 2 more trout for a combined weight of 23 pounds 8 ounces using night-crawlers at the Pump House.  Larry Squyres of Baldwin Park landed a 14 pound 8 ounce trout using rainbow PowerBait at Chris Pond.  Ray Sell of Cerritos checked in a 14 pound trout using PowerBait fishing in Chris' Pond.  Frank Moore of La Mirada

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 2/19/14

19 POUND TROUT caught at Santa Ana River Lakes Monster trout are being pulled out of Santa Ana River Lakes almost daily.  Jeremy Guerrero of Placentia landed a 19 pound 12 ounce Super Trout using a white mouse tail fishing at Sandy Beach.  Craig Joachim of Anaheim checked in 2 monsters. a 17 pound trout and 15 pound trout using chartreuse Power-Bait also fishing at Chris' pond & Sandy Beach.  Steve Maldonado of Corona caught a 14 pound 8

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 2/12/14

15 POUND TROUT caught at Santa Ana River Lakes Rick Evans of La Puente caught a 15 pound monster trout using a z-spoon fishing in Chris' Pond.  Drew Wachter of Yorba Linda caught a 14 pound trout using chartreuse Power-Bait fishing by the Pump House.  Arturo Hernandez of South Gate landed a 13 pound trout using chartreuse Power-Bait fishing at The Road.  Scott Noble of Riverside landed a 12 pound 15 ounce trout using a white Pee Wee fishing in

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 2/5/14

Santa Ana River Lakes continues to dominate the HUGE TROUT scene The biggest trout in California are repeatedly caught at Santa Ana River Lakes.  Kenny Pineda of Maywood landed a 15 pound trout using garlic Power-Bait fishing at the Pump House. Al Rotta of Lomita caught his 5 trout limit totaling 49 pounds with his largest trout weighing in at 14 pounds 1 ounce using rainbow Power-Bait fishing at Chris' Pond.  Danny Lai of Santa Ana checked in

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 1/29/14

18 1/2 & 17 1/2 pound SUPER TROUT's caught at Santa Ana River Lakes The biggest trout in California continue to be caught at Santa Ana River Lakes. Ryan Grisco of L.A. caught a massive 18 pound 7 ounce trout using hatchery pellet flavored Power-Bait fishing at the pump house. Jermey Harper of Fullerton landed a 17 pound 8 ounce trout using chartreuse dough bait also fishing at the Pump House. George Tebelekian & Henry Marin of L.A. caught

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 1/22/13

17 1/2 pound SUPER TROUT landed at Santa Ana River Lakes The majority of the biggest trout in California are caught at Santa Ana River Lakes. This past week alone 15 trout over 10 pounds were checked in at the tackle-shop. Victor Silva of Brea landed a 17 pound 8 ounce trout using a mice tail near the boat dock. Glenn Dosier of Norwalk caught a 15 pound 8 ounce trout using Power-Bait at also at the Boat Dock. Samuel & Noah Reyes of Montebello

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 1/15/13

Santa Ana River Lakes is home of the Super Fish Santiago Palacios of W. Covina landed a 11 pound trout using Power Bait fishing at "The Road". Alex Guerrero of Placentia caught a 10 pound 4 ounce trout using a mouse tail at Sandy Beach. Craig Joachim of Anaheim hooked up with a 10 pound 2 ounce trout using a white mouse tail also fishing at Sandy Beach. Ryan Krost of Tustin landed a 10 pound trout using a drop shot setup with a worm at the Bubble

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 1/1/13

LOTS of BIG TROUT being caught at Santa Ana River Lakes The biggest trout in California continue to be caught out of Santa Ana River Lakes. Nate caught this 18.5 pound trout using a Mr. White LGE worm.   Ronnie Jaime of Placentia caught 2 trout totaling 27 pound 4 ounces with his largest weighing a hefty 15 pounds 12 ounces. Kory Allen of Anaheim caught a 13 pound 8 ounce trout using chartreuse rolled in Hatchery Dust.  Eathan Smiddy of Cerritos

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 12/26/13

20.3 pound SUPER TROUT caught at Santa Ana River Lakes Santa Ana River Lakes continues to crank out the monster trout.  This week's heaviest trout was a whopping 20.3 pound Super Trout caught by Craig Adkinson of Orange.  Craig landed this toad using cheese colored Power-Bait fishing at "The Road".  Tramel Kerl. of  L.A. caught a 17 pound 8 ounce trout using a night-crawler rolled in Hatchery Dust off shore at La. Palma point.  Gio Alterino

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 12/17/13

14 lb 9 oz TROUT caught at Santa Ana River Lakes The Big Fish Lakes strikes again, 11 double digit trout were checked in at tackle-shop just this past week.  Heaviest trout of the week was landed by Blake Brewart of Palisades.  Blake checked in a huge 14 pound 9 ounce trout using a green Lip RipperZ worm fishing by the boat dock.  Kory Allen of Anaheim caught a 13 pound trout  using a  Mijo's minnows fishing at Levitz corner.  Scott Buchert

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 12/9/13

Santa Ana River Lakes aka The BIG FISH LAKES Santa Ana River Lakes is also known as the Big Fish Lakes, just this past week there were 19 trout that were over 10 pounds reported and checked in at the tackle-shop. Heaviest trout of the week was caught by Nick Nunez of Buena Park.  Nick landed a 15 pound trout using a Ripper worm fishing by the boat dock.  Anthony Lopez of El Monte caught a 14 pound 8 ounce trout using chartreuse garlic Power-Bait

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 12/4/13

BIG trout being caught at Santa Ana River Lakes The big fish parade is on at Santa Ana River Lakes.  There were 15 trout that weighed in at over 10 pounds this past week at Santa Ana River Lakes.  Antonio Rincon of Moreno Valley caught a 14 pound trout using a plastic worm at Sandy Beach.  Arturo Velasquez of Anaheim caught 3 big trout totaling 27 pounds, his largest weighing 10 1/2 pounds using mini jigs & night-crawlers  also at Sandy

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 11/26/13

DOUBLE DIGIT trout are on the chew at Santa Ana River Lakes The big boys are here, and they are not being shy about their presence.  Anglers have been bringing up huge trout, but there are still plenty in there.  Heaviest trout of the week was 14 pounds 8 ounces.  James Anderson of La Puente caught this monster using chartreuse dough bait rolled with Hatchery Dust by the Pump House.  Kory Allen of Anaheim caught 2 big trout totaling 21 pounds,

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 11/20/13

Trout & catfish are on the CHEW at Santa Ana River Lakes The combination of weekly trout stockings, recent cold weather and water being pumped into the big lake is providing some excellent trout fishing at Santa Ana River Lakes.  In addition to the hot trout bite , big catfish are hungry and on the chew.  The Suuuper Troout Grand Opener is scheduled for Nov. 22nd, 23rd & 24th.   Barbie Wilson of Ontario caught a 6 pound trout using

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 11/13/13

DOUBLE DIGIT Trout caught at Santa Ana River Lakes With the weather cooling down each passing week the trout bite continues to get better and S.A.R.L will stock bigger trout.  The Suuuper Troout Grand Opener is scheduled for Nov. 22nd, 23rd & 24th. That’s when the water will be cold enough to stock the “Big Boys.”   Heaviest trout for the week was a 10 pound sierra bow caught by Deon Bynum of Buena Park using rainbow dough bait at Van

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 11/6/13

Lightning Trout BITING at Santa Ana River Lakes Anglers that came for those exotic Lightning Trout were pleased to find that the average sized lightning weighed in at 4 1/2 pounds, Chartreuse dough bait scented with either Lip Ripperz  garlic Love Sauce or Eagle Claw garlic gravy seemed to be the hot bait.  Joe Doom of Pomona caught 4 trout totaling 10 1/2 pounds with his biggest fish at 4 1/2 pounds using chartreuse with garlic scented Love

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 10/30/13

Another stocking of trout at SARL on Oct. 31 Trout season is on, with another stocking of Sierra Bows & now those exotic Lightning Trout scheduled on October 31st. William & Frank Vanderest of Chino caught 10 trout totaling 14 pounds 2 ounces using worms at Sandy Beach.   Bryan Taylor of Anaheim caught his trout limit of 5 fish weighing in 9 pounds 8 ounces using chartreuse power-bait covered in garlic Hatchery Dust.  Mike Lewis of

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 10/23/13

2 BIG stockings of Trout Oct. 24th & Oct. 31st at SARL Trout season is here, with the first big stocking of beautiful Sierra Bows scheduled on October 24th.  The second stocking of both Lightning Trout and Sierra Bows will be on October 31st.  Even with trout fever spreading, anglers that continue to fish for catfish are still having a great run.  Mike Rhodes of Anaheim landed 5 catfish totaling 19 pounds using fresh shrimp soaked in Eagle

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 10/16/13

19 1/2 pound catfish caught at Santa Ana River Lakes Even with trout season approaching rapidly the big catfish are still on the chew.  Rambo Tatum of Lakewood landed a 19 1/2 pound catfish using shrimp & marshmallow combo from a boat.  Jose Camacho & Salvador Juarez Mission Viejo caught 10 catfish totaling 24 pounds 8 ounces using shrimp at the Pump House.  Mike Ortiz of Anaheim caught 5 catfish totaling 14 pounds using mackerel soaked

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 10/8/13

Santa Ana River Lakes catfish action remains HOT The night fishing at Santa Ana River Lakes continues to produce some quality catfish.  The heaviest stringer weighed in for the week was 32 pounds and 2 ounces.  Aaron & Shelton Lone of Ontario caught this 12 catfish stringer using shrimp in a boat at the middle of  the lake.  Victor Estrada of Garden Grove caught the heaviest catfish of the week totaling 6 pounds. Victor filled his limit

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 10/1/13

Santa Ana River Lakes cranking out BIG catfish stringers The catfish bite remains hot at Santa Ana River Lakes.  Anglers that are taking advantage of the half price boat rental are having the best success.  Varian Virgin & Fernando Diaz of Garden Grove caught 10 catfish totaling 34 pounds 14 ounces using mackerel from a boat.  Jose Aguilar of Santa Ana caught 10 catfish totaling 26 pounds 12 ounces using shrimp from boat in the middle of

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 9/25/13

Catfish are on the chew at Santa Ana River Lakes The catfish bite continues to be strong at Santa Ana River Lakes.  Some of the highlights for the week, Justin Ezaki & Kaleen Pierce caught 10 catfish totaling 22 pounds fishing with mackerel off a pontoon boat near "The Road".   The biggest catfish for the week weighed in at 8 pounds, caught by Robert Fuller of L.A. using a shrimp/marshmallow combo under the shady tree.  David Rochin of Fullerton

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 9/18/13

BIG cats BIG limits being caught at Corona Lake The catfish are on the chew at Corona Lake. Heavy weekly stockings, makes Corona Lake the favorite local hotspot. Heaviest stringer of the week was caught by overnight fisherman Donovan Swan of Lake Elsinore.  Donovan caught 10 catfish totaling 36 pounds using mackerel from a boat in the middle of the lake.  Biggest catfish was caught by Sam Sombounkhane of La Habra, he landed a 11 1/2 pound catfish

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 9/10/13

Corona Lake producing HEAVY limits of catfish The catfish action has been red hot at Corona Lake.  Boat fishermen or shore anglers that are casting into the deeper waters are having the best success.  Jose Aguilar of Santa Ana fished overnight and caught 10 catfish totaling 38 pounds 10 ounces.  His largest cat weighed in at 6 1/2 pounds using night-crawlers from a  Pontoon Boat.  Adrian Pintor of North Hollywood caught 7 catfish totaling

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 8/27/13

Corona Lake is a HOT SPOT for catfish & tilapia Corona Lake continues to crank out big limits of catfish & tilapia.  Fishermen deciding to target catfish, seem to be more productive in the evening sessions.   Santiago Palacios of West Covina landed 17 fish, a combination of both catfish & tialpia. Santiago' stringer weighed in at 45 pounds, with his largest catfish weighing  5 1/2 pounds using shrimp & mackerel from a boat

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 8/14/13

HUGE cats & HUGE limits being caught at SARL Heavy limits and big catfish have been on the chew at Santa Ana River Lakes.  Anglers deciding to fish the night & overnight sessions have had the best success. Heaviest catfish of the week was caught by Pedro Villa of Anaheim.  Pedro landed a huge 17 1/2 pound cat using a mealworm & marshmallow combo in the catfish lake. Heaviest stringer of the week was landed by the Magana family of La

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 8/7/13

Catfish bite is RED HOT at SARL Every week the catfish bite gets hotter & hotter at Santa Ana River Lakes. Big limits are being taken mostly at night time and especially the overnight sessions.   Frank Moore of La Mirada fished/camped overnight & ended up with his 10 catfish limit totaling 28 1/2 pounds.  Frank's largest catfish weighed in at 4 pounds using mackerel in Chris' Pond.  Desmond & Damar Kemp of Salinas, fished the family

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 7/31/13

Overnight fishing is HOT at SARL Heavy stringers of catfish continue to pour out of Santa Ana River Lakes.    Art & Shiela Harvey of Orange strike again, this time they weighed in 28 catfish for a total of 56 pounds.  The couple purchased double 24 hour family fishing passes, fishing all night long using fresh shrimp with garlic scent at the big pipe.  The Casillas family of Garden Grove caught 10 cats & 2 tilapia totaling 23 1/2

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CURRENT FISH REPORT – 7/24/13

HUGE stringers being taken at Santa Ana River Lakes The catfish bite at Santa Ana River Lakes is hot, especially on the weekend overnight fishing sessions.  Two stockings of fish every week is the contributing factor in this catfish slay fest.  Heaviest stringer of the week was caught by a 3 man team fishing on the overnight session.  Rick Evans, Dennis Brannam & Dave McDonald of La Puente and Montclair landed 26 catfish totaling 49 pounds

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 7/16/13

SARL producing big limits of quality cats Santa Ana River Lakes continues to produce heavy stringers of tasty Imperial Farm catfish.  Anglers fly lining either shrimp or mackerel close to the shoreline are getting the most action.  Heaviest stringer of the week was caught by Kevin Olley, Kevin Suto & Danko Harrison of caught 26 catfish totaling 62 pounds.  This 3 man team from Huntington Beach used hotdogs in the catfish lake.  Biggest catfish

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 7/8/13

Catfish bite RED HOT at Santa Ana River Lakes The catfish action is getting better and better every week at Santa Ana River Lakes.  Double fish stockings every week is the contributing factor on why the bite is so strong at SARL. The heaviest catfish of the week was caught by Fernando of Garden Grove.  Fernando landed a 11 1/2 pound cat using a shrimp & marshmallow combo fishing in the big lake. Dan Freeman & Tammie Clark of City are

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 7/1/13

19 pound catfish caught & released at Corona Lake Big catfish are on the chew at Corona Lake.  Mike Bradshaw of Corona caught and safely released a 19 pound catfish from a boat while using Whoop Ass catfish bait.  Steve, Alex & Conrad Guerrero of Placentia ended up with 14 catfish totaling 33 pounds, with their largest catfish at 6 pounds.  The Guerrero's were using a mealworm/marshmallow combo fishing at the Dam.  Forrest Mount of Modesto

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 6/26/13

Huge 24 pound catfish caught & released at Santa Ana River Lakes The catfish bite at Santa Ana River Lakes is red hot, especially on the weekend overnight fishing and camping sessions.  The overnight 24 hour fisherman have been taking advantage of the smoking hot late night bite.  The heaviest catfish of the week was caught and safely released back into the big lake by Demetric Ward of Garden Grove.  Demetric landed a huge 24 pound catfish

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 6/19/13

Catfish are biting at Santa Ana River Lakes The catfish action continues to pick up at Santa Ana River Lakes. The hottest bait seems to shrimp, followed by mackerel in a close second.  Anglers are taking advantage of the overnight fishing & camping specials that the lake offers every weekend.  Mike Chiu of Long Beach caught & released the largest catfish for the week, his fish weighed in at 11 pounds.  Mike was using mackerel from a kayak

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 6/12/13

Camping & overnight fishing at Santa Ana River Lakes The catfish bite at Santa Ana River Lakes is hot, especially on the weekend overnight fishing sessions.  The overnight 24 hour fisherman have been taking advantage of the red hot late night bite.  Dan Freeman & Tamie Clark from City of Industry landed 13 catfish for a total weight of 39 pounds.  The two anglers heaviest catfish weighed in at 7 1/2 pounds fishing with mackerel at the

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 6/5/13

Tasty catfish are on the chew at Santa Ana River Lakes The catfish season is picking up speed at Santa Ana River Lakes.  This is most likely due to the heavy double stockings of tilapia and catfish every week.  Anglers still targeting trout will have a nice surprise as the heaviest fish of the week was a rainbow trout.  Pedro Villa of Anaheim landed  a 13 pound trout using a mealworm-marshmallow combo at the East shore in the Big Lake.  Heaviest

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 5/28/13

SARL is wide open for catfish season Santa Ana River Lakes is officially open for catfish season and those tasty cats are on the chew.  Anglers that have been casting towards the deeper waters were having the most success this past week.  Fresh shrimp, mackerel, night-crawlers & mealworm marshmallows have been the hot baits.  Santiago Palacios of West Covina landed 15 catfish totaling 42 pounds.  Santiago's biggest catfish weighed in at 5

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 5/20/13

SARL Catfish Kickoff - 5 BIG DAYS May 23-24-25-26-27 The big catfish opener is almost here and anglers are already pulling out nice limits of catfish at Santa Ana River Lakes.  This is most likely due to the pre-opener stockings that have already started with both catfish & tilapia.  Biggest fish of the week was landed by Keith Knutson of Anaheim.  Keith hooked into a 8 1/4 lb. catfish using a mealworm & marshmallow combo fishing at the

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 5/15/13

Big trout still on the chew at Santa Ana River Lakes Catfish season is almost here but the last of the big trout are still being caught at Santa Ana River Lakes.  S.A.R.L. has already started pre-stocking catfish twice a week in anticipation for the huge catfish opener May 23rd.   Art Flores of Norwalk landed a 9 pound rainbow trout using orange dough bait in Chris' Pond.  Chuck Mallory of Lakewood caught a 5 1/2 lb. trout using white lightning

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 5/8/13

Trout, Catfish & Sturgeon all biting at Santa Ana River Lakes Anglers have been getting a mixture of big trout, big catfish and even big sturgeon the past week at Santa Ana River Lakes.  Fishing with a night-crawler will give you the advantage of catching any one of these species.  Heaviest fish of the week was landed by Patrick Meurs of Yorba Linda.  Patrick caught a 14 1/2 lb. sturgeon using a night-crawler by the pump house.  Biggest trout

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 5/1/13

Big Trout & Big Cats are on the chew at Santa Ana River Lakes Despite the warmer weather the past few days huge trout and lots of nice limits are still being pulled out of S.A.R.L.  Anglers in boats and float tubes have the advantage with the deeper water.  It's recommended that trout shore fisherman put on extra weight to cast out to the deeper waters. Heaviest fish of the week was landed by Santiago Palacios of West Covina landing a 14 1/2

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 4/23/13

A 17-7 rainbow in tournament was the best fish of the week at Santa Ana River Lakes Massive stocks of Lightning Trout and trophy rainbows led to excellent, limit-style fishing this past weekend at Santa Ana River Lakes and the trout are being caught all around the big lake and in Chris’ Pond. The big fish portion of the weekend tournament was won by Daniel Gutierrez, Carson, with a 17-pound, seven-ounce rainbow landed on a Lip RipperZ jig while

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 4/17/13

Huge trout, crappie, and sturgeon highlight hot bite at Corona Lake      The fishing at Corona Lake was hightlighted by a 19-pound rainbow trout, a 25-pound sturgeon, and a 3 1/2-pound crappie this past week.      The amazing part of this week’s catch was that the big sturgeon and crappie were caught by the same angler. Robert Estes, Fontana, was fishing from a boat soaking some roe when he caught the 25-pound sturgeon and then landed the

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 4/10/13

Over $9,000 raised for Healing Waters veteran’s group during weekend trout tournament at Santa Ana River Lakes Over $9,000 was for Project Healing Waters during this past Saturday’s “Healing and Reeling Big Trout Tournament” at Santa Ana River Lakes. “This special event was designed to give back and honor the gallant men and women in the nation’s armed forces who have given so much to protect our country and our freedoms,” said Craig

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 4/2/13

Santa Ana River Lakes’ big trout action remains hot, 19-pounder tops this week      The big trout action at Santa Ana River Lakes continues to delight anglers at this popular Orange County water, and there was a 19-pound rainbow and two at 17 pounds to pace the big fish bite this past week.      The 19-pounder topped off a nine-fish, 37-pound stringer landed by Juvenal Serrato, Tustin, fishing green PowerBait at Levitz’ Corner. One of

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 3/27/13

Trout action remains hot at Santa Ana River Lakes      The trout action has continued to be excellent at Santa Ana River Lakes, and a bonus plant of Lightning Trout this past week made for a lot of happy anglers with full stringers of pink-meated fish. Trophy rainbows topping 10 pounds also continue to be a component of each week’s huge trout plants.      The big trout this past week was a 14-pound, four-ounce rainbow landed by William

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 3/20/13

Santa Ana River Lakes tournament captured with a giant 16-7 rainbow         The big fish in this past Saturday’s Lip RipperZ Hatchery Dust 50/50 Tournament was a huge 16-pound, seven-ounce rainbow landed by Jay Lamori of West Covina while fishing a green Lip RipperZ jig near the boat dock. It was the biggest trout of the week at Santa Ana River Lakes.     The event was a 100 percent payback event with added money and prizes, and the cash

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 3/13/13

Pair of 16-pound class rainbows landed at Santa Ana River Lakes      Rainbow trout at 16-pounds, two-ounces and 16 pounds led the parade of big rainbows out of Santa Ana River Lakes this week.      At the Fred Hall Show that concluded Sunday at the Long Beach Convention Center, Craig Elliott announced the winner of The Lakes Facebook contest to guess how many trout over 10 pounds had been planted in Santa Ana River Lakes, Corona Lake, and

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 3/6/13

Top three trout caught in Corona Lake’s Hatchery Dust tournament over 18 pounds      There was excellent trout action during the Lip RipperZ Hatchery Dust Takeover Tournament this past Saturday at Corona Lake and the top three rainbows caught were all over 18 pounds.      The big fish was a 19-pound, 11-ounce rainbow caught by Xavier Barriga, Hesperia, while fishing with a white trout worm from a boat. Second place went to Kory Allen, Garden

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 2/27/13

Lightning Trout and rainbows to 17 pounds highlight Santa Ana River Lakes’ hot bite Trophy rainbows, Lightning Trout, and 24-hour fishing combined to make it an excellent fishing weekend at Santa Ana River Lakes. Limits of trout averaging from one to two pounds were the norm, and most stringers had a Lightning Trout or three. There was also the change of one of the huge super trophy rainbows that have been showing each week since the beginning

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 2/20/13

Lightning Trout planted this week at Santa Ana River Lakes      Excellent trout action continues at Santa Ana River Lakes with a nice mix of limits and trophy rainbows still showing for anglers. This week, the rainbows will be joined by the year’s first plant of the popular, golden-hued Lightning Trout.      “The Lightning Trout are always popular with our fishermen,” said Craig Elliott at Santa Ana River Lakes. “They fight hard and

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 2/11/13

Six more trout over 15 pounds caught at Santa Ana River Lakes There continues to be a steady procession of giant rainbow trout being caught at Santa Ana River Lakes, and the overall trout bite is simply wide open with lots of limits of one to two-pound class trout being caught every day. The big rainbow this past week was a 19 1/2-pounder caught by Bill Kamio, Westminster, fishing an orange Power Mouse in the dock area of the big lake. Kory Allen,

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 2/6/13

Santa Ana River Lakes’ giant trout bite doesn’t slow down      Santa Ana River Lakes continues to produce a steady stream of huge rainbow trout over 10 pounds, and these giant fish are mixed in with an excellent bite on one to two pound rainbows that continue to fill stringers. Volume and quality trout fishing has been on tap in equal doses at SARL this season.      The biggest rainbow this past week was a 16-pounder landed by David Rochin,

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CURRENT FISH REPORT 1/30/13

Jim Matthews, Outdoor Editor Huge 19-pound rainbow tops trophy parade from Santa Ana River Lakes Monster rainbow trout continued to pour out of Santa Ana River  Lakes over the past week in spite of rainy, wet weather, and the top  fish was a huge 19-pounder caught by Varian Virgen, Buena Park, fishing a mini jig.  The Lakes’ complex continues to get huge weekly plants of rainbow  trout that include trophy rainbows topping 10 pounds and tons

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Phil Friedman and staff fishing at Santa Ana River Lakes

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