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CA
United States
34° 4' 21.1188" N, 117° 35' 23.4456" W
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

The trout bite has been fair to good. There are now weekly plants by the county. Mike Nguyen, Rancho Cucamonga, landed a 10-pound rainbow from the large lake on PowerBait. There will be an adult fishing clinic Saturday, Jan. 21. Registration required five days in advance. Cost is $10 per person, plus the $10 vehicle fee. Information: 909-481-4205.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

The lake was planted with 3,500-pound of Mt. Lassen rainbows Tuesday, and there was another 3,500-pound plant three weeks ago. The bite has been fair to good in the shoreline fishing areas adjacent to the marina on one to two-pound trout with some bigger. The largemouth bass bite has continued fair to good, with mostly two to three-pound fish in the bite. The best action is on plastics fished drop-shot style or Carolina-rigged in less than 20 feet of water around flooded structure. A few bigger fish are mostly in 30 to 40 feet of water. The water level continues to come up. The striped bass action has been fair with a decent number of smaller fish showing on trolled flies or cast cranks and swimbaits. Few catfish or bluegill reports. Private boats must be inspected to be quagga mussel-free and boats certified at Lake Perris and Lake Skinner will be accepted here. For general lake and launch information, call 800-590-LAKE. For fishing and boat rental info call the marina at 951-926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com or Last Chance Bait and Tackle at 951-658-7410 or www.lastchancetackle.com.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Windy Air Temperature: 71-80 F Clarity: Cloudy 1 fish caught

My father (he is 91) and I wanted to go fishing someplace local this weekend. Santa Fe damn was hosting the Renaissance Fair, so that’s out, Irvine lake is a mud hole, Corona is dried up, Santa Ana Lakes is just to ugly for us so we gave Guasti Lake a try …this was our first time there.

Keep in mind we are avid High Sierra fishermen, we love the small creeks (like Convict) and beauty of the Sierra mountain range so we did not expect much when we drove to Guasti at 8:00am Sunday.  It was $10.00 per car and $8.00 per person to fish…so we are into this for $26.00 right out of the gate (you MUST have a California Fishing License as well).  The young lady working the entry gate was very helpful telling us when the last stocking was, where to go to fish and that they had bait etc. if needed. ..so off we went per her advice.

We drove around the northern side of the park, and headed to the far east, to a dirt parking lot…the lake was right there. We unloaded our gear and walked to one of the “Shelters”. It had picnic tables, a wooded kiosk type thing with some mesh covering. Perfect for a sunny day AND the ease of access was great for my father.

It was a very windy day so we did not anticipate good fishing, we were an hour from home so we figured, we are here, lets give it a try regardless the wind.

There were a few fishermen spotted along the banks, all appeared to be having a good time but not a lot of action. I was fishing with two poles, one with Power Bait, floating garlic and the other with lures…mostly spinners.

After about ½ hour of fishing, I got a hit with a Rooster Tail, hooked a 10 in rainbow…Then about an hour later, the garlic bait attracted a 15 in rainbow  and landed him…my father, fishing with about the same rigging, never had any bites the whole day.

A young man (I assume he was around 10) caught a nice trout, looked about 15-20 inch long and a bit later, a group down the way caught another, about the same size....nice size trout for "stockers"

So we fished from 8:30 am to 3:00pm. The area was clean, the restrooms were as well kept as can be expected (It’s a San Bernardino County Park, dont expect to much) the parking, paved walkways and ease to the lake was VERY good. Is it Big Bear or Silverwood,,.,no, not even close but if you have the need to fish, this little regional park is ok and can satisfy the fishing addiction.  For less than an hour’s drive (I live in Irvine) and the fact that there really aren’t to many places to go fresh water fishing right now, I say pack up the family and head on over to Guasti…it sure beats working!

 

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Rainbow TroutCrankbait

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