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CA
United States
33° 51' 24.2352" N, 117° 10' 43.6872" W
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

The largemouth bass bite has broken wide open with the fish mostly in shallow water for the spawn. Many fish are already on beds and the bite is best of small plastics, jigs, and reaction baits. While the bass are showing around the lake, the east end and around the island have been the best spots. Robert Webb, Redlands, had five bass to 5.2 pounds fishing Senkos and plastic worms south of the island, while Mike Her, Oceanside, caught and released 10 bass to 4.6 pounds on plastics, also near the island. The bluegill and redear bites are just starting with most of the fish still off in 12 to 40 feet of water and taking small jigs, meal worms, wax worms, or red worms right on the bottom. Jerry Munoz, Moreno Valley, had four redear to 1.3 pounds on meal worms in lots 11 and 12. Trout are slow with the most recent DFW plant two weeks ago. The best action for rainbows has been in Sail Cove and Lots 11 and 12. Most are showing on PowerBait, Power Mice, or small jigs and trout plastics. No other reports. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing and on schedule to be done by early next year. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) The recreation area remains open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.     

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F

The warm weather this week has really turned on the bass and panfish bites here this week. The largemouth are mostly showing in less than 10 feet of water in the east of the lake and off Lots 11 and 12 for both shore, float tube, and boat anglers, with plastic worms fished drop-shot or Texas-rigged styles. Also some action on shallow running cranks. Robert Lewis, San Diego, had a 4.2-pound bass on a shallow-running crank. William Robinson, Moreno Valley, had three bass to 3.2 pounds on off the east side of the island on plastics. The best bluegill bite has also moved off lots 11 and 12 in a little deeper water than the bass with most in 10 to 20 feet of water and showing on red worms or meal worms, fished by themselves or on the tip of a jig. John Walters, Banning, had three bluegill to 1.1 pound. Trout are slow, but a DFW plant this week should perk this action. The most recent previous plant was four weeks ago. The best action for rainbows has been in Sail Cove and Lots 11 and 12. Most are showing on PowerBait, Power Mice, or small jigs and trout plastics.
No other reports. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) The recreation area remains open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600. 

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

 In spite of the widely variable weather this past week, it appears the bass are starting to move up in a major movement of pre-spawn fish. Most are now showing in less than 15 feet of water on plastics. Justin Casillo, Riverside, had three bass to 4-2 on cranks baits off Parking Lots 11 and 12. William Webb, Highland, had a pair of bass to 3-6 on plastics at the island near the tire reef. Trout are slow with the most recent DFW plant three weeks ago. The rainbows have been best in Sail Cove and Lots 11 and 12. Most are showing on PowerBait, Power Mice, or small jigs and trout plastics. The bluegill and redear bite has started to improve with fair action in 18 to 25 feet of water. Robert Bates, Banning, had five bluegill to 1-3 on meal worms near the island. No other reports. The reconstruction of the Lake Perris dam is ongoing. During the process, the entire dam and Bernasconi Beach side of the lake, including the Bernasconi Beach parking area, will be closed to public access. (The closure includes the bicycle trail on the east side of the lake.) The recreation area remains open, including access for fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. The west side of the lake will remain open. Private boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels. Boats with wet lower units will be turned away. Boats inspected and tagged at Silverwood or Diamond Valley will also be allowed at Perris. Information: marina 951-657-2179, state park 951-940-5600.  

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