Santa Ana River Lakes Fishing Report

Santa Ana River Lakes Fishing Report

Santa Ana River Lakes

March 31, 2016

Source: Andrew Yeh

Looks like the hot weather has been killing the bite. They stocked enormous Tailwalkers on Wednesday (March 30) so I was hoping for an incredible trip the day after. I think they need another day or two to settle in so this upcoming weekend should be great. Fish were jumping everywhere all throughout the day and there were multiple 10+ lb trout found dead all along the bank. One person managed to land a 9lber and a few other 2-3lb trout were caught but that was about it. I only stayed until 11pm and had to head back to NorCal to beat traffic. Oh well! We’ll try again next time.

February 9, 2016

Source: Tristin Harrison (Instagram @TroutSlayers)

Water temperatures are still low despite the hot weather that is rolling through. Multiple 10+ pound Rainbows are being caught every week. This past week a 19+ was the top fish and some over 16 were also caught. Water clarity is getting better by the day now and the water level is up. Powerbait with a 10-16 inch leader working best. Also Powerbait Mice Tails are working. Mini jigs and small trout worms in white seem to be a hot color as well.