Location

CA
United States
33° 46' 38.2512" N, 117° 43' 8.4756" W

Fishing Reports

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Families with children age 12 and under found good numbers of 2-3 pound catfish in the Kids Lagoon using shrimp or marshmallow/mealworm combos. Surface temperature on the main lake is 76 degrees, with the lake level receding slowly. Underwater visibility is rated crystal clear, and the inlet pipe in Sierra Cove is off. The Kids Lagoon and the main lake will be re-stocked with catfish this week.

Outstanding catches of the week at Irvine Lake included:

Marlon Meade of Anaheim, 57-9 blue catfish [released] on shrimp at the flats

Ryan Williams of Glendora, 9-4 channel catfish on mackerel at the flats

6-year old Samantha Richardson of Orange, 6-9 channel catfish on mackerel at the Kids Lagoon

8-year old Shane Linehan of Orange, 6-4 largemouth bass [released] on a Bald Brothers Stickbait at the west shore

Kelli McManus of San Pedro, 9-4 carp on shrimp at the flats

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     IRVINE LAKE: The catfish bite has been very good. The catfish bite has been best on mackerel and shrimp baits fished in about 10 feet of water. Santiago Flats and Boat Dock Cove have been the best spots with the late afternoon bite the best. The largemouth bass bite has continued good on surface baits (frogs and rats) or plastics. Also a few trout still being caught in deeper water mid-lake and at the dam. A few bluegill and carp are also being caught. Information: 714-649-9111 or go to irvinelake.net. 

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     IRVINE LAKE: The bass bite is the best bet here, but the catfish action has been improving rapidly the past few warm days and the lake was reportedly planted with 10,000 pounds of six to 15 pounders this week. The catfish bite has been best on mackerel and shrimp baits fished in about 10 feet of water. Santiago Flats and Boat Dock Cove have been the best spots with the late afternoon bite the best. Tim O’Donnell, Anaheim, landed a 15-pound channel catfish on a swimbait from Boat Dock Cove. Also a few trout still being caught in deeper water mid-lake and at the dam. The bass have been best off Rocky Point and at the red clay cliffs, but they are showing all around the lake on plastics and reaction baits. Most are two to three pounds, but Matthew Northrup, Irvine, landed an 8-1 bass on a swimbait. A few bluegill and carp are also being caught. Information: 714-649-9111 or go to irvinelake.net. 

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