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

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Fishing Report Provided by ONS - Fishhound Pro Staff (Outdoor News Service) - Jim Matthews
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| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Stained
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Fishing Report
November 13, 2014

ORANGE COUNTY

     SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES: No report. Trout plants kicked off last week, and there is a big plant again this week for the official opener on Friday. During trout season, SARL will be closed every Thursday (the day of the plants) to give the fish a chance to acclimate and spread around the lake. Information: 714-632-7851 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

     IRVINE LAKE: Trout action has been excellent this past week as the water temperatures fell. The most productive pattern has been garlic PowerBait fished in five to 10 feet of water in the morning, and then reaction baits fished in the afternoons. Top trout reported was an 8-1 brown caught by Reggie Walter, Los Angeles, on a Kastmaster off the west shore. Steve Chiasson, Corona, landed a 5-7 rainbow on PowerBait at Trout Island, while Scott Bruno, Orange, had a 5-5 rainbow on a Mice Tail off the west shore. Rainbows at 5-2 were caught by Anthony Pendergrass, Orange, and Daniel Gonzales, Torrance. While getting little pressure, there have been some good bass and bluegill landed. Trout plants are weekly now through the end of the season. Information: 714-649-9111 or go to irvinelake.net.

     LAGUNA NIGUEL LAKE: Trout season is tentatively set to kick off Nov. 19. There will be weekly 2,000-pound plants from that week through the trout season, and there will be a bonus plant of 3,000 pounds the week before Thanksgiving. Information: 949-362-9227 or www.lagunaniguellake.com.

     ANAHEIM LAKE: Closed. The facility will remain closed until Santa Ana River Lakes closes for routine maintenance. Information: 714-996-3508 or www.fishinglakes.com.

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Fishing Report Provided by ONS - Fishhound Pro Staff (Outdoor News Service) - Jim Matthews
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
November 6, 2014

ORANGE COUNTY

     SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES: The catfish bite remains fair to good with some quality fish reported this past week. Trout season will kick off this week. Santa Ana River Lakes receive this Thursday and again Nov. 13, gearing up for the big trout season official opener on Friday, Nov. 14. During trout season, SARL will be closed every Thursday (the day of the plants) to give the fish a chance to acclimate and spread around the lake. Information: 714-632-7851 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.

     IRVINE LAKE: Trout season opened this past Friday and weather conditions made the bite tougher than expected. The best action was by bank anglers fishing in five to 10 feet of water along the west shore and off Trout Island using light, two-pound test leaders shorted to less than a foot to keep baits near the bottom. Boaters did best beaching the boat near Rocky Point and tossing from the bank. There were plants of 10,000 pounds of browns and another 10,000 pounds of rainbows, and the browns were biting better than the rainbows. Chartreuse garlic PowerBait, Mice Tails with garlic scent, and small spinners were the top baits. Cole Ritchie, Orange, had three browns totaling 18 pounds, including one at 7-2. But the best brown was an 8-1 landed by Craig Atkinson, Orange. Both of those big fish were landed on Mepps spinners. Top rainbow was a 4-13 caught by Luke VanLuis, Temecula, on a mini jig. A smattering of big bluegill and redear were reported on nightcrawlers, along with a few channel cats and one 14-1 flathead cat landed by Terry Secrist, Covina. Top bluegill was a 1-5 landed by Michael Garcia, Hawthorne, on a nightcrawler. Trout plants are weekly now through the end of the season. Information: 714-649-9111 or go to irvinelake.net.

     LAGUNA NIGUEL LAKE: Trout season is tentatively set to kick off Nov. 19. There will be weekly 2,000-pound plants from that week through the trout season, and there will be a bonus plant of 3,000 pounds the week before Thanksgiving. Information: 949-362-9227 or www.lagunaniguellake.com.

     ANAHEIM LAKE: Closed. The facility will remain closed until Santa Ana River Lakes closes for routine maintenance. Information: 714-996-3508 or www.fishinglakes.com.

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