Santa Ana River Lake Fish Report
by Jim Matthews
CORONA LAKE & SANTA ANA RIVER LAKES
Over 31,500 pounds of fish pre-stocked
for the Official Trophy Trout Openers
SARL & Corona Lake
November 13, 14, 15, 16
Catch The Best of Both Worlds !!
Mt. Lassen "Trophy Trout"
NOW HERE'S THE BIG NEWS----- The introduction of the Nebraska Tail Walker Trout was fantastic.
These beautiful fish lived up to and actually surpassed their reputation for beauty, red meat and most of all, their rock hard bodies and ferocious fighting abilities. And, there is more to come.
November is stacking up to be the best trout fishing opportunity you will ever have; this is what we have planned.
Thousands and thousands of pounds of Nebraska Tail Walkers will be stocked the week ends of November 5, 19th and Dec 3rd.
NOVEMBER 13, 14, 15, 16, Thur-Fri-Sat-Sun., IS OUR OFFICIAL TROUT GRAND OPENING---- with the largest stocking of trout thus far this year. Thousands and thousands of pounds of trout will be stocked.
In fact, up to and including this official opener November 13th, we will have stocked over 31,500 pounds of fish in Santa Ana River Lakes and Corona Lake. November 13th, is the first time fish up to 10-12 pounds will be stocked. Then the day after Thanksgiving, November 28th, will be the first time this year Rainbows over 20 pounds will be stocked.
FOR YOU CAT FISHERMEN-----------thousands of pounds of beautiful channel cats will be stocked on the weekends of November 1st and November 7th. And here are two HUGE CATS just caught by Melissa Welford of Norco. The first cat she caught weighed 38.50 pounds and she released it unharmed after the photo. The second catfish she caught was caught on the following day and it weighed just under 40 pounds. Melissa released this fish also to be caught another day.
TO TOP IT ALL OFF---- we will have 24 hour fishing on Thursday November 13th, Friday the 14th and Saturday 15th at Santa Ana River Lakes and Friday November 14th and Saturday 15th at Corona Lake.
DON'T MISS THIS---- fantastic November fishing opportunity----BE THERE!!!
'Tailwalker' trout huge hit with
anglers at Santa Ana River Lakes
The new "Tailwalker" rainbows from Nebraska have proved a huge hit with anglers at Santa Ana River Lakes over the past week with limits of fish up to 4 1/2 pounds the rule the first two or three days after the plant.
The Nebraska Tailwalkers have beautiful color, full fins, and pink meat," said Holly Jelderda at the Santa Ana River Lakes tackle shop. "There have been lots of happy anglers this week."
Top Tailwalkers reported were a trio of 4 1/2 pounders. Bob Torez, Bellflower, and Samuel Todd, Irvine, each topped off their five-fish limits with 4 1/2 pound rainbows. Torez' limit weighed in at 14 3/4 pounds and he was using white Nitro eggs, while Todd's fish totaled 15 1/2 pounds and he was fishing with nightcrawlers doused with Nitro Gravy. Sandra Suzane, Fullerton, had the other 4 1/2-pounder fishing Nitro Bait in lemon-lime color.
The catfish bite continues good, if not neglected. James Jordan, Inglewood, landed three cats to 2 1/2 pounds fishing mackerel off the northshore.
Trout are now being planted each week, and the plants will alternate between the Nebraska Tailwalkers and the famous Mt. Lassen Trout Farms rainbows. Some of those Mt. Lassen plants will again have the giant rainbows over 20 pounds that has made Mt. Lassen and Santa Ana River Lakes famous.
Santa Ana River Lakes is open seven days a week with fishing allowed from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on day passes or from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on an evening pass and the popular 24-hour passes will only be available one weekend each month. The next time 24-hour fishing passes will be sold is this weekend from Thursday through Saturday nights.
There is new pricing for the fishing passes with trout season. Price has jumped slightly from $20 to $22 for regular passes. Senior passes have gone from $18 to $20, with a special $17 senior pass sold on Wednesdays. All of these passes have a five-fish limit. For kids 4 to 13, a three-fish pass is just $9. The once-monthly 24-hour passes remain just $60. For Santa Ana River Lakes fishing information, call (714) 632-7830 or log on at www.fishinglakes.com.