Southern CA Freshwater

Trout on the move at Green Valley Lake but still biting well

BY BLAKE WARREN/WON Staff WriterPublished: Oct 11, 2018

GREEN VALLEY LAKE — After nearly two straight weeks of the best trout action at Green Valley Lake coming from the Fisherman's Point area, the rainbows apparently decided they wanted to make the move to new feeding grounds this past week. Whether it's been the cooling lake temperatures or some other unknown factor, recent days have seen a shift in hot spots with the best catching now being had in the stretch of water from Fred's Stump to the dam.

whilefishermansWHILE FISHERMAN'S POINT has tailed off some as the most recent hot spot at Green Valley Lake, Redlands trouters Jerry Hampton and Ted M. still managed these nice 4 and 5 pounders there using PowerBait just prior to the weekend.

Some quality rainbows in the 4- to 5-pound range are still showing here and there at Fisherman's Point, but the better numbers and more limits are being collected elsewhere at the moment, such as Norma's Point, The Sign and the waters near the dam. While full stringers have been more common in those areas, the top reported fish for the week still came from Fisherman's Point, a 5 pounder that ate a gob of PowerBait for Jerry Hampton of Redlands.

Jess Ranch delivered another 400 pounds last Thursday to help things along at the lake, which is on its final leg of the season and will go into its offseason at the end of the month. For now, staffers say floating baits are getting the majority of the trout bites, mostly corn and garlic PowerBait and inflated ’crawlers soaked a couple feet off the bottom.

FATAL WORMS INDEED proved fatal for this stout 4-pound GVL rainbow, caught by local angler Cali Vasquez at The Sign.

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