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Southern CA Freshwater

Regional Parks kicking out trophy trout

BY MIKE STEVENS/WON Staff WriterPublished: Jan 11, 2018

SAN BERNARDINO — Lakes in the San Berdu Regional Park system are showcasing very good trout fishing, and in terms of big fish, a couple of them are outshining many of the bigger Southland trout lakes.

andrewgarciadunkedANDREW GARCIA DUNKED a Power Worm in the Big Lake at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park for this 9-pound rainbow.

Fishing has been fair-to-good at Yucaipa Regional Park where fish to 10.5 pounds have slipped into recent reports. That one was caught by Sal Susrez of San Bernardino who was tossing a jig on the Lower Lake. Dan Woods used PowerBait to put together an 11-pound limit, and a solid 3 pounder was nabbed by local angler Danny Dominguez of Yucaipa who was throwing a minijig.

At Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park, fishing is also excellent all around and featuring trophy models. Andrew Garcia drop-shotting a Power Worm on the south side of the Big Lake when he connected to a monster 9-pound rainbow. Another solid haul of late was a 10.5-pound stringer that included a 5.5-pound kicker fish, and that was put together by an angler dunking chartreuse PowerBait near the bridge. Lake officials say mealworms and marshmallows are also getting the job done, and the cove area on the east side of the Big Lake has also been a hot spot.

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