SUMMIT VALLEY — Trout season is officially underway following the inaugural stock that arrived Oct. 18. Naturally, this is also great news for big-bait chuckers that frequent the lake, and their quarry is already showing signs of perking up with all the “Vitamin T” in the water.
Hesperia angler Bradley Herrera took advantage and popped an 11.13-pound striped bass on a Lunker Punker worked near the dam. That big topwater plug is a go-to when trout stocks fire up at just about any reservoir holding stripers and trophy largemouth. Herrera was fishing with another regular on “The Wood’s” big striped bass scene, Tanner Finn.
Lake staffers told WON there are still good numbers of smaller models hanging out around the Marina Dock and in Miller Canyon along with quality catfish. Both are being caught on anchovies, sardines and nightcrawlers.
Nathan Orabona of Redlands whacked-and-realeased a 10-pound catfish on a chicken liver deployed off the dock, and Xin Lin used a sardine to fool an 8 in the same area.
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