San Bernardino anglers have a big weekend catch

January 22, 2014 by  

Trout season is in full swing in southern California, which means that San Bernardino anglers can take a 20-mile drive to Yucaipa Regional Park and enter a trout derby.

Trout derbies run from November through April in the San Bernardino County Regional Parks Department—the first one this year will be held at Yucaipa Regional Park.

To get those fishing bug juices flowing, YouTube offers a video of an angler catching a beautiful 4.5 lb. rainbow trout caught last year at Yucaipa. The Fishhound Pro Staff at Outdoor News Service says trout fishing in Yucaipa right now is fair if the angler goes in the morning. Top baits during this time are garlic flavored PowerBait with Hatchery Dust or Power Dust added and mini jigs.

The Department of Fish and Game and San Bernardino County has stocked trout in Yucaipa’s three lakes and each plant includes trophy fish. Top fishermen will receive prizes adding up to $1,000 in cash. Winners will definitely want some pictures taken to have postcard printing done to send to all those skeptical friends and relatives.

The fun begins this Saturday, January 25, at 7:30 am at Yucaipa Regional Park, 33900 Oak Glen Road Yucaipa. Fishing hours run from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, or until dusk. The fee will be $20 per person plus $8 per vehicle entry to the park. Fishing permits are given out at the gate and returned at the gate when the visitors leave the park.