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12K Pounds of Rainbow Trout at Laguna Niguel Lake

In the past few weeks, fish weighing at least 15 pounds have been stocked in the lake. Another 2,000 will be stocked on Christmas Day in the lake.

Done with your holiday shopping? Take a break and perhaps drop a line at Laguna Niguel Lake where more than 12,000 pounds of Rainbow trout have been stocked in the past few weeks.

And on Christmas Day, another 2,000 will be added.

To date fishermen in Zone 2 (the flats) and Zone 3 have been having excellent luck casting out 30 feet from shore. Powerbait in all colors have been getting great results, reports the folks at the lake.

Steel water midging is working really well. Try using the midges in Tiger, Red and Gray, which have seemed to be the most popular among the trout lately. Kastmasters are working well. Boat fishermen who are steel water midging are catching limits. Also if you’re out in a boat try using inflatable nightcrawlers, these have been rather lucky lately, they say.

Fishermen in the boats on the troll continue to have success all over the lake, as fish have spread out considerably.

Catch of the week goes to Adam Einstoss of Stanton who reeled in a 5-3/4-pound Rainbow using Powerbait dipped in garlic from the shoreline in Zone 2.

Charlie Wilson of Azusa came in close second with a 5-pound, 2-ounce. Bow biting on salmon eggs in Zone 2.

Ken and Daniela York of Lomita went home with an 8-pound stringer of beautiful rainbows, the largest weighing in at 3-1/4- pounds. These were caught using salmon eggs from the shoreline in Zone 3.

Last, but certainly not least, 5 year old Gabriel Rivera of Long Beach caught his very first fish at LNL. Weighing in at 2-1/2 pounds and caught using a green Powerworm in Zone 1 off a boat.

And remember, lake conditions are perfect with cold water and plenty of oxygen from recent winter storms making for some awesome battles with these Sierra Bows. Brave the cold and come on down.

Also don’t forget about the 15 Days of Christmas raffle with a prize a day.

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