And The Lady Reels One in at Laguna Niguel Lake

Men are not the only ones that pay a visit to the local lake to fish and come up more than a handful.

Trout fishing continues to be better than good at

Weekly and bi-weekly stockings have made for fantastic action for shore anglers, boats and float tubers. Inflated night crawlers dipped in garlic scent are working well, too according to Rick Mendoza, co-owner of Rip 'n Lips, the company that rents fishing equipment, boats and more at the lake.

He added that Power Bait in white and Chartreuse also working well for bait fishermen.

"Bait fisherman are using short leaders with the majority of fish coming from shallow water...Orange, chartreuse and white trout worms, jigs and crank baits working well for those throwing artificial fly fisherman continue to hammer fish in the flats using bead head midges in black and red patterns."

The water temp is currently 54 degrees with 6-8 inch visibility. Cold water temps along with warm weather have forced the fish to the bottom of the lake, Menodoza said. Trout bite has been best the first four hours of the day with the bigger fish chewing in the afternoon.


Big Trout of the 2011-12 season: goes to Ron Skyberg of Anaheim who on his birthday weighed in a 14-pound trout caught on chartreuse power bait in Zone 1 from the shoreline.

Ricky Fukute of Gardena caught a 12-pound, 10-ounce trout jigging a white Trout King tube jig in the flats off a boat.

David Pierson of Garden Grove caught an 11-pound, 8-ounce trout jigging a chartreuse Lip Ripperz jig in the flats off a boat.

Tom Moua of Diamond Bar topped off his five fish limit with an 11-pound, 5-ounce trout caught on an orange power worm in Zone 1 off the shoreline.

Nineteen-year-old Korri Mastroluca of Lakewood landed an 11-pound, 6-ounce trout soaking rainbow power bait in Zone 3 off the shoreline.

Craig Wiswell of Hermosa Beach weighed in a 10-pound, 3-ounce trout throwing a Lip Ripperz Z spoon in Zone 1 off a boat.

Marina Parze of Whittier landed an 8-pound trout using a fly and bubble on the lefthand side off the boat docks


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