Boils from feeding largemouth are starting to appear at Diamond Valley Lake, and reports seem to lean toward shad imitating baits bringing the most success. These include flukes rigged with a Scrounger head and other soft plastic jerkbaits. Bass are also being caught in the 25 to 30-foot depth range on texas rigged or dropshotted plastics in oxblood, hologram shad and plumberry.
Stripers are also still on the chew with anglers reporting limits on cut sardines or anchovies, or by trolling white flies or spoons on 4-to-6 colors of leadcore line.
A Southern California native, Stevens specializes in targeting trout in the Eastern Sierra region of the state, but the San Diego resident also has experience fishing the lakes of San Diego, Riverside, and L.A. counties. He spent five years in the fishing tackle industry, and he also spent two years working in a marine fish hatchery. On the saltwater side, he enjoys the local offshore scene and surf fishing, and he has fished from Montana to California to Cabo San Lucas.
As a writer, his work has been published in Western Outdoor News, Fish Taco Chronicles, and Fish Wrap Magazine to name a few, and he is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of California.