By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– San Bernardino County Regional Parks began stocking trout Dec. 3, 2015, and will continue through April 14, 2016, at its parks with lake fishing. Yucaipa, Prado, Cucamonga-Guasti, Glen Helen, and Mojave Narrows Regional Parks will receive 500-750 pounds of trout every week.
Chaulk Mound Trout and Jess Ranch will supply nearly 70,000 pounds of trout to the parks throughout the season, including some “trophy-sized” 6 to 12 pound fish for scheduled derbies. Each park will also receive a double stocking before its derby.
The start of the season was delayed while the department searched for the best price for the fish. With a nearly 40 percent increase over last year in the per pound price of trout, Regional Parks took extra time to ensure that they were getting the lowest price possible and best value for its loyal anglers.
“The quality and value of our fishing programs has long been a priority of our organization. We are pleased to be able to maintain the same quality fishing experience our visitors have enjoyed for many years,” said Maureen Snelgrove, Regional Parks Interim Director.
In addition to daily fishing during normal operating hours, a full schedule of derbies has been established, with dates beginning in January. Derbies offer participants the opportunity to reel in a trophy fish, while vying for cash and other great prizes. Regional Parks’ nationally-recognized Junior Fishing Workshops also will be offered at the parks throughout the season, as well as a kids-only derby.
For general information about fishing at San Bernardino County’s Regional Parks, or about derbies or workshops, visit www.sbcounty.gov/parks or call (909) 38-PARKS.