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HESPERIA LAKE FISHING REPORT 9/9/2020

• Date of fishing report:  9/9/20                                     
• Report completed by:  Anthony
• Best Bait:  Garlic Mackerel, Garlic Shrimp, Nightcrawlers  
• Dates covered on this fishing report:  9/2/20 – 9/9/20
• Weather conditions:  Hot days (approx. 98-118˚) and cool nights (approx. 77-82˚). We’ve had many clear sunny days, along with some Windy days.
• Water Temperature: 77˚, Water Level: 100% normal, Clarity: Clear to about 2 feet from shore.
• Last stock Catfish (1,000 LBS):  Thursday, 9/3/20
• Next stock Catfish (1,000 LBS):  Thursday, 9/10/20
• Hatchery:  Superior Catfish Inc., Arvin, CA (Catfish)
• Average size:  Most 1.5 – 2.5 pounds.  Several caught were in the 4-6 range.
• Top Spots of the Week:  Finger, Sandy Point, Grassy Bank

 CATCHES OF THE WEEK:

David Ardila, from Rancho Mirage, landed a MONSTER 11lb catfish using chicken liver over by Catfish Cove.  Stellar Catch!!

Jeffery Berdnarz, from Barstow, reeled in a nice 5lb catfish using garlic mackerel over on Sandy Point.

Robert Thornton, from Adelanto, caught himself a beautiful 10lb catfish using garlic shrimp at the Finger.

Jamal Snell, from Victorville, landed a nice 6lb albino catfish using chicken breast, also on the Finger.

Joshua Talasco, from Barstow, caught himself a solid 2 fish stringer using chicken breast with Kool-aide on Grassy Bank.

Tamy Studer and her daughter, from Hesperia, caught their limits of catfish using anchovies on the Finger.

Hesperia Lake Park
7500 Arrowhead Lake Road
Hesperia, CA 92345
(760) 244-5951
 

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HESPERIA LAKE FISHING REPORT 9/2/2020

• Date of fishing report:  9/2/20                                     
• Report completed by:  Anthony
• Best Bait:  Garlic Shrimp, Garlic Mackerel, Nightcrawlers 
• Dates covered on this fishing report:  8/23/20 – 9/2/20
• Weather conditions:  Hot days (approx. 97-104˚) and cool nights (approx. 74-81˚).  We’ve had many clear sunny days, along with some windy days.
• Water Temperature:  76˚, Water Level:  100% normal, Clarity:  Clear to about 2 feet from shore.
• Last stock Catfish (1,000 LBS):  Thursday, 8/27/20
• Next stock Catfish (1,000 LBS):  Thursday, 9/3/20
• Hatchery:  Superior Catfish Inc., Arvin, CA (Catfish)
• Average size:  Most 1.5 – 2.5 pounds.  Several caught were in the 5-7 range.
• Top Spots of the Week:  North Shore, Grassy Bank, Sandy Point

CATCHES OF THE WEEK:

Julio Hidalgo from Phelan and Joel Westbrook from Hesperia landed a solid stringer of 10 catfish weighing in at over 85lb. using shrimp over by the Finger. Great Day!!!!

Sameya Samuels from Victorville landed a solid 7lb catfish using garlic mackerel over on Grassy Bank.

Luis Mendoza from Corona caught a 4lb catfish using garlic mackerel at the Drain.

Manuel Mendoza from Corona landed himself a 5lb catfish using garlic mackerel also by the Drain.

Xavier Chavira from San Bernardino caught a beautiful 10lb catfish using Hog Wild by Grassy bank.

Mike Nefferdove from Lucerne Valley reeled in a 6lb catfish using nightcrawlers on North Shore.

Quincy landed himself a nice looking 8lb catfish using garlic shrimp off North Shore.

Baron Strickland from Adelanto reeled a Huge 11.5lb catfish using chicken liver also on North Shore.

Kirra Skjerve from Lucerne Valley caught herself a nice looking 7lb catfish using garlic shrimp over on North Shore. Way to go!!!

Ramon Gollaz from Hesperia landed a nice looking 8.5lb catfish using garlic mackerel at Catfish Cove.

Nickolas Brown from Barstow reeled in a 7lb catfish using shrimp at Catfish Cove.

Hesperia Lake Park
7500 Arrowhead Lake Road
Hesperia, CA 92345
(760) 244-5951
 

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HESPERIA LAKE FISHING REPORT 8/23/2020

• Date of fishing report:  8/23/20                                     
• Report completed by:  Anthony
• Best Bait:  Shrimp, Garlic Nightcrawlers, Mackerel
• Dates covered on this fishing report:  8/14/20 – 8/23/20
• Weather conditions:  Hot days (approx. 98-106˚) and cool nights (approx. 72-80˚).  We’ve had many clear sunny days, along with some Windy days.
• Water Temperature:  76˚, Water Level:  100% normal, Clarity:  Clear to about 2 feet from shore.
• Last stock Catfish (1,000 LBS):  Thursday, 8/20/20
• Next stock Catfish (1,000 LBS):  Thursday, 8/27/20
• Hatchery:  Superior Catfish Inc., Arvin, CA (Catfish)
• Average size:  Most 1.5 – 2.5 pounds.  Several caught were in the 3-5 range.
• Top Spots of the Week:  Sandy Point, North Shore, Grassy Bank

 CATCHES OF THE WEEK:

Justin Ramirez from Apple Valley landed a MONSTER 12lb. catfish using hotdogs over by the Finger.

Dennysse Palomarez from Los Angeles caught a nice looking 6.10lb. catfish using chicken liver off North Shore.

Joshua Clagues from San Bernardino reeled in a solid 7.14lb. catfish using nightcrawlers by Grassy Bank.

Justin Frazier from Upland had himself a solid day with 2 beautiful catfish, the first coming in at 9.8lb. and the second at 7.5lb., using shrimp w/ mealworms on Sandy Point.

Manuel Ballard out of Fontana pulled in a nice looking 9lb. catfish using shrimp, also on Sandy Point.

Julian Arroyo from Hesperia caught himself 2 catfish, coming in at 7.9lb. & 3.9lb., using mackerel at the Inlet.

David & Zackery Evans from Barstow landed a solid 10 fish stringer using chicken liver and mackerel by the Finger.

Brian & Roy from Apple Valley pulled in an 8lb. albino catfish using shrimp over at Sandy Point.

Leonard Gayles from Colton landed a MASSIVE 13lb. catfish using shrimp on the North Shore.

Paul & Violet Watson from Apple Valley landed 2 beautiful catfish, the first one coming in at 7.3lb. and the second at 9lb., using mackerel over off Grassy Bank.

Robert Browne from Victorville caught himself a solid 7lb. catfish using garlic mackerel off Grassy Bank.

Hesperia Lake Park
7500 Arrowhead Lake Road
Hesperia, CA 92345
(760) 244-5951

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Annual Student Video Contest Offers Scholarships for Top Videos Highlighting Special Districts and Their Services
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 Hesperia, CA – The Hesperia Recreation and Park District is calling all local high school and college students to create an engaging 60 to 90-second video highlighting the essential services it provides to Hesperia. The contest, which runs through September 30, will reward scholarship funds to the filmmakers of the top three videos selected.

Each year the California Special Districts Association (CSDA) launches its Student Video Contest as an opportunity for students to win scholarship money by learning more about the special districts that serve their area. As a way to say ‘thank you’ to all the teachers who have worked diligently to support distance learning for their students during the COVID-19 pandemic, CSDA is also awarding $500 to the teacher of each of the top three winning filmmakers.

The pandemic has also made this year’s competition more unique, providing young filmmakers the opportunity to not only educate the public on the essential services regularly provided by special districts like the Hesperia Recreation and Park District, but also how those districts are adapting and confronting COVID-19 to support the unique needs of their constituency.

The statewide video contest is part of the Districts Make the Difference public outreach campaign launched by CSDA to highlight the important work of the more than 2,000 special districts in California.

All video entries will be judged based on accuracy and effectiveness, creativity and originality, production quality, and entertainment value. The five highest-scoring videos will then be featured on the DMTD website for public vote. The top three vote-winners (to be announced in December) will receive scholarship money based on their placement, along with $500 for their teacher.

To learn more about the Hesperia Recreation and Park District and the services it provides, students can contact the District at Info@HesperiaParks.com. Students can also visit the Districts Make the Difference website (districtsmakethedifference.org) to watch last year’s winning videos and learn more about the guidelines for this year’s contest. Entries must be submitted by September 30, so encourage all of the students you know to get started on their fun and engaging video today!

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HESPERIA LAKE FISHING REPORT 8/14/2020

• Date of fishing report:  8/14/20                                   
• Report completed by:  Anthony                                                                                                                        
• Best Bait:  Garlic Mackerel, Shrimp, Garlic Nightcrawlers 
• Dates covered on this fishing report:  7/30/20 – 8/14/20
• Weather conditions:  Hot days (approx. 95-106˚) and cool nights (approx. 72-80˚). We’ve had many clear sunny days, along with some Windy days.                        
• Water Temperature:  78˚, Water Level:  100% normal, Clarity: Clear to about 2 feet from shore.
• Last stock Catfish (1,000 LBS):  Thursday, 8/13/20
• Next stock Catfish (1,000 LBS):  Thursday, 8/20/20
• Hatchery:  Superior Catfish Inc., Arvin, CA (Catfish)
• Average size:  Most 1.5 – 2.5 pounds.  Several caught were in the 2-4 range.
• Top Spots of the Week:  North Shore, Sandy Point, Catfish Cove

 CATCHES OF THE WEEK:

Tony Bui from Chino landed 2 solid catfish using mackerel over on North Shore.

Jesse Munoz from Hesperia landed a nice looking 4 fish stringer using mackerel by Catfish Cove.

Julio Alverez from San Bernardino pulled in a 3.5lb catfish using mackerel off of North Shore.

Anthony Sanchez & Linda Camango caught a 3 fish basket using garlic nightcrawlers on North Shore.

Dunye Sutton from Highland had himself a great day pulling in a nice 5 fish limit using shrimp at Sandy Point.

Dyjuan Greshawn from Victorville reeled in a 4 fish stringer using shrimp also on Sandy Point.

Justin Garay from Pinon Hills pulled in a 3.3lb catfish using garlic shrimp at Catfish Cove.

Gary Tye from Ontario landed a beautiful 12lb catfish using Garlic Shrimp over by the drain.

Cliff from Victorville caught himself a solid 9.5lb catfish using shrimp & marshmallow at North Shore.

Montagne Chaney from Hesperia landed a 7.11lb catfish using nightcrawlers over by Catfish Cove.

Montagne Chaney Jr. from Hesperia landed himself a beautiful catfish using nightcrawlers off of North Shore.

Luis Fernandez from San Bernardino pulled in a nice 3 fish stringer weighing in at a total of 9.3lb using shrimp by Grassy Bank.

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HESPERIA LAKE FISHING REPORT 7/30/20

• Date of fishing report:  7/30/20                                     
• Report completed by:  Anthony
• Best Bait:  Garlic Mackerel, Shrimp, Nightcrawlers 
• Dates covered on this fishing report:  7/22/20 – 7/30/20
• Weather conditions:  Hot days (approx. 93-101˚) and cool nights (approx. 55-62˚). We’ve had many clear sunny days, along with some Windy days.
• Water Temperature: 77˚, Water Level: 100% normal, Clarity:  Clear to about 4 feet from shore.
• Last stock Catfish (1,000 LBS):  Thursday, 7/30/20
• Next stock Catfish (1,000 LBS):  Thursday, 8/6/20
• Hatchery:  Superior Catfish Inc., Arvin, CA (Catfish)
• Average size:  Most 1.5 – 2.5 pounds.  Several caught were in the 2-4 range.
• Top Spots of the Week:  Sandy Point, Grassy Bank, East Shore

CATCHES OF THE WEEK:

Adam Hill from Buena Park had himself a great day catching his all day limit of 10 catfish, including an albino catfish, over at East Shore using garlic mackerel. What a day!

Manuel Perez from Manteca landed himself a nice looking 5lb catfish using nightcrawlers by East Shore.

Reginald and Brandon each reeled in a solid catfish weighing in at 10lb & 8lb using mackerel on North Shore.

Eric and Austin out of Victorville reeled in a nice 6 catfish stringer using chicken with Cherry Kool-aide, also on North Shore.

Albert Franklin from San Bernardino landed a beautiful 8lb catfish using shrimp and nightcrawlers at Grassy Bank.

Carmelo from Corona landed a massive 11lb catfish using mackerel also on Grassy Bank.

Hesperia Lake Park
7500 Arrowhead Lake Road
Hesperia, CA 92345
(760) 244-5951

Hesperia Lake Fishing Report 7-31-2020.pdfAdam Hill.jpgManuel Perez.jpgReginald & Brandon.jpgEric & Austin.jpgAlbert Franklin.jpgCarmelo.jpg

 

 

2020 High Desert Book Festival Cancelled

WORDSMITH PRODUCTIONS   

https://www.highdesertbookfest.org/* hdbookfest@gmail.com

CONTACT:     Davida S. James, Executive Director              (310) 270-5115

Wordsmith Productions has confirmed that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, it has cancelled the 2020 High Desert Book Festival, which was to be held on Saturday, September 26th at Hesperia Civic Plaza Park. This would have been the second consecutive year of the book festival’s co-sponsorship with Hesperia Recreation & Park District and the City of Hesperia. Registered exhibitors have been refunded, and all presenters notified. International bestselling author Anne Perry was scheduled to appear.

“We are following the best practices of cautionary regulations against large gatherings during these troubled times,” said Wordsmith CEO Davida James. “We are very proud of our partnership with the park district and city, and it is our intention to announce a date in a few months for the 2021 High Desert Book Festival.”

Wordsmith Productions is working on transitioning to a virtual festival this year and encourages people to follow them on Facebook or visit the website at: highdesertbookfest.org.

“We are still committed to making this book festival a destination event for San Bernardino County, and we welcome the public’s support in achieving that goal,” James said. “In the meantime, we hope everyone remains safe.”

HDBF 2020 cancelled.pdf

 

 

 

HESPERIA LAKE FISHING REPORT 7/22/2020

• Date of fishing report: 7/22/20                                     
• Report completed by:  Anthony
• Best Bait:  Garlic Nightcrawlers, Shrimp, Mackerel
• Dates covered on this fishing report:  7/5/20 – 7/22/20
• Weather conditions:  Hot days (approx. 93-99˚) and cool nights (approx. 55-62˚). We’ve had many clear sunny days, along with some Windy days.
• Water Temperature:  77˚, Water Level:  100% normal, Clarity:  Clear to about 4 feet from shore.
• Last stock Catfish (1,000 LBS):  Thursday, 7/16/20
• Next stock Catfish (1,000 LBS):  Thursday, 7/23/20
• Hatchery:  Superior Catfish Inc., Arvin, CA (Catfish)
• Average size:  Most 1.5 – 2.5 pounds.  Several caught were in the 2-4 range.
• Top Spots of the Week:  Sandy Point, Grassy Bank, North Shore

 CATCHES OF THE WEEK:

Tristen Lopez from Victorville pulled in a solid 5lb catfish using nightcrawlers off of Sandy Point.

Nana from Victorville landed herself a beautiful 5 fish limit using shrimp at Sandy Point.

Joshua Talasco makes the report with 2 separate catches coming in at 4lb & 6.4lb. Great week Joshua!

James Boyd from Las Vegas caught his first ever fish by Grassy Bank using garlic nightcrawlers. Awesome job!

Eric Hernandez from Hesperia reeled in a nice looking 6lb catfish at the North Shore using mackerel.

DePhilip Harris from Hesperia caught himself a nice 2 fish stringer using shrimp off the East Shore.

Hesperia Lake Park
7500 Lake Arrowhead
Hesperia, CA 92345
(760) 244-5951
www.HesperiaParks.com/Hesperia-Lake-Park

7-22-2020 Fishing Report.pdfTristen Lopez.jpgNana.jpgJoshua Talasco.jpgJoshua Talasco2.jpgJames Boyd.jpgEric Hernandez.jpgDePhilip Harris.jpg

 

 

HESPERIA LAKE FISHING REPORT 7/5/2020

• Date of fishing report:  7/5/20                                     
• Report completed by:  Anthony
• Best Bait:  Mackerel, M&M Combo, Garlic Nightcrawlers
• Dates covered on this fishing report:  6/22/20 - 7/5/20
• Weather conditions:  Warm days (approx. 84-95˚) and cool nights (approx. 53-60˚). We’ve had many clear sunny days, along with some Windy days.
• Water Temperature: 76˚, Water Level: 100% normal, Clarity: Clear to about 4 feet from shore.
• Last stock Catfish (1,000 LBS):  Thursday, 7/2/20
• Next stock Catfish (1,000 LBS):  Thursday, 7/9/20
• Hatchery:  Superior Catfish Inc., Arvin, CA (Catfish)
• Average size:  Most 1.5 – 2.5 pounds.  Several caught were in the 2-4 range.
• Top Spots of the Week:  North Shore, Sandy Point, Catfish Cove

 CATCHES OF THE WEEK:

Brian Frandson, from Apple Valley, landed a beautiful 7.5 lb. catfish using a combo of nightcrawlers and marshmallows at the North Shore.

Ernest Smith, from San Bernardino, reeled in a solid 7 lb. catfish using garlic chicken on Sandy Point.

Purple Wendy strikes again!! Landing a gorgeous 10 lb. catfish using shrimp at the North Shore. Awesome catch!

Glenn landed himself a solid 2 fish stringer using mackerel over on Sandy Point. Great job Glenn!

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HESPERIA RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT WELCOMES NEW GENERAL MANAGER

The Hesperia Recreation & Park District is pleased to welcome Nicolas Chavez as the new General Manager. Prior to Nicolas’ arrival, he served as the Assistant General Manager at the Isla Vista Recreation & Park District located in Santa Barbara County.
He holds a political science degree from California State University, Los Angeles along with 15 years of experience in municipal parks. The District manages 15 parks and facilities, organizes community events, holds classes and activities for all ages, and much more.
Nicolas is known for his innovative events and programs, industry knowledge in aquatics and recreational sports, inclusion programs, and mentorship of employees and volunteers.
Nicolas is also an active member of the community. Over the last three years, he has served as a volunteer in the community with the Kiwanis Santa Barbara Chapter. He enjoys networking and implementing creative recreational practices. His mission is to shape a healthy community through people, parks, and programs that will benefit all community members for years to come.

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HESPERIA LAKE FISHING REPORT 6/22/2020

• Date of fishing report:  6/22/20                                    
• Report completed by:  Anthony
• Best Bait:  Mackerel, Garlic Nightcrawlers, Shrimp
• Dates covered on this fishing report:  6/8/20 - 6/22/20
• Weather conditions:  Warm days (approx. 81-93˚) and cool nights (approx. 49-58˚). We’ve had many clear sunny days, along with some Windy days.                             
• Water Temperature: 75˚, Water Level: 100% normal, Clarity: Clear to about 4 feet from shore.
• Last stock Catfish:  Thursday, 6/18/20 (1,000 pounds)
• Next stock Catfish:  Thursday, 7/2/20 (1,000 pounds)
• Hatchery:  Superior Catfish Inc., Arvin, CA (Catfish)
• Average size:  Most 1.5 – 2.5 pounds.  Several caught were in the 2-4 range.
• Top Spots of the Week:  North Shore, Inlet, Drain, Stock Cove

CATCHES OF THE WEEK:

Bruce Greer, from Palmdale, landed a solid 9lb catfish using Garlic Shrimp over on North Shore.

Blake McFann, from Perris, landed his limit of catfish using hotdogs at Catfish Cove.

Nick Berlanga, from Riverside, also landed his limit of catfish using hotdogs at Catfish Cove.

Anthony Carrillo, from Victorville, reeled in a beautiful 5lb catfish using nightcrawlers over in the Finger Cove.

Douglas Lewis, from Hesperia, caught himself a nice 5lb catfish using mackerel at Stock Cove.

Jesse Viveros from Victorville reeled in a 6lb catfish using shrimp at the Inlet.

Hesperia Lake Park
7500 Arrowhead Lake Road
Hesperia, CA 92345
(760) 244-5951
https://www.hesperiaparks.com/hesperia-lake-park
 

Hesperia Lake Fishing Report 6-22-2020.pdf

 

 

 

 

March 20, 2020 Update, HRPD COVID-19 Press Release

Following the orders and guidance of state and county health officials, effective March 20, 2020, the District is suspending all programming and closing our facilities with the exception of District office administrative functions and Meals on Wheels at the Percy Bakker Community Center (meal pickup only). This includes ALL recreational programming and classes, events, facility rentals, Hesperia Lake Store (including fishing and camping), Open Gyms, Kids Kamp, and the After School Activities Program (ASAP).  Limited staff are available to answer questions and address concerns as needed; please call (760) 244-5488, contact us via the District website www.hesperiaparks.com or via email. 

Outdoor parks will remain open for day use; social distancing practices are encouraged for all outdoor park visitors.  We recommend you take precautions if you choose to utilize outdoor play equipment to include the washing of hands and use of hand sanitizer before and after use.

We encourage anyone that may have potentially been exposed to COVID-19, either directly or indirectly through a member of your household, to seek the advice of a medical professional. 

These closures are in effect from now until further notice

This is a rapidly evolving and fluid situation; this information is subject to change.  Our most up to date information, as we receive it, is posted at https://www.hesperiaparks.com/covid-19-postponements-cancellations and will also be communicated through normal methods such as email, phone calls, and social media posts. 

We understand these decisions may cause hardship for some; we appreciate your understanding as we strive to balance the needs of programming in our community with the health and safety of all who utilize our programs and facilities.

3-20-2020 Update HRPD COVID-19 Press Release.pdf