Avoiding the rain of Vancouver Island for a few weeks and am staying in Hemet near Palm Springs. Visited Diamond Valley Lake today. It is a man made reservoir. Found out that between launch fees, fishing fees, and parking fees, guys around here pay $37 for a day on the lake. A chance to catch striped bass, largemouths, smallmouths, crappie, and trout. Their boats have Nitro written on the side, have huge outboards and have about 6 inches of freeboard. Think speedboat racing on Lake Washington. For gear, they use rods with spinning reals and for bait they use rubber segmented trout 5-8 inches in length. They stock the lake on the 1st work day of every month. Not being critical, just stating my observations, but one thing is for sure, I will never complain about cost or access to fish in beautiful B.C.