BARRETT: No county report. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.
HODGES: No county report. Marina staff report good catfish action in the shallow coves, fair to good bluegill action off the fishing platform, and fair bass action. Carp are very good for the few anglers targeting the carp. Information: 760-432-2023.
EL CAPITAN: No county report. Marina staff reports the bass action has been fair to good. Plastics have been good mornings and late afternoons, and there is a good topwater bite early and late. Ray Holden, Lakeside, have five bass to 4.4 pounds on small silver spoons. Catfish and bluegill have also been fair to good. Gary Johnson, Inglewood, landed 15 bluegill on mealworms, and the stringer weighed 14-8 and include a 1-2 ëgill. Andy Chandarath, San Diego, had an 11-pound catfish. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.
LOWER OTAY: No county report. Marina staff report the bluegill bite is very good with a lot of pan-sized fish on nightcrawlers, wax worms, meal worms, and crickets. There is also a fair to good bass bite on shiners and nightcrawlers. The catfish bite on most cut baits. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.
UPPER OTAY: No county report. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed, but anglers can still walk in. Lake information: 619-465-3474 (recording) or 619-397-5212 (concession) or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.
MURRAY: No county report this week. Marina staff reports that bass have been fair to good with a lot of topwater and jerk bait action early and late as the fish chase shad. Plastics also a good bet. Kevin Clark, San Diego, had four bass for a 9.3-pound stringer, all on plastics at the fishing pier. Catfish are showing in the deep water off the points opposite the marina, mostly on cut baits. The bluegill bite is pretty good. Chris Lamour, Santee, had nine bluegill for a total weight of 10 pounds and his best ëgill was a 1.4-pounder, all on redworms. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.
MIRAMAR: No county report this week. Marina staff report good bass action on drop-shot and Texas-rigged plastics and some topwater early and late. John Collins, La Mesa, had four bass to 2.4 pounds on Rapalas. The catfish are fair go good around the docks and opposite the marina on cut baits. Bluegill are fair, but some nice fish are showing. Ken Riggs, Payson, Ariz., landed 10 bluegill for a total weight of 12.4 pounds, including one at 1 1/2-pounds, and all were taken on nightcrawlers. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.
SUTHERLAND: No county report. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or email@example.com.
WOHLFORD: The catfish bite has been pretty fair throughout the lake this past week with the best bite on cut mackerel and chicken liver. The final plant of the season was slated to go in Thursday this week. Only a few bass showing on reaction baits early and late in the day when they are up chasing shad. Still the odd crappie being caught on a live shiner. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com
DOANE POND: DWF trout plant four weeks ago.
DIXON LAKE: Catfish action has been fair to good. There was a 1,000-pound plant last week and a 2,000-pound plant three weeks ago. There is night fishing every evening until 11:45 p.m. The best baits have been cut mackerel or sardines, chicken livers, or shrimp. The bass bite is fair with the best action early and late in the day on reaction baits. Also fair action on bluegill. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.
POWAY: The catfish bite has been good, especially at night, on mackerel, chicken liver, and specialty catfish baits. Catfish plants last week and three weeks ago. Night fishing is only allowed Friday and Saturday nights until September 5th. Fishing is open until 11:30 p.m., and boats can stay out until 11 p.m. Bass fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits with some good reaction bait action early and late in the day. Small bluegill are good in most shallow shoreline areas with some bigger ëgills in 12 to 20 feet of water. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.
JENNINGS: Catfish action has been good with plants last week and another slated for Aug. 11. The best action has been at the Bird Trees and most coves on mackerel, chicken liver or dough bait. The redear bite is also fair to good in the morning on wax worms, red worms, and meal worms. Bass are fair at best with a little topwater early in the day and then a few fish on plastics. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.
MORENA: The bass bite has been fair to good this past week mostly on plastics, nightcrawlers, with some topwater early and late. Timothy Duke, Utah, landed an 11-3 bass on a swimbait at the dam, while Jeff Thompson, San diego, had a 6-3 on a Creature Bait, also at the dam. Cody Godbey, Alpine, had a five-fish, 13-pounds striper on bass on plastics and cranks while fishing from his kayak. Catfish have been fair to goode on cut baits, especially shrimp and mackerel, with some nice stringers of five to 15 fish reported. Most in the two-pound class, while Chris Torres, Jamul, landed a 5-2, and another 8-5 was reported. A few bluegill showing, but crappie are slow. Carp are pretty decent for the few anglers targeting the carp with dough baits. No trout reported. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.
CUYAMACA: Trout action continues fair to good, but the fish are getting tough by the day with the warm weather. Catfish are pretty fair and a few bigger fish have been reported. The small crappie are showing in good numbers again. Last DFW trout plant was three weeks ago. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.
HENSHAW: No reports. Information: 760-782-3501.