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Mar
19

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: There were 103 anglers this past week and they reported landing 124 bass, 26 crappie, and six channel catfish. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: The bass bite has been very good with a few crappie and catfish being landed. Scott Wingo, San Diego, won San Diego Hookers two-day tournament of champions with a two-day total of 26.4 pounds of bass for 10 fish. His big fish was a 4.3-pounder. 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: There were 109 anglers this past week and they reported 356 bass to four pounds and 23 crappie to 1.87 pounds. 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: There were three anglers checked who reported three bass to 2.13 pounds. 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: The bass action has been good. Hunter Glasper, San Diego, had bass at eight and four pounds on shiners, while Andrew Radcliff, San Diego, landed five bass topped by a five-pounder, all on crawdads. Chelsea, Benton, San Diego, caught four bass to four pounds on Senkos wacky rigged. DFW trout plant next week and three weeks ago. 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: There were 17 anglers checked who reported 47 bass and five rainbow trout. DFW trout plants next week and three weeks ago. 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: There were 53 anglers checked and they reported 21 bass to 4.2 pounds, eight crappie to two pounds, four carp, and four bluegill to a pound. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The trout bite has been fair to good, but the warm weather has moved the fish toward the deeper water in the west end of the lake. Oakvale Cove and Point west of the Senior Shoreline have been the top spots. Kevin Pahl, Carlsbad, landed an 8-9 rainbow on an inflated nightcrawler in Boat Dock Cove. Plants were last Wednesday and the next is slated for Mach 25. The bass action is also good with the fish in full-spawn mode. Lots of fish on beds, and plastics have been a top bet. A few crappie and bluegill are showing. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: The bass are moving shallow for the spawn and the bite has been fair to good, with most fish showing on plastic worms. The trout bite has also continued good with a lot of limits of fish averaging 1-8 to two pounds following last week’s plant. Next plant will be March 25. Les and John Crine, Escondido, had 10 trout for a total weight of 19.5 pounds fishing nightcrawlers at the buoy line. Top spots were Pier No. 1 and the Jack Creek area. Nightcrawlers, mini jigs, and gold and silver spinners have been the best baits. Fair catfish action, and some panfish are starting to show. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: The bass bite has really taken off as the fish move tight for the spawn. Lots of three to five-pound fish showing along the eastern shore, and the best in the past week was an 11-pounder. The trout action also remains good, and a plant was slated for Wednesday this week. Top rainbow reported was a nine-pound Tailwalker caught by Nik Ounsy, San diego, on a Rat-L-Trap. Anglers are reminded that bass are all catch-and-release March 1 through May 31. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: The trout bite slowed down this past week due to record temperatures. The warm weather drove the trout to deeper water. A 1,000-pound plant of Lightning Trout is slated for this week. The best action has been Cactus Patch, Half Moon Cove, and Sentry Point with the fish showing in 20 to 30 feet of water on nightcrawlers, PowerBait, Power Worms, and small trout jigs. The bass bite is also good with the fish flooding into the shallows and making beds near shallow cover. The best bite has been on drop-shotted plastics and small jigs. A few redear are also showing. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The trout bite was just fair this past week. Top spots have been between the boat docks and Geezer Cove. Bass are improving with fair to good action for anglers fishing plastics, swimbaits, or jigs. The fish are moving into the spawn. A couple in the five-pound class this past week. Catfish, bluegill, and crappie mostly slow. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago, and Mt. Lassen trout went in two weeks ago, and Jess Ranch trout were planted last week. Overall, just fair trout action. Other species are slow, too. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: No reports. Information: 760-782-3501.

Mar
12

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: No report. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 70 anglers checked who reported 184 bass to 6.64 pounds, two crappie and two blue 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 report. The bass bite has been very good however, and a few crappie have been showing. 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 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 report. DFW trout plant last week. 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 report. DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago. 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: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The trout bite has been slow to fair, but a 1,500-pound plant this week should perk that action. There was a 9-3 rainbow landed by Charles Vanpelt, Escondido, on a nightcrawlers from Boat Dock Cove. The bass bite is fair to good with the fish moving shallow for the spawn. Also a few crappie being landed, but this bite is tough. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: The big news here this week was a 15.29-pound bass landed by Mac Weakly, Escondido on Tuesday this week while fishing a jig in Catfish Cove. The bass are moving shallow for the spawn and the bite has been fair to good, with most fish showing on plastic worms. The trout bite has also continued good with a lot of limits of fish averaging 1-8 to two pounds. Another plant this week should keep the action hot. Top spots were Pier No. 1 and the Jack Creek area. Nightcrawlers, mini jigs, and gold and silver spinners have been the best baits. Next plant is tentatively set for March 25. Fair catfish action, and some panfish are starting to show. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: The trout bite has been good since last week’s plant, which included a lot of trophy fish. Top fish reported was an 11-pounder caught by Michael Wolfe, Poway. Phong Tran, Poway, had a 10-pound rainbow, while Abby Rydeen, also Poway, caught an eight-pound Tailwalker. Next plant set for March 18. The bass bite is breaking wide open as the fish enter the spawn and move into the shallows. The fish are showing on plastics and swimbaits in decent numbers. Anglers are reminded that bass are all catch-and-release March 1 through May 31. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Trout action has been good after a plant of Lightning trout last week. The best action has been Cactus Patch, Half Moon Cove, and Sentry Point with the fish showing in 20 to 30 feet of water on nightcrawlers, PowerBait, Power Worms, and small trout jigs. Top fish reported was an 11-pounder landed by Sal Bagnasco, San Diego, landed on a nightcrawler in Hermit Cove. David Lucern, Santee, had a 10-12, while Jed Dickerson, caught an 8-12. Fred Richter, La Mesa, caught a 6-12 rainbow. Bass really turned on in the past week with the fish all over the shallows with the spawn moving into full gear. Plastic worms, Senkos, and Creature Baits all good bets. A few night redear are also showing. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The trout bite was just fair this past week. Top spots have been between the boat docks and Geezer Cove. Bass are improving with fair to good action for anglers fishing plastics, swimbaits, or jigs. The fish are moving into the spawn. A couple in the five-pound class this past week. Catfish, bluegill, and crappie mostly slow. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: DFW trout plant last week and Mt. Lassen the week. Jess Ranch trout scheduled for this week. But the bite has been tough. No one can figure it out. Other species are slow, too. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: No reports. Information: 760-782-3501.

Mar
05

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: There were 63 anglers checked and they reported 141 bass and 40 crappie. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 70 anglers checked who reported 184 bass to 6.64 pounds, two crappie and two blue 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: There were 75 anglers checked and they reported 325 bass to 4.78 pounds, 18 crappie to 1.1 pound, and two bluegill, including one at two pounds. 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: There was one anglers checked and he reported three bass to three pounds. 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 report. DFW trout plant this week. 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: There were 18 anglers checked and they reported 60 bass, eight rainbow trout, and seven bluegill. DFW trout plants last week and three weeks ago. 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: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The trout bite has been fair since last Wednesday’s plant with most fish moving toward deeper water in the west end of the lake. Top fish reported was a 10-7 rainbow landed by Linda Gibbons, Valley Center, fishing a nightcrawler in Boat Dock Cove. Next plant will be March 11. The bass bite is fair to good with the fish moving shallow for the spawn. Mike Pittman, Vista, had a 6-7 bass on a PowerWorm in Boat Dock Cove. Also a few crappie, including one slab at 2.45-pounds landed by Paul Eddo, Escondido, 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: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: The trout bite was very good after last Wednesday’s plant with Pier 1, Jack Creek Cove, and Trout Cove the top spots for shore anglers. Boat anglers did best at the buoy line. Garlic nightcrawlers have been the top bait. Gabriel Quiroz, Escondido, landed an 8-3 rainbow on a nightcrawler off Pier 1. Next plant is scheduled for March 11. Fair catfish action, and the bass bite has been steadily improving as the fish move inshore for the spawn. Fish to three pounds reported this past week. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: There was good trout action last week, but the rain over the weekend slowed the action. There will be a trout stock this week that includes trophy fish. Bass are also started to show in good numbers with the fish moving shallow for the spawn. (Anglers are reminded that bass are all catch-and-release March 1 through May 31.) Plastics, nightcrawlers, or Senko-like lures have been the best bets. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Trout action has been fair with weather impacting the bite this past week. Lightning trout are slated to be planted this week, however, and that should perk the action. Bass are still fair with more and more fishing moving shallow for the spawn. Plastic worms, Senkos, and Creature Baits all good bets. A few night redear are also showing. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The trout bite has been improving with a couple of limits reported in the past week. Top spots have been between the boat docks and Geezer Cove. Gus Zane, San Diego, landed a 7-14 trout. Bass are improving with fair to good action for anglers fishing plastics, swimbaits, or jigs. A couple in the five-pound class this past week. Catfish, bluegill, and crappie mostly slow. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Trout plant from Mt. Lassen last week, and DFW trout are slated for this week. The bite has been fair to good over the past week, but a couple of big trout were reported. Dave Miller, Escondido, landed a 8-12 rainbow at the pumphouse on a gree mini-jig, while Jody Palmer, Wildomar, had an 8-4 on chartreuse PowerBait. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: No reports. Information: 760-782-3501.

Feb
26

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: There were 49 anglers checked who reported 31 bass, 23 crappie, two channel catfish, and one carp. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 129 anglers checked and they reported 518 bass to 10 pounds. 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: There were 121 anglers checked and they reported 350 bass to 11.45 pounds, 28 crappie to 1.2 pounds, and seven redear to 2.1 pounds. 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: There were four anglers checked and they reported eight bass to three pounds. 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 report. DFW trout plant this week. 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: There were 16 anglers checked and they reported 29 bass, two bluegill, and one trout. DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. 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: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Trout plants this week and two weeks ago. The trout bite remains solid with nice stringers of fish coming out of Boat Dock Cove and along the south shoreline. Green or yellow PowerBait or inflated nightcrawlers are the top baits. A few crappie are starting to show with the best bite early in the morning. Wendell Jackson, Escondido, landed a 1.3-pounder on a live golden shiner in Boat Dock Cove. The bass action is slowly improving and a few nice fish have been reported. Mike Hernandez, Valley Center, landed a 6.2-pound largemouth on a plastic off the Senior Shoreline. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: Trout plants this week and two weeks ago. The bite is usually good into the weekend after the Wednesday plant. Pier 1 remains the top spot, but Trout Cove and Jack Creek Cove are nearly as good. Quite a few limits reported on inflated nightcrawlers and mini jigs. Top fish reported was a 9-2 rainbow landed by Tyler Lauricha, Valley Center, on nightcrawlers in Trout Cove. The largemouth action is also getting pretty decent with a major pre-spawn movement of fish up into shallower water less than 20 feet deep. The catfish bite has been pretty fair for anglers fishing shrimp. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Very good trout action after last Wednesday’s plant, but the action has slowed this week. Top fish reported was an 11.2-pounder landed by Roberto Najera, Escondido, landed from Hidden Bay. The next plant will be March 4 (1,800 pounds)and include trophy fish. Catfish are fair for boat anglers fishing at the log boom with cut baits and a 10-pounder was caught and released this past week. The bass are showing in better numbers with a lot of fish in 15 feet of water or less on plastics, nightcrawlers, or Senko-like lures. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Trout were good after last Wednesday’s plant but the action has slowed for shore anglers. The best bite has been at Cactus Patch, in Half Moon Cove, or off Sentry Point. Inflated nightcrawlers or small jigs or spinners have been the best baits. The next plant is set for March 4 and will include Lightning Trout. The bass have moved up with some cruising the shorelines and showing on Creature Baits and crawdads. A few night redear are also showing. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: No updated report. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Trout plant from Mt. Lassen this week, and DFW trout went in two weeks ago. The bite has been fair over the past week, but a couple of big trout were reported. Matt Scott, Matt Wong and Tyler Ward, all National City, had limits of rainbows fishing at the Lone Pine, including one at 9-4. Franklyn Wayant, Lakeside, landed an 8-8 rainbow to top off his trout limit. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: No reports. Information: 760-782-3501.

Feb
20

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: There were 65 anglers checked for the opening week of the season and they reported just 69 bass, 27 crappie, and one channel catfish. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 62 anglers checked this past week and they reported 196 bass to just over three pounds along with 16 crappie. 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: There were 129 anglers checked this past week and they reported 149 bass to five pounds, 67 crappie to 1-8, and 18 bluegill. 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: There were seven anglers checked and they reported 13 bass to just over four pounds. 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 report. DFW trout plant this week. 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: There were 15 anglers checked over the past week and they reported 20 bass. DFW trout plant last week. 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: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The trout bite was good after last Wednesday’s plant, and the action lasted into the weekend. Top fish reported was a 10-4 caught by Bill Alaksin, Temecula, on rainbow PowerBait in Boat DockCove. Dennis Young, Valley Cneter, had an 8-3 rainbow, while Sam Avila, Vista, landed an 8-2. Inflated nightcrawlers or a variety of PowerBait have been the best bets for the rainbows. Catfish are fair to good on cut baits, especially mackerel or chicken liver. Caprece Pressley, Escondido, landed an 8-8 catfish. Bass are still spotty with light pressure, but the fish have been moving shallower this past week. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: Good trout action after the plant last Wednesday. Pier 1 remains the top spot, but Trout Cove is nearly as good. Quite a few limits reported on inflated nightcrawlers and mini jigs. Another plant will go in next week. A pair of eight-pound rainbows were reported. One by Art Ebitner, San Diego, on a nightcrawler from Trout Cove and the second by Daniel Bryant, Escondido, on a mini jig near Pier 1. The largemouth action is also getting pretty decent with a major pre-spawn movement of fish up into shallower water less than 20 feet deep. Ricky Spagenski, Santee, landed a 12-15 bass on a trout-like swimbait. The catfish bite has been pretty fair for anglers fishing shrimp. The water level is very low due to an aqueduct shutdown, but water levels are expected to rise soon. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Trout have been slow to fair with the bulk of the fish schooling just south of the fishing pier. Next plant will be this week. Catfish are good for boat anglers fishing at the log boom with cut baits. The bass are showing in better numbers with warm weather with a lot of fish in 15 feet of water or less on plastics, nightcrawlers, or Senko-like lures. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Trout have been driving into deeper water with the warm weather. The best trout action has been at Cactus Patch, in Half Moon Cove, or off Sentry Point. Inflated nightcrawlers or small jigs or spinners have been the best baits. Alex Santamaria, Ramona, landed a 9-4 rainbow on a micro spinner, while Luke Simonides, San Diego, had a six-pounder on a Power Worm. The bass have moved up with some cruising the shorelines and showing on Creature Baits and crawdads. A few night redear are also showing. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Slow to fair trout action. Bass fair on drop-shot plastics with the fish moving up with the warming water conditions. A few catfish reported, but still no bluegill or crappie. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: No report, but a DFW trout plant went in last week. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: No reports. Information: 760-782-3501.

Feb
12

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Closed for the season. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: No report. 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 report. 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 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 report. DFW trout plant this week. 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 report. DFW trout plant this week. 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: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Trout plant this week should spur the slow to fair trout action. Green and yellow PowerBait and inflated nightcrawlers have been the best bet fishing in Boat Dock Cove and along the Senior Shoreline. Catfish spotty, but Jordan Janski, Casper, Wyo., landed a 13-4 on cut mackerel and chicken liver. Bass are still spotty with light pressure. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: The trout bite has been fair to good with a few limits reported and some good quality fish since the plant the end of January. Another plant is slated for this week. Trout Cove and Whisker Bay have been the top spots, with nightcralwer with garlic and PowerBait the best baits. Larry Hauner, Murrieta, had five rainbows topped off with a 4-4. A few catfish also continue to show with fish to four pounds reported. The bass are also starting to stir with more and more fish in less than 15 feet of water. Also the odd bluegill come in. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Trout plant last week perked the action. Most trout are being caught trolling the middle part of the lake, but shore anglers are finding good action in Half Moon Bay. A few catfish continue to show along the log boom. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Trout action is fair and improving with each plant. There was a plant last week. Chris Redquest, Allied Gardens, landed the week;’s best fish at 10 pounds. Tyler Reese, Ramona, had trout at 9-8 and 7-12, both on Power Worms in Hermit Cove. Fish are starting to show in better numbers for shore anglers and the mid-lake troll bite remains good. PowerBait for the deep rainbows or small jigs are for the cruisers. A few bass continue to show on plastics and jigs in deeper water, but no swimbait fish this past week. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Slow to fair trout action. Matt Machado, Live Oaks, had a limit of rainbows on nightcrawlers this past week and it included an 8-8 rainbow, the best of the week. Bass fair on drop-shot plastics with the fish moving up with the warming water conditions. A few catfish reported, but still no bluegill or crappie. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: No report, but a DFW trout plant went in last week. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: No reports. Information: 760-782-3501.

Jan
29

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Closed for the season. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 126 anglers checked this past week and they reported landing 299 bass to 6.05 pounds, eight crappie, and one 41.35-pound blue catfish caught by E.J. Brett, San Diego, while fishing a plastic worm for bass. 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: There were 92 anglers checked this past week and they reported 272 bass to 7-8 and 12 crappie to 1-13. 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: There were five anglers checked and they reported eight bass to 2.35 pounds over the past week. 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: There were 27 anglers checked this past week and they reported three crappie and one bass. DFW trout plant this week. 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: There were 17 anglers checked this past week and they reported 56 bass and two bluegill. DFW trout plant this week. 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: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Trout plant this week should perk up the slow action since the last plant Jan. 14. There were a few fish landed, including a 7.4-pounder caught by L.C. Chou, Escondido, on PowerBait off the Senior Shoreline. The best action has been in Boat Dock Cove and parts of the Senior Shoreline on green PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, and salmon eggs. Catfish have been slow to fair on cut mackerel or chicken liver. Bass are spotty. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: The trout bite has been slow to fair, but a plant is slated for this week and should perk the bite. The best action has been off Pier 1, Whisker Bay, and Jack Creek Cove, and Trout Cove is starting to turn on. Small white or green jigs, inflated nightcrawlers, Power Worms, Mice Tails, and PowerBait have all been getting the fish. Mostly slow for other species. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Next plant will be Feb. 4. The trout action has been slow since the last plant two weeks ago. Most trout are being caught trolling the middle part of the lake with some for shore anglers in Half Moon Bay. A few catfish continue to show along the log boom. The 20th Annual Youth Fishing Derby will be Feb. 7. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Trout action is fair and improving with each plant. The next plant is this week. Fish are starting to show in better numbers for shore anglers and the mid-lake troll bite remains good. PowerBait for the deep rainbows or small jigs are for the cruisers. Top rainbow reported a 10-4 rainbow caught by James Ruby, Lemon Grove, on a mini jig off Sentry Point, while a 6-12 was landed by Kathy Gary, Carson, on a trolled Rapala off Half Moon Cove. A few bass continue to show on plastics and jigs in deeper water, but no swimbait fish this past week. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Slow trout action with no plant in four weeks, but there is a slow to fair bass bite on deeply-fished jigs and plastics. Slow other species. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: No report. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: No reports. Information: 760-782-3501.

Jan
23

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Closed for the season. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 200 anglers checked this past week and they reported landing 332 bass to 3-8, 21 crappie, one bluegill, and one blue 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: There were 80 anglers checked this past week and they reported 276 bass to 5.11 pounds and 11 crappie to 1.35 pounds. 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 anglers. 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 or marina reports, but there was a DFW trout plant four weeks ago with another scheduled for next week. 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: There were 19 anglers checked this past week and they reported 52 bass and five bluegill. DFW trout plant four weeks ago, and another plant is scheduled for next week. 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: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Trout action has been good in Oakvale Cove and some stretches along the Senior Shore and Boat Dock Cove. The best bite has been on PowerBait and inflated nightcrawlers. There was a 1,500-pound plant last week and another plant that size is slated for Feb. 28. Top trout reported was a 12.9-pounder landed by L.C. Chou, Escondido, on PowerBait off the Senior Shoreline. While bass are spotty, a 10.4-pounder was caught by Aaron Torres, Warner Springs, while fishing for trout. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: The trout bite was good after the plant Jan. 14, but it has slowed to just fair since. The next plant will be Jan. 28. The best action has been off Pier 1, Whisker Bay, and Jack Creek Cove, and Trout Cove is starting to turn on. Small white or green jigs, inflated nightcrawlers, Power Worms, Mice Tails, and PowerBait have all been getting the fish. Limits of five were reported by Michael Wolfe, El Cajon, Tristin Harrison, Rancho Cucamonga, and Carlos Ibenez, Torrance. Mostly slow for other species. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: A 2,000-pound trout plant last week and there was a plant three weeks ago. Both included quality fish. The trout action has been fair with most fish caught trolling the middle part of the lake with some for shore anglers in Half Moon Bay. A few catfish continue to show along the log boom. The 20th Annual Youth Fishing Derby will be Feb. 7. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Fair trout action after a plant last Wednesday. Next plant will be Jan. 28. Most of the trout are in deep water or cruising the shorelines. PowerBait for the deep rainbows or small jigs are for the cruisers. A few bass continue to show on plastics and jigs in deeper water, but no swimbait fish this past week. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Slow trout action with no plant in four weeks, but there is a slow to fair bass bite on deeply-fished jigs and plastics. Slow other species. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: No report. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: No reports. Information: 760-782-3501.

Jan
15

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Closed for the season. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: No report. 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: There were 74 anglers checked this past week and they reported 182 bass to 4.32 pounds and 33 crappie to two pounds. 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 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 or marina reports, but DFW trout plant was three weeks ago. 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: There were 11 anglers checked this past week and they reported 17 bass. DFW trout plant three weeks ago. 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: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The big double plant of 3,000 pounds of trout last week made for good fishing into the weekend with a lot of limits reported, especially in Boat Dock Cove and Oakvale Cove. Top trout of the week was an 11.35-pounder caught by Lee Vietor, Valley Center, on spring green PowerBait off the Senior Shoreline. John Hansen, Escondido had an 11.15-pound rainbow. There was another planted for this week. Best action has been on the various green PowerBaits or inflated nightcrawlers. Bass are slow, but an occasional quality fish is showing on a big trout-like swimbait. Other species slow. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: Last week’s schedule trout plant was cancelled, but it was supposed to go in Wednesday this week. The trout bite has been slow to fair this past week with most of the rainbows showing from 30-plus feet of water off Pier 1, Whisker Bay, and Jack Creek Cove. Trout Cove has been slow. Nightcrawlers and green-glitter PowerBait have been the best baits this past week, but a few fish are still showing on small jigs. Other species are mostly slow with only the odd larger catfish or a few largemouth bass showing. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: A 2,000-pound trout plant is scheduled for this week and the plant will include trophy fish. Last plant was two weeks ago. The trout action has been fair with most fish caught trolling the middle part of the lake with some for shore anglers in Half Moon Bay. A few catfish continue to show along the log boom, and there was a 2.2-pound redear caught this past week. The 20th Annual Youth Fishing Derby will be Feb. 7. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Good trout over the weekend in spite of the rain. Quite a few limits reported but no big fish. Most of the trout are in deep water or cruising the shorelines. PowerBait for the deep rainbows or small jigs are for the cruisers. There was a 1,200 trout plant slated for this week and 3,800 pounds of trout put in two weeks ago (for the Kid’s Derby). The lake is open for the Monday Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. A few bass continue to show on plastics and jigs in deeper water, but no swimbait fish this past week. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: No trout plants for three weeks, but a few fish are showing on PowerBait or small trout lures. The bass bite has slowed down with the cold weather, but deeply-fished jigs and plastics are getting a few. Catfish have been fair with a couple of limits reported this past week. Overall, slow fishing. Major bait rule change here. Aquatic live bait — shiners or crawfish — are no longer be allowed. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: No report. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: No reports. Information: 760-782-3501.

Jan
09

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Closed for the season. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: No report. 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 report. 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 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 or marina reports, but DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago. 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 report. DFW trout plant two weeks ago. 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: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Good trout action after a 3,000-pound plant this week. The best action has been in the coves on rainbow PowerBait, chartreuse Power Worms, or inflated nightcrawlers. Bass are slow, but an occasional quality fish is showing on a big trout-like swimbait. Other species slow.
For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: There was a 1,500-pound plant Wednesday this week and the bite perked up. Chartreuse PowerBait or small trout jigs in the same color have been best. Jack Creek Cove and Whisker Bay have been the hots spots, with the buoy line also a good bet. Other species are mostly slow with only the odd larger catfish or a few largemouth bass showing. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Good action since last week’s plant, which included trophy trout to 10 pounds. Most trout have come from boats near the middle of the lake and from the shore off Half Moon Bay. Slow to fair catfish action with the best action on cut baits fished from boats along the log boom. Next plant is 2,000 pounds on Jan. 14. The 20th Annual Youth Fishing Derby will be Feb. 7. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: No report or results from the Kid’s Derby this past weekend. There were 3,800 pounds of trout planted last week. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Trout plants began two weeks ago and the bite is spotty. There was a 7-14 rainbow landed by Mike Guidry, San Diego, two weeks ago on chicken liver. Overall, slow fishing. Major bait rule change here. Aquatic live bait — shiners or crawfish — are no longer be allowed. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Some nice trout showing from the Mt. Lassen plant two weeks ago. Tops was a 13-4 landed by Matthew Poustchi, Rancho Penasquitos, that topped off his limit while fishing an inflated nightcrawler and rainbow PowerBait combo. Trout at 12-8 were reported by Dave Miller, San Diego, and Mark Wilber, Lakeside. Lots of quality fish and lots of trophy trout weighed in over the past two weeks. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: No reports. Information: 760-782-3501.

Jan
01

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Closed for the season. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 37 anglers checked this past week and the reported 116 bass, eight crappie and one bluegill. 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: There were 84 anglers checked and they reported 213 bass to four pounds, 10 crappie to a pound, and two channel catfish. 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 anglers this past week. 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 or marina reports, but DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago. 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 report. DFW trout plant two weeks ago. 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: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The trout bite has continued pretty fair with the last plant on Dec. 22 and the next stock — 3,000 pounds — set for Jan. 7. Top rainbow reported this past week was a 10-5 landed by Roman Mendez, Escondido on green PowerBait in Boat Dock Cove, while Anthony Najera, San Marcos, caught a seven-pounder on a jig in Boat Dock Cove. The trout are showing around much of the lake, with the exception of Oakvale Cove. PowerBait and inflated nightcrawlers have been the best baits, but small trout jigs and plastic trout worms are also working. The bass action has been fair on mostly smaller fish, with plastics and nightcrawlers good bets. Catfish are fair on cut mackerel or chicken liver. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: The trout action has slowed a little with the last plant on Dec. 22, but there are still quite a few rainbows showing and the occasional limit. Next plant will be Jan. 7. Most of the action is in 30-feet or more of water. Top spots have been Pier 1, Whisker Bay, Jack Creek Cove, and the ADA Pier. Good baits have been nightcrawlers, rainbow or chartreuse PowerBait, and the small trout jigs. Other species are mostly slow with only the odd larger catfish or a few largemouth bass showing. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Good trout action and a plant Monday included trophy fish. Top action has been off the north shore, Half Moon Bay, and Hidden Bay. PowerBait, mini jigs, and Thomas Buoyants are the top baits. The 20th Annual Youth Fishing Derby will be scheduled soon. Other species have been very slow except for catfish. The cats are fair on mackerel, chicken liver, or shrimp off the log boom or north shore. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: The trout action has been very good. There was a 1,200 pound plant two weeks ago, and a double plant Monday and Tuesday this week, with 2,400 and 1,400 pounds of rainbows going in those two days. Top trout reported was a 5-8 rainbow landed by Chris Wood, Imperial Beach, on a nightcrawler in Cloister Cove. Limits have been showing from mid-lake, Half-Moon Cove, and Cactus Patch. The lake will close again on Monday, Dec. 29 and remain closed until Kid’s Day, Saturday, Jan. 3. This is the first time in seven years the Kid’s Day event will be held. Kids up to the age of 10 can fish for free on 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, January 3. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.
MORENA: Still no word on when trout plants will begin. Overall, fishing has been slow with only a few bass showing and the odd catfish. Major bait rule change here. Aquatic live bait — shiners or crawfish — are no longer be allowed. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Fair to good trout action this past week. DFW and Mt. Lassen plants last week. Next plant will be with Mt. Lassen trout on Jan. 8. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: No reports. Information: 760-782-3501.

Dec
12

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Closed for the season. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 55 anglers checked by county staff this past week and those fishermen reported 141 bass to 3-8 and one blue 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: There were 58 anglers checked and they reported 100 bass to 4.2 pounds and two bluegill to nearly a pound. 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: There were two anglers checked and they reported five bass to 2.76 pounds. 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 or marina reports, but the first DFW trout plant of the season went in last week (600 pounds). 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: There were 12 anglers checked and they reported 19 bass, eight bluegill, and two rainbow trout. The first DFW trout plant of the season went in three weeks ago. 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: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Trout season opens Saturday this week with the first plants (6,000 pounds) this week. Plants will be bigger and there will be more trout planted this year. The lake also reopens to weekday fishing starting Monday. The big news is a new lake record catfish landed and then released by Paul Voytko, Vista. The fish weighed 49.3 pounds. Mike Bonds, Voytko’s fishing partner also from Vista, landed a 15.45-pound cat. The duo were fishing with cut mackerel in a rowboat off the south shore rock pile. The bass action has been fair on mostly smaller fish, with plastics and nightcrawlers good bets. Catfish are fair on cut mackerel or chicken liver. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: Very good trout fishing for the 36th Annual Dixon Lake Trout Derby. There were 4,500 pounds of Nebraska Tailwalkers planted before the event, including some trophy fish. Top baits have been nightcrawlers, rainbow PowerBait, Thomas Buoyant lures, and crappie jigs of varying colors. Most trout were caught in Jack Creek Cove, Whisker Bay, Trout Cove, and on Pier 1. Top fish in the event was an 8.95-pounder caught by Sione Kuliha’apai, Vista. Devin Harrington, Murrieta, landed an 8.19-pounder. No state fishing license is required here. Lake or derby information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Trout season started last week with a 3,000-pound plant of Chaulk Mound Trout Farm’s Nebraska Tailwalkers. Very good action over the weekend and plants will be every other week this season through April next year. The lake is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. The catfish bite has been fair on cut baits, mostly mackerel or chicken liver. The top spot continues to the log boom off the north shore. Bass slow to fair on plastics and nightcrawlers fished in deeper water. Bluegill have slowed way down. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Very good trout action continues. The lake was planted with 1,200 pounds of Tailwalkers this week. There are also tagged trout in each load that are worth Turner’s Outdoorsman prizes. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Major bait rule change here. Aquatic live bait — shiners or crawfish — are no longer be allowed. First trout plant of the season has not been set yet, but it will be this month. Bass are tough with only a few fish showing on slowly-fished baits in deeper water. Catfish are fair on cut baits with a few decent catches made. Most are under four pounds. A few bluegill reported this past week. Slow other species. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: The trout bite has been fair to good after the Mt. Lassen trout plant two weeks ago. The best bite has been on Thomas Buoyant spoons in red and gold fished on the troll or on PowerBait or nightcrawlers fished from shore. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: No reports. Information: 760-782-3501.

Dec
04

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Closed for the season. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 36 anglers checked by county staff this past week and those fishermen reported 121 bass, 13 blue catfish, 11 crappie, and two bluegill. James Childress, Los Angeles, landed three blue cats and the best was a 31.8-pounder. His stringer was 46.25 pounds. All were taken on mackerel in the north arm. 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: There were 91 anglers checked and they reported 154 bass to 4.1 pounds and six bluegill to a pound. 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: There were three anglers checked and they reported five bass to 3.1 pounds. 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 or marina reports, but the first DFW trout plant of the season went in last week (600 pounds). 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: There were 13 anglers checked and they reported 31 bass, six bluegill, and six rainbow trout. The first DFW trout plant of the season went in two weeks ago. 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: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Trout plants set to start in December with a 6,000-pound plant just before the Dec. 13 opening day of trout season. The lake is now closed on weekdays, but it will remain open for weekends until trout season starts and then again be open seven days a week. The bass action has been fair on mostly smaller fish, with plastics and nightcrawlers good bets. Catfish are fair on cut mackerel or chicken liver. Mike Bonds, Escondido, landed a 7-4 catfish on mackerel and chicken liver. Few other reports. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: Good trout action with Pier 1, Jack Creek Cove, and Trout Cove the top spots. Inflated nightcrawlers and rainbow garlic PowerBait are the top baits, while white Mice Tails are the top lure.
Glen Murofughi, Spring Valley, landed a 9-2 trout on a at the buoy line. Mile Mielke, Oceanside, landed a 7-4. A few cats still showing and most are decent fish. The 36th Annual Trout Derby has been re-scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 5-7. No state fishing license is required here. Lake or derby information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Trout season started Thursday with a 3,000-pound plant of Chaulk Mound Trout Farm’s Nebraska Tailwalkers. Plants will be every other week this season through April next year. The lake is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. The catfish bite has been fair on cut baits, mostly mackerel or chicken liver. The top spot continues to the log boom off the north shore. Bass slow to fair on plastics and nightcrawlers fished in deeper water. Bluegill have slowed way down. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Very good trout action continues. The lake was planted with 1,200 pounds of Tailwalkers last week and another plant is slated for this week. There are also tagged trout in each load that are worth Turner’s Outdoorsman prizes. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Major bait rule change here. Aquatic live bait — shiners or crawfish — will no longer be allowed. First trout plant of the season has not been set yet, but it will be this month. Bass are tough with only a few fish showing on slowly-fished baits in deeper water. Catfish are fair on cut baits with a few decent catches made. Most are under four pounds. Slow other species. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: The trout bite has been fair to good after the Mt. Lassen trout plant last week before the holiday. Top fish reported was a 14-4 landed by Timothy Lambert, San Diego, on a nightcrawler. Dustin Thompson, El Cajon, caught an 11-pound rainbow, while Larry Dog, Descanso, caught an 8-8. The best bite has been on Thomas Buoyant spoons in red and gold fished on the troll or on PowerBait or nightcrawlers fished from shore. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: No reports. Information: 760-782-3501.

Nov
27

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Closed for the season. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 67 anglers checked by county staff this past week and those fishermen reported 249 bass, 40 crappie to two pounds, and 10 blue catfish. James Childress and Roland LaVergne, both Los Angeles, had those 10 catfish. Childress’ top fish was a 22.9-pounder, while LaVergne’s best fish was a 7.25-pounder. 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: There were 82 anglers checked and they reported 129 bass to 3.1 pounds and seven bluegill to a pound. 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 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 or marina reports, but the first DFW trout plant of the season went in last week (600 pounds). 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: There were 17 anglers checked and they reported 27 bass, nine bluegill, and five rainbow trout reported. The first DFW trout plant of the season went in last week (600 pounds). 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: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Trout plants set to start in December with a 6,000-pound plant just before the Dec. 13 opening day of trout season. The lake is now closed on weekdays, but it will remain open for weekends until trout season starts and then again be open seven days a week. The bass action has been fair on mostly smaller fish, with plastics and nightcrawlers good bets. Catfish are fair on cut mackerel or chicken liver. Few other reports. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: Good trout action since the 4,500-pound plant last week and there have been a good number of quality fish in the catch. Next plant was slated for Tuesday this week. Best action has been on rainbow PowerBait and nightcrawlers, while Thomas Buoyants, Kastmaster, PowerWorms, and jigs have also produced fish. Top trout reported was a nine-pounder landed by Jevon Jeslyn, Escondido, on a silver Kastmaster. Shahab Godarz, Escondido, caught an 8-11, on a gold Kastmaster off the fishing pier. Nick Isabell, Escondido, landed a 7-9 rainbow on a Power Worm. Teddy Barone, Oceanside, caught a 6-8 rainbow off the fishing pier on a mini jig. The catfish bite has been fair to good with some anglers reporting limits of cats this past week. The 36th Annual Trout Derby has been rescheduled for Dec. 5-7. No state fishing license is required here. Lake or derby information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Trout season has been set for December 4 with a 3,000-pound plant of Chaulk Mound Trout Farm’s Nebraska Tailwalkers. Plants will be every other week this season through April next year. The lake is closed Monday and Tuesday, and it will also be closed the Wednesday before the trout season opens. The catfish bite has been fair on cut baits, mostly mackerel or chicken liver. The top spot continues to the log boom off the north shore. Bass slow to fair on plastics and nightcrawlers fished in deeper water. Bluegill have slowed way down. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Very good trout action continues. The lake was planted with 4,000 pounds of Sierra √ęBows and Lightning Trout two weeks ago and another 1,000 pounds of Sierra √ęBows went in Tuesday this week and another 1,200 pounds of Tailwalkers will go in next Wednesday. There are also tagged trout in each load that are worth Turner’s Outdoorsman prizes. Top fish reported this past week was a nine-pounder landed by Richard Rose, Santee, that was also a tagged fish worth a rod and reel combo. Tony Noikhie, San Diego, had a 2-4 rainbow with a tag that earned him a $20 Turner’s gift card. Mitchell Fromang, Lakeside, landed a limit of five rainbows averaging two pounds fishing PowerBait in Hermit Cove. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Major bait rule change here. Aquatic live bait — shiners or crawfish — will no longer be allowed. First trout plant of the season has not been set yet, but it will be December. Bass are tough with only a few fish showing on slowly-fished baits in deeper water. Catfish are fair on cut baits with a few decent catches made. Most are under four pounds. Slow other species. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: The trout bite has been fair to good after the Mt. Lassen trout plant last week. Trout of 10-12, 10 even, and 8-8 were reported early this week. DFW rainbows went in this week before Thanksgiving. The best bite has been on Thomas Buoyant spoons in red and gold fished on the troll or on PowerBait or nightcrawlers fished from shore. Few other reports. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: No reports. Information: 760-782-3501.

Nov
20

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Closed for the season. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 58 anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported 102 bass to three pounds, 10 crappie and four blue catfish. Kim King, Houston, landed a 42.55-pound blue cat on mackerel in the north arm. 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 report. 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 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 or marina reports, but the first DFW trout plant of the season is set for this week. 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 report. First DFW trout plant of the season set for this week. 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: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The lake is now closed on weekdays, but it will remain open for weekends throughout the fall. Catfish are fair on cut mackerel or chicken liver. The bass bite has been improving with the best action in the mornings and evenings. Few other reports. Trout plants set to start in December with a 6,000-pound plant just before the Dec. 13 opening day of trout season. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: The first plant of the season went in last week when 4,500 pounds were stocked. The bite has been good since and some quality fish have been reported. Mark Olivo, Escondido, landed a 7-8 on a small jig in Boat Dock Cove, while Dan Goreman, Escondido, landed a nine-pounder on a pink jig in Jack Creek. The 36th Annual Trout Derby has been rescheduled for Dec. 5-7. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Trout season has been set for December 4 with a 3,000-pound plant of Chaulk Mound Trout Farm’s Nebraska Tailwalkers. Plants will be every other week this season through April next year. The catfish bite has been fair on cut baits. Bass fair on plastics and small swimbaits with some good reaction bait action early and late in the day. Small bluegill are slowing, but there is still fair action in most shallow shoreline areas with some bigger bluegill in 12 to 20 feet of water. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: No reports but the trout season kicked off this past weekend after 4,000 pounds of trout were planted last week. There will also be a plant Thanksgiving week. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: There has been a fair to good catfish bite this past week with the best action on mackerel, bonito, and nightcrawlers, especially along the shoreline near the dam. Some fish topping five pounds. Bass remain fair on plastics, nightcrawlers, with some topwater early and late. A few bluegill showing, but crappie are slow. Carp are pretty decent for the few anglers targeting the carp with dough baits. Trout plants tentatively slated to start in December. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: The trout action has been fair to good with a Mt. Lassen Trout plant the end of October. No DFW plants yet this season, but the first one is slated next week. Some fish to five pounds. Also a pretty fair catfish bite. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: No reports. Information: 760-782-3501.