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Oct
31

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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

HODGES: There were 37 anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported just 18 bass. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 15 anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported 50 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 112 anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported 249 bass and 31 bluegill to a pound. Top bass was a 10.8-pounder caught by Josh Carter, San Diego. The marina staff report there were three bluegill over two pounds caught. 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 by county staff this past week and he reported two bass to two 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. 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: The county staff checked nine anglers who had 13 bass. 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. 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 season will kick off Wednesday, Oct. 29 with a 1,500 pound plant of rainbows. The 36th Annual Dixon Lake Trout Derby will take place Nov. 8-11. Fishing hours will be from 6 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. each of the derby days. Prizes will be awarded with a grand prize for overall largest trout and division prizes for Senior, Adult and Youth for largest trout in each of those categories. Two additional prizes will be for the two daily largest trout. A prize will go out to the smallest trout caught at the derby and the first 15 tagged trout turned in will also receive a prize. All anglers must purchase a daily lake fishing permit and must be presented when weighing in a trout at the weigh station. There will be 4,500 pounds of trout stocked before the derby. Until then the catfish action has been fair on cut baits, and the bass remain pretty decent with some flurries of topwater or crankbait action. 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 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 bluegill in 12 to 20 feet of water. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: The best action has been for redear and bluegill in Half Moon Cove and off the Fishing Float for anglers fishing red worms, meal worms, and small nightcrawlers. The bass bite continues to be fair throughout the day with pretty good action in the evenings on plastics and reaction baits. The first trout stocking will take place the week of November 10th and will include the largest stocking ever to start a season, 4,000 pounds of Sierra Bows and Nebraska Tailwalkers, with fish from two to 12 pounds. Trout season will officially kick off on Saturday, Nov. 15, and the lake will be closed Friday before the opener for the plants. 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: No report. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Oct
24

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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

HODGES: There were 52 anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported just 41 bass. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 69 anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported 266 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 90 anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported 372 bass to 5.84 pounds and 36 bluegill to 1.8 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 by county staff this past week and they reported six 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 county or marina reports. 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: The county staff checked 17 anglers who had 43 bass and 13 bluegill. 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. 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 season will kick off Wednesday, Oct. 29 with a 1,500 pound plant of rainbows. The 36th Annual Dixon Lake Trout Derby will take place Nov. 8-11. Fishing hours will be from 6 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. each of the derby days. Prizes will be awarded with a grand prize for overall largest trout and division prizes for Senior, Adult and Youth for largest trout in each of those categories. Two additional prizes will be for the two daily largest trout. A prize will go out to the smallest trout caught at the derby and the first 15 tagged trout turned in will also receive a prize. All anglers must purchase a daily lake fishing permit and must be presented when weighing in a trout at the weigh station. There will be 4,500 pounds of trout stocked before the derby. Until then the catfish action has been fair on cut baits, and the bass remain pretty decent with some flurries of topwater or crankbait action. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: The catfish bite has been fair on cut baits. 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 bluegill in 12 to 20 feet of water. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Very light fishing pressure. The best action has been for redear and bluegill in Half Moon Cove and off the Fishing Float for anglers fishing red worms, meal worms, and small nightcrawlers. The bass bite continues to be fair throughout the day with pretty good action in the evenings on plastics and reaction baits. The first trout stocking will take place the week of November 10th and will include the largest stocking ever to start a season, 4,000 pounds of Sierra Bows and Nebraska Tailwalkers, with fish from two to 12 pounds. Trout season will officially kick off on Saturday, Nov. 15, and the lake will be closed Friday before the opener for the plants. 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: Good action on smaller crappie, but no other reports. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Oct
09

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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

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

EL CAPITAN: County staff checked 29 anglers who reported 86 bass and two channel 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. 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. 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: The county staff checked 18 anglers who had 27 bass and 14 bluegill. 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. 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: Catfish action has been fair to good on cut baits. Bass remain fair with some flurries of good topwater action early and late. Bluegill action is warming up with some up smaller sized fish off the piers near the weedy, covered areas of the lake. While opening day of trout season hasn’t been schedule yet, the first plant of the season is tentatively set for the end of October or early November, and the annual trout derby is tentatively scheduled for Veteran’s Day weekend November 8-11. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: The catfish bite has been fair on cut baits. 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 bluegill in 12 to 20 feet of water. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: The best action has been for redear and bluegill in Half Moon Cove and off the Fishing Float for anglers fishing red worms, meal worms, and small nightcrawlers. The bass bite continues to be fair throughout the day with pretty good action in the evenings on plastics and reaction baits. The first trout stocking will take place the week of November 10th and will include the largest stocking ever to start a season, 4,000 pounds of Sierra Bows and Nebraska Tailwalkers, with fish from two to 12 pounds. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: There has been a good catfish bite this past week with the best action on mackerel, bonito, and nightcrawlers, especially along the shoreline near the dam. Catfish to seven pounds reported this past week and five-fish stringer have been weighing from 12 to 15 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. No trout reported. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Good action on smaller crappie, but no other reports. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Sep
25

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: There were 74 anglers who landed 958 bass this past week. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: County staff checked 53 anglers who reported just 21 bass. Marina staff report fair to good bass action, but slower bluegill action this week. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: County staff checked 145 anglers who reported 381 bass to 5.93 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: County staff checked 154 anglers who reported 289 bass to five pounds and 54 bluegill to 1.2 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: County staff checked eight anglers who reported 29 bass to 4.3 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. 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 or marina reports. 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: County staff checked 30 anglers who reported 14 bass to 3.5 pounds, foru channel cats to 4.2 pounds, two carp to 4.7 pounds, and one 25-pound blue catfish. 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 to good on cut mackerel or chicken liver. The bass bite has been improving with the best action in the mornings and evenings. 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: Catfish action has been fair to good on cut baits. Bass remain fair with some flurries of good topwater action early and late. Bluegill action is warming up with some up smaller sized fish off the piers near the weedy, covered areas of the lake. While opening day of trout season hasn’t been schedule yet, the first plant of the season is tentatively set for the end of October or early November, and the annual trout derby is tentatively scheduled for Veteran’s Day weekend November 8-11. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: The catfish bite has been fair on cut baits. 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: Good catfish action with the morning, evening and night bites the best. Night fishing season has been extended through September this year, and there will be a plant the last week of September. Lanterns required after dark. The redear and bluegill continue to be good. The bass bite continues to be fair to good with boils in the early morning. The lake level lake will drop off and on until October. Trout season is set to begin Nov. 15. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The bass bite has been fair this past week mostly on plastics, nightcrawlers, with some topwater early and late. Catfish have been good on cut baits, especially shrimp and mackerel, with some nice stringers of five to 15 fish reported near the dam. Most in the two-pound class. 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, but the fish are getting tougher by the day with the warm weather and lack of plants. Catfish are pretty fair and a few bigger fish have been reported. The small crappie are showing in good numbers again. No recent DFW plants. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Sep
18

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: There were 41 anglers who landed 656 bass this past week. 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, while bluegill have slowed. Bass fair with a lot of crankbait and plastics fish. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: County staff checked 166 anglers who reported 270 bass to 11.21 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: County staff checked 85 anglers who reported 243 bass to 7.8 pounds, 36 bluegill, and three channel catfish. Marina staff report the heat has slowed most of the bites, except for fair action on smaller bass and a decent bite on 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: County staff checked three anglers who reported five bass. 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. 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: County staff checked 20 anglers who reported 33 bass and 10 bluegill. 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: County staff checked 31 anglers who reported 15 bass, eight bluegill to a pound, four carp to nearly nine pounds, and four channel catfish. 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 to good on cut mackerel or chicken liver. The bass bite has been improving with the best action in the mornings and evenings. Kevin Gallego, San Marcos, landed a 9-10 bass on a bladed swim jig, while Omar Martinez, Valley Center, had a 6-9 on a Senko. 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: Catfish action has been fair to good on cut baits. Bass remain fair with some flurries of good topwater action early and late. Bluegill action is warming up with some up smaller sized fish off the piers near the weedy, covered areas of the lake. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: The catfish bite has been fair on cut baits. 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: Good catfish action with the morning, evening and night bites the best. Night fishing season has been extended through September this year. Lanterns required after dark. The redear and bluegill continue to bite with some 25-fish limits caught over the weekend. The bass bite continues to be fair to good with boils in the early morning. The lake level lake will drop off and on until October. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The bass bite has been fair this past week mostly on plastics, nightcrawlers, with some topwater early and late. Storm Gardner, Potrero, landed a 3-14 bass fishing near the boat dock. Catfish have been good on cut baits, especially shrimp and mackerel, with some nice stringers of five to 15 fish reported near the dam. Most in the two-pound class. Ken Locke, Campo, had catfish at 11 and 10 pounds on bonito, while Dave MacGregor, Oceanside, landed a 7-2 on mackerel. 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, but the fish are getting tougher by the day with the warm weather and lack of plants. Catfish are pretty fair and a few bigger fish have been reported. The small crappie are showing in good numbers again. No recent DFW plants. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Sep
11

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: There were 49 anglers who landed 292 bass this past week. 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. Bluegill have slowed with spotty action off the fishing platform, but the bass action remains fair to good with fish to nine pounds reported in the past week. Carp are very good for the few anglers targeting the carp. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: County staff checked 33 anglers who reported 126 bass. 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. Catfish and bluegill have also been fair to good. 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: County staff checked 99 anglers who reported 365 bass to six pounds and 58 bluefill to a pound. Marina staff report the bluegill bite is fair to good on nightcrawlers, wax worms, meal worms, and crickets. Most are small. There is also a fair to good bass bite on shiners and nightcrawlers, and a good early morning surface bite. The catfish bite on most cut baits. Water level is rising. 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: County staff check five anglers who report nine bass to 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 county report. 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. Catfish are showing in the deep water off the points opposite the marina, mostly on cut baits. The bluegill bite is pretty good. 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: County staff checked 18 anglers who reported 40 bass, 20 bluegill, and one catfish at eight pounds. Marina staff report good bass action on drop-shot and Texas-rigged plastics and some topwater early and late. The catfish are fair go good around the docks and opposite the marina on cut baits. Bluegill are good, and some nice fish are showing. 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: County staff checked 35 anglers who reported 27 bass, seven carp, five channel cats, and four crappie. 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 to good on cut mackerel or chicken liver. The final plant of the season went in two weeks ago. 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: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: Catfish action has been good, especially during the night fishing sessions. Bass remain fair with some flurries of good topwater action early and late. Bluegill action is warming up with some up smaller sized fish off the piers near the weedy, covered areas of the lake. 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 four 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: Good catfish action with the morning, evening and night bites the best. Night fishing season has been extended through September this year. Lanterns required after dark. The redear and bluegill continue to bite with some 25-fish limits caught over the weekend. The bass bite continues to be fair to good with boils in the early morning. The lake level lake will drop off and on until October. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The bass bite has been fair this past week mostly on plastics, nightcrawlers, with some topwater early and late. Catfish have been fair to good on cut baits, especially shrimp and mackerel, with some nice stringers of five to 15 fish reported. Most in the two-pound class. 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, but the fish are getting tougher by the day with the warm weather and lack of plants. Catfish are pretty fair and a few bigger fish have been reported. The small crappie are showing in good numbers again. No recent DFW plants. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Sep
04

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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. Eddie Johnson, Compton, landed an 11-pound catfish on mackerel. Fair to good bluegill action off the fishing platform, and fair bass action with fish to eight pounds reported in the past week. 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. Catfish and bluegill have also been fair to good. 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, and a good early morning surface bite. The catfish bite on most cut baits. Water level is rising. 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. 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. Catfish are showing in the deep water off the points opposite the marina, mostly on cut baits. The bluegill bite is pretty good. 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. Marina staff report good bass action on drop-shot and Texas-rigged plastics and some topwater early and late. The catfish are fair go good around the docks and opposite the marina on cut baits. Bluegill are good, and some nice fish are showing. 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 ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The lake is now closed on weekdays, but it will remain open for weekends throughout the fall. Catfish are fair to good on cut mackerel or chicken liver. The final plant of the season went in two weeks ago. 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: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: Catfish action has been good, especially during the night fishing sessions. Bass remain fair with some flurries of good topwater action early and late. Bluegill action is warming up with some up smaller sized fish off the piers near the weedy, covered areas of the lake. 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 four 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: Very good catfish action over the holiday weekend after a 2,000-pound plant last week. Grace, Brain and Daniel Martin, along with Chris Flior, all from El Cajon, had 15 catfish that weighed a total of 60 pounds fishing mackerel near the Bird Trees. Shane Evans and Samuel Adams, both San Diego, fished Hermit Cove with nightcrawlers and landed a 35.5-pound stringer of cats. 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 this past week mostly on plastics, nightcrawlers, with some topwater early and late. Catfish have been fair to good on cut baits, especially shrimp and mackerel, with some nice stringers of five to 15 fish reported. Most in the two-pound class. 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, but the fish are getting tougher by the day with the warm weather and lack of plants. Catfish are pretty fair and a few bigger fish have been reported. The small crappie are showing in good numbers again. No recent DFW plants. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Aug
28

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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 with fish to eight pounds reported in the past week. 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. Catfish and bluegill have also been fair to good. 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, and a good early morning surface bite. The catfish bite on most cut baits. Water level is rising. 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. 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. DeAnn Mik, La Mesa, had four bass totaling 24.8 pounds, including fish at 11.2 and 8.5 pounds fishing near the pier with shiners. Catfish are showing in the deep water off the points opposite the marina, mostly on cut baits. The bluegill bite is pretty good. 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. Marina staff report good bass action on drop-shot and Texas-rigged plastics and some topwater early and late. The catfish are fair go good around the docks and opposite the marina on cut baits. Bluegill are good, and some nice fish are showing. Jack McLaughlin, 5, Del Mar, had a stringer of 15 bluegill to 3/4-pound off the fishing pier on red worms. 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 ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The lake will close on weekdays after Labor Day, as it does every year, and remain open for weekends only throughout the fall. Catfish are fair to good on cut mackerel or chicken liver. The final plant of the season went in two weeks ago. 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: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: Catfish action has been good, especially during the night fishing sessions. Bass remain fair with some flurries of good topwater action early and late. Bluegill action is warming up with some up smaller sized fish off the piers near the weedy, covered areas of the lake. 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 this 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 fair with plants this week and two weeks ago. 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. Catfish have been fair to good on cut baits, especially shrimp and mackerel, with some nice stringers of five to 15 fish reported. Most in the two-pound class. 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.

Aug
21

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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 with fish to eight pounds reported in the past week. Carp are very good for the few anglers targeting the carp. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: County staff checked 141 anglers and they reported 347 bass to 10.31 pounds. 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. Ken Jones, Carlsbad, had eight bass to 6-4 on large Kastmasters. Catfish and bluegill have also been fair to good. Jeff Riggs, San Diego, landed a 24-pound catfish to top off his five-fish, 85-pound stringer, all 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: County staff checked 85 anglers and they reported 296 bass to 5-7, 21 bluegill to 1-5, and 18 channel cats to 7-4. 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, and a good early morning surface bite. The catfish bite on most cut baits. Water level is rising. 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. 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. James Odom, La Mesa, had five bass to three pounds on plastics. Catfish are showing in the deep water off the points opposite the marina, mostly on cut baits. The bluegill bite is pretty good. 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. Marina staff report good bass action on drop-shot and Texas-rigged plastics and some topwater early and late. Grant Smith, San Diego, landed five bass for 14 pounds on Senkos and his best was a four-pounder. The catfish are fair go good around the docks and opposite the marina on cut baits. Bluegill are good, and some nice fish are showing. Jack McLaughlin, 5, Del Mar, had a stringer of 15 bluegill to 3/4-pound off the fishing pier on red worms. 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: County staff check 25 anglers and they reported 16 bass to 3-8, 18 bluegill to a pound, seven carp to 16-14, five crappie to 1-5, and one channel cat at 5-4. Lyle Daniels, Santa Ysabel, had carp are 16-14 and 14-2. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The lake will close on weekdays after Labor Day, as it does every year, and remain open for weekends only throughout the fall. Catfish are fair to good on cut mackerel or chicken liver. The final plant of the season went in two weeks ago. 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: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: Catfish action has been good, especially during the night fishing sessions. Bass remain fair with some flurries of good topwater action early and late. Bluegill action is warming up with some up smaller sized fish off the piers near the weedy, covered areas of the lake. 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 two and four 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 fair with plants last week and four weeks ago. Next plant will be next week. 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. Catfish have been fair to good on cut baits, especially shrimp and mackerel, with some nice stringers of five to 15 fish reported. Most in the two-pound class. 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.

Aug
14

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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. Eddie Johnson, Compton, had an 11-pound catfish on mackerel. 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. Rick Cooper, San Diego, had five bass for an 18.3-pound limit and his best fish was a four-pounder, caught on a crawdad. Catfish and bluegill have also been fair to good. John Taylor, Riverside, had 15 bluegill to 3/4-pound on red worms. 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, and a good early morning surface bite. The catfish bite on most cut baits. Water level is rising. 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. 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. Catfish are showing in the deep water off the points opposite the marina, mostly on cut baits. The bluegill bite is pretty good. 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. Marina staff report good bass action on drop-shot and Texas-rigged plastics and some topwater early and late. Carl Riggs, San Diego, had eight bass to three pounds on Senkos. The catfish are fair go good around the docks and opposite the marina on cut baits. Bluegill are fair to good, and some nice fish are showing. Timothy Owens, Carlsbad, landed six bluegill to 3/4-pound off the fishing pier on meal worms. 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 ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The lake will close on weekdays after Labor Day, as it does every year, and remain open for weekends only throughout the fall. Catfish are fair to good on cut mackerel or chicken liver. The final plant of the season went in two weeks ago. 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: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: Catfish action has been good, especially during the night fishing sessions. Bass remain fair with some flurries of good topwater action early and late. Bluegill action is warming up with some up smaller sized fish off the piers near the weedy, covered areas of the lake. 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 two and four 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 three weeks ago and another this week. 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. Matthew Harger, Morena Village, had a 4-10 bass on a plastics, while Matthew Macias, El Cajon, landed a 5-8 bass. Catfish have been fair to good on cut baits, especially shrimp and mackerel, with some nice stringers of five to 15 fish reported. Most in the two-pound class. Fred Jones, San Marcos, had cats at 6-3 and 4-5 on chicken liver and mackerel at the dam. 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.

Jul
31

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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 ssmith@sandiego.gov.

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.

Jul
17

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: County staff checked 50 anglers who reported 997 bass, three bluegill and one crappie. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: County staff checked 109 anglers who reported 180 bass, 17 crappie, eight channel cats. 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. Catfish and bluegill have also been fair to good. 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: County staff checked 63 anglers who reported 253 bass to 3.57 pounds, 29 bluegill to a pound, and five channel cats to 4.76 pounds. Marina staff report a very good catfish bite on most cut baits, and there is fair to good action for bluegill with wax worms and meal worms the top 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: County staff checked three anglers who reported five bass to 2.3 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 report this week. Bass have been fair to good with a lot of topwater early and late. Plastics also a good bet. Brandon Sommerville, Bonita, laned a 4-8 bass on a Roboworm fished drop-shot style. Catfish are showing in the deep water off the points opposite the marina, mostly on cut baits. The bluegill bite is pretty good. Danny Mascari, Jamul, landed nine bluegill with a total weight of 10 pounds and his best fish was a 1-4. 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: County staff checked 20 anglers who reported 36 bass and 11 bluegill. Marina reports good bass action on drop-shot and Texas-rigged plastics and some topwater early and late. The catfish are fair go good around the docks and opposite the marina on cut baits. 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: County staff checked 38 anglers who reports 40 bass to 3.65 pounds, 35 bluegill to a pound, nine channel cats to 4.55 pounds, seven carp to nearly four pounds, and five crappie to 1.25 pounds. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The catfish plant last week really turned on the bite on whiskerfish, especially along the west buoy line and off Crappie Rock. Cut mackerel and chicken liver have been the top baits. The weekend catfish derby was won by Ron Horner, Esconidod, with a 9-11 cat. The crappie fishing is experiencing a resurgence with good sized fish being caught in Oakvale and the vicinity of Crappie Rock on small finger jigs or live shiners. The bass bite are slow to fair with the best bite early and late in the day on crawdads, Shad Rap-style cranksbaits, or dark colored plastics. Also some topwater. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: DWF trout plant three weeks ago.

DIXON LAKE: Catfish season kicked off last week with the first plant of the season and there is weekly night fishing. Fair catfish action on cut baits. The bass bite has been fair on drop-shot plastics and reaction baits in the coves early and late in the day. Most have been smaller fish. Bluegill and catfish have been improving with the warmer weather with both fair now. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Bass fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits with some good reaction bait action early and late in the day. The catfish bite is improving on cut baits and the first plant of the season was slated for this Friday. 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: The catfish bite has been good, with a few limits for both shore and boat anglers this past week. Hermit’s Cove is the top spot for shore fisherman and Half Moon Cove produced the most cats for boaters. Most anglers reported at least one or two catfish. The redear bite is also been pretty good with a number of quality fish at a pound or better reported. A few bass showing along the shorelines early and late, and the bluegill are also being caught with the redears. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The bass are fair on topwater early and late and then plastics after. Travis Brieton, San Diego, landed a 7-15 bass on a Creature Bait, and Elizabeth Santos, El Centro, had a 5-6 bass. Jeffery Edman, El Centro, had a five-fish stringer that went 13-4, topped off with a 5-6 bass. Catfish are good with a few limits reported on cut baits. Dee Surgeon, Ocean Beach, landed an eight-pound cat on mackerel, while Raquel Hernandez, Ocean Beach, had an 8-9. Also good action on small bluegill and carp. Mark Sanchez, Spring Valley,landed a 6-5 carp. Still a few trout from deep water at the dam but the bite is tough. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Algae starting to build up and impeding fishing, but the trout bite is still good after a DFW trout plant last week. Catfish fair and quite a few bass showing early and late in the day. The bluegill and crappie bites slowed, however. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Jul
10

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: County staff checked 64 anglers who reported 571 bass, three bluegill and one crappie. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: County staff checked 76 anglers who reported 117 bass, seven channel cats, and five bluegill. 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: County staff checked 35 angler who reported 153 bass, six channel catfish, and one bluegill. The bass action has been very good with the marina staff reporting most good bass anglers are averaging 20 fish up to six pounds per day. Plastics have been good throughout the day, and there is a good topwater bite early and late. Catfish and bluegill have also been fair to good. 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 this week. Marina staff report a very good catfish bite on most cut baits, and there is fair to good action for bluegill with wax worms and meal worms the top baits. Bass fair and a few crappie are showing again. 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 this 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 report this week. Bass have been fair to good with a lot of topwater early and late. Plastics also a good bet. Matt Long, San Diego, landed an 8-4 bass on a drop-shot plastics. Catfish are showing in the deep water off the points opposite the marina, mostly on cut baits. A few crappie reported. 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: County staff checked 18 anglers who reported 22 bass and nine bluegill. Marina reports good bass action on drop-shot and Texas-rigged plastics and some topwater early and late. The catfish are fair go good around the docks and opposite the marina on cut baits. 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: County staff checked 45 anglers who reported 33 bass to 4.8 pounds, 32 bluegill to nearly a pound, seven crappie to 1.1 pounds, six carp to 4.5 pounds, and four channel cats to 4.85 pounds. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The catfish plant last week really turned on the bite on whiskerfish, especially along the west buoy line and off Crappie Rock. Cut mackerel and chicken liver have been the top baits. The crappie fishing is experiencing a resurgence with good sized fish being caught in Oakvale and the vicinity of Crappie Rock on small finger jigs or live shiners. The bass bite are slow to fair with the best bite early and late in the day on crawdads, Shad Rap-style cranksbaits, or dark colored plastics. Also some topwater. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: DWF trout plant three weeks ago.

DIXON LAKE: Catfish season kicked off Thursday this week with the first plant of the season. Night fishing will also begin that day. The cats have been spotty but a few are already showing on cut baits. The bass bite has been fair on drop-shot plastics and reaction baits in the coves early and late in the day. Most have been smaller fish. Bluegill and catfish have been improving with the warmer weather with both fair now. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Bass fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits with some good reaction bait action early and late in the day. The catfish bite is improving on cut baits and the first plant of the season was slated for this Friday. 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: The catfish bite was very good after the plant last week. There were a lot of limits for both shore and boats. Hermit’s Cove was the top spot for shore fisherman and Half Moon Cove produced the most cats for boaters. Most anglers reported at least one or two catfish. The redear bite is also been pretty good with a number of quality fish at a pound or better reported. A few bass showing along the shorelines early and late, and the bluegill are also being caught with the redears. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The bass are fair on topwater early and late and then plastics after. Catfish are good with a few limits reported. Also good action on small bluegill and carp. Still a few trout from deep water at the dam. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Algae starting to build up and impeding fishing, but the trout bite is still good after a DFW trout plant last week. Gleg Fleming, Temecula, had an 8-4 rainbow on worms at the Lone Pine Tree. Laurie Blasdale-Riley, Julian, had a 5-2 trout to top off a five-fish limit, all on PowerBait. Catfish fair and quite a few bass showing early and late in the day. The bluegill and crappie bites slowed, however. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Jun
27

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: County staff checked 131 anglers who reported 2,225 bass, 25 bluegill, and two crappie. 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 bass action. Carp are very good for the few anglers target the carp. Eddie Johnson, Compton, had two catfish to 16 pounds fishing mackerel in the narrows. Barney Cocker, Escondido, had five bass to five pounds fishing topwater lures, also in the narrows. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: County staff checked 93 anglers who reported 291 bass and five channel catfish. Top top bass was a 10.91-pounder that was part of a five-fish catch made by Mike and Jennifer Walsh, San Diego, that weighed a total of 27.34 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: County staff checked 73 anglers who reported 210 bass to five pounds, 20 bluegill to 1.4 pounds, seven channel cats and one 10-pound blue catfish. Marina staff report good action for bluegill with wax worms and meal worms the top 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: County staff checked 10 anglers who reported 36 bass to 4.2 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 available. 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: County staff checked 21 anglers who landed 43 bass and 11 bluegill. No marina report. 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: County staff checked 45 anglers who reported 54 bass, 36 bluegill to a pound, 16 carp, and nine channel cats to 4.2 pounds. Top bass was a 4.2-pounder caught by Marcus Green, Ramona. The top carp was a 5.5-pounder landed on a peanut butter ball by Hunter Vealencis, Ramona. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Overall, improving action and a the first plant of catfish is slated for next week. There will be a catfish derby 6 a.m. until midnight Saturday, July 5. The event will benefit the United States Navy Sea Cadet Corps. This is also free fishing day so no licenses are required that day. A few catfish are already showing on chicken liver or cut mackerel. The bass bite is fair with some good action early and late in the day. Best action near structure on crawdads, Shad Rap-style cranksbaits, or dark colored plastics. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: DWF trout plant two weeks ago.

DIXON LAKE: The bass bite has been fair on drop-shot plastics and reaction baits in the coves early and late in the day. Most have been smaller fish. A few trout continue to show from deep water. Bluegill and catfish have been improving with the warmer weather with both fair now. Catfish plants start July 10. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Bass fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits with some good reaction bait action early and late in the day. The catfish bite is improving on cut baits and the first plant of the season in July 11. 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: Overall fair action with a few catfish, bass, and bluegill showing. Trout slow, but few targeting the rainbows in deep water. Catfish plant next week, and catfish to 12 pounds have been reported. The best catfish action has been on cut baits at the bird trees. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The trout are still showing from deeper water at the dam, but few anglers are targeting the trout. The bass are fair on topwater early and late and then plastics after. Catfish are good with a few limits reported. Jeff Wolf and Billy Smith, both Lemon Grove, had 10 cats for a total weight of 21-2, all on chicken liver. Don Kolton, San Diego, had cats at 2-14 and 4-14 on nightcrawlers. Also good action on small bluegill and carp.
Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Trout action has been good with a lot of limits this past week. Jess Ranch plant this week and DFW trout went in last week. Some fish to six pounds reported. Crappie and bluegill are both very good, but most are very small. For the trout, the best action has been on a half-nightcrawler-PowerBait combo, but Mice Tails, and small jigs have also been good. Still few catfish reports. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Jun
19

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: County staff checked 121 anglers who reported 2,146 bass. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: County staff checked 63 anglers who landed 97 bass, 34 carp, and three channel catfish. Marina staff report good catfish action, fair to good bass action, and a good carp bite. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: County staff checked 56 anglers who reported 146 bass, eight channel catfish, six bluegill, and four crappie. The marina staff report fair to good bass action and improving catfish action. James Jones, Cardiff, had five bass to six pounds on nightcrawlers. 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: County staff checked 67 anglers who reported 205 bass to five pounds, 17 bluegill to 1.8 pounds, two crappie to 1.3 pounds, and two catfish to four pounds. Marina staff report good action for bass early and late in the day on live bait and plastics with some very good buzzbait action early. The bluegill action has also turned on with wax worms and meal worms the top 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: County staff checked just six anglers who reported just two bass to 3.2 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 report available. Marina staff report fair to good bass action on shiners, ripping spoons, and topwater baits. The bluegill bite is also good, mostly on nightcrawlers and red worms. A few catfish are showing, but light pressure on the cats. Helen Bates, San Diego, had eight crappie, including two at 1-8 each. 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: County staff checked 17 anglers who landed 52 bass and 11 bluegill. Concession staff report fair to good bass action on Senkos, drop-shot plastics, and jerk baits. The bluegill bite is good with some quality fish to a pound or better reported, but most are hand-sized or a little better. Catfish are also improving but getting little pressure. 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: County staff checked 53 anglers who reported 40 bass to 4.1 pounds, 57 bluegill to nearly a pound, 16 carp to five pounds, seven crappie to a pound, and five catfish to 4-8. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The bass bite is fair with some good action early and late in the day. Best action near structure on crawdads, Shad Rap-style cranksbaits, or dark colored plastics. There will be a July 5 catfish derby with fishing until midnight. The event will benefit the United States Navy Sea Cadet Corps. This is also free fishing day so no licenses are required that day. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: DWF trout plant last week.

DIXON LAKE: The bass bite has been fair on drop-shot plastics and reaction baits in the coves early and late in the day. Most have been smaller fish. A few trout continue to show from deep water. Bluegill and catfish have been improving with the warmer weather with both fair now. Catfish plants start July 10. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Bass fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits with some good reaction bait action early and late in the day. Trout action has been slow after the final plant of the season four weeks ago. A few from deep water. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: The second catfish plant of the season was last week, and catfish to 12 pounds have been reported in a fair to good bite. Quite a few limits posted. Bass and panfish are fair, but no trout were reported (the first week that’s happened this year). Top catches included a limit of channel cats landed by Mike Cameron, Brawley, with a total weight of 23 pounds, including one at 6-12. Juan Herrera, El Cajon, landed a 5-12 channel. The best catfish action has been on cut baits at the bird trees. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The trout are still showing from deeper water at the dam, but few anglers are targeting the trout. Joe Barton, El Cajon, had a 3-6 rainbow on a plastic worm, while Nyko Alvarez, Corona, landed a 1-2 trout on mackerel. The bass are fair on topwater early and late and then plastics after. Catfish are good with a lot of limits reported this past week. Dave Thomas, San Diego, had a 10-pound stringer of cats, while A.J.
Pfishter, Lake Elsinore, landed a 2-10 cat to top off his stringer. Best action in Horseshoe Cove. Also good action on small bluegill and carp.
Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Trout action has been good and Jess Ranch trout went in Tuesday last week, including some trophy to eight pounds, and the DFW was slated to add rainbows this week. Crappie and bluegill are both very good, but most are very small. For the trout, the best action has been on a half-nightcrawler-PowerBait combo, but Mice Tails, and small jigs have also been good. Still few catfish reports. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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