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Mar
09

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Poway received trout last week and will get fish again next week. Dixon Lake received a 1,500-pound plant this week and should get an equal amount next week. Jennings was planted with 1,700 pounds last week. Wohlford was on the docket to get 1,500 pounds this wekk. Cuyamaca is scheduled to get a 1,200-pound plant this week.

DFW trout plants for two weeks ago included Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lake Murray, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir. No plants this week, but Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir are on the list for next week.

FISHING UPDATE: The bass fishing is breaking wide open with the warm weather as the fish move shallow for the coming spawn. There has been a major movement of fish on most the county’s lakes. Lower Otay has been particularly good, but San Vicente and Jennings are also really turning on. Even with the uptick in bass fishing, trout remain a good bet with many lakes getting weekly stocks or plants alternating weeks. Top bets for trout are Dixon and Jennings, but Poway and Wohlford are good bets. Cuyamaca is fair. The panfish bites are mostly off, but a few bluegill and crappie continue to show from Otay.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff surveyed 16 anglers at El Capitan this past week and they landed 34 bass. At Miramar, 16 anglers checked had 46 bass to 14.8 pounds. At Lower Otay, 80 anglers reported 310 bass to five pounds and 19 crappie. At Sutherland, 34 anglers had three bass.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Miramar, Joe Ahrens, Mira Mesa, caught and released a 14.8-pound largemouth bass. At San Vicente, Matt Green, El Cajon, caught and released eight bass to 5-8 on Senkos, with the big one in the Kimball Arm. At Jennings, Dave Wolsast, Santee, and Jim Rogers, Clairemont, had a 21-pound, 10-trout stringer with the top rainbow a three-pounder.

BARRETT: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Closed until spring. Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.
UPPER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474. Concession: 619-397-5212.

MURRAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Concession: 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Lake information: 760-839-4346 or www.wohlfordlake.com.

DIXON: Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Mar
02

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Poway was slated to get a trout plant this week and March 15. Dixon Lake received a 1,500-pound plant this week and should get an equal amount next week. Jennings is slated for a 1,700-pound plant this week and it received 1,500 pounds last week, including some fish to 10-pounds-plus. Wohlford also received 1,500 pounds last week and is slated for another 1,500-pound plant March 8. Cuyamaca is scheduled to get a 1,200-pound plant next.

DFW trout plants for last week included Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lake Murray, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir. No plants this week.

FISHING UPDATE: The bass fishing continues to improve throughout the region, with many fish moving into shallower water in a major pre-spawn movement of fish. Lower Otay has been particularly good, but San Vicente is also really turning on. Even with the uptick in bass fishing, trout remain the best bet with many lakes getting stocks alternating weeks. Top bets for trout are Dixon and Jennings, but Poway and Wohlford are good bets. Cuyamaca is fair. The panfish bites are mostly off, but a few bluegill and crappie continue to show from Otay.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff surveyed 17 anglers at El Capitan this past week and they landed 37 bass. At Hodges, 75 anglers checked reported just eight crappie and seven bass. At Miramar, 13 anglers checked had 35 bass to 3.85 pounds. At Lower Otay, 79 anglers reported 324 bass, 27 bluegill, and 15 crappie.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Wohlford, Evan Esancy, Maine, landed a 12-8 rainbow on a nightcrawler. Tim Arnold, Fallbrook, had a 12-6 on a crankbait at the east buoys. Lastly, an 8-3 bass was caught by Jason Kordan, Torrance, on a swimbait off Bass Point. At Jennings, Chris Moll, Lakeside, had two rainbows at 6-8 and 5-12, both on mini jigs near the boat dock. At Murray, Damien Alton, San Diego, had a 1.5-pound bluegill on a nightcrawler from Cowles Bay.

BARRETT: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Closed until spring. Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.
UPPER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474. Concession: 619-397-5212.

MURRAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Concession: 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Lake information: 760-839-4346 or www.wohlfordlake.com.

DIXON: Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Feb
16

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Poway received 1,500 pounds this week, and this plant included trophy fish. It will be planted again March 1 and 15. Dixon Lake had a 1,500-pound plant last week and will stocked with an equal amount of fish next week. Jennings was stocked last week and will get another 1,500 pounds next week. Wohlford was planted with 1,500 pounds of trout last week and will get trout again Feb. 22. Cuyamaca was planted with 1,200 pounds Tuesday this week.

There are no DFW trout plants for this week, but trout were planted last week at Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lake Murray, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir.

FISHING UPDATE: Warm weather this past week sparked the bass fishing throughout the region, with many fish caught in shallower water and on more active baits. The best, however, is still in deeper water on plastics, jigs, jigging spoons, or live bait. Even with the uptick in bass fishing, trou8t remain the best bet with many lakes getting stocks alternating weeks. Top bets for trout are Poway (trophy fish this week), Cuyamaca, with Dixon, Jennings, and Wohlford the next best bets. Top bets for bass remain Lower Otay, San Vicente, Murray, and El Capitan. The panfish bites are mostly off, but a few bluegill and crappie continue to show from Otay.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff surveyed 19 anglers at El Capitan this past week and they landed 32 bass. At Hodges, 53 anglers checked reported just 11 bass, three crappie, and one channel catfish. At Miramar, 15 anglers checked had 44 bass to 4.25 pounds. At Lower Otay, 50 anglers landed 136 bass to four pounds, 36 crappie, 30 bluegill to 1-8, and two channel catfish.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Wohlford, Suzanne Jakovac, Escondido, had a 10.7-pound rainbow on green PowerBait in Oakvale Cove, while Allen Reyes, Escondido, topped off his 11.9-pound limit of rainbows with a four-pounder.

BARRETT: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Closed until spring. Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.
UPPER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474. Concession: 619-397-5212.

MURRAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Concession: 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Lake information: 760-839-4346 or www.wohlfordlake.com.

DIXON: Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Feb
09

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Poway received a 3,000 pound plant last week for the Youth Fishing Derby and 1,500 pounds two weeks ago. There will be another 1,500-pound plant next week. At Lake Jennings, there will be a 1,700-pound plant this week for Kid’s Day on Saturday. At Wohlford, there will be a 1,500-pound plant this week. Dixon Lake is slated to get a 1,500-pound plant this week. Lake Cuyamaca is scheduled to be planted with 1,200 pounds next week from Jess Ranch, and it was planted with the same amount last week. Morena received a private plant two weeks ago, and it is slated to get more Feb. 20 and March 6.

DFW trout plants are slated for Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lake Murray, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir this week. The DFW also planted these lakes two weeks ago.

Lake Jennings will have a Kid’s Day Feb. 11 where kids 10 and under fish free and get to catch one fish each from the kid’s pond. For information, call 619-390-1300.

FISHING UPDATE: Fishing success remains just fair at most waters across the county. Trout have been the best bet with regular plants going in a most lakes. Top bets for trout are Poway, Wohlford, Dixon, Cuyamaca, and Jennings. The best action is always within the first few days after a plant. Light fishing pressure due to rain has concentrated more fish in the lakes, and most now have good holdover populations that are dispersed throughout the lake. The bass action has been slow to fair at most waters. Lower Otay, San Vicente, Murray, and El Capitan remain decent bets for bass, with most of the fish showing in deep water on shiners, plastics, and jigs. The panfish bites are mostly off, but a few bluegill and crappie continue to show from Otay, and Murray continues to have a few quality bluegill being caught.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff surveyed 19 anglers at El Capitan this past week and they landed 37 bass. AT Hodges, 136 anglers checked reported just 10 bass. At Miramar, 14 anglers checked had 35 bass to 3.8 pounds. At Lower Otay, 76 anglers landed 148 bass, 28 crappie, and nine bluegill.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Murray, Clayton Conner, Santa Monica, had a six-pound largemouth on a shiner. Poncho Guiverra, Hemet, landed three bluegill to 1.5 pounds.

BARRETT: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Closed until spring. Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.
UPPER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474. Concession: 619-397-5212.

MURRAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Concession: 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Lake information: 760-839-4346 or www.wohlfordlake.com.

DIXON: Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Jan
26

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: This week’s municipal or private plants include the following. Anglers should check with individual waters to make sure plants went is as scheduled. Because of weather there may be delays in the stockings. Poway was scheduled to receive 1,500 pounds of trout this week, including trophy fish. It is also slated to get a double plant (3,000 pounds) February 1. Lake Wohlford is slated to received 1,500 pounds of rainbows. Dixon Lake is also scheduled to get 1,500 pounds of trout this week. While Lake Jennings was scheduled to get a 1,500-pound plant this week, this plant has been postponed until next week because of weather in Idaho is making a trout delivery this week impossible. Lake Cuyamaca received a 1,200-pound plant of Jess Ranch rainbows two weeks ago, and the next plant is next week, also from Jess Ranch. Morena is scheduled to receive private plants of trout this week and the weeks of Feb. 20 and March 6.

DFW trout plants this week are slated for Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lake Murray, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir. These lakes were also stocked by the DFW two weeks ago.

Lake Jennings will have a Kid’s Day Feb. 11 where kids 10 and under fish free and get to catch one fish each from the kid’s pond.

FISHING UPDATE: Rain has put a damper on fishing all across the county, and most waters have turned murky. This last storm slowed even the trout bite, but some spots are still fair. Top bets this week are Poway, Wohlford, Dixon, Cuyamaca, and Poway. The best action is always within the first few days after a plant, but most of the lakes have pretty good holdover populations now, provided decent action throughout the week. The bass action has been slow to fair at most waters. Lower Otay, San Vicente, and El Capitan remain decent bets for bass, with most of the fish showing in deep water on shiners, plastics, and jigs, but the cold, wet weather has continued to slow all the bite. The panfish bites are really slowing down, but the Lower Otay crappie bite refuses to go away.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff surveyed 20 angles at Lake Murray over the past week and they reported catching just a single crappie. At Lower Otay, 80 anglers were checked and they reported 353 bass, 153 crappie, 64 bluegill, and five channel catfish to 23 pounds.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At San Vicente, Anthony Noy, San Diego, landed a 30-pound blue catfish. At Murray, Mike Strongbow, San Diego, landed a nine-pound bass on a swimbait, while Keith Johnston, San Diego, landed a 14-pound catfish on mackerel off the fishing pier.

BARRETT: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Closed until spring. Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.
UPPER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474. Concession: 619-397-5212.

MURRAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Concession: 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Lake information: 760-839-4346 or www.wohlfordlake.com.

DIXON: Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Dec
01

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Trout plants have begun or will be beginning soon at most waters in the region. Dixon’s 38th Annual Trout Derby will be this weekend, Dec. 2-4. The lake will be planted with 6,000 pounds of trout this week before the derby. The lake was also planted with 1,500 pounds of Nebraska Tailwalkers this past Tuesday, and 4,500 pounds two weeks ago. There were a number of trophy fish planted for this weekend’s derby. The lake is closed to fishing until 6 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2. In addition to state fish this week, Lake Cuyamaca received 1,200 pounds of Jess Ranch trout last week. The next plant of Jess Ranch rainbows will be Dec. 20. Poway will also begin its trout season Dec. 1 with a 3,000-pound plant of Nebraska Tailwalkers. There will also be 1,500 pound plants Dec. 14 and 28, with trophies in the plant on the 28th. Wohlford’s first plant of the season will be a 6,000-pound stock on Dec. 10. Jennings was slated to receive 1,500 pounds of trout from Wright’s Rainbows this week, and 10 percent of each plant consists of trophy fish. Lake Morena received its first private stock Nov. 18. This week DFW plants are slated for Cuyamaca, Murray, and Morena. Last week, state trout were planted at Chollas Park Lake, Lindo Lake.

FISHING UPDATE: Trout action is beginning to sizzle all over the county with trout plants finally starting. Top bets this week are Dixon, Jennings, and Cuyamaca, in about that order. The bass action has been fair at most waters. San Vicente remains probably the best bet for bass with most of the fish showing from 10 to 35 feet of water on shiners, plastics, and jigs. The panfish bites are really slowing down, but a few bluegill are still showing at Jennings and Murray and a few crappie from Lower Otay. Jennings and Murray have continued to have a fair catfish bites. Jennings is best on cut baits or nightcrawlers in Half Moon and Sentry coves, while Murray is best in the afternoons off the fishing pier.

FISH COUNTS: Not available.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Lake Murray, Jason Contreras, San Diego, landed an eight-pound largemouth in Padre Bay on a swimbait. Alicia Hamilton, San Diego, had 25 bluegill and redear (a limit), all caught on red worms in San Carlos and the top fish was a two-pounder.

BARRETT: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474. Concession: 619-397-5212.

MURRAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Concession: 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Lake information: 760-839-4346 or www.wohlfordlake.com.

DIXON: Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Nov
24

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Trout plants have begun or will be beginning soon at most waters in the region. This week DFW plants are slated for Chollas Park Lake, Lindo Lake. They went into Lake Murray last week. Jennings received its first plant of the season last week when 2,100 pounds of rainbows went in, and the next plant will be next week (1,500 pounds). Lake Cuyamaca received Jess Ranch trout this week. Lake Dixon received its first plant last Wednesday, a 4,500-pound plant of Nebraska Tailwalkers, and 1,500 pounds went in Tuesday this week. Dixon will be closed to fishing Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 after that week’s plant in preparation for the 38th Annual Dixon Lake Trout Derby Dec. 2-4. Poway will also begin its trout season Dec. 1 with a 3,000-pound plant of Nebraska Tailwalkers. There will also be 1,500 pound plants Dec. 14 and 28, with trophies in the plant on the 28th. Wohlford’s first plant will be a 6,000-pound stock on Dec. 10.

FISHING UPDATE: Trout action is beginning to sizzle all over the county with trout plants finally starting. Top bets this week are Dixon, Jennings, and Cuyamaca, in about that order. The bass action has been fair at most waters. San Vicente remains probably the best bet for bass with most of the fish showing from 10 to 35 feet of water on shiners, plastics, and jigs. Panfish bites are also still fair with some flurries of very good action, but they are starting to slow as nights and waters cool. The panfish bites are really slowing down, but a few bluegill are still showing at Jennings and Murray and a few crappie from Lower Otay. Jennings and Murray have continued to have a fair catfish bites. Jennings is best on cut baits or nightcrawlers in Half Moon and Sentry coves, while Murray is best in the afternoons off the fishing pier.

FISH COUNTS: At El Capitan, 54 anglers checked reported 132 bass. At Miramar, 16 anglers reported 45 bass to 4.1 pounds and six bluegill to a pound. At Murray, 27 anglers reported just two bass. At Lower Otay, 90 anglers reported 251 bass to 3.5 pounds, 20 crappie, and eight bluegill. Counts not available for other lakes. Hodges, Barrett, and Sutherland are closed for the season. A Lake Jennings, David Corrales, City Heights, landed five rainbows to two pounds

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At San Vicente, Kennis Kolender, San Diego, caught a 64-2 blue catfish on a bass jig. At Murray, Kevin Hart, San Carlos, landed a 9-8 bass on a swim bait from Padre Bay. At Wohlford, Mike Hernandez, Valley Center, caught and released a 6.8-pound bass bass throwing a swimbait off the Senior Shoreline. At Dixon Lake, Spencer Ayala, Escondido, landed an 11-pound trout on a trout jig in Trout Cove.

BARRETT: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474. Concession: 619-397-5212.

MURRAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Concession: 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Lake information: 760-839-4346 or www.wohlfordlake.com.

DIXON: Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Nov
03

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Catfish plants are done for the year, and trout plants don’t begin until November at most waters. Lake Cuyamaca received its third plant of the season last week with a 1,200-pound plant of rainbows from Jess Ranch (there were two plants in September). Lake Dixon will get its first trout plant with a 4,500-pound plant of Nebraska Tailwalkers slated for November 16. Lake Jennings announced its trout season will begin Nov. 19 after a 1,700-pound plant of rainbows from Idaho. Poway will also begin its trout season in ìlate November.î Other lakes will be announcing schedules soon. Hodges closed until spring on Oct. 30. Sutherland and Barrett are closed until next year.

FISHING UPDATE: Overall, the bass action has been fair at most waters. San Vicente remains probably the best bet for bass with most of the fish showing from 25 to 35 feet of water on shiners, plastics, and jigs. Panfish bites are also still fair with some flurries of very good action, but they are starting to slow as nights and waters cool. While getting light pressure, the bluegill are best at Lower Otay, San Vicente, and Murray, and there appeared to be a budding crappie bite at Hodges, but that lake closed Sunday. Jennings has continued to have a fair catfish bite on cut baits or nightcrawlers in Half Moon and Sentry coves. The trout bite at Cuyamaca is improving with the cooler weather.

FISH COUNTS: At El Capitan, 60 anglers checked reported 114 bass to 6.56 pounds. At Hodges, there were 79 anglers checked and they reported just 30 bass and 22 crappie. At Miramar, 15 anglers reported 46 bass to 4.10 pounds and five bluegill to a pound. At Lower Otay, 63 anglers reported 252 bass to 4.6 pounds, 203 bluegill to a pound, and one 102.9-pound blue catfish. Counts not available for other lakes. Hodges, Barrett, and Sutherland are closed for the season.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: This was a week of huge catfish. At Lower Otay Reservoir, a 102.9-pound blue catfish was caught and released by Noy Vilanysane, San Diego, while fishing a four-inch grub on eight-pound test. At Wohlford, Paul Eddo, Escondido caught a 44.5-pound blue using cut mackerel. At San Vicente, Kevin Crutcher, San Diego, had 10 bluegill, including a 2.68-pounder, while Tom Minka, El Cajon, landed a 2.77-pound redear. At Murray, Todd Chambers, San Diego, had a 25 bluegill and redear to 2.6 pounds, all on wax worms.

BARRETT: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474. Concession: 619-397-5212.

MURRAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Concession: 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Lake information: 760-839-4346 or www.wohlfordlake.com.

DIXON: Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Oct
28

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Catfish plants are done for the year, and trout plants don’t begin until November at most waters. Lake Cuyamaca received its third plant of the season on Tuesday with a 1,200-pound plant of rainbows from Jess Ranch (there were two plants in September). Lake Dixon will get its first trout plant with a 4,500-pound plant of Nebraska Tailwalkers slated for November 16. Lake Jennings announced its trout season will begin Nov. 19 after a 1,700-pound plant of rainbows from Idaho. Poway will also begin its trout season in ìlate November.î Other lakes will be announcing schedules soon. Hodges closes until spring on Oct. 30. Sutherland and Barrett are closed until next year.

FISHING UPDATE: Overall, the bass action has been fair to good at most waters. San Vicente remains probably the best bet for bass with most of the fish showing from 25 to 35 feet of water on shiners, plastics, and jigs. Panfish bites are also still fair with some flurries of very good action, but they are starting to slow as nights and waters cool. While getting light pressure, the bluegill are best at Lower Otay, San Vicente, and Murray. Jennings has continued to have a fair catfish bite on cut baits or nightcrawlers in Half Moon and Sentry coves. The trout bite at Cuyamaca is improving with the cooler weather.

FISH COUNTS: At El Capitan, 19 anglers checked reported 31 bass. At Hodges, there were 78 anglers checked and they reported just 18 bass and two crappie. At Miramar, 15 anglers reported 53 bass to 4.25 pounds and 11 bluegill to a pound. At Lower Otay, 49 anglers reported 167 bass to six pounds and 78 bluegill to a pound. Counts not available for other lakes. Barrett and Sutherland are closed for the season.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Lake Morena, Stephen Washer, San Diego, landed a 7-7 bass on a swimbait.

BARRETT: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474. Concession: 619-397-5212.

MURRAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Concession: 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Lake information: 760-839-4346 or www.wohlfordlake.com.

DIXON: Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Oct
13

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Catfish plants are done for the year, and trout plants don’t begin until November at most waters.

FISHING UPDATE: In most of the lakes in this region, the action has taken taken marked downward turns over the past week to 10 days. While bass and bluegill bites are still the best bets, both slowed in recent day. Catfish remain slow to fair, but some quality fish are starting to show. Top bet for bass remains San Vicente, which has been very good on two to four-pound bass with some bigger. Best bite on plastics fished in 12 to 30 feet of water. Also some nice bluegill showing and some catfish. Wohlford, Lower Otay, Jennings, and El Capitan are all slow to fair on the bass with light fishing pressure. For bluegill and/or redear, Miramar, Poway, Dixon, Jennings, and Lower Otay all have fair bluegill bites, mostly on smaller fish right now, with red worms, crickets, meal worms, and nightcrawler pieces the best baits.

FISH COUNTS: At El Capitan, 61 anglers reported 85 bass. At Miramar, 16 anglers reported 27 bass to 3.95 pounds and six bluegill to 1-10. At Hodges, 60 anglers caught 23 bass and three channel catfish. At Murray, 27 anglers reported just five bluegill. Counts not available for other lakes. Barrett and Sutherland are closed for the season.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Murray, Kate Henderson, San Diego, had 13 bluegill to 1 1/2-pounds on red worms off the fishing pier. There was an unverified report of a 90-pound blue catfish at San Vicente

BARRETT: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474. Concession: 619-397-5212.

MURRAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Concession: 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Lake information: 760-839-4346 or www.wohlfordlake.com.

DIXON: Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Oct
06

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Catfish plants are done for the year, and trout plants don’t begin until November at most waters.

FISHING UPDATE: In most of the lakes in this region, the bass and bluegill bites are still the best bets, while catfish have been fair. Top bets for bass include the newly opened San Vicente which has been very good on two to four-pound bass with some bigger. While not as hot as opening weekend, the bite is still good. Also some nice bluegill showing and some catfish. Barrett, Wohlford, Lower Otay, Jennings, and El Capitan are all fair on the bass with light fishing pressure. For bluegill and/or redear, Miramar, Poway, Dixon, Jennings, and Lower Otay all have fair to good bluegill bites, mostly on smaller fish right now, with red worms, crickets, meal worms, and nightcrawler pieces the best baits. There has been a good carp bite at Lake Morena for anglers fishing dough baits. At Cuyamaca, trout fishing is very spotty. Jennings has been producing a few catfish limits each week in a pretty fair bite.

FISH COUNTS: At Barrett, 24 anglers reported 250 bass. At El Capitan, 54 anglers reported 114 bass. At Miramar, 13 anglers reported 25 bass to 4-10 and eight bluegill to little over a pound. At Sutherland, 30 anglers reported 31 bass to 2-8 and 11 bluegill. Counts not available for other lakes.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Murray, Angelica Moreno, had 20 bluegill and redear to two pounds fishing red worms off the fishing pier.

BARRETT: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml, Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474. Concession: 619-397-5212.

MURRAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Concession: 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Lake information: 760-839-4346 or www.wohlfordlake.com.

DIXON: Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Sep
29

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Trout plants don’t begin until November at most waters.

FISHING UPDATE: In most of the lakes in this region, the bass and bluegill bites are still the best bets, while catfish have been fair. Top bets for bass include the newly opened San Vicente followed by Barrett. Wohlford, Lower Otay, Jennings, and El Capitan are all a few notches below. There is generally pretty fair topwater action early in the day and then the fish move deeper and show on live shiners (where legal), nightcrawlers, or plastics. For bluegill and/or redear, Poway, Dixon, Jennings, and Lower Otay have fair to good bluegill bites, mostly on smaller fish right now, with red worms, crickets, meal worms, and nightcrawler pieces the best baits. There has been a good carp bite at Lake Morena for anglers fishing dough baits. At Cuyamaca, trout fishing is very spotty. Jennings has been producing a few catfish limits each week in a pretty fair bite.

FISH COUNTS: At the San Vicente opening week, there were 346 anglers checked and they reported 4,173 bass to seven pounds, 33 bluegill, 11 channel catfish, and two redear. At Barrett, 27 anglers reported 535 bass. At El Capitan, 104 anglers reported 171 bass. At Hodges, 65 anglers reported 49 bass. At Miramar, 12 anglers reported 40 bass to 4 1/2 pounds and six bluegill to a pound. At Sutherland, 31 anglers reported 20 bass and six bluegill. Counts not available for other lakes.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At San Vicente, Ryan Crandell, Moreno Valley, had bass to seven pounds opening day. Mikee and Barbara Hernandez, Poway, reported catching four to six-pounders ìall dayî opening Thursday, along with a pile of smaller fish. Andre Casey Smith, San Diego, reported a 30-pound, five-fish limit in the first two hours of fishing opening day.

BARRETT: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml, Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474. Concession: 619-397-5212.

MURRAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Concession: 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Lake information: 760-839-4346 or www.wohlfordlake.com.

DIXON: Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Sep
08

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: San Vicente Reservoir will reopen to the public Sept. 22. Reservations have been issued through Ticketmaster for the first week. Call Ticketmaters or the city lakes for information on reservations. Jennings final 2,000-pound catfish plant of the season went in last week. There will be a Kid’s Fishing Derby Sept. 24. It is open to kid up to 15 and trout will be planted prior to the event.

FISHING UPDATE: In most of the lakes in this region, the bass and bluegill bites are still the best bets, while catfish have been fair. Top bets for bass include Barrett, Wohlford, Lower Otay, Jennings, and El Capitan. There is generally pretty fair topwater action early in the day and then the fish move deeper and show on live shiners (where legal), nightcrawlers, or plastics. For bluegill and/or redear, Poway, Dixon, Jennings, and Lower Otay have fair to good bluegill bites, mostly on smaller fish right now, with red worms, crickets, meal worms, and nightcrawler pieces the best baits. There has been a good carp bite at Lake Morena for anglers fishing dough baits. At Cuyamaca, trout fishing is very spotty.

FISH COUNTS: Not available this week.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Lake Jennings, Manuel Cardozo, with help from his son Alan, both Lakeside, landed a 46.3-pound catfish on mackerel from the shore in Half Moon Cove. At Wohlford, Tim Sitola, Oceanside, caught and released a 9.35-pound bass drop-shotting a six-inch plastic worm west of the senior shoreline. At Murray, Michael Stilson, Illinois, landed 20 bluegill and redear up to three pounds on red worms in Del Cerro Bay, while David Connery, San Diego, had five catfish to 13 pounds in Cast Cove on mackerel and shrimp.

BARRETT: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml, Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474. Concession: 619-397-5212.

MURRAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Concession: 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Lake information: 760-839-4346 or www.wohlfordlake.com.

DIXON: Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Sep
01

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: San Vicente Reservoir will reopen to the public Sept. 22. Reservations have been issued through Ticketmaster for the first week. Jennings final 2,000-pound catfish plant of the season was slated foir this week. There will be a Kid’s Fishing Derby Sept. 24. It is open to kid up to 15 and trout will be planted prior to the event.

FISHING UPDATE: In most of the lakes in this region, the bass and bluegill bites have been the best bet, while catfish have been fair. Top bets for bass include Barrett, Wohlford, Lower Otay, Jennings, and El Capitan. There is generally pretty fair topwater action early in the day and then the fish move deeper and show on live shiners (where legal), nightcrawlers, or plastics. For bluegill and/or redear, Poway, Dixon, Jennings, and Lower Otay have fair to good bluegill bites, mostly on smaller fish right now, with red worms, crickets, meal worms, and nightcrawler pieces the best baits. There has been a good carp bite at Lake Morena for anglers fishing dough baits. At Cuyamaca, trout fishing is very spotty.

FISH COUNTS: At Barrett Lake, there was no report for this past week. At El Capitan, there were 68 anglers checked who reported 132 bass. At Hodges, there were 85 anglers and they had 85 bass and eight channel catfish. At Mirimar, the 21 anglers checked had 46 bass to 4.55 pounds, six bluegill to a pound, and one redear sunfish. At Murray, there was no count. At Lower Otay, there were 119 anglers checked and they landed 220 bass to five pounds and 249 bluegill to 1.25 pounds. At Sutherland, there were 27 anglers who landed 18 bass, 10 bluegill, and three channel catfish to 15 pounds.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Morena, Trevor Elliott, Campo, landed an 7-12 catfishing fishing a nightcrawler from shore. At Jennings, Josh Wilson, El Cajon, had a seven-pound catfish. At Murray, Nate Coleman, Chula Vista, landed an eight-pound bass on a shiner, while Jason Contreras, San Diego, caught three catfish to nine pounds on shrimp.

BARRETT: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml, Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474. Concession: 619-397-5212.

MURRAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Concession: 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Lake information: 760-839-4346 or www.wohlfordlake.com.

DIXON: Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Aug
18

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Still no news on when San Vicente Reservoir is expected to reopen. There is apparently an issue with the docks that is keeping the lake from opening. At Dixon Lake, catfish plants went in Aug. 5 and Aug. 12. Jennings is scheduled to get 1,000 pounds of cats this week.

FISHING UPDATE: In most of the lakes in this region, the bass and bluegill bites have been the best bet, with the lakes planted with catfish reporting good action on the cats. Top bets for bass include Barrett, Wohlford, Lower Otay, Jennings, and El Capitan. There is generally pretty fair topwater action early in the day and then the fish move deeper and show on live shiners (where legal), nightcrawlers, or plastics. For bluegill and/or redear, Poway, Dixon, Jennings, and Lower Otay have fair to good bluegill bites, mostly on smaller fish right now, with red worms, crickets, meal worms, and nightcrawler pieces the best baits. There has been a good carp bite at Lake Morena for anglers fishing dough baits.

FISH COUNTS: At Barrett Lake, 59 anglers checked had 2,497 bass. At El Capitan, 25 anglers checked had 49 bass. At Hodges, there were 108 anglers checked and they had 131, 10 bluegill, and five channel catfish. At Mirimar, the 19 anglers checked had 49 bass to 4-9 and eight bluegill to nearly a pound. At Murray, 30 anglers checked had 25 bluegill. At Lower Otay, there were 139 anglers checked and they landed 414 bass to 13.44 pounds, 356 bluegill to 1.84 pounds, three crappie, and two channel catfish. At Sutherland, there were 29 anglers checked and they landed 33 bass and 11 bluegill.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Wohlford, Taylor Gomez of the U.S.S. Erie stationed at the 32nd St. Naval Base caught and released a 10.95-pound bass on a plastic salamander fishing from a boat east of the Senior Shoreline. At Murray, Alex Dempsey, Virginia, had 25 bluegill to 2-8, all on wax worms in San Carlos.

BARRETT: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml, Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474. Concession: 619-397-5212.

MURRAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Concession: 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Lake information: 760-839-4346 or www.wohlfordlake.com.

DIXON: Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.