BARRETT: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.
HODGES: There were 103 anglers this past week and they reported landing 124 bass, 26 crappie, and six channel catfish. Information: 760-432-2023.
EL CAPITAN: The bass bite has been very good with a few crappie and catfish being landed. Scott Wingo, San Diego, won San Diego Hookers two-day tournament of champions with a two-day total of 26.4 pounds of bass for 10 fish. His big fish was a 4.3-pounder. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.
LOWER OTAY: There were 109 anglers this past week and they reported 356 bass to four pounds and 23 crappie to 1.87 pounds. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.
UPPER OTAY: There were three anglers checked who reported three bass to 2.13 pounds. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed, but anglers can still walk in. Lake information: 619-465-3474 (recording) or 619-397-5212 (concession) or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.
MURRAY: The bass action has been good. Hunter Glasper, San Diego, had bass at eight and four pounds on shiners, while Andrew Radcliff, San Diego, landed five bass topped by a five-pounder, all on crawdads. Chelsea, Benton, San Diego, caught four bass to four pounds on Senkos wacky rigged. DFW trout plant next week and three weeks ago. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.
MIRAMAR: There were 17 anglers checked who reported 47 bass and five rainbow trout. DFW trout plants next week and three weeks ago. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.
SUTHERLAND: There were 53 anglers checked and they reported 21 bass to 4.2 pounds, eight crappie to two pounds, four carp, and four bluegill to a pound. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or email@example.com.
WOHLFORD: The trout bite has been fair to good, but the warm weather has moved the fish toward the deeper water in the west end of the lake. Oakvale Cove and Point west of the Senior Shoreline have been the top spots. Kevin Pahl, Carlsbad, landed an 8-9 rainbow on an inflated nightcrawler in Boat Dock Cove. Plants were last Wednesday and the next is slated for Mach 25. The bass action is also good with the fish in full-spawn mode. Lots of fish on beds, and plastics have been a top bet. A few crappie and bluegill are showing. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com
DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.
DIXON LAKE: The bass are moving shallow for the spawn and the bite has been fair to good, with most fish showing on plastic worms. The trout bite has also continued good with a lot of limits of fish averaging 1-8 to two pounds following last week’s plant. Next plant will be March 25. Les and John Crine, Escondido, had 10 trout for a total weight of 19.5 pounds fishing nightcrawlers at the buoy line. Top spots were Pier No. 1 and the Jack Creek area. Nightcrawlers, mini jigs, and gold and silver spinners have been the best baits. Fair catfish action, and some panfish are starting to show. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.
POWAY: The bass bite has really taken off as the fish move tight for the spawn. Lots of three to five-pound fish showing along the eastern shore, and the best in the past week was an 11-pounder. The trout action also remains good, and a plant was slated for Wednesday this week. Top rainbow reported was a nine-pound Tailwalker caught by Nik Ounsy, San diego, on a Rat-L-Trap. Anglers are reminded that bass are all catch-and-release March 1 through May 31. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.
JENNINGS: The trout bite slowed down this past week due to record temperatures. The warm weather drove the trout to deeper water. A 1,000-pound plant of Lightning Trout is slated for this week. The best action has been Cactus Patch, Half Moon Cove, and Sentry Point with the fish showing in 20 to 30 feet of water on nightcrawlers, PowerBait, Power Worms, and small trout jigs. The bass bite is also good with the fish flooding into the shallows and making beds near shallow cover. The best bite has been on drop-shotted plastics and small jigs. A few redear are also showing. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.
MORENA: The trout bite was just fair this past week. Top spots have been between the boat docks and Geezer Cove. Bass are improving with fair to good action for anglers fishing plastics, swimbaits, or jigs. The fish are moving into the spawn. A couple in the five-pound class this past week. Catfish, bluegill, and crappie mostly slow. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.
CUYAMACA: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago, and Mt. Lassen trout went in two weeks ago, and Jess Ranch trout were planted last week. Overall, just fair trout action. Other species are slow, too. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.
HENSHAW: No reports. Information: 760-782-3501.