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May
26

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Still no news on when San Vicente Reservoir is expected to reopen. It was supposed to open this spring, but spring is almost past. All the construction and infrastructure work is done, and the lake is full. It appears the wait is on the City of San Diego to simply open the gates. Cuyamaca is still getting trout plants twice a month with double plant slated for this week (private and DFW rainbows). It probably has the best trout action in the county. At Dixon, catfish plants begin in July. Wohlford will also have catfish plants beginning in July. Jennings will start its catfish stocking season May 27, with its first plant that week. DFW trout plants this week at Cuyamaca and Doane Pond. Most of the action has been for bass with a few catfish and bluegill starting to show.

The bass bite remains strong across the region. Top bets include Wohlford, Lower Otay, and El Capitan. But Barrett is the top spot. This past week, there were 223 anglers at Barrett and they reported 980 bass and 100 bluegill — down from last week, but still very good.

There has been a good carp bite at Lake Morena for anglers fishing dough baits.

Top bass: There was a 13.3-pounder reported at Lower Otay, and Austin Stallings, 13, Ramona, had a 3.5-pound largemouth on a crankbait from Sutherland.

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.

May
12

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Frustratingly, still no news on when San Vicente Reservoir is expected to reopen. The word is that it will happen later this spring or early summer. More as details are available. Cuyamaca is still getting trout plants twice a month with fish planted this week. It probably has the best trout action in the county. Dixons last trout plant was three weeks ago and catfish plants begin in July. Wohlford will also have catfish plants beginning in July. Jennings will start its catfish stocking season May 27, with its first plant that week. No DFW plants this week. With trout plants winding down, most of the action has been for bass with a few catfish and bluegill starting to show.

Top trout this past week: At Wohlford, the few trout that remain have migrated west into cooler, deeper water. This is where Rickey Kihle, San Marcos, was fishing PowerBait at the west buoy line to landed a 9.65-pound rainbow.

Top bass this past week: At Morena, Brad Ludwig, San Diego, caught a seven-pound bass while fishing for catfish with mackerel from shore.

Other species reports: At Wohlford, Wendell Jackson, Escondido, weighed in a 1.75-pound crappie he caught in Boat Dock Cove on a live golden shiner. A Morena, Abdulazeez Ismael, El Cajon, landed three carp with a total weight of 17-6, all on dough baits from shore.

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.

May
05

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Still not news on when San Vicente Reservoir is expected to reopen. The word is that it will happen later this spring or early summer. More as details are available. Cuyamaca is still getting trout plants twice a month with fish planted last week and scheduled for next week. It probably has the best trout action in the county. Dixon’s last trout plant was two weeks ago and catfish plants begin in July. Wohlford will also have catfish plants beginning in July. Jennings will start its catfish stocking season May 27, with its first plant that week. No DFW plants this week. With trout plants winding down, most of the action has been for bass with a few catfish and bluegill starting to show.

Top trout this past week: At Cuyamaca, Ballie Boyd, Poway, had a 13-pound rainbows on PowerBait in Pump House Cove. Reggis Thomas, Chula Vista, landed an 11-pounder, while Justin Bishop, San Diego, landed a 10-4 rainbow to top off his 16-pound limit. At Dixon Lake, the top trout in the Kiwanis Derby two weeks ago was a 12-12 landed by Sean Sanders, Escondido.

Top bass this past week: At Wohlford, Dana Rogers, Valley Center, landed a 6.85-pound largemouth on a Senko.

BARRETT: Closed. 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.

Apr
21

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: The biggest news is that San Vicente Reservoir is expected to reopen later this spring after major dam and facility work. More as details are available. Lake Dixon will have its annual Kiwanis Derby this weekend with a major trout plant just before the event. Cuyamaca has been a hot bet with good trout action. The rainbow action continues to be fair at Jennings, but its last plant of the season was a couple of weeks ago. Wohlford and Dixon are generally getting 1,500-pound plants alternating weeks, with each receiving a plant this week. Poway received 1,500 pounds of Tailwalkers last week. DFW trout went in last week at Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lake Jennings, Lake Mirimar, Lake Murray, Lake Wohlford, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir this week.

Other than trout bites, there is a generally good bass bite throughout the region as the fish move up into the shallows for the spawn. Lots of small male bass in the catch.

Top trout this past week: At Wohlford, Antonio Ramirez, Escondido, had a 12.9-pound trout on a nightcrawler-PowerBait combo. At Cuyamaca, Mike Eggars, Ramona, had a 7-8 rainbow this past week. He’s landed five other fish over 10 pounds so far this month.

Top bass this past week: At Lake Wohlford, Tim Sitola, Oceanside, had a 9.65-pound bass.

BARRETT: Closed. 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.

Apr
07

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: The biggest news is that San Vicente Reservoir is expected to reopen later this spring after major dam and facility work. More as details are available. Lake Dixon will have its annual Kiwanis Derby April 23-24 with a major trout plant just before the event. The rainbow trout action continues to be fair to good at lakes getting planted with private hatchery fish, but the season is winding down. Jennings remains among the top spots with weekly stocks, but Jennings received its last plant of the season this week — 1,000 pounds of Sierra Bows. Cuyamaca has been as good as Jennings and it will get trout alternating weeks through June 21, getting 1,000 pounds of Jess Ranch trout next week. A lot of limits reported at both lakes. Wohlford and Dixon are generally getting 1,500-pound plants alternating weeks, with each receiving a plant this week. Poway received 1,500 pounds of Tailwalkers last week. No DFW has plants scheduled for this week.

Other than trout bites, there is a generally good bass bite throughout the region as the fish move up into the shallows for the spawn. Lots of small male bass in the catch. The crappie bite at Hodges came back on this past week, but it is getting light pressure. The bluegill and redear are starting to show at Miramar and Murray.

Top trout this past week: There was an 11-6 rainbow caught at Lake Dixon by Alexander Kawasaki, Torrance, on a white PowerWorm from Trout Cove. At Wohlford, Marijan Mutijevic, Escondido, had a 9.55-pound rainbow on green PowerBait in Oakvale Cove. At Cuyamaca, Kevin O’Kesson, Ramona, landed a nine-pound rainbow using a nightcrawler-PowerBait combo.

Top bass this past week: A five-pound bass was landed by Austin Stallings, Ramona, fishing a Senko at El Capitan Reservoir. It was the best fish of his five-fish catch.

Other species: None reported.

BARRETT: Closed. 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.

Mar
30

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: The biggest news is that San Vicente Reservoir is expected to reopen later this spring after major dam and facility work. More as details are available. The rainbow trout action continues to be fair to good at lakes getting planted with private hatchery fish. Jennings remains among the top spots with weekly stocks, getting 1,000 pounds trout last week, this week, and next week. Top spot has been the Hermit Cove buoy line for boat anglers or the old boat ramp for shore anglers. A lot of limits reported. Wohlford and Dixon are generally getting 1,500-pound plants alternating weeks, with each receiving a plants last week and next week. Poway received 1,500 pounds of Tailwalkers Wednesday this week. Cuyamaca is also getting plants every two weeks with 1,100 pounds of Mt. Lassen trout last week, including 500 pounds of trophy fish. No DFW has plants scheduled for this week.

Other than trout bites, there is a generally good bass bite throughout the region as the fish move up into the shallows for the spawn. Lots of small male bass in the catch. The crappie bites are all slow to fair with only a handful of fish reported at Hodges and El Capitan this past week. The bluegill and redear are starting to show at Miramar and Murray.

Top trout this past week: The biggest fish came from Lake Cuyamaca this past week with a 13-pounder landed by Mark McCall, Lakeside, leading the parade. Brandon Sawyer, Descanso, had a 12-8 top off his four-fish stringer that also included six and four pounders. Rod Forrester, San Diego, landed an 11-12 At Poway, Michael Irey, San Diego, landed an 11-4 rainbow on garlic PowerBait combined with a green trout worm at the east end of the log boom. Shawn Armstrong, Poway, had a 10-pound rainbow, while Alex Kopischke, Poway, had a nine-pounder. At Wohlford, Mario Livigni, Escondido, landed a 7-9 trout on chartreuse PowerBait in Oakvale Cove. At Jennings, Rick Jones, Lakeside, topped off his limit with a 5-4 rainbow on garlic PowerBait.

Top bass this past week: At Wohlford, Mike Hernandez, Valley Center, landed a 9-9 on a swimbait off the south shore rock pile. At El Capitan, Randy Robertson, Ramona, caught a seven-pound largemouth.

Other species: Delaney LaMoulie, Fallbrook, had five carp weighing a total of 14-2 fishing bread dough in El Capitan this past weekend. Michelle Downing, San Diego, had eight redear to a half-pound using red worms fishing at Lake Murray’s fishing pier.

BARRETT: Closed. 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.

Mar
04

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: The rainbow trout action continues to be fair to good (and sometimes excellent) at lakes getting planted with private hatchery fish. Jennings is the top dog in plants with weekly stocks, getting 1,000 pounds this week after a skip week last week. Wohlford and Dixon are getting plants alternating weeks, with each receiving a plants last week and next week. Poway is slated to get 3,000 pounds this week. Poway is now closed on Mondays and Tuesdays to boating and fishing. Cuyamaca is also getting plants every two weeks with 1,000 pounds of Jess Ranch trout last week and 1,100 pounds of Mt. Lassen trout March 8. There are no DFW plants scheduled for last week or this week. Last state plants were four weeks ago at Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lake Jennings, Lake Miramar, Lake Murray, Lake Wohlford, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir.

Other than trout bites, there is a generally good bass bite throughout the region thanks to the unseasonably warm weather. The bass have moved into the shallows in a major pre-spawn movement of fish. There is also a fair to good crappie bite at Lake Hodges and a few slabs showing at El Capitan and Lower Otay.

Top fish this past week: On Friday (Feb. 26) a 16 1/4-pound largemouth bass caught at Lake Wohlford by Greg Springer, Vista, The warming water temperatures have turned on the bass bite off the south shore rock pile. He was throwing a swimbait from shore when he caught the biggest bass landed at Wohlford in over 15 years. It could easily end up being the biggest bass landed in Southern California this year. And speaking of bass, at Poway, Mitch Philips, Clairemont, landed a five-pounder.

On the trout front, at Morena Lake, James Drzewiecki and Tim Ruth, both El Cajon, had a 17-12 stringer of rainbows topped off with a 6-8. All were caught on chartreuse PowerBait near the dock. At Cuyamaca, Dave Miller, San Diego, had stringers two days this past week. The first had trout to 8-8 and on the second his best fish was a 7-4. All were caught on garlic and corn PowerBait dipped in Pautzke’s liquid krill scent. Mark Van Keuren, Alpine, landed a seven-pounder on a Power Worm.

BARRETT: Closed. 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.

Feb
18

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

TOP NEWS: The rainbow trout action continues to be good at lakes getting planted with private hatchery fish. Jennings is the top dog in plants. It was planted with 2,000-pounds of rainbows last week, including some trophy fish to eight pounds or better, with another 1,000-pounds this week. Wohlford and Dixon are getting plants alternating weeks, with each receiving a plant last week and next week.

Top fish this past week: At Jennings, Geoff Pierce, San Diego, was fishing with a Dimiki lure in Half Moon Cove when he caught a nine-pound bass. Robert Daoud, San Diego, landed an 8-2 wiper on a jerk bait, a lake record. At Morena: Dan Deen, Campo, had a 5-4 rainbow on a nightcrawler. A Wohlford, top trout was a 10-4 caught on a Kastmaster in by Joey Goswick, Escondido. At Murry, Jake Weakley, Carlsbad, landed a 13-11 bass on a swimbait.

DFW stocking news: No DFW plants scheduled for this week, but Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lake Jennings, Lake Miramar, Lake Murray, Lake Wohlford, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir were all planted last week.

BARRETT: Closed. 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.

Feb
04

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

TOP NEWS: With trout plant season in full swing across San Diego county, the best rainbow action continues to be at lakes getting planted with private hatchery fish. Jennings is the top dog in plants. It was planted with 2,000-pounds of rainbows last week with another 2,500-pounds is slated for this week. Wohlford is getting plants alternating weeks, with one last week and another scheduled for next week. Other lakes getting private plants every two weeks include Dixon, also which had plants last week and will get them again next week. Poway’s 21st Annual Youth Fish Derby is this Saturday and the lake is closed to fishing and boating this week (Feb. 1-5). The lake will receive a 3,000-pound trout plant before the derby.

Top fish this past week: At Poway, an 11-pound rainbow was landed John Thomas, San Diego, fishing at the buoy line with a mini jig.

DFW stocking news: There are no DFW plants in San Diego County this week.

BARRETT: Closed. 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: 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.

Jun
25

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: There were 155 anglers checked and they reported 1,830 bass. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: There were 47 anglers checked and they reported 65 bass, 23 channel catfish, two crappie, and one blue catfish. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 83 anglers checked and they reported 346 bass, 18 bluegill, and five 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: There were 172 anglers checked and they reported 332 bass, 51 bluegill and one channel catfish. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: No anglers reported. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed, but anglers can still walk in. Lake information: 619-465-3474 (recording) or 619-397-5212 (concession) or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

MURRAY: There were 49 anglers this past week checked who reported 65 bluegill. The marina reports fair bass action with a decent surface and reaction bite early and then a decent live bait and plastic bite. The redear and bluegill bite is fair to good on worms with some limits reported this week. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: There were 17 anglers checked this past week and they reported 39 bass and 22 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: No report. 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 has been good on smaller fish to three pounds with the action up early in the day and then in deeper water. Cranks best early and then plastics. Some nice crappie were caught again this past week. Catfish fair to good in most coves. The catfish derby will not be held this year. Trout slow. For information contact the Ranger Staton at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com.

DOANE POND: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago.

DIXON LAKE: Catfish are fair to good on shrimp in Whisker Bay. Bass are fair with plastics, nightcrawlers, and trout swimbaits the best bet. Top bass was a 9.2-pounder landed by Hudson Sherr, San Marcos, on a swimbait, while Victor Betancourt, Escondido, landed an 8.75-pounder. Information: 760-839-4680 or visit www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: The bass action has been good with a lot of two-pound class fish on plastics and swimbaits, especially along the eastern shore and the fishing pier. Catfish are pretty fair on cut baits at the log boom and fishing pier Very slow trout action in the deeper parts of the lake for boat anglers. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: The catfish bite has been good after plants this week and two weeks ago. A few fish topping six pounds reported, but most two to four pounds. The best bite has been in deeper water on mackerel, chicken liver, or dough baits. Bass are fair to good but most of the fish are small, under three pounds, and showing on reaction baits or plastics. Some panfish. Trout very slow. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The bass action has been fair to good with some quality fish reported. The best bite has been on swim baits for bigger fish, but plastics, nightcrawlers, smaller reaction baits, and jigs have all be getting fish. Some catfish showing on cut baits and this bite is improving with the warmer weather, but the bluegill, crappie, and carp bites are all still off. 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.

Jun
11

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: No report. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

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

EL CAPITAN: No report. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: No report. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: No report. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed, but anglers can still walk in. Lake information: 619-465-3474 (recording) or 619-397-5212 (concession) or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

MURRAY: The marina reports fair bass action with a decent surface and reaction bite early and then a decent live bait and plastic bite. Nick Bap, San Diego, had four bass to four pounds on shiners in Del Cerro, while Brandon Mauk, San Diego, landed a six-pounder on a swim bait in Padre. The redear and bluegill bite is fair to good on worms with some limits reported this week. Austin Michaels, San Diego, caught and released a two pound redear on a red worm off the fishing pier. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: No report. 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 report. 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 has been good on smaller fish to three pounds with the action up early in the day and then in deeper water. Cranks best early and then plastics. Some nice crappie were caught this past week with the fog/cloud cover. Miles Palmore, San Diego, had 21 crappie on shiners with some to nearly two pounds. Catfish fair to good in most coves. The catfish derby will not be held this year. Trout slow. For information contact the Ranger Staton at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com.

DOANE POND: DFW trout plant this week.

DIXON LAKE: Catfish are fair to good on shrimp in Whisker Bay. Yuangui Sun, San Diego, caught a 14-11 catfish on a nightcrawler in Trout Cove. Isaac, Joseph, and Benjamin Magana, all San Diego, had a stringer of catfish to 3-3. Bass are fair with plastics, nightcrawlers, and trout swimbaits the best bet. Mike Dispensiero, San Marcos, landed a 6-5 bass on a trout swimbait near the boat dock. Trout very slow with only the odd fishing showing from deep water. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: The bass action has been good with a lot of two-pound class fish on plastics and swimbaits, especially along the eastern shore and the fishing pier. Catfish are pretty fair on cut baits at the log boom and fishing pier. The first catfish stock is set for Friday with night fishing to start after that. Very slow trout action in the deeper parts of the lake for boat anglers. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: The catfish bite has been good after plant three weeks ago and last week. A few fish topping six pounds reported, but most two to four pounds. The best bite has been in deeper water on mackerel, chicken liver, or dough baits. Bass are fair to good but most of the fish are small, under three pounds, and showing on reaction baits or plastics. Some panfish. Trout very slow. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The bass action has been fair to good with some quality fish reported. The best bite has been on swim baits for bigger fish, but plastics, nightcrawlers, smaller reaction baits, and jigs have all be getting fish. Some catfish showing on cut baits and this bite is improving with the warmer weather, but the bluegill, crappie, and carp bites are all still off. 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.

Jun
05

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: There were 192 anglers checked this past week and they reported 3,250 bass. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: There were 91 anglers checked this past week and they reported 66 bass, two crappie, and one channel catfish. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 64 anglers checked this past week and they reported 189 bass, 10 channel catfish, and six blue cats. 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 77 anglers checked this past week and they reported 212 bass and 77 bluegill. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: There were one angler checked who reported no fish. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed, but anglers can still walk in. Lake information: 619-465-3474 (recording) or 619-397-5212 (concession) or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

MURRAY: There were 49 anglers checked who reported one 6-8 bass. The marina reports fair and improving bass action on live shiners, swimbaits, and plastics, and the redear and bluegill bite is fair to good on worms. John Lopez, San Diego, had eight redear to a pound on wax worms off the pier. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: There were 19 anglers checked and they reported 37 bass and eight 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: There were 21 anglers checked and they reported 21 bass to 4.15 pounds, eight crappie to two pounds, and three bluegill 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 to good with mostly 1-8 to two-pound bass on plastics, reaction baits, and nightcrawlers. Justin Peterson, Valley Center, caught and released an 8-4 bass on a black plastic in Boat Dock Cove. Crappie improved with fair action this past week on small jigs and small shiners. A few redear and bluegill are showing, and the catfish bite is improving on chicken liver and mackerel. The trout bite has slowed way down with only the odd fish still showing from deeper water along the south shoreline, Oakvale Cove, and west of the Senior Shoreline. For information contact the Ranger Staton at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com.

DOANE POND: No recent DFW trout plants.

DIXON LAKE: Catfish are fair to good on shrimp in Whisker Bay. Isaac, Joseph, and Benjamin Magana, San Diego, had a stringer of cats with fish to 3-3. Bass fair to good on plastics, nightcrawlers, and increasingly on reaction baits. Mike Dispensiero, San Marcos, landed a 6-5 bass on a trout swimbait near the boat dock. The trout bite has been very slow for anglers fishing PowerBait or inflated nightcrawlers dressed up with garlic scent. Jack Creek Cove, Whisker Bay, and Pier No. 1 have been the top spots, but the action is best in the deeper water off these spots. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: The bass action has been good with a lot of two-pound class fish on plastics and swimbaits, especially along the eastern shore and the fishing pier. Catfish are pretty fair on cut baits at the log boom and fishing pier. The first catfish stock is set for June 12 with night fishing to start after that. Very slow trout action in the deeper parts of the lake for boat anglers. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: The catfish bite has been good with the opening plant of 2,800 pounds two weeks ago and another plant of 1,000 pounds this week. A few fish topping six pounds reported, but most two to four pounds. The best bite has been in deeper water on mackerel, chicken liver, or dough baits. Bass are fair to good but most of the fish are small, under three pounds, and showing on reaction baits or plastics. Some panfish. Trout very slow. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The bass action has been fair to good with some quality fish reported. The best bite has been on swim baits for bigger fish, but plastics, nightcrawlers, smaller reaction baits, and jigs have all be getting fish. Tommy Bossard, Jacumba, had a seven-pound bass on a swimbait, while Derek Boster, Spring Valley, landed bass at 6-2 and 3-5 on cranks. Some catfish showing on cut baits and this bite is improving with the warmer weather, but the bluegill, crappie, and carp bites are all still off. 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.

May
28

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: There were 241 anglers checked this past week and they reported 4,295 bass. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: There were 128 anglers checked this past week and they reported 124 bass to 7-13 and 12 crappie. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: No report. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: There were 84 anglers checked this past week and they reported 369 bass, 12 bluegill to a pound, and one 12-pound blue cat. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: There were two anglers checked and they reported three bass to 2.53 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 city report. The marina reports slow to fair bass action on live shiners, swimbaits, and plastics, and the redear and bluegill bite is fair to good on worms. Kashan Brown, Los Angeles, had eight bluegill and redear to a pound on wax worms off the fishing pier. Michelle West, San Diego, had a pair of bass to four pounds. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: There were 21 anglers checked and they reported 43 bass and eight 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: There were 46 anglers checked and they reported 45 bass to 4.3 pounds, 11 crappie to 2.2 pounds, and one carp at 3.55 pounds. 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 to good with mostly 1-8 to two-pound bass. Crappie improved with fair action this past week on small jigs and small shiners. A few redear and bluegill are showing, and the catfish bite is improving on chicken liver and mackerel. The trout bite has slowed way down with only the odd fish still showing from deeper water along the south shoreline, Oakvale Cove, and west of the Senior Shoreline. For information contact the Ranger Staton at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW trout plants.

DIXON LAKE: Catfish are fair on shrimp in Whisker Bay. Bass fair to good on plastics, nightcrawlers, and increasingly on reaction baits. The trout bite has been slow to fair for anglers fishing PowerBait or inflated nightcrawlers dressed up with garlic scent. Jack Creek Cove, Whisker Bay, and Pier No. 1 have been the top spots, but the action is best in the deeper water off these spots. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: The bass action has been good with a lot of two-pound class fish on plastics and swimbaits, especially along the eastern shore and the fishing pier. Anglers are reminded that all bass are catch-and-release through May 31. Catfish are pretty fair on cut baits at the log boom and fishing pier. The first catfish stock is set for June 12 with night fishing to start after that. Very slow trout action in the deeper parts of the lake for boat anglers. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Bass are fair to good on plastics fished drop-shot style around any structure. Night fishing season started last week and the first catfish plant of the season went in for the holiday weekend. Fair to good catfish action on cut baits. Trout action remains slow to fair in deep water along the buoy line. Sit-in kayaks are also now allowed on the lake (no inflatables) and they must be at least 10 feet long. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The bass action has been fair to good with some quality fish reported. The best bite has been on swim baits for bigger fish, but plastics, nightcrawlers, smaller reaction baits, and jigs have all be getting fish. Some catfish showing on cut baits and this bite is improving with the warmer weather, but the bluegill, crappie, and carp bites are all still off. 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.

May
14

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: There were 252 anglers were checked this past week and they reported 3,546 bass. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

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

EL CAPITAN: There were 89 anglers checked this past week and they reported 174 bass, 21 crappie, and six channel cats. 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 87 anglers checked this past week and they reported 179 bass to 4.2 pounds and 51 bluegill to 1.3 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 two anglers checked and they reported five bass to 2.6 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: There were 25 anglers checked this past week and they reported catching six bass to three pounds. The marina reports good bass action on live shiners, swimbaits, and plastics, and the bluegill bite is excellent on worms. Jason Helk, San Diego, caught three bass to eight pounds fishing shiners off Padre Point. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: There were 18 anglers checked and they reported 38 bass and three 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: There were 33 anglers checked and they reported 36 bass, three bluegill to nearly a pound, and three crappie to 2.15 pounds. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: There is still a fair trout bite along the south shoreline, Oakvale Cove, and west of the Senior Shoreline. PowerBait and inflated nightcrawlers have been the best bet. Toby Ravago, Escondido, had five rainbows with a total weight of 8-9, all on rainbow PowerBait in Oakvale. The bass bite is fair to good with mostly 1-8 to two-pound bass, however, Mike Hernandez, Valley Center, had an 8-5 bass in Boat Dock Cove on a plastic. Crappie improved with fair action and fish to 2-15 reported this past week. A few redear and bluegill are showing, and the catfish bite is improving on chicken liver and mackerel. For information contact the Ranger Staton at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago.

DIXON LAKE: The trout bite has been for anglers fishing PowerBait or inflated nightcrawlers dressed up with garlic scent. Jack Creek Cove and Pier No. 1 have been the top spots, but the action is best in the deeper water off these spots. Catfish are fair on shrimp in Whisker Bay. Bass fair, but most of the fish are small. Water levels will be adjusted down two to three feet within the next two weeks to assist in removing unnecessary vegetation near spillways. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Slow trout action in the deeper parts of the lake for boat anglers. The bass action has been good with a lot of two-pound class fish. Anglers are reminded that all bass are catch-and-release through May 31. Catfish are pretty fair on cut baits with fish to five pounds reported this week. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Trout action remains fair in deep water along the buoy line. Robert Burke, San Diego, had a 6-12 rainbow on a Panther Martin in Hermit Cove. Bass are fair to good on plastics fished drop-shot style around any structure. Night fishing season starts May 22 (the lake will open 4 p.m. that day). Sit-in kayaks are also now allowed on the lake (no inflatables) and they must be at least 10 feet long. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The trout bite has been fair at the dam and between the boat docks on inflated nightcrawlers, PowerBait, and MiceTails. DFW trout plant last week. Bass are fair too good with the best bite on plastics and reaction baits. Lots of fish up chasing baitfish. Bass at 11 and 10 pounder were caught by one angler and fish at eight and seven pounds by another, both who wanted to remain anonymous. Tommy Bossard, Jacuma, wasn’t so shy about reporting his 9-8 bass on a swimbait. Carp are very good, especially on dough baits. Catfish fair on cut baits, while bluegill and crappie are spotty. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: While the trout action has been slowing down, some bigger fish have shown over the past two weeks. Best was a 14-pounder landed by Dave Contreras, Ramona, on a Super Duper at the dam. Stephan Guilhot, France, landed an 11-12, while Michael Chang, San Diego, caught an 11-pound even rainbow. Jason Wilson, Santee, had a 10 pounder. Bass are fair to good on plastics, nightcrawlers, and reaction baits. A few catfish are showing, and the bite on small crappie is good. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Apr
30

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: The lake reopens this week. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: There were 186 anglers checked this past week and they reported 110 bass, 21 crappie, nine bluegill, five carp, and two channel catfish. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 66 anglers checked this past week and they reported 255 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 46 anglers checked this past week and they reported 121 bass to four pounds. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: There was one angler checked and he reported one 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: There were 99 anglers checked this past week and they reported catching 52 bass and five bluegill. DFW trout plants last 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 20 anglers checked and they reported 39 bass to six pounds. DFW trout plants last week and three weeks ago. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

SUTHERLAND: There were 30 anglers checked and they reported 24 bass, six bluegill to nearly a pound, and three crappie to 2.1 pounds. Trevor Field, Escondido, landed a 5.35-pound bass on a Brush Hog. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Final trout plant of the season went in last week. The bite has been spotty with the fish heading to the cooler, deeper parts of the lake, with fish showing on trolled baits or PowerBait fished on long, light leaders. The bass action has been pretty good on crawdads, plastics, and reaction baits. The crappie bite has been fair early in the morning around much of the lake. Only a few catfish and bluegill are showing. For information contact the Ranger Staton at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago.

DIXON LAKE: The 18th Annaul Trout Derby was won by a 9.21-pound rainbow caught by Robert Gomez, Escondido. Overall, the fishing was good with a lot of limits reported and quite a few bigger fish after the 4,500-pound stocking last week. The best action has continued to be off Pier 1, Whisker Bay, and Jack Creek Cove. The bass action has also continued fair to good, mostly on plastics and reaction baits. Fair action on catfish, and more bluegill are starting to be caught. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Slow to fair trout action after the final plant of the season threeweeks ago. The best bite has been in the deeper parts of the lake for boat anglers and the occasional limit is still coming in. The bass action has been good with a lot of two-pound class fish. Anglers are reminded that all bass are catch-and-release through May 31. Catfish are pretty fair on cut baits with fish to five pounds reported this week. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: The trout bite was fair over the weekend after the last plant of the season last week. The best action has been the buoy line and in Half Moon Cove on PowerBait and inflated nightcrawlers. Cactus Patch, Hermit Cove, and Eagle Cove have also produced fish. The bass bite is also good on drop-shotted plastics and small jigs. The redear bite is also starting to kick into gear. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The trout bite has been slow to fair with the best bite from the rental boat dock to the courtesy dock. DFW trout plant last week. Bass have been fair to good with some nice largemouth reported. Plastics, reaction baits, and jigs have all been producing the bass. A few catfish showing on cut baits, while the bluegill and crappie remain slow. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: DFW trout plant last week. A double load of Mt. Lassen rainbows went in two weeks ago. The trout bite has been good with a lot of limits reported and some some bigger fish. A few catfish are starting to show. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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