BARRETT: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.
HODGES: Closed for the season. Information: 760-432-2023.
EL CAPITAN: There were 58 anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported 102 bass to three pounds, 10 crappie and four blue catfish. Kim King, Houston, landed a 42.55-pound blue cat on mackerel in the north arm. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.
LOWER OTAY: No report. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.
UPPER OTAY: No report. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed, but anglers can still walk in. Lake information: 619-465-3474 (recording) or 619-397-5212 (concession) or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.
MURRAY: No county or marina reports, but the first DFW trout plant of the season is set for this week. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.
MIRAMAR: No report. First DFW trout plant of the season set for this week. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.
SUTHERLAND: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or email@example.com.
WOHLFORD: The lake is now closed on weekdays, but it will remain open for weekends throughout the fall. Catfish are fair on cut mackerel or chicken liver. The bass bite has been improving with the best action in the mornings and evenings. Few other reports. Trout plants set to start in December with a 6,000-pound plant just before the Dec. 13 opening day of trout season. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com
DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.
DIXON LAKE: The first plant of the season went in last week when 4,500 pounds were stocked. The bite has been good since and some quality fish have been reported. Mark Olivo, Escondido, landed a 7-8 on a small jig in Boat Dock Cove, while Dan Goreman, Escondido, landed a nine-pounder on a pink jig in Jack Creek. The 36th Annual Trout Derby has been rescheduled for Dec. 5-7. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.
POWAY: Trout season has been set for December 4 with a 3,000-pound plant of Chaulk Mound Trout Farm’s Nebraska Tailwalkers. Plants will be every other week this season through April next year. The catfish bite has been fair on cut baits. Bass fair on plastics and small swimbaits with some good reaction bait action early and late in the day. Small bluegill are slowing, but there is still fair action in most shallow shoreline areas with some bigger bluegill in 12 to 20 feet of water. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.
JENNINGS: No reports but the trout season kicked off this past weekend after 4,000 pounds of trout were planted last week. There will also be a plant Thanksgiving week. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.
MORENA: There has been a fair to good catfish bite this past week with the best action on mackerel, bonito, and nightcrawlers, especially along the shoreline near the dam. Some fish topping five pounds. Bass remain fair on plastics, nightcrawlers, with some topwater early and late. A few bluegill showing, but crappie are slow. Carp are pretty decent for the few anglers targeting the carp with dough baits. Trout plants tentatively slated to start in December. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.
CUYAMACA: The trout action has been fair to good with a Mt. Lassen Trout plant the end of October. No DFW plants yet this season, but the first one is slated next week. Some fish to five pounds. Also a pretty fair catfish bite. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.
HENSHAW: No reports. Information: 760-782-3501.