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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.

Apr
23

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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

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

EL CAPITAN: There were 203 anglers checked this past week and they reported 494 bass to 10.35 pounds, four crappie, and one 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 79 anglers checked this past week and they reported 330 bass, three bluegill, and two crappie. 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 and they reported six bass to four pounds. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed, but anglers can still walk in. Lake information: 619-465-3474 (recording) or 619-397-5212 (concession) or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

MURRAY: The marina staff reports the bass and panfish bites are good, and a few catfish are starting to show for anglers targeting them. Henry Sphan, San Diego, had a mixed limit of bluegill and redear (25) to 1-8 on mini jigs in San Carlos. Shawna Stark, Jamul, landed two bass to 2-8 on swimbaits. DFW trout plants this week and two 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 21 anglers checked and they reported 43 bass and three bluegill. DFW trout plants this week and two 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 41 anglers checked and they reported 41 bass to 4.2 pounds, 10 bluegill, three crappie to 2.35 pounds, two redear, and two channel catfish. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Plant on Wednesday was the final trout stock of the season. The fish have already starting 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 last week and next week.

DIXON LAKE: The trout action has been fair after the plant two weeks ago, and the final plant of the season goes in this week. This is a 4,500-pound stocking. The best action has continued to be off Pier 1, Whisker Bay, and Jack Creek Cove. The 18th Annual Trout Derby will be held this Saturday and Sunday. Permits are $14 Saturday and Sunday for the derby. 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: Good trout still fair after the final plant of the season two weeks 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 slowed to just fair this past week, but the last plant of the season is slated for this 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 fair with the best bite from the rental boat dock to the courtesy dock. Jason Blake, Campo, had an 8-8 rainbow top off his three-fish stringer, all on PowerBait. DFW trout plant this week. Bass have been fair to good with some nice largemouth reported. Austin Holmgren, San Diego, landed a 10-pound bass, while Andrew Louder, El Cajon, landed a 7-12 bass. 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 this week. A double load of Mt. Lassen rainbows went in last week. 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.

Apr
16

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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

HODGES: There were 140 anglers checked this past week and they reported 216 bass, 14 crappie, seven carp, and one channel catfish. Fernando Quiroz, Escondido, had a 7-14 bass on a Shad Rap. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 118 anglers checked this past week and they reported 408 bass, 16 crappie, eight channel catfish, and two bluegill. 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 132 anglers checked this past week and they reported 281 bass to 6-6, three crappie to a pound, and one 10-8 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: There were four anglers checked and they reported three bass to 2-8. 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 staff reports the bass and panfish bites are good, and a few catfish are starting to show for anglers targeting them. Sheldon Reich, San Diego, had bass at eight and four pounds fishing shiners in Padre Bay. Brendan Kimball, Santee, landed three catfish with a 10-pounder his big one. He was fishing mackerel off the fishing dock. Mike Connelly, San Diego, landed eight redear and bluegill topped by a two-pounder. 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 18 anglers checked and they reported 43 bass and seven rainbow trout. 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 56 anglers checked and they reported 41 bass to 4.25 pounds, 11 bluegill to a pound, five crappie to 2-2, and one channel catfish at nearly five pounds. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The trout action has remained slow, even after last week’s plant. The final plant of the season will go in next week. The bass action has been pretty good on crawdads, plastics, and reaction baits. Jeff Greer, Escondido, landed a 6-9 bass on a plastic worm off the Senior Shoreline. The crappie bite has been fair early in the morning around much of the lake. Peter Vitkus, Escondido, landed a 2-5 crappie on a jig in Willow Cove. Only a few catfish or bluegill are showing. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: DFW trout plant this week.

DIXON LAKE: The trout action has been good after a 3,000-pound plant last week. The last plant of the season will go in next week, a 4,500-pound stocking. The best action has continued to be off Pier 1, Whisker Bay, and Jack Creek Cove. A number of anglers have reported limits, and Anthony Najera, Escondido, landed a 6-7 rainbow off Pier No. 1 on a small jig. The bass action has also continued fair to good and a couple of big fish were reported this past week. Best was a 12-8 landed by Matt Bralla, San Diego, on a Castaic Bait, while Jake Weakley, Escondido, caught a 12-pound bass. Fair action on catfish, and more bluegill are starting to be caught. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Good trout still fair after the final plant of the season two weeks 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 slowed to just fair this past week, but a trout plant is slated for this 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. Best trout reported was an 8-12 rainbow landed by Christopher Almagner, San Ysidro, on rainbow PowerBait in Eagle Cove. 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: Fair to good trout action, especially around the boat dock on countdown Rapalas, Kastmaster, Thomas Buoyants, or nightcrawlers. The bass action has been good on plastics, swim baits, cranks, and jigs are all getting fish. Improving catfish action on bonita, chicken liver, and mackerel in the coves. Few panfish reported this week. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: DFW trout plants last week and next week. A double load of Mt. Lassen rainbows went in this week. The trout bite has been very good with a lot of limits reported and some real quality fish landed. A few catfish are starting to show. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Apr
09

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: Closed for the season. The lake will reopen this month (April). Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: There were 53 anglers checked this past week and they landed 29 bass, 15 crappie, and 10 bluegill. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 144 anglers checked this past week and they reported 582 bass to 7.81 pounds, 21 crappie, one bluegill, and one 50.85-pound blue catfish caught by Mario Kimble, Bonito, fishing 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: There were 149 anglers checked this past week and they reported 266 bass to 5.34 pounds, 16 crappie to a pound, and 16 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 four bass to three pounds. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed, but anglers can still walk in. Lake information: 619-465-3474 (recording) or 619-397-5212 (concession) or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

MURRAY: There were 24 anglers checked this past week and they reported four bass to 6.2 pounds. The marina staff reports the bass and panfish bites are good. Justin Hafer, San Diego, had two bass over 10 pounds with the best at 10-4, both on shiners near the dock. Taylor Battaglia, Kearney Mesa, landed an eight-pound bass, also on shiners. Joe and Kai Chin, San Diego, had a stringer of six redear and bass, topped by a 3-5 bass. DFW trout plants this week and two 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 19 anglers checked and they reported 45 bass and five rainbow trout. DFW trout plants this week and two 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 46 anglers checked and they reported 55 bass to 4.25 pounds, three bluegill to nearly a pound, two crappie to 1.5 pounds, and one carp. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The trout action has remained fair to good with plants March 25 and another slated for Wednesday this week. The Senior Shoreline area has been the best and PowerBait is getting the most fish. Josh Dowhen, Vista, landed a 6.8-pound bass on a jig at the west buoy line. Plastics and crawdads are also getting fish. More crappie have been reported in the past week on small jigs or small golden shiners. Colloin Eddo, Vista, had a 2.5-pound crappie in Oakvale Cove on a shiner. Only a few catfish or 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 trout action has been steady and a 3,000-pound plant was slated for this Wednesday. The best action has continued to be off Pier 1, Whisker Bay, and Jack Creek Cove. A number of anglers have reported limits. Les and John Crine, Murrieta, had 10 trout averaging about two pounds each fishing PowerBait at the buoy line. The bass action has also continued fair to good with a lot of small males in the catch. There was a seven-pound class largemouth landed by Jason Dobson, Escondido, fishing near the boat dock. Fair action on catfish, and more bluegill are starting to be caught. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Good trout action after last week’s plant. The best bite has been in the deeper parts of the lake for boat anglers with quite a few limits reported. The water has become so warm the last two plants of the season have been cancelled. 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 is good with a lot of limits of rainbows with a few Lightning Trout mixed in. The best action has been the buoy line and in Half Moon Cove on PowerBait and inflated nightcrawlers. Cactus Patch, and Hermit Cove have also produced fish. Best trout reported was a 12-pounder landed by Jason Casison, Poway, on a Kastmaster near the boat dock. Joe Shaw of El Cajon, had stringer of five trout that weighed 7-4 total, all on chartreuse PowerBait. The bass bite is also good with the fish all over the shallows in the spawn. The best bite has been on drop-shotted plastics and small jigs. The redear bite is also starting to kick into gear. Thomas Kerstetter, Lakeside, had three redear that weighed 4-12 total on mini jigs near the big rock. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Fair to good trout action, especially around the boat dock on countdown Rapalas, Kastmaster, Thomas Buoyants, or nightcrawlers. Robert Thacker, Campo, landed a 6-8 rainbow on a nightcrawler to the left of the boat dock. Meanwhile, Justice Gross, San Diego, landed his first fish, a 1-6 rainbow on PowerBait. The bass action has been good with the fish still in the shallows. Plastics, swim baits, cranks, and jigs are all getting fish. Austin Holmgren, Boulevard, caught and released a 15-pound class bass that was 28 inches long with a 22-inch girth. Improving catfish action on bonita, chicken liver, and mackerel in the coves. Few panfish reported this week. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago. Mt. Lassen rainbows and Lightning Trout went in last week and are slated again for next week. The trout bite has been very good with a lot of limits reported and some real quality fish landed. Lake staff reported a new lake record 17-8 rainbow (breaking the old record of 15-4), but didn’t have the name of the angler. Micky Roman, Pine Valley, had a 14-8 rainbow landed on two-pound test from the Chamber’s Park shoreline, while Paul Mintzer, Hemet, also had a 14-8 on an inflated nightcrawler, also in the Chamber’s Park area. Bill Gossack, Ranchita, had three rainbows that weighed 16-pounds, including a 10-pounder. A few catfish are starting to show. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Apr
02

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: Closed for the season. The lake will reopen this month (April). Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: There were 83 anglers checked this past week and they landed 89 bass to 7-12, 51 carp, and 20 crappie. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: The bass bite has been very good with a few crappie being landed. There were 102 anglers checked this past week and they reported 460 bass, 46 crappie, four channel catfish and one blue 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: Good bass action and a few crappie showing. There were 203 anglers checked this past week and they reported 276 bass to five pounds, and 12 crappie to a pound. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.
UPPER OTAY: There was one angler checked and he reported three bass to 2.8 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 48 anglers checked this past week and they reported just one bass at 11.15 pounds. DFW trout plant last 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 18 anglers checked and they reported 74 bass to nine pounds and two rainbow trout. DFW trout plant last 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: There were 38 anglers checked and they reported 49 bass to 4.1 pounds, three crappie to 1.8 pounds, and three carp to 4.5 pounds. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Still fair to good trout action, but the fish have moved west toward the deeper water. Trout plants last week and next week. Oakvale Cove and the area west of the Senior Shoreline are the best spots. Top rainbow reported was a 10.2-pounder landed by Sergio Fabin, San Diego, while fishing PowerBait in Oakvale Cove. A few crappie showing early in the morning on small jigs or shiners. The bass bite is good to excellent with the fish in mid-spawn. Doug Hagadorn, Valley Center, landed a 6.55-pound bass on a crankbait. A few more cats showing with the warm weather. Hipolito Romero, San Marcos, had 22.35-pound catfish on cut mackerel off the Senior Shoreline. 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 trout bite was good after the plant last week, but it has slowed some since. The fish are moving deeper with the warm weather. Jack Creek Cove and Whisker Bay have been the top spots. Next plant set for April 9. Bass action is good with the fish in the shallows for the spawn. Plastics and small jigs have been the best bet. Fair action on catfish, and more bluegill are starting to be caught. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: The best bite has been on the largemouth bass which are in full spawn mode and showing in good numbers in the shallows on plastics, jigs, and swimbaits. Trout were slower this past week, but a plant went in on Wednesday this week. 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 is good to excellent after a 2,200-pound plant last week and a plant of Lightning Trout the week before. The lake is open daily for spring break (through April 12). Some impressive limits of trout were reported. The best was a five-fish stringer landed by don Jasmund, Chula Vista, that weighed 18-8, all caught on PowerBait at the buoy line from a boat. Jeff Brenner, Chula Vista, had five that weighed 17-12, fishing the same bait in the same location. George Marino, El Cajon, landed a 5-8 rainbow, while Don Drenniny, El Cajon, caught a 3-8 Lightning Trout. The bass bite is also good with the fish all over the shallows in the spawn. The best bite has been on drop-shotted plastics and small jigs. No panfish or catfish reports. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.
MORENA: Fair to good trout action with some quality rainbows on tap. Best this past week was a 7-4 landed by Mark Adams, Chula Vista, on a nightcrawler from Geezer Cove. Mat Sanchez, Oceanside, had a 6-10, while Julie Peterson, Descanso, landed a 5-8 rainbow. The bass action has been very good, especially for float tubers working fish on beds. Catfish are starting to improve. Ron Smith, El Cajon, had a 6-3 blue cat, while Mike Jones, San Marcos, had a 4-8 blue. Bluegill, crappie, and carp are still slow. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago, and there was a catfish plant two weeks ago. No report. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Mar
19

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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 ssmith@sandiego.gov.

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.

Mar
12

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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

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

EL CAPITAN: There were 70 anglers checked who reported 184 bass to 6.64 pounds, two crappie and two blue catfish. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: No report. The bass bite has been very good however, and a few crappie have been showing. 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 report. DFW trout plant last 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. DFW trout plants two and four 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: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The trout bite has been slow to fair, but a 1,500-pound plant this week should perk that action. There was a 9-3 rainbow landed by Charles Vanpelt, Escondido, on a nightcrawlers from Boat Dock Cove. The bass bite is fair to good with the fish moving shallow for the spawn. Also a few crappie being landed, but this bite is tough. 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 big news here this week was a 15.29-pound bass landed by Mac Weakly, Escondido on Tuesday this week while fishing a jig in Catfish Cove. 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. Another plant this week should keep the action hot. Top spots were Pier No. 1 and the Jack Creek area. Nightcrawlers, mini jigs, and gold and silver spinners have been the best baits. Next plant is tentatively set for March 25. Fair catfish action, and some panfish are starting to show. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: The trout bite has been good since last week’s plant, which included a lot of trophy fish. Top fish reported was an 11-pounder caught by Michael Wolfe, Poway. Phong Tran, Poway, had a 10-pound rainbow, while Abby Rydeen, also Poway, caught an eight-pound Tailwalker. Next plant set for March 18. The bass bite is breaking wide open as the fish enter the spawn and move into the shallows. The fish are showing on plastics and swimbaits in decent numbers. 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: Trout action has been good after a plant of Lightning trout last 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. Top fish reported was an 11-pounder landed by Sal Bagnasco, San Diego, landed on a nightcrawler in Hermit Cove. David Lucern, Santee, had a 10-12, while Jed Dickerson, caught an 8-12. Fred Richter, La Mesa, caught a 6-12 rainbow. Bass really turned on in the past week with the fish all over the shallows with the spawn moving into full gear. Plastic worms, Senkos, and Creature Baits all good bets. A few night 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 plant last week and Mt. Lassen the week. Jess Ranch trout scheduled for this week. But the bite has been tough. No one can figure it out. Other species are slow, too. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Mar
05

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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

HODGES: There were 63 anglers checked and they reported 141 bass and 40 crappie. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 70 anglers checked who reported 184 bass to 6.64 pounds, two crappie and two blue 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 75 anglers checked and they reported 325 bass to 4.78 pounds, 18 crappie to 1.1 pound, and two bluegill, including one at two 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 anglers checked and he reported three bass to three pounds. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed, but anglers can still walk in. Lake information: 619-465-3474 (recording) or 619-397-5212 (concession) or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

MURRAY: No report. DFW trout plant 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 18 anglers checked and they reported 60 bass, eight rainbow trout, and seven bluegill. 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: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The trout bite has been fair since last Wednesday’s plant with most fish moving toward deeper water in the west end of the lake. Top fish reported was a 10-7 rainbow landed by Linda Gibbons, Valley Center, fishing a nightcrawler in Boat Dock Cove. Next plant will be March 11. The bass bite is fair to good with the fish moving shallow for the spawn. Mike Pittman, Vista, had a 6-7 bass on a PowerWorm in Boat Dock Cove. Also a few crappie, including one slab at 2.45-pounds landed by Paul Eddo, Escondido, on a live shiner. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: The trout bite was very good after last Wednesday’s plant with Pier 1, Jack Creek Cove, and Trout Cove the top spots for shore anglers. Boat anglers did best at the buoy line. Garlic nightcrawlers have been the top bait. Gabriel Quiroz, Escondido, landed an 8-3 rainbow on a nightcrawler off Pier 1. Next plant is scheduled for March 11. Fair catfish action, and the bass bite has been steadily improving as the fish move inshore for the spawn. Fish to three pounds reported this past week. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: There was good trout action last week, but the rain over the weekend slowed the action. There will be a trout stock this week that includes trophy fish. Bass are also started to show in good numbers with the fish moving shallow for the spawn. (Anglers are reminded that bass are all catch-and-release March 1 through May 31.) Plastics, nightcrawlers, or Senko-like lures have been the best bets. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Trout action has been fair with weather impacting the bite this past week. Lightning trout are slated to be planted this week, however, and that should perk the action. Bass are still fair with more and more fishing moving shallow for the spawn. Plastic worms, Senkos, and Creature Baits all good bets. A few night redear are also showing. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The trout bite has been improving with a couple of limits reported in the past week. Top spots have been between the boat docks and Geezer Cove. Gus Zane, San Diego, landed a 7-14 trout. Bass are improving with fair to good action for anglers fishing plastics, swimbaits, or jigs. 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: Trout plant from Mt. Lassen last week, and DFW trout are slated for this week. The bite has been fair to good over the past week, but a couple of big trout were reported. Dave Miller, Escondido, landed a 8-12 rainbow at the pumphouse on a gree mini-jig, while Jody Palmer, Wildomar, had an 8-4 on chartreuse PowerBait. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Feb
26

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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

HODGES: There were 49 anglers checked who reported 31 bass, 23 crappie, two channel catfish, and one carp. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 129 anglers checked and they reported 518 bass to 10 pounds. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: There were 121 anglers checked and they reported 350 bass to 11.45 pounds, 28 crappie to 1.2 pounds, and seven redear to 2.1 pounds. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: There were four anglers checked and they reported eight bass to three pounds. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed, but anglers can still walk in. Lake information: 619-465-3474 (recording) or 619-397-5212 (concession) or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

MURRAY: No report. DFW trout plant 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 16 anglers checked and they reported 29 bass, two bluegill, and one trout. DFW trout plants this week and two 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: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Trout plants this week and two weeks ago. The trout bite remains solid with nice stringers of fish coming out of Boat Dock Cove and along the south shoreline. Green or yellow PowerBait or inflated nightcrawlers are the top baits. A few crappie are starting to show with the best bite early in the morning. Wendell Jackson, Escondido, landed a 1.3-pounder on a live golden shiner in Boat Dock Cove. The bass action is slowly improving and a few nice fish have been reported. Mike Hernandez, Valley Center, landed a 6.2-pound largemouth on a plastic off the Senior Shoreline. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: Trout plants this week and two weeks ago. The bite is usually good into the weekend after the Wednesday plant. Pier 1 remains the top spot, but Trout Cove and Jack Creek Cove are nearly as good. Quite a few limits reported on inflated nightcrawlers and mini jigs. Top fish reported was a 9-2 rainbow landed by Tyler Lauricha, Valley Center, on nightcrawlers in Trout Cove. The largemouth action is also getting pretty decent with a major pre-spawn movement of fish up into shallower water less than 20 feet deep. The catfish bite has been pretty fair for anglers fishing shrimp. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Very good trout action after last Wednesday’s plant, but the action has slowed this week. Top fish reported was an 11.2-pounder landed by Roberto Najera, Escondido, landed from Hidden Bay. The next plant will be March 4 (1,800 pounds)and include trophy fish. Catfish are fair for boat anglers fishing at the log boom with cut baits and a 10-pounder was caught and released this past week. The bass are showing in better numbers with a lot of fish in 15 feet of water or less on plastics, nightcrawlers, or Senko-like lures. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Trout were good after last Wednesday’s plant but the action has slowed for shore anglers. The best bite has been at Cactus Patch, in Half Moon Cove, or off Sentry Point. Inflated nightcrawlers or small jigs or spinners have been the best baits. The next plant is set for March 4 and will include Lightning Trout. The bass have moved up with some cruising the shorelines and showing on Creature Baits and crawdads. A few night redear are also showing. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: No updated report. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Trout plant from Mt. Lassen this week, and DFW trout went in two weeks ago. The bite has been fair over the past week, but a couple of big trout were reported. Matt Scott, Matt Wong and Tyler Ward, all National City, had limits of rainbows fishing at the Lone Pine, including one at 9-4. Franklyn Wayant, Lakeside, landed an 8-8 rainbow to top off his trout limit. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Feb
20

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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

HODGES: There were 65 anglers checked for the opening week of the season and they reported just 69 bass, 27 crappie, and one channel catfish. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 62 anglers checked this past week and they reported 196 bass to just over three pounds along with 16 crappie. 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 129 anglers checked this past week and they reported 149 bass to five pounds, 67 crappie to 1-8, and 18 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 seven anglers checked and they reported 13 bass to just over four pounds. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed, but anglers can still walk in. Lake information: 619-465-3474 (recording) or 619-397-5212 (concession) or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

MURRAY: No report. DFW trout plant 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 15 anglers checked over the past week and they reported 20 bass. DFW trout plant last 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 ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The trout bite was good after last Wednesday’s plant, and the action lasted into the weekend. Top fish reported was a 10-4 caught by Bill Alaksin, Temecula, on rainbow PowerBait in Boat DockCove. Dennis Young, Valley Cneter, had an 8-3 rainbow, while Sam Avila, Vista, landed an 8-2. Inflated nightcrawlers or a variety of PowerBait have been the best bets for the rainbows. Catfish are fair to good on cut baits, especially mackerel or chicken liver. Caprece Pressley, Escondido, landed an 8-8 catfish. Bass are still spotty with light pressure, but the fish have been moving shallower this past week. 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: Good trout action after the plant last Wednesday. Pier 1 remains the top spot, but Trout Cove is nearly as good. Quite a few limits reported on inflated nightcrawlers and mini jigs. Another plant will go in next week. A pair of eight-pound rainbows were reported. One by Art Ebitner, San Diego, on a nightcrawler from Trout Cove and the second by Daniel Bryant, Escondido, on a mini jig near Pier 1. The largemouth action is also getting pretty decent with a major pre-spawn movement of fish up into shallower water less than 20 feet deep. Ricky Spagenski, Santee, landed a 12-15 bass on a trout-like swimbait. The catfish bite has been pretty fair for anglers fishing shrimp. The water level is very low due to an aqueduct shutdown, but water levels are expected to rise soon. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Trout have been slow to fair with the bulk of the fish schooling just south of the fishing pier. Next plant will be this week. Catfish are good for boat anglers fishing at the log boom with cut baits. The bass are showing in better numbers with warm weather with a lot of fish in 15 feet of water or less on plastics, nightcrawlers, or Senko-like lures. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Trout have been driving into deeper water with the warm weather. The best trout action has been at Cactus Patch, in Half Moon Cove, or off Sentry Point. Inflated nightcrawlers or small jigs or spinners have been the best baits. Alex Santamaria, Ramona, landed a 9-4 rainbow on a micro spinner, while Luke Simonides, San Diego, had a six-pounder on a Power Worm. The bass have moved up with some cruising the shorelines and showing on Creature Baits and crawdads. A few night redear are also showing. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Slow to fair trout action. Bass fair on drop-shot plastics with the fish moving up with the warming water conditions. A few catfish reported, but still no bluegill or crappie. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: No report, but a DFW trout plant went in last week. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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