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Nov
16

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Trout plant season is starting to move into full swing. Santee Lakes trout season kicked off last week with a plant of 2,500 pounds of rainbows. Dixon Lake’s trout season kicked off Wednesday this week with the first plant of the season. The annual Dixon derby will run from Dec. 1-3 (Friday through Sunday) with a trophy fish plant just before the event. The lake will be closed No. 29-30 before the event. Cuyamaca received two plants in September and one in October. These are the last plants until late November, when twice-monthly private plants start, along with plants of DFW fish. At Wohlford, the lake/park is currently closed on weekdays, but it will reopen to fishing seven days a week beginning Dec. 9 following its first trout plant. Hodges, Barrett and Sutherland are closed for the season. El Capitan’s boat rental is closed for the season. √ęCap and San Vicente are on their winter schedules.

FISHING UPDATE: The bass action is finally starting to ebb a little as the nights and water temperatures cool, but overall the bite is still pretty good with a lot of fish still up on the surface chasing baitfish. The best action continues to be on reaction baits, topwater, and plastics. El Capitan, San Vicente, and Lower Otay are the best bets. Lots of small fish at all the lakes right now. The bluegill and redear action is also slowing with just fair action at Otay, Murray, and San Vicente. Most are hand-sized, weighing less than a half-pound, but some bigger to a pound or better. The fish mostly seem to be in 15 to 30 feet of water at all the lakes. Trout fishing is getting better by the day at Cuyamaca with the Lone Pine Tree the spot for pan-sized trout, and plants last week at Santee Lakes made the bite there pretty good.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. None available this week.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Lake Murray, Carl Smith, San Diego, landed an eight-pound largemouth on a swimbait, while Alfonso Gomez, Chula Vista, had seven bluegill to 1.5 pounds on red worms off the fishing pier.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SANTEE LAKES: Lake information: 619-596-3141 or www.santeelakes.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Oct
26

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Trout plants won’t begin until November or December at most waters, but Cuyamaca received two plants in September, and it got a plant of 1,500 pounds of fish from Wright’s rainbows three weeks ago. This is the last plant until late November, when twice-monthly private plants start, along with plants of DFW fish. At Wohlford, the lake/park is currently closed on weekdays, but it will reopen to fishing seven days a week beginning Dec. 9 following its first trout plant. Barrett and Sutherland are closed for the season, and Hodges closes Sunday, Oct. 29. El Capitan’s boat rental closes for the season Sunday (Oct. 29), and it and San Vicente switch to their winter schedule.

FISHING UPDATE: The bass action remains pretty good at most waters still open, with a fair to good bite on reaction baits and plastics. Also still a lot of topwater early in the day. El Capitan, San Vicente, and Lower Otay are the best bets. Lots of small fish at all the lakes right now. The bluegill and redear action is also picking up as waters cool, with fair to good action at Otay, Murray, and San Vicente. Most are hand-sized, weighing less than a half-pound, but some bigger to a pound or better. The fish mostly seem to be in 12 to 25 feet of water at all the lakes and pretty tight to brush, tules, or weed beds. Trout fishing is on the upswing at Cuyamaca but warm weather has stalled this bite a little.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. This past week, there were 48 anglers at El Capitan and they landed 122 bass. At Hodges, 18 anglers reported 10 bass and five bluegill. At Miramar, 16 anglers caught 34 bass to 3.55 pounds. At Lower Otay, 51 anglers checked had 289 bass to 4.2 pounds, and 112 bluegill to 1.1 pound. At San Vicente, 80 anglers reported 212 bass to 5.27 pounds.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Miramar, Manny Mendoza, Los Angeles, landed five bluegill on wax worms, and his best fish was a 1.5-pounder.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Sep
28

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Catfish stocking season is over. Trout plants won’t begin until November or December at most waterx. At Wohlford, the lake/park is currently closed on weekdays. It will remain open on weekends, and it will re-open for weekday fishing in December with the opening of trout season.

FISHING UPDATE: The bass action is picking up at most waters, with a pretty good bite on reaction baits and plastics. Also still a lot of topwater early in the day. Lower Otay and San Vicente have been the best bets with pretty good action on topwater and reaction baits, but San Vicente, El Capitan, Sutherland, and Hodges also have improved with fair to good action. The bluegill and redear action is also picking up as waters cool, with fair to good action at Otay, Hodges, El Capitan, Murray, and San Vicente. Most are hand-sized, weighing less than a half-pound, but some bigger. Trout improved at Cuyamaca after a pair of plants (2,700 pounds total) for this past weekend’s Fishing in the Pines Derby kid’s derby.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. None were available this for this past week.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Wohlford, Martin Arenas of Escondido caught and released a 14.10-pound bass Saturday on a jigs fished in the cove adjacent to the south shore rockpile. At Hodges, John Taylor, Escondido, landed a 4.67-pound largemouth, the best of 15 bass he caught and released on Senkos. At Lower Otay, Wilbur McDonald, Chula Vista, had five catfish that weighed 45.85 pounds, including one at 22.75 pounds. All were caught on mackerel in Bushlow Cove. At Murray, Josh Hamilton, San Diego, had 10 bluegill to 1.5 pounds on red worms.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Sep
21

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Catfish stocking season is over. Trout plants won’t begin until November or December at most water. At Wohlford, the lake/park is currently closed on weekdays. It will remain open on weekends, and it will re-open for weekday fishing in December with the opening of trout season.

FISHING UPDATE: The bass action remains fair at most waters in the region. Lower Otay and San Vicente have been the best bets with pretty good action on topwater and reaction baits. San Vicente, El Capitan, Sutherland, and and Hodges also remain slow to fair on bass, with topwater action most mornings and evenings. The bluegill and redear action remains fair at Otay and San Vicente. Most are hand-sized, weighing less than a half-pound, but some bigger. Also still slow to fair action on bluegill at Miramar, Murray, Hodges, and El Capitan. Trout are slow at Cuyamaca, except for the occasional fish from deep water. Catfish season is in full swing but overall light fishing pressure.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. This past week, there were 57 anglers at Barrett and they reported 333 bass. At Hodges, 60 anglers reported 60 bass, 16 bluegill, 12 channel catfish, six crappie, and six carp. At Miramar, 18 anglers caught 40 bass to 3.8 pounds and six bluegill to a pound. At Lower Otay, 112 anglers caught 347 bass to 4-14 and 135 bluegill. At San Vicente, 23 anglers reported 60 bass.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Murray, Brian Pott, La Mesa, landed six bass to four pounds fishing drop-shot Robo Worms. Henry and Chase Cole, both San Diego, had four bass, also to four pounds.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Sep
14

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Catfish stocking season is over. Trout plants won’t begin until November or December at most water. At Wohlford, the lake/park is currently closed on weekdays. It will remain open on weekends, and it will re-open for weekday fishing in December with the opening of trout season.

FISHING UPDATE: The bluegill and redear action remains fair at Otay and San Vicente. Most are hand-sized, weighing less than a half-pound, but some bigger. Also still slow to fair action on bluegill at Miramar, Murray, Hodges, and El Capitan. Tilapia are being reported at Hodges in the bluegill bite. The bass action remains fair at most waters in the region. Lower Otay has been good, especially on topwater baits. San Vicente, El Capitan, Sutherland, and and Hodges also remain slow to fair on bass, with topwater action most mornings and evenings. Trout are slow at Cuyamaca, except for the occasional fish from deep water. Catfish season is in full swing but overall light fishing pressure.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. This past week, there were 31 anglers checked at Barrett Lake, and they reported 134 bass. At El Capitan, 101 anglers reported 151 bass. At Hodges, 46 anglers reported 36 bass, 11 bluegill, and six channel catfish. At Miramar, the 17 anglers checked had 38 bass to just over four pounds, three bluegill to a pounds, and one near-seven-pound catfish. At Murray, 32 anglers had just eight bass. At Lower Otay, 94 anglers caught 238 bass to 4.65 pounds and 152 bluegill to a pounds. At San Vicente, 26 anglers reported 75 bass and 37 bluegill. At Sutherland, 19 anglers had 24 bass and one bluegill.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Murray, Justin Hafer, Santee, landed a five-pound bass on a crankbait, while Jason Montgomery, San Diego, landed catfish at nine and six pounds fishing mackerel off the fishing pier. At Hodges, Rodger Goodwin, Poway, had a mixed stringer of eight bluegill and tilapia to three-quarter pound.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Aug
24

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Lake Jennings recived a 1,000 pound plant of catfish last week and will get another plant next week. Dixon and Wohlford also received their last catfish plants of the season three weeks ago. Poway got a 1,300 pound plant last week.

FISHING UPDATE: The bluegill and redear action at Otay, Murray, and Hodges remains fair to good. Most are hand-sized, weighing less than a half-pound, but some bigger. Also still fair action on bluegill at Barrett, San Vicente, El Capitan, and Jennings. The bass action remains fair to good at most waters in the region, while fog this past week prolonging the bite at lakes nearer the ocean. Barrett is still fair (but slow for Barrett), and Lower Otay has been good with fish to 11 pounds reported in a surface frog bite. Morena, El Capitan, San Vicente, and Hodges also remain fair to good on bass, with topwater action most mornings and evenings, but still mostly on plastics and reaction baits. Trout season is pretty much over except at Cuyamaca, which has been OK in deeper water on floating baits and inflated nightcrawlers. Catfish season is in full swing at most waters with some good catches being reported at all the lakes for anglers targeting the cats.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At Barrett Lake, 55 anglers landed 232 bass. At El Capitan, 62 anglers landed 152 bass and 19 bluegill. At Miramar, 21 anglers reported 45 bass to four pounds and five bluegill to a pounds. At Murray, 25 anglers reported eight bluegill. At Lower Otay, 66 anglers reported 377 bass to five pounds and 214 bluegill to a pound. At San Vicente, 29 anglers reported 103 bass to 3 1/2 pounds and two bluegill. At Sutherland, 27 anglers reported 18 bass and three bluegill.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Murray Reservoir, Kevin and Amy St. Claire, San Diego, had a stringer of 40 bluegill and redear that weighed around 50 pounds, and the big one was 2 1/2 pounds. All were caught on redworms. At El Capitan, John Taylor, San Diego, had five bass totaling 22.46 pounds, including on at 8.75 pounds, all on spinnerbaits and Flukes. At Hodges, Max Whitfield, Solana Beach, landed five bass for a 16.85-pound stringer, and his best was a 4.45-pounder, all on shiners.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Aug
10

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: A 1,000-pound catfish plants went into Lake Jenning last week, with additional 1,000-pound plants slated for the weeks of Aug. 14, and Aug. 28. Dixon and Wohlford also received catfish last week, and it was the last plant of the season for Wohlford. Poway received 1,300 pounds last week and will get another stock the week of Aug. 18.

FISHING UPDATE: While the bass action remains fair to good at most waters in the region, the bluegill and redear action is also still fair to good at most lakes and probably still holds the top billing. Most are hand-sized, weighing less than a half-pound, but some bigger. Lower Otay and Hodges have been hotspots and some fish continue to weigh more than a pound. Also pretty good bluegill bites at Barrett, San Vicente, Murray, El Capitan, and Jennings. Barrett took a nosedive for bass this past week due to heat and water conditions, but Lower Otay has been fair to good with fish to four pounds reported. Morena, El Capitan, San Vicente, and Hodges also remain pretty good on bass, with topwater action most mornings and evenings, but still mostly on plastics and reaction baits. Trout season is pretty much over except at Cuyamaca, which has been OK in deeper water on floating baits and inflated nightcrawlers. Catfish season is in full swing at most waters with some good catches being reported at all the lakes.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At Barrett Lake, 61 anglers reported 400 bass. At Hodges, 68 anglers reported 35 bass, 23 bluegill, six channel catfish, and five carp. At Miramar, 20 anglers had 49 bass to four pounds and six bluegill to just over a pound. At Murray, 14 anglers reported five bass. At Lower Otay, 55 anglers reported 464 bass to 3.75 pounds and 358 bluegill to one pound. At San Vicente, 69 anglers reported 86 bass and 70 bluegill. At Sutherland, 35 anglers reported nine bass, 14 bluegill, two crappie, and one carp.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Lower Otay, John Talbert, Anaheim, caught five catfish for a total stringer weight of 60.45 pounds and his big fish was a 28.85-pounder. All were landed on mackerel at the dam. At Hodges, Casy Quin, San Diego, landed four bass for a total weight of 12.65 pounds, including one at 6.85 pounds, all on Senkos. At Lake Murray, Kenny Jablecki, San Diego, had a 5.75-pound bass on a black Senko near the dock.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Jul
20

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: A 2,000-pound catfish plants went in at Lake Jennings this week. Dixon and Wohlford slated to get fish this week after the first plants of the season two weeks ago. Poway was planted with 2,600 pounds of catfish two weeks ago, and there will be plants of 1,300 pounds this week and the weeks of Aug. 4, and Aug. 18.

FISHING UPDATE: While the bass action remains fair to good at most waters in the region, the bluegill and redear action is good at most lakes. Lower Otay and Hodges have been hotspots and some fish continue to weigh more than a pound. Also pretty good bluegill bites at Barrett, San Vicente, Murray, El Capitan, and Jennings. Barrett remains perhaps the top bet for bass, volume wise, but Lower Otay has been excellent with fish to six pounds reported. One angler reported catching and releasing 32 bass on flukes at Otay this past week. Morena, El Capitan, San Vicente, and Hodges also remain pretty good on bass, with topwater action most mornings and evenings, but still mostly on plastics and reaction baits. Trout season is pretty much over except at Cuyamaca, which has been OK. Catfish season is in full swing at most waters with some good catches being reported at all the lakes, and there was a rumor of a 90-pound blue at San Vicente this past week. Maybe? Maybe not. It’s produced them that size in the past.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At El Capitan, 49 anglers reported 102 bass. At Lake Hodges, 76 angles checked had 26 bass, 25 bluegill, and 18 channel catfish. At Miramar, 43 anglers had 60 bass to 7.53 pounds, 14 bluegill to a pound, and two channel cats to five pounds. At Lower Otay, 74 anglers reported 369 bass to 6.3 pounds and 330 bluegill to 1.2 pounds.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Murray, Glenn Person, San Diego, landed a 5.75-pound bass on a crawdad west of the dock. Robbie Cornell and Cole McComber, both San Diego, had four bass to four pounds on purple plastic worms. Young Aurelius Powell, San Diego, landed a 2.5-pound bluegill from Del Cerro Bay on a red worm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Jul
13

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Catfish plants went in at Lake Jennings last week, and there will be a 2,000-pound plant next week. Dixon and Wohlford got their first catfish plants of the season last week. Poway was planted with 2,600 pounds of catfish last week, and then there will be plants of 1,300 pounds the weeks of July 21, Aug. 4, and Aug. 18.

FISHING UPDATE: While the bass action remains fair to good at most waters in the region, the bluegill and redear action is good to excellent at most lakes. Lower Otay and Hodges have been hotspots with anglers posting 25-fish limits at both waters. Some are topping a pound but most are hand-sized. Also pretty good bluegill bites at Barrett, San Vicente, Murray, and Jennings. Barrett remains perhaps the top bet for bass, volume wise, but Morena, Lower Otay, El Capitan, San Vicente, and Hodges also remain pretty good on bass, with topwater action most mornings and evening, but still mostly on plastics and reaction baits. Trout season is winding down, but there continues to be some very good action at Cuyamaca, with a slow to fair bite at Morena. Most of the bites are in deeper water as the surface temperatures warm up. Catfish season is starting to kick off with some good catches starting to be reported, and Jennings has night fishing on weekends.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At Barrett Lake, 94 anglers checked reported 1,345 bass and 120 bluegill. At El Capitan, 45 anglers had 118 bass to 3.44 pounds and one channel catfish at 20.15 pounds. At Hodges, 52 anglers had 14 bass, 27 bluegill, and six catfish. At Miramar, 23 anglers reported 49 bass to 4.5 pounds, seven bluegill to a pound, and three catfish to seven pounds. At Murray, 49 anglers reported one 3.5-pound bass and five bluegill to a pound. At Lover Otay, 86 anglers had 397 bass to 7.1 pounds and 292 bluegill to 1.2 pounds. At San Vicente, 13 anglers reported 27 bass and 70 bluegill.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Murray, Roy Porter, San Diego, had a 1.1-pound bluegill off the fishing pier on a nightcrawler.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Jun
29

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Only Lake Cuyamaca is still being stocked with private trout, and its last plant of the season will go in this week. There was also a DFW plant last week. There were also DFW plants last week at Doane Pond and Morena Reservoir. Catfish plants went in at Lake Jennings last week week. Dixon and Wohlford will get their first catfish plants of the season the first full week of July. Poway will be planted with 2,600 pounds of catfish July 7, and then there will be plants of 1,300 pounds the weeks of July 21, Aug. 4, and Aug. 18.

FISHING UPDATE: While the bass action remains fair to good at most waters in the region, the bluegill and redear action is good to excellent at most lakes. Lower Otay and Hodges have been hotspots with anglers posting 25-fish limits at both waters. Some are topping a pound but most are hand-sized. Also pretty good bluegill bites at Barrett, San Vicente, Murray, and Jennings. Barrett remains perhaps the top bet for bass, volume wise, but Morena, Lower Otay, El Capitan, San Vicente, and Hodges also remain pretty good on bass, with more topwater this week, but still mostly on plastics and reaction baits. Trout season is winding down, but there continues to be some very good action at Cuyamaca, with a slow to fair bite at Morena (both received DFW trout plants last week). Most of the bites are in deeper water as the surface temperatures warm up. Catfish season is starting to kick off with some good catches starting to be reported, and Jennings has night fishing on weekends.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. This past week, 199 anglers at Barrett landed 1,840 bass. At El Capitan, 75 anglers landed 183 bass. At Murray, 17 anglers reported just one bass. At Lower Otay, there were 67 anglers who had 171 bass to 4.5 pounds, 167 bluegill to just over a pound, and two crappie. At San Vicente, there were 45 anglers checked who reported 141 bass to 4.2 pounds, and 37 bluegill.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Murray, Ty Turpin, San Diego, had a 9-8 bass on a black plastic worm in Alvarado Bay. At Hodges, Thomas Riggs, Los Angeles, had a four-cat stringer topped off with an 8.45-pounder. At El Capitan, Jack Peterson, Ramona, had five catfish for a 24.6-pound stringer and his big fish was a 6.85-pounder, all on mackerel. At Lake Jennings, Ron Young, San Diego, had a nine-pound catfish on mackerel in Siesta Cove.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Jun
01

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Only Lake Cuyamaca is still being stocked with private trout, and its next plant will be next week. It received DFW trout last week, along with Doane Pond and Morena Reservoir.

FISHING UPDATE: While the bass action remains fair to good at most waters in the region, the bluegill and redear action is good to excellent at most lakes. Lower Otay Reservoir has been a hotspot with anglers posting 25-fish limits this past week. Many are topping a pound. Also good bluegill bites at Barrett, San Vicente, Murray, and Jennings. Barrett remains perhaps the top bet for bass, but Morena, Lower Otay, El Capitan, and San Vicente also remain pretty good on bass, mostly on plastics and reaction baits. Many fish are being reported on topwater now. Trout season is winding down, but there continues to be some good action at Cuyamaca and Morena (both received DFW trout plants last week). Jennings is also pretty fair. Most of the bites are in deeper water as the surface temperatures warm up. Catfish season is starting to kick off and Lake Jennings kicked off its Friday and Saturday night fishing this past weekend. The catfish stocking schedule is on the Jennings’ website (www.lakejennings.org).

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At Barrett, 235 anglers reported 2,781 bass, 100 bluegill, and 20 crappie. At Hodges, 58 anglers reported just 12 bass. At Miramar, 18 anglers reported 32 bass to nearly 12 pounds and eight bluegill to a pound. At Lower Otay, 105 anglers checked reported 386 bass to 5.4 pounds and 834 bluegill to 1.2 pounds. At Jennings, Ron Chesebro, Steven Moll, and Chris Moll, all Lakeside, had four catfish Saturday night at the buoy line and the big fish was an 11-pounder.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Wohlford Lake, Martin Arenas, Escondido, caught and released an 8.95-pound bass using a jerk-bait at the South Shore Rock Pile. At Miramar, Troy Folkestad, Mission Viejo, landed an 11.95-pound largemouth bass on a green jig in the San Diego arm. At Murray, Vay Tappenora, San Diego, landed a 3.35-pound redear off the fishing pier on a nightcrawler.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

May
25

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Only Lake Cuyamaca is still being stocked with private trout, and its most recent plant was 1,200 pounds two weeks ago, with DFW fish this week, and another private load next week. DFW trout are also slated for this week in Doane Pond and Morena Reservoir.

FISHING UPDATE: While the bass action remains fair to good at most waters in the region, the bluegill bites are good throughout the region. Lower Otay Reservoir is still a hotspot with anglers post 25-fish limits for the fourth week in a row. Many topping a pound. Also good bluegill bites at Barrett, San Vicente, Murray, and Jennings. Bass remain good at Barrett Lake, but the numbers are half of what they were last week. The bass continue to show on just about everything, from topwater to deep jigs and plastics. Morena, Lower Otay, El Capitan, and San Vicente also remain pretty good on bass, mostly on plastics and reaction baits. Trout season is winding down, but there continues to be some good action at Cuyamaca and Morena (both getting DFW trout plants this week). Jennings is also pretty fair. Most of the bites are in deeper water as the surface temperatures warm up. Murray produced three giant carp to 30.5 pounds on dough bait.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At Barrett, 278 anglers reported 3,841 bass and 410 bluegill. At Miramar, 18 anglers reported 23 bass and six bluegill to a pound. At Lower Otay, 86 anglers checked reported 249 bass to 5.6 pounds, one channel catfish, and 470 bluegill to 1.84 pounds, At San Vicente, 27 anglers reported 96 bass and 57 bluegill. At Sutherland, 20 anglers reported 14 bass, two bluegill, and one carp.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Lake Murray, one angler landed three carp at 18, 21, and 30.5 pounds on dough bait.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

May
11

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Only Lake Cuyamaca is still being stocked with private trout, and its most recent plant was 1,200 pounds this week and another stocked will go in May 30. DFW trout are slated to go in this week at Cuyamaca Lake, Doane Pond, and Morena Reservoir.

FISHING UPDATE: While the bass action remains fair to good at most waters in the region, the big news is the wide open bluegill bite at Lower Otay Reservoir where over 500 bluegill were again reported for the second week in a row. Also pretty decent bluegill bites at San Vicente, Murray, Jennings, and Sutherland, with good catches reported at all four. Bass were wide open for the Barrett Lake opener this past weekend with anglers averaging 23 bass each. They were reported on just about everything, from topwater to deep jigs and plastics. Lower Otay and San Vicente also remain pretty good on bass, mostly on plastics and reaction baits. Trout season is winding down, but there continues to be some good action at Cuyamaca and Morena. Jennings is also pretty fair. Most of the bites are in deeper water as the surface temperatures warm up.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At Barrett, 334 anglers reported 7,896 bass and 40 crappie. At El Capitan, 35 anglers reported 85 bass. At Hodges, 26 anglers reported seven bass and 22 bluegill. At Miramar, nine anglers reported 16 bass to four pounds and seven bluegill to a pound. At Lower Otay, 78 anglers reported 220 bass to 5.8 pounds and 541 bluegill. At San Vicente, 26 anglers report 75 bass to nearly four pounds.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At San Vicente, Anthony Noy, San Diego, had a stringer of 25 bluegill that weighed 36 pounds, including one at 2.8 pounds, all on nightcrawlers. At Jennings, Dakota Landry and Ethan Daffern, both Rancho Penasquitos, landed 28 bluegill to 1-4 on meal worms off Eagle Point. At Murray, Vince Farace, San Carlos, had an 8.49-pound bass on a drop-shot plastic.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Apr
20

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Dixon Lake’s last plant of the season was Wednesday this week, a 4,500-pound plant. It also received 4,500 poundstwo weeks ago. Dixon was be closed to all fishing beginning Tuesday this week and it will reopen 6 a.m. Saturday (April 22) for the 20th Annual Kiwanis Trout Derby. Jennings received 1,500 pounds of trout this week, and a 1,700-pound plant two weeks ago. Poway will get its final plant of the year this week, a double plant of 2,800 pounds, and it received 1,500 pounds two weeks ago. Wohlford also gets its final trout plant this week and it was also planted two weeks ago. Both plants were 1,500 pounds. Cuyamaca got a 1,200-pound plant last week, and another 1,200 pounds will go in April 25. There will be two stocks in May and two more in June.

DFW trout will be planted in Lake Murray this week, and there plants last week in Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir.

FISHING UPDATE: The bass fishing is generally fair to good but the post-spawn blues are starting to set in on some waters. Lower Otay and San Vicente remain good, but Murray, Wohlford, and Jennings are also pretty good. Trout also remain a good bet but trout season is winding down. Top bets for trout are Cuyamaca, Dixon, Jennings, Poway, and Wohlford. Cuyamaca is fair. The panfish bites are just starting to turn on. Very good panfish action at San Vicente and Murray with the fish moving shallow for the spawn.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At Hodges, 103 anglers reported just 10 bass and two channel catfish. At Miramar, 23 anglers reported 39 bass. At Lower Otay, 60 anglers reported 195 bass, 202 bluegill, and 14 crappie. At San Vicente, 24 anglers reported 113 bass and six bluegill. At Sutherland, 12 anglers reported eight bass, four bluegill, and one carp. No other reports.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Jennings, Aidan McFarlane, San Diego, had a 10-14 bass on a jerk bait in Cloister Cove. At Murray, Clint Renton, San Diego, had six bluegill to two pounds on wax worms in Del Cerro Bay, and Mike Strong, San Diego, landed a 7.2-pound bass on a shiner.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Apr
06

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Dixon Lake will receive a 4,500-pound plant this week, and its last plant of the season will be April 19, another 4,500-pound plant. Dixon Lake will be closed to all fishing beginning Tuesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. and re-open at 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 22 for the 20th Annual Kiwanis Trout Derby. Jennings will get 1,700 pounds of trout this week. Poway received 1,500 pounds of rainbows last week, and its final plant of the year will be April 19th — a double plant of 2,800 pounds. Wohlford will get a plant of 1,500 pounds this week and it was planted two weeks ago. Cuyamaca will get a 1,200-pound plant next Tuesday.

DFW trout plants last week included Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir.

FISHING UPDATE: The bass fishing is generally fair to good with most fish spawning now. Lower Otay and San Vicente have been particularly good, but Murray, Wohlford, and Jennings are also pretty good. Trout also remain a good bet with many lakes getting weekly stocks or plants alternating weeks. Top bets for trout are Dixon, Jennings, Poway and Wohlford. Cuyamaca is fair. The panfish bites are just starting to turn on. Very good panfish action at San Vicente and Murray with the fish moving shallow for the spawn.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes fish usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At El Capitan, there were 25 anglers checked who reported 54 bass. At Hodges, 72 anglers reported just seven bass and three channel catfish. At Miramar, 25 anglers reported 47 bass to 3.8 pounds. No other reports.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Cuyamaca, Tom Curtis, San Gabriel, landed a 12-pound rainbow using green garlic PowerBait off the west finger jetty, while Joseph Woof, Lakeside, had a 9-12 to top off his 19-pound limit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.