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Jun
14

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Chollas Lake will play host to a youth fishing derby on Saturday, June 9th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., designed to give urban kids a fishing experience in or close to their own neighborhood. The lake will be stocked with catfish for the derby. Everything for the kids is free. Anglers age 16 or older can fish after 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation www.danskids.org.

Lake Cuyamaca was planted with both private and DFW trout three weeks ago and it scheduled to get more fish Jun. 15.

Santee Lakes has had catfish plants since April 7. There was a plant last week, and the next 1,000-pound plants will be June 15, 29, July 6, 13, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 24, 31, Sept. 7, 21, 29, and a final plant Oct. 6 (3,500 pounds).

Lake Jennings catfish plants began in May, and there was a 1,000-pound last week. There will also be plants the weeks of June 18, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 390, August 13, and August 27.

At Poway, catfish season doesn’t begin until the end of July. No word yet on Dixon Lake catfish season.

Wohlford Lake was planted with 750 pounds of catfish May 25, and the next plant is set for June 15.

FISHING UPDATE: The bass bite has been fair to good across the board with the warm weather with some decent topwater action early and late in the day. There are a lot of small bass showing at all the lakes, but there is still a pretty good bite on bigger fish in deeper water on small plastics and reaction baits. Lower Otay, San Vicente, and El Capitan are the top bets with very good action, but Sutherland and Hodges are nearly as good. Barrett, while decent, is surprisingly slow compared to its normal blazing pace.

The bluegill and redear action is good most places, especially at Lower Otay and San Vicente, but El Capitan, Hodges, and Sutherland are also pretty good. The crappie action has really dropped off with very few fish reported at any of the lakes over the past week except for El Capitan and Lower Otay.

The trout bite had slowed way down except at Cuyamaca, which received both state and private fish two weeks ago and will get fish again next week.

The catfish are still getting very light pressure, but there is a pretty good bite at Santee Lakes, and most of the other lakes planting fish.

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

NOTABLE CATCHES: None this week.

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.

Jun
07

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Chollas Lake will play host to a youth fishing derby on Saturday, June 9th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., designed to give urban kids a fishing experience in or close to their own neighborhood. The lake will be stocked with catfish for the derby. Everything for the kids is free. Anglers age 16 or older can fish after 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation www.danskids.org.

Lake Cuyamaca was planted with both private and DFW trout two weeks ago and it scheduled to get more fish Jun. 15.

Santee Lakes has had catfish plants since April 7. There was a plant last week, and the next 1,000-pound plants will be June 8, 15, 29, July 6, 13, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 24, 31, Sept. 7, 21, 29, and a final plant Oct. 6 (3,500 pounds).

Lake Jennings catfish plants began three weeks ago with a 2,000-pound plant, and there was a 1,000-pound slated for this week. There will also be plants the weeks of June 18, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 390, August 13, and August 27.

At Poway, catfish season doesn’t begin until the end of July. No word yet on Dixon Lake catfish season.

Wohlford Lake was planted with 750 pounds of catfish May 25, and the next plant is set for June 15.

FISHING UPDATE: The bass bite has been fair to good across the board with the warm weather with some decent topwater action early and late in the day. There are a lot of small bass showing at all the lakes, but there is still a pretty good bite on bigger fish in deeper water on small plastics and reaction baits. Lower Otay, San Vicente, and El Capitan are the top bets with very good action, but Sutherland and Hodges are nearly as good. Barrett, while decent, is surprisingly slow compared to its normal blazing pace.

The bluegill and redear action is kicking into high gear, especially at Lower Otay, but also at San Vicente, El Capitan, Hodges, and Sutherland. The crappie action has really dropped off with very few fish reported at any of the lakes over the past week except for El Capitan and Lower Otay.

The trout bite had slowed way down except at Cuyamaca, which received both state and private fish two weeks ago and will get fish again next week.

The catfish are still getting very light pressure, but there is a pretty good bite at Santee Lakes, and most of the other lakes planting fish.

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

NOTABLE CATCHES: None this week.

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.

May
31

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Chollas Lake will play host to a youth fishing derby on Saturday, June 9th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., designed to give urban kids a fishing experience in or close to their own neighborhood. The lake will be stocked with catfish for the derby. Everything for the kids is free. Anglers age 16 or older can fish after 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation www.danskids.org.

Lake Cuyamaca was planted with both private and DFW trout last week. It is also scheduled to get more fish Jun. 15.

Santee Lakes has had catfish plants since April 7. The next 1,000-pound plants will be June 1, 8, 15, 29, July 6, 13, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 24, 31, Sept. 7, 21, 29, and a final plant Oct. 6 (3,500 pounds).

Lake Jennings catfish plants will began last week with a 2,000-pound plant.

At Poway, catfish season doesn’t begin until the end of July. No word yet on Dixon Lake catfish season.

Wohlford Lake was planted with 750 pounds of catfish last Friday and its next plant is June 15.

FISHING UPDATE: The bass bite has been fair to good across the board with the warm weather with some decent topwater action early and late in the day. There are a lot of small bass showing at all the lakes, but there is still a pretty good bite on bigger fish in deeper water on small plastics and reaction baits. Lower Otay, San Vicente, and El Capitan are the top bets with very good action, but Sutherland and Hodges are nearly as good. Barrett, while decent, is surprisingly slow compared to its normal blazing pace.

The bluegill and redear action is kicking into high gear, especially at Lower Otay, but also at San Vicente, El Capitan, Hodges, and Sutherland. The crappie action has really dropped off with very few fish reported at any of the lakes over the past week except for El Capitan and Lower Otay.

The trout bite had slowed way down except at Cuyamaca, which received both state and private fish last week.

The catfish are still getting very light pressure, but there is a pretty good bite at Santee Lakes, and most of the other lakes planting fish.

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

NOTABLE CATCHES: At San Vicente, Jake Evans, Lakeside, landed a 7-5 bass on a Senko, while Ken Hemer, Lakeside, had a six-pounder on a glide bait.

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.

May
17

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Lake Cuyamaca is slated to get trout plants May 22 and Jun. 15, and it was planted three weeks ago. It is also slated to get DFW trout next week.

Santee Lakes has had catfish plants every two weeks since April 7. The next 1,000-pound plants will be Friday, followed by plants May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 29, July 6, 13, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 24, 31, Sept. 7, 21, 29, and a final plant Oct. 6 (3,500 pounds).

Lake Jennings catfish plants will begin the week of Memorial Day weekend with a 2,000-pound plant. The lake will be open until midnight Friday through Sunday that weekend. Lanterns are required for anglers after 8 p.m. At Poway, catfish season doesn’t begin until the end of July. No word yet on Dixon Lake catfish season.

FISHING UPDATE: The bass bite has been fair to good across the board with the warm weather with the topwater action starting now. The bite is still best on small plastics and reaction baits. Lower Otay, San Vicente, and El Capitan are the top bets with very good action, but Sutherland is nearly as good. Murray and Hodges are several notches behind but also pretty decent for anglers targeting the bass.

The bluegill and redear action is kicking into high gear, especially at Lower Otay, but also at San Vicente, El Capitan, and Sutherland. Hodges is also starting to perk. The crappie action has really dropped off with very few fish reported at any of the lakes over the past week.

The trout bite had slowed way down except at Cuyamaca, with no plants in a couple of weeks at most urban lakes.

The catfish are still getting very light pressure right now so there have been few reports.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At Barrett, 327 anglers reported 732 bass. At El Capitan, 27 anglers checked had 144 bass, 14 bluegill, seven blue catfish, and three crappie. At Miramar, 12 anglers had 19 bass to 3.65 pounds. At San Vicente, 44 anglers landed 153 bass to swix pounds and 40 bluegill. At Sutherland, 41 anglers caught 135 bass and 10 crappie.

NOTABLE CATCHES: None.

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.

May
03

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Dixon Lake’s final trout plants of the season two weeks ago. Other lakes getting their final plants of the year that same week were Jennings, Poway, and Wohlford.

Lake Cuyamaca is slated to get trout plants May 22 and Jun. 15, and it was planted last week.

Santee Lakes has had catfish plant two and four weeks ago, and should get fish again this week.

At the San Diego City Lakes, Barrett is still closed for the season, but should be opening soon.

FISHING UPDATE: The bass bite has been good across the board with the warm weather and fish advancing through the spawn (mostly just males protecting nests in shallow). The bite is best on small plastics and reaction baits. Lower Otay, San Vicente, and El Capitan are the top bets with very good action, but Sutherland is nearly as good. Murray and Hodges are several notches behind but also pretty decent for anglers targeting the bass.

The bluegill and redear action is kicking into high gear, especially at Lower Otay, but also at San Vicente, El Capitan, and Sutherland. Hodges is also starting to perk. The crappie action has really dropped off with very few fish reported at any of the lakes over the past week except Hodges.

The trout bite had slowed way down with the warm weather at all the lakes with no plants in a couple of weeks at most, but the cool snap has improved things a little on the holdovers.

The catfish are still getting very light pressure right now so there have been few reports.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At El Capitan, 42 anglers checked reported 206 bass, 31 bluegill, and nine blue catfish. At Hodges, 87 anglers had 21 bass, 10 bluegill, six channel cats, and two crappie. At Miramar, 25 anglers reported 74 bass to four pounds. At San Vicente, 228 anglers reported 502 bass to seven pounds and 110 bluegill. At Sutherland, 51 anglers reported 229 bass.

NOTABLE CATCHES: None this week.

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.

Apr
12

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Dixon Lake was planted with trout two weeks ago the final two plants of the season will be April 18 (4,000 pounds) and April 20 (500 pounds of trophy fish). The 21st Annual Hidden Valley Kiwanis charity derby will be April 21-22. Fishing permits are double the normal price for this event only. For more derby information, go to www.hiddenvalleykiwanis.org.

Lake Jennings was planted with 1,500 pounds of rainbows last week, and the final plant of the season will be the week of April 16.

Poway Lake was planted last week, and the last trout plant of the season is set for April 18.

At Lake Wohlford, there was a 1,500-pound plant two weeks ago, and the final plant of the season will be a 1,500-pound stock April 20.

Santee Lakes kicked off catfish season with a plant of 2,000 pounds of cats last week, including large fish to 12 pounds.

Lake Cuyamaca is slated to get trout plants Apr. 19, May 22, and Jun. 15. A DFW trout plant also went in three weeks ago.

At the San Diego City Lakes, Hodges, Barrett and Sutherland are closed for the season. El Capitan’s boat rental is closed for the season. ëCap and San Vicente are on their winter schedules.

There were DFW trout plant at Lake Jennings two weeks ago, and trout were planted at Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, and Lake Murray three weeks ago. None on the list for this week.

FISHING UPDATE: The trout bite has been fair to good at most of the lakes, but the season is winding down. Most lakes get their last stocked this month. The bite is best the two to three days after the plants, but all the lakes have had enough plants that there is a pretty good stockpile of fish that keeps the bite pretty fair. The usual array of floating dough baits, Mice Tails, and small trout jigs are the best bets. Jennings and Cuyamaca are probably the best bets this week, but Poway, Dixon, and Wohlford are still pretty fair. Santee Lakes is slow for trout and kicked off its catfish stocking season last week.

The bass bite has been good across the board with the warm weather and fish advancing through the spawn. The fish are still mostly stacked up in the shallows, but many are already backing out. The bite is best on small plastics and reaction baits. Lower Otay, San Vicente, and El Capitan are the top bets with very good action, but Sutherland is nearly as good. Murray and Hodges are several notches behind but also pretty decent for anglers targeting the bass.

The bluegill and redear action is kicking into high gear, especially at Lower Otay, but also at El Capitan and San Vicente. Hodges is also starting to perk. The crappie action has been good at Lower Otay, and there is a fair at El Capitan, Hodges, Sutherland, and Murray.

The catfish are still getting very light pressure right now so there have been few reports.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At El Capitan, 163 anglers reported 653 bass to 6.52 pounds, 82 bluegill, 29 crappie, 11 blue catfish, and two channel cats. At Hodges, 112 anglers reported 38 bass, 10 bluegill, six crappie, and four channel cats. At lower Otay, 71 anglers checked reported 768 bass to 5.5 pounds, 217 bluegill to 1.2 pounds, and 77 crappie. At San Vicente, 108 anglers reported 538 bass to 6.7 pounds. At Sutherland, 38 anglers reported 115 bass and four crappie.

NOTABLE CATCHES: There was a 33-pound blue catfish caught at Lake Jennings last week by Cody Ledbetter and Peter Banaga, both San Diego, as the handicap dock last week. At San Vicente, Andrew Carrol, San Diego, landed six bluegill to 2.5 pounds on nightcrawlers. At Murray, John Dudis, La Jolla, had five bass for a 15.45-pound limit, but his top fish was an 8.78-pounder, all on Brush Hawgs.

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.

Apr
05

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Dixon Lake was planted with trout last week and the final two plants of the season will be April 18 (4,000 pounds) and April 20 (500 pounds of trophy fish). The 21st Annual Hidden Valley Kiwanis charity derby will be April 21-22. Fishing permits are double the normal price for this event only. For more derby information, go to www.hiddenvalleykiwanis.org.

Lake Jennings was planted with 1,500 pounds of rainbows this week, and the final plant of the season will be the week of April 16.

Poway Lake was slated to get fish this week and the last plant of the season is set for April 18. There were also plants two and four weeks ago. There will be a free trout fishing seminar April 8 to teach beginners how to catch trout.

At Lake Wohlford, there was a 1,500-pound plant last week, and the final plant of the season will be a 1,500-pound stock April 20.

Santee Lakes kicks off catfish season with a plant of 2,000 pounds of cats this week, including large fish to 12 pounds. Prizes awarded for the top five cats this weekend. There were also 1,000-pound trout plants two and four weeks ago.

Lake Cuyamaca is slated to get trout Apr. 19, May 22, and Jun. 15. A DFW trout plant also went in two weeks ago, along with private fish.

At the San Diego City Lakes, Hodges, Barrett and Sutherland are closed for the season. El Capitan’s boat rental is closed for the season. ëCap and San Vicente are on their winter schedules.

There were DFW trout plant at Lake Jennings last week, and trout were planted at Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, and Lake Murray two weeks ago. None on the list for this week.

FISHING UPDATE: The trout bite has been fair to good at most of the lakes, but the season is winding down. Most lakes get their last stocked this month. The bite is best the two to three days after the plants, but all the lakes have had enough plants that there is a pretty good stockpile of fish that keeps the bite pretty fair. The usual array of floating dough baits, Mice Tails, and small trout jigs are the best bets. Jennings is probably the best bet this week, but Poway, Dixon, Cuyamaca, and Wohlford are pretty fair. Santee Lakes is slow for trout and kicks off its catfish stocking season this week.

The bass bite has been good across the board with the warm weather and fish advancing through the spawn. The fish have flooded into the shallows this past week and the bite is best on small plastics and reaction baits. Lower Otay, San Vicente, and El Capitan are the top bets with very good action, but Sutherland is nearly as good. Murray and Hodges are several notches behind also pretty decent for anglers targeting the bass.

The bluegill and redear action has mostly been slow, but the action has been improving daily this past week. Lower Otay, El Capitan, and Hodges have all been fair on the the panfish. The crappie action has been good at Lower Otay, and a fair at El Capitan, Hodges, Sutherland, Vicente, and Murray.

The catfish are still getting very light pressure right now so there have been few reports.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At El Capitan, 66 anglers checked reported 339 bass to 6.2 pounds, 59 bluegill, 189 crappie, nine blue catfish, and six channel cats. At Hodges, 111 anglers caught 47 bass, 21 crappie, eight channel catfish, and six bluegill. At Lower Otay, 73 anglers landed 701 bass to seven pounds, 125 crappie to 2.2 pounds, 46 bluegill to 1.2 pounds, and one redear. At San Vicente, 125 anglers landed 644 bass to eight pounds. At Sutherland, 47 anglers reported 197 bass and four crappie.

NOTABLE CATCHES: None this week.

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.

Mar
22

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Dixon Lake was planted with trout this week, two and four weeks ago. There will be an additional 1,500-pound plant the week of Mar. 28. There will be a 4,000-pound plant April 18, and the final plant of the season will be 500 pounds on April 20.

Lake Jennings was planted with 1,500 pounds of rainbows last week. It was also planted three and four weeks ago. It will also have plants of 1,500 pounds the weeks of Apr. 2 and Apr. 16. The Apr. 2 plants will be 1,700 pounds.

Poway Lake was planted this week, two and four weeks ago. It will receive additional trout plants April 4 and 18. There will be a free trout fishing seminar April 8 to teach beginners how to catch trout.

At Lake Wohlford, there was a 1,500-pound plant this week and two weeks ago.

Santee Lakes was planted with 1,000-pounds of trout this week and two weeks ago.

Lake Cuyamaca is slated to get trout next week Apr. 19, May 22, and Jun. 15. A DFW trout plant also went in this week and four weeks ago.

At the San Diego City Lakes, Hodges, Barrett and Sutherland are closed for the season. El Capitan’s boat rental is closed for the season. ëCap and San Vicente are on their winter schedules.

No recent DFW trout plants.

FISHING UPDATE: The trout bite has been fair to good at most of the lakes getting regular stocks. The bite is best the two to three days after the plants, but all the lakes have had enough plants that there is a pretty good stockpile of fish that keeps the bite pretty fair. The usual array of floating dough baits, Mice Tails, and small trout jigs are the best bets. Poway and Dixon probably have been the best bets this past week, but Jennings and Wohlford are close seconds. Cuyamaca and Santee Lakes have been fair.

The bass bite has really started to improve in spite of the weather with a lot of fish nosing up into the shallows for the spawn. Lots of fish on small plastics and big reaction baits (especially in waters planted with trout). Lower Otay and El Capitan are the top bets with very good action, but San Vicente really turned on, too, this past week. Murray, Hodges, and Sutherland are several notches behind but improving with each sunny day.

The bluegill and redear action has mostly been slow, but it is showing signs of life with more fish starting to show at El Capitan and Hodges this week. The crappie action has been fair to good at Lower Otay, and a few fish are showing at San Vicente, El Capitan, Hodges and Murray.

The catfish are getting very light pressure right now so there have been few reports.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At El Capitan, 78 anglers checked reported 393 bass to 6.35 pounds, 54 bluegill, 37 crappie to 1.9 pounds, 38 blue catfish, and 15 channel catfish. At Hodges, 91 anglers reported just 32 bass, 21 crappie, and 10 bluegill. At Miramar, 19 anglers landed 70 bass to 3.75 pounds. At San Vicente, 220 anglers reported 663 bass to 8.5 pounds. At Sutherland, 24 anglers caught 43 bass and nine bluegill.

NOTABLE CATCHES: At San Vicente, Anthony Noy, La Mesa, landed three crappie and his best was a 2.8-pounder in the Kimball Arm. All were caught on white crappie jigs topped with a Crappie Nibble. At Wohlford, Richard Fridell, Escondido, caught and released a six-pound bass on a crawdad in Oakvale Cove last Friday.

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.

Mar
08

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Dixon Lake was planted with trout this week, two and three weeks ago. There will be additional 1,500-pound plants March 21 and 28. There will be a 4,000-pound plant April 18, and the final plant of the season will be 500 pounds on April 20.

Lake Jennings was planted with 1,500 pounds of rainbows last week, two weeks ago, and four weeks ago. It will also have plants of 1,500 pounds the weeks of Mar. 19, Apr. 2, and Apr. 16. The Apr. 2 plants will be 1,700 pounds.

Poway Lake was planted this week and two weeks ago. It will receive additional trout plants Mar. 21 and April 4 and 18. There are free trout fishing seminars March 11 and April 8 to teach beginners how to catch trout.

At Lake Wohlford, there was a 1,500-pound plant this week and two weeks ago.

Santee Lakes will be planted with 1,000-pounds of trout for this weekend, and it was also planted three weeks ago.

Lake Cuyamaca received a 1,500-pound plant three weeks ago, and it is slated to get more fish Mar. 13, Mar. 29, Apr. 19, May 22, and Jun. 15. A DFW trout plant also went in three weeks ago.

At the San Diego City Lakes, Hodges, Barrett and Sutherland are closed for the season. El Capitan’s boat rental is closed for the season. ëCap and San Vicente are on their winter schedules.

DFW trout plants went in four weeks ago at Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, and Lake Murray. None since.

FISHING UPDATE: The trout bite has been fair to good at most of the lakes getting regular stocks now. The bite is best the two to three days after the plants, but all the lakes have had enough plants that there is a pretty good stockpile of fish that keeps the bite pretty fair. The usual array of floating dough baits, Mice Tails, and small trout jigs are the best bets. Dixon and Jennings probably have been the best bets this past week, but Poway and Wohlford are close seconds with plants this week. Cuyamaca and Santee Lakes have been fair to good.

The bass bite has really started to improve in spite of the weather with a lot of fish nosing up into the shallows for the coming spawn. Lots of fish on small plastics and big reaction baits (especially in waters planted with trout). Lower Otay is breaking wide open, and El Capitan, San Vicente, and Murray are several notches behind but improving with each sunny day.

The bluegill and redear action has slowed way down with almost no reports over the past week, but the crappie action is really starting to take off at Lower Otay and Hodges, with a few fish showing at Hodges and Murray.

The catfish are getting very light pressure right now so there have been few reports. However, a big blue cat was reported at El Capitan last Friday (50-plus pounds).

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At El Capitan, 74 anglers checked reported 213 bass to 7.63 pounds, 28 bluegill, 20 channel catfish, 12 blue catfish to 53.5 pounds, and eight crappie. At Hodges, 81 anglers reported 42 crappie and 18 bass. At Miramar, 20 anglers had 43 bass to 3.6 pounds. At Lower Otay, 84 anglers landed 611 bass to 5.6 pounds, 189 crappie, and 68 bluegill. At Sutherland, 23 anglers reported just 26 bass.

NOTABLE CATCHES: At El Capitan, Bob Baker, San Diego, landed 53 1/2-pound blue catfish on a chunk of bonito.

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.

Mar
01

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Dixon Lake was planted with trout last week and two weeks ago. There will be additional 1,500-pound plants March 7, 21, and 28. There will be a 4,000-pound plant April 18, and the final plant of the season will be 500 pounds on April 20.

Lake Jennings was planted with 1,500 pounds of rainbows this week, last week, and three weeks ago. It will also have plants of 1,500 pounds the weeks of Mar. 19, Apr. 2, and Apr. 16. The Apr. 2 plants will be 1,700 pounds.

Poway Lake was planted last week and four weeks ago, and it will receive additional trout plants Mar. 7 and 21, and April 4 and 18. There are free trout fishing seminars March 11 and April 8 to teach beginners how to catch trout.

At Lake Wohlford, there was a 1,500-pound plants last week, and another 1,500-pound plant is scheduled for March 7.

Santee Lakes was planted with 1,000-pounds of trout two weeks ago, and an aditional 1,000-pound plant is scheduled for March 10.

Lake Cuyamaca received a 1,500-pound plant two weeks ago, and it is slated to get more fish Mar. 13, Mar. 29, Apr. 19, May 22, and Jun. 15. A DFW trout plant also went in three weeks ago.

At the San Diego City Lakes, Hodges, Barrett and Sutherland are closed for the season. El Capitan’s boat rental is closed for the season. ëCap and San Vicente are on their winter schedules.

DFW trout plants went in three weeks ago at Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, and Lake Murray.

FISHING UPDATE: The trout bite has been fair to good at most of the lakes getting regular stocks now. The bite is best the two to three days after the plants, but all the lakes have had enough plants that there is a pretty good stockpile of fish that keeps the bite pretty fair. The usual array of floating dough baits, Mice Tails, and small trout jigs are the best bets. Dixon and Jennings probably have been the best bets this past week, but Wohlford and Cuyamaca have also been good. Poway, Jennings, and Santee Lakes have been fair to good.

The bass bite has really started to improve in spite of the weather with a lot of fish nosing up into the shallows for the coming spawn. Lots of fish on small plastics and big reaction baits (especially in waters planted with trout). Lower Otay, El Capitan, San Vicente, and Murray have all been fair with the Otay bite really starting to take off.

The bluegill and redear action has slowed way down with almost no reports over the past week, but the crappie action is really starting to take off at Lower Otay and Hodges, with a few fish showing at Murray.

The catfish are getting very light pressure right now so there have been few reports. However, big blue cats were reported/rumored at Otay (63.4 pounds) and Vicente (50-plus pounder lost).

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At El Capitan, 28 anglers checked reported 143 bass, 16 bluegill, seven blue catfish, four crappie, and two channel cats. At Hodges, 45 anglers checked reported 51 crappie and 36 bass. At Lower Otay, 90 anglers reported 533 bass to 6.49 pounds, 188 crappie, 58 bluegill, and one 63.4-pound blue catfish. At San Vicente, 58 anglers reported 120 bass and three crappie.

NOTABLE CATCHES: At Otay, Kevin Ferris reported catching and releasing 16 bass, including four at four pounds or a little better, all on drop-shot plastics.

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.

Feb
22

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Dixon Lake was planted with trout this week and last week, and there will be additional 1,500-pound plants March 7, 21, and 28. There will be a 4,000-pound plant April 18, and the final plant of the season will be 500 pounds on April 20.

Lake Jennings was planted with 1,500 pounds of rainbows this week and two weeks ago. It will also have plants of 1,500 pounds the weeks of Feb. 26, Mar. 19, Apr. 2, and Apr. 16. The Apr. 2 plants will be 1,700 pounds.

Poway Lake was planted this week and three weeks ago, and it will receive additional trout plants Mar. 7 and 21, and April 4 and 18. There are free trout fishing seminars March 11 and April 8 to teach beginners how to catch trout.

At Lake Wohlford, there was a 1,500-pound plants this week, along with plants the same size last week and two weeks ago.

Santee Lakes was planted with 1,000-pounds of trout last week, and an aditional 1,000-pound plant is scheduled for March 10.

Lake Cuyamaca received a 1,500-pound plant last week, and it is slated to get more fish Mar. 13, Mar. 29, Apr. 19, May 22, and Jun. 15. A DFW trout plant also went in three weeks ago.

At the San Diego City Lakes, Hodges, Barrett and Sutherland are closed for the season. El Capitan’s boat rental is closed for the season. ëCap and San Vicente are on their winter schedules.

DFW trout plants went in two weeks at Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, and Lake Murray.

FISHING UPDATE: The trout bite has been fair to good at most of the lakes getting regular stocks now. The bite is best the two to three days after the plants, but all the lakes have had enough plants that there is a pretty good stockpile of fish that keeps the bite pretty fair. The usual array of floating dough baits, Mice Tails, and small trout jigs are the best bets. Dixon Lake was been particularly good, but Wohlford and Cuyamaca have also been good. Poway, Jennings, and Santee Lakes have been fair to good.

The bass bite slowly improving, and this week’s cold front has not helped. Still, the action is perking at most of the low-elevation waters across the county. A few fish are already nosing up into shallower, sun-warmed water in very early pre-spawn movements of fish. There also continues to be fair to good action with big swimbaits on bigger fish up chasing trout. Overall, most of the action is on drop-shot plastics or live bait (where legal), especially shiners. Lower Otay, El Capitan, San Vicente, and Murray have all been fair with the Otay bite really starting to take off.

The bluegill and redear action has slowed way down with almost no reports over the past week, but the crappie action is really starting to take off at Lower Otay and a few fish are showing at Murray.

The catfish are getting very light pressure right now so there have been few reports.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. Not available this week.

NOTABLE CATCHES: At San Vicente, Jeff Green, El Cajon, landed a 17-pound blue catfish on a chunk of mackerel in the Kimball Arm.

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.

Feb
15

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Dixon Lake was planted with trout this week and last week, and there will be additional 1,500-pound plants Feb. 21, March 7, 21, and 28. There will be a 4,000-pound plant April 18, and the final plant of the season will be 500 pounds on April 20.

Lake Jennings was planted with 1,500 pounds of rainbows last week. It will also have plants of 1,500 pounds the weeks of Feb. 19, Feb. 26, Mar. 19, Apr. 2, and Apr. 16. The Apr. 2 plants will be 1,700 pounds.

Poway Lake was planted two weeks ago, and it will receive additional trout plants Feb. 21, Mar. 7 and 21, and April 4 and 18. There are free trout fishing seminars March 11 and April 8 to teach beginners how to catch trout.

At Lake Wohlford, there was a 1,500-pound plants this week, along with plants the same size last week and three weeks ago.

Santee Lakes was planted with 1,000-pounds of trout last week, and an aditional 1,000-pound plant is scheduled for March 10.

Lake Cuyamaca received a 1,500-pound plant last week, and it was slated to get more fish this week, Mar. 13, Mar. 29, Apr. 19, May 22, and Jun. 15. A DFW trout plant also went in two weeks ago.

At the San Diego City Lakes, Hodges, Barrett and Sutherland are closed for the season. El Capitan’s boat rental is closed for the season. ëCap and San Vicente are on their winter schedules.

DFW trout plants went in two weeks at Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, and Lake Murray.

FISHING UPDATE: The trout bite has been fair to good at most of the lakes getting regular stocks now. The bite is best the two to three days after the plants, but all the lakes have had enough plants that there is a pretty good stockpile of fish that keeps the bite pretty fair. The usual array of floating dough baits, Mice Tails, and small trout jigs are the best bets. Dixon Lake was been particularly good, but Wohlford and Cuyamaca have also been good. Poway, Jennings, and Santee Lakes have been fair to good.

The bass bite has really started to perk up at most of the low-elevation waters across the county. Lots of fish are already nosing up into shallower, sun-warmed water in very early pre-spawn movements of fish. There also continues to be fair to good action with big swimbaits on bigger fish up chasing trout. Overall, most of the action is on drop-shot plastics or live bait (where legal), especially shiners. Lower Otay, El Capitan, San Vicente, and Murray have all been fair with the Otay bite really starting to take off.

The bluegill and redear action has slowed way down with almost no reports over the past week, but the crappie action is really starting to take off at Lower Otay and a few fish are showing at Murray.

The catfish are getting very light pressure right now so there have been few reports.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. Not available this week.

NOTABLE CATCHES: At Lower Otay, a local tournament was won by Ronnie Kampmueller and Ryan Cauldren with a five-fish 23.05-pound catch, and the big fish was a 5.85-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.

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.

Feb
01

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Two youth fishing events this weekend.

First, Lake Jennings will be hosting its Kid’s Day event this Saturday, Feb. 3. All kids under 10 get in free for the day and can catch one fish from the fish pond in addition to fishing the regular lake. A hot dog lunch is also free for the kids. The lake will get planted with 1,700 pounds of rainbows this week. It also received 1,500-pound plants two and four weeks ago. It will also have plants of 1,500 pounds the weeks of Feb. 5, Feb. 19, Feb. 26, Mar. 19, Apr. 2, and Apr. 16. The Apr. 2 plants will be 1,700 pounds.

Second, Poway Lake’s 23rd Annual Youth Fish Derby is set for this Saturday, Feb. 3. There are free trout fishing seminars March 11 and April 8 to teach beginners how to catch trout. Poway received trout this week and three weeks ago. It will get additional trout plants Feb. 21, Mar. 7 and 21, and April 4 and 18.

Dixon Lake was planted with 1,500 pounds of rainbows last week and the previous two weeks. There will be additional 1,500-pound plants Feb. 7, 14, 21, March 7, 21, and 28. There will be a 4,000-pound plant April 18, and the final plant of the season will be 500 pounds on April 20.

At Lake Wohlford, there were 1,500-pound plants last week and three weeks ago. The next plant is scheduled for next week.

Santee Lakes was planted with trout three weeks ago. Additional 1,000-pound plants are also slated for Feb. 10 and March 10.

Lake Cuyamaca will get a 1,500-pound plant last week and three weeks ago. Future plant will occur Feb. 6, Feb. 15, Mar. 13, Mar. 29, Apr. 19, May 22, and Jun. 15. A DFW trout plant was scheduled for this week.

At the San Diego City Lakes, Hodges, Barrett and Sutherland are closed for the season. El Capitan’s boat rental is closed for the season. ëCap and San Vicente are on their winter schedules.

DFW trout plants were scheduled to go into Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, and Lake Murray this week. Those same three lakes were planted with the DFW three weeks ago.

FISHING UPDATE: The trout bite has been fair to good at most of the lakes getting regular stocks now. The bite is best the two to three days after the plants, but all the lakes have had enough plants that there is a pretty good stockpile of fish that keeps the bite pretty fair. The usual array of floating dough baits, Mice Tails, and small trout jigs are the best bets. Dixon Lake was been particularly good, but Wohlford and Cuyamaca have also been good. Poway, Jennings, and Santee Lakes have been fair to good.

The bass action, especially at lakes getting the smaller DFW trout, has really perked for bigger largemouths. The trout-like swimbaits are getting some quality fish. Overall, most of the action is on drop-shot plastics or live bait (where legal), especially shiners. Lower Otay, El Capitan, San Vicente, and Murray have all been fair with the Otay bite really starting to take off.

The bluegill and redear action has slowed way down with almost no reports over the past week, but some crappie action has been reported at Murray and Lower Otay.

The catfish are getting very light pressure right now so there have been few reports.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. Counts not available for this past week.

NOTABLE CATCHES: At San Vicente, Matt Green, El Cajon, landed 26- and 14-pound blue catfish fishing mackerel in the Barona Arm. Meanwhile, Larry Snow, Eucalyptus Hills, caught a six-pound bass on a topwater lure. At Lower Otay, John Taylor, El Cajon, reported catching and released around 50 bass to 3.85 pounds spooning and drop-shotting purple plastics. At Wohlford, the top trout this past week was a 7-10 caught by
Michael Chang, San Diego, on a Kastmaster. Top bass was a 6-6 landed by Justin Kennedy, Valley Center, in Boat Dock Cove using a plastic 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.

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.

Jan
25

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Dixon Lake was planted with 1,500 pounds of rainbows each of the past three, including this week. There will be additional 1,500-pound plants Feb. 7, 14, 21, March 7, 21, and 28. There will be a 4,000-pound plant April 18, and the final plant of the season will be 500 pounds on April 20.

At Lake Wohlford, there were 1,500-pound plants this week and two weeks ago.

Lake Jennings received 1,500 pounds of rainbows last week and three weeks ago. will also have plants of 1,500 pounds the weeks of next week, Feb. 5, Feb. 19, Feb. 26, Mar. 19, Apr. 2, and Apr. 16. The Jan. 29 and Apr. 2 plants will be 1,700 pounds.

Poway Lakes received trout this week, two and four weeks ago. It will get additional trout plants Jan. 31, Feb. 21, Mar. 7 and 21, and April 4 and 18. The 23rd Annual Youth Fish Derby is set for Saturday, Feb. 3. There are free trout fishing seminars March 11 and April 8 to teach beginners how to catch trout.

Santee Lakes was planted with trout two weeks ago. Additional 1,000-pound plants are also slated for Feb. 10 and March 10.

Lake Cuyamaca will get a 1,500-pound plant this week, and it was planted with 1,500 pounds of trout two weeks ago. Future plant will occur Feb. 6, Feb. 15, Mar. 13, Mar. 29, Apr. 19, May 22, and Jun. 15. Duck hunting season is ongoing, restricting anglers to the north shoreline from the dam to the handicap dock all day on Wednesdays and until 10 a.m. on Sundays.

At the San Diego City Lakes, Hodges, Barrett and Sutherland are closed for the season. El Capitan’s boat rental is closed for the season. ëCap and San Vicente are on their winter schedules.

DFW trout plants went into Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, and Murray two weeks ago. No plant slated for this week or next week at the present time.

FISHING UPDATE: The trout bite has been fair to good at most of the lakes getting regular stocks now. The bite is best the two to three days after the plants, but all the lakes have had enough plants that there is a pretty good stockpile of fish that keeps the bite pretty fair. The usual array of floating dough baits, Mice Tails, and small trout jigs are the best bets. Dixon Lake was been particularly good, but Wohlford and Cuyamaca have also been good. Poway, Jennings, and Santee Lakes have been fair to good.

The bass action, especially at lakes getting the smaller DFW fish, has really perked for bigger largemouths. The trout-like swimbaits are getting some quality fish. Still, most of the action is on drop-shot plastics or live bait (where legal), especially shiners. Lower Otay, El Capitan, San Vicente, and Murray have all been fair.

The bluegill and redear action has slowed way down with almost no reports over the past week.

The catfish are getting very light pressure right now so there have been few reports.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. Counts not available for this past week.

NOTABLE CATCHES: None this week.

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.

Dec
08

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: The 39th Annual Dixon Lake Trout Derby was this past weekend. It was won by Tanner Holt, Escondido, with a 7.68-pound trout, just edging girlfriend Katelyn Woods, Escondido, who had a 7.66-pound rainbow. Dixon plants from Calaveras Trout Farms were made on Nov. 15 (4,500 pounds), Nov. 22 (1,500 pounds), Nov. 29 (4,000 pounds) and Dec. 1 (2,000 pounds), and the next plant of 1,500 pounds is slated for Dec. 13.

Lake Jennings received 1,500 pounds of trout two weeks ago, and 2,500 pounds three weeks ago. It will also have plants of 1,500 pounds, the weeks of Dec. 18, Jan. 1, Jan. 15, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 19, Feb. 26, Mar. 19, Apr. 2, and Apr. 16. The Jan. 29 and Apr. 2 plants will be 1,700 pounds.

Poway Lakes trout season kicked off with the first plant of the season last week. There will also be plants Dec. 13 and 28, Jan. 10, 24, and 31, Feb. 21, Mar. 7 and 21, and April 4 and 18. The Youth Fish Derby is set for Feb. 3.

Santee Lakes trout season kicked off three weeks ago with a plant of 2,500 pounds of rainbows, and there was a 1,000-pound plant last week. Additional 1,000-pound plants are also slated for Dec. 13, Dec. 29, Jan. 13, Jan. 24, Feb. 7, Feb. 21, and Mar. 7.

Lake Cuyamaca is slated to get 1,200 pounds of Jess Ranch trout Dec. 19. Future plants from Jess Ranch or Wright’s Rainbows are Dec. 28, Jan. 9, Jan. 25, Feb. 6, Feb. 15, Mar. 13, Mar. 29, Apr. 19, May 22, and Jun. 15. Duck hunting season starts this week, restricting anglers to the north shoreline from the dam to the handicap dock all day on Wednesdays and until 10 a.m. on Sundays.

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.

At the San Diego City Lakes, Hodges, Barrett and Sutherland are closed for the season. El Capitan’s boat rental is closed for the season. ëCap and San Vicente are on their winter schedules. DFW trout plants went into Chollas Park Lake and Cuyamaca Lake two weeks ago, but no plants have been made or are scheduled.

FISHING UPDATE: Trout season has kicked into gear, and there is good fishing at most waters now. Dixon Lake has been particularly good (but crowded) and Lake Cuyamaca is very good. Lots of limits posted at both waters. Jennings. Santee Lakes has been fair with their next plants coming next week. Poway has also been pretty fair after a plant last week and another plant next week.

The bass action is finally starting to ebb a little as the nights and water temperatures cool. Lower Otay has been the bass hotspot in the region with a lot of fish on drop-shot plastics and still some reaction bait fish. El Capitan, San Vicente have also been pretty fair bass. Lots of small fish at all the lakes right now.

The bluegill and redear action has slowed way down, with just a few fish caught at Murray, Otay, and San Vicente.

The catfish are getting very light pressure right now so there have been few reports.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At El Capitan, 19 anglers reported 69 bass and 12 blue catfish. At Miramar, 17 anglers reported 28 bass to four pounds and three channel cats to 8.5 pounds. At San Vicente, 79 anglers checked had 139 bass to 5.2 pounds.

NOTABLE CATCHES: At Murray, Daniel Ortega, San Diego, landed three bluegill to 1.5 pounds off the fishng pier on red worms, while Roger Clemens, San Diego, had a two-pound redear off the pier on meal 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.

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.