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Aug
21

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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

HODGES: No county report. Marina staff report good catfish action in the shallow coves, fair to good bluegill action off the fishing platform, and fair bass action with fish to eight pounds reported in the past week. Carp are very good for the few anglers targeting the carp. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: County staff checked 141 anglers and they reported 347 bass to 10.31 pounds. Marina staff reports the bass action has been fair to good. Plastics have been good mornings and late afternoons, and there is a good topwater bite early and late. Ken Jones, Carlsbad, had eight bass to 6-4 on large Kastmasters. Catfish and bluegill have also been fair to good. Jeff Riggs, San Diego, landed a 24-pound catfish to top off his five-fish, 85-pound stringer, all on mackerel in the north arm. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: County staff checked 85 anglers and they reported 296 bass to 5-7, 21 bluegill to 1-5, and 18 channel cats to 7-4. Marina staff report the bluegill bite is very good with a lot of pan-sized fish on nightcrawlers, wax worms, meal worms, and crickets. There is also a fair to good bass bite on shiners and nightcrawlers, and a good early morning surface bite. The catfish bite on most cut baits. Water level is rising. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

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

MURRAY: No county report. Marina staff reports that bass have been fair to good with a lot of topwater and jerk bait action early and late as the fish chase shad. Plastics also a good bet. James Odom, La Mesa, had five bass to three pounds on plastics. Catfish are showing in the deep water off the points opposite the marina, mostly on cut baits. The bluegill bite is pretty good. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: No county report. Marina staff report good bass action on drop-shot and Texas-rigged plastics and some topwater early and late. Grant Smith, San Diego, landed five bass for 14 pounds on Senkos and his best was a four-pounder. The catfish are fair go good around the docks and opposite the marina on cut baits. Bluegill are good, and some nice fish are showing. Jack McLaughlin, 5, Del Mar, had a stringer of 15 bluegill to 3/4-pound off the fishing pier on red worms. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

SUTHERLAND: County staff check 25 anglers and they reported 16 bass to 3-8, 18 bluegill to a pound, seven carp to 16-14, five crappie to 1-5, and one channel cat at 5-4. Lyle Daniels, Santa Ysabel, had carp are 16-14 and 14-2. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The lake will close on weekdays after Labor Day, as it does every year, and remain open for weekends only throughout the fall. Catfish are fair to good on cut mackerel or chicken liver. The final plant of the season went in two weeks ago. Only a few bass showing on reaction baits early and late in the day when they are up chasing shad. Still the odd crappie being caught on a live shiner. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: Catfish action has been good, especially during the night fishing sessions. Bass remain fair with some flurries of good topwater action early and late. Bluegill action is warming up with some up smaller sized fish off the piers near the weedy, covered areas of the lake. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: The catfish bite has been good, especially at night, on mackerel, chicken liver, and specialty catfish baits. Catfish plants last two and four weeks ago. Night fishing is only allowed Friday and Saturday nights until September 5th. Fishing is open until 11:30 p.m., and boats can stay out until 11 p.m. Bass fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits with some good reaction bait action early and late in the day. Small bluegill are good in most shallow shoreline areas with some bigger ëgills in 12 to 20 feet of water. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Catfish action has been fair with plants last week and four weeks ago. Next plant will be next week. The best action has been at the Bird Trees and most coves on mackerel, chicken liver or dough bait. The redear bite is also fair to good in the morning on wax worms, red worms, and meal worms. Bass are fair at best with a little topwater early in the day and then a few fish on plastics. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The bass bite has been fair to good this past week mostly on plastics, nightcrawlers, with some topwater early and late. Catfish have been fair to good on cut baits, especially shrimp and mackerel, with some nice stringers of five to 15 fish reported. Most in the two-pound class. A few bluegill showing, but crappie are slow. Carp are pretty decent for the few anglers targeting the carp with dough baits. No trout reported. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Trout action continues fair to good, but the fish are getting tough by the day with the warm weather. Catfish are pretty fair and a few bigger fish have been reported. The small crappie are showing in good numbers again. Last DFW trout plant was three weeks ago. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Aug
14

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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

HODGES: No county report. Marina staff report good catfish action in the shallow coves, fair to good bluegill action off the fishing platform, and fair bass action. Eddie Johnson, Compton, had an 11-pound catfish on mackerel. Carp are very good for the few anglers targeting the carp. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: No county report. Marina staff reports the bass action has been fair to good. Plastics have been good mornings and late afternoons, and there is a good topwater bite early and late. Rick Cooper, San Diego, had five bass for an 18.3-pound limit and his best fish was a four-pounder, caught on a crawdad. Catfish and bluegill have also been fair to good. John Taylor, Riverside, had 15 bluegill to 3/4-pound on red worms. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: No county report. Marina staff report the bluegill bite is very good with a lot of pan-sized fish on nightcrawlers, wax worms, meal worms, and crickets. There is also a fair to good bass bite on shiners and nightcrawlers, and a good early morning surface bite. The catfish bite on most cut baits. Water level is rising. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

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

MURRAY: No county report. Marina staff reports that bass have been fair to good with a lot of topwater and jerk bait action early and late as the fish chase shad. Plastics also a good bet. Catfish are showing in the deep water off the points opposite the marina, mostly on cut baits. The bluegill bite is pretty good. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: No county report. Marina staff report good bass action on drop-shot and Texas-rigged plastics and some topwater early and late. Carl Riggs, San Diego, had eight bass to three pounds on Senkos. The catfish are fair go good around the docks and opposite the marina on cut baits. Bluegill are fair to good, and some nice fish are showing. Timothy Owens, Carlsbad, landed six bluegill to 3/4-pound off the fishing pier on meal worms. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

SUTHERLAND: No county report. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The lake will close on weekdays after Labor Day, as it does every year, and remain open for weekends only throughout the fall. Catfish are fair to good on cut mackerel or chicken liver. The final plant of the season went in two weeks ago. Only a few bass showing on reaction baits early and late in the day when they are up chasing shad. Still the odd crappie being caught on a live shiner. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: Catfish action has been good, especially during the night fishing sessions. Bass remain fair with some flurries of good topwater action early and late. Bluegill action is warming up with some up smaller sized fish off the piers near the weedy, covered areas of the lake. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: The catfish bite has been good, especially at night, on mackerel, chicken liver, and specialty catfish baits. Catfish plants last two and four weeks ago. Night fishing is only allowed Friday and Saturday nights until September 5th. Fishing is open until 11:30 p.m., and boats can stay out until 11 p.m. Bass fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits with some good reaction bait action early and late in the day. Small bluegill are good in most shallow shoreline areas with some bigger ëgills in 12 to 20 feet of water. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Catfish action has been good with plants three weeks ago and another this week. The best action has been at the Bird Trees and most coves on mackerel, chicken liver or dough bait. The redear bite is also fair to good in the morning on wax worms, red worms, and meal worms. Bass are fair at best with a little topwater early in the day and then a few fish on plastics. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The bass bite has been fair to good this past week mostly on plastics, nightcrawlers, with some topwater early and late. Matthew Harger, Morena Village, had a 4-10 bass on a plastics, while Matthew Macias, El Cajon, landed a 5-8 bass. Catfish have been fair to good on cut baits, especially shrimp and mackerel, with some nice stringers of five to 15 fish reported. Most in the two-pound class. Fred Jones, San Marcos, had cats at 6-3 and 4-5 on chicken liver and mackerel at the dam. A few bluegill showing, but crappie are slow. Carp are pretty decent for the few anglers targeting the carp with dough baits. No trout reported. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Trout action continues fair to good, but the fish are getting tough by the day with the warm weather. Catfish are pretty fair and a few bigger fish have been reported. The small crappie are showing in good numbers again. Last DFW trout plant was three weeks ago. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Jul
31

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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

HODGES: No county report. Marina staff report good catfish action in the shallow coves, fair to good bluegill action off the fishing platform, and fair bass action. Carp are very good for the few anglers targeting the carp. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: No county report. Marina staff reports the bass action has been fair to good. Plastics have been good mornings and late afternoons, and there is a good topwater bite early and late. Ray Holden, Lakeside, have five bass to 4.4 pounds on small silver spoons. Catfish and bluegill have also been fair to good. Gary Johnson, Inglewood, landed 15 bluegill on mealworms, and the stringer weighed 14-8 and include a 1-2 ëgill. Andy Chandarath, San Diego, had an 11-pound catfish. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: No county report. Marina staff report the bluegill bite is very good with a lot of pan-sized fish on nightcrawlers, wax worms, meal worms, and crickets. There is also a fair to good bass bite on shiners and nightcrawlers. The catfish bite on most cut baits. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

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

MURRAY: No county report this week. Marina staff reports that bass have been fair to good with a lot of topwater and jerk bait action early and late as the fish chase shad. Plastics also a good bet. Kevin Clark, San Diego, had four bass for a 9.3-pound stringer, all on plastics at the fishing pier. Catfish are showing in the deep water off the points opposite the marina, mostly on cut baits. The bluegill bite is pretty good. Chris Lamour, Santee, had nine bluegill for a total weight of 10 pounds and his best ëgill was a 1.4-pounder, all on redworms. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: No county report this week. Marina staff report good bass action on drop-shot and Texas-rigged plastics and some topwater early and late. John Collins, La Mesa, had four bass to 2.4 pounds on Rapalas. The catfish are fair go good around the docks and opposite the marina on cut baits. Bluegill are fair, but some nice fish are showing. Ken Riggs, Payson, Ariz., landed 10 bluegill for a total weight of 12.4 pounds, including one at 1 1/2-pounds, and all were taken on nightcrawlers. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

SUTHERLAND: No county report. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The catfish bite has been pretty fair throughout the lake this past week with the best bite on cut mackerel and chicken liver. The final plant of the season was slated to go in Thursday this week. Only a few bass showing on reaction baits early and late in the day when they are up chasing shad. Still the odd crappie being caught on a live shiner. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: DWF trout plant four weeks ago.

DIXON LAKE: Catfish action has been fair to good. There was a 1,000-pound plant last week and a 2,000-pound plant three weeks ago. There is night fishing every evening until 11:45 p.m. The best baits have been cut mackerel or sardines, chicken livers, or shrimp. The bass bite is fair with the best action early and late in the day on reaction baits. Also fair action on bluegill. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: The catfish bite has been good, especially at night, on mackerel, chicken liver, and specialty catfish baits. Catfish plants last week and three weeks ago. Night fishing is only allowed Friday and Saturday nights until September 5th. Fishing is open until 11:30 p.m., and boats can stay out until 11 p.m. Bass fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits with some good reaction bait action early and late in the day. Small bluegill are good in most shallow shoreline areas with some bigger ëgills in 12 to 20 feet of water. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Catfish action has been good with plants last week and another slated for Aug. 11. The best action has been at the Bird Trees and most coves on mackerel, chicken liver or dough bait. The redear bite is also fair to good in the morning on wax worms, red worms, and meal worms. Bass are fair at best with a little topwater early in the day and then a few fish on plastics. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The bass bite has been fair to good this past week mostly on plastics, nightcrawlers, with some topwater early and late. Timothy Duke, Utah, landed an 11-3 bass on a swimbait at the dam, while Jeff Thompson, San diego, had a 6-3 on a Creature Bait, also at the dam. Cody Godbey, Alpine, had a five-fish, 13-pounds striper on bass on plastics and cranks while fishing from his kayak. Catfish have been fair to goode on cut baits, especially shrimp and mackerel, with some nice stringers of five to 15 fish reported. Most in the two-pound class, while Chris Torres, Jamul, landed a 5-2, and another 8-5 was reported. A few bluegill showing, but crappie are slow. Carp are pretty decent for the few anglers targeting the carp with dough baits. No trout reported. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Trout action continues fair to good, but the fish are getting tough by the day with the warm weather. Catfish are pretty fair and a few bigger fish have been reported. The small crappie are showing in good numbers again. Last DFW trout plant was three weeks ago. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Jul
17

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: County staff checked 50 anglers who reported 997 bass, three bluegill and one crappie. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: County staff checked 109 anglers who reported 180 bass, 17 crappie, eight channel cats. Marina staff report good catfish action in the shallow coves, fair to good bluegill action off the fishing platform, and fair bass action. Carp are very good for the few anglers targeting the carp. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: No county report. Marina staff reports the bass action has been fair to good. Plastics have been good mornings and late afternoons, and there is a good topwater bite early and late. Catfish and bluegill have also been fair to good. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: County staff checked 63 anglers who reported 253 bass to 3.57 pounds, 29 bluegill to a pound, and five channel cats to 4.76 pounds. Marina staff report a very good catfish bite on most cut baits, and there is fair to good action for bluegill with wax worms and meal worms the top baits. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: County staff checked three anglers who reported five bass to 2.3 pounds. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed, but anglers can still walk in. Lake information: 619-465-3474 (recording) or 619-397-5212 (concession) or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

MURRAY: No county report this week. Bass have been fair to good with a lot of topwater early and late. Plastics also a good bet. Brandon Sommerville, Bonita, laned a 4-8 bass on a Roboworm fished drop-shot style. Catfish are showing in the deep water off the points opposite the marina, mostly on cut baits. The bluegill bite is pretty good. Danny Mascari, Jamul, landed nine bluegill with a total weight of 10 pounds and his best fish was a 1-4. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: County staff checked 20 anglers who reported 36 bass and 11 bluegill. Marina reports good bass action on drop-shot and Texas-rigged plastics and some topwater early and late. The catfish are fair go good around the docks and opposite the marina on cut baits. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

SUTHERLAND: County staff checked 38 anglers who reports 40 bass to 3.65 pounds, 35 bluegill to a pound, nine channel cats to 4.55 pounds, seven carp to nearly four pounds, and five crappie to 1.25 pounds. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The catfish plant last week really turned on the bite on whiskerfish, especially along the west buoy line and off Crappie Rock. Cut mackerel and chicken liver have been the top baits. The weekend catfish derby was won by Ron Horner, Esconidod, with a 9-11 cat. The crappie fishing is experiencing a resurgence with good sized fish being caught in Oakvale and the vicinity of Crappie Rock on small finger jigs or live shiners. The bass bite are slow to fair with the best bite early and late in the day on crawdads, Shad Rap-style cranksbaits, or dark colored plastics. Also some topwater. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: DWF trout plant three weeks ago.

DIXON LAKE: Catfish season kicked off last week with the first plant of the season and there is weekly night fishing. Fair catfish action on cut baits. The bass bite has been fair on drop-shot plastics and reaction baits in the coves early and late in the day. Most have been smaller fish. Bluegill and catfish have been improving with the warmer weather with both fair now. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Bass fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits with some good reaction bait action early and late in the day. The catfish bite is improving on cut baits and the first plant of the season was slated for this Friday. Small bluegill are good in most shallow shoreline areas with some bigger ëgills in 12 to 20 feet of water. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: The catfish bite has been good, with a few limits for both shore and boat anglers this past week. Hermit’s Cove is the top spot for shore fisherman and Half Moon Cove produced the most cats for boaters. Most anglers reported at least one or two catfish. The redear bite is also been pretty good with a number of quality fish at a pound or better reported. A few bass showing along the shorelines early and late, and the bluegill are also being caught with the redears. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The bass are fair on topwater early and late and then plastics after. Travis Brieton, San Diego, landed a 7-15 bass on a Creature Bait, and Elizabeth Santos, El Centro, had a 5-6 bass. Jeffery Edman, El Centro, had a five-fish stringer that went 13-4, topped off with a 5-6 bass. Catfish are good with a few limits reported on cut baits. Dee Surgeon, Ocean Beach, landed an eight-pound cat on mackerel, while Raquel Hernandez, Ocean Beach, had an 8-9. Also good action on small bluegill and carp. Mark Sanchez, Spring Valley,landed a 6-5 carp. Still a few trout from deep water at the dam but the bite is tough. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Algae starting to build up and impeding fishing, but the trout bite is still good after a DFW trout plant last week. Catfish fair and quite a few bass showing early and late in the day. The bluegill and crappie bites slowed, however. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Jul
10

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: County staff checked 64 anglers who reported 571 bass, three bluegill and one crappie. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: County staff checked 76 anglers who reported 117 bass, seven channel cats, and five bluegill. Marina staff report good catfish action in the shallow coves, fair to good bluegill action off the fishing platform, and fair bass action. Carp are very good for the few anglers targeting the carp. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: County staff checked 35 angler who reported 153 bass, six channel catfish, and one bluegill. The bass action has been very good with the marina staff reporting most good bass anglers are averaging 20 fish up to six pounds per day. Plastics have been good throughout the day, and there is a good topwater bite early and late. Catfish and bluegill have also been fair to good. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: No county report this week. Marina staff report a very good catfish bite on most cut baits, and there is fair to good action for bluegill with wax worms and meal worms the top baits. Bass fair and a few crappie are showing again. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

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

MURRAY: No county report this week. Bass have been fair to good with a lot of topwater early and late. Plastics also a good bet. Matt Long, San Diego, landed an 8-4 bass on a drop-shot plastics. Catfish are showing in the deep water off the points opposite the marina, mostly on cut baits. A few crappie reported. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: County staff checked 18 anglers who reported 22 bass and nine bluegill. Marina reports good bass action on drop-shot and Texas-rigged plastics and some topwater early and late. The catfish are fair go good around the docks and opposite the marina on cut baits. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

SUTHERLAND: County staff checked 45 anglers who reported 33 bass to 4.8 pounds, 32 bluegill to nearly a pound, seven crappie to 1.1 pounds, six carp to 4.5 pounds, and four channel cats to 4.85 pounds. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The catfish plant last week really turned on the bite on whiskerfish, especially along the west buoy line and off Crappie Rock. Cut mackerel and chicken liver have been the top baits. The crappie fishing is experiencing a resurgence with good sized fish being caught in Oakvale and the vicinity of Crappie Rock on small finger jigs or live shiners. The bass bite are slow to fair with the best bite early and late in the day on crawdads, Shad Rap-style cranksbaits, or dark colored plastics. Also some topwater. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: DWF trout plant three weeks ago.

DIXON LAKE: Catfish season kicked off Thursday this week with the first plant of the season. Night fishing will also begin that day. The cats have been spotty but a few are already showing on cut baits. The bass bite has been fair on drop-shot plastics and reaction baits in the coves early and late in the day. Most have been smaller fish. Bluegill and catfish have been improving with the warmer weather with both fair now. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Bass fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits with some good reaction bait action early and late in the day. The catfish bite is improving on cut baits and the first plant of the season was slated for this Friday. Small bluegill are good in most shallow shoreline areas with some bigger ëgills in 12 to 20 feet of water. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: The catfish bite was very good after the plant last week. There were a lot of limits for both shore and boats. Hermit’s Cove was the top spot for shore fisherman and Half Moon Cove produced the most cats for boaters. Most anglers reported at least one or two catfish. The redear bite is also been pretty good with a number of quality fish at a pound or better reported. A few bass showing along the shorelines early and late, and the bluegill are also being caught with the redears. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The bass are fair on topwater early and late and then plastics after. Catfish are good with a few limits reported. Also good action on small bluegill and carp. Still a few trout from deep water at the dam. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Algae starting to build up and impeding fishing, but the trout bite is still good after a DFW trout plant last week. Gleg Fleming, Temecula, had an 8-4 rainbow on worms at the Lone Pine Tree. Laurie Blasdale-Riley, Julian, had a 5-2 trout to top off a five-fish limit, all on PowerBait. Catfish fair and quite a few bass showing early and late in the day. The bluegill and crappie bites slowed, however. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Jun
27

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: County staff checked 131 anglers who reported 2,225 bass, 25 bluegill, and two crappie. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: No county report. Marina staff report good catfish action in the shallow coves, fair to good bluegill action off the fishing platform, and fair bass bass action. Carp are very good for the few anglers target the carp. Eddie Johnson, Compton, had two catfish to 16 pounds fishing mackerel in the narrows. Barney Cocker, Escondido, had five bass to five pounds fishing topwater lures, also in the narrows. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: County staff checked 93 anglers who reported 291 bass and five channel catfish. Top top bass was a 10.91-pounder that was part of a five-fish catch made by Mike and Jennifer Walsh, San Diego, that weighed a total of 27.34 pounds. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: County staff checked 73 anglers who reported 210 bass to five pounds, 20 bluegill to 1.4 pounds, seven channel cats and one 10-pound blue catfish. Marina staff report good action for bluegill with wax worms and meal worms the top baits. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: County staff checked 10 anglers who reported 36 bass to 4.2 pounds. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed, but anglers can still walk in. Lake information: 619-465-3474 (recording) or 619-397-5212 (concession) or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

MURRAY: No county or marina reports available. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: County staff checked 21 anglers who landed 43 bass and 11 bluegill. No marina report. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

SUTHERLAND: County staff checked 45 anglers who reported 54 bass, 36 bluegill to a pound, 16 carp, and nine channel cats to 4.2 pounds. Top bass was a 4.2-pounder caught by Marcus Green, Ramona. The top carp was a 5.5-pounder landed on a peanut butter ball by Hunter Vealencis, Ramona. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Overall, improving action and a the first plant of catfish is slated for next week. There will be a catfish derby 6 a.m. until midnight Saturday, July 5. The event will benefit the United States Navy Sea Cadet Corps. This is also free fishing day so no licenses are required that day. A few catfish are already showing on chicken liver or cut mackerel. The bass bite is fair with some good action early and late in the day. Best action near structure on crawdads, Shad Rap-style cranksbaits, or dark colored plastics. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: DWF trout plant two weeks ago.

DIXON LAKE: The bass bite has been fair on drop-shot plastics and reaction baits in the coves early and late in the day. Most have been smaller fish. A few trout continue to show from deep water. Bluegill and catfish have been improving with the warmer weather with both fair now. Catfish plants start July 10. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Bass fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits with some good reaction bait action early and late in the day. The catfish bite is improving on cut baits and the first plant of the season in July 11. Small bluegill are good in most shallow shoreline areas with some bigger ëgills in 12 to 20 feet of water. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Overall fair action with a few catfish, bass, and bluegill showing. Trout slow, but few targeting the rainbows in deep water. Catfish plant next week, and catfish to 12 pounds have been reported. The best catfish action has been on cut baits at the bird trees. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The trout are still showing from deeper water at the dam, but few anglers are targeting the trout. The bass are fair on topwater early and late and then plastics after. Catfish are good with a few limits reported. Jeff Wolf and Billy Smith, both Lemon Grove, had 10 cats for a total weight of 21-2, all on chicken liver. Don Kolton, San Diego, had cats at 2-14 and 4-14 on nightcrawlers. Also good action on small bluegill and carp.
Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Trout action has been good with a lot of limits this past week. Jess Ranch plant this week and DFW trout went in last week. Some fish to six pounds reported. Crappie and bluegill are both very good, but most are very small. For the trout, the best action has been on a half-nightcrawler-PowerBait combo, but Mice Tails, and small jigs have also been good. Still few catfish reports. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Jun
19

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: County staff checked 121 anglers who reported 2,146 bass. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: County staff checked 63 anglers who landed 97 bass, 34 carp, and three channel catfish. Marina staff report good catfish action, fair to good bass action, and a good carp bite. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: County staff checked 56 anglers who reported 146 bass, eight channel catfish, six bluegill, and four crappie. The marina staff report fair to good bass action and improving catfish action. James Jones, Cardiff, had five bass to six pounds on nightcrawlers. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: County staff checked 67 anglers who reported 205 bass to five pounds, 17 bluegill to 1.8 pounds, two crappie to 1.3 pounds, and two catfish to four pounds. Marina staff report good action for bass early and late in the day on live bait and plastics with some very good buzzbait action early. The bluegill action has also turned on with wax worms and meal worms the top baits. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: County staff checked just six anglers who reported just two bass to 3.2 pounds. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed, but anglers can still walk in. Lake information: 619-465-3474 (recording) or 619-397-5212 (concession) or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

MURRAY: No county report available. Marina staff report fair to good bass action on shiners, ripping spoons, and topwater baits. The bluegill bite is also good, mostly on nightcrawlers and red worms. A few catfish are showing, but light pressure on the cats. Helen Bates, San Diego, had eight crappie, including two at 1-8 each. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: County staff checked 17 anglers who landed 52 bass and 11 bluegill. Concession staff report fair to good bass action on Senkos, drop-shot plastics, and jerk baits. The bluegill bite is good with some quality fish to a pound or better reported, but most are hand-sized or a little better. Catfish are also improving but getting little pressure. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

SUTHERLAND: County staff checked 53 anglers who reported 40 bass to 4.1 pounds, 57 bluegill to nearly a pound, 16 carp to five pounds, seven crappie to a pound, and five catfish to 4-8. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The bass bite is fair with some good action early and late in the day. Best action near structure on crawdads, Shad Rap-style cranksbaits, or dark colored plastics. There will be a July 5 catfish derby with fishing until midnight. The event will benefit the United States Navy Sea Cadet Corps. This is also free fishing day so no licenses are required that day. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: DWF trout plant last week.

DIXON LAKE: The bass bite has been fair on drop-shot plastics and reaction baits in the coves early and late in the day. Most have been smaller fish. A few trout continue to show from deep water. Bluegill and catfish have been improving with the warmer weather with both fair now. Catfish plants start July 10. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Bass fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits with some good reaction bait action early and late in the day. Trout action has been slow after the final plant of the season four weeks ago. A few from deep water. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: The second catfish plant of the season was last week, and catfish to 12 pounds have been reported in a fair to good bite. Quite a few limits posted. Bass and panfish are fair, but no trout were reported (the first week that’s happened this year). Top catches included a limit of channel cats landed by Mike Cameron, Brawley, with a total weight of 23 pounds, including one at 6-12. Juan Herrera, El Cajon, landed a 5-12 channel. The best catfish action has been on cut baits at the bird trees. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The trout are still showing from deeper water at the dam, but few anglers are targeting the trout. Joe Barton, El Cajon, had a 3-6 rainbow on a plastic worm, while Nyko Alvarez, Corona, landed a 1-2 trout on mackerel. The bass are fair on topwater early and late and then plastics after. Catfish are good with a lot of limits reported this past week. Dave Thomas, San Diego, had a 10-pound stringer of cats, while A.J.
Pfishter, Lake Elsinore, landed a 2-10 cat to top off his stringer. Best action in Horseshoe Cove. Also good action on small bluegill and carp.
Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Trout action has been good and Jess Ranch trout went in Tuesday last week, including some trophy to eight pounds, and the DFW was slated to add rainbows this week. Crappie and bluegill are both very good, but most are very small. For the trout, the best action has been on a half-nightcrawler-PowerBait combo, but Mice Tails, and small jigs have also been good. Still few catfish reports. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Jun
12

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: County staff checked 145 anglers who reported 2,777 bass, 27 bluegill, and 22 crappie. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: County staff checked 44 anglers who landed 33 bass and one channel catfish. Marina staff report good catfish action, fair to good bass action, and a good carp bite. Eddie Johnson, Compton, had a 12-pound catfish on mackerel in the narrows. Ben Simpson, Escondido, landed five bass to five pounds fishing topwater baits in the narrows. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: County staff checked 31 anglers who reported 59 bass, 13 channel catfish, and seven bluegill. The marina staff report very good bass action and improving catfish action. James and Roland Childress, San Diego, had 10 catfish to 22 pounds on mackerel and nightcrawlers. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: County staff checked 34 anglers who reported 421 bass to 6.64 pounds and 53 bluegill to two pounds. Marina staff report good action for bass early and late in the day on live bait and plastics with some very good buzzbait action early. The bluegill action has also turned on with wax worms and meal worms the top baits. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: County staff checked just three anglers who reported 15 bass to 3.4 pounds. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed, but anglers can still walk in. Lake information: 619-465-3474 (recording) or 619-397-5212 (concession) or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

MURRAY: No county report available. Marina staff report fair to good bass action on shiners, ripping spoons, and topwater baits. The bluegill bite is also good, mostly on nightcrawlers and red worms. A few catfish are showing, but light pressure on the cats. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: County staff checked 18 anglers who landed 40 bass and eight bluegill. Concession staff report fair to good bass action on some of the bigger fish are up chasing the trout. The bluegill bite is good with some quality fish to a pound or better reported. Catfish are also improving but getting little pressure. Dustin Holland, San Diego, had a 15-pound catfish on chicken liver. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

SUTHERLAND: County staff checked 60 anglers who reported 27 bass to 3-4, 23 carp to 4.65 pounds, nine crappie to a pounds, and eight channel catfish to 4-8. Shane Tarbell, Ramona, landed a 22-pound blue catfish on liver. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The trout action has been steadily slowing down, but a few fish to three pounds are showing on the Senior Shoreline. Bass are fair to good with a lot of fish on plastics and topwater early and late. Jeff Hodges, Valley Center, landed a 6-12 bass on a Senko worm off Bass Point. Catfish plants will begin in July, and there will be a derby July 5. A few crappie continue to show early mornings on small jigs or shiners, and the catfish bite is starting to take off with some fish to 10 pounds or better reported. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: DWF trout plant this week.

DIXON LAKE: The bass bite has been fair on drop-shot plastics and reaction baits in the coves early and late in the day. Most have been smaller fish. A few trout continue to show from deep water. Bluegill and catfish have been improving with the warmer weather with both fair now. Catfish plants start July 10. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Bass fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits with some good reaction bait action early and late in the day. Trout action has been slow after the final plant of the season three weeks ago. A few from deep water. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Catfish action has been good around much of the lake and a plant went in this week. Most of the cats are two to six pounds. A few trout continue to show in deeper water. A six-pound rainbow was the top fish this past week. Bass continue to be fair, with ones and twos being caught, but no limits. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The trout action is slow to fair on nightcrawlers at the dam. Bass are pretty good on reaction baits as the fish are up chasing baits. Bluegill are fair to good action in four to 10 feet of water on red worms or crickets, and a few catfish are showing on cut baits and nightcrawlers. Other species are slow. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Trout action has been good and Jess Ranch trout went in Tuesday this week, including some trophy to eight pounds, and the DFW planted small rainbows last week. Crappie and bluegill are both very good, but most are very small. For the trout, the best action has been on a half-nightcrawler-PowerBait combo, but Mice Tails, and small jigs have also been good. Still few catfish reports. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Jun
06

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: County staff checked 166 anglers who landed 2,133 bass, 116 bluegill, and eight crappie. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: County staff checked 53 anglers who landed 99 bass, 10 bluegill, nine channel catfish, and three crappie. Marina staff report good catfish action, fair to good bass action, and a good carp bite. Eddie Johnson, Compton, had two catfish to 12 pounds on mackerel in the narrows. Jim Franklin, Escondido, caught and released 25 bass to five pounds to topwater baits, also in the narrows. Nate Vladimirova, Escondido, had 23 carp fishing dough baits. His best was a 16-pounder. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: County staff checked 48 anglers who landed 97 bass, eight bluegill, and five channel catfish. The marina staff report very good bass action. During a local bass event, the winner had five bass and a 16-pound total, including one at 3.8 pounds. The catfish bite has been good with two anglers reporting 10 fish to 18 pounds on mackerel near the Indian Cornger. Bluegill are also good and the odd crappie is still being caught. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: No county report available. Marina staff report good action for bass early and late in the day on live bait and plastics with some topwater action. A few crappie showing on shiners toward the dam, and pretty decent bluegill action. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

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

MURRAY: No county report available. Marina staff report fair to good bass action on shiners, ripping spoons, and topwater baits. The bluegill bite is also good, mostly on nightcrawlers and red worms. A few catfish are showing, but light pressure on the cats. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: County staff checked 18 anglers who landed 40 bass and eight bluegill. Concession staff report a friendly fish-off among some local Navy Seals had one boat reporting catching and releasing over 40 bass. The bluegill bite is good with some quality fish to a pound or better reported, and one catfish at 13.7 pounds was checked in this past week. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

SUTHERLAND: No report. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The trout action has been steadily slowing down, but a few fish to three pounds are showing on the Senior Shoreline. Bass are fair to good with a lot of fish on plastics and topwater early and late. Jeff Hodges, Valley Center, landed a 6-12 bass on a Senko worm off Bass Point. Catfish plants will begin in July, and there will be a derby July 5. A few crappie continue to show early mornings on small jigs or shiners, and the catfish bite is starting to take off with some fish to 10 pounds or better reported. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: DWF trout plant this week.

DIXON LAKE: The bass bite has been fair on drop-shot plastics and reaction baits in the coves early and late in the day. Most have been smaller fish. A few trout continue to show from deep water. Bluegill and catfish have been improving with the warmer weather with both fair now. Catfish plants start July 10. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Trout action has been slow after the final plant of the season two weeks ago. The best bite on rainbow PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, and Power Worms fished drop-shot style on light line in the deep water in Hidden Bay and Half Moon Bay. Bass fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits with some good reaction bait action early and late in the day. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: A new lake record for blue catfish was caught by Bob Bowden, El Cajon, this past Sunday. The fish weighed in at 71.3 pounds, topping the previous 68-pound record set almost 10 years ago. Catfish action has been good around much of the lake and a plant went in early this week. Most of the cats are two to six pounds. A few trout continue to show in deeper water. A six-pound rainbow was the top fish this past week. Bass continue to be fair, with ones and twos being caught, but no limits. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The trout action is slow to fair on nightcrawlers at the dam. Bass are pretty good on reaction baits as the fish are up chasing baits. Bluegill are fair to good action in four to 10 feet of water on red worms or crickets, and a few catfish are showing on cut baits and nightcrawlers. Other species are slow. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: The trout action has been good with weekly private plants that include trophy fish in each stock. DFW trout plant this week, too. The best action has been on a half-nightcrawler-PowerBait combo, but Mice Tails, and small jigs have also been good. Top trout reported this past week was a six-pounder, and Larry Allen, San Diego, had a 4-14 Lightning trout. Bass are fair with a 10-plus reported this past week, and the crappie bite is pretty good on small fish. Few reports of bluegill and catfish. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

May
23

BARRETT: The county staff checked 196 anglers who reported 1,671 bass, 76 bluegill, and four crappie. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: No county report available. Crappie have slowed way down and the bass are just fair. Carp and catfish have been the best bets. Bluegill are spotty. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: The county staff check 160 anglers who reported 276 bass to 8.72 pounds and three channel catfish. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: The county staff check 58 anglers who reported 204 bass to 16.2 pounds, 38 bluegill to 2.4 pounds, and 10 crappie to 1.4. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

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

MURRAY: No county report available. Marina staff report the bass are off the beds chasing baitfish and the bluegill with pretty good action. The bluegill bite is fair to good with some good stringers reported. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: County staff check 22 anglers who reported 57 bass, 15 bluegill and three crappie. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

SUTHERLAND: The county staff checked 43 anglers who reported 43 bass to 4.1 pounds, 13 carp to 4.75 pounds, five catfish, and four crappie to 1.2 pounds. Shane Tarbell, Ramona, had a 22-pound blue catfish on chicken liver. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Catfish plants will begin in July. Trout have been slowing with a few showing in deep water in the western part of the lake and along the south shore. PowerBait and inflated nightcrawlers top baits. The bass bite has been good but mostly on small fish. The shad have moved up and reaction baits and plastics are the best bets for the bass. A few crappie continue to show early mornings on small jigs or shiners, and the catfish bite is starting to take off with some fish to 10 pounds or better reported. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: The bass bite has been fair with tough conditions over the past week. Drop-shot plastics and reaction baits have been the best bet. A few trout continue to show from deep water. Catfish plants start July 10. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Trout action has been slow after the final plant of the season two weeks ago. The best bite on rainbow PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, and Power Worms fished drop-shot style on light line in the deep water in Hidden Bay and Half Moon Bay. Bass fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits with some good reaction bait action early and late in the day. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: The trout bite is off and on, but there is still a high inventory spread throughout the lake. Best action has been in deeper water. Catfish are a bit ahead of schedule compared to the past few years with the bite picking up for those targeting them. Bass continue to be fair to good, with ones and twos being caught, but no limits. Top largemouth reported was a five-pound class fish. Few other species reported. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The trout action is slow to fair on nightcrawlers at the dam. Bass are pretty good on reaction baits as the fish are up chasing baits. Bluegill are spawning with fair to good action in four to 10 feet of water on red worms or crickets. Other species are slow. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: The trout action has been good with weekly private plants that include trophy fish in each stock. The best action has been on a half-nightcrawler-PowerBait combo, but Mice Tails, and small jigs have also been good. Top trout reported was a 9-8 rainbow landed by Peter Lloyd, San Diego on a silver Kastmaster from Pump House Cove. Trout at 8-12 were reported by Eric Kroll, La Mesa, and Ted Watson, San Diego. The largemouth bass action has been good with most of the fish in less than 10 feet of water. Ron Gailey, Yuma, Ariz., landed a 9-6 bass on a Creek Hopper. A few catfish are showing and the crappie bite is good for small fish. Catch of the week: a 28-pound sturgeon landed by John Hodges, Spring Valley, fishing nightcrawlers. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

May
02

BARRETT: The lake is closed until later this spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: The county staff checked 69 anglers who reported 41 bass, 10 carp, and two bluegill this past week. The marina staff reported a 13-pound bass was landed by Ray Gonzales, Escondido, fishing a shiner off the north shore. While crappie are tough, Gary Smith, Compton, had four crappie to two pounds on live shiners fished on the flats. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: The county staff checked 173 anglers who reported 247 bass to 10.6 pounds, three crappie, three bluegill, and two channel catfish. The marina staff also reported a 12.35-pound bass in a local ABA bass tournament. His five fish weight was 39.26 pounds. DFW trout plants last week and four weeks ago. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: No county report. The marina staff report things were slowed this past week with varied weather. The bass and bluegill remain fair to good. The bluegill are moving up to spawn, and the bass are post-spawn and chasing reaction baits. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

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

MURRAY: No county report. DFW trout plants last week and four weeks ago. Marina staff report the bass spawn in pretty much over with the fish best on reaction baits. Lots of fish to three pounds. The bluegill are moving shallow for the spawn and providing pretty good action on meal worms, wax worms, and crickets in six to 12 feet of water. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: No county or concessionaire report. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

SUTHERLAND: The county staff checked 45 anglers who reported 29 bass to 4.25 pounds, 19 carp, two channel cats and two crappie. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The final trout plant of the season was last Wednesday and catfish plants will begin in July. This final trout plant had some bigger trout that previous plants and the bite has been good in deeper water in the western part of the lake and along the south shore. PowerBait and inflated nightcrawlers top baits. The bass bite has been good and the shad have moved up and reaction baits and plastics are the best bets. Justin Kennedy, Valley Center, had a 6.8-pound bass on a plastic worm off the Senior Shoreline. A few crappie continue to show early mornings on small jigs or shiners. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: First DFW plant of the spring went in three weeks ago.

DIXON LAKE: Trout fair and slowing after the final plant of the season last week and the annual Kiwanis’ Trout Derby this past weekend. Top spots have been Trout Cove, Jack Creek Cove, and Whisker Bay. The bass are fair to good with the fish cruising the shorelines chasing bait. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Trout action has been fair after the plant two weeks ago and the final plant of the season went in Wednesday this week. The best bite on rainbow PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, and Power Worms fished drop-shot style on light line. Hidden Bay and Half Moon Bay have been the hot spots and fish to seven pounds reported. Bass fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits with some good reaction bait action early and late in the day. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: The trout bite is off and on, but there is still a high inventory spread throughout the lake. Kyle Vinson, Bonita, landed a 6-4 rainbow at the Cactus Patch buoy line. Catfish are a bit ahead of schedule compared to the past few years with the bite picking up for those targeting them. Bass continue to hold out, with ones and twos being caught, but no limits. Few other species reported. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The trout action is still fair on nightcrawlers at the dam. Joe Salas, San Diego, had a 5-10 rainbow, while Jeff Lincer, El Cajon, landed a five-pounder. Bass are pretty good on reaction baits as the fish are up chasing baits. Bluegill are moving up for the spawn with fair to good action in six to 18 feet of water on red worms or crickets. Other species are slow. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: DFW trout plant last week. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Apr
24

BARRETT: The lake is closed until later this spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: The county staff checked 69 anglers who reported 41 bass, 10 crp, and two bluegill this past week. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: The county staff checked 68 anglers who reported 258 bass to 12.35 pounds, nine crappie, seven channel catfish, one bluegill, and one rainbow trout. DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: The county staff checked 111 anglers this past week who reported 242 bass to 5.5 pounds, three crappie and two bluegill. DFW trout were planted four weeks ago. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: The county staff checked seven anglers who reported 30 bass to four pounds this past week. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed, but anglers can still walk in. Lake information: 619-465-3474 (recording) or 619-397-5212 (concession) or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

MURRAY: DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago, but no reports this week. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: The county staff checked 21 anglers who reported 62 bass, six bluegill, and six rainbow trout. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

SUTHERLAND: The county staff checked 59 anglers who reported 34 bass to 3.95 pounds, 11 carp, including a 15.05-pounder caught by Marcus Green, Ramona, two channel cats and two crappie, including a 2.4-pounder. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The final plant of the season this week with fair to good action this past week with the last previous plant two weeks ago. The bass bite has been good with the fish still in shallow water for the spawn. The crappie bite is fair to good in the early morning on small shiners or small jigs. A few catfish are also starting to show. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: First DFW plant of the spring went in two weeks ago.

DIXON LAKE: Fair to good trout action after last week’s plant. The best bite is from three to four days after the stock before the action slows. The top spots have been Trout Cove and Jack Creek Cove, but bigger fish are coming from Whisker Bay. The bass are fair to good with the movement of fish shallow as the spawn tapers off. Final trout plant of the season was a 3,000-pound plant Wednesday for the annual Kiwanis’ Trout Derby this weekend, April 26-27. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Trout action has been fair after the plant last week and three weeks ago. The best bite on rainbow PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, and Power Worms fished drop-shot style on light line. Hidden Bay and Half Moon Bay have been the hot spots and fish to six pounds reported. Bass fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits in the shallows. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: The trout bite has been fair to good in deeper water, and quality fish continue to show. Most of the fish are moving into deep water and slow-trolling or drifting nightcrawlers has been the best bet. Big fish of the week was a 7-12 rainbow caught by Brian Robinson, Lakeside, on a ëcrawler. Lucas Paulsen, El Cajon, had trout at six, 5-8, and 5-4 fishing PowerBait in deep water off the Fishing Float. Darrell Stewart, El Cajon, also landed a six-pound rainbow on a nightcrawler. Few other species reported. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Trout action has been fair to good with a few nice fish in the mix. The bass remain good with a lot of smaller fish showing as the fish move shallow for the spawn. Other species are slow. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: DFW trout plant this week. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Apr
18

BARRETT: The lake is closed until later this spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: The county staff checked 89 anglers who reported 85 bass, three crappie, and one carp this past week. The crappie have been best in the narrows or at the dam on live shiners, but the catch numbers dropped off this past week, according to the marina staff. However, Gary Smith, Compton, had 12 crappie to two pounds. The best bass was a 13-pounder landed by Ray Gonzales, Escondido, on a shiner. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: The county staff checked 55 anglers who reported 169 bass and two channel catfish. Excellent bass action with the fish mostly shallow on beds. DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: The county staff checked 153 anglers this past week who reported 346 bass, five crappie to 1.4 pounds, and two bluegill to two pounds. David Burns, Chula Vista, had a 10-10 largemouth on a swimbait. DFW trout were planted three weeks ago. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: The county staff checked seven anglers who reported 20 bass to 3-10 this past week. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed, but anglers can still walk in. Lake information: 619-465-3474 (recording) or 619-397-5212 (concession) or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

MURRAY: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago, but almost no reports this week. The best bite has been for bluegill off the fishing pier, but a bass and crappie were also reported. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: The county staff checked 23 anglers who reported 61 bass to six pounds and nine rainbow trout over the past week. Bass action remains very good, and the trout bite is slowing down. The most recent DFW plant was four weeks ago. Moe’s Hole has been the hotspot for the rainbows. The bass are in the shallows for the spawn with most of the fish in the one to three pounds range — with a few bigger fish. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

SUTHERLAND: The county staff checked 73 anglers who reported 116 bass to seven pounds, 12 bluegill, five channel catfish and one carp. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Good trout action after a plant last week. The final plant of the season will be April 23. Top fish reported was a 4.65-pouder rainbow landed by Blaine Avalle, Valley Center, on PowerBait. The bass bite has been good with the fish still in shallow water for the spawn. Mike Sanchez, Downey, landed a 6.5-pound bass at the west buoys. The crappie bite is fair to good in the early morning on small shiners or small jigs. Rudy Renteria, San Marcos, landed a 2.4-pound crappie off the Senior Shoreline. A few catfish are also starting to show. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: First DFW plant of the spring went in last week.

DIXON LAKE: Fair to good trout action after last week’s plant. The best bite is from three to four days after the stock before the action slows. The top spots have been Trout Cove and Jack Creek Cove, but bigger fish are coming from Whisker Bay. Jake Guma, Escondido, landed a 6-2 from Trout Cove on a white mini jig. The bass are fair to good with the movement of fish shallow for the spawn. Lots of smaller males are along the shorelines now and whacking drop-shot plastics, but few of the bigger females. Final trout plant of the season is a 3,000-pound plant on April 23 for the annual Kiwanis’ Trout Derby April 26-27. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Trout action has been fair after the plant this week and two weeks ago. The best bite on rainbow PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, and Power Worms fished drop-shot style on light line. Hidden Bay and Half Moon Bay have been the hot spots and fish to six pounds reported. Bass fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits in the shallows. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: The trout bite has been fair to good in deeper water, and quality fish continue to show. Top fish this week was an 8-4 landed by Autumn Allen, La Mesa, on PowerBait. Larry Fite, El Cajon, had trout at 5-4 and five pounds on a jointed Rapala. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Trout action has been fair to good with a few nice fish in the mix. The bass remain good with a lot of smaller fish showing as the fish move shallow for the spawn. Other species are slow. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: No report. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Apr
10

BARRETT: The lake is closed until later this spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: The county staff checked 166 anglers who reported 144 bass to 8.4 pounds and 11 crappie this past week. The crappie have been best in the narrows or at the dam on live shiners with some very good catches reported by the marina staff. Tyler Manley, Escondido, had a two-pound crappie on live shiners at the dam. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: The county staff checked 58 anglers who rported 217 bass, six crappie, and three channel cats. Excellent bass action with the fish mostly shallow on beds. DFW trout plants last week and three weeks ago. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: Good bass bite this week. The bass are on beds and showing in very good numbers on plastics, shiners, and swimbaits. A few crappie are showing on live shiners. DFW trout were planted two and four weeks ago. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: Very good bass action with the fish up on beds. Plastics, nightcrawlers, and live shiners the top baits. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed, but anglers can still walk in. Lake information: 619-465-3474 (recording) or 619-397-5212 (concession) or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

MURRAY: DFW trout plants last week and three weeks ago. The marina staff reports fair trout action in Padre and Alvarado bays on spinners and PowerBait. Most of the rainbows are about a pound. Bass are good with most of the fish shallow in the spawn, and some big fish are chasing the rainbow trout. The crappie action is fair with some quality fish to two pounds. Fred Poetzah, San Francisco, landed four crappie to two pounds at the dam. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: The county staff checked 18 anglers who reported 40 bass and 11 rainbow trout over the past week. Bass action remains very good, and the trout bite continues to be pretty fair. The most recent DFW plant was three weeks ago. Moe’s Hole has been the hotspot for the rainbows. The bass are flooding into the shallows for the spawn with most of the fish in the one to three pounds range — with a few bigger fish. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

SUTHERLAND: The county staff checked 52 anbglers and they landed 106 bass to 4.65 pounds, three carp, two catfish, and two crappie to 2.2 pounds. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Trout plant this week improved the bite with fair to good action on inflated nightcrawlers and PowerBait. Bass are fair to good with most fish shallow and taking plastic worms, nightcrawlers, and small swimbaits. The crappie bite remains pretty good in the morning around most rocky outcroppings on live shiners or small jigs. A few catfish are also starting to show. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: First DFW plant of the spring is slated for this week.

DIXON LAKE: Good trout action after a plant this Wednesday. The best bite is from three to four days after the stock before the action slows. The top spots have been Trout Cove and Jack Creek Cove, but bigger fish are coming from Whisker Bay. The bass are fair to good with the movement of fish shallow just starting. Lots of smaller males are along the shorelines now and whacking drop-shot plastics, but few of the bigger females are up yet. Final trout plant of the season is a 3,000-pound plant on April 23 for the annual Kiwanis’ Trout Derby April 27-28. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Trout action has been fair after the plant last week. The best bite on rainbow PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, and Power Worms fished drop-shot style on light line. Hidden Bay and Half Moon Bay have been the hot spot. Bass fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits in the shallows. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: The trout action has been fair to good, and a lot of quality rainbows from four to six pounds have been the mix. Plants are done for the season, but the number of fish in the lake is very high after a season of weekly plants. Tagged fish and blind bogey fish with prizes will be honored through April 20. Top fish this past week includinged an eight-pound rainbow landed by Wayne Perrine, Lakeside, on chartreuse PowerBait, while Jay Kilian, Santee, had a seven-pounder on salmon peach PowerBait. The bass bite has been good with the fish on beds along the shoreline. Most are smaller fish to two pounds, but some bigger fish in the mix. Crappie are also starting to show. A few cats showing in deeper water off the buoy line. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Trout action has been fair to good with a few nice fish in the mix. The bass remain good with a lot of smaller fish showing as the fish move shallow for the spawn. Other species are slow. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: No report. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Mar
27

BARRETT: The lake is closed until later this spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: There were 15 anglers checked and they reported 26 bass and three crappie. The crappie have been best in the narrows on live shiners with some very good catches reported by the marina staff. John Martinez, Escondido, landed four crappie at the dam on live shiners and the best one was three pounds. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: Excellent bass action with the fish mostly shallow on beds. The county surveyed 112 anglers and they reported 376 bass to 9.85 pounds and seven channel catfish. DFW trout plants last week and three weeks ago. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: Very good bass bite this week. The bass are on beds and showing in very good numbers on plastics and swimbaits. The county surveyed 127 anglers and they reported 288 bass to 12.20 pounds, 22 crappie, 22 bluegill to 2.2 pounds, and six rainbow trout. Top baits for both the bass and crappie has been live shiners. DFW trout were planted last week and three weeks ago. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: Very good bass action with the fish up on beds in mid-spawn. The county surveyed five anglers and they reported 18 bass to five pounds. Plastics, nightcrawlers, and live shiners the top baits. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed, but anglers can still walk in. Lake information: 619-465-3474 (recording) or 619-397-5212 (concession) or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

MURRAY: DFW trout plants last week and three weeks ago. The marina staff reports fair trout action at the buoy line on spinners and PowerBait. Most of the rainbows are about a pound. Bass are excellent with most of the fish shallow in the spawn, and some big fish are chasing the rainbow trout. Top fish reported was an 11-pounder landed by Jason Keller, San Diego, on a swimbait at the buoy line. The crappie action is fair to good with some quality fish to two pounds. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: Bass action remains very good, and the trout bite continues to be pretty fair. There were DFW plants last week and three weeks ago. The county staff surveyed 18 anglers and they reported 52 bass and 16 rainbow trout this past week. Moe’s Hole has been the hotspot for the rainbows. The bass are flooding into the shallows for the spawn with most of the fish in the one to three pounds range — with a few bigger fish. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

SUTHERLAND: The opener this past was fair to good for bass. The county surveyed 69 anglers and they reported 150 bass to 4-4, eight crappie to 2.15 pounds, and four carp. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Trout plant this week with fair action on inflated nightcrawlers and PowerBait. The bass bite remains good with fish on beds. Plastics, reaction baits, and crawdads are all getting the largemouth. The crappie bite has turned on, especially around Crappie Rock. Wendell Jackson, Escondido, weighed in a 2-4 crappie on a shiner at Bass Point. A few catfish are also starting to show. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: Good trout action after a plant this week. The best bite is from three to four days after the stock before the action slows. The top spots have been Trout Cove and Jack Creek Cove, but bigger fish are coming from Whisker Bay. The bass are fair to good with the movement of fish shallow just starting. Lots of smaller males are along the shorelines now and whacking drop-shot plastics, but few of the bigger females are up yet. Trout plants will continue to be 1,500 pounds alternating weeks through April 9 with a final 3,000-pound plant on April 23 for the annual Kiwanis’ Trout Derby April 27-28. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Trout action has been good after the plant last week. The best bite on rainbow PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, and Power Worms fished drop-shot style on light line. Hidden Bay and Half Moon Bay have been the hot spot. Bass are starting to move shallow with fair to good action on plastics and small swimbaits. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: The trout action has been fair to good, and a lot of quality rainbows from four to six pounds have been the mix. Plants continue each week through the end of the month and there are tagged fish and blind bogey fish with prizes in the lake, too. The bass bite has been good with the fish on beds along the shoreline. Most are smaller fish to two pounds, but some bigger fish in the mix. Crappie are also starting to show. A few cats showing in deeper water off the buoy line. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Trout action has been fair with a few nice fish in the mix. Tops reported was a 6-4 landed by James Green, National City, on PowerBait in Geezer’s Cove. Robert Valles, Lakeside, had a 5-8 on purple PowerBait at the boad dock. The bass bite it really starting to take off with the spawn, and Brain Fansher, Lake Morena, had largemouth at 11-6 and 7-4 on swimbaits. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: No report. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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