BARRETT: There were 41 anglers who landed 656 bass this past week. 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, while bluegill have slowed. Bass fair with a lot of crankbait and plastics fish. Information: 760-432-2023.
EL CAPITAN: County staff checked 166 anglers who reported 270 bass to 11.21 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 85 anglers who reported 243 bass to 7.8 pounds, 36 bluegill, and three channel catfish. Marina staff report the heat has slowed most of the bites, except for fair action on smaller bass and a decent bite on bluegill to nearly a pound. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.
UPPER OTAY: County staff checked three anglers who reported five bass. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed, but anglers can still walk in. Lake information: 619-465-3474 (recording) or 619-397-5212 (concession) or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.
MURRAY: No county or marina reports. 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 33 bass and 10 bluegill. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.
SUTHERLAND: County staff checked 31 anglers who reported 15 bass, eight bluegill to a pound, four carp to nearly nine pounds, and four channel catfish. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or email@example.com.
WOHLFORD: The lake is now closed on weekdays, but it will remain open for weekends throughout the fall. Catfish are fair to good on cut mackerel or chicken liver. The bass bite has been improving with the best action in the mornings and evenings. Kevin Gallego, San Marcos, landed a 9-10 bass on a bladed swim jig, while Omar Martinez, Valley Center, had a 6-9 on a Senko. Few other reports. 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 fair to good on cut baits. 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 fair on cut baits. 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: Good catfish action with the morning, evening and night bites the best. Night fishing season has been extended through September this year. Lanterns required after dark. The redear and bluegill continue to bite with some 25-fish limits caught over the weekend. The bass bite continues to be fair to good with boils in the early morning. The lake level lake will drop off and on until October. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.
MORENA: The bass bite has been fair this past week mostly on plastics, nightcrawlers, with some topwater early and late. Storm Gardner, Potrero, landed a 3-14 bass fishing near the boat dock. Catfish have been good on cut baits, especially shrimp and mackerel, with some nice stringers of five to 15 fish reported near the dam. Most in the two-pound class. Ken Locke, Campo, had catfish at 11 and 10 pounds on bonito, while Dave MacGregor, Oceanside, landed a 7-2 on mackerel. 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, but the fish are getting tougher by the day with the warm weather and lack of plants. Catfish are pretty fair and a few bigger fish have been reported. The small crappie are showing in good numbers again. No recent DFW plants. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.
HENSHAW: No reports. Information: 760-782-3501.