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Jan
23

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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

HODGES: Closed for the season. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 200 anglers checked this past week and they reported landing 332 bass to 3-8, 21 crappie, one bluegill, and one blue catfish. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: There were 80 anglers checked this past week and they reported 276 bass to 5.11 pounds and 11 crappie to 1.35 pounds. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: No anglers. 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, but there was a DFW trout plant four weeks ago with another scheduled for next week. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: There were 19 anglers checked this past week and they reported 52 bass and five bluegill. DFW trout plant four weeks ago, and another plant is scheduled for next week. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

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

WOHLFORD: Trout action has been good in Oakvale Cove and some stretches along the Senior Shore and Boat Dock Cove. The best bite has been on PowerBait and inflated nightcrawlers. There was a 1,500-pound plant last week and another plant that size is slated for Feb. 28. Top trout reported was a 12.9-pounder landed by L.C. Chou, Escondido, on PowerBait off the Senior Shoreline. While bass are spotty, a 10.4-pounder was caught by Aaron Torres, Warner Springs, while fishing for trout. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: The trout bite was good after the plant Jan. 14, but it has slowed to just fair since. The next plant will be Jan. 28. The best action has been off Pier 1, Whisker Bay, and Jack Creek Cove, and Trout Cove is starting to turn on. Small white or green jigs, inflated nightcrawlers, Power Worms, Mice Tails, and PowerBait have all been getting the fish. Limits of five were reported by Michael Wolfe, El Cajon, Tristin Harrison, Rancho Cucamonga, and Carlos Ibenez, Torrance. Mostly slow for other species. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: A 2,000-pound trout plant last week and there was a plant three weeks ago. Both included quality fish. The trout action has been fair with most fish caught trolling the middle part of the lake with some for shore anglers in Half Moon Bay. A few catfish continue to show along the log boom. The 20th Annual Youth Fishing Derby will be Feb. 7. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Fair trout action after a plant last Wednesday. Next plant will be Jan. 28. Most of the trout are in deep water or cruising the shorelines. PowerBait for the deep rainbows or small jigs are for the cruisers. A few bass continue to show on plastics and jigs in deeper water, but no swimbait fish this past week. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Slow trout action with no plant in four weeks, but there is a slow to fair bass bite on deeply-fished jigs and plastics. Slow other species. 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.

Jan
15

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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

HODGES: Closed for the season. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: No report. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: There were 74 anglers checked this past week and they reported 182 bass to 4.32 pounds and 33 crappie to two pounds. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

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

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

MIRAMAR: There were 11 anglers checked this past week and they reported 17 bass. DFW trout plant three weeks ago. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

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

WOHLFORD: The big double plant of 3,000 pounds of trout last week made for good fishing into the weekend with a lot of limits reported, especially in Boat Dock Cove and Oakvale Cove. Top trout of the week was an 11.35-pounder caught by Lee Vietor, Valley Center, on spring green PowerBait off the Senior Shoreline. John Hansen, Escondido had an 11.15-pound rainbow. There was another planted for this week. Best action has been on the various green PowerBaits or inflated nightcrawlers. Bass are slow, but an occasional quality fish is showing on a big trout-like swimbait. Other species slow. 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: Last week’s schedule trout plant was cancelled, but it was supposed to go in Wednesday this week. The trout bite has been slow to fair this past week with most of the rainbows showing from 30-plus feet of water off Pier 1, Whisker Bay, and Jack Creek Cove. Trout Cove has been slow. Nightcrawlers and green-glitter PowerBait have been the best baits this past week, but a few fish are still showing on small jigs. Other species are mostly slow with only the odd larger catfish or a few largemouth bass showing. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: A 2,000-pound trout plant is scheduled for this week and the plant will include trophy fish. Last plant was two weeks ago. The trout action has been fair with most fish caught trolling the middle part of the lake with some for shore anglers in Half Moon Bay. A few catfish continue to show along the log boom, and there was a 2.2-pound redear caught this past week. The 20th Annual Youth Fishing Derby will be Feb. 7. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Good trout over the weekend in spite of the rain. Quite a few limits reported but no big fish. Most of the trout are in deep water or cruising the shorelines. PowerBait for the deep rainbows or small jigs are for the cruisers. There was a 1,200 trout plant slated for this week and 3,800 pounds of trout put in two weeks ago (for the Kid’s Derby). The lake is open for the Monday Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. A few bass continue to show on plastics and jigs in deeper water, but no swimbait fish this past week. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: No trout plants for three weeks, but a few fish are showing on PowerBait or small trout lures. The bass bite has slowed down with the cold weather, but deeply-fished jigs and plastics are getting a few. Catfish have been fair with a couple of limits reported this past week. Overall, slow fishing. Major bait rule change here. Aquatic live bait — shiners or crawfish — are no longer be allowed. 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.

Jan
09

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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

HODGES: Closed for the season. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: No report. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: No report. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

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

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

MIRAMAR: No report. DFW trout plant two weeks ago. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

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

WOHLFORD: Good trout action after a 3,000-pound plant this week. The best action has been in the coves on rainbow PowerBait, chartreuse Power Worms, or inflated nightcrawlers. Bass are slow, but an occasional quality fish is showing on a big trout-like swimbait. Other species slow.
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: There was a 1,500-pound plant Wednesday this week and the bite perked up. Chartreuse PowerBait or small trout jigs in the same color have been best. Jack Creek Cove and Whisker Bay have been the hots spots, with the buoy line also a good bet. Other species are mostly slow with only the odd larger catfish or a few largemouth bass showing. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Good action since last week’s plant, which included trophy trout to 10 pounds. Most trout have come from boats near the middle of the lake and from the shore off Half Moon Bay. Slow to fair catfish action with the best action on cut baits fished from boats along the log boom. Next plant is 2,000 pounds on Jan. 14. The 20th Annual Youth Fishing Derby will be Feb. 7. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: No report or results from the Kid’s Derby this past weekend. There were 3,800 pounds of trout planted last week. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Trout plants began two weeks ago and the bite is spotty. There was a 7-14 rainbow landed by Mike Guidry, San Diego, two weeks ago on chicken liver. Overall, slow fishing. Major bait rule change here. Aquatic live bait — shiners or crawfish — are no longer be allowed. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Some nice trout showing from the Mt. Lassen plant two weeks ago. Tops was a 13-4 landed by Matthew Poustchi, Rancho Penasquitos, that topped off his limit while fishing an inflated nightcrawler and rainbow PowerBait combo. Trout at 12-8 were reported by Dave Miller, San Diego, and Mark Wilber, Lakeside. Lots of quality fish and lots of trophy trout weighed in over the past two weeks. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Jan
01

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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

HODGES: Closed for the season. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 37 anglers checked this past week and the reported 116 bass, eight crappie and one bluegill. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: There were 84 anglers checked and they reported 213 bass to four pounds, 10 crappie to a pound, and two channel catfish. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.
UPPER OTAY: No anglers 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: No county or marina reports, but DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: No report. DFW trout plant two weeks ago. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

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

WOHLFORD: The trout bite has continued pretty fair with the last plant on Dec. 22 and the next stock — 3,000 pounds — set for Jan. 7. Top rainbow reported this past week was a 10-5 landed by Roman Mendez, Escondido on green PowerBait in Boat Dock Cove, while Anthony Najera, San Marcos, caught a seven-pounder on a jig in Boat Dock Cove. The trout are showing around much of the lake, with the exception of Oakvale Cove. PowerBait and inflated nightcrawlers have been the best baits, but small trout jigs and plastic trout worms are also working. The bass action has been fair on mostly smaller fish, with plastics and nightcrawlers good bets. Catfish are fair on cut mackerel or chicken liver. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: The trout action has slowed a little with the last plant on Dec. 22, but there are still quite a few rainbows showing and the occasional limit. Next plant will be Jan. 7. Most of the action is in 30-feet or more of water. Top spots have been Pier 1, Whisker Bay, Jack Creek Cove, and the ADA Pier. Good baits have been nightcrawlers, rainbow or chartreuse PowerBait, and the small trout jigs. Other species are mostly slow with only the odd larger catfish or a few largemouth bass showing. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Good trout action and a plant Monday included trophy fish. Top action has been off the north shore, Half Moon Bay, and Hidden Bay. PowerBait, mini jigs, and Thomas Buoyants are the top baits. The 20th Annual Youth Fishing Derby will be scheduled soon. Other species have been very slow except for catfish. The cats are fair on mackerel, chicken liver, or shrimp off the log boom or north shore. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: The trout action has been very good. There was a 1,200 pound plant two weeks ago, and a double plant Monday and Tuesday this week, with 2,400 and 1,400 pounds of rainbows going in those two days. Top trout reported was a 5-8 rainbow landed by Chris Wood, Imperial Beach, on a nightcrawler in Cloister Cove. Limits have been showing from mid-lake, Half-Moon Cove, and Cactus Patch. The lake will close again on Monday, Dec. 29 and remain closed until Kid’s Day, Saturday, Jan. 3. This is the first time in seven years the Kid’s Day event will be held. Kids up to the age of 10 can fish for free on 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, January 3. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.
MORENA: Still no word on when trout plants will begin. Overall, fishing has been slow with only a few bass showing and the odd catfish. Major bait rule change here. Aquatic live bait — shiners or crawfish — are no longer be allowed. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Fair to good trout action this past week. DFW and Mt. Lassen plants last week. Next plant will be with Mt. Lassen trout on Jan. 8. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Dec
12

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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

HODGES: Closed for the season. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 55 anglers checked by county staff this past week and those fishermen reported 141 bass to 3-8 and one blue catfish. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: There were 58 anglers checked and they reported 100 bass to 4.2 pounds and two 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: There were two anglers checked and they reported five bass to 2.76 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, but the first DFW trout plant of the season went in last week (600 pounds). Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: There were 12 anglers checked and they reported 19 bass, eight bluegill, and two rainbow trout. The first DFW trout plant of the season went in three weeks ago. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

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

WOHLFORD: Trout season opens Saturday this week with the first plants (6,000 pounds) this week. Plants will be bigger and there will be more trout planted this year. The lake also reopens to weekday fishing starting Monday. The big news is a new lake record catfish landed and then released by Paul Voytko, Vista. The fish weighed 49.3 pounds. Mike Bonds, Voytko’s fishing partner also from Vista, landed a 15.45-pound cat. The duo were fishing with cut mackerel in a rowboat off the south shore rock pile. The bass action has been fair on mostly smaller fish, with plastics and nightcrawlers good bets. Catfish are fair on cut mackerel or chicken liver. 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: Very good trout fishing for the 36th Annual Dixon Lake Trout Derby. There were 4,500 pounds of Nebraska Tailwalkers planted before the event, including some trophy fish. Top baits have been nightcrawlers, rainbow PowerBait, Thomas Buoyant lures, and crappie jigs of varying colors. Most trout were caught in Jack Creek Cove, Whisker Bay, Trout Cove, and on Pier 1. Top fish in the event was an 8.95-pounder caught by Sione Kuliha’apai, Vista. Devin Harrington, Murrieta, landed an 8.19-pounder. No state fishing license is required here. Lake or derby information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Trout season started last week with a 3,000-pound plant of Chaulk Mound Trout Farm’s Nebraska Tailwalkers. Very good action over the weekend and plants will be every other week this season through April next year. The lake is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. The catfish bite has been fair on cut baits, mostly mackerel or chicken liver. The top spot continues to the log boom off the north shore. Bass slow to fair on plastics and nightcrawlers fished in deeper water. Bluegill have slowed way down. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Very good trout action continues. The lake was planted with 1,200 pounds of Tailwalkers this week. There are also tagged trout in each load that are worth Turner’s Outdoorsman prizes. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Major bait rule change here. Aquatic live bait — shiners or crawfish — are no longer be allowed. First trout plant of the season has not been set yet, but it will be this month. Bass are tough with only a few fish showing on slowly-fished baits in deeper water. Catfish are fair on cut baits with a few decent catches made. Most are under four pounds. A few bluegill reported this past week. Slow other species. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: The trout bite has been fair to good after the Mt. Lassen trout plant two weeks ago. The best bite has been on Thomas Buoyant spoons in red and gold fished on the troll or on PowerBait or nightcrawlers fished from shore. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Dec
04

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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

HODGES: Closed for the season. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 36 anglers checked by county staff this past week and those fishermen reported 121 bass, 13 blue catfish, 11 crappie, and two bluegill. James Childress, Los Angeles, landed three blue cats and the best was a 31.8-pounder. His stringer was 46.25 pounds. All were taken 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: There were 91 anglers checked and they reported 154 bass to 4.1 pounds and six bluegill to a pound. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: There were three anglers checked and they reported five bass to 3.1 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, but the first DFW trout plant of the season went in last week (600 pounds). Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: There were 13 anglers checked and they reported 31 bass, six bluegill, and six rainbow trout. The first DFW trout plant of the season went in two weeks ago. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

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

WOHLFORD: Trout plants set to start in December with a 6,000-pound plant just before the Dec. 13 opening day of trout season. The lake is now closed on weekdays, but it will remain open for weekends until trout season starts and then again be open seven days a week. The bass action has been fair on mostly smaller fish, with plastics and nightcrawlers good bets. Catfish are fair on cut mackerel or chicken liver. Mike Bonds, Escondido, landed a 7-4 catfish on mackerel and chicken liver. 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: Good trout action with Pier 1, Jack Creek Cove, and Trout Cove the top spots. Inflated nightcrawlers and rainbow garlic PowerBait are the top baits, while white Mice Tails are the top lure.
Glen Murofughi, Spring Valley, landed a 9-2 trout on a at the buoy line. Mile Mielke, Oceanside, landed a 7-4. A few cats still showing and most are decent fish. The 36th Annual Trout Derby has been re-scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 5-7. No state fishing license is required here. Lake or derby information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Trout season started Thursday with a 3,000-pound plant of Chaulk Mound Trout Farm’s Nebraska Tailwalkers. Plants will be every other week this season through April next year. The lake is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. The catfish bite has been fair on cut baits, mostly mackerel or chicken liver. The top spot continues to the log boom off the north shore. Bass slow to fair on plastics and nightcrawlers fished in deeper water. Bluegill have slowed way down. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Very good trout action continues. The lake was planted with 1,200 pounds of Tailwalkers last week and another plant is slated for this week. There are also tagged trout in each load that are worth Turner’s Outdoorsman prizes. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Major bait rule change here. Aquatic live bait — shiners or crawfish — will no longer be allowed. First trout plant of the season has not been set yet, but it will be this month. Bass are tough with only a few fish showing on slowly-fished baits in deeper water. Catfish are fair on cut baits with a few decent catches made. Most are under four pounds. Slow other species. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: The trout bite has been fair to good after the Mt. Lassen trout plant last week before the holiday. Top fish reported was a 14-4 landed by Timothy Lambert, San Diego, on a nightcrawler. Dustin Thompson, El Cajon, caught an 11-pound rainbow, while Larry Dog, Descanso, caught an 8-8. The best bite has been on Thomas Buoyant spoons in red and gold fished on the troll or on PowerBait or nightcrawlers fished from shore. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Nov
27

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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

HODGES: Closed for the season. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 67 anglers checked by county staff this past week and those fishermen reported 249 bass, 40 crappie to two pounds, and 10 blue catfish. James Childress and Roland LaVergne, both Los Angeles, had those 10 catfish. Childress’ top fish was a 22.9-pounder, while LaVergne’s best fish was a 7.25-pounder. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: There were 82 anglers checked and they reported 129 bass to 3.1 pounds and seven bluegill to a pound. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

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

MURRAY: No county or marina reports, but the first DFW trout plant of the season went in last week (600 pounds). Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: There were 17 anglers checked and they reported 27 bass, nine bluegill, and five rainbow trout reported. The first DFW trout plant of the season went in last week (600 pounds). Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

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

WOHLFORD: Trout plants set to start in December with a 6,000-pound plant just before the Dec. 13 opening day of trout season. The lake is now closed on weekdays, but it will remain open for weekends until trout season starts and then again be open seven days a week. The bass action has been fair on mostly smaller fish, with plastics and nightcrawlers good bets. Catfish are fair on cut mackerel or chicken liver. 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: Good trout action since the 4,500-pound plant last week and there have been a good number of quality fish in the catch. Next plant was slated for Tuesday this week. Best action has been on rainbow PowerBait and nightcrawlers, while Thomas Buoyants, Kastmaster, PowerWorms, and jigs have also produced fish. Top trout reported was a nine-pounder landed by Jevon Jeslyn, Escondido, on a silver Kastmaster. Shahab Godarz, Escondido, caught an 8-11, on a gold Kastmaster off the fishing pier. Nick Isabell, Escondido, landed a 7-9 rainbow on a Power Worm. Teddy Barone, Oceanside, caught a 6-8 rainbow off the fishing pier on a mini jig. The catfish bite has been fair to good with some anglers reporting limits of cats this past week. The 36th Annual Trout Derby has been rescheduled for Dec. 5-7. No state fishing license is required here. Lake or derby information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Trout season has been set for December 4 with a 3,000-pound plant of Chaulk Mound Trout Farm’s Nebraska Tailwalkers. Plants will be every other week this season through April next year. The lake is closed Monday and Tuesday, and it will also be closed the Wednesday before the trout season opens. The catfish bite has been fair on cut baits, mostly mackerel or chicken liver. The top spot continues to the log boom off the north shore. Bass slow to fair on plastics and nightcrawlers fished in deeper water. Bluegill have slowed way down. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Very good trout action continues. The lake was planted with 4,000 pounds of Sierra ëBows and Lightning Trout two weeks ago and another 1,000 pounds of Sierra ëBows went in Tuesday this week and another 1,200 pounds of Tailwalkers will go in next Wednesday. There are also tagged trout in each load that are worth Turner’s Outdoorsman prizes. Top fish reported this past week was a nine-pounder landed by Richard Rose, Santee, that was also a tagged fish worth a rod and reel combo. Tony Noikhie, San Diego, had a 2-4 rainbow with a tag that earned him a $20 Turner’s gift card. Mitchell Fromang, Lakeside, landed a limit of five rainbows averaging two pounds fishing PowerBait in Hermit Cove. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Major bait rule change here. Aquatic live bait — shiners or crawfish — will no longer be allowed. First trout plant of the season has not been set yet, but it will be December. Bass are tough with only a few fish showing on slowly-fished baits in deeper water. Catfish are fair on cut baits with a few decent catches made. Most are under four pounds. Slow other species. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: The trout bite has been fair to good after the Mt. Lassen trout plant last week. Trout of 10-12, 10 even, and 8-8 were reported early this week. DFW rainbows went in this week before Thanksgiving. The best bite has been on Thomas Buoyant spoons in red and gold fished on the troll or on PowerBait or nightcrawlers fished from shore. Few other reports. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Nov
20

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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

HODGES: Closed for the season. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 58 anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported 102 bass to three pounds, 10 crappie and four blue catfish. Kim King, Houston, landed a 42.55-pound blue cat 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: No report. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

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

MURRAY: No county or marina reports, but the first DFW trout plant of the season is set for 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: No report. First DFW trout plant of the season set for this week. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

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

WOHLFORD: The lake is now closed on weekdays, but it will remain open for weekends throughout the fall. Catfish are fair on cut mackerel or chicken liver. The bass bite has been improving with the best action in the mornings and evenings. Few other reports. Trout plants set to start in December with a 6,000-pound plant just before the Dec. 13 opening day of trout season. 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 first plant of the season went in last week when 4,500 pounds were stocked. The bite has been good since and some quality fish have been reported. Mark Olivo, Escondido, landed a 7-8 on a small jig in Boat Dock Cove, while Dan Goreman, Escondido, landed a nine-pounder on a pink jig in Jack Creek. The 36th Annual Trout Derby has been rescheduled for Dec. 5-7. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Trout season has been set for December 4 with a 3,000-pound plant of Chaulk Mound Trout Farm’s Nebraska Tailwalkers. Plants will be every other week this season through April next year. The catfish bite has been fair on cut baits. Bass fair on plastics and small swimbaits with some good reaction bait action early and late in the day. Small bluegill are slowing, but there is still fair action in most shallow shoreline areas with some bigger bluegill in 12 to 20 feet of water. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: No reports but the trout season kicked off this past weekend after 4,000 pounds of trout were planted last week. There will also be a plant Thanksgiving week. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: There has been a fair to good catfish bite this past week with the best action on mackerel, bonito, and nightcrawlers, especially along the shoreline near the dam. Some fish topping five pounds. Bass remain fair on plastics, nightcrawlers, with some topwater early and late. A few bluegill showing, but crappie are slow. Carp are pretty decent for the few anglers targeting the carp with dough baits. Trout plants tentatively slated to start in December. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: The trout action has been fair to good with a Mt. Lassen Trout plant the end of October. No DFW plants yet this season, but the first one is slated next week. Some fish to five pounds. Also a pretty fair catfish bite. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Nov
13

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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

HODGES: Closed for the season. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 33 anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported 83 bass and six crappie. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: There were 105 anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported 189 bass to 9.9 pounds, 22 bluegill to a pound, two crappie and three catfish to 15 pounds. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: There were four anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported four bass to 2.32 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. 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 17 anglers who had 25 bass and seven 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: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The lake is now closed on weekdays, but it will remain open for weekends throughout the fall. Catfish are fair on cut mackerel or chicken liver. The bass bite has been improving with the best action in the mornings and evenings. Few other reports. Trout plants set to start in December with a 6,000-pound plant just before the Dec. 13 opening day of trout season. 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 first plant of the season went in Wednesday this week with a plant of Nebraska Tailwalkers. The 36th Annual Trout Derby has been rescheduled for Dec. 5-7. Over the past week the fishing has been slow to fair with just a few catfish, bass and bluegill reported. Top fish was a nine-pound catfish landed by Francisco Lagunas, Escondido, using shrimp. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Trout season has been set for December 4 with a 3,000-pound plant of Chaulk Mound Trout Farm’s Nebraska Tailwalkers. Plants will be every other week this season through April next year. 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 bluegill in 12 to 20 feet of water. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: The trout season kicks off the Saturday when the gates open at 6 a.m. The first plants of the season — 4,000-pounds of Sierra Bows and Nebraska Tailwalkers — went in this week and the lake is closed to fishing Friday to allow the trout time to acclimate before the opener on Saturday. There will be awards for the five largest trout opening day along with a host of giveaways and activities. The fishing continues to be good for bass and cats in spite of a yo-yoing lake level. There also continues to be a fair bite for redear and bluegill in Half Moon Cove and off the Fishing Float for anglers fishing red worms, meal worms, and small nightcrawlers. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: There has been a fair to good catfish bite this past week with the best action on mackerel, bonito, and nightcrawlers, especially along the shoreline near the dam. Some fish topping five pounds. Bass remain fair on plastics, nightcrawlers, with some topwater early and late. Brain Fansher, Lake Morena, had a 3-8 bass on a Senko. A few bluegill showing, but crappie are slow. Carp are pretty decent for the few anglers targeting the carp with dough baits. Trout plants tentatively slated to start in December. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: The trout action has been fair to good with a Mt. Lassen Trout plant the end of October. No DFW plants yet this season. Some fish to five pounds. Also a pretty fair catfish bite. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Oct
31

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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

HODGES: There were 37 anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported just 18 bass. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 15 anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported 50 bass. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: There were 112 anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported 249 bass and 31 bluegill to a pound. Top bass was a 10.8-pounder caught by Josh Carter, San Diego. The marina staff report there were three bluegill over two pounds caught. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: There was one anglers checked by county staff this past week and he reported two bass to two 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. 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 nine anglers who had 13 bass. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

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

WOHLFORD: The lake is now closed on weekdays, but it will remain open for weekends throughout the fall. Catfish are fair on cut mackerel or chicken liver. The bass bite has been improving with the best action in the mornings and evenings. Few other reports. Trout plants set to start in December. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: Trout season will kick off Wednesday, Oct. 29 with a 1,500 pound plant of rainbows. The 36th Annual Dixon Lake Trout Derby will take place Nov. 8-11. Fishing hours will be from 6 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. each of the derby days. Prizes will be awarded with a grand prize for overall largest trout and division prizes for Senior, Adult and Youth for largest trout in each of those categories. Two additional prizes will be for the two daily largest trout. A prize will go out to the smallest trout caught at the derby and the first 15 tagged trout turned in will also receive a prize. All anglers must purchase a daily lake fishing permit and must be presented when weighing in a trout at the weigh station. There will be 4,500 pounds of trout stocked before the derby. Until then the catfish action has been fair on cut baits, and the bass remain pretty decent with some flurries of topwater or crankbait action. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Trout season has been set for December 4 with a 3,000-pound plant of Chaulk Mound Trout Farm’s Nebraska Tailwalkers. Plants will be every other week this season through April next year. 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 bluegill in 12 to 20 feet of water. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: The best action has been for redear and bluegill in Half Moon Cove and off the Fishing Float for anglers fishing red worms, meal worms, and small nightcrawlers. The bass bite continues to be fair throughout the day with pretty good action in the evenings on plastics and reaction baits. The first trout stocking will take place the week of November 10th and will include the largest stocking ever to start a season, 4,000 pounds of Sierra Bows and Nebraska Tailwalkers, with fish from two to 12 pounds. Trout season will officially kick off on Saturday, Nov. 15, and the lake will be closed Friday before the opener for the plants. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: There has been a fair to good catfish bite this past week with the best action on mackerel, bonito, and nightcrawlers, especially along the shoreline near the dam. Some fish topping five pounds. Bass remain fair on plastics, nightcrawlers, with some topwater early and late. A few bluegill showing, but crappie are slow. Carp are pretty decent for the few anglers targeting the carp with dough baits. Trout plants tentatively slated to start in December. 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.

Oct
24

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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

HODGES: There were 52 anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported just 41 bass. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 69 anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported 266 bass. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: There were 90 anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported 372 bass to 5.84 pounds and 36 bluegill to 1.8 pounds. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

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

MURRAY: No 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: The county staff checked 17 anglers who had 43 bass and 13 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: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The lake is now closed on weekdays, but it will remain open for weekends throughout the fall. Catfish are fair on cut mackerel or chicken liver. The bass bite has been improving with the best action in the mornings and evenings. Few other reports. Trout plants set to start in December. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: Trout season will kick off Wednesday, Oct. 29 with a 1,500 pound plant of rainbows. The 36th Annual Dixon Lake Trout Derby will take place Nov. 8-11. Fishing hours will be from 6 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. each of the derby days. Prizes will be awarded with a grand prize for overall largest trout and division prizes for Senior, Adult and Youth for largest trout in each of those categories. Two additional prizes will be for the two daily largest trout. A prize will go out to the smallest trout caught at the derby and the first 15 tagged trout turned in will also receive a prize. All anglers must purchase a daily lake fishing permit and must be presented when weighing in a trout at the weigh station. There will be 4,500 pounds of trout stocked before the derby. Until then the catfish action has been fair on cut baits, and the bass remain pretty decent with some flurries of topwater or crankbait action. 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 bluegill in 12 to 20 feet of water. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Very light fishing pressure. The best action has been for redear and bluegill in Half Moon Cove and off the Fishing Float for anglers fishing red worms, meal worms, and small nightcrawlers. The bass bite continues to be fair throughout the day with pretty good action in the evenings on plastics and reaction baits. The first trout stocking will take place the week of November 10th and will include the largest stocking ever to start a season, 4,000 pounds of Sierra Bows and Nebraska Tailwalkers, with fish from two to 12 pounds. Trout season will officially kick off on Saturday, Nov. 15, and the lake will be closed Friday before the opener for the plants. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: There has been a fair to good catfish bite this past week with the best action on mackerel, bonito, and nightcrawlers, especially along the shoreline near the dam. Some fish topping five pounds. Bass remain fair on plastics, nightcrawlers, with some topwater early and late. A few bluegill showing, but crappie are slow. Carp are pretty decent for the few anglers targeting the carp with dough baits. Trout plants tentatively slated to start in December. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Good action on smaller crappie, but no other reports. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Oct
09

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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

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

EL CAPITAN: County staff checked 29 anglers who reported 86 bass and two 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: No report. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

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

MURRAY: 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: The county staff checked 18 anglers who had 27 bass and 14 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: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The lake is now closed on weekdays, but it will remain open for weekends throughout the fall. Catfish are fair on cut mackerel or chicken liver. The bass bite has been improving with the best action in the mornings and evenings. Few other reports. Trout plants set to start in December. 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. While opening day of trout season hasn’t been schedule yet, the first plant of the season is tentatively set for the end of October or early November, and the annual trout derby is tentatively scheduled for Veteran’s Day weekend November 8-11. 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 bluegill in 12 to 20 feet of water. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: The best action has been for redear and bluegill in Half Moon Cove and off the Fishing Float for anglers fishing red worms, meal worms, and small nightcrawlers. The bass bite continues to be fair throughout the day with pretty good action in the evenings on plastics and reaction baits. The first trout stocking will take place the week of November 10th and will include the largest stocking ever to start a season, 4,000 pounds of Sierra Bows and Nebraska Tailwalkers, with fish from two to 12 pounds. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: There has been a good catfish bite this past week with the best action on mackerel, bonito, and nightcrawlers, especially along the shoreline near the dam. Catfish to seven pounds reported this past week and five-fish stringer have been weighing from 12 to 15 pounds. Bass remain fair on plastics, nightcrawlers, with some topwater early and late. 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: Good action on smaller crappie, but no other reports. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

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

Sep
25

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: There were 74 anglers who landed 958 bass this past week. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: County staff checked 53 anglers who reported just 21 bass. Marina staff report fair to good bass action, but slower bluegill action this week. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: County staff checked 145 anglers who reported 381 bass to 5.93 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 154 anglers who reported 289 bass to five pounds and 54 bluegill to 1.2 pounds. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: County staff checked eight anglers who reported 29 bass to 4.3 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 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: No county or marina reports. 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 30 anglers who reported 14 bass to 3.5 pounds, foru channel cats to 4.2 pounds, two carp to 4.7 pounds, and one 25-pound blue catfish. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

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. 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. While opening day of trout season hasn’t been schedule yet, the first plant of the season is tentatively set for the end of October or early November, and the annual trout derby is tentatively scheduled for Veteran’s Day weekend November 8-11. 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, and there will be a plant the last week of September. Lanterns required after dark. The redear and bluegill continue to be good. 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. Trout season is set to begin Nov. 15. 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. 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. 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.

Sep
18

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

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 ssmith@sandiego.gov.

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.

Sep
11

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: There were 49 anglers who landed 292 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. Bluegill have slowed with spotty action off the fishing platform, but the bass action remains fair to good with fish to nine 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 33 anglers who reported 126 bass. 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 99 anglers who reported 365 bass to six pounds and 58 bluefill to a pound. Marina staff report the bluegill bite is fair to good on nightcrawlers, wax worms, meal worms, and crickets. Most are small. 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: County staff check five anglers who report nine bass to four pounds. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed, but anglers can still walk in. Lake information: 619-465-3474 (recording) or 619-397-5212 (concession) or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

MURRAY: 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: County staff checked 18 anglers who reported 40 bass, 20 bluegill, and one catfish at eight pounds. Marina staff report 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. Bluegill are good, and some nice fish are showing. 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 35 anglers who reported 27 bass, seven carp, five channel cats, and four crappie. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

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 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 week 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: 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. 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, 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.