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Jun
30

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Still no news on when San Vicente Reservoir is expected to reopen. There is apparently an issue with the docks that is keeping the lake from opening. Cuyamaca received its final Jess Ranch trout plant last week. Catfish plant set for July 1 in Wohlford with the annual Catfish Derby July 6 from 6 a.m. to midnight. Lake Poway’s first catfish plant of the season will be July 1 and night fishing on Friday and Saturday nights will begin this weekend. Jennings’ got a catfish plant last week. No information on Dixon fishing or plants.

FISHING UPDATE: In most of the lakes in this region, the bass bite has been the best bet. Top bets for bass include Barrett, Wohlford, Lower Otay, Jennings, and El Capitan. But Barrett remains a top pick. Most waters are also seeing much better bluegill and redear action. Poway and Murray have a particularly good bluegill bites on small fish right now. Even waters not getting catfish plants yet have been fair on catfish. Cuyamaca easily has the best trout action in the county with its final plant of the season this week. There has been a good carp bite at Lake Morena for anglers fishing dough baits.

FISH COUNTS: This past week, there were 101 anglers at Barrett and they reported 1,350 bass. At El Capitan, 23 anglers reported 54 bass. At Hodges, 65 anglers reported 68 bass. At Miramar, 27 anglers reported 40 bass to 3.85 pounds and three bluegill to a pound. At Murray, 26 anglers reported no fish. At Sutherland, there were 29 anglers who reported 35 bass to three pounds, 11 carp, and nine bluegill.

TOP CATCHES: At Lake Murray, Anthony Quivera, San Diego, had 13 bluegill to 1-8 fishing red worms off the fishing pier.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Jun
23

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Still no news on when San Vicente Reservoir is expected to reopen. It was supposed to open this spring, but spring has come and gone. Cuyamaca is getting its final Jess Ranch trout plant Tuesday this week. Catfish plants went in last Friday (June 17) in Wohlford with another plant set for July 1. Wohlford will have its annual Catfish Derby July 6 from 6 a.m. to midnight. Lake Poway’s first catfish plant of the season will be July 1 and night fishing on Friday and Saturday nights will begin that weekend. Jennings’ will get a trout plant this week. most recent plant was two weeks ago. No information on Dixon fishing or plants.

FISHING UPDATE: In most of the lakes in this region, the bass bite has been the best bet. Top bets for bass include Barrett, Wohlford, Lower Otay, Jennings, and El Capitan. But Barrett remains a top pick. Most waters are also seeing much better bluegill and redear action. Poway and Murray have a particularly good bluegill bites on small fish right now. Even waters not getting catfish plants yet have been fair on catfish. Cuyamaca easily has the best trout action in the county with its final plant of the season this week. There has been a good carp bite at Lake Morena for anglers fishing dough baits.

FISH COUNTS: This past week, there were 106 anglers at Barrett and they reported 1,410 bass. At Hodges, 78 anglers reported 121 bass, 14 carp, 13 catfish, six crappie, and four bluegill. At Miramar, 34 anglers reported 84 bass to 4.2 pounds and 12 bluegill to a pound. At Murray, 74 anglers reported 25 bass to 6.85 pounds. At Sutherland, there were 32 anglers who reported 51 bass to three pounds, 11 crappie, nine bluegill, and one carp.

TOP CATCHES: Karen Leland, Newport Beach, had 15 bluegill fishing red worms at Lake Murray, and while most were small, the big one was a 1 3/4-pounder.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Jun
17

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Still no news on when San Vicente Reservoir is expected to reopen. It was supposed to open this spring, but spring has come and gone. Cuyamaca is still getting trout plants twice a month through June with an 1,100-pound plant of Mt. Lassen rainbows this week and then a final Jess Ranch plant June 21. DFW trout could go in longer. Cuyamaca easily has the best trout action in the county. At Dixon and Wohlford, catfish plants begin in July. Wohlford will have its annual Catfish Derby July 6 from 6 a.m. to midnight. Jennings started its catfish stocking season three weeks ago and the most recent plant went in last week.

In most of the lakes in this region, the bass bite has been the best bet, with more and more bluegill and redear showing as the waters warm up. Even waters not getting catfish plants yet have been fair on catfish.
Top bets for bass include Wohlford, Lower Otay, Murray, and El Capitan. But Barrett remains a top pick. This past week, there were 86 anglers at Barrett and they reported 925 bass. There has been a good carp bite at Lake Morena for anglers fishing dough baits.

Top fish: Jason Blackwell, San Carlos, fished Murray’s Padre Bay and landed 12 bluegill and redear on meal worms and his best was a 1-8.

Top bass:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Jun
09

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Still no news on when San Vicente Reservoir is expected to reopen. It was supposed to open this spring, but spring is almost past. All the construction and infrastructure work is done, and the lake is full. It appears the wait is on the City of San Diego to simply open the gates. Cuyamaca is still getting trout plants twice a month through June with an 1,100-pound plant of Mt. Lassen rainbows this coming week and then a final Jess Ranch plant June 21. DFW trout could go in longer. Cuyamaca easily has the best trout action in the county. At Dixon and Wohlford, catfish plants begin in July. Jennings started its catfish stocking season two weeks ago and another plant is scheduled for this week.

In most of the lakes in this region, the bass bite has been the best bet, with more and more bluegill and redear showing as the waters warm up. Even waters not getting catfish plants yet have been fair on catfish.
Top bets for bass include Wohlford, Lower Otay, Murray, and El Capitan. But Barrett, even after a lull during the full moon, remains a top pick. This past week, there were 69 anglers at Barrett and they reported 293 bass and 100 bluegill. There has been a good carp bite at Lake Morena for anglers fishing dough baits.

Top fish: At Cuyamaca, Joshua Levesque, San Diego, landed a 17-8 cat. Mike Eggars, Ramona, caught his limit of trout, including a six-pound Lightning Trout, also at Cuyamaca. At Poway, Yosio Perez, Oceanside, landed an eight-pound bass.

Top bass: A 10-pound bass was landed a Lake Murray on a bluegill swim bait by Steven Feiga, Ridgecrest, off the fishing pier. At Wohlford, Dana Rogers, Valley Center, caught and released a 9.9-pound largemouth on a plastic worm, and there was a 9.1-pounder reported caught at Murray.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Jun
02

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Still no news on when San Vicente Reservoir is expected to reopen. It was supposed to open this spring, but spring is almost past. All the construction and infrastructure work is done, and the lake is full. It appears the wait is on the City of San Diego to simply open the gates. Cuyamaca is still getting trout plants twice a month with double plant of private and DFW trout last week. It easily has the best trout action in the county. At Dixon, catfish plants begin in July. Wohlford will also have catfish plants beginning in July. Jennings started its catfish stocking season last week, with its first plant that week. DFW trout plants last week at Cuyamaca and Doane Pond. Most of the action has been for bass with a few catfish and bluegill starting to show.

The bass bite remains fair to good across the region. Top bets include Wohlford, Lower Otay, Murray, and El Capitan. But Barrett remains the top spot. This past week, there were 201 anglers at Barrett and they reported 2,071 bass and 370 bluegill — more than double the numbers from last week.

There has been a good carp bite at Lake Morena for anglers fishing dough baits.

Top bass: A 10-pound bass was landed a Lake Murray on a bluegill swim bait by Steven Feiga, Ridgecrest, off the fishing pier. At Wohlford, Dana Rogers, Valley Center, caught and released a 9.9-pound largemouth on a plastic worm, and there was a 9.1-pounder reported caught at Murray.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

May
26

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Still no news on when San Vicente Reservoir is expected to reopen. It was supposed to open this spring, but spring is almost past. All the construction and infrastructure work is done, and the lake is full. It appears the wait is on the City of San Diego to simply open the gates. Cuyamaca is still getting trout plants twice a month with double plant slated for this week (private and DFW rainbows). It probably has the best trout action in the county. At Dixon, catfish plants begin in July. Wohlford will also have catfish plants beginning in July. Jennings will start its catfish stocking season May 27, with its first plant that week. DFW trout plants this week at Cuyamaca and Doane Pond. Most of the action has been for bass with a few catfish and bluegill starting to show.

The bass bite remains strong across the region. Top bets include Wohlford, Lower Otay, and El Capitan. But Barrett is the top spot. This past week, there were 223 anglers at Barrett and they reported 980 bass and 100 bluegill — down from last week, but still very good.

There has been a good carp bite at Lake Morena for anglers fishing dough baits.

Top bass: There was a 13.3-pounder reported at Lower Otay, and Austin Stallings, 13, Ramona, had a 3.5-pound largemouth on a crankbait from Sutherland.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

May
12

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Frustratingly, still no news on when San Vicente Reservoir is expected to reopen. The word is that it will happen later this spring or early summer. More as details are available. Cuyamaca is still getting trout plants twice a month with fish planted this week. It probably has the best trout action in the county. Dixons last trout plant was three weeks ago and catfish plants begin in July. Wohlford will also have catfish plants beginning in July. Jennings will start its catfish stocking season May 27, with its first plant that week. No DFW plants this week. With trout plants winding down, most of the action has been for bass with a few catfish and bluegill starting to show.

Top trout this past week: At Wohlford, the few trout that remain have migrated west into cooler, deeper water. This is where Rickey Kihle, San Marcos, was fishing PowerBait at the west buoy line to landed a 9.65-pound rainbow.

Top bass this past week: At Morena, Brad Ludwig, San Diego, caught a seven-pound bass while fishing for catfish with mackerel from shore.

Other species reports: At Wohlford, Wendell Jackson, Escondido, weighed in a 1.75-pound crappie he caught in Boat Dock Cove on a live golden shiner. A Morena, Abdulazeez Ismael, El Cajon, landed three carp with a total weight of 17-6, all on dough baits from shore.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

May
05

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Still not news on when San Vicente Reservoir is expected to reopen. The word is that it will happen later this spring or early summer. More as details are available. Cuyamaca is still getting trout plants twice a month with fish planted last week and scheduled for next week. It probably has the best trout action in the county. Dixon’s last trout plant was two weeks ago and catfish plants begin in July. Wohlford will also have catfish plants beginning in July. Jennings will start its catfish stocking season May 27, with its first plant that week. No DFW plants this week. With trout plants winding down, most of the action has been for bass with a few catfish and bluegill starting to show.

Top trout this past week: At Cuyamaca, Ballie Boyd, Poway, had a 13-pound rainbows on PowerBait in Pump House Cove. Reggis Thomas, Chula Vista, landed an 11-pounder, while Justin Bishop, San Diego, landed a 10-4 rainbow to top off his 16-pound limit. At Dixon Lake, the top trout in the Kiwanis Derby two weeks ago was a 12-12 landed by Sean Sanders, Escondido.

Top bass this past week: At Wohlford, Dana Rogers, Valley Center, landed a 6.85-pound largemouth on a Senko.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Apr
21

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: The biggest news is that San Vicente Reservoir is expected to reopen later this spring after major dam and facility work. More as details are available. Lake Dixon will have its annual Kiwanis Derby this weekend with a major trout plant just before the event. Cuyamaca has been a hot bet with good trout action. The rainbow action continues to be fair at Jennings, but its last plant of the season was a couple of weeks ago. Wohlford and Dixon are generally getting 1,500-pound plants alternating weeks, with each receiving a plant this week. Poway received 1,500 pounds of Tailwalkers last week. DFW trout went in last week at Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lake Jennings, Lake Mirimar, Lake Murray, Lake Wohlford, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir this week.

Other than trout bites, there is a generally good bass bite throughout the region as the fish move up into the shallows for the spawn. Lots of small male bass in the catch.

Top trout this past week: At Wohlford, Antonio Ramirez, Escondido, had a 12.9-pound trout on a nightcrawler-PowerBait combo. At Cuyamaca, Mike Eggars, Ramona, had a 7-8 rainbow this past week. He’s landed five other fish over 10 pounds so far this month.

Top bass this past week: At Lake Wohlford, Tim Sitola, Oceanside, had a 9.65-pound bass.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Apr
07

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: The biggest news is that San Vicente Reservoir is expected to reopen later this spring after major dam and facility work. More as details are available. Lake Dixon will have its annual Kiwanis Derby April 23-24 with a major trout plant just before the event. The rainbow trout action continues to be fair to good at lakes getting planted with private hatchery fish, but the season is winding down. Jennings remains among the top spots with weekly stocks, but Jennings received its last plant of the season this week — 1,000 pounds of Sierra Bows. Cuyamaca has been as good as Jennings and it will get trout alternating weeks through June 21, getting 1,000 pounds of Jess Ranch trout next week. A lot of limits reported at both lakes. Wohlford and Dixon are generally getting 1,500-pound plants alternating weeks, with each receiving a plant this week. Poway received 1,500 pounds of Tailwalkers last week. No DFW has plants scheduled for this week.

Other than trout bites, there is a generally good bass bite throughout the region as the fish move up into the shallows for the spawn. Lots of small male bass in the catch. The crappie bite at Hodges came back on this past week, but it is getting light pressure. The bluegill and redear are starting to show at Miramar and Murray.

Top trout this past week: There was an 11-6 rainbow caught at Lake Dixon by Alexander Kawasaki, Torrance, on a white PowerWorm from Trout Cove. At Wohlford, Marijan Mutijevic, Escondido, had a 9.55-pound rainbow on green PowerBait in Oakvale Cove. At Cuyamaca, Kevin O’Kesson, Ramona, landed a nine-pound rainbow using a nightcrawler-PowerBait combo.

Top bass this past week: A five-pound bass was landed by Austin Stallings, Ramona, fishing a Senko at El Capitan Reservoir. It was the best fish of his five-fish catch.

Other species: None reported.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Mar
30

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: The biggest news is that San Vicente Reservoir is expected to reopen later this spring after major dam and facility work. More as details are available. The rainbow trout action continues to be fair to good at lakes getting planted with private hatchery fish. Jennings remains among the top spots with weekly stocks, getting 1,000 pounds trout last week, this week, and next week. Top spot has been the Hermit Cove buoy line for boat anglers or the old boat ramp for shore anglers. A lot of limits reported. Wohlford and Dixon are generally getting 1,500-pound plants alternating weeks, with each receiving a plants last week and next week. Poway received 1,500 pounds of Tailwalkers Wednesday this week. Cuyamaca is also getting plants every two weeks with 1,100 pounds of Mt. Lassen trout last week, including 500 pounds of trophy fish. No DFW has plants scheduled for this week.

Other than trout bites, there is a generally good bass bite throughout the region as the fish move up into the shallows for the spawn. Lots of small male bass in the catch. The crappie bites are all slow to fair with only a handful of fish reported at Hodges and El Capitan this past week. The bluegill and redear are starting to show at Miramar and Murray.

Top trout this past week: The biggest fish came from Lake Cuyamaca this past week with a 13-pounder landed by Mark McCall, Lakeside, leading the parade. Brandon Sawyer, Descanso, had a 12-8 top off his four-fish stringer that also included six and four pounders. Rod Forrester, San Diego, landed an 11-12 At Poway, Michael Irey, San Diego, landed an 11-4 rainbow on garlic PowerBait combined with a green trout worm at the east end of the log boom. Shawn Armstrong, Poway, had a 10-pound rainbow, while Alex Kopischke, Poway, had a nine-pounder. At Wohlford, Mario Livigni, Escondido, landed a 7-9 trout on chartreuse PowerBait in Oakvale Cove. At Jennings, Rick Jones, Lakeside, topped off his limit with a 5-4 rainbow on garlic PowerBait.

Top bass this past week: At Wohlford, Mike Hernandez, Valley Center, landed a 9-9 on a swimbait off the south shore rock pile. At El Capitan, Randy Robertson, Ramona, caught a seven-pound largemouth.

Other species: Delaney LaMoulie, Fallbrook, had five carp weighing a total of 14-2 fishing bread dough in El Capitan this past weekend. Michelle Downing, San Diego, had eight redear to a half-pound using red worms fishing at Lake Murray’s fishing pier.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Mar
04

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: The rainbow trout action continues to be fair to good (and sometimes excellent) at lakes getting planted with private hatchery fish. Jennings is the top dog in plants with weekly stocks, getting 1,000 pounds this week after a skip week last week. Wohlford and Dixon are getting plants alternating weeks, with each receiving a plants last week and next week. Poway is slated to get 3,000 pounds this week. Poway is now closed on Mondays and Tuesdays to boating and fishing. Cuyamaca is also getting plants every two weeks with 1,000 pounds of Jess Ranch trout last week and 1,100 pounds of Mt. Lassen trout March 8. There are no DFW plants scheduled for last week or this week. Last state plants were four weeks ago at Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lake Jennings, Lake Miramar, Lake Murray, Lake Wohlford, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir.

Other than trout bites, there is a generally good bass bite throughout the region thanks to the unseasonably warm weather. The bass have moved into the shallows in a major pre-spawn movement of fish. There is also a fair to good crappie bite at Lake Hodges and a few slabs showing at El Capitan and Lower Otay.

Top fish this past week: On Friday (Feb. 26) a 16 1/4-pound largemouth bass caught at Lake Wohlford by Greg Springer, Vista, The warming water temperatures have turned on the bass bite off the south shore rock pile. He was throwing a swimbait from shore when he caught the biggest bass landed at Wohlford in over 15 years. It could easily end up being the biggest bass landed in Southern California this year. And speaking of bass, at Poway, Mitch Philips, Clairemont, landed a five-pounder.

On the trout front, at Morena Lake, James Drzewiecki and Tim Ruth, both El Cajon, had a 17-12 stringer of rainbows topped off with a 6-8. All were caught on chartreuse PowerBait near the dock. At Cuyamaca, Dave Miller, San Diego, had stringers two days this past week. The first had trout to 8-8 and on the second his best fish was a 7-4. All were caught on garlic and corn PowerBait dipped in Pautzke’s liquid krill scent. Mark Van Keuren, Alpine, landed a seven-pounder on a Power Worm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Feb
18

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

TOP NEWS: The rainbow trout action continues to be good at lakes getting planted with private hatchery fish. Jennings is the top dog in plants. It was planted with 2,000-pounds of rainbows last week, including some trophy fish to eight pounds or better, with another 1,000-pounds this week. Wohlford and Dixon are getting plants alternating weeks, with each receiving a plant last week and next week.

Top fish this past week: At Jennings, Geoff Pierce, San Diego, was fishing with a Dimiki lure in Half Moon Cove when he caught a nine-pound bass. Robert Daoud, San Diego, landed an 8-2 wiper on a jerk bait, a lake record. At Morena: Dan Deen, Campo, had a 5-4 rainbow on a nightcrawler. A Wohlford, top trout was a 10-4 caught on a Kastmaster in by Joey Goswick, Escondido. At Murry, Jake Weakley, Carlsbad, landed a 13-11 bass on a swimbait.

DFW stocking news: No DFW plants scheduled for this week, but Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lake Jennings, Lake Miramar, Lake Murray, Lake Wohlford, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir were all planted last week.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Feb
04

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

TOP NEWS: With trout plant season in full swing across San Diego county, the best rainbow action continues to be at lakes getting planted with private hatchery fish. Jennings is the top dog in plants. It was planted with 2,000-pounds of rainbows last week with another 2,500-pounds is slated for this week. Wohlford is getting plants alternating weeks, with one last week and another scheduled for next week. Other lakes getting private plants every two weeks include Dixon, also which had plants last week and will get them again next week. Poway’s 21st Annual Youth Fish Derby is this Saturday and the lake is closed to fishing and boating this week (Feb. 1-5). The lake will receive a 3,000-pound trout plant before the derby.

Top fish this past week: At Poway, an 11-pound rainbow was landed John Thomas, San Diego, fishing at the buoy line with a mini jig.

DFW stocking news: There are no DFW plants in San Diego County this week.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

Jun
25

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

BARRETT: There were 155 anglers checked and they reported 1,830 bass. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: There were 47 anglers checked and they reported 65 bass, 23 channel catfish, two crappie, and one blue catfish. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 83 anglers checked and they reported 346 bass, 18 bluegill, and five 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: There were 172 anglers checked and they reported 332 bass, 51 bluegill and one 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 reported. 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: There were 49 anglers this past week checked who reported 65 bluegill. The marina reports fair bass action with a decent surface and reaction bite early and then a decent live bait and plastic bite. The redear and bluegill bite is fair to good on worms with some limits reported 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: There were 17 anglers checked this past week and they reported 39 bass and 22 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: 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 bass bite has been good on smaller fish to three pounds with the action up early in the day and then in deeper water. Cranks best early and then plastics. Some nice crappie were caught again this past week. Catfish fair to good in most coves. The catfish derby will not be held this year. Trout slow. For information contact the Ranger Staton at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com.

DOANE POND: DFW trout plant this week and two weeks ago.

DIXON LAKE: Catfish are fair to good on shrimp in Whisker Bay. Bass are fair with plastics, nightcrawlers, and trout swimbaits the best bet. Top bass was a 9.2-pounder landed by Hudson Sherr, San Marcos, on a swimbait, while Victor Betancourt, Escondido, landed an 8.75-pounder. Information: 760-839-4680 or visit www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: The bass action has been good with a lot of two-pound class fish on plastics and swimbaits, especially along the eastern shore and the fishing pier. Catfish are pretty fair on cut baits at the log boom and fishing pier Very slow trout action in the deeper parts of the lake for boat anglers. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: The catfish bite has been good after plants this week and two weeks ago. A few fish topping six pounds reported, but most two to four pounds. The best bite has been in deeper water on mackerel, chicken liver, or dough baits. Bass are fair to good but most of the fish are small, under three pounds, and showing on reaction baits or plastics. Some panfish. Trout very slow. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: The bass action has been fair to good with some quality fish reported. The best bite has been on swim baits for bigger fish, but plastics, nightcrawlers, smaller reaction baits, and jigs have all be getting fish. Some catfish showing on cut baits and this bite is improving with the warmer weather, but the bluegill, crappie, and carp bites are all still off. 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.