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May
25

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Only Lake Cuyamaca is still being stocked with private trout, and its most recent plant was 1,200 pounds two weeks ago, with DFW fish this week, and another private load next week. DFW trout are also slated for this week in Doane Pond and Morena Reservoir.

FISHING UPDATE: While the bass action remains fair to good at most waters in the region, the bluegill bites are good throughout the region. Lower Otay Reservoir is still a hotspot with anglers post 25-fish limits for the fourth week in a row. Many topping a pound. Also good bluegill bites at Barrett, San Vicente, Murray, and Jennings. Bass remain good at Barrett Lake, but the numbers are half of what they were last week. The bass continue to show on just about everything, from topwater to deep jigs and plastics. Morena, Lower Otay, El Capitan, and San Vicente also remain pretty good on bass, mostly on plastics and reaction baits. Trout season is winding down, but there continues to be some good action at Cuyamaca and Morena (both getting DFW trout plants this week). Jennings is also pretty fair. Most of the bites are in deeper water as the surface temperatures warm up. Murray produced three giant carp to 30.5 pounds on dough bait.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At Barrett, 278 anglers reported 3,841 bass and 410 bluegill. At Miramar, 18 anglers reported 23 bass and six bluegill to a pound. At Lower Otay, 86 anglers checked reported 249 bass to 5.6 pounds, one channel catfish, and 470 bluegill to 1.84 pounds, At San Vicente, 27 anglers reported 96 bass and 57 bluegill. At Sutherland, 20 anglers reported 14 bass, two bluegill, and one carp.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Lake Murray, one angler landed three carp at 18, 21, and 30.5 pounds on dough bait.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. 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
11

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Only Lake Cuyamaca is still being stocked with private trout, and its most recent plant was 1,200 pounds this week and another stocked will go in May 30. DFW trout are slated to go in this week at Cuyamaca Lake, Doane Pond, and Morena Reservoir.

FISHING UPDATE: While the bass action remains fair to good at most waters in the region, the big news is the wide open bluegill bite at Lower Otay Reservoir where over 500 bluegill were again reported for the second week in a row. Also pretty decent bluegill bites at San Vicente, Murray, Jennings, and Sutherland, with good catches reported at all four. Bass were wide open for the Barrett Lake opener this past weekend with anglers averaging 23 bass each. They were reported on just about everything, from topwater to deep jigs and plastics. Lower Otay and San Vicente also remain pretty good on bass, mostly on plastics and reaction baits. Trout season is winding down, but there continues to be some good action at Cuyamaca and Morena. Jennings is also pretty fair. Most of the bites are in deeper water as the surface temperatures warm up.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At Barrett, 334 anglers reported 7,896 bass and 40 crappie. At El Capitan, 35 anglers reported 85 bass. At Hodges, 26 anglers reported seven bass and 22 bluegill. At Miramar, nine anglers reported 16 bass to four pounds and seven bluegill to a pound. At Lower Otay, 78 anglers reported 220 bass to 5.8 pounds and 541 bluegill. At San Vicente, 26 anglers report 75 bass to nearly four pounds.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At San Vicente, Anthony Noy, San Diego, had a stringer of 25 bluegill that weighed 36 pounds, including one at 2.8 pounds, all on nightcrawlers. At Jennings, Dakota Landry and Ethan Daffern, both Rancho Penasquitos, landed 28 bluegill to 1-4 on meal worms off Eagle Point. At Murray, Vince Farace, San Carlos, had an 8.49-pound bass on a drop-shot plastic.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. 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
20

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Dixon Lake’s last plant of the season was Wednesday this week, a 4,500-pound plant. It also received 4,500 poundstwo weeks ago. Dixon was be closed to all fishing beginning Tuesday this week and it will reopen 6 a.m. Saturday (April 22) for the 20th Annual Kiwanis Trout Derby. Jennings received 1,500 pounds of trout this week, and a 1,700-pound plant two weeks ago. Poway will get its final plant of the year this week, a double plant of 2,800 pounds, and it received 1,500 pounds two weeks ago. Wohlford also gets its final trout plant this week and it was also planted two weeks ago. Both plants were 1,500 pounds. Cuyamaca got a 1,200-pound plant last week, and another 1,200 pounds will go in April 25. There will be two stocks in May and two more in June.

DFW trout will be planted in Lake Murray this week, and there plants last week in Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir.

FISHING UPDATE: The bass fishing is generally fair to good but the post-spawn blues are starting to set in on some waters. Lower Otay and San Vicente remain good, but Murray, Wohlford, and Jennings are also pretty good. Trout also remain a good bet but trout season is winding down. Top bets for trout are Cuyamaca, Dixon, Jennings, Poway, and Wohlford. Cuyamaca is fair. The panfish bites are just starting to turn on. Very good panfish action at San Vicente and Murray with the fish moving shallow for the spawn.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At Hodges, 103 anglers reported just 10 bass and two channel catfish. At Miramar, 23 anglers reported 39 bass. At Lower Otay, 60 anglers reported 195 bass, 202 bluegill, and 14 crappie. At San Vicente, 24 anglers reported 113 bass and six bluegill. At Sutherland, 12 anglers reported eight bass, four bluegill, and one carp. No other reports.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Jennings, Aidan McFarlane, San Diego, had a 10-14 bass on a jerk bait in Cloister Cove. At Murray, Clint Renton, San Diego, had six bluegill to two pounds on wax worms in Del Cerro Bay, and Mike Strong, San Diego, landed a 7.2-pound bass on a shiner.

BARRETT: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

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

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

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

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

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

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

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. 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
06

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Dixon Lake will receive a 4,500-pound plant this week, and its last plant of the season will be April 19, another 4,500-pound plant. Dixon Lake will be closed to all fishing beginning Tuesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. and re-open at 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 22 for the 20th Annual Kiwanis Trout Derby. Jennings will get 1,700 pounds of trout this week. Poway received 1,500 pounds of rainbows last week, and its final plant of the year will be April 19th — a double plant of 2,800 pounds. Wohlford will get a plant of 1,500 pounds this week and it was planted two weeks ago. Cuyamaca will get a 1,200-pound plant next Tuesday.

DFW trout plants last week included Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir.

FISHING UPDATE: The bass fishing is generally fair to good with most fish spawning now. Lower Otay and San Vicente have been particularly good, but Murray, Wohlford, and Jennings are also pretty good. Trout also remain a good bet with many lakes getting weekly stocks or plants alternating weeks. Top bets for trout are Dixon, Jennings, Poway and Wohlford. Cuyamaca is fair. The panfish bites are just starting to turn on. Very good panfish action at San Vicente and Murray with the fish moving shallow for the spawn.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes fish usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At El Capitan, there were 25 anglers checked who reported 54 bass. At Hodges, 72 anglers reported just seven bass and three channel catfish. At Miramar, 25 anglers reported 47 bass to 3.8 pounds. No other reports.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Cuyamaca, Tom Curtis, San Gabriel, landed a 12-pound rainbow using green garlic PowerBait off the west finger jetty, while Joseph Woof, Lakeside, had a 9-12 to top off his 19-pound limit.

BARRETT: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

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

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

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

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

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

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

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. 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: Jennings will get 1,500 pounds this week and next week. Its last plant was last week. Poway will get 1,500 pounds of rainbows this week. The final plant of the year at Poway will be April 19th — a double plant of 2,800 pounds. Poway received trout last week and three weeks ago. Dixon Lake and Lake Wohlford were planted last week. Two weeks ago, Cuyamaca was planted with 1,200 pounds and Morena received 1,000 pounds of Jess Ranch rainbows.

DFW trout plants for this week included Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir.

FISHING UPDATE: The bass fishing is breaking wide open with the warm weather as the fish move shallow for the coming spawn. There has been a major movement of fish on all of the county’s lakes. Lower Otay has been particularly good, but San Vicente, Murray, and Jennings are also really turning on. Even with the uptick in bass fishing, trout remain a good bet with many lakes getting weekly stocks or plants alternating weeks. Top bets for trout are Dixon, Jennings, Poway and Wohlford. Cuyamaca is fair. The panfish bites are just starting to improve with Murray probably the best bet with a pretty good bluegill bite, but the fish are still in deeper water.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes fish conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At El Capitan, there were 26 anglers check who reported 116 bass. At Hodges, 50 anglers reported seven bass and five channel catfish. At Miramar, 31 anglers reported 63 bass to 11.9 pounds. At Sutherland, 14 anglers check reported 11 bass to 5.83 pounds.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Miramar, William Malasavanh, San Diego, landed an 11.9-pound bass on a trout-like swimbait.

BARRETT: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

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

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

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

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

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

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

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. 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
09

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Poway received trout last week and will get fish again next week. Dixon Lake received a 1,500-pound plant this week and should get an equal amount next week. Jennings was planted with 1,700 pounds last week. Wohlford was on the docket to get 1,500 pounds this wekk. Cuyamaca is scheduled to get a 1,200-pound plant this week.

DFW trout plants for two weeks ago included Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lake Murray, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir. No plants this week, but Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir are on the list for next week.

FISHING UPDATE: The bass fishing is breaking wide open with the warm weather as the fish move shallow for the coming spawn. There has been a major movement of fish on most the county’s lakes. Lower Otay has been particularly good, but San Vicente and Jennings are also really turning on. Even with the uptick in bass fishing, trout remain a good bet with many lakes getting weekly stocks or plants alternating weeks. Top bets for trout are Dixon and Jennings, but Poway and Wohlford are good bets. Cuyamaca is fair. The panfish bites are mostly off, but a few bluegill and crappie continue to show from Otay.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff surveyed 16 anglers at El Capitan this past week and they landed 34 bass. At Miramar, 16 anglers checked had 46 bass to 14.8 pounds. At Lower Otay, 80 anglers reported 310 bass to five pounds and 19 crappie. At Sutherland, 34 anglers had three bass.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Miramar, Joe Ahrens, Mira Mesa, caught and released a 14.8-pound largemouth bass. At San Vicente, Matt Green, El Cajon, caught and released eight bass to 5-8 on Senkos, with the big one in the Kimball Arm. At Jennings, Dave Wolsast, Santee, and Jim Rogers, Clairemont, had a 21-pound, 10-trout stringer with the top rainbow a three-pounder.

BARRETT: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

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

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

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

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

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

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. 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
02

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Poway was slated to get a trout plant this week and March 15. Dixon Lake received a 1,500-pound plant this week and should get an equal amount next week. Jennings is slated for a 1,700-pound plant this week and it received 1,500 pounds last week, including some fish to 10-pounds-plus. Wohlford also received 1,500 pounds last week and is slated for another 1,500-pound plant March 8. Cuyamaca is scheduled to get a 1,200-pound plant next.

DFW trout plants for last week included Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lake Murray, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir. No plants this week.

FISHING UPDATE: The bass fishing continues to improve throughout the region, with many fish moving into shallower water in a major pre-spawn movement of fish. Lower Otay has been particularly good, but San Vicente is also really turning on. Even with the uptick in bass fishing, trout remain the best bet with many lakes getting stocks alternating weeks. Top bets for trout are Dixon and Jennings, but Poway and Wohlford are good bets. Cuyamaca is fair. The panfish bites are mostly off, but a few bluegill and crappie continue to show from Otay.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff surveyed 17 anglers at El Capitan this past week and they landed 37 bass. At Hodges, 75 anglers checked reported just eight crappie and seven bass. At Miramar, 13 anglers checked had 35 bass to 3.85 pounds. At Lower Otay, 79 anglers reported 324 bass, 27 bluegill, and 15 crappie.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Wohlford, Evan Esancy, Maine, landed a 12-8 rainbow on a nightcrawler. Tim Arnold, Fallbrook, had a 12-6 on a crankbait at the east buoys. Lastly, an 8-3 bass was caught by Jason Kordan, Torrance, on a swimbait off Bass Point. At Jennings, Chris Moll, Lakeside, had two rainbows at 6-8 and 5-12, both on mini jigs near the boat dock. At Murray, Damien Alton, San Diego, had a 1.5-pound bluegill on a nightcrawler from Cowles Bay.

BARRETT: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

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

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

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

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

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

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. 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
16

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Poway received 1,500 pounds this week, and this plant included trophy fish. It will be planted again March 1 and 15. Dixon Lake had a 1,500-pound plant last week and will stocked with an equal amount of fish next week. Jennings was stocked last week and will get another 1,500 pounds next week. Wohlford was planted with 1,500 pounds of trout last week and will get trout again Feb. 22. Cuyamaca was planted with 1,200 pounds Tuesday this week.

There are no DFW trout plants for this week, but trout were planted last week at Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lake Murray, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir.

FISHING UPDATE: Warm weather this past week sparked the bass fishing throughout the region, with many fish caught in shallower water and on more active baits. The best, however, is still in deeper water on plastics, jigs, jigging spoons, or live bait. Even with the uptick in bass fishing, trou8t remain the best bet with many lakes getting stocks alternating weeks. Top bets for trout are Poway (trophy fish this week), Cuyamaca, with Dixon, Jennings, and Wohlford the next best bets. Top bets for bass remain Lower Otay, San Vicente, Murray, and El Capitan. The panfish bites are mostly off, but a few bluegill and crappie continue to show from Otay.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff surveyed 19 anglers at El Capitan this past week and they landed 32 bass. At Hodges, 53 anglers checked reported just 11 bass, three crappie, and one channel catfish. At Miramar, 15 anglers checked had 44 bass to 4.25 pounds. At Lower Otay, 50 anglers landed 136 bass to four pounds, 36 crappie, 30 bluegill to 1-8, and two channel catfish.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Wohlford, Suzanne Jakovac, Escondido, had a 10.7-pound rainbow on green PowerBait in Oakvale Cove, while Allen Reyes, Escondido, topped off his 11.9-pound limit of rainbows with a four-pounder.

BARRETT: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

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

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

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

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

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

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. 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
09

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Poway received a 3,000 pound plant last week for the Youth Fishing Derby and 1,500 pounds two weeks ago. There will be another 1,500-pound plant next week. At Lake Jennings, there will be a 1,700-pound plant this week for Kid’s Day on Saturday. At Wohlford, there will be a 1,500-pound plant this week. Dixon Lake is slated to get a 1,500-pound plant this week. Lake Cuyamaca is scheduled to be planted with 1,200 pounds next week from Jess Ranch, and it was planted with the same amount last week. Morena received a private plant two weeks ago, and it is slated to get more Feb. 20 and March 6.

DFW trout plants are slated for Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lake Murray, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir this week. The DFW also planted these lakes two weeks ago.

Lake Jennings will have a Kid’s Day Feb. 11 where kids 10 and under fish free and get to catch one fish each from the kid’s pond. For information, call 619-390-1300.

FISHING UPDATE: Fishing success remains just fair at most waters across the county. Trout have been the best bet with regular plants going in a most lakes. Top bets for trout are Poway, Wohlford, Dixon, Cuyamaca, and Jennings. The best action is always within the first few days after a plant. Light fishing pressure due to rain has concentrated more fish in the lakes, and most now have good holdover populations that are dispersed throughout the lake. The bass action has been slow to fair at most waters. Lower Otay, San Vicente, Murray, and El Capitan remain decent bets for bass, with most of the fish showing in deep water on shiners, plastics, and jigs. The panfish bites are mostly off, but a few bluegill and crappie continue to show from Otay, and Murray continues to have a few quality bluegill being caught.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff surveyed 19 anglers at El Capitan this past week and they landed 37 bass. AT Hodges, 136 anglers checked reported just 10 bass. At Miramar, 14 anglers checked had 35 bass to 3.8 pounds. At Lower Otay, 76 anglers landed 148 bass, 28 crappie, and nine bluegill.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Murray, Clayton Conner, Santa Monica, had a six-pound largemouth on a shiner. Poncho Guiverra, Hemet, landed three bluegill to 1.5 pounds.

BARRETT: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

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

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

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

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

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

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. 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.

Jan
26

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: This week’s municipal or private plants include the following. Anglers should check with individual waters to make sure plants went is as scheduled. Because of weather there may be delays in the stockings. Poway was scheduled to receive 1,500 pounds of trout this week, including trophy fish. It is also slated to get a double plant (3,000 pounds) February 1. Lake Wohlford is slated to received 1,500 pounds of rainbows. Dixon Lake is also scheduled to get 1,500 pounds of trout this week. While Lake Jennings was scheduled to get a 1,500-pound plant this week, this plant has been postponed until next week because of weather in Idaho is making a trout delivery this week impossible. Lake Cuyamaca received a 1,200-pound plant of Jess Ranch rainbows two weeks ago, and the next plant is next week, also from Jess Ranch. Morena is scheduled to receive private plants of trout this week and the weeks of Feb. 20 and March 6.

DFW trout plants this week are slated for Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lake Murray, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir. These lakes were also stocked by the DFW two weeks ago.

Lake Jennings will have a Kid’s Day Feb. 11 where kids 10 and under fish free and get to catch one fish each from the kid’s pond.

FISHING UPDATE: Rain has put a damper on fishing all across the county, and most waters have turned murky. This last storm slowed even the trout bite, but some spots are still fair. Top bets this week are Poway, Wohlford, Dixon, Cuyamaca, and Poway. The best action is always within the first few days after a plant, but most of the lakes have pretty good holdover populations now, provided decent action throughout the week. The bass action has been slow to fair at most waters. Lower Otay, San Vicente, and El Capitan remain decent bets for bass, with most of the fish showing in deep water on shiners, plastics, and jigs, but the cold, wet weather has continued to slow all the bite. The panfish bites are really slowing down, but the Lower Otay crappie bite refuses to go away.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff surveyed 20 angles at Lake Murray over the past week and they reported catching just a single crappie. At Lower Otay, 80 anglers were checked and they reported 353 bass, 153 crappie, 64 bluegill, and five channel catfish to 23 pounds.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At San Vicente, Anthony Noy, San Diego, landed a 30-pound blue catfish. At Murray, Mike Strongbow, San Diego, landed a nine-pound bass on a swimbait, while Keith Johnston, San Diego, landed a 14-pound catfish on mackerel off the fishing pier.

BARRETT: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

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

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

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

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

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

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. 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.

Dec
01

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Trout plants have begun or will be beginning soon at most waters in the region. Dixon’s 38th Annual Trout Derby will be this weekend, Dec. 2-4. The lake will be planted with 6,000 pounds of trout this week before the derby. The lake was also planted with 1,500 pounds of Nebraska Tailwalkers this past Tuesday, and 4,500 pounds two weeks ago. There were a number of trophy fish planted for this weekend’s derby. The lake is closed to fishing until 6 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2. In addition to state fish this week, Lake Cuyamaca received 1,200 pounds of Jess Ranch trout last week. The next plant of Jess Ranch rainbows will be Dec. 20. Poway will also begin its trout season Dec. 1 with a 3,000-pound plant of Nebraska Tailwalkers. There will also be 1,500 pound plants Dec. 14 and 28, with trophies in the plant on the 28th. Wohlford’s first plant of the season will be a 6,000-pound stock on Dec. 10. Jennings was slated to receive 1,500 pounds of trout from Wright’s Rainbows this week, and 10 percent of each plant consists of trophy fish. Lake Morena received its first private stock Nov. 18. This week DFW plants are slated for Cuyamaca, Murray, and Morena. Last week, state trout were planted at Chollas Park Lake, Lindo Lake.

FISHING UPDATE: Trout action is beginning to sizzle all over the county with trout plants finally starting. Top bets this week are Dixon, Jennings, and Cuyamaca, in about that order. The bass action has been fair at most waters. San Vicente remains probably the best bet for bass with most of the fish showing from 10 to 35 feet of water on shiners, plastics, and jigs. The panfish bites are really slowing down, but a few bluegill are still showing at Jennings and Murray and a few crappie from Lower Otay. Jennings and Murray have continued to have a fair catfish bites. Jennings is best on cut baits or nightcrawlers in Half Moon and Sentry coves, while Murray is best in the afternoons off the fishing pier.

FISH COUNTS: Not available.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Lake Murray, Jason Contreras, San Diego, landed an eight-pound largemouth in Padre Bay on a swimbait. Alicia Hamilton, San Diego, had 25 bluegill and redear (a limit), all caught on red worms in San Carlos and the top fish was a two-pounder.

BARRETT: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

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

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

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

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

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

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

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. 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.

Nov
24

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Trout plants have begun or will be beginning soon at most waters in the region. This week DFW plants are slated for Chollas Park Lake, Lindo Lake. They went into Lake Murray last week. Jennings received its first plant of the season last week when 2,100 pounds of rainbows went in, and the next plant will be next week (1,500 pounds). Lake Cuyamaca received Jess Ranch trout this week. Lake Dixon received its first plant last Wednesday, a 4,500-pound plant of Nebraska Tailwalkers, and 1,500 pounds went in Tuesday this week. Dixon will be closed to fishing Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 after that week’s plant in preparation for the 38th Annual Dixon Lake Trout Derby Dec. 2-4. Poway will also begin its trout season Dec. 1 with a 3,000-pound plant of Nebraska Tailwalkers. There will also be 1,500 pound plants Dec. 14 and 28, with trophies in the plant on the 28th. Wohlford’s first plant will be a 6,000-pound stock on Dec. 10.

FISHING UPDATE: Trout action is beginning to sizzle all over the county with trout plants finally starting. Top bets this week are Dixon, Jennings, and Cuyamaca, in about that order. The bass action has been fair at most waters. San Vicente remains probably the best bet for bass with most of the fish showing from 10 to 35 feet of water on shiners, plastics, and jigs. Panfish bites are also still fair with some flurries of very good action, but they are starting to slow as nights and waters cool. The panfish bites are really slowing down, but a few bluegill are still showing at Jennings and Murray and a few crappie from Lower Otay. Jennings and Murray have continued to have a fair catfish bites. Jennings is best on cut baits or nightcrawlers in Half Moon and Sentry coves, while Murray is best in the afternoons off the fishing pier.

FISH COUNTS: At El Capitan, 54 anglers checked reported 132 bass. At Miramar, 16 anglers reported 45 bass to 4.1 pounds and six bluegill to a pound. At Murray, 27 anglers reported just two bass. At Lower Otay, 90 anglers reported 251 bass to 3.5 pounds, 20 crappie, and eight bluegill. Counts not available for other lakes. Hodges, Barrett, and Sutherland are closed for the season. A Lake Jennings, David Corrales, City Heights, landed five rainbows to two pounds

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At San Vicente, Kennis Kolender, San Diego, caught a 64-2 blue catfish on a bass jig. At Murray, Kevin Hart, San Carlos, landed a 9-8 bass on a swim bait from Padre Bay. At Wohlford, Mike Hernandez, Valley Center, caught and released a 6.8-pound bass bass throwing a swimbait off the Senior Shoreline. At Dixon Lake, Spencer Ayala, Escondido, landed an 11-pound trout on a trout jig in Trout Cove.

BARRETT: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

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

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

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

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

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

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

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. 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.

Nov
03

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Catfish plants are done for the year, and trout plants don’t begin until November at most waters. Lake Cuyamaca received its third plant of the season last week with a 1,200-pound plant of rainbows from Jess Ranch (there were two plants in September). Lake Dixon will get its first trout plant with a 4,500-pound plant of Nebraska Tailwalkers slated for November 16. Lake Jennings announced its trout season will begin Nov. 19 after a 1,700-pound plant of rainbows from Idaho. Poway will also begin its trout season in ìlate November.î Other lakes will be announcing schedules soon. Hodges closed until spring on Oct. 30. Sutherland and Barrett are closed until next year.

FISHING UPDATE: Overall, the bass action has been fair at most waters. San Vicente remains probably the best bet for bass with most of the fish showing from 25 to 35 feet of water on shiners, plastics, and jigs. Panfish bites are also still fair with some flurries of very good action, but they are starting to slow as nights and waters cool. While getting light pressure, the bluegill are best at Lower Otay, San Vicente, and Murray, and there appeared to be a budding crappie bite at Hodges, but that lake closed Sunday. Jennings has continued to have a fair catfish bite on cut baits or nightcrawlers in Half Moon and Sentry coves. The trout bite at Cuyamaca is improving with the cooler weather.

FISH COUNTS: At El Capitan, 60 anglers checked reported 114 bass to 6.56 pounds. At Hodges, there were 79 anglers checked and they reported just 30 bass and 22 crappie. At Miramar, 15 anglers reported 46 bass to 4.10 pounds and five bluegill to a pound. At Lower Otay, 63 anglers reported 252 bass to 4.6 pounds, 203 bluegill to a pound, and one 102.9-pound blue catfish. Counts not available for other lakes. Hodges, Barrett, and Sutherland are closed for the season.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: This was a week of huge catfish. At Lower Otay Reservoir, a 102.9-pound blue catfish was caught and released by Noy Vilanysane, San Diego, while fishing a four-inch grub on eight-pound test. At Wohlford, Paul Eddo, Escondido caught a 44.5-pound blue using cut mackerel. At San Vicente, Kevin Crutcher, San Diego, had 10 bluegill, including a 2.68-pounder, while Tom Minka, El Cajon, landed a 2.77-pound redear. At Murray, Todd Chambers, San Diego, had a 25 bluegill and redear to 2.6 pounds, all on wax worms.

BARRETT: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

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

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

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

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

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

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

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. 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.

Oct
28

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Catfish plants are done for the year, and trout plants don’t begin until November at most waters. Lake Cuyamaca received its third plant of the season on Tuesday with a 1,200-pound plant of rainbows from Jess Ranch (there were two plants in September). Lake Dixon will get its first trout plant with a 4,500-pound plant of Nebraska Tailwalkers slated for November 16. Lake Jennings announced its trout season will begin Nov. 19 after a 1,700-pound plant of rainbows from Idaho. Poway will also begin its trout season in ìlate November.î Other lakes will be announcing schedules soon. Hodges closes until spring on Oct. 30. Sutherland and Barrett are closed until next year.

FISHING UPDATE: Overall, the bass action has been fair to good at most waters. San Vicente remains probably the best bet for bass with most of the fish showing from 25 to 35 feet of water on shiners, plastics, and jigs. Panfish bites are also still fair with some flurries of very good action, but they are starting to slow as nights and waters cool. While getting light pressure, the bluegill are best at Lower Otay, San Vicente, and Murray. Jennings has continued to have a fair catfish bite on cut baits or nightcrawlers in Half Moon and Sentry coves. The trout bite at Cuyamaca is improving with the cooler weather.

FISH COUNTS: At El Capitan, 19 anglers checked reported 31 bass. At Hodges, there were 78 anglers checked and they reported just 18 bass and two crappie. At Miramar, 15 anglers reported 53 bass to 4.25 pounds and 11 bluegill to a pound. At Lower Otay, 49 anglers reported 167 bass to six pounds and 78 bluegill to a pound. Counts not available for other lakes. Barrett and Sutherland are closed for the season.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Lake Morena, Stephen Washer, San Diego, landed a 7-7 bass on a swimbait.

BARRETT: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

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

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

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

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

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

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

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. 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.

Oct
13

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Catfish plants are done for the year, and trout plants don’t begin until November at most waters.

FISHING UPDATE: In most of the lakes in this region, the action has taken taken marked downward turns over the past week to 10 days. While bass and bluegill bites are still the best bets, both slowed in recent day. Catfish remain slow to fair, but some quality fish are starting to show. Top bet for bass remains San Vicente, which has been very good on two to four-pound bass with some bigger. Best bite on plastics fished in 12 to 30 feet of water. Also some nice bluegill showing and some catfish. Wohlford, Lower Otay, Jennings, and El Capitan are all slow to fair on the bass with light fishing pressure. For bluegill and/or redear, Miramar, Poway, Dixon, Jennings, and Lower Otay all have fair bluegill bites, mostly on smaller fish right now, with red worms, crickets, meal worms, and nightcrawler pieces the best baits.

FISH COUNTS: At El Capitan, 61 anglers reported 85 bass. At Miramar, 16 anglers reported 27 bass to 3.95 pounds and six bluegill to 1-10. At Hodges, 60 anglers caught 23 bass and three channel catfish. At Murray, 27 anglers reported just five bluegill. Counts not available for other lakes. Barrett and Sutherland are closed for the season.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Murray, Kate Henderson, San Diego, had 13 bluegill to 1 1/2-pounds on red worms off the fishing pier. There was an unverified report of a 90-pound blue catfish at San Vicente

BARRETT: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

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

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

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

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

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

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

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. 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.