BARRETT: No county report. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.
HODGES: No county report. Marina staff report good catfish action in the shallow coves, fair to good bluegill action off the fishing platform, and fair bass action with fish to eight pounds reported in the past week. Carp are very good for the few anglers targeting the carp. Information: 760-432-2023.
EL CAPITAN: County staff checked 141 anglers and they reported 347 bass to 10.31 pounds. Marina staff reports the bass action has been fair to good. Plastics have been good mornings and late afternoons, and there is a good topwater bite early and late. Ken Jones, Carlsbad, had eight bass to 6-4 on large Kastmasters. Catfish and bluegill have also been fair to good. Jeff Riggs, San Diego, landed a 24-pound catfish to top off his five-fish, 85-pound stringer, all on mackerel in the north arm. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.
LOWER OTAY: County staff checked 85 anglers and they reported 296 bass to 5-7, 21 bluegill to 1-5, and 18 channel cats to 7-4. Marina staff report the bluegill bite is very good with a lot of pan-sized fish on nightcrawlers, wax worms, meal worms, and crickets. There is also a fair to good bass bite on shiners and nightcrawlers, and a good early morning surface bite. The catfish bite on most cut baits. Water level is rising. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.
UPPER OTAY: No county report. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed, but anglers can still walk in. Lake information: 619-465-3474 (recording) or 619-397-5212 (concession) or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.
MURRAY: No county report. Marina staff reports that bass have been fair to good with a lot of topwater and jerk bait action early and late as the fish chase shad. Plastics also a good bet. James Odom, La Mesa, had five bass to three pounds on plastics. Catfish are showing in the deep water off the points opposite the marina, mostly on cut baits. The bluegill bite is pretty good. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.
MIRAMAR: No county report. Marina staff report good bass action on drop-shot and Texas-rigged plastics and some topwater early and late. Grant Smith, San Diego, landed five bass for 14 pounds on Senkos and his best was a four-pounder. The catfish are fair go good around the docks and opposite the marina on cut baits. Bluegill are good, and some nice fish are showing. Jack McLaughlin, 5, Del Mar, had a stringer of 15 bluegill to 3/4-pound off the fishing pier on red worms. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.
SUTHERLAND: County staff check 25 anglers and they reported 16 bass to 3-8, 18 bluegill to a pound, seven carp to 16-14, five crappie to 1-5, and one channel cat at 5-4. Lyle Daniels, Santa Ysabel, had carp are 16-14 and 14-2. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOHLFORD: The lake will close on weekdays after Labor Day, as it does every year, and remain open for weekends only throughout the fall. Catfish are fair to good on cut mackerel or chicken liver. The final plant of the season went in two weeks ago. Only a few bass showing on reaction baits early and late in the day when they are up chasing shad. Still the odd crappie being caught on a live shiner. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com
DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.
DIXON LAKE: Catfish action has been good, especially during the night fishing sessions. Bass remain fair with some flurries of good topwater action early and late. Bluegill action is warming up with some up smaller sized fish off the piers near the weedy, covered areas of the lake. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.
POWAY: The catfish bite has been good, especially at night, on mackerel, chicken liver, and specialty catfish baits. Catfish plants last two and four weeks ago. Night fishing is only allowed Friday and Saturday nights until September 5th. Fishing is open until 11:30 p.m., and boats can stay out until 11 p.m. Bass fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits with some good reaction bait action early and late in the day. Small bluegill are good in most shallow shoreline areas with some bigger ëgills in 12 to 20 feet of water. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.
JENNINGS: Catfish action has been fair with plants last week and four weeks ago. Next plant will be next week. The best action has been at the Bird Trees and most coves on mackerel, chicken liver or dough bait. The redear bite is also fair to good in the morning on wax worms, red worms, and meal worms. Bass are fair at best with a little topwater early in the day and then a few fish on plastics. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.
MORENA: The bass bite has been fair to good this past week mostly on plastics, nightcrawlers, with some topwater early and late. Catfish have been fair to good on cut baits, especially shrimp and mackerel, with some nice stringers of five to 15 fish reported. Most in the two-pound class. A few bluegill showing, but crappie are slow. Carp are pretty decent for the few anglers targeting the carp with dough baits. No trout reported. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.
CUYAMACA: Trout action continues fair to good, but the fish are getting tough by the day with the warm weather. Catfish are pretty fair and a few bigger fish have been reported. The small crappie are showing in good numbers again. Last DFW trout plant was three weeks ago. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.
HENSHAW: No reports. Information: 760-782-3501.