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Fishing Report Provided by ONS - Fishhound Pro Staff (Outdoor News Service) - Jim Matthews
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Fishing Report
November 13, 2014


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

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

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

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

     UPPER OTAY: There were four anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported four bass to 2.32 pounds. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed, but anglers can still walk in. Lake information: 619-465-3474 (recording) or 619-397-5212 (concession) or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

     MURRAY: No county or marina reports. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

     MIRAMAR: The county staff checked 17 anglers who had 25 bass and seven bluegill. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

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

     WOHLFORD: The lake is now closed on weekdays, but it will remain open for weekends throughout the fall. Catfish are fair on cut mackerel or chicken liver. The bass bite has been improving with the best action in the mornings and evenings. Few other reports. Trout plants set to start in December with a 6,000-pound plant just before the Dec. 13 opening day of trout season. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

     DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

     DIXON LAKE: The first plant of the season went in Wednesday this week with a plant of Nebraska Tailwalkers. The 36th Annual Trout Derby has been rescheduled for Dec. 5-7. Over the past week the fishing has been slow to fair with just a few catfish, bass and bluegill reported. Top fish was a nine-pound catfish landed by Francisco Lagunas, Escondido, using shrimp. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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Fishing Report Provided by Lake Cuyamaca - Georgia .
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Fishing Report
November 11, 2014

Howdy from Lake Cuyamaca!


Dusty Britches here just checkin in with the weekly fishin report.

We did have another trout plant. This time from Jess Ranch Hatchery. The trout started coming out about 48 hours after the plant. They have been reported to be up to 5 pounds per fish. The plant was 1,200 pounds, so lots of happy anglers.

But the BIG story is that when a sturgeon is caught here, it is usually a BIG one and it proved to be true once again. On Sunday, October 9th, 14 year old Cameron Kane, using 3 pound test line, had a little help with his father and friends to land a HUGE white sturgeon. We have a scale at the bait and tackle shop that goes up to 50 pounds and the fish BURIED it. It took four of us using a blanket to get it up to the scales. Its measured length was 62 inches and an awesome specimen. After weighing and measuring, it we released it back into the Lake. The fish didn't seem bothered a bit from all the commotion. It just sauntered off into the water as if it was just another day at the Lake! Good job Cameron and crew.

Neil Hughs of Rancho Cucamonga included a 5 pound trout in his 12 pound stringer using rainbow and chartreuse power bait by the dam.

Lewis Berbussi Jr. of El Cajon caught his 21 pound 7ounce limit using power bait with the largest fish coming in at 7 pounds.

Trevor Finn of Santee included a 6 pound 8ounce eeler using yellow power bait at Lone Pine.

I need a bigger truck!

Lieng Thomas of Santee brought in a 5 pound 11 ounce bow usinf green power bait at Lone Pine.

Michael Butterfield of Corona included a 2 pound 8 ounce trout in his stringer fishing a Thomas Buoyant at the dam.

Louis Villa of Whittier only caught 3 fish but one of them was 7 pounds using power worms at Lone Pine.

Brayden Helfand of San Marcos reeled in a 7 pounder using night crawlers next to the boat launch.

Jeff Sutton of Aliso Viejo also brought in a 25 pound sturgeon using a night crawler on the bottom at Lone Pine.

Jason Hyman of Huntington Beach included a 6 pounder in his stringer using red fire bait at Lone Pine.

Joe Martinez of Chula Vista also caught a 21 pound sturgeon at Chambers Park next to the wooden dock.

Dennis Farris of Temecula was working Pumphouse Cove when he caught a couple of nice bows using rainbow power bait.

Twelve year old Matthew Gilmore of Lakeside included a 3 pound 8 ounce rainbow in his stringer at pumphouse cove using chartreuse power bait.

The other wildlife is kicking up its heels a little lately also. Two bald eagles were cruising around the Lake the other day when up pops an Osprey. I haven't seen my Osprey friend in a long time. He spotted a nice trout in shallow water along the west shoreline and swooped in for the take. His aim was right on as he snatched his prey out of the water in an instant. As he was carrying his prey away, the two eagles spotted an opportunity, flanked him, forcing him to drop the fish. One of the eagles remained in a little dog fight with Osprey and the other took the fish away. Soon after, the eagle that was sparring with the Osprey realized that his partner was gone; and so was his food! So he flew off to find whether or not he still had something to eat. With the two pesky eagles out of the way, the Osprey soon found another tantalizing tid-bit swimming along the same shoreline and in a flash of an eye he had scored again, heading off to dine alone. Good job Cameron Kane!

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