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CA
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32° 59' 19.95" N, 116° 34' 56.514" W
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Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

Dusty Britches here along with the crew from Lake Cuyamaca Recreation and Park District.

The fishing has been slow, to say the least. Some catfish still being taken, but the trout bite has dropped off considerably. Cooler temperatures are around the corner as the weather predictions show cooler days ahead.

We have been on the horn to Jess Ranch to try to arrange a trout plant (or two) in the near future to get things going again. Keep an eye on our website or weekly fishing report to find out when, we already know where!

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

Howdy from Lake Cuyamaca! 

Dusty Britches here. I just got word from Skid Mark for the first time since her leaving us. She is doing well, and posed a question, so I thought I’d pass it on. How many Padres have hit for the cycle? 

The catfish are biting. Large cats, a 21 pounder, 16 pounder, and 15 pounder came out today. All were caught on homemade stink bait. Not all catfish were caught by the same angler nor the same group of anglers. And all stink baits were different. Another 15 pounder was brought in this morning, caught on dough-balls. Some crappie coming out, but, again, their size is small as a result of what happened earlier this year. 

San Diego County Record! 

The trout are a hard catch due to water conditions right now. The water level is low, temperature in the low 70’s and dissolved oxygen hovering around 6 ppm. 

My two butt-sniffing labs are getting a haircut today to help relieve them of the heat, and relieve me of the ever present hair balls that blow across the tile floor. Molakai, the male, and Hana, the female, have never had this done to them before. It usually takes two veterinary assistants to help get Molikai through the front door. We arranged it to be done after their check-up at the East County Veterinary Clinic. I wonder if there is any medication the vet can give them to help relieve their embarrassment from the experience. It’s gonna be different around the old homestead tonight. The "how could you?" look in their eyes is going to be funny. 

It’s red hot and heating. We are all hoping for a break in the heat soon. Another catfish just came in, at 12 pounds. 

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Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

Howdy from Lake Cuyamaca! 

Dusty Britches here along with Silent Sam, Fog Horn-Leg Horn, Cuss, and Brutus. 

We have some visitors from out of town who want to try some of their bass fishing product line, mostly swim baits. Kotari Kake from Horaicho Tanabe City Wakayama, Japan. No joke! Their company, Gan Craft has been around for some time. They were very courteous and wanted to film some bass angling. Good to have them visit. 

Not much going on at the pond this week. Water temperatures are up and dissolved oxygen content is down. This makes the fish, especially the trout lethargic and not want to eat. Sorry, but the fishing has taken a downturn. The fish are out there, but not co-operating very much. The camping and other amenities seem to keep our 

San Diego County Record! visitors busy. Lots of Bar-b-q’s, tossing the football around in anticipation of the upcoming season, bicycling, hiking, and the like. 

This morning I went for a walk before coming in to work with my yellow labs, so I thought I’d share the story. We were headed back from the Merz house, which is just over the hill from us, where I picked up a dozen free range and natural eggs from Chris and George. I picked up a dozen yesterday, but one of my sons visited. Enough said! Do you remember that momentum and velocity usually overcomes mass. So, you need an adequate braking system when going at a fast rate of speed. Well. Hana is the female lab, younger, and still wants to chase everything that moves and half of what doesn’t. A small and unassuming rabbit popped out on the dirt road in front of us and just sat there almost tempting her to take up the chase. Hana had been pre-occupied sniffing something a coyote had left behind the night before, but then noticed the rabbit and the chase was on. First down the middle of the road, but then it didn’t last long as the rabbit took an 

Missy Hampton's fine catch!  immediate right hand turn and disappeared into the scrub oak instantly. The only part of Hana’s body that followed the rabbit was her head as she put on the brakes, and, in a cloud of dust, blew right on by the location that the rabbit made its departure; let’s say by about 10 to 15 feet. To save face she gathered herself and headed into the brush in haste to find that pesky critter. But to no avail, the rabbit had escaped! It’s all in the chase, I guess. 

Genevieve Joslin will be leaving the pond soon and has done a bang-up job taking care of our reservations. She is pursuing a calmer and quieter life without all the hustle and bustle. Happy Trails to Gen ! We wish you well. 

The restaurant is doing a great business with prime rib on the weekends, daily chicken-pot pies, and home baked apple and berry pies. Please stop by and try it out. Don’t say anything bad about the cook, or at least, not until after you have eaten! 

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