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CA
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33° 14' 10.6872" N, 116° 44' 48.1128" W

Fishing Reports

Fishing Report Provided by ONS - Fishhound Pro Staff (Outdoor News Service) - Jim Matthews
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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Stained
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Fishing Report
November 13, 2014

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

     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 ONS - Fishhound Pro Staff (Outdoor News Service) - Jim Matthews
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
November 6, 2014

SAN DIEGO AREA LAKES

     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 89 anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported 182 bass, 24 crappie to 1.85 pounds, and four blue catfish. Roland Lavergne, Los Angeles, had a 31.70-pound blue cat, while James Childress, Los Angeles, landed a 15.7-pound blue. Both were caught on makerela 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: There were 87 anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported 243 bass. 15 bluegill, and six crappie. 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 two angler checked by county staff this past week and they reported three bass to 2.56 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 16 anglers who had 28 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 opening day of trout season and the 36th Annual Trout Derby, which had been set for Oct. 29 and Nov. 8-11 respectively, have been postponed because water temperatures remain too high to plant trout. Due to the unseasonably warm fall, water temperatures in the lake are still above the maximum 70 degree mark where trout will survive and remain healthy. The original plan was to have 3,000 pounds planted last week and this week, and then another 4,500-pound plant just before the derby. Details on when the plants and derby will held are still pending. Until then the catfish action has been fair on cut baits, and the bass remain pretty decent with some flurries of topwater or crankbait action. 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: Trout season will kick off on Saturday, Nov. 15 after a 4,000-pound plant of Nebraska Tailwalkers and Sierra Bows the Friday before. The lake will be closed to fishing the day of that plant. 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. 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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