San Diego Area Lakes, Dec. 22 Report

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Dixon was planted with 6,000 pounds of trout Wednesday last week and will received 1,500 pounds more Wednesday this week. Lake Wohlford received a 6,000-pound plant two weeks ago, 1,500 pounds last week, and another 1,500 pounds this week. Poway received 3,000 pounds of Nebraska Tailwalkers three weeks ago, 1,500 pounds last week, and another 1,500-pound plant is slated for Dec. 28, and this plant will have trophy fish. Lake Jennings was planted with 1,500 pounds of rainbows two weeks ago, and it also received 1,500 pounds this week. It will also get another plant next week. Lake Cuyamaca received a 1,200-pound plant of Jess Ranch trout this week and five weeks ago. There was also a DFW plant last week. No Morena reports. The DFW will plant Lake Murray and Lindo Lake this week, and plants were made last week at Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lindo Lake, Morena Reservoir.

FISHING UPDATE: Trout action is fair to good all over the county. Top bets this week are again Wohlford, Dixon, Poway and Cuyamaca. The bass action has been fair at most waters. San Vicente remains probably the best bet for bass with most of the fish showing in deep water on shiners, plastics, and jigs, but the cool weather has even slowed this bite down. El Capitan is also about as good. The panfish bites are really slowing down, but anglers should still keep an eye on the Lower Otay crappie bite. While there were no counts available this week, that bite had been very hot with over 500 fish reported each of the previous two weeks.

FISH COUNTS: At El Capitan, there were 23 anglers who reported 41 bass. At Miramar, there were 14 anglers checked this past week and landed 39 bass to 4.05 pounds. At Murray, there were 20 anglers who reported just two bass. No other counts reported.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Wohlford, top trout of the opening week of trout season was a 14.5-pound rainbow landed by Daniel Fernandez, Downey, on a Smoking Jigz. Bruce Smith, Clairmont, landed an 11.7-pound rainbow fly-fishing with a white leech pattern. At Murray, Kim Nguyen, South Bay, had bass at 9.3 and 6.7 pounds on swim baits, while Jason Stewart, San Diego, landed eight bluegill to 1.5 pounds on wax worms.

BARRETT: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or 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: sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

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

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

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

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

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

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Lake information: 760-839-4346 or wohlfordlake.com.

DIXON: Lake information: 760-839-4680 or dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or poway.org.

JENNINGS: Information: 619-390-1300 or 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 lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

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