San Diego Area Lakes, Oct. 6 Report

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Catfish plants are done for the year, and trout plants don’t begin until November at most waters.

FISHING UPDATE: In most of the lakes in this region, the bass and bluegill bites are still the best bets, while catfish have been fair. Top bets for bass include the newly opened San Vicente which has been very good on two to four-pound bass with some bigger. While not as hot as opening weekend, the bite is still good. Also some nice bluegill showing and some catfish. Barrett, Wohlford, Lower Otay, Jennings, and El Capitan are all fair on the bass with light fishing pressure. For bluegill and/or redear, Miramar, Poway, Dixon, Jennings, and Lower Otay all have fair to good bluegill bites, mostly on smaller fish right now, with red worms, crickets, meal worms, and nightcrawler pieces the best baits. There has been a good carp bite at Lake Morena for anglers fishing dough baits. At Cuyamaca, trout fishing is very spotty. Jennings has been producing a few catfish limits each week in a pretty fair bite.

FISH COUNTS: At Barrett, 24 anglers reported 250 bass. At El Capitan, 54 anglers reported 114 bass. At Miramar, 13 anglers reported 25 bass to 4-10 and eight bluegill to little over a pound. At Sutherland, 30 anglers reported 31 bass to 2-8 and 11 bluegill. Counts not available for other lakes.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Murray, Angelica Moreno, had 20 bluegill and redear to two pounds fishing red worms off the fishing pier.

BARRETT: Weekly fish counts here. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: Weekly fish counts here. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

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

UPPER OTAY: Weekly fish counts here. Lake information: 619-465-3474. Concession: 619-397-5212.

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

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

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

SUTHERLAND: Weekly fish counts here. 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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