Fish Report-Freshwater, April 22

BARRETT: The lake reopens this week. Lake information: (619) 465-3474.

EL CAPITAN: There were 203 anglers checked this past week and they reported 494 bass to 10.35 pounds, four crappie, and one channel catfish. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: (619) 465-3474. Rental boat and concession information: (619) 443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: There were 79 anglers checked this past week and they reported 330 bass, three bluegill, and two 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. Rental boat and concession information: (619) 397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: There were three anglers checked and they reported six bass to 4 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).

MURRAY: The marina staff reports the bass and panfish bites are good, and a few catfish are starting to show for anglers targeting them. Henry Sphan, San Diego, had a mixed limit of bluegill and redear (25) to 1-8 on mini jigs in San Carlos. Shawna Stark, Jamul, landed two bass to 2-8 on swimbaits. DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. Lake information: (619) 466-4847. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is (619) 466-4847.

MIRAMAR: There were 21 anglers checked and they reported 43 bass and three bluegill. DFW trout plants this week and two weeks ago. Marina concession: (858) 527-1722. General information: (619) 465-3474. New boat rental and concession information: (858) 527-1722.

SUTHERLAND: There were 41 anglers checked and they reported 41 bass to 4.2 pounds, 10 bluegill, three crappie to 2.35 pounds, two redear, and two channel catfish. Lake information: (619) 465-3474. Rental boat reservations: (619) 668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Plant on Wednesday was the final trout stock of the season. The fish have already starting heading to the cooler, deeper parts of the lake, with fish showing on trolled baits or PowerBait fished on long, light leaders. The bass action has been pretty good on crawdads, plastics, and reaction baits. The crappie bite has been fair early in the morning around much of the lake. Only a few catfish and bluegill are showing. For information contact the Ranger Staton at (760) 839-4346.

DOANE POND: DFW trout plants last week and next week.

DIXON LAKE: The trout action has been fair after the plant two weeks ago, and the final plant of the season goes in this week. This is a 4,500-pound stocking. The best action has continued to be off Pier 1, Whisker Bay, and Jack Creek Cove. The 18th Annual Trout Derby will be held this Saturday and Sunday. Permits are $14 Saturday and Sunday for the derby. The bass action has also continued fair to good, mostly on plastics and reaction baits. Fair action on catfish, and more bluegill are starting to be caught. Lake information: (760) 839-4680.

POWAY: Good trout still fair after the final plant of the season two weeks ago. The best bite has been in the deeper parts of the lake for boat anglers and the occasional limit is still coming in. The bass action has been good with a lot of 2-pound class fish. Anglers are reminded that all bass are catch-and-release through May 31. Catfish are pretty fair on cut baits with fish to 5 pounds reported this week. Lake information: (858) 668-4772, tackle shop recording (858) 486-1234.

JENNINGS: The trout bite slowed to just fair this past week, but the last plant of the season is slated for this week. The best action has been the buoy line and in Half Moon Cove on PowerBait and inflated nightcrawlers. Cactus Patch, Hermit Cove, and Eagle Cove have also produced fish. The bass bite is also good on drop-shotted plastics and small jigs. The redear bite is also starting to kick into gear. Information: (619) 390-1300.

MORENA: The trout bite has been fair with the best bite from the rental boat dock to the courtesy dock. Jason Blake, Campo, had an 8-8 rainbow top off his three-fish stringer, all on PowerBait. DFW trout plant this week. Bass have been fair to good with some nice largemouth reported. Austin Holmgren, San Diego, landed a 10-pound bass, while Andrew Louder, El Cajon, landed a 7-12 bass. Plastics, reaction baits, and jigs have all been producing the bass. A few catfish showing on cut baits, while the bluegill and crappie remain slow. Information: 24-hour fishing update line (619) 478-5473, ranger station (619) 579-4101.

CUYAMACA: DFW trout plant this week. A double load of Mt. Lassen rainbows went in last week. The trout bite has been good with a lot of limits reported and some bigger fish. A few catfish are starting to show. Information: (760) 765-0515.
   

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