Fish Report-Freshwater, April 29

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

HODGES: There were 186 anglers checked this past week and they reported 110 bass, 21 crappie, nine bluegill, five carp, and two channel catfish. Information: (760) 432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 66 anglers checked this past week and they reported 255 bass. 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 46 anglers checked this past week and they reported 121 bass to four 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. Rental boat and concession information: (619) 397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: There was one angler checked and he reported one bass. 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: There were 99 anglers checked this past week and they reported catching 52 bass and five bluegill. DFW trout plants last week and three weeks ago. Lake information: (619)n466-4847. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is (619) 466-4847.

MIRAMAR: There were 20 anglers checked and they reported 39 bass to six pounds. DFW trout plants last week and three weeks ago. Marina concession: (858) 527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474. New boat rental and concession information: (858) 527-1722.

SUTHERLAND: There were 30 anglers checked and they reported 24 bass, six bluegill to nearly a pound, and three crappie to 2.1 pounds. Trevor Field, Escondido, landed a 5.35-pound bass on a Brush Hog. Lake information: (619) 465-3474. Rental boat reservations: (619) 668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Final trout plant of the season went in last week. The bite has been spotty with the fish 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 this week and two weeks ago.

DIXON LAKE: The 18th Annaul Trout Derby was won by a 9.21-pound rainbow caught by Robert Gomez, Escondido. Overall, the fishing was good with a lot of limits reported and quite a few bigger fish after the 4,500-pound stocking last week. The best action has continued to be off Pier 1, Whisker Bay, and Jack Creek Cove. 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: Slow to fair trout action after the final plant of the season threeweeks 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 two-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 was fair over the weekend after the last plant of the season last 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 slow to fair with the best bite from the rental boat dock to the courtesy dock. DFW trout plant last week. Bass have been fair to good with some nice largemouth reported. 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, or lakemorena.com.

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

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