San Diego Area Lakes, June 8 Report

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Only Lake Cuyamaca is still being stocked with private trout, and its slated to get fish this week. It is also on the list for DFW trout, along with Doane Pond and Morena Reservoir.

FISHING UPDATE: While the bass action remains fair to good at most waters in the region, the bluegill and redear action is good to excellent at most lakes. Lower Otay Reservoir has been a hotspot with anglers posting 25-fish limits this past week. Many are topping a pound. Also good bluegill bites at Barrett, San Vicente, Murray, and Jennings. Barrett remains perhaps the top bet for bass, but Morena, Lower Otay, El Capitan, and San Vicente also remain pretty good on bass, mostly on plastics and reaction baits. Many fish are being reported on topwater now. Trout season is winding down, but there continues to be some good action at Cuyamaca and Morena (both received DFW trout plants this week). Jennings is also pretty fair. Most of the bites are in deeper water as the surface temperatures warm up. Catfish season is starting to kick off and Lake Jennings kicked off its Friday and Saturday night fishing this past weekend. The catfish stocking schedule is on the Jennings’ website (, with fish slated to go in this week.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs, but it was not available this week.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: Top fish of the week was a 67-pound blue catfish landed by Song Sakhoeun, Escondido at Lake Hodges. Also at Hodges, Shawn Hicks, Esconcico, landed a 4.55-pound bass. At Lower Otay, John Taylor, El Cajon, landed an 18.24-pound channel catfish on a nightcrawler from Bushlow Cove. At El Capitan, Tim Means, Santee, landed five catfish with his stirnger topped with a 6.34-pounder, all on nightcrawlers. At Murray, Brian Potts, La Vesa, landed a three-pound redear on a nightcrawler in Padre Bay. At Wohlford Lake, a 5.65-pound trout was caught by Mike Kutz, Riverside, on a nightcrawler in Oakdale Cove, while Fausto Sanchez, Escondido, landed a 4.45-pounder.

BARRETT: Closed. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or

HODGES: Weekly fish counts: Information: 760-432-2023.

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

LOWER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: Information: 619-465-3474 or Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

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

MURRAY: Weekly fish counts: Lake information: 619-466-4847 or Concession: 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: Weekly fish counts: Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or

WOHLFORD: Lake information: 760-839-4346 or

DIXON: Lake information: 760-839-4680 or

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

JENNINGS: Information: 619-390-1300 or

MORENA: Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or

CUYAMACA: Information: 760-765-0515 or

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

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