San Diego Area Lakes, March 30 Report

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Jennings will get 1,500 pounds this week and next week. Its last plant was last week. Poway will get 1,500 pounds of rainbows this week. The final plant of the year at Poway will be April 19th — a double plant of 2,800 pounds. Poway received trout last week and three weeks ago. Dixon Lake and Lake Wohlford were planted last week. Two weeks ago, Cuyamaca was planted with 1,200 pounds and Morena received 1,000 pounds of Jess Ranch rainbows.

DFW trout plants for this week included Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir.

FISHING UPDATE: The bass fishing is breaking wide open with the warm weather as the fish move shallow for the coming spawn. There has been a major movement of fish on all of the county’s lakes. Lower Otay has been particularly good, but San Vicente, Murray, and Jennings are also really turning on. Even with the uptick in bass fishing, trout remain a good bet with many lakes getting weekly stocks or plants alternating weeks. Top bets for trout are Dixon, Jennings, Poway and Wohlford. Cuyamaca is fair. The panfish bites are just starting to improve with Murray probably the best bet with a pretty good bluegill bite, but the fish are still in deeper water.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes fish conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At El Capitan, there were 26 anglers check who reported 116 bass. At Hodges, 50 anglers reported seven bass and five channel catfish. At Miramar, 31 anglers reported 63 bass to 11.9 pounds. At Sutherland, 14 anglers check reported 11 bass to 5.83 pounds.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Miramar, William Malasavanh, San Diego, landed an 11.9-pound bass on a trout-like swimbait.

BARRETT: Closed until spring. 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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