San Diego Area Lakes, Sept. 21 Report

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Catfish stocking season is over. Trout plants won’t begin until November or December at most water. At Wohlford, the lake/park is currently closed on weekdays. It will remain open on weekends, and it will re-open for weekday fishing in December with the opening of trout season.

FISHING UPDATE: The bass action remains fair at most waters in the region. Lower Otay and San Vicente have been the best bets with pretty good action on topwater and reaction baits. San Vicente, El Capitan, Sutherland, and and Hodges also remain slow to fair on bass, with topwater action most mornings and evenings. The bluegill and redear action remains fair at Otay and San Vicente. Most are hand-sized, weighing less than a half-pound, but some bigger. Also still slow to fair action on bluegill at Miramar, Murray, Hodges, and El Capitan. Trout are slow at Cuyamaca, except for the occasional fish from deep water. Catfish season is in full swing but overall light fishing pressure.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. This past week, there were 57 anglers at Barrett and they reported 333 bass. At Hodges, 60 anglers reported 60 bass, 16 bluegill, 12 channel catfish, six crappie, and six carp. At Miramar, 18 anglers caught 40 bass to 3.8 pounds and six bluegill to a pound. At Lower Otay, 112 anglers caught 347 bass to 4-14 and 135 bluegill. At San Vicente, 23 anglers reported 60 bass.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Murray, Brian Pott, La Mesa, landed six bass to four pounds fishing drop-shot Robo Worms. Henry and Chase Cole, both San Diego, had four bass, also to four pounds.

BARRETT: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.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: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

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

UPPER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474. Concession: 619-397-5212.

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

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

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

SUTHERLAND: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: Lake information: 760-839-4346 or www.wohlfordlake.com.

DIXON: Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Information: 619-390-1300 or www.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 www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

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