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BARRETT: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: There were 52 anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported just 41 bass. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 69 anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported 266 bass. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: There were 90 anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported 372 bass to 5.84 pounds and 36 bluegill to 1.8 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 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212. 

UPPER OTAY: There were four anglers checked by county staff this past week and they reported six bass to three 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) or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

MURRAY: No county or marina reports. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: The county staff checked 17 anglers who had 43 bass and 13 bluegill. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

SUTHERLAND: Closed for the season. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

WOHLFORD: The lake is now closed on weekdays, but it will remain open for weekends throughout the fall. Catfish are fair on cut mackerel or chicken liver. The bass bite has been improving with the best action in the mornings and evenings. Few other reports. Trout plants set to start in December. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at www.wohlfordlake.com

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: Trout season will kick off Wednesday, Oct. 29 with a 1,500 pound plant of rainbows. The 36th Annual Dixon Lake Trout Derby will take place Nov. 8-11. Fishing hours will be from 6 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. each of the derby days. Prizes will be awarded with a grand prize for overall largest trout and division prizes for Senior, Adult and Youth for largest trout in each of those categories. Two additional prizes will be for the two daily largest trout. A prize will go out to the smallest trout caught at the derby and the first 15 tagged trout turned in will also receive a prize. All anglers must purchase a daily lake fishing permit and must be presented when weighing in a trout at the weigh station. There will be 4,500 pounds of trout stocked before the derby. Until then the catfish action has been fair on cut baits, and the bass remain pretty decent with some flurries of topwater or crankbait action. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: The catfish bite has been fair on cut baits. Bass fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits with some good reaction bait action early and late in the day. Small bluegill are good in most shallow shoreline areas with some bigger bluegill in 12 to 20 feet of water. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Very light fishing pressure. The best action has been for redear and bluegill in Half Moon Cove and off the Fishing Float for anglers fishing red worms, meal worms, and small nightcrawlers. The bass bite continues to be fair throughout the day with pretty good action in the evenings on plastics and reaction baits. The first trout stocking will take place the week of November 10th and will include the largest stocking ever to start a season, 4,000 pounds of Sierra Bows and Nebraska Tailwalkers, with fish from two to 12 pounds. Trout season will officially kick off on Saturday, Nov. 15, and the lake will be closed Friday before the opener for the plants. Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org. 

MORENA: There has been a fair to good catfish bite this past week with the best action on mackerel, bonito, and nightcrawlers, especially along the shoreline near the dam. Some fish topping five pounds. Bass remain fair on plastics, nightcrawlers, with some topwater early and late. A few bluegill showing, but crappie are slow. Carp are pretty decent for the few anglers targeting the carp with dough baits. Trout plants tentatively slated to start in December. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Good action on smaller crappie, but no other reports. Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: No reports. Information: 760-782-3501. 

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