San Vicente Reservoir, San Diego offshore, Crowley Lake
1. The largemouth bass bite at San Vicente Reservoir stays the top pick this week. The bite is still excellent with a lot of three to five-pound bass showing, mostly on plastics fished drop-shot or Texas-rigged in 12 to 25 feet of water, but there are still a lot of fish on cranks and swimbaits in shallower water. Still no bass bigger than about seven pounds reported, however there was an unconfirmed reported of a 90-pound catfish. For an update on the bite call the marina at 619-390-1918.
2. Crowds have dropped to nothing even on weekends, but the offshore bite for the San Diego overnight to 2.5-day fleet is still very good with a lot of yellowfin, bluefin, dorado, and yellowtail in the catch. The quality of the yellowfin has also improved with some big fish in the 40- to 70-pound range, and all the bluefin that size or bigger (to 120 pounds this past week). This season is far from over. For an update on this action check 976-tuna.com.
3. Crowley Lake stays in the top picks. The action on 16- to 24-inch rainbows, cutthroats, and brown trout is exceptional. Local guides continue to report 15 to 30 fish days for their clients while midge fishing beneath indicators, and unguided float tubers have been posting similar scores. The action may be the best it has been all year (and that is saying something). For an update on this action check with The Troutfitter in Mammoth Lakes at 760-934-2517.
(Photo courtesy City of San Diego – San Vicente Reservoir)