San Diego Area Lakes, Aug. 4 report

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Still no news on when San Vicente Reservoir is expected to reopen. There is apparently an issue with the docks that is keeping the lake from opening. At Dixon Lake, catfish plants have been weekly (1,000 pounds). Jennings was slated to get 1,000 pounds of cats this week, and had a 2,000-pound plant two weeks ago. Poway was planted with 1,300 pounds of catfish four weeks ago.

FISHING UPDATE: In most of the lakes in this region, the bass and bluegill bites has been the best bet, with the lakes planted with catfish reporting good action on the cats. Top bets for bass include Barrett, Wohlford, Lower Otay, Jennings, and El Capitan. There is generally pretty fair topwater action early in the day and then the fish move deeper and show on live shiners (where legal), nightcrawlers, or plastics. For bluegill and/or redear, Poway, Dixon, Jennings, and Lower Otay have particularly good bluegill bites, mostly on smaller fish right now, with red worms, crickets, meal worms, and nightcrawler pieces the best baits. Cuyamaca’s trout bite has finally started to slow down because of the warm weather. There has been a good carp bite at Lake Morena for anglers fishing dough baits.

FISH COUNTS: Not available.

NOTABLE CATCHES: At Jennings, Dustin Spina, Lemon Grove, landed a 16-pound channel catfish. Meanwhile, Michael McArthur, San Diego, had a 2-4 bluegill.

BARRETT: Weekly fish counts: sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml, Lake information: 619-465-3474 or sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Weekly fish counts: sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: Weekly fish counts: sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

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