San Diego Area Lakes, July 14 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. Catfish plants at Dixon Lake last week and this week. Jennings received a catfish plant last week and there is a 2,000-pound plants slated for next week. Poway was planted with 1,300 pounds of catfish last Friday.

FISHING UPDATE: In most of the lakes in this region, the bass bite has been the best bet. Top bets for bass include Barrett, Wohlford, Lower Otay, Jennings, and El Capitan. Most waters are also seeing much better bluegill and redear action. Poway, Dixon, and Murray have a particularly good bluegill bites, mostly on smaller fish right now. Even waters not getting catfish plants yet have been fair on catfish. 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: This past week, there were 46 anglers at Barrett and they reported 700 bass. At El Capitan, 25 anglers checked reported 44 bass. At Hodges, 161 anglers reported 175. At Miramar, 26 anglers reported 53 bass to 3.75 pounds. At Sutherland, there were 46 anglers who reported 37 bass, 12 bluegill, two crappie, two carp, and one channel catfsh.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Wohlford, Brian Boyd, Oceanside, landed a 6.8-pound bass on a spinnerbait in Boat Dock Cove. At Murray, Alex Castillo, San Diego, had a limit of 25 bluegill on redworms and his best fish was a 1 1/2-pounder.

BARRETT: Weekly fish counts:, 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

SUTHERLAND: Weekly fish counts: 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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