San Diego Area Lakes, June 2 report

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Still no news on when San Vicente Reservoir is expected to reopen. It was supposed to open this spring, but spring is almost past. All the construction and infrastructure work is done, and the lake is full. It appears the wait is on the City of San Diego to simply open the gates. Cuyamaca is still getting trout plants twice a month with double plant of private and DFW trout last week. It easily has the best trout action in the county. At Dixon, catfish plants begin in July. Wohlford will also have catfish plants beginning in July. Jennings started its catfish stocking season last week, with its first plant that week. DFW trout plants last week at Cuyamaca and Doane Pond. Most of the action has been for bass with a few catfish and bluegill starting to show.

The bass bite remains fair to good across the region. Top bets include Wohlford, Lower Otay, Murray, and El Capitan. But Barrett remains the top spot. This past week, there were 201 anglers at Barrett and they reported 2,071 bass and 370 bluegill — more than double the numbers from last week.

There has been a good carp bite at Lake Morena for anglers fishing dough baits.
Top bass: A 10-pound bass was landed a Lake Murray on a bluegill swim bait by Steven Feiga, Ridgecrest, off the fishing pier. At Wohlford, Dana Rogers, Valley Center, caught and released a 9.9-pound largemouth on a plastic worm, and there was a 9.1-pounder reported caught at Murray.

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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