San Diego Area Lakes, Nov. 10 Report

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Trout plants begin this month at most waters in the region. Lake Cuyamaca is slated to get DFW fish this week, and Chollas Park Lake, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir are also on the DFW list. Lake Dixon will get its first trout plant with a 4,500-pound plant of Nebraska Tailwalkers slated for November 16. Lake Jennings announced its trout season will begin Nov. 19 after a 1,700-pound plant of rainbows from Idaho. Poway will also begin its trout season in ‘late November.’ Other lakes will be announcing schedules soon. Hodges, Sutherland, and Barrett are closed until next year.

FISHING UPDATE: Overall, the bass action has been fair at most waters. San Vicente remains probably the best bet for bass with most of the fish showing from 25 to 35 feet of water on shiners, plastics, and jigs. Panfish bites are also still fair with some flurries of very good action, but they are starting to slow as nights and waters cool. While getting light pressure, the bluegill are best at Lower Otay, San Vicente, and Murray. Jennings has continued to have a fair catfish bite on cut baits or nightcrawlers in Half Moon and Sentry coves and few big panfish are showing. The trout bite at Cuyamaca is improving with the cooler weather.

FISH COUNTS: At El Capitan, 47 anglers checked reported 112 bass. At Miramar, 10 anglers reported 23 bass to 4.05 pounds and eight bluegill to a 1-10. At Lower Otay, 115 anglers reported 301 bass to 5.35 pounds, 223 bluegill to 1.2 pounds, and 27 crappie. Counts not available for other lakes. Hodges, Barrett, and Sutherland are closed for the season.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Murray, Craig Schmidt, San Carolos, had 15 bluegill to 1-8 on wax worms off the fishing pier.

BARRETT: Closed until spring. 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

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or

SUTHERLAND: Closed until spring. 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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