San Diego Area Lakes, April 21 report

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: The biggest news is that San Vicente Reservoir is expected to reopen later this spring after major dam and facility work. More as details are available. Lake Dixon will have its annual Kiwanis Derby this weekend with a major trout plant just before the event. Cuyamaca has been a hot bet with good trout action. The rainbow action continues to be fair at Jennings, but its last plant of the season was a couple of weeks ago. Wohlford and Dixon are generally getting 1,500-pound plants alternating weeks, with each receiving a plant this week. Poway received 1,500 pounds of Tailwalkers last week. DFW trout went in last week at Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lake Jennings, Lake Mirimar, Lake Murray, Lake Wohlford, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir this week.

Other than trout bites, there is a generally good bass bite throughout the region as the fish move up into the shallows for the spawn. Lots of small male bass in the catch.

Top trout this past week: At Wohlford, Antonio Ramirez, Escondido, had a 12.9-pound trout on a nightcrawler-PowerBait combo. At Cuyamaca, Mike Eggars, Ramona, had a 7-8 rainbow this past week. He’s landed five other fish over 10 pounds so far this month. 

Top bass this past week: At Lake Wohlford, Tim Sitola, Oceanside, had a 9.65-pound bass. 

BARRETT: Closed. 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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