San Diego Area Lakes, April 28 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. Cuyamaca is still getting plants twice a month with fish slated for this week from Mt. Lassen. Lake Dixon had its annual Kiwanis Derby last weekend with a major 4,500-pound trout plant just before the event. This was also the last plant of the season. 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 received their last plants of the season last week. No DFW plants this week.

Other than trout bites, there is a generally good bass bite throughout the region as the fish move through the spawn. Many fish done spawning, but still some fish up tight.

Top trout this past week: At Dixon, the unofficial big fish in the Kiwanix Derby was a 12-12 rainbow.

Top bass this past week: At Murray, Rod Adcox, Hawaii, landed a 9-12 bass on a shineer. At Lake Wohlford, Dana Rogers, Valley Center, caught a 6.85-pound bass on a Senko.

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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