TOP NEWS: With trout plant season in full swing across San Diego county, the best rainbow action continues to be good at lakes getting planted with private hatchery fish. Jennings is the top dog in plants. It was planted with 2,500-pounds of rainbows last week, including some trophy fish to eight pounds or better, with another 2,000-pounds is slated for this week. Wohlford and Dixon are getting plants alternating weeks, with each receiving a plant this week and two weeks ago. Poway’s 21st Annual Youth Fish Derby was this past Saturday and it received a special 3,000-pound plant for the event. Overall winner was Tristan Aguan, 7, Poway, with a 7.34-pound rainbow.
Top fish this past week: At Wohlford, Edward Trammel, San Diego, had a 7-4 rainbow, while Scott Keophantiroth, Escondido, landed a 22.45-pound catfish. At Lake Murray, Ben Cordell, San Diego, had nine crappie with a total stringer weight of 16 pounds, all on jig. His best fish was a 2-8 slab.
DFW stocking news: Chollas Park Lake, Cuyamaca Lake, Lake Jennings, Lake Miramar, Lake Murray, Lake Wohlford, Lindo Lake, and Morena Reservoir were all tentatively slated to get DFW trout this week. Unfortunately, most DFW plants have remained small.
BARRETT: Closed. Lake information: 619-465-3474.
HODGES: Information: 760-432-2023.
EL CAPITAN: Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.
LOWER OTAY: Information: 619-465-3474. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.
UPPER OTAY: Lake information: 619-465-3474. Concession: 619-397-5212.
MURRAY: Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Concession: 619-466-4847.
MIRAMAR: Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474.
SUTHERLAND: Lake information: 619-465-3474. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOHLFORD: Lake information: 760-839-4346.
DIXON LAKE: Lake information: 760-839-4680.
POWAY: Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234.
JENNINGS: Information: 619-390-1300.
MORENA: Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101.
CUYAMACA: Information: 760-765-0515.
HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.