BARRETT: There were 192 anglers checked this past week and they reported 3,250 bass. Lake information: 619-465-3474.
HODGES: There were 91 anglers checked this past week and they reported 66 bass, two crappie, and one channel catfish. Information: 760-432-2023.
EL CAPITAN: There were 64 anglers checked this past week and they reported 189 bass, 10 channel catfish, and six blue cats. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.
LOWER OTAY: There were 77 anglers checked this past week and they reported 212 bass and 77 bluegill. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.
UPPER OTAY: There were one angler checked who reported no fish. The lake is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday for catch-and-release fishing (only artificial lures with single, barbless hooks), sunrise to sunset. The road to Upper Otay is closed, but anglers can still walk in. Lake information: 619-465-3474 (recording) or 619-397-5212 (concession).
MURRAY: There were 49 anglers checked who reported one 6-8 bass. The marina reports fair and improving bass action on live shiners, swimbaits, and plastics, and the redear and bluegill bite is fair to good on worms. John Lopez, San Diego, had eight redear to a pound on wax worms off the pier. Lake information: 619-466-4847. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.
MIRAMAR: There were 19 anglers checked and they reported 37 bass and eight bluegill. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.
SUTHERLAND: There were 21 anglers checked and they reported 21 bass to 4.15 pounds, eight crappie to two pounds, and three bluegill Lake information: 619-465-3474. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOHLFORD: The bass bite is fair to good with mostly 1-8 to 2-pound bass on plastics, reaction baits, and nightcrawlers. Justin Peterson, Valley Center, caught and released an 8-4 bass on a black plastic in Boat Dock Cove. Crappie improved with fair action this past week on small jigs and small shiners. A few redear and bluegill are showing, and the catfish bite is improving on chicken liver and mackerel. The trout bite has slowed way down with only the odd fish still showing from deeper water along the south shoreline, Oakvale Cove, and west of the Senior Shoreline. For information contact the Ranger Staton at 760-839-4346.
DOANE POND: No recent DFW trout plants.
DIXON LAKE: Catfish are fair to good on shrimp in Whisker Bay. Isaac, Joseph, and Benjamin Magana, San Diego, had a stringer of cats with fish to 3-3. Bass fair to good on plastics, nightcrawlers, and increasingly on reaction baits. Mike Dispensiero, San Marcos, landed a 6-5 bass on a trout swimbait near the boat dock. The trout bite has been very slow for anglers fishing PowerBait or inflated nightcrawlers dressed up with garlic scent. Jack Creek Cove, Whisker Bay, and Pier No. 1 have been the top spots, but the action is best in the deeper water off these spots. Lake information: 760-839-4680.
POWAY: The bass action has been good with a lot of two-pound class fish on plastics and swimbaits, especially along the eastern shore and the fishing pier. Catfish are pretty fair on cut baits at the log boom and fishing pier. The first catfish stock is set for June 12 with night fishing to start after that. Very slow trout action in the deeper parts of the lake for boat anglers. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234.
JENNINGS: The catfish bite has been good with the opening plant of 2,800 pounds two weeks ago and another plant of 1,000 pounds this week. A few fish topping six pounds reported, but most 2 to 4 pounds. The best bite has been in deeper water on mackerel, chicken liver, or dough baits. Bass are fair to good but most of the fish are small, under three pounds, and showing on reaction baits or plastics. Some panfish. Trout very slow. Information: 619-390-1300.
MORENA: The bass action has been fair to good with some quality fish reported. The best bite has been on swim baits for bigger fish, but plastics, nightcrawlers, smaller reaction baits, and jigs have all be getting fish. Tommy Bossard, Jacumba, had a seven-pound bass on a swimbait, while Derek Boster, Spring Valley, landed bass at 6-2 and 3-5 on cranks. Some catfish showing on cut baits and this bite is improving with the warmer weather, but the bluegill, crappie, and carp bites are all still off. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101.