San Diego Area Lakes, May 12 report

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Frustratingly, still no news on when San Vicente Reservoir is expected to reopen. The word is that it will happen later this spring or early summer. More as details are available. Cuyamaca is still getting trout plants twice a month with fish planted this week. It probably has the best trout action in the county. Dixon’s last trout plant was three weeks ago and catfish plants begin in July. Wohlford will also have catfish plants beginning in July. Jennings will start its catfish stocking season May 27, with its first plant that week. No DFW plants this week. With trout plants winding down, most of the action has been for bass with a few catfish and bluegill starting to show.

Top trout this past week: At Wohlford, the few trout that remain have migrated west into cooler, deeper water. This is where Rickey Kihle, San Marcos, was fishing PowerBait at the west buoy line to landed a 9.65-pound rainbow. 

Top bass this past week: At Morena, Brad Ludwig, San Diego, caught a 7-pound bass while fishing for catfish with mackerel from shore.

Other species reports: At Wohlford, Wendell Jackson, Escondido, weighed in a 1.75-pound crappie he caught in Boat Dock Cove on a live golden shiner. A Morena, Abdulazeez Ismael, El Cajon, landed three carp with a total weight of 17-6, all on dough baits from shore.                                                                                                                                          

BARRETT: Weekly fish counts:, Lake information: 619-465-3474 or

HODGES: Weekly fish counts: Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: Weekly fish 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

ENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

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