Fish Report-Freshwater, May 13 ed

BARRETT: There were 252 anglers were checked this past week and they reported 3,546 bass. Lake information: (619) 465-3474.

HODGES: No report. Information: (760) 432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: There were 89 anglers checked this past week and they reported 174 bass, 21 crappie, and six channel 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 87 anglers checked this past week and they reported 179 bass to 4.2 pounds and 51 bluegill to 1.3 pounds. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: (619) 465-3474. Rental boat and concession information: (619) 397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: There were two anglers checked and they reported five bass to 2.6 pounds. 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 25 anglers checked this past week and they reported catching six bass to 3 pounds. The marina reports good bass action on live shiners, swimbaits, and plastics, and the bluegill bite is excellent on worms. Jason Helk, San Diego, caught three bass to eight pounds fishing shiners off Padre Point. Lake information: (619) 466-4847. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is (619) 466-4847.

MIRAMAR: There were 18 anglers checked and they reported 38 bass and three bluegill. Marina concession: (858) 527-1722. General information: (619) 465-3474. New boat rental and concession information: (858) 527-1722.

SUTHERLAND: There were 33 anglers checked and they reported 36 bass, three bluegill to nearly a pound, and three crappie to 2.15 pounds. Lake information: (619) 465-3474. Rental boat reservations: (619) 668-2050 or

WOHLFORD: There is still a fair trout bite along the south shoreline, Oakvale Cove, and west of the Senior Shoreline. PowerBait and inflated nightcrawlers have been the best bet. Toby Ravago, Escondido, had five rainbows with a total weight of 8-9, all on rainbow PowerBait in Oakvale. The bass bite is fair to good with mostly 1-8 to 2-pound bass, however, Mike Hernandez, Valley Center, had an 8-5 bass in Boat Dock Cove on a plastic. Crappie improved with fair action and fish to 2-15 reported this past week. A few redear and bluegill are showing, and the catfish bite is improving on chicken liver and mackerel. For information contact the Ranger Staton at (760) 839-4346.

DOANE POND: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago.

DIXON LAKE: The trout bite has been for anglers fishing PowerBait or inflated nightcrawlers dressed up with garlic scent. Jack Creek Cove and Pier No. 1 have been the top spots, but the action is best in the deeper water off these spots. Catfish are fair on shrimp in Whisker Bay. Bass fair, but most of the fish are small. Water levels will be adjusted down 2 to 3 feet within the next two weeks to assist in removing unnecessary vegetation near spillways. Lake information: (760) 839-4680.

POWAY: Slow trout action in the deeper parts of the lake for boat anglers. The bass action has been good with a lot of 2-pound class fish. Anglers are reminded that all bass are catch-and-release through May 31. Catfish are pretty fair on cut baits with fish to five pounds reported this week. Lake information: (858) 668-4772, tackle shop recording (858) 486-1234.

JENNINGS: Trout action remains fair in deep water along the buoy line. Robert Burke, San Diego, had a 6-12 rainbow on a Panther Martin in Hermit Cove. Bass are fair to good on plastics fished drop-shot style around any structure. Night fishing season starts May 22 (the lake will open 4 p.m. that day). Sit-in kayaks are also now allowed on the lake (no inflatables) and they must be at least 10 feet long. Information: (619) 390-1300.

MORENA: The trout bite has been fair at the dam and between the boat docks on inflated nightcrawlers, PowerBait, and MiceTails. DFW trout plant last week. Bass are fair too good with the best bite on plastics and reaction baits. Lots of fish up chasing baitfish. Bass at 11 and 10 pounder were caught by one angler and fish at 8 and 7 pounds by another, both who wanted to remain anonymous. Tommy Bossard, Jacuma, wasn’t so shy about reporting his 9-8 bass on a swimbait. Carp are very good, especially on dough baits. Catfish fair on cut baits, while bluegill and crappie are spotty. Information: 24-hour fishing update line (619) 478-5473, ranger station (619) 579-4101.

CUYAMACA: While the trout action has been slowing down, some bigger fish have shown over the past two weeks. Best was a 14-pounder landed by Dave Contreras, Ramona, on a Super Duper at the dam. Stephan Guilhot, France, landed an 11-12, while Michael Chang, San Diego, caught an 11-pound even rainbow. Jason Wilson, Santee, had a 10 pounder. Bass are fair to good on plastics, nightcrawlers, and reaction baits. A few catfish are showing, and the bite on small crappie is good. Information: (760) 765-0515.

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