Fish Report-Freshwater, May 27

BARRETT: There were 241 anglers checked this past week and they reported 4,295 bass. Lake information: 619-465-3474.

HODGES: There were 128 anglers checked this past week and they reported 124 bass to 7-13 and 12 crappie. Information: 760-432-2023.
LOWER OTAY: There were 84 anglers checked this past week and they reported 369 bass, 12 bluegill to a pound, and one 12-pound blue cat. 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 three bass to 2.53 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: No city report. The marina reports slow to fair bass action on live shiners, swimbaits, and plastics, and the redear and bluegill bite is fair to good on worms. Kashan Brown, Los Angeles, had eight bluegill and redear to a pound on wax worms off the fishing pier. Michelle West, San Diego, had a pair of bass to four pounds. Lake information: 619-466-4847. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: There were 21 anglers checked and they reported 43 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 46 anglers checked and they reported 45 bass to 4.3 pounds, 11 crappie to 2.2 pounds, and one carp at 3.55 pounds. Lake information: 619-465-3474. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or

WOHLFORD: The bass bite is fair to good with mostly 1-8 to 2-pound bass. 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 on shrimp in Whisker Bay. Bass fair to good on plastics, nightcrawlers, and increasingly on reaction baits. The trout bite has been slow to fair 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. Anglers are reminded that all bass are catch-and-release through May 31. 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: Bass are fair to good on plastics fished drop-shot style around any structure. Night fishing season started last week and the first catfish plant of the season went in for the holiday weekend. Fair to good catfish action on cut baits. Trout action remains slow to fair in deep water along the buoy line. 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 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. 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.

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