San Diego Area Lakes, May 5 report

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Still not 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 last week and scheduled for next week. It probably has the best trout action in the county. Dixon’s last trout plant was two 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 Cuyamaca, Ballie Boyd, Poway, had a 13-pound rainbows on PowerBait in Pump House Cove. Reggis Thomas, Chula Vista, landed an 11-pounder, while Justin Bishop, San Diego, landed a 10-4 rainbow to top off his 16-pound limit. At Dixon Lake, the top trout in the Kiwanis Derby two weeks ago was a 12-12 landed by Sean Sanders, Escondido. 

Top bass this past week: At Wohlford, Dana Rogers, Valley Center, landed a 6.85-pound largemouth on a Senko. 

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

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

EL CAPITAN: Weekly fish counts: 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

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

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