FIsh Report-March 26

BARRETT: Closed for the season. The lake will reopen in April. Lake information: (619) 465-3474.

HODGES: There were 118 anglers checked this past week and they landed 119 bass, 54 crappie, 13 carp, and nine channel cats. Information: (760) 432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: The bass bite has been very good with a few crappie and bluegill being landed. There were 144 anglers checked this past week and they reported 582 bass to 7.81 pounds, 21 crappie, and one bluegill. 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: Good bass action and a few crappie showing. There were 41 anglers checked this past week and they reported 406 bass to 5.5 pounds and 24 crappie to a 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 three anglers checked and they reported four bass. 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: The bass action has been very good. Top fish reported was a 9-12 landed by Ron Chambers, San Diego, on a plastic worm. DFW trout plant this week and four weeks ago. 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 53 bass to 10.8 pounds and one crappie. DFW trout plant this week and four weeks ago. Marina concession: (858) 527-1722. General information: (619) 465-3474. New boat rental and concession information: (858) 527-1722.

SUTHERLAND: There were 59 anglers checked and they reported 51 bass to 4.25 pounds, 12 crappie to 1.9 pounds, and six carp to 4.8 pounds. Lake information: (619) 465-3474. Rental boat reservations: (619) 668-2050. 

WOHLFORD: Still fair to good trout action, but the fish have moved west toward the deeper water. Trout plants this week and two weeks ago. Oakvale Cove and the area west of the Senior Shoreline are the best spots. Top rainbow reported was a 10-7 caught by Jose Flores, San Marcos, on a Kastmaster in Oakvale Cove. A few crappie showing early in the morning on small jigs or shiners. The bass bite is good to excellent with the fish in mid-spawn. Paul Eddo, Valley Center, landed a 6-12 pass on a shiner. A few more cats showing. For information contact the Ranger Station at (760) 839-4346.

DOANE POND: No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: The trout bite has been fair since the last plant March 11, but a plant this week should perk that action some. The fish are moving deeper with the warm weather. Jack Creek Cove and Whisker Bay have been the top spots. Top rainbow reported was a 7-12 landed by Ricky Spagenski, Santee, on a mini jig in Whisker Bay. Bass action is good with the fish in the shallows for the spawn. Plastics and small jigs have been the best bet. Brock Means, San Diego, caught a 13-pound bass fishing a jig near the boat dock. Fair action on catfish, and more bluegill are starting to be caught. Lake information: (760) 839-4680.

POWAY: The big news is a big 33.2-pound blue catfish landed by Eric Dickerhoff, Poway, caught at the log boom. The best bite has been on the largemouth bass which are in full spawn mode and showing in good numbers in the shallows on plastics, jigs, and swimbaits. Trout were slower this past week and the next plant is slated for April 1. Anglers are reminded that bass are all catch-and-release March 1 through May 31. Lake information: (858) 668-4772, tackle shop recording (858) 486-1234.

JENNINGS: The trout bite improved after the plant of Lightning Trout last week and the 2,200-pound stock this week. Top rainbow reported was a 10-8 caught by Tien Cao, Chula Vista, on PowerBait in Sentry Cove. The trout bite has been best at Cactus Patch, in Half Moon Cove and off Sentry Point with nightcrawlers, PowerBait, Power Worms, and mini jigs. The bass bite is also good with the fish flooding all over the shallows in the spawn. The best bite has been on drop-shotted plastics and small jigs. A few redear are also showing. Lamont Fields, San Diego, had a one-pound redear in Hermit Cove. Information:(619) 390-1300.

MORENA: Fair to good trout action with some quality rainbows on tap. Best this past week was a seven-pounder caught by Shelly Dwight, Lemon Grove, on PowerBait. Larry Jones, Colorado, caught a 6-2, while Sam Slone, San Diego, landed a 5-8. The bass action has been very good, especially for float tubers working fish on beds. Greg Pshnyehnick, Ramona, caught a 5-2 bass on a drop-shot plastic. Catfish are starting to improve and fish to nearly five pounds reported this week. Bluegill, crappie, and carp are still slow. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station (619) 579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: DFW trout plants last week and three weeks ago, and there was a catfish plant last week. Overall, just fair trout action with the best bite off the lone pine. Bass action is fair. Other species are slow. Information: (760) 765-0515.

HENSHAW: No reports. Information: (760) 782-3501.

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