Fish Report-San Diego Area Lakes, April 24

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HODGES: The county staff checked 69 anglers who reported 41 bass, 10 crp, and two bluegill this past week. Information: 760-432-2023.     

EL CAPITAN: The county staff checked 68 anglers who reported 258 bass to 12.35 pounds, nine crappie, seven channel catfish, one bluegill, and one rainbow trout. DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.     

LOWER OTAY: The county staff checked 111 anglers this past week who reported 242 bass to 5.5 pounds, three crappie and two bluegill. DFW trout were planted four weeks ago. 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: The county staff checked seven anglers who reported 30 bass to four pounds this past week. 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: DFW trout plants this week and three weeks ago, but no reports this week. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.     

MIRAMAR: The county staff checked 21 anglers who reported 62 bass, six bluegill, and six rainbow trout. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.     

SUTHERLAND: The county staff checked 59 anglers who reported 34 bass to 3.95 pounds, 11 carp, including a 15.05-pounder caught by Marcus Green, Ramona, two channel cats and two crappie, including a 2.4-pounder. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.     

WOHLFORD: The final plant of the season this week with fair to good action this past week with the last previous plant two weeks ago. The bass bite has been good with the fish still in shallow water for the spawn. The crappie bite is fair to good in the early morning on small shiners or small jigs. A few catfish are also starting to show. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346.  

DOANE POND: First DFW plant of the spring went in two weeks ago.      

DIXON LAKE: Fair to good trout action after last week’s plant. The best bite is from three to four days after the stock before the action slows. The top spots have been Trout Cove and Jack Creek Cove, but bigger fish are coming from Whisker Bay. The bass are fair to good with the movement of fish shallow as the spawn tapers off. Final trout plant of the season was a 3,000-pound plant Wednesday for the annual Kiwanis’ Trout Derby this weekend, April 26-27. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680.

POWAY: Trout action has been fair after the plant last week and three weeks ago. The best bite on rainbow PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, and Power Worms fished drop-shot style on light line. Hidden Bay and Half Moon Bay have been the hot spots and fish to six pounds reported. Bass fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits in the shallows. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234.     

JENNINGS: The trout bite has been fair to good in deeper water, and quality fish continue to show. Most of the fish are moving into deep water and slow-trolling or drifting nightcrawlers has been the best bet. Big fish of the week was a 7-12 rainbow caught by Brian Robinson, Lakeside, on a ‘crawler. Lucas Paulsen, El Cajon, had trout at six, 5-8, and 5-4 fishing PowerBait in deep water off the Fishing Float. Darrell Stewart, El Cajon, also landed a six-pound rainbow on a nightcrawler. Few other species reported. Information: 619-390-1300.    

MORENA: Trout action has been fair to good with a few nice fish in the mix. The bass remain good with a lot of smaller fish showing as the fish move shallow for the spawn. Other species are slow. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101.

CUYAMACA: DFW trout plant this week. Information: 760-765-0515.

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