Fish Report–Sept. 26 ed

BARRETT: There were 74 anglers who landed 958 bass this past week. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or

HODGES: County staff checked 53 anglers who reported just 21 bass. Marina staff report fair to good bass action, but slower bluegill action this week. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: County staff checked 145 anglers who reported 381 bass to 5.93 pounds. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474 or Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: County staff checked 154 anglers who reported 289 bass to five pounds and 54 bluegill to 1.2 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 or Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212. 

UPPER OTAY: County staff checked eight anglers who reported 29 bass to 4.3 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) or

No county or marina reports. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: No county or marina reports. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.

SUTHERLAND: County staff checked 30 anglers who reported 14 bass to 3.5 pounds, foru channel cats to 4.2 pounds, two carp to 4.7 pounds, and one 25-pound blue catfish. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or

WOHLFORD: The lake is now closed on weekdays, but it will remain open for weekends throughout the fall. Catfish are fair to good on cut mackerel or chicken liver. The bass bite has been improving with the best action in the mornings and evenings. Few other reports. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or go to the website at

No recent DFW plants.

DIXON LAKE: Catfish action has been fair to good on cut baits. Bass remain fair with some flurries of good topwater action early and late. Bluegill action is warming up with some up smaller sized fish off the piers near the weedy, covered areas of the lake. While opening day of trout season hasn’t been schedule yet, the first plant of the season is tentatively set for the end of October or early November, and the annual trout derby is tentatively scheduled for Veteran’s Day weekend November 8-11. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680 or

POWAY: The catfish bite has been fair on cut baits. Bass fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits with some good reaction bait action early and late in the day. Small bluegill are good in most shallow shoreline areas with some bigger ‘gills in 12 to 20 feet of water. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or

JENNINGS: Good catfish action with the morning, evening and night bites the best. Night fishing season has been extended through September this year, and there will be a plant the last week of September. Lanterns required after dark. The redear and bluegill continue to be good. The bass bite continues to be fair to good with boils in the early morning. The lake level lake will drop off and on until October. Trout season is set to begin Nov. 15. Information: 619-390-1300 or 

MORENA: The bass bite has been fair this past week mostly on plastics, nightcrawlers, with some topwater early and late. Catfish have been good on cut baits, especially shrimp and mackerel, with some nice stringers of five to 15 fish reported near the dam. Most in the two-pound class. A few bluegill showing, but crappie are slow. Carp are pretty decent for the few anglers targeting the carp with dough baits. No trout reported. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or

CUYAMACA: Trout action continues fair, but the fish are getting tougher by the day with the warm weather and lack of plants. Catfish are pretty fair and a few bigger fish have been reported. The small crappie are showing in good numbers again. No recent DFW plants. Information: 760-765-0515 or

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

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