San Diego Area Lakes, Aug. 31 Report

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Lake Jennings will receive its last catfish plant of the season this week. Poway got a 1,300 pound plant two weeks ago.

FISHING UPDATE: The bluegill and redear action at Otay, Murray, and Hodges remains fair to good. Most are hand-sized, weighing less than a half-pound, but some bigger. Also still fair action on bluegill at Barrett, San Vicente, El Capitan, and Jennings. The bass action remains fair to good at most waters in the region. Barrett is still fair (but slow for Barrett), and Lower Otay has been good, especially on topwater baits. Morena, El Capitan, San Vicente, and Hodges also remain fair to good on bass, with topwater action most mornings and evenings, but still mostly on plastics and reaction baits. Trout season is pretty much over except at Cuyamaca, which has been OK in deeper water on floating baits and inflated nightcrawlers. Catfish season is in full swing at most waters with some good catches being reported at all the lakes for anglers targeting the cats.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs, but they were not available this week.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Murray, Peter Lutz, San Diego, landed an eight-pound bass on a shiner near the dock. Vince DePalma, San Diego, caught a 6.25-pounder on a Fluke. At El Capitan, Brian Moore, Inglewood, had a 1.25-pound bluegill to top off his 20-fish stringer.

BARRETT: 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

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: Marina concession: 619-390-1918. 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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