San Diego Area Lakes, Aug. 9 Report

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Lake Cuyamaca was planted with DFW trout three weeks ago, and another plant is set for next week. Private trout plants will resume in September.

Santee Lakes was planted with catfish last week and two weeks ago. The next 1,000-pound plants will this Friday, Aug. 10, and there will also be plants Aug. 24, 31, Sept. 7, 21, 29, and a final plant Oct. 6 (3,500 pounds).

Lake Jennings was planted with 1,000 pounds of catfish two weeks ago, and there will be plants the weeks of August 13 and August 27.
Wohlford Lake was planted with 750 pounds of catfish last week. This was the last catfish plant of the season.

At Poway, catfish were planted two weeks ago, and the next plants will be Friday this week and August 24th.

FISHING UPDATE: The bass bite has generally continued to slow with the heat. There continues to be a fair bite early most mornings on topwater, reaction baits, and plastics. There are a lot of small bass showing at all the lakes. El Capitan, Lower Otay, Hodges, and Sutherland are the top bets with fair to good action, while San Vicente has slowed more this week. Barrett has been good, too.

The bluegill and redear action is fair but has slowed most places. Top spot has been Lower Otay. The crappie action has really dropped off with very few fish reported at any of the lakes over the past week except for El Capitan and Sutherland, and not many at those two.

The catfish are still getting very light pressure, but there is a pretty good bite at Santee Lakes, and most of the other lakes planting fish.

FISH COUNTS: Fishing counts are done most weeks for San Diego City water lake. No available this week.


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

SANTEE LAKES: Lake information: 619-596-3141 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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