San Diego Area Lakes, Aug. Report

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Lake Cuyamaca was planted with DFW trout two and four weeks ago. Private trout plants will resume in September.
Santee Lakes was planted with catfish last week and three weeks ago. The next 1,000-pound plants will this Friday, Aug. 3, and there will also be plants Aug. 10, 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 last week, and there will be plants the weeks of August 13 and August 27.
Wohlford Lake was planted with 750 pounds of catfish last week.

At Poway, catfish were planted last week, and the next plants will be August 10th and 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. This past week, Barret Lake had 29 anglers who landed 575 bass. At El Capitan, 29 anglers caught 209 bass, 11 channel catfish to 25-2, nine bluegill, and two crappie. At Miramar, 24 anglers checked had 75 bass. At Murray, 39 anglers had 15 bass, including a 10-pounder, and 25 bluegill. At Lower Otay, 75 anglers landed 374 bass to 10-5 and 299 bluegill. At San Vicente, 24 anglers checed reported 53 bass to 4 pounds and 57 bluegill. At Sutherland, 28 anglers landed 139 bass, 77 bluegill, 14 crappie, and four channel catfish.

NOTABLE CATCHES: Several bass in the 10-pound class reported this past week; one at Murray, one at Lower Otay, and one at Hodges.
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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