San Diego Area Lakes, June 1 Report

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Only Lake Cuyamaca is still being stocked with private trout, and its next plant will be next week. It received DFW trout last week, along with Doane Pond and Morena Reservoir.

FISHING UPDATE: While the bass action remains fair to good at most waters in the region, the bluegill and redear action is good to excellent at most lakes. Lower Otay Reservoir has been a hotspot with anglers posting 25-fish limits this past week. Many are topping a pound. Also good bluegill bites at Barrett, San Vicente, Murray, and Jennings. Barrett remains perhaps the top bet for bass, but Morena, Lower Otay, El Capitan, and San Vicente also remain pretty good on bass, mostly on plastics and reaction baits. Many fish are being reported on topwater now. Trout season is winding down, but there continues to be some good action at Cuyamaca and Morena (both received DFW trout plants last week). Jennings is also pretty fair. Most of the bites are in deeper water as the surface temperatures warm up. Catfish season is starting to kick off and Lake Jennings kicked off its Friday and Saturday night fishing this past weekend. The catfish stocking schedule is on the Jennings’ website (

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At Barrett, 235 anglers reported 2,781 bass, 100 bluegill, and 20 crappie. At Hodges, 58 anglers reported just 12 bass. At Miramar, 18 anglers reported 32 bass to nearly 12 pounds and eight bluegill to 1 pound. At Lower Otay, 105 anglers checked reported 386 bass to 5.4 pounds and 834 bluegill to 1.2 pounds. At Jennings, Ron Chesebro, Steven Moll, and Chris Moll, all Lakeside, had four catfish Saturday night at the buoy line and the big fish was an 11-pounder.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Wohlford Lake, Martin Arenas, Escondido, caught and released an 8.95-pound bass using a jerk-bait at the South Shore Rock Pile. At Miramar, Troy Folkestad, Mission Viejo, landed an 11.95-pound largemouth bass on a green jig in the San Diego arm. At Murray, Vay Tappenora, San Diego, landed a 3.35-pound redear off the fishing pier on a nightcrawler.

BARRETT: Closed. 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: Closed until spring. 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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