BARRETT: County staff checked 166 anglers who landed 2,133 bass, 116 bluegill, and eight crappie. Lake information: 619-465-3474.
HODGES: County staff checked 53 anglers who landed 99 bass, 10 bluegill, nine channel catfish, and three crappie. Marina staff report good catfish action, fair to good bass action, and a good carp bite. Eddie Johnson, Compton, had two catfish to 12 pounds on mackerel in the narrows. Jim Franklin, Escondido, caught and released 25 bass to five pounds to topwater baits, also in the narrows. Nate Vladimirova, Escondido, had 23 carp fishing dough baits. His best was a 16-pounder. Information: 760-432-2023.
EL CAPITAN: County staff checked 48 anglers who landed 97 bass, eight bluegill, and five channel catfish. The marina staff report very good bass action. During a local bass event, the winner had five bass and a 16-pound total, including one at 3.8 pounds. The catfish bite has been good with two anglers reporting 10 fish to 18 pounds on mackerel near the Indian Cornger. Bluegill are also good and the odd crappie is still being caught. The lake is open Thursday through Monday with boat rentals available all five days. General lake information: 619-465-3474. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.
LOWER OTAY: No county report available. Marina staff report good action for bass early and late in the day on live bait and plastics with some topwater action. A few crappie showing on shiners toward the dam, and pretty decent bluegill action. Otay is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule and boat rentals are available all three days. General lake information: 619-465-3474. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.
UPPER OTAY: No county report available. 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).
MURRAY: No county report available. Marina staff report fair to good bass action on shiners, ripping spoons, and topwater baits. The bluegill bite is also good, mostly on nightcrawlers and red worms. A few catfish are showing, but light pressure on the cats. Lake information: 619-466-4847. There are boat rentals Friday through Sunday and the new concession number is 619-466-4847.
MIRAMAR: County staff checked 18 anglers who landed 40 bass and eight bluegill. Concession staff report a friendly fish-off among some local Navy Seals had one boat reporting catching and releasing over 40 bass. The bluegill bite is good with some quality fish to a pound or better reported, and one catfish at 13.7 pounds was checked in this past week. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474. New boat rental and concession information: 858-527-1722.
WOHLFORD: The trout action has been steadily slowing down, but a few fish to three pounds are showing on the Senior Shoreline. Bass are fair to good with a lot of fish on plastics and topwater early and late. Jeff Hodges, Valley Center, landed a 6-12 bass on a Senko worm off Bass Point. Catfish plants will begin in July, and there will be a derby July 5. A few crappie continue to show early mornings on small jigs or shiners, and the catfish bite is starting to take off with some fish to 10 pounds or better reported. For information contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346.
DOANE POND: DWF trout plant this week.
DIXON LAKE: The bass bite has been fair on drop-shot plastics and reaction baits in the coves early and late in the day. Most have been smaller fish. A few trout continue to show from deep water. Bluegill and catfish have been improving with the warmer weather with both fair now. Catfish plants start July 10. No state fishing license is required here. Lake information: 760-839-4680.
POWAY: Trout action has been slow after the final plant of the season two weeks ago. The best bite on rainbow PowerBait, inflated nightcrawlers, and Power Worms fished drop-shot style on light line in the deep water in Hidden Bay and Half Moon Bay. Bass fair to good on plastics and small swimbaits with some good reaction bait action early and late in the day. Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234.
JENNINGS: A new lake record for blue catfish was caught by Bob Bowden, El Cajon, this past Sunday. The fish weighed in at 71.3 pounds, topping the previous 68-pound record set almost 10 years ago. Catfish action has been good around much of the lake and a plant went in early this week. Most of the cats are two to six pounds. A few trout continue to show in deeper water. A six-pound rainbow was the top fish this past week. Bass continue to be fair, with ones and twos being caught, but no limits. Information: 619-390-1300.
MORENA: The trout action is slow to fair on nightcrawlers at the dam. Bass are pretty good on reaction baits as the fish are up chasing baits. Bluegill are fair to good action in four to 10 feet of water on red worms or crickets, and a few catfish are showing on cut baits and nightcrawlers. Other species are slow. Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101.
CUYAMACA: The trout action has been good with weekly private plants that include trophy fish in each stock. DFW trout plant this week, too. The best action has been on a half-nightcrawler-PowerBait combo, but Mice Tails, and small jigs have also been good. Top trout reported this past week was a six-pounder, and Larry Allen, San Diego, had a 4-14 Lightning trout. Bass are fair with a 10-plus reported this past week, and the crappie bite is pretty good on small fish. Few reports of bluegill and catfish. Information: 760-765-0515.