San Diego Area Lakes, June 7 Report

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Chollas Lake will play host to a youth fishing derby on Saturday, June 9th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., designed to give urban kids a fishing experience in or close to their own neighborhood. The lake will be stocked with catfish for the derby. Everything for the kids is free. Anglers age 16 or older can fish after 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation www.danskids.org.

Lake Cuyamaca was planted with both private and DFW trout two weeks ago and it scheduled to get more fish Jun. 15.

Santee Lakes has had catfish plants since April 7. There was a plant last week, and the next 1,000-pound plants will be June 8, 15, 29, July 6, 13, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 24, 31, Sept. 7, 21, 29, and a final plant Oct. 6 (3,500 pounds).

Lake Jennings catfish plants began three weeks ago with a 2,000-pound plant, and there was a 1,000-pound slated for this week. There will also be plants the weeks of June 18, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 390, August 13, and August 27.

At Poway, catfish season doesnít begin until the end of July. No word yet on Dixon Lake catfish season.

Wohlford Lake was planted with 750 pounds of catfish May 25, and the next plant is set for June 15.

FISHING UPDATE: The bass bite has been fair to good across the board with the warm weather with some decent topwater action early and late in the day. There are a lot of small bass showing at all the lakes, but there is still a pretty good bite on bigger fish in deeper water on small plastics and reaction baits. Lower Otay, San Vicente, and El Capitan are the top bets with very good action, but Sutherland and Hodges are nearly as good. Barrett, while decent, is surprisingly slow compared to its normal blazing pace.

The bluegill and redear action is kicking into high gear, especially at Lower Otay, but also at San Vicente, El Capitan, Hodges, and Sutherland. 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 Lower Otay.

The trout bite had slowed way down except at Cuyamaca, which received both state and private fish two weeks ago and will get fish again next week.

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: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. None available.

NOTABLE CATCHES: None this week.

BARRETT: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

HODGES: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 760-432-2023.

EL CAPITAN: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Rental boat and concession information: 619-443-4110.

LOWER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat and concession information: 619-397-5212.

UPPER OTAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474. Concession: 619-397-5212.

MURRAY: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-466-4847 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Concession: 619-466-4847.

MIRAMAR: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 858-527-1722. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SAN VICENTE: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Marina concession: 619-390-1918. General information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/.

SUTHERLAND: Weekly fish counts: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/fish.shtml. Lake information: 619-465-3474 or www.sandiego.gov/water/recreation/. Rental boat reservations: 619-668-2050 or ssmith@sandiego.gov.

SANTEE LAKES: Lake information: 619-596-3141 or www.santeelakes.com.

WOHLFORD: Lake information: 760-839-4346 or www.wohlfordlake.com.

DIXON: Lake information: 760-839-4680 or www.dixonlake.com.

POWAY: Lake information: 858-668-4772, tackle shop recording 858-486-1234, or www.poway.org.

JENNINGS: Information: 619-390-1300 or www.lakejennings.org.

MORENA: Information: 24-hour fishing update line 619-478-5473, ranger station 619-579-4101, or lakemorena.com.

CUYAMACA: Information: 760-765-0515 or www.lakecuyamaca.org.

HENSHAW: Information: 760-782-3501.

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