San Diego Area Lakes, May 11 Report

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Only Lake Cuyamaca is still being stocked with private trout, and its most recent plant was 1,200 pounds this week and another stocked will go in May 30. DFW trout are slated to go in this week at Cuyamaca Lake, Doane Pond, and Morena Reservoir.

FISHING UPDATE: While the bass action remains fair to good at most waters in the region, the big news is the wide open bluegill bite at Lower Otay Reservoir where over 500 bluegill were again reported for the second week in a row. Also pretty decent bluegill bites at San Vicente, Murray, Jennings, and Sutherland, with good catches reported at all four. Bass were wide open for the Barrett Lake opener this past weekend with anglers averaging 23 bass each. They were reported on just about everything, from topwater to deep jigs and plastics. Lower Otay and San Vicente also remain pretty good on bass, mostly on plastics and reaction baits. Trout season is winding down, but there continues to be some good action at Cuyamaca and Morena. Jennings is also pretty fair. Most of the bites are in deeper water as the surface temperatures warm up.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At Barrett, 334 anglers reported 7,896 bass and 40 crappie. At El Capitan, 35 anglers reported 85 bass. At Hodges, 26 anglers reported seven bass and 22 bluegill. At Miramar, nine anglers reported 16 bass to four pounds and seven bluegill to a pound. At Lower Otay, 78 anglers reported 220 bass to 5.8 pounds and 541 bluegill. At San Vicente, 26 anglers report 75 bass to nearly four pounds.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At San Vicente, Anthony Noy, San Diego, had a stringer of 25 bluegill that weighed 36 pounds, including one at 2.8 pounds, all on nightcrawlers. At Jennings, Dakota Landry and Ethan Daffern, both Rancho Penasquitos, landed 28 bluegill to 1-4 on meal worms off Eagle Point. At Murray, Vince Farace, San Carlos, had an 8.49-pound bass on a drop-shot plastic.

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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