San Diego Area Lakes, May 25 Report

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Only Lake Cuyamaca is still being stocked with private trout, and its most recent plant was 1,200 pounds two weeks ago, with DFW fish this week, and another private load next week. DFW trout are also slated for this week in Doane Pond and Morena Reservoir.
FISHING UPDATE: While the bass action remains fair to good at most waters in the region, the bluegill bites are good throughout the region. Lower Otay Reservoir is still a hotspot with anglers post 25-fish limits for the fourth week in a row. Many topping a pound. Also good bluegill bites at Barrett, San Vicente, Murray, and Jennings. Bass remain good at Barrett Lake, but the numbers are half of what they were last week. The bass continue to show on just about everything, from topwater to deep jigs and plastics. Morena, Lower Otay, El Capitan, 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 (both getting DFW trout plants this week). Jennings is also pretty fair. Most of the bites are in deeper water as the surface temperatures warm up. Murray produced three giant carp to 30.5 pounds on dough bait.
FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs. At Barrett, 278 anglers reported 3,841 bass and 410 bluegill. At Miramar, 18 anglers reported 23 bass and six bluegill to a pound. At Lower Otay, 86 anglers checked reported 249 bass to 5.6 pounds, one channel catfish, and 470 bluegill to 1.84 pounds, At San Vicente, 27 anglers reported 96 bass and 57 bluegill. At Sutherland, 20 anglers reported 14 bass, two bluegill, and one carp.
NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Lake Murray, one angler landed three carp at 18, 21, and 30.5 pounds on dough bait.
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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