San Diego Area Lakes, Sept. 7 Report

NEWS/STOCKING UPDATES: Most recent catfish plant was last week at Lake Jennings. No other catfish plants scheduled at this lake or any others for the season. At Wohlford, the lake/park will close weekdays. That began this week, but it will remain open on weekends beginning. It will re-open for weekday use in December with the opening of trout season.

FISHING UPDATE: The bluegill and redear action remains fair at Otay, Murray, and Hodges. Most are hand-sized, weighing less than a half-pound, but some bigger. Also still slow to fair action on bluegill at Barrett, San Vicente, El Capitan, and Jennings. The bass action remains fair to good at most waters in the region. Lower Otay has been good, especially on topwater baits. Morena, El Capitan, San Vicente, and Hodges also remain fair to good on bass, with topwater action most mornings and evenings, but still mostly on plastics and reaction baits. Trout are slow at Cuyamaca, except for the occasional fish from deep water. Catfish season is in full swing at most waters with some good catches being reported at all the lakes for anglers targeting the cats.

FISH COUNTS: The San Diego City Lakes staff usually conducts counts each week at its reservoirs, but they were not available this week.

NOTEABLE CATCHES: At Murray, Avel and George Ocampo, both San Diego, had a 6.5-pound bass, a 5.8-pound catfish, and a basket of eight bluegill with the total 10-fish stringer weight of nearly 30 pounds.

BARRETT: Weekly fish counts: 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: Weekly fish counts: 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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