Browsing: Freshwater Fishing Reports
The Bass bite continues to be good. Hot spots: north, east and south lake 1, north lake 2, south and west side of lake 5. Frogs and swim baits are working well.
Bring the kids out and introduce them to fishing. Bluegill have been spotted near the rocks and docks. North lake 1 and south lake 4 are the best spots. Redworms work best.
The warmer temperature was supposed to help out the catfish and bass bite but the temps went a bit off the charts. With that said the red ears and red ear hybrids cooperated well for those who could tolerate the heat fishing mid-day. As expected, the bite did improve some for both the catfish and bass. The bass fishing was best early morning and after dark and the cat fishing was best after dark.
Bass can be found around structure and are hitting crawdads, shad raps, and dark colored plastics. Jeff Hodges of valley center caught and released a 7.35# Bass Saturday using a senko worm near the West Buoys. Bass fishing is at its best in the early mornings and late afternoons.
We saw a little improvement in trout fishing over the past weeks as several rainbows haved shown up in a few anglers’ creels. The largemouth bass continue to be found throughout the lake. Plenty of 1 and 2 pounders were reported. Trevor Townen of Poway had the catch of the week with an 8 lb 6 oz bass caught on a plastic worm in Horseshoe Cove.
Catfish have also continued to please anglers with many limits reported. Nightcrawlers are the best bet, but chicken livers are also producing well. Ray Holden Jr. and Sr., along with William Purefog of San Diego (pictured) clobbered the catfish with limits totaling 41 lbs 14 oz. They were fishing near the boulders at Cabin Cove.
The Catfish bite has been excellent especially in the recently stocked lakes 3 and 4. This past Thursday the Lakes hosted the summer’s first nightfishing event. Lakes 1 through 4 were open for fishing until 11:30 pm. 100 anglers with lanterns lined the banks of lakes 3 and 4 with a few trying their luck at lakes 1 and 2.