The 115 anglers checked at Lake Hodges last week reported catching 48 bass to 7.17 pounds, 83 crappie and 1 channel catfish. The crappie bite is definitely the story, with plenty of good sized black crappie available.
The water temperature is reported at 62 degrees. The launch ramp conditions are listed as "good/fair" but boaters should use caution when launching. The lake's water level is 23.22 feet below spill, less than 2 feet higher than the minimum required for the ramp to be operational.
Hodges is open on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule for fishing. The concession is currently closed, so no boat rentals or bait are available.