Striped bass, or stripers, are not established in any large populations at any of the reservoirs in San Diego. But they are common in the Colorado River and California Aqueduct system where a lot of the water used to fill the reservoirs comes from.
Because of that, incidental catches of (sometimes large) striped bass are not entirely uncommon at some of the local reservoirs.
There are established populations of striped bass at some of the reservoirs just outside of San Diego County, notably Diamond Valley Lake and Lake Skinner, both of which are capable of producing large stripers. The Colorado River and Imperial Valley Canals also have plenty of striped bass, but they’re not nearly as large as the ones available at Diamond Valley and Skinner.
|Diamond Valley||34.77||April||2012||Nhan Doan|
|El Capitan||11.95||June||2014||Ted Becharas|