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What is your favorite lake?

Discussion in 'Freshwater' started by Kellen, Dec 13, 2015.

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What is your favorite lake in San Diego County?

  1. Barrett

  2. Cuyamaca

  3. Dixon

  4. El Capitan

  5. Henshaw

  6. Hodges

  7. Jennings

  8. Loveland

  9. Lower Otay

  10. Miramar

  11. Morena

  12. Murray

  13. Poway

  14. Ramona

  15. San Vicente

  16. Santee Lakes

  17. Sutherland

  18. Sweetwater

  19. Upper Otay

  20. Wohlford

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  1. Kellen

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    Feel free to define "favorite" any way that you please. They're listed in alphabetical order. This is a sticky, so feel free to change your vote at any point. Just trying to gauge what the most popular lakes are.
     
  2. Linebig

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    I am saying otay only from San V being closed. I say Oaty from how versatile it is. Its not a one trick pony lake like many of the others. You can fish deep, shallow, tulles edges, flip deep into the tulles. Its not over run with Quagga like others. So much is available to you there. It is also very consistent throughout the year. If you found a bite it sticks around a while. At Cap it could be gone the next day and never to return. So, otay is my #1
     
  3. bassgalrascal

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    Where ever the fish are biting.;)

    Seriously, as conditions and water levels change, so does my idea of what my favorite fishing lake is. When the water was up back in the 90s, I loved to go to Morena. I also have picked Cuyamaca as a favorite, as well as Hodges and Sutherland.
     
  4. Linebig

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    Thats why I like Otay. It does not matter where the water level is. The lake fishes great at any level. I remember way back, way back you could walk the entire lake it was so low!! Think about that.. Not sure how many people remember that it was that low. There was 5 to 10 yards of rocks and dirt before you ever hit the tulles that were high and dry. Do I have a perfect water that I love, oh yes. And it will be there soon.
     
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    Why is there a asterik on Miramar?
     
  6. Rude Baits

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    Well, it was DVL but I haven't been there in a hot minute. Bummer about the low water level and the launch ramp. I'm glad they approved an extension. I know its not in San Diego county, but it did have its own category on this forum for a minute. Barrett? Does that count? Haha. Otay is up there for nostalgic purposes and the things Linebig mentioned.
     
  7. Kellen

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    That notes which you voted for...
     
  8. STiCKY

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    Man what a tough question. I voted for Murray because I just loved this place from the start. I really learned to hone my T-rig skills here as a kid. Caught some nice bass here and saw some real hogs when I worked here. I think for an urban lake its got real potential for anglers of any skill level. And basically the whole lake is accessible by shore or boat.

    I almost voted for Loveland and Hodges as well. Loveland is just a great place to hike and try your hand at some frisky bass, had some good days out there with reaction baits and worms. Hodges is very similar IMO and also boast one of my PB LMB.
     
  9. SPUDFISH63

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    Me and another Angler come from Menifee and Temecula to meet some of our fishing buddies, so my vote is based upon easibility. Miramar just because it is such a fun lake. Also Lake Hodges because the LMB are pretty aggressive there.
     
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    My favorite lake is the one I'm all alone on with a wide open bite of big *** bass.
    Other then that Murray
     
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    Sutherland, though often it does not love me back.
     
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    Now that V is back and running it took top billing away from Otay for me.. :)
     
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    El cap for me. It's just personal. Cut my teeth on that lake, and have fished it regardless for years. Second would be Barrett. Beyond the hype, I just love that it has the Northern strain. Always a great vibe there too. San V, Murray, Loveland (when it was full), and last but not least. Upper Otay. One of the most epic years up there back in the day.
     
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    Hodges only because I have so many memories of catching decent size bass to 9lbers from shore back in the eighthies when the water flowed over the dam, I'm hoping it can return to those days with all these rains, come spring.
     
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    I wonder if DVL would get votes if it got included? It's not part of SD county but just curious.
     
  16. Rude Baits

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    Absolutely! Check my post above. I voted Barrett by default, but DVL is my favorite no question.
     
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    While I fish Murray a lot(like that was a secret..ha ha) largely because it is only about a mile and a half from my house, I would have to vote Lower Otay as my favorite all around lake to fish.
     
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    For me it is Sutherland. Grew up there, honed my skills there and it was in many ways a launching pad for much of my life.
     
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