Lake Jennings Fish Report – 4/11/16


Have you seen the big news on our Facebook page? A new trout record was set on Saturday! David Corrales caught a 17.0 lbs. trout breaking our old trout record! He caught this trophy in Siesta Cove with a mini jig.

Lake Jennings Trout Lake Record

David Corrales caught this 17 pound rainbow trout on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 – establishing a new lake record at Lake Jennings

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  • Although the rain turned many anglers away, those who figured out mini jigs were the best tackle pulled limits and big trout out of the lake.

    Garlic-scented PowerBait and inflated nightcrawlers did hook some trout as well.

    Anglers are catching bass of all sizes from the campground shore- line during the week. Also, try Hermit Cove as 5 lb.+ bass was hooked using a Roboworm on Friday morning and released.

    No catfish were reported being caught this week. Catfish stocking schedule for summer will be coming out soon!

    • Paul Rusu got his limit within 45 minutes early on Saturday morning! He was fishing by boat near the Hermit Cove Buoy line. There’s even a lightning in the bunch!
    • The big catch of the week! David Corrales reeled in this 17.0 lbs. trout, which is now largest recorded trout caught at Lake Jennings! He was using a mini jig and fishing in Siesta Cove. He also pulled
    • a 10.5 lbs. trout from the same spot later in the day!
    • This impressive 12 lbs. Sierra Bow was caught by Solomon Sorn on Saturday! He was fishing off of Siesta Point with a brown mini jig.

    Best Trout Spots: Hermit Cove buoy line, Siesta Cove, Siesta Point

    Best Trout Lures/Bait: Salmon Egg or Garlic-Rainbow PowerBait, Mini jigs

    Best Bass Spots: Shadow Cove, Cloister Cove, campground shoreline

    Best Bass Lures/Bait: Drop-shot, jerk bait, Roboworms, Brush hog

    Best Catfish Spots: Hermit Cove Best Catfish Bait: Mackerel, Chicken Liver

    Best Panfish Spot: Half Moon Cove

    Best Panfish Lures/Bait: Nightcrawlers and mealworms

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    Lake Jennings

    Lake Jennings is an 85 acre lake in Lakeside, 26 miles east of downtown San Diego. This deep clearwater reservoir is known for producing big largemouth bass and blue catfish. Jennings also stocks rainbow trout frequently in the winter months, with fresh fish being stocked about every 2 weeks.

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