Lake Jennings Fish Report – 5/16/17

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  • Catfish: Catfish are biting on nightcrawlers and chicken liver in Cloister Cove. The first catfish stocking is next week with 2,000 pounds. The bait shop is now stocking Bite-ON’s Catfish Mack Baits. These pre-cut mackerel chunks are marinated in a Cajun formula for extra stink. Catfish love it!

    Bass: Bass are biting along the campground shoreline on plastic worms with red flakes.

    Panfish: Anglers are landing panfish in Hermit Cove and Half Moon Cove with Wax Worms.


    Catfish Opener will be May 26-28 with night fishing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6 a.m. – midnight! 2,000 lbs. of catfish will be stocked for this event. A full- sized lantern is required after 8 p.m. Rental boats available on a first come, first served basis.

    The lake will be open on Memorial Day from 6:00 a.m.– 7:30 p.m.

    Night Fishing will be every Friday and Saturday night beginning Memorial Day Weekend until Labor Day. A full-sized lantern is required after 8 p.m.

    Tips and Tricks

    • Best Trout Spots: Dam buoy line
    • Best Trout Lures/Bait: Powerbait, nightcrawlers
    • Best Bass Spots: Campground shoreline, Cactus Patch
    • Best Bass Lures/Bait: Plastic worms
    • Best Catfish Spots: Cloister Cove, Half Moon Cove
    • Best Catfish Bait: Night crawlers
    • Best Panfish Spot: Half Moon Cove
    • Best Panfish Lures/Bait: Wax worms and nightcrawlers
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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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