Another double-digit bass headlines action from Morena


Lake Conditions: Surface temperature is 60 Fahrenheit. The water visibility is about 2 to 4 ft., Lake Gauge is at 83.53.

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  • Trout – Trout are still being caught, mostly between the rental boat dock and the courtesy dock. Jason Blake from Campo caught himself a nice 8lb 8oz rainbow as well as two others at about 1.5oz on powerbait. Recommended baits would be Powerbait, Rapala Countdowns, Kastmasters, Thomas Buoyants or night crawlers.

    Bass – Austin Holmgren pulled in another nice double digit bass this week at 10lbs even. He did release this one successfully as well. Andrew Louder from El Cajon got a 7lb 12oz bass from the shore near the boat dock. Your best bet is plastic worms, swim baits, rattle traps, drop shots, or jigs.

    Catfish – Several reports and limits of catfish this week.. Good choice of baits would be mackerel, bonito or chicken liver.

    Bluegill & Crappie – No reports this week. Your best bet for baits is crappie jigs, small crank baits, or mealworms.

    CarpCarp can always be seen feeding on the rocks and barely submerged up on the shoreline so if that’s what you’re going for should be no problem. Look for shallow areas where they would possibly be hanging out.

    Boat Launch conditions: Private boat launch is closed until further notice.

    The speed limit on land and water is 10 mph. Before launch all boats will be inspected for Quagga. Boats must be CLEAN and DRY. If you do not pass inspection you will not be able to launch for that day. The launch fees are $5.00 per day. Motorboats, kayaks, canoes, float tubes and sailboards must pay fee.

    The lake is open daily for fishing and boating. Park hours for fishing and day use are from sunrise to sunset. No swimming at Lake Morena Park. Motorboats and rowboats are available for rent 7 days a week. Motorboats rent for $30 M-F and $50 S-S. No reservations taken on boats. Fishing permits M-F for Adults $5.00, Youth age 10 to 15 $2.00, Seniors 62+ $3.00. Weekends and Holidays for Adults $7.00, Youth $3.00, Seniors $5.00.

    For daily fishing updates, call Lake Morena’s recorded fishing line at (619) 478:5473.

    Camping Reservations may be made by calling 858:565:3600

    South Shore Campground: Reservations are recommended for camping at the main campground on the South Shore. This campground offers partial hook up sites (water and electric), as well as several developed sites. The main restroom offers hot showers and flush toilets, and is handicapped accessible. Lake Morena dump station is currently:OPEN.

    North Shore Primitive Campground: This campground is closed until further notice

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    Lake Morena is located about 1 hour east of downtown San Diego in Campo, CA. It is open for fishing 7 days per week and features a popular campground on the lake's shoreline.

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