Lake Morena Fish Report – 3/20/17


Lake Morena has come up 24′ feet since December 7th due to all of the rain this winter. Jess Ranch stocked 1,000 pounds of rainbow trout last week.

Catfish: The catfish bite has slowed but a few were taken on mackerel this week. The best spots remain Paradise Cove and Geezer Cove. Mackerel, bonito, chicken liver and stinkbait are the best choices for bait.

Trout: The trout bite has really picked up. A few 5 lb. trout were caught on Powerbait and Kastmasters, but trolling is the way to go. Bradley Voigt caught 20+ lbs. of trout during his stay with the biggest at 5 lbs. Dale Sommer caught a 5 pounder also, fishing by the aerator. Hill Cove, Pumphouse Cove, and the T-Dock are the best spots.

Bass: The bass bite is still slow, but anglers are still having some luck with swimbaits.

Panfish/Carp: No reports of crappie, bluegill or carp being caught this week.

Lake Morena County Park is located at 2550 Lake Morena Drive, Campo, CA 91906. The lake is open 6:00 a.m. to 6:30pm.

The current water temperature is 51 degrees.

No live baitfish or crayfish. Boat launch is closed. All vessels must pass a Quagga Inspection and pay a $5 launch fee. State fishing license is required.

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Lake Morena

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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