Lake Records

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    Below is a list of the lake records for each species of fish found in San Diego.

    Please note that Barrett and Upper Otay do not have official records because they are catch and release only.

    Ramona, Sweetwater, and Loveland do not have official lake records because there is no lake staff or scales at the lakes.

    FishLakePoundsMonthYearAngler
    Black CrappieCuyamaca2.50  
    Black CrappieDiamond Valley3.47  Jesse Mena
    Black CrappieDixon2.5625March2014Tasi Tautala
    Black CrappieEl Capitan3.75March1987
    Black CrappieHodges3.50April1987
    Black CrappieLower Otay3.37February1992
    Black CrappieMiramar2.18April1990
    Black CrappieMorena2.00  Rex Simpson
    Black CrappieMurray3.00April1995
    Black CrappieSan Vicente3.68March1970
    Black CrappieSkinner2.81April1998Randle Waters
    Black CrappieSutherland3.25March2002
    Black CrappieWohlford3.50April1982Delbert Carter
    Black CrappieWohlford3.50February2016Randy Eddo
    Blue CatfishDiamond Valley56.80March2012Richard Stilliter
    Blue CatfishEl Capitan50.85April2015Marrow Kimble
    Blue CatfishHodges36.6March2015Don Gibson
    Blue CatfishJennings71.3June2014Bob Bowden
    Blue CatfishLower Otay102.9October2016Noy Vilanysane
    Blue CatfishMiramar49.10January2011Greg Pshsnychniak
    Blue CatfishMorena31.44  Kenny Barnwell
    Blue CatfishMurray33.95January2005
    Blue CatfishPoway44.50 July2017Ryan Hopkins
    Blue CatfishSan Vicente113.40July2008Steve Oudomsouk
    Blue CatfishSantee Lakes39.25  
    Blue CatfishSkinner32.60October1991Jim Cusick
    Blue CatfishSutherland53.80September1997
    Blue CatfishWohlford49.30November2014Paul Voytko
    BluegillCuyamaca1.375  
    BluegillDixon2.25November2011Johnny Kaczmarek
    BluegillEl Capitan1.56June1992
    BluegillHodges2.5June1999
    BluegillLower Otay3.5July1991
    BluegillMiramar2.12May1999
    BluegillMorena1.5625  Clarie Bacon
    BluegillMurray2.15August2001
    BluegillPoway2.5 2002Deadre McCullough
    BluegillSan Vicente3.2December2000
    BluegillSantee Lakes2.5  
    BluegillSkinner2.1January2000Melissa Green
    BluegillSutherland2.7April1997
    BluegillWohlford1.25May1983Donna Bartels
    Bullhead (Brown)El Capitan1.87April1965
    Bullhead (Black)Hodges3.25March1986
    Bullhead (Brown)Lower Otay3.25July1982
    Bullhead (Yellow)Miramar1.62July1994
    Bullhead (Yellow)Murray0.93January1991
    Bullhead (Yellow)San Vicente2.75March1979
    Bullhead (Brown)Sutherland2.43April1980
    CarpEl Capitan18April1977
    CarpHodges33.06April1986
    CarpLower Otay25.00June1984
    CarpMiramar24.90June2001
    CarpMorena13.00  
    CarpMurray20.25June1992
    CarpSan Vicente42.00March1982
    CarpSantee Lakes40.00  
    CarpSutherland30.00May1998
    Channel CatfishCuyamaca28.3125November1998George Noctha
    Channel CatfishDixon28.75January2010Paul Cannon
    Channel CatfishEl Capitan20.37August1974 
    Channel CatfishHodges35April1977 
    Channel CatfishLower Otay33.43July1983 
    Channel CatfishMiramar31.4December2006 
    Channel CatfishMurray33.9September2005 
    Channel CatfishPoway28 1981Richard Kolas
    Channel CatfishSan Vicente41.65September2004 
    Channel CatfishSutherland24October1994 
    Channel CatfishWohlford27November2007Jack Soup
    Green SunfishEl Capitan1March1966 
    Green SunfishHodges1.25July1977 
    Green SunfishLower Otay0.50June1977 
    Green SunfishSan Vicente1.06August1965 
    Largemouth BassChollas15.5 1976Kevin Crutcher
    Largemouth BassCuyamaca14.1875March1996Jeff Phillips
    Largemouth BassDiamond Valley14.85November2003John Krumsiek
    Largemouth BassDixon21.7May2003Jed Dickerson
    Largemouth BassEl Capitan15.31July1975Mark Torbet
    Largemouth BassHodges20.25May1985Gene Dupras
    Largemouth BassJennings16.58March1986Jim Baker 
    Largemouth BassLower Otay18.75March1980Bob Eberly
    Largemouth BassMiramar20.93June1973Dave Zimmerleee
    Largemouth BassMorena19.19February1987Arden Hanline
    Largemouth BassMurray18.55December2000Roger Horton
    Largemouth BassPoway17.5 1984Mike Lanza
    Largemouth BassSan Vicente18.75February1981James Steurgeon
    Largemouth BassSantee Lakes13.5   
    Largemouth BassSkinner16.125March2015Ryan Block
    Largemouth BassSutherland16.125April1989Mary Delaney
    Largemouth BassVail17.75February1986Jack Tarrant
    Largemouth BassWohlford19.1875February1986Steve Beasley
    Rainbow TroutCuyamaca17.5March2015Lukasz Szczedanek
    Rainbow TroutDiamond Valley15.45March2009Andrew Aralos
    Rainbow TroutDixon16.82January2017Don Stephenson
    Rainbow TroutMiramar15.5   
    Rainbow TroutMorena14.75March2011Brad Voigt
    Rainbow TroutMorena14.75  Charlie Bievins
    Rainbow TroutMurray12  
    Rainbow TroutPoway17.875 1999
    Rainbow TroutSan Vicente15.35December1999
    Rainbow TroutSantee Lakes16.5625  
    Rainbow TroutSkinner10.2December1987Dan Newman
    Rainbow TroutWohlford16.25January1999Alan Vietor
    Redear SunfishDiamond Valley4.72March2015Jesse Mena
    Redear SunfishEl Capitan1.25May1984
    Redear SunfishLower Otay1.8June1998
    Redear SunfishMiramar2.05February2002
    Redear SunfishMurray4.15March2017Teresa Gardner
    Redear SunfishPoway2.25 2006Zack Greim
    Redear SunfishSan Vicente3.7April2002
    Redear SunfishSkinner3.59March2014Jonathan Wdowiak
    Redear SunfishSutherland3.3April1999
    Striped BassDiamond Valley34.77April2012Nhan Doan
    Striped BassDixon24.00December2012Mac Weakley
    Striped BassEl Capitan11.95June2014Ted Becharas
    Striped BassSkinner39.50 1993
    SturgeonCuyamaca62"November2014Kameron Kane
    White CatfishLower Otay7.75February1983
    White CatfishSan Vicente7.18January1974
    White CrappieEl Capitan2.43March1971
    White CrappieLower Otay2.18April1976
    Wiper (hybrid)Jennings8.125February2016Robert Daoud
    Rainbow TroutJennings17April2016David Corrales