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Posted 07 March 2006 - 11:50 AM

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STOCKING SCHEDULE

Trout: The DFG plants Chollas, Lindo and Murray lakes this week. Dixon, Jennings, Miramar, Wohlford, each with 1,200 pounds. Poway gets 1,200 pounds of steelhead on Thursday.

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Barrett: Closed.
Chollas: Open daily to youngsters 15 and under. Stocked this week by the DFG with trout. San Diego Fly Fishers sponsors a Lend-A-Rod program on Sundays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and it includes free bait, tackle and fishing tips.

Cuyamaca: Good fishing for limits of trout totaling 5 to 7 pounds. Tom Swann, El Cajon, 5-8 trout, Power Bait, Lone Pine Tree. Dennis McCreight, Spring Valley, 4-0 rainbow trout, inflated night crawler with krill scent, Kitchen Cove. Luke Kimball, Harbison Canyon, 3-4 trout, Power Bait-night crawler combo, Pumphouse Cove. James Newell, Alpine, 3-4 trout, Power Bait, North Shore. A tagged trout contest continues. Call toll free (877) 581-9904 for more information. Open daily.

Diamond Valley Lake: Mike Giusti, associate fisheries biologist for the DFG, reports that some bass already have spawned here, but he added that the bulk of the spawn won't be until April. “We're already seeing 2-inch bass, so some of the bass have spawned,” he said. The optimum water temperature for the largemouth spawn is 60 to 65 degrees, Giusti said. The surface temperature gets up to 60 degrees during the day, but the temperature below the surface ranges from 56 to 59. Open daily.

Dixon: Big news here is that big bass are stirring. Smaller males moving into shallow water, and a husky 8-pounder was caught and released last week by Lester Albury. The spawn appears to be nearing. Water temperature is cool, though, at 58 degrees. Trout fishing remains steady for anglers using green and rainbow Power Bait and night crawlers. Open daily.

El Capitan: The 314 anglers checked reported 6 bass kept (456 released), 1 461 crappie, 43 channel catfish, 13 blue catfish, 1 bluegill and 1 carp. Chelsey McEntee, 8, Lakeside, 3.15 channel catfish, shiner. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Henshaw: Open daily.

Hodges: Closed. Opens sometime in April.

Jennings: Trollers continue to find good fishing for trout. Shoreline anglers on the Fishing Float also getting theirs. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Loveland: The 103 anglers checked reported 3 bass kept (63 released), 97 bluegill, 2 carp and 5 channel catfish. Bass in the 3-to 5-pound range and up to 7 pounds showing, according to Steve Parker of the Sweetwater Authority.

Miramar: The 253 anglers checked reported 25 bass kept (43 released), 333 rainbow trout. Joe Grenata, Miramar, and Tony Siracuse, Orange, 10 trout, 11.10 with a 1.35 by Siracuse, night crawlers, East End. John Milford, San Diego, 5 trout, 8.75 with a 2.75, green Power Bait, San Diego Arm. Kain Crawford, 11, San Carlos, 2.95 bass, night crawler, Fishing Float in Woodson Point. Open Saturday through Tuesday.

Morena: Very good trout fishing after recent plants of trout from the Mount Lassen Hatchery. Chris Albright, Crest, 8-8 rainbow trout and a 4-4 trout, Blue Fox lure trolled. Luis Gonzalez, Campo, 9-2 trout, Roostertail. Jason Sears, El Cajon, 8-4 trout, Power Bait. Supervising ranger Beryl Buchanan reports that several trout over 12 pounds were planted earlier in the season and “remain at large.” Bass fishing remains slow, but there are reports of a few caught on crawdads. Open daily.

Murray: Creel checks of 327 anglers showed 19 bass kept (88 released), 238 rainbow trout and 7 channel catfish. Launch ramp for private boats and fishing float closed due to low water. Rental boats available. Andrew Mulligin, 5, San Diego, 2.35 trout, Rapala, Trolling. Jacob Yeakey, 5, Spring Valley, 1.50 bass, night crawler, Alvarado Arm. Open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday for boating and fishing; open daily for shore fishing.

Otay, Lower: The 589 anglers checked reported 81 bass kept (391 bass released), 717 crappie, 25 bluegill and 13 channel catfish. Bob Lowery, Lakeside, 25 crappie, 28.15 with a 2.25, jigs, Harvey Arm. Open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Otay, Upper: The 44 anglers checked reported 31 bass caught and released. Open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Poway: Most consistent lake for big trout this winter continues to produce. Pete Deerman, San Diego, 4.5 trout, Power Bait, North Shore. Kevin Norling, Poway, 4.5 trout, jig, Hidden Bay. Bud DeMaris, Oceanside, 4.0 trout, Power Worm, middle of the lake. Chris Holgren, San Diego, 4.0 trout, jig, Fishing Pier. Jerry Brown, Clairemont, 4.0 trout, Power Worm, middle of the lake. Ernie Lastimado, Chula Vista, 3.5 and 3.25 trout, Power Bait, Half Moon Bay. Open Wednesday through Sunday.

Santee Lakes: Shoreline-fishing-only lakes have been the sleeper this spring for big bass. The latest was turned in by Mike Mamps, San Diego, 11-2 bass (released), Strike King bleeding tube bait, Lake 1 near the dock. Bass measured 26 inches long and sported a 19-inch girth. Dennis Wayne, El Cajon, 7-5 bass (released), crankbait, Lake 1. Very good trout fishing, too. Ed Conradt, San Diego, 6-12 trout, green Power Bait, Lake 4. Wesley Ashcraft, La Mesa, 6-4 trout, Kastmaster, Lake 3. Rick Ladderbush, Pacific Beach, 5-8 trout, green Power Bait and green Power Worm combo, Lake 3. Chris Huertas, San Diego, 4-8 trout, Power Bait, Lake 3. Open daily.

San Vicente: The 290 anglers checked reported 44 bass kept (654 released), 55 rainbow trout, 11 channel catfish, 2 bluegill, 2 redear sunfish, 1 crappie and 1 blue catfish. Brian Cummings, Ontario, 50-pound blue catfish (released) and a 17.50 channel catfish (kept), mackerel, Buoy Line. David Astorga, Golden Hills, 4.75 bass, shiner, Barona Cove. Open Thursday and Friday for fishing and water contact, Saturday and Sunday for fishing only.

Skinner: No quantity, but quality bite with an 11.9 channel catfish, an 8.7-pound largemouth bass and a 6.9-pound striped bass in the catch. Open daily.

Sutherland: The 185 anglers reported 8 bass kept (378 released), 17 crappie and 9 channel catfish. Justin Cooley, Ramona, 6.85 bass (released), 8-inch plastic worm. Charlie Cox, Poway, 5 bass, 10.55 with a 2.40, Roboworms (Aaron's Magic), Santa Ysabel Arm. Flor Abena, San Diego, 5 crappie, 7.45 with a 1.70, jigs, float-tubing. Opens Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Sweetwater: The 106 anglers checked reported 33 bass kept (58 released), 68 crappie. Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Wohlford: Very good trout fishing early, with limits caught in Boat Dock Cove, Willow Cove and along Senior Shoreline. Daniel Kunsman, Rancho Bernardo, 4-7 bass, shiner, South Shore Rockpile. Open daily.

Eastern Sierra: Lower waters open from Independence south. Cottonwood Creek, Diaz Lake, Independence Creek, Lone Pine Creek, Shepherd's Creek and Turtle Creek all planted by the DFG this week.

OCEAN FISHING

Pt. Loma Sportfishing, H&M Landing, Fisherman's Landing: 14 anglers, one three-quarter-day boat: 77 salmon grouper, 22 red snapper, 15 rockcod. 21 anglers, two half-day boats: 31 whitefish, 1 sand bass, 75 sculpin, 6 rockfish.

Seaforth: 12 anglers, one three-quarter-day boat: 60 red rock cod, 40 rockfish. 33 anglers, four half-day boats: 40 red rockcod, 67 rockfish, 14 whitefish, 1 sheephead, 30 mackerel.

East Cape: John Ireland at Rancho Leonero Resort reports warmer water moving into the area along with more life. Sardines, missing in action last year, have returned, and Ireland said that should get fishing action going. Small dorado along with bonito are showing, with the dorado popping in earlier than usual.

Cabo San Lucas: Larry Edwards at Cortez Charters reports decent striped marlin fishing, but boats continue to work hard to stay with the fish and follow the fickle currents. He and others are perplexed by the lack of pelagics – yellowfin tuna, dorado, etc. – mixed in with billfish. The Fish Cabo boats had 13 striped marlin released for seven fishing trips. The Gaviota Fleet had 46 striped marlin (39 of those released) in 43 fishing trips. The Gaviota X, with Captain Nicolas Winkler, 11 striped marlin, a mako shark, a dorado and a wahoo.
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