El Cajon’s Brian, Daniel and Grace Martin teamed with Chris Flor to catch 15 catfish totaling 60 pounds, using mackerel. (LAKE JENNINGS)
Southern California had a scorching weekend with temperatures soaring around 100 degrees. Lake Jennings (lakejennings.org) has the perfect remedy to beat the late-summer heat in and around San Diego: night fishing!
Here’s the report from the lake’s Francine Thompson:
As we do our best to cope with September’s heat, remember that the evenings cool down, and what better thing to do
than fish? The night fishing continues for the rest of September, but the number of channel cats stocked combined
with our existing population will last year round. On top of that, historically the catfishing steps up a level in
September, and that’s one of the biggest reasons for the extended night fishing season. Many of you over the past
several years comment on how good the catfishing starts to get just when the season ends, so here’s your opportunity
to come out and get ‘em. Lake Jennings has one more stocking for this season that will occur mid-month. Please
remember, Lanterns are required to be at the lake after dark, and Night Fishing is only on Fridays and Saturdays.
The redear and bluegill continue to produce high numbers if you can tolerate the heat. Fish for bit, take a break and
grab a bite to eat and plenty of water, and then go back out. Your permit is good from open to close. Not every place
around the lake will produce high numbers, and you will need to work for them. Check out the information provided
below for some tips.
The bass bite continues to be fair throughout the day but has had very good improvement during the evening. Night
fishing is not just for catfish. The lake water level will drop more over the next month and with the drop everything is
on the move, bait and fish.
Keep on the lookout for the announcement of the change to the upcoming trout season. Hopefully you will be as
excited as we are!!
Lake Jennings Campground continues to draw in campers from all over and if you haven’t made your reservation yet
don’t wait any longer. If you like to have your camping experience a bit less occupied then come out during the week
from Sunday through Thursday. The next long-term (minimum 30 days) reservations start in October so make plans
soon because we will sell out for the next six months.
For more updates and/or to post comments, visit www.LakeJennings.org and “Like Us” on Facebook or go to
Facebook.com and search “Lake Jennings Recreation.” Other option are to visit the Lake Jennings website, check out
the Lake Jennings Bulletins at the lake and campground or you can sign up for the Weekly Report and have
information sent right to your email.