Lake Jennings Fish Report

From Francine Thompson of the Helix Water District


Lake Jennings Weekly Catch and Release
November 18, 2013
Hello from your Lake Jennings!
Trout season couldn’t be off to a better start as anglers continue to catch limits of Sierra Bows from both shore and boat. No reports of Bass or Catfish this week.
Best Catfish Spots: Deeper waters and the buoyline at the tower
Best Catfish Bait: Mackerel, Chicken Liver, or Dough Bait
Best Bass Spots: Points in 25’ to 30’ of water along the weed line.
Best Bass Lures/Bait: Swimbaits, small Crawdads and drop shot Morning Dawn worms.
Best Wiper Spots: On the move in schools
Best Wiper Lures/Bait: Live Shiners, Chicken Liver and frozen Anchovies
Best Trout Spots: Hermit’s Cove and Cactus Patch
Best Trout Lures/Bait: Kastmasters, PowerBait, PowerWorms and Mini Jigs
Notables: Donald of El Cajon for the second week in a row caught a limit of Sierra Bow Trout with a total weight of 24.9 pounds, the largest one at 5.8 pounds using Kastmasters at Cactus Patch; Kevin Lee of San Diego, limit of Sierra Bows, total weight of 21 pounds with the largest one at 6.4 pounds using Nightcrawlers and Kastmasters at Hermit Cove; Austin Chang of San Diego, limit of Sierra Bow Trout using Nightcrawlers at Hermit Cove; Joel Murillo of Pacific Beach, limit of Sierra Bow Trout with the largest at 4.12 pounds using Nightcrawlers at Hermit Cove.
Prognosis: Lake Jennings will stock another 1,000 pounds of Sierra Bow Trout, and we will continue to plant trout up to 8 pounds. The water level is now being brought back up and this may draw the fish around the inlet (moving water) until the level is back up. “NEW”, Lake Jennings will stock Sierra Bow Trout up to 12 pounds throughout the season. Right now we are putting in 6-8 pounders until the water gets a bit cooler and then come the 10-12 pounders.
Water Temperature: 70 degrees and dropping
Note New Hours:
NOTE: The Campground Entrance Station will be open on Thanksgiving Day
from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM.
Firewood, Ice and Fishing Permits will be available at the Bait and Tackle Shop
from 5:45 AM to 4:15 PM.
Shore fishing below campground is available by purchasing permits at the campground Monday thru Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Fishing University Time: 10 AM EVERY Saturday at the Bait & Tackle Shop
Lake Jennings Campground now has WiFi at every campsite.
Lake Jennings Campground is open year round. Make your reservation online today at:
For more information about fishing at Lake Jennings,
contact Ranger David Acevedo (619) 962-8394
Plan your next outing at Lake Jennings – visit us online at
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Each trout stock will include 1 ¼ to 2 pound trout as the average and 10 percent of each stocking having TROPHY Trout in the 3-8 pound and 8-12 pound range. Two deliveries in the spring will include 500 pounds each of Lightning Trout.
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10/28/13 “Opening Week”
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Camp at Lake Jennings Park
Lake Jennings – 9535 Harritt Road, Lakeside, California
Take Lake Jennings Park Road north off of I-8, right on Harritt Road
Bring family and friends for a great time outdoors. Relax in the quiet, cool, restful, campground while enjoying the views of the lake and watching the wildlife—deer, owls, osprey, and even the occasional eagle. Take a walk along the nature trail and enjoy the wild flowers. Fish from the bank, launch your own boat, or rent a motor boat or paddle boat on weekends.
Campground Amenities:
? 98 – Full, partial, non-hookup, and tent sites available
? Pavilion available to all registered campers
? Pet friendly
? Free wi-fi accessible from sites
? Clean restrooms and showers
? Outdoor and indoor games, such as foosball, hillbilly golf, and horseshoes
? Fishing and picnic areas open year-round
? Catfish stocking will begin in late April
? Night fishing through Labor Day
For information and camping reservations, visit:
Contact us: 619.390-1623; Email:
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