CAMPO — Once again, all species were biting this past week at Lake Morena, and whichever finned quarry anglers opted to target, success was almost a certainty.
“Rainbows are still being caught in the deeper waters,” said lake staffer Timothy McIlhenney, “and Paradise Cove was again active last week.”
Randy Wilson of Campo fooled an 8-pound rainbow using corn PowerBait, and Hisham Shibab of El Cajon nabbed a 5½ pounder. Donna and Dudley Baldeno of Descanso both limited out on trout totaling 14 pounds, 14 ounces while soaking green PowerBait.
Bassin’ has also been good, and a weekend local bass club tournament with 20 boats produced limits all around. Other anglers reported success while using nightcrawlers.
“Plenty of catfish are being fooled in the brush near the shorelines,” McIlhenney added. “The ‘dip’ near the boat dock is easily accessible and has produced cats that can’t escape to the brush.” Gil Gazman, Dan Pinal and John Capelouto combined their efforts for 30 pounds of kitties.
“The bluegill are popping up all around the shorelines for those using large mealworms on small hooks,” McIlhenney noted. “You may even catch a few while rigged for crappie.” And speaking of crappie, the bite remains wide open. The “dip” has also been a hot spot for the slabs, and most any crappie jig has been getting bit. Color doesn’t seem to matter.
THIS STRINGER OF CATFISH was the result of the angling efforts of Gil Gazman, Dan Pinal and John Capelouto last week at Lake Morena. Total stringer weight was 30 pounds.