Southern CA Freshwater

Julian: Consistent trout limits at Lake Cuyamaca

Bass moving up, double-digit landed

BY BLAKE WARREN/WON Staff WriterPublished: Jun 06, 2019

JULIAN — Rods continue to bend frequently at Lake Cuyamaca on the heels of last week's monster 4,000-pound Memorial Day weekend stocking from Mt. Lassen and solid limits have been the norm for most anglers getting out, regardless of what kind of tactics they're choosing to employ. Bait, lures, shore, boat... it's all getting it done at the alpine watershed.

BASS ARE ON the move at Lake Cuyamaca and 15-year-old Rhiana Williams of Temecula made the catch of her young lifetime with this 11.5-pound largemouth taken on a 4-inch Yamasenko worm.

“Limits to the left, limits to the right,” said Ranger Butch Paddock. “Fish are coming out of all the favorite spots with people getting their limits in less than a couple hours, and the fish are of great quality. The largest I've heard of was a little over 10 pounds and there are lightning trout still coming out too. The water transfer is just about over, but Pump House Cove continues to be a favorite for a lot of anglers.”

Anglers fishing from the banks are doing as good, if not better than boaters, but everybody has been catching in recent days with a lot of rainbows holding tight to the shoreline still. Red and pink PowerBait continue to get bit well along with inflated 'crawlers, while natural-colored Trout Teasers, copper/red Thomas Buoyants and silver Kastmasters have been the top lure choices.

Shore anglers walking the banks in the early mornings and throwing trout imitations are connecting with a handful of quality largemouth, and jigs, creature baits and worms are also getting bit. Fifteen-year-old Rhiana Williams of Temecula was working a 4-inch Yamasenko worm when she stuck the catch of a lifetime, an 11.5-pound bucketmouth that she managed to successfully bring to the banks.

shoreanglersSHORE ANGLERS ARE doing as well if not better than boaters at Lake Cuyamaca with most of the trout hanging pretty close to the banks and preferring red and pink PowerBait or inflated ‘crawlers on Carolina rigs.

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