SAN DIEGO — Although we’re deeply mired in the throes of summer, amazingly enough, trout continue to bite at some of the San Diego-area lakes. Of course, bass and panfish also happen to be on the chew.
At Lake Morena, “the trout are still chomping,” according to Ranger Timothy Mcilhenney. Tom Bossard and his son, Tommy, landed 5 quality rainbows while fishing in Paradise Cove. “Like many others this past week, they found them up close to shore (mind the rocks) with various combinations of Powerbait and nightcrawlers.” Lewis and son, Johnny, were in the same area and nabbed several ‘bows using combinations of Power Eggs and Power Trout Worms. Kristopher Ludwig had the biggest ‘bow at 4.6 pounds.
Mcilhenney also made sure to add, “Both father/son groups managed a bass or 2, bluegill and catfish while casting for trout.”
Chris Scruggs of El Cajon said he found bass “all over” the lake using 10-inch worms, A rigs, watermelon Senkos and jerkbaits for his largemouth. His best area was around Cabin Cove. Sean Walker of San Diego hit the same spot for a total of 7 catch-and-release bass. He used spinnerbaits for those fish, and also used a nightcrawler for 8 catfish, 2 trout and 6 bluegill.
“The catfish bite was no mere nibble for many anglers this past week,” Mcilhenney said. “Two- to 5-pound whiskers were caught in every corner of the lake. Steve Greifzu of Campo fooled a couple of quality cats.
Bluegill anglers did well last week, but most of those fish were incidental catches. Slow-trollers plying the mid-lake area scored a few crappie, and carp continued to surprise those rigged for bass or catfish.
STEVE GREIFZU of Campo fooled a couple of quality cats.