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Numbers game for Lake Poway catfish

BY MIKE STEVENS/WON Staff WriterPublished: Aug 16, 2018

POWAY— While it is a lake with a history of kicking out some big ones, it’s been a numbers game at Lake Poway lately, and stringers are filling up relatively easily.

FIRST FISH FEVER — This 3-pound catfish pounced on a hunk of mackerel sent into Lake Poway’s Boulder Bay for Escondido first-time angler Cylas Holmes.

“Many anglers are catching limits, both from boats and from shore,” said Senior Park Ranger Mark Barca. “For boats, the best spots are the Log Boom and Boulder Bay, and shore anglers do well in Half Moon Bay and Hidden Bay.”

One catch of note was the 3-pound cat nabbed by 13-year-old Cylas Holmes. It was his first fish ever, and it ate the mackerel he sent out from a boat into Boulder Bay.

Night fishing will continue on Fridays and Saturdays until September 1. Boats can stay on the water until 11 p.m. and shoreline anglers can keep lines out until 11:30. Catfish were last stocked on August 10, and they are slated to get planted again on August 24, and that will be the last stock of the summer season.

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