Immediate Catch and Release
fish report for Oct. 19, 2014
Hello from your Lake Jennings!
One down and 4 to go, weeks that is, and then Lake Jennings will start the Trout Season with our largest stocking to date. There will be 4,000 pounds of rainbow trout planted consisting of Sierra Bows and Nebraska Tailwalkers which will range from 2 pound up to 12 pounds in size. PLEASE MAKE NOTE: Lake Jennings will be CLOSED FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14th and the Trout Season will start first thing Saturday morning, November 15th. Prizes will be given out to the 5 largest trout caught that day so put on some fresh line because “Fish Stories” don’t count. I suggest placing this date on your calendar; you don’t want to miss this day of fishing, lunch on us and some prizes for a little friendly competition, not a bad way to start the season. One more tip, arrive early to get your place in line. Permits MUST be purchased before going past the Bait & Tackle Shop. If you don’t have your permit you will have to go back in line, no money accepted in the field.
Moving on to this weekend’s report, the fishing was pretty good across the board, bass, cats and panfish, no trout yet for those arriving early (Watch the Weekly Report). The lake level has started dropping again so everything will be on the move for the next couple of months. Once the lake reaches its minimum drop (end of the month) it will start to fill up again and this may last until the end of the year.
Check out Facebook later this week for a Trout Stocking schedule and you can also sign up for the Weekly Fishermen’s News. Follow along this season to know what’s working and what’s not. Remember, we want you to catch fish.
PLEASE MAKE NOTE: Lake Jennings will be CLOSED FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14th and the Trout Season will start first thing Saturday morning, November 15th.
The campground continues to show improving trends and for those camping over the next few months, we will have Arts & Crafts on Saturday afternoons and Campfire with S’mores on Saturday evenings. All ages welcome. For those camping on Halloween, if you have little ones, we will have a Trick or Treat from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The campground is open year round but it’s now in the Long Term season (minimum 30 days) which will run until the end of March. Long Term stays are allowed year round but during the winter the Long Term stays for Full Hookup sites have priority. If you want to stay long term during the months of April through September you need to reserve as soon as possible because during those months it is first come first served whether you visit for 2 days or for months. Long term stays MUST be in a trailer, 5th wheel, RV or motorhome, no tents. If you have any questions call us at 619.390.1623 and we would be happy to assist.
Best Bass Spots: All along the banks
Best Bass Lures/Bait: Kreature Baits, Drop-shot, and Jerk Baits
Best Panfish Spots: Entrance to the coves
Best Panfish Lures/Bait: Mealworms and Wax Worms
Best Catfish Spots: All the coves with shade along the shoreline. Remember, all fish are on the move right now.
Best Catfish Bait: Mackerel, Chicken Liver, or Dough Bait
The “Catch of the Week” goes out to:
Stop by the Bait & Tackle Shop for a photo and report on YOUR catch. We always look forward to hearing from you.
The stocking ended for catfish but there are tons of cats waiting to be caught! After all, we did plant 10,000 pounds this season.
Lake Jennings Hours of Operation have changed for the next month.
Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 AM TO 6:30 PM
PLEASE MAKE NOTE: Lake Jennings will be CLOSED FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14th. Trout Season will start first thing Saturday morning, November 15th (4,000 pounds for Opener). Trout stocking schedule coming soon….
This Halloween registered campers can Trick or Treat by visiting sites that are marked for participation. Get a list at Check-In. There will also be story nights with S’mores and campfires on Saturday’s throughout the month of October!
If you’re interested in having a fishing tournament at Lake Jennings, email or call Ranger Dave at
David.Acevedo@HelixWater.org or 619.390.1623. Lake Jennings also has venue options for special events, company parties or reunions. Check out the Venue Rental options at http://www.lakejennings.org/news/venue-rental.htm or call 619.390.1623.
Water Temperature: 78 degrees
Note New Lake Hours:
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY
OPEN AT 6:30 AM
CLOSE AT 6:30 PM
The stocking ended for catfish, but there are tons of cats waiting to be caught! After all, we did plant 10,000 pounds this season.
Trout stocking schedule coming soon…
Sign up today at www.LakeJennings.org for the weekly “Fishermen’s News.”
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Bait & Tackle Shop every Saturday at 10 a.m.
For more info: Ranger Dave Acevedo (619) 962-8394
fishing at the campground
Fishing is available during Campground hours Monday through
Thursday by purchasing your Fishing Permit at the Check-In
Station. Access is limited to shore fishing below the campground.
Campground has WiFi at every campsite.
Lake Jennings Campground
is open year round. Make your reservation.
For more info: Ranger Dave Acevedo (619) 390-1623.
to the weekly Lake Jennings Catch and Release Report.