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For Immediate Catch and Release

Lake Jennings fish report for Nov. 30, 2014

Hello from your Lake Jennings!
I hope you all had a safe and Happy Thanksgiving and had a chance to visit the lake and campground.  Both had a nice attendance over the past week.  If you want to have a site at the campground next Thanksgiving or for that matter any upcoming holiday please make your reservation as soon as possible.  We had so many calls for an opening this past week and it’s no fun telling you all that we’re all booked.

Lake Jennings is quickly becoming the place to be and was recently voted on SDFish.com as the #2 best trout fishing lake in the county.  The best bite without a doubt was fishing for the trout.  The Sierra Bows and Nebraska Tailwalkers are working out just as planned, providing a good opportunity to land a nice trout from both shore and boat.  Don’t forget that if you catch a tagged trout bring it to the Bait & Tackle shop, Turner’s Outdoorsman is giving out some real nice prizes for the trout season.  Line up early whether you’re coming out on Friday, Saturday or Sunday and watch for the extended days of operation during the holiday breaks.  If you want to target the trout in the coves you need to be here at opening or the end of the day fishing with mini jigs.  For those who enjoy it a bit more relaxed, the bite does continue throughout the day and we’re happy to share some quick pointers with you but we need to keep the lines moving so I recommend attending the Saturday Fishing University at 10:00 am which is held outside the Bait & Tackle shop.  There we can give you the time you need for a hands on class and answer all your questions.  Another way to get information is to sign up for the weekly Fishermen’s News since some of you may be reading this online or at one of the local Bait & Tackle shops.

Bass fishing is a close second with a very good bite.  Your best bet is to work your way around the lake and during this time of year try using a quality swimbait for the larger bass or a drop shot for those a bit smaller.  Keep in mind that you might pick up a catfish or redear which seem to be looking for anything they can get.

Next are the Redears, also providing a real good bite during the last few hours the lake is open.  I’ve seen several being caught in the 1 to 1 ½ pound range.

Last are the catfish which are working hard for bite to eat so no matter what your fishing for you may end up with an aggressive cat to add to the mix.  All in all, don’t miss out on the hot bite that’s going on this time of year.

Please stop by the Bait & Tackle Shop and report your catch, and if you need some fishing advice ask a friendly ranger.

Check out the Trout Stocking Schedule online with the Fishermen’s News or sign up for the weekly “Fishermen’s News” so you don’t miss out on any surprises like Lightning Trout, they may show up but if you’re not following you’ll just be reading about it after they’re gone. This is also a great way to stay up to date on what’s working and what’s not; we want you to catch fish!

If you have any questions or for more information check out the links below or call at 619.390.1623 and we would be happy to assist.

Best Bass Spots: All along the banks
Best Bass Lures/Bait: Swimbaits, Drop-shot, shiners, crawdads – you name it

Best Trout Spots: Cactus Patch, Half Moon Cove
Best Trout Lures/Bait: Nightcrawlers, PowerBait, PowerWorms and Mini Jigs

Best Panfish Spots: Entrance to the coves
Best Panfish Lures/Bait: Mealworms and Nightcrawlers

Best Catfish Spots: All the coves
Best Catfish Bait:  Mackerel, Chicken Liver, or Dough Bait

The “Catch of the Week” goes out to:

Jose Castro of San Diego landed a nice 8 pound Nebraska Tailwalker using a Chrome and Blue Kastmaster.  Jose also caught a Sierra Bow using a White Mini Jig with a White Curly Tail.  All trout came from Cloister Cove.

Alfred Shammas of El Cajon caught a nice Sierra Bow using the same style White Mini Jig at Cloister Cove.

Greg Melcher of Jamul pulled in a trout limit with a total weight of 23 pounds.  Way to go Greg, that’s a catch to be proud of.  Greg was caught a mix of Sierra Bows and Nebraska Tailwalkers using Chartreuse PowerBait fishing at Shadow Cove.

David Acevedo Jr., a 13- year-old from Rancho San Diego, caught a nice 7 ½ pound Sierra Bow using a Roostertail fishing Siesta Point.

Gary Nicholas and James Grugy of Lemon Grove both had trout limits of Sierra Bows and Nebraska Tailwalkers with a total weight of 27 pounds.  These two were using PowerBait fishing at Shadow Cove.

Jonathan Rodriguez of San Diego caught a trout limit with the largest one a Nebraska Tailwalker weighing in at 8 pounds 8 ounces.  Jonathan was using a Nightcrawler fishing at Cactus Patch.

Timothy Sokamnouy
,  a 13 year old from San Diego caught an 8 pound Nebraska Tailwalker using a Green and White Mini Jig fishing back at Hermit Cove.

Matt of El Cajon caught nice Sierra Bow using a worm with garlic PowerBait fishing at Half Moon Cove.

Bud Murray with his grandkids caught 3 Sierra Bow and 1 Nebraska Tailwalker with a total weight of 6 pounds using Nightcrawlers fishing at Cactus Patch buoyline.

Jim Lepisto of Mission Beach caught a lucky 2 pound “Tagged” Nebraska Tailwalker using a Roostertail fishing at Hermit Cove buoyline.

Stop by the Bait & Tackle Shop for a photo and report on YOUR catch.  We always look forward to hearing from you.

What’s New:
Lake Jennings has so far stocked 5,000 pounds of Nebraska Tailwalkers and Sierra Bows just in the last couple of weeks.  Get ready for 1,200 pounds of Nebraska Tailwalkers coming in the week of December 3rd giving a total of 6,200 pounds.  Not too bad for 3 weeks of Trout Season and lots more to come.

Mark your calendars, Kid’s Day is coming back to Lake Jennings and will be held on Saturday, January 3rd.  Watch for more details as we get closer.

Every Saturday for the month of December there are Arts & Crafts in the afternoon and a campfire, storytelling and S’mores in the evening for all you campers to enjoy please don’t be shy and come join in.  We love to make new friends.

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:  66 degrees

Note New Lake Hours:
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY
OPEN AT 6:00 AM
CLOSE AT 5:00 PM

Trout Stocking 2014

Date

Trout Type

Pounds

Total for Season

November 12

Nebraska Tailwalkers

2,400

2,400

November 12

Sierra Bows

1,600

4,000

November 25

Sierra Bows

1,000

5,000

December 3

Nebraska Tailwalkers

1,200

6,200

December 17

Nebraska Tailwalkers

1,200

7,400

December 29

Nebraska Tailwalkers

2,400

9,800

December 30

Sierra Bows

1,400

11,200

Trout Stocking 2015

Date

Trout Type

Pounds

Total for Season

January 14

Nebraska Tailwalkers

1,200

12,400

January 28

Sierra Bows

1,000

13,400

February 4

Sierra Bows

1,000

14,400

February 18

Nebraska Tailwalkers

1,200

15,600

March 4

Sierra Bows

1,000

16,600

March 18

Sierra Bows

1,000

17,600

March 25

Nebraska Tailwalkers

1,200

18,800

April 1

Sierra Bows

1,000

19,800

April 15

Nebraska Tailwalkers

1,200

21,00

April 22

Sierra Bows

1,000

22,000

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Fishing University
Bait & Tackle Shop every Saturday at 10 a.m.
For more info: Ranger Dave Acevedo (619) 962-8394

Shore 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.


Lake Jennings 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.
Email:  David.Acevedo@HelixWater.org

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Lake Jennings is on Harritt Road in Lakeside, California (619) 443-2510