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Lake Jennings fish report for Sept. 21, 2014

Hello from your Lake Jennings!
What a great weekend, the temps were just right especially after the crazy weather we’ve had over the past couple of weeks.  Several catfish were caught for those targeting them with the night time being your best bet.  Remember, only one weekend left for the Night Fishing season and then it’s back to the sunrise to sunset schedule for the lake hours of operation.  There will be one more stocking of 1,000 pounds of Channel Catfish this coming week so come on out and enjoy fishing like no other.  Lanterns are required to fish after dark.

The Redear and Bluegill are still very active and the bass bite continues to improve especially if you were using shiners this past weekend.  Remember, as long as the water levels keep changing everything will be on the move.

Trout season opener this year will be Saturday, November 15th, 2014.  Watch for details on upcoming reports.

Lake Jennings Campground continues to draw in campers from all over and if you haven’t made your reservation yet don’t wait too long.  If you like to have your camping experience a bit less occupied than come out during the week from Sunday through Thursday.  The next Long Term (minimum 30 days) reservations start in October so make plans soon because we will sell out for the next 6 months.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Hugh Marx will take place on Saturday, October 4th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Alpine Community Center, located at 1830 Alpine Blvd. in Alpine, CA.

Friends are encouraged to attend, wear their favorite fishing attire and share stories about Hugh, his life and his love of fishing.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged for the San Diego Humane Society or any charity that promotes fishing.

Best Bass Spots: All along the banks.
Best Bass Lures/Bait: Kreature Baits, drop-shot, jerk baits and live shiners.

Best Panfish Spots: All the coves.
Best Panfish Lures/Bait: Mealworms and Wax Worms.

Best Catfish Spots: Bird Trees and the Fishing Float; remember everything is on the move with the water levels changing.
Best Catfish Bait:  Mackerel, Chicken Liver, or Dough Bait

The “Catch of the Week” goes out to:

Sentry Cove: Dave Smith of Poway caught an 8.1 pound channel catfish using mackerel.

Please stop by the Bait & Tackle Shop on your way out or share with a Ranger out on patrol your fish report.  We always look forward to hearing from you.

What’s New:
Lake Jennings is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday with next Friday and Saturday being the last weekend for night fishing.

Trout stocking schedule coming soon….

If you’re interested in organizing a fishing tournament at Lake Jennings email or call Ranger Dave at or 619.390.1623.  Lake Jennings also has venue options for special events, company parties or reunions.  Check out the Venue Rental options at or call 619.390.1623.

Water Temperature:  79-80 degrees

Note New Lake Hours:

CLOSE AT 12:00 AM (Midnight)


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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.

Catfish Stocking Schedule

                     Delivery Week of                                                 # of Pounds

May 19 (Start of the season)


June 9


June 30


July 21


August 11


August 25 (3-Day Weekend – Labor Day


September 22 (Last stocking for the season)




For more info: Ranger Dave Acevedo (619) 390-1623.

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