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Lake Jennings fish report for Oct. 26, 2014

Hello from your Lake Jennings!
Three weeks and counting, until Lake Jennings starts the 2014-15 trout season which will start with a stocking of 4,000 pounds, our largest stocking to date.  This stocking will include the two most popular trout being stocked in California, the Sierra Bows and the Nebraska Tailwalkers.  PLEASE MAKE NOTE: Lake Jennings will be CLOSED FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14th for stocking and the season will start first thing Saturday morning, November 15th.  Prizes will be given out to the 5 largest trout caught that day so I can’t say this enough, put on some fresh line because I can’t weigh in “Fish Stories”.  Watch for details on opening time and you will want to arrive early and get started.  Weigh in will take place around late noon but again, watch for details as we get closer.  Permits MUST be purchased before going past the Bait & Tackle Shop or you will have to go back in line.

Moving on to this weekend’s report, the fishing continues to be good for all fish type with the water temps cooling and the water level dropping, everything is on the move.  Reminder, the lake will reach its maximum drop around the end of October, take a couple of days break and then start to pull water back in which usually last until the end of the year.  What’s this mean?  Fish will be on the move chasing bait and looking for territory which will keep everything very active.

Check out below for the beginning schedule of trout stocking.  You can also “friend us” on Facebook or sign up for the Weekly Fishermen’s News.  Follow along this season to know what’s working and what’s not, we want you to catch fish!

PLEASE MAKE NOTE: Lake Jennings will be closed Friday, November 14th for stocking and settle in time.  The Trout Season will start first thing Saturday morning, November 15th.  See you all there!

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 and is currently 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 have priority for Full Hookup sites.  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 2 months.  Long term stays MUST be in a camping trailer, 5th wheel trailer, 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:

No Reports.

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.

What’s New:
Lake Jennings: The lake will be closed Friday, November 14th for stocking (4,000 pounds) and the trout season will start Saturday, November 15th.  See below for the first part of the stocking schedule.

Campground: This Halloween registered campers can Trick or Treat by visiting sites that are marked for participation.  Get a list at Check-In.

On Saturday’s, there are Arts & Crafts in the afternoon and a campfire, storytelling and S’mores in the evening throughout the month of October!

If you’re interested in having 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:  78 degrees

Note New Lake Hours:


Trout Stocking 2014


Trout Type


Total for Season

November 12

Nebraska Tailwalkers



November 12

Sierra Bows



November 25

Sierra Bows



December 3

Nebraska Tailwalkers



December 17

Nebraska Tailwalkers



December 29

Nebraska Tailwalkers



December 30

Sierra Bows



2015 schedule coming soon.

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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.

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