Record bass weighs in at Lake Jennings
Helix Water District
second time in three months, a record-breaking catch has been
reeled in at Lake Jennings. Mike Long of Poway caught a 17
lb. 2 oz. Largemouth Bass at Siesta Point on Saturday, January
29, 2005. The old lake record was 16 lb. 4 oz.
was a tough fish; it fought very hard, Long said. I
had to chase her out into deeper water to bring her in the
boat. It was a three-minute battle.
the catch on 12-lb. test line using a black jig with a 5
is just an indication that there are big bass in the lake.
I expect a largemouth in the 18 to 19 lb. range to come out
this season, Supervising Ranger, Hugh Marx said. This
is the time of year when experts and novices alike have their
best chance of a double-digit bass.
well known for going after big bass at area lakes. He currently
holds four other largemouth records at Lake Cuyamaca (14 lb.
2 oz), Lake Poway (18 lb.), Lake Sutherland (16 lb. 5oz.)
and Lake Mission Viejo (18 lb. 1 oz.). He previously held
the record at Lake Dixon (20 lb. 12 oz).
catch came just three months after a record-breaking Blue
Catfish was caught at Lake Jennings. Lakeside resident, Rick
Guseman reeled in a 68-pounder using fresh sardines on October
31, 2004. Gusemans catch is the largest fish ever caught
at Lake Jennings.
this weeks weather pattern will drive the bass closer
to shore along the points. The trout are also biting well
for those who go to the right spots. The number of anglers
chasing them is low so inventory remains high.