Lake Jennings Fishing Report

Lake Jennings Fishing Report

by Lake Jennings Staff


Trout are biting on lightweight mini jigs rather than PowerBait. Hookup Baits in black/gold is doing the best, as well as sardine green. 1/32 oz. is the most popular weight to use at Lake Jennings.

Most catches were reported to be between 6 a.m.-10 a.m. or right before close. Trout were being caught along the campground shoreline and Siesta Cove.

The lake will be stocked with 1,500 lbs of trout this week from Wrights Rainbows! 10% of each stocking is trophy trout.


Catfish are biting on chicken liver, mackerel, and PowerBait. Best locations are Hermit Cove or Cloister Cove.


Bluegill and Redear are biting on night crawlers and meal worms in Hermit Cove, along the campground shoreline, and in Half Moon Cove.


Fishing kayaks are available for rent! Our kayaks have multiple rod holders and water tight compartments. Children can kayak if their parent or legal guardian is also kayaking. Kayak rentals are $10/hour or $30/4 hours. Active Duty military personnel may rent kayaks for $8/hour or $25/4 hours.

Our next event is Full Moon Fishing on Saturday, December 17th. The lake will remain open until 10 p.m. for fishing under the stars. A full sized-lantern is required after 5 p.m.

Fish from the campground shoreline every day of the week! Purchase a lake fishing permit at the campground kiosk beginning at 7:30 a.m. Night crawlers are available for purchase as well. Anglers may fish from Sentry Cove up to Eagle Point— some of the best fishing holes for bass and trout.


Best Trout Spots: Sentry Point, Siesta Cove
Best Trout Lures/Bait: mini jigs
Best Bass Spots: Eagle Point, Sentry Point
Best Bass Lures/Bait: Drop-shot, Texas rig, Senkos
Best Catfish Spots: Her mit Cove
Best Catfish Bait: Mackerel, dough baits
Best Panfish Spot: Her mit Cove
Best Panfish Lures/Bait: Night crawlers and mealworms


Our campground is pet friendly! The fresh air and outdoor excitement are sure to tire out your pets! Take your pet for a hike along the ridge of the El Monte Valley on our Flume Trail. This trail is .68 miles long and connects with a trail that heads East for 5 miles.

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