Lake Jennings Fishing Report

Lake Jennings Fishing Report

by Lake Jennings Staff


Trout are biting on PowerBait and inflated night crawlers in Hermit Cove and Eagle Cove.

This week marks the start of 4 consecutive weeks of trout stockings! 1500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout will be stocked this week— including trophy trout! Stocked trout tend to prefer shallow water like in Hermit Cove for the first few days until they have acclimated to the lake.


Anglers were catching their limit of catfish on Saturday night during our Full Moon Fishing event! Catfish were biting on mackerel and night crawlers rubbed in Hog Wild cheese bait. Whether fishing by boat or from the shoreline, catfish did not disappoint. Hermit Cove, Half Moon Cove, and the T-dock were hot spots for catfish limits.


Bluegill are biting on night crawlers and wax worms in Hermit Cove.


Shaun Blasé and Chuck Homenick of Mira Mesa reeled in catfish limits from Half Moon Cove on Saturday night! They were using mackerel as bait. The largest weighed 5 lbs.!

Josh Jackson of Spring Valley caught 12.5 lbs. of fish Saturday! He limited on catfish and caught one trout using PowerBait and night crawlers in Hermit Cove.

Michelle and Enrique Nunez limited on catfish in two hours! They were fishing from the t-dock.


The lake will be open every day from December 23rd-January 8th for Winter Break (excludes Christmas Day)! Come fish, boat, or hike anytime from 6:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. Fishing is available from the campground shoreline on Christmas Day beginning at 7:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m.


Best Trout Spots: Her mit Cove, Siesta Cove
Best Trout Lures/Bait: Mini jigs, PowerBait
Best Bass Spots: T-dock, Sentry Point
Best Bass Lures/Bait: Drop-shot, Texas rig, Senkos
Best Catfish Spots: Her mit Cove, Tdock
Best Catfish Bait: Mackerel, dough baits
Best Panfish Spot: Her mit Cove
Best Panfish Lures/Bait: Night crawlers

Make a new family tradition by camping for the holidays! The campground will take you away from all the stresses of holiday shopping and cooking. Take time for family by making memories at the lake which are sure to last a lifetime! Pets are welcome too! Campsites are available for this holiday season. To make a reservation, call (619) 390-1623 or visit

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