Caught my personal best bluegill at Lake Jennings today using a night crawler on a Carolina rig, also caught a decent Chanel catfish on same method/bait. It was a slow day fishing and I’m pretty sure I caught the only 2 fish for the entire lake all day/night ha ha ha! #lakejennings #eastcounty #lakeside #sandiego #fishing #bluegill #panfish #nightcrawler #catfish #channelcatfish #sunfish#catchandreleaseintohotgrease
Photo Credit: Courtesy of @djmarshallislands


by Lake Jennings Staff


  • Stocking: With this week's stocking of 1,500 lbs. of trout, the lake has been stocked with 10,000 lbs of trout so far this season! The lake was stocked with 2,000 lbs. of trout the week of December 23rd. 

  • If you didn't make it out to the lake during winter break...fear not! The lake will be open all day again on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 20th 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. OR fish from the shoreline at the campground during the week. Stop by the campground kiosk to purchase a fishing permit. 

  • Fishing and boating fees are changing beginning January 1, 2020. Please visit our website to review the new fees. 

  • What's the catch? Bluegill are biting on nightcrawlers in Cloister Cove. Another giant Blue Catfish was pulled out of Siesta Cove this week. A whopping 57.23 lbs! Bass are hanging out around the Hermit Cove buoy line and old boat ramp. Trout are still being pulled from the northeast side of the lake. Mornings are the best time to catch 'em. 

  • Time to renew your California State Fishing License! Your 2019 license expired on December 31, 2019. The cost is $51.02 for the 2020 calendar year and can be renewed online by clicking HEREWe do not sell the state fishing license at Lake Jennings, but we do require that you have one with you as well as our daily fishing permit while fishing at the lake.   

  • Conditions: The water temperature is currently 62 degrees.

  • We're Hiring! Love the lake as much as we do? We're looking for Park Hosts to live and work in our campground, as well as Dockhands to work weekends and holidays at the lake. For more information about our positions or to complete an application CLICK HERE.

  • Join our rewards program at the Bait and Tackle Shop! Spend $100 at the Bait and Tackle Shop and receive $10 off your next purchase (equal to an adult fishing permit). Just let our staff know you'd like to join and they can quickly register you with an email and phone number. 

  • We love receiving pictures from our fishermen and guests! If you have a picture you'd like to share, please email them to and we may feature them in our next lake newsletter or on social media.


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