Upper Otay Reservoir

El Cajon, California

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Upper Otay Reservoir was chosen as the original site in the western United States to receive Florida largemouth bass and has since become the source of virtually all Florida bass found west of the Mississippi River. In addition to bass, the California Department of Fish & Game has recently stocked trout in the reservoir, and rainbows over five pounds have already been caught. Types of Fish: Pure-strain Florida largemouth bass. Rainbow trout are stocked in the winter. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping.
Fly Fishing California

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Fly Fishing California

by Ken Hanley (No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks)

Upper Otay Reservoir was chosen as the original site in the western United States to receive Florida largemouth bass and has since become the source of virtually all Florida bass found west of the Mississippi River. In addition to bass, the California Department of Fish & Game has recently stocked trout in the reservoir, and rainbows over five pounds have already been caught. Types of Fish: Pure-strain Florida largemouth bass. Rainbow trout are stocked in the winter. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping.

©  Ken Hanley/No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Fly-Fishing
Nearby City: El Cajon
Trail Type: Several options
Season & Limits: Best Spring and Fall
Local Contacts: Cleveland National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Upper Otay Reservoir

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7/15/2010
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I don't know about the fishing here because I went to hike around the lake, not fish it. Definitely a pretty little lake and a nice hike around it, though you really don't get to walk along the shoreline which is mainly reeds. It was a little hot on this particular day and I was very wary of rattle snakes but didn't have any encounters. Lots of wildlife though!



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