Lake Hodges

Escondido, California

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The bass and crappie in Lake Hodges are the largest in San Diego County. The lake record for bass, when this book went to press, was more than 20 pounds, and crappie run to four pounds. This is a popular, urban, often crowded spot, but there aren’t many fly anglers. If you need a great, convenient warmwater fishery, here’s a place where you can easily hook a “toad”—but landing it is another matter. Types of Fish: Largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and channel catfish. 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.

Lake Hodges Professional Review and Guide

"The bass and crappie in Lake Hodges are the largest in San Diego County. The lake record for bass, when this book went to press, was more than 20 pounds, and crappie run to four pounds. This is a popular, urban, often crowded spot, but there aren’t many fly anglers. If you need a great, convenient warmwater fishery, here’s a place where you can easily hook a “toad”—but landing it is another matter. Types of Fish: Largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and channel catfish. 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."

Activity Type: Fly-Fishing
Nearby City: Escondido
Trail Type: Several options
Season & Limits: Year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Hodges

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May 2018