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Jennings Lake Fishing Guide

Lake Jennings, most scenic parks in all of San Diego County, located in Lakeside, CA that is 23 miles northeast of San Diego. Lake Jennings is an 85 acre lake and five miles of shoreline fishing. There is a single lane launch ramp available for $6.

Lake Jennings, a deep and clearwater reservoir, offers great fishing for Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Wipers, Rainbow Trout, Sunfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish and Blue Catfish where you can fish from the shore or on a boat.

Fishing is only available to registered campers Monday - Thursday and limited to the shoreline area immediately adjacent to the campground facility.

The lake opens to the general public for fishing Friday through Sunday.

Shoreline fishing is available to registered campers only from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily by purchasing your Fishing Permit at the Campground Check-In Station.

Jennings Lake known for it's Well Stocked Lake of Trout & Catfish

Lake Jennings Fishing License & Permits

Lake Jennings fishing permits and California State fishing licenses are required prior to fishing.

These permits and licenses can be purchased at the Lake Jennings Bait & Tackle Shop and at the campground entrance station.

Lake Jennings Boats Rentals

  • Motorboats (4 or 6 horsepower) that can seat up to 5 people as well as rowboats are available for rental.

Lake Jennings Bait & Tackle Shop

Lake Jennings does have store that offers:  bait and tackle, food, snacks, etc.

Lake Jennings Bait & Tackle Shop

  • Fridays: 3:00pm - 12:00am
  • Saturdays: 6:00am - 12:00am
  • Sundays: 6:00am - 5:00pm

Lake Jennings Pricing

  • Adults 16 and over: $12
  • Seniors 65 years and older: $11
  • Military (With ID): $11
  • Children 0-15 years old: $6

Jennings Lake Photos

Jennings Lake Fishing Videos

Popular Types of Fish at Jennings Lake

Jennings Lake fishing reports offers a wide variety of fish for Anglers such as Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Wipers, Rainbow Trout, Sunfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish and Blue Catfish.

  • Best Bass Spots: Half Moon Cove, Eagle Cove to Sentry Point, anywhere close to shore on the points and near the tower buoy line about 15-20 feet down.
  • Best Bass Bait: Nightcrawlers, ROBO's, FAT IKA's, shiners & SENKO's with a style of eith watermelon, black flakes, green pumpkin and Brown
  • Best Bass Lures: Swimbaits, Jigs, crawdads, drop-shot, creature baits, Arrons magic worms and bubba riggingsenkos
  • Best Trout Spots: Eagle Point,  Half Moon Cove, Sentry Cove, Shadow Cove, Halfmoon Cove and T-dock and in deep waters.
  • Best Trout Bait: Rainbow PowerBait, PowerWorms
  • Best Trout Lures: Rapala Fire Tiger, mini jigs ( jig. Popular jig colors for trout season are pink, orange, and chartreuse)
Channel-Catfish

Channel Catfish

  • Best Catfish Spots: Hermit Cove - Bouy Line, Shadow Cove, Cloister Cove, Flooded Brush and rock areas.
  • Best Catfish Bait: Nightcrawlers, Stink baits with Bang Shad Formula, Mackerel, shrimp and chicken liver.
Striped-Bass

Stripped Bass

  • Best Bass Spots: Half Moon Cove, Eagle Cove to Sentry Point, anywhere close to shore on the points and near the tower buoy line about 15-20 feet down.
  • Best Bass Bait: Nightcrawlers, ROBO's, FAT IKA's, shiners & SENKO's with a style of eith watermelon, black flakes, green pumpkin and Brown
  • Best Bass Lures: Swimbaits, Jigs
  • Best Sunfish/Bluegill Spots: Hermit Cove - Bouy Line, Halfmoon Cove, Shadow Cove, Flooded Brush and rock areas.
  • Best Sunfish/Bluegill Bait: Nightcrawlers, Stink baits with Bang Shad Formula
White-Crappie

Crappie

  • Best Crappie Spots: Hermit Cove - Bouy Line, Shadow Cove, Flooded Brush and rock areas.
  • Best Crappie Bait: Nightcrawlers, Stink baits with Bang Shad Formula, mealworms and nightcrawlers
  • Best Crappie Bait: mini jigs

Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear

Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear for Bass

Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear for Bluegill & Sunfish

Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear for Catfish

Channel-Catfish

Channel Catfish Preferred Bait

Directions to Jennings Lake