If you are looking for things to do in San Diego this weekend that get you away from the city and back in touch with nature, a fishing trip could be just what the doctor ordered. We are fortunate to have many fully stocked lakes, like Lake Jennings, in and around San Diego county for fishermen and fisherwomen to choose from.
Lake Jennings stocks 30,000 pounds of fish every year, and this isn’t counting the other fish that have hatched or weren’t caught from previous years. If you want to have a great day out on the lake or on the shore and have the best opportunity to catch some big freshwater fish, Lake Jennings is the place to go. From November through April, trout season, Lake Jennings is stocked with 20,000 pounds of rainbow trout and from Memorial Day through Labor Day the lake is stocked with 10,000 pounds of catfish. Night fishing is available during catfish season, and in 2014 a Lake Jennings record was set when Bob Bowden reeled in a 71.3 pound catfish. If you are wondering what to do in San Diego this weekend, consider fishing at Lake Jennings which is a fun time all year long.
Adults 16 and older pay $8 for a day-long fishing permit at Lake Jennings, and active military get a one dollar discount. Aside from the fish you catch in the lake, you might see other forms of wildlife around the lake including deer, bobcats, coyotes, raccoons, skunks, and more. Additionally, there are hundreds of birds known to frequent the area throughout the year including owls, doves, falcons loons, kingfishers, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, and more. If you choose you can camp at Lake Jennings and fish late into the evening and early in the morning right in front of your campsite. A day of fishing at Lake Jennings is one of the top cheap things to do in San Diego County, and once you visit this awe-inspiring lake you will surely want to make a return trip as soon as possible.
Funbassadors can arrange for a day trip or camping trip to Lake Jennings and supply all the necessary fishing and/or camping gear for an unforgettable FunGig. Funseekers can purchase a FunGig and have an experienced fisher to pair up with who provides helpful instruction on how to reel in a big one.