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AKA: El Capitan Lake Recreation Area

Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill and green sunfish at El Capitan Reservoir in California.
El Capitan Reservoir, CA

Known as a superb bass fishery, El Capitan Reservoir also offers great crappie and catfish fishing. Bluegill and sunfish fill out the menu making this a very inviting destination for fishing. This 1,500 acre lake, located in the southwest corner of the state, in San Diego County allows water skiing and personal watercraft as well. Bass fishing enthusiasts can explore over twenty miles of shoreline in search of the big bass residing here. Boating access is available only at El Capitan Reservoir Recreation Area where strict inspections are required. Areas around the marina, and spots along El Monte Road provide access to the water for fishing from the bank or float tube fishing.

Primary fish species residing in El Capitan Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White Crappie Bluegill Green Sunfish

El Capitan Reservoir Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Oak Creek RV Resort - 619 480-1839

Alpine Springs RV Park - 619 445-3162

Lake Jennings Campground - 619 390-1623

El Capitan Reservoir CA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

El Capitan Reservoir
El Capitan Lake Recreation Area
El Monte Rd
Lakeside, CA 92040
619 465-3474

 

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El Capitan Reservoir in Southern California.

Fishing for bass, catfish and crappie in southwest CA.

El Capitan Reservoir, in California.