Guide To Fishing At Lower Otay Lake In Southern CA
AKA: Lower Otay Reservoir
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill and green sunfish at Lower Otay Lake in California.
Bass, catfish, crappie and sunfish hide among the submerged timber in Lower Otay Lake, an 1,100-acre lake in southwest CA, 10 miles east of Chula Vista. Giant largemouth bass are caught with some regularity here, often weighing over ten pounds as well as many in the mid-range weights.
Access for fishing from the bank is available along most of the twenty five miles of shoreline, with some of the easiest along the west shore. Boat access is via Otay Lake City of San Diego Reservoir boat launch ramp on the west side of the lake, off Wueste Road. Rental boats are available at the concession near the boat landing, which also has bait, fishing tackle and snacks.
Primary fish species residing in Lower Otay Lake
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Lower Otay Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Fishing Otay Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Wueste Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Click here for a California fishing license.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Pio Pico RV Resort & Campground - 619 421-0104
Sweetwater Summit Regional Park Campground - 619 472-7572
Lower Otay Lake CA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Lower Otay Lake
Otay Lake City of San Diego Reservoir
2165 Wueste Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91915
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Lower Otay Reservoir in Southern California.
General Fishing Info
Fishing for largemouth bass in southwest CA.