First trout stock of Lake Poway dies off
Guest Blog by: Mike Stevens 11/16/2011
Lake Poway received its first trout stock of the season last week, and the majority (if not all) of the fish died within 24 hours. Lake officials said the cause was a higher-than-troutworthy water temperature. Keeping in mind that water temperature is the deciding factor when it comes to when trout can be stocked, I am wondering, well, why were they stocked?
Suggest keeping up to speed on the trout situation at Lake Poway before you plan to target them out there. Dixon Lake in Escondido is a worthy alternative that is currently stocked with a good amount of Nebraska Tailwalkers.
A Southern California native, Stevens specializes in targeting trout in the Eastern Sierra region of the state, but the San Diego resident also has experience fishing the lakes of San Diego, Riverside, and L.A. counties. He spent five years in the fishing tackle industry, and he also spent two years working in a marine fish hatchery. On the saltwater side, he enjoys the local offshore scene and surf fishing, and he has fished from Montana to California to Cabo San Lucas.
As a writer, his work has been published in Western Outdoor News, Fish Taco Chronicles, and Fish Wrap Magazine to name a few, and he is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of California.