Guide To Fishing At El Capitan Reservoir In Southern CA
AKA: El Capitan Lake Recreation Area
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill and green sunfish at El Capitan Reservoir in California.
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
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
El Capitan Reservoir 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
El Capitan Reservoir Recreation Area Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off El Monte Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Click here for a California fishing license.
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
El Capitan Reservoir
El Capitan Lake Recreation Area
El Monte Rd
Lakeside, CA 92040
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El Capitan Reservoir in Southern California.
General Fishing Info
Fishing for bass, catfish and crappie in southwest CA.