Sutherland Dam near Ramona, California
The 556 acres that make up Sutherland Reservoir have a max depth of 145 feet and holds a lot of nice fish. The best and most targeted species found in the lake are crappies and largemouth bass because both are found in large numbers and large sizes. You can fish here sunrise to sunset Friday through Sunday, from mid-March to early October. There are no campgrounds for you to stay at but there are nice picnic tables and a concession stand if you are interested. The only downside is you can’t swim or touch the water with your body at all. If you are still interested in fishing here you should try fishing with swim baits, soft plastics, jigs, top waters, crank baits, and live bait. Good luck fishing!
Sutherland Dam Fishing near Ramona, California
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Details for Sutherland Dam
Species Caught Here: None
Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Dam
Lat/Long: 33.118378 -116.786964
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Description for Sutherland Dam, San Diego County, California
Sutherland Dam is a dam located just 7.1 miles from Ramona, in San Diego County, in the state of California, United States, near Ballena, CA. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including carp, redear sunfish, largemouth bass, blue catfish, crappie, bullhead, bream and bluegill here. Whether you’re fly fishing, baitcasting or spinning your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Sutherland Dam.
For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit California Fish & Wildlife
Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public. Now get out there and fish! Check out our Fishing Times
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