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Barrett Lake is a renowned recreational Spot for families. It is a small catch & release reservoir that is about 35 miles from downtown San Diego in Jamul, California. Barrett Lake was formed on the completion of the Barrett Dam in 1922. This reservoir was used as a water storage tank for around 72 years. It received water from the Morena Reservoir, along with some local fish species like bluegill, catfish, and bass. The San Diego city accomplished a deal with the owner of this land for allowing public access to this lake in 1994.
Barrett Lake is open seasonally from May through September. Due to its widespread popularity, reservations are needed to be purchased in advance. This lake is a strict catch & release spot where anglers are allowed to use artificial lures with barbless hooks only. This restriction is stringently imposed by state fish & wildlife officers. Additionally, all anglers/fishermen must be escorted on and off the location. Reservations are mandatory and limited. Two kinds of Reservations are there and only 25 spots are available per day in both kinds of reservations.
Open : Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday
Reservations : Boat Reservations: $ 80 + Ticketmaster fees as applicable; and Shore/ Float Tube Fishing Reservations: $ 20 + Ticketmaster fees as applicable; Mandatory via Ticketmaster