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The Fishing Line June 17, 2004

Dixon Lake Report

Dixon Lake Report

by Ranger Jim Dayberry


Trout fishing is fading away as the water temperature rises.  Anglers fishing in Trout Cove and off Jack Creek Pier are still hanging a fish or two on their stringers in the AM hours.  The trout have moved deeper and working baits on the bottom has proved most productive.

The bass have been running on the cold side.  This may be due to some very light pressure on the bass over the past week.  The fish are male in the two to four pound range.  The plastics are working best.  No notable bass were reported to the rangers this week.


A few bluegill are popping up around the lake.  The majority are being seen in the Catfish Cove area near the cattails.  Try using mealworms or small pieces of night crawler as bait.


Action for catfish has been picking up the past week.  The majority of the fish are being caught out at the Buoy Line.  Those using mackerel are having the best luck but chicken livers and shrimp are also producing fish. 


We have just begun the Night Catfishing Program as of last night, June 16th.  We are open till 11:45pm effective tomorrow.  The lake will have been stocked with 3000 pounds of catfish to kick off the season.  The limit is still five catfish per angler.  The next catfish stock will be on June 29th, consisting of 2000 pounds.



Lake Wohlford Report

by Ranger Fred Costa


Catfish action is still very good, hitting on chicken liver and cut mackerel.  The best Catfish area has been the very shallow weed beds at the east end of Lake Wohlford.  Boaters need to row into those shallows in order to prevent prop damage and motor problems. Our first Channel Catfish plant [ 2,000 lbs ] was this past Tuesday.


Bluegill have picked up around the shoreline, hitting on red worms and meal worms.


Bass of the week goes to Jim Johnson of Solana Beach who caught a 6#0 Bass on a plastic worm, near Murphy's Rock. Other catches were Al Littlejohn of San Diego, 4#8 Bass, on a Shiner at Oakvale Cove.     


Lake Wohlford will remain open 7 days a week through September 12, 2004.  So come on out to Lake Wohlford for your recreational needs and bring the family! 


To view current fish photos, visit our web site at


The Surf Fishing Report


Dave Larson of Oceanside found excellent fishing near the end of Oceanside Boulevard, taking a 5-1/2 pound spotfin croaker as well as about a dozen corbina, all on mussel.  Stories like Dave's are pretty common at the moment.  Large spotfin are being landed at the beaches, Oceanside Pier and Oceanside Harbor.  Most corbina are caught on sand crabs, but mussel and bloodworms are equally effective.  Brian Dorman is leading the June Croaker Derby at Pacific Coast Bait and Tackle with a 7 pound, 4 ounce giant.

Shore anglers may enter at no cost, but must sign-up before attempting to enter a fish.



Hugh Cobb - Pacific Coast Bait & Tackle, Oceanside






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Record Catfish


mac's bass #19lb 7 oz
Mac's bass #19lb 7oz