The Fishing Line
||December 16, 2004
Dixon Lake Report
by Ranger Jim Dayberry
Trout fishing was very
good again this week. The lake has been turning out good numbers of trout. Those
willing to spend a couple of hours at it are getting their limits. Night
crawler, Power Bait and Power Worms have been the top baits this week. The Buoy
Line has also been producing fair numbers of trout. The spinners were not
working as well as they have the past few weeks. Crappie jigs have also been
working fairly well. There will not be a trout stock this week. The next
stocking will be on Dec. 23, 2004.
The bass fishing slacked
off this week. No bass reported. With the water cooling it would likely be wise
to fish deeper, say in 25-40 feet of water, with a slow retrieve. I have not
been seeing any fish up in the shallows at all.
The catfish bite was good
last week. Catfish were being caught out of Jack Creek Cove and at the Buoy Line
by those targeting the whisker fish. The hot bait was chicken liver but mackerel
was also working well. The real problem is that very few people are targeting
the catfish. Those that do are having fair success.
Lake Wohlford Report
by Ranger Arthur Bullard
On December 18th Trout
season begins at Lake Wohlford and the lake will return to being open to the
public 7 days a week, except for Christmas day when the park will be closed.
5,000 pounds of trout will be stocked just prior to opening day of trout
season! The hatchery has promised to supply Wohlford with up to 8 pound lunker
Rainbows for the opener! Top baits are expected to be nightcrawlers, power bait,
power worms, and small flashy spinners. So now is a good time to wind some new
light line onto the old reel and collect your trout tackle! Trout conditions
are looking very favorable for this season's opening weekend.
Catfish action is still
good, hitting on chicken liver and cut mackerel. The best catfish areas have
been the very shallow weed beds at the east end of Lake Wohlford and the South
Bass anglers have been
catching and releasing a lot of mostly smaller sized catches in the morning
before the sun breaks through and then again late in the afternoon.
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