||November 15th, 2007|
Dixon Lake Report
by Ranger Rich Studinka
TROUT SEASON IS HERE… The 29th annual trout derby took place this Veterans Day weekend Nov. 9th -12th. The lake stocked another 2400 lbs on Nov 8th with some fish averaging 5-7 lbs with bigger trout reported being stocked (up to 12-14 lbs) for the derby. The trout derby went very well with large crowds and big fish being caught over the weekend. The unofficial results for the grand prize and each category as follows: Grand prize goes to Connor Rasmussen of Escondido with a whopper 10.22 lb trout caught on a night crawler in the Boat dock cove area. (See below)
The adult division goes to Wes Hayden of Fallbrook with a 7.02 lb trout caught in Trout cove on a small mini jig. The senior division went to Wayne Gifford with a 1.98 trout caught on power bait in the Whisker Bay cove. The Youth division goes to Brad Pifer of La Mesa with a 5.76 lb trout caught on an orange power worm next to Trout cove Pier #3. More official results will follow this report.
Bass action was slow this week. Our local anglers reported catching some smaller bass in the 1-2 pound range on the small 3-4 inch plastics worms and even on Kastmaster lures. The bass are feeding on the smaller size bait fish. Most of the action has been in the Boat Dock cove areas and next to pier #1 and in Trout cove.
The catfish bite improved during the derby with several anglers reporting in with some decent action on the cats on Power Bait and night crawlers.
Lake Wohlford Report
by Ranger Arthur Bullard
Lake Wohlford is only open on weekends until we return to a 7 day a week schedule starting December 15th. In order to protect Wohlford from invasive exotic Quagga mussels, there is a temporary ban on private water craft and private equipment that could have been exposed to mussels. Restricted equipment now includes boats, canoes, kayaks, float tubes, trolling motors, fish finders, anchors, etc.
Lake Wohlford came through the recent fires untouched and will be open weekends as usual.
Catfish action has been decent with some nice limits of Channel Cat’s hitting shrimp and peanut butter/bread. Jim Smith of Vista caught the largest Catfish this past week. Jim landed a 13#0 Catfish which hit Chicken Liver at the West Buoy Line. (Photo below, left). The Bass are in the shallow waters and are still biting. Senko worms, Swim bait lures, and plastic worms have been working best. Clemet Miner of Escondido caught and released a 6#10 Bass that nailed a Senko worm near Crappie Rock. Josh Gordon of Escondido caught and released a 4#4 Bass that struck a Crawdad off the South Shore Rock Pile.
For further information on fishing conditions, please contact the Ranger Station at (760) 839-4346.
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