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Fishing Report September 10th, 2009


photoDixon Lake Fish Report

The hot summer days are definitely here this past week. Try fishing the early morning and late evening hours for better chances of picking up the catfish bite since night fishing is over. Dixon’s last stocks were on August 5th and the 12th with 500 pounds of Catfish. Most of the fish are between 1-3 pounds. Mackerel and anchovies are working best. There is a small amount of catfish being taken out at the Buoy Line. Pier #1 is seeing the most action for the Bluegills. Boat rental rates will be $35 for All Day motor boats, $30 for Half Day motors. Row boats rates are $17 All Day and $14 for Half Day.

Bluegill action has been excellent this week for the kids off the piers. Just ask 6 yr. old Jared Rogelstad of Poway. Jared weighed in a nice stringer of gills off of Pier #4 on mealworms. His 3 fish total weighed 1.8 lbs with his largest at 12 oz. Nice size for late summer Bluegills. This was Jared’s first time fishing here at Dixon Lake…..Way to Go Jared!!! Some of the fish are on the small side but the kids do not seem to mind. Red worms and meal worms are working best, no one pound or better fish to report.

It was very slow to nothing for the bass and catfish action this past week with no big fish to report.

Lake Wohlford Report

In order to protect Wohlford from invasive exotic Quagga mussels, there is still a temporary ban on private water craft and equipment that could have been exposed to mussels. Restricted equipment includes private boats, canoes, kayaks, float tubes, trolling motors, fish
finders, anchors and other equipment that contacts the water.

As of Monday September 14th, Lake Wohlford will be closed weekdays and only open Saturdays and Sundays until mid-December.

Catfish fishing has been good although some locations have been plagued with a preponderance of Bullheads. The best baits for Catfish are cut mackerel or chicken liver and either buoy line is a good location. Stop by the Ranger Station to receive a (dough bait) recipe that works great on both Catfish and Carp.
The Bass fishing has been improving as schools of baitfish have been observed in the early mornings disturbing the normally placid surface of the lake. It could be a goodtime to dust off that top-water lure or fish using shad raps. Mike Kostial of Oceanside weighed in and released a 7#10 Bass he caught on Saturday using crankbait off Senior Shoreline. Typically the most productive baits for Bass have been either live bait, in the form of crawdads or golden shiners, or dark colored plastics. The Bass most often gravitate towards the large rock piles.

For further information on the contest or fishing conditions, please contact the Ranger Station at (760) 839-4346.





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