Dixon Lake Fish Report – 10/11/14


Park hours: 6:00 AM –7:00 PM (daily) (6:00 to 6:30 PM starting 10/14/14)
Dock closes: 6:00 PM (Boats called in @ 5:45 PM)
5:30 PM (Boats called in @ 5:15 PM) starting 10/14/14
Last Plant: August 14th (1000 lbs. of Channel Catfish) last plant of the season
Next Plant: 1ST trout plant (October 29th) 1500 pounds
Water Temperature: 68-70 degrees Water Level: steady

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  • Dixon Lake trout season opening day will October 29 with 1500 pounds of some sort of Rainbow trout stocked that day….until then there is a definite slower time of year for fishing any species of fish.

    The summer time is over and the fall season is finally here. Start gearing up for this year’s trout as Dixon Lake will hopefully be getting the bid/contract for Nebraska Tail Walkers again for the 2014/15 trout season. First stock is slated for Oct 29, 2014 and as always will and can change if road and weather condition permits. Best baits over the years have been the power bait, power worms and especially Rooster Tail, Kastmaster and Thomas Buoyant lures that work well right after the stock. The concession will be fully stocked with plenty of those supplies including night crawlers

    The 36th Annual Dixon Lake Trout Derby will take place Nov. 8-11. Hours are from 6 AM to 4:45 PM each of those days. Prizes will be awarded with a grand prize for overall largest trout and division prizes for Senior, Adult and Youth for largest trout in each of those categories. Additional prizes will be for daily largest trout in 1st and 2nd place each day. A prize will go out to the smallest trout caught at the derby and the first 15 tagged trout turned in will also receive a prize. All anglers must purchase a daily lake fishing permit and must be presented when weighing in a trout at the weigh station. Each angler needs a separate stringer and all trout caught must be kept. 5 fish per angler is allowed per day. 4500 pounds of Rainbow trout will be stocked before the derby.

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    Dixon Lake is located in the city of Escondido, 40 miles north of San Diego. This small clear-water reservoir is known for producing quite literally the biggest largemouth bass in the world.

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