Rainbow and garlic PowerBait have been the most frequently reported effective baits, followed by garlic nightcrawlers and mini jigs.
Catfish fishing remains steady and the bite has increased within the past week. Fresh shrimp is being reported as the best bait, followed by mackerel dipped in stink bait. Large catfish have made multiple appearances throughout the week, but are most frequently seen in Whisker Bay and near the buoy line.
Bass fishing has been excellent. Mike Dispensiero of San Marcos continues to bring in multiple large bass. His most recent bass weighed in at 7.8 lbs and was caught on Pier 1 using a jig. Louie Bautista also brought in a 5 lb. 8 oz. bass using a crawdad in Boat Dock Cove.
Starting June 6th, the Dixon Lake Whopper Contest will shift gears and feature the new fish of the season: catfish. The first catfish stock is tentatively scheduled for July 10th. Night fishing will also kick off on or near July 10th.
Park hours: 6:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Dock closes: 7 PM (Boats called in @ 7 PM)
Last Plant: Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 4,500 lbs. of trout
Next Plant: TENTATIVE: July 10, 2015- 1,000 lbs. of catfish
Water Temperature: 68 degrees Water Level: Average