Dixon Lake Fish Report – 5/26/15


Dixon Lake trout fishing is slowing, but still remains semi-steady.

Rainbow and garlic PowerBait have been the most frequently reported effective baits, followed by garlic nightcrawlers and mini jigs.

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  • Pier 1, Jack Creek Cove and Whisker Bay remain the most popular fishing spots. All fish are deep into the water. Rangers recommend casting out as far as possible for the best chance at catching trout or catfish.

    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.

    Larger than average bluegill have made recent appearances as well. Anthony Najera of Escondido caught a large 1 lb. bluegill on 5/23 using mackerel in a boat near the buoy line.

    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

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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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