Dixon Lake trout season un-officially started with a late stock on Wednesday October 30. A 1500 pound plant of Nebraska “tail walkers” was stocked that day, so Halloween day was the official “opening day” that started off slow and picked up throughout the day including a decent 8 lbs. 2 oz. from Boat Dock Cove on a Kastmaster. Marqurito Espeno from Pala was the lucky angler.
Park hours: 6:00 AM –5:00 PM (Daily)
Dock closes: 4:00 PM (Boats called in @ 3:45 PM)
Last Plant: 1500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout
Next Plant: 4500 lbs. before the Trout derby (11/8-11/11)
Water Temperature: 66-68 degrees Water Level: rising/steady
The summer time is over and the fall season is finally here. Start gearing up for this year’s trout as Dixon Lake will be getting the Nebraska Tail Walkers for the 2013/14 trout season.. 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. Trout Cove seems to be the hot ticket fishing area along with Whisker Bay and Pier #1 being a close second.
The 35th 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 Nebraska corn fed trout will be stocked before the derby.