Dixon Lake Fish Report


For the best results in fishing for trout, try using the lightest line possible in the 2-4 lb. test line with a long leader and a small light weight…this set up seems to works best for these picky fish. Best baits for trout have been garlic flavored Power bait in rainbow and green colors. The orange does very well too. Green, white and orange color Power worms have been the lucky colors for big trout. The top lures in the past have been Kastmasters, Thomas Buoyant, Crappie jigs and Rooster tail lures. Night crawlers are an excellent choice when the bite slows down.

The next stock will be planted with 1500 lbs. of Nebraska “Tail walker” trout on 03/13/13 pending all weather and road conditions. The skip week for stocking was March 4th to 8th. The future stock of 1500 lbs. will be slated for

3/27/13. Only 4 plants of stocking trout remain for the 2013 trout season. For further information on the fishing regulations, rules and stocking schedule, call the Dixon Lake Ranger Station at 760-839-4680

Park hours: 6:00 AM – 7:30 PM (Daily)

Dock closes: 6:30 PM (Boats are called in @ 6:15 PM)

Last Plant: Feb 27th (1500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout)

Next Plant: March 13th (1500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout)

Water Temperature: 52-54 degrees

At the present time, Dixon Lake no longer requires a California fishing license from the Dept. of Fish & Game. Dixon Lake received and was granted an Aquaculture Permit. This permit is valid again for the 2013 calendar year. All anglers 8 yrs. and older will still need a daily fishing lake permit. All other park rules, fishing regulations and City of Escondido municipal codes will remain in effect until further notice other than no fishing license required.

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Dixon Lake

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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