Recent trout stock improves fishing at Dixon; big bass caught


Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015
Park hours: 6:00 AM- 7:00 PM
Dock closes: 6:00 PM (Boats called in @ 6:00 PM)
Last Plant: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Next Plant: Wednesday, April 9, 2015
Water Temperature: 58 degrees Water Level: Average

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  • Dixon Lake trout fishing is off to a great start after the stock of 1,500 lbs. on March 25. Whisker Bay has once again gained popularity, with Trout Cove and Jack Creek Cove seeing some action as well. Pier 1 remains the best location for trout. Night crawlers remain the most consistent bait, followed by spinners and mini jigs.

    The catfish bite remains steady for those who choose to fish for them. Fresh shrimp has been the most effective bait.

    A large bluegill was caught in Catfish Cove on 3/24 by Zander Smith of Valley Center. Smith used a night crawler to reel in the unusually large bluegill.

    Dixon Lake continues to see occasional large female bass. An impressive 13 lb. bass was caught and released by Brock Means of San Diego on 3/20. Means used a jig near the boat dock. Bass season is rapidly approaching, but rangers have yet to see the beginning of spawning. Male bass have been most frequently caught.

    Weather and road conditions permitting, Dixon Lake should receive its next stock of 1,500 lbs. of trout on 4/9/15. Please call the ranger station at (760) 839-4345 for updates.

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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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