Catfish still the main draw at Wohlford


Date: 8/9/14
Park hours: 6:00 A.M. – 7:30 P.M. Open seven days a week.
Dock closes: 7:00 P.M.
Last Plant: 1,000 lbs of Channel Catfish Thursday July 31st. .
Next Plant: Trout in December
Water temperature: At surface 83.48 f., 7.11 D.O. @ 25′ 82.94 f., 4.97 D.O.
Water level: Low level, private water craft are currently banned.

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  • The lake will close on weekdays after Labor Day, as it does every year, and remain open for weekends only throughout the fall.

    Catfish are primarily what’s biting right now. Lake Wohlford cats respond well to cut mackerel or chicken liver. Drop by the ranger station for a dough-bait recipe that works well on both catfish and carp.

    Crappie are still being caught, mostly in the early morning hours. Crappie prefer the cover of rocks or submerged willows and are most often caught using finger jigs or live golden shiners.

    Largemouth bass can be found lurking around structure. Shad raps, crawdads, and dark colored plastics are some of the most productive baits for catching bass.

    To protect Wohlford from invasive exotic Quagga mussels, there is still a ban on private water craft and equipment that could have been exposed to mussels. Restricted equipment includes private boats, canoes, kayaks, float tubes, trolling motors, fish finders, anchors, and other equipment that contacts the water.

    Lake Wohlford is offering $20 all day motorboats to seniors on Tuesdays and Thursdays and to active military on the first and third Saturdays of each month.

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    Lake Wohlford is located about 35 miles north of downtown San Diego in Escondido, CA.


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