Paul Eddo of Escondido seems to have zeroed in on the formula for catching big cats. Mr. Eddo, who had last month’s biggest whisker- fish caught and released a 22.10# Blue Catfish while fishing off the South Shore Rock Pile using cut mackerel. Lake Wohlford cats prefer cut mackerel or chicken liver. Stop by the ranger station for a dough-bait recipe that works wonders on catfish, as well as carp.
Crappie are caught most often in the early morning, under the cover of shadows, using live golden shiners or mini-jigs.
Largemouth bass can be found on, and around, structure. They are hitting frogs, crawdads, and dark colored plastics.
Park hours: 6:00 A.M. – 6:30 P.M. (Closed weekdays open Weekends only)
Dock closes: 6:00 P.M.
Last Plant: 1,000 lbs of Channel Catfish Friday Aug.19th.
Next Plant: Trout in December.
Water temperature: At surface 70.70 f., 6.25 D.O. @ 10’ 71.06 f., 5.90 D.O.
Water level: Low level, private water craft are currently banned.