Last trout of season stocked, bass improving at Wohlford

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Park hours: 6:00 A.M. – 7:30 P.M. Open seven days a week.
Dock closes: 7:00 P.M.
Last Plant: 1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Wednesday, April 23rd.
Next Plant: Catfish in July.
Water temperature: At surface 70.70 f., 7.96 D.O. @ 10′ 71.24 f., 7.43 D.O.
Water level: Low level, private water craft are currently banned.

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  • 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 $20 all day motorboats to seniors on Tuesdays and Thursdays and to active military on the first and third Saturdays of each month. Half day bass boats are available weekdays for 35$ each.

    The final trout plant of the season took place on Wednesday and consisted of larger fish then the previous stocks. Warming water temperatures are driving the trout westward, toward deeper water. The south shore is also been productive for the same reason. Powerbait and inflated nightcrawlers have been the best baits.

    The bass fishing has been improving due to an abundance of shad. Justin Kennedy of Valley Center caught and released a 6.80# bass Wednesday on a plastic worm on Senior Shoreline. Bass can be found near structure, and respond best to crawdads, shad raps, or dark colored plastics.

    Small numbers of Crappie are being caught with regularity in the early morning hours before the sun comes up. Overcast days are best as the shad linger longer under the cloud cover. Crappie are most often caught using mini-jigs or live golden shiners.

    Plenty of small catfish are being reported throughout the lake. Lake Wohlford cats prefer chicken liver or cut mackerel. Stop by the ranger station for a dough-bait recipe that works wonders with both catfish and carp.

    Each month Whopper Contest winners in four categories are awarded a free fishing and boating permit. For information on the contest or fishing conditions, please contact the Ranger Station at (760) 839-4346.

    To view our current fish photos, visit our website at: http://www.wohlfordlake.com

    WHOPPER CONTEST WINNERS FOR MARCH WERE:
    DANIEL ROSSETTER 2.55# CRAPPIE – VICTOR ORTIZ 6.45# TROUT
    HAYDEN HECK 6.60# BASS – WENDELL JACKSON 7.90# CATFISH

    WHOPPER CONTEST LEADERS FOR APRIL ARE:
    RUDY RENTERIA 2.40# CRAPPIE – JUSTIN KENNEDY 6.80# BASS
    MELANIE HARTLEY 6.15# TROUT – DAVID LOPEZ 4.55# CATFISH

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

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