Dixon Lake recorded a NEW LAKE RECORD Crappie as Tasi Tautala from San Diego smashes the old lake record less than 1 month ago. Sorry Joseph Gareghan, whose previous record stood at 1 lb.11 oz. gets crush by a 2 lb. 9 oz. hefty of a beast crappie. On his first cast of the morning landed a new lake record on a crappie mini jig from the Boat Dock Cove Area.
The 68 anglers checked at Hodges last week reported catching 41 bass, 46 crappie and 1 channel catfish. Jason Ruiz of San Diego had a 7.17 pound largemouth bass last Sunday the 16th on a spinnerbait in the dam arm. The bass count remained about the same as last week, despite only about half as many anglers checked this week. So thats encouraging. The crappie numbers were down a bit, but the anglers targeting crappie are still catching them along shoreline brush and wood using mini jigs.
Dixon Lake Trout season so far has been good with conditions improving each week after a stock. Another record hits the lake this week. Honors goes to Joseph Garenhani of Oceanside with a record crappie of 1 lb. 11 oz. on a green power worm. He knocked off local angler Jed Dickerson with the previous crappie at 1 lb. 8oz. The bass has picked up this week with some decent size being caught and released by every day angler Mike Dispensiero of San Marcos with a 6.8 and 7.2 pound big mouth on consecutive days fishing near Boat Dock Cove area on plastics.
The 67 anglers checked at Lower Otay reported catching 125 bass to 4 pounds, 3 bluegill, and 50 crappie to 1.5 pounds. Big bass trophy chasers are still casting swimbaits as trout stocks continue, but those anglers aren’t talking.
The 42 anglers checked at El Capitan last week reported catching 57 bass, 2 redear sunfish, 1 crappie, 3 channel catfish and 8 blue catfish. Consistent trout stocks are helping the bass fishing at El Capitan, especially for big fish. This week’s report included a 10.10 pounder, although no details were provided.