Park Hours: 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Daily)
Dock Closes: 4:00 PM (Boats called in @ 3:45 PM)
Last Plant: Nov. 26th: 1500 lbs of Rainbow Trout
Next Plant: Dec. 11th: 1500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout
Water Temperature: 58 degrees at the surface
Water Level: Falling/Steady
Dixon Lake trout season un-officially started with a late stock on Wednesday October 30. A 1500 pound plant of Nebraska “tail walkers” was stocked that day….so Halloween day was the official “opening day” that started off slow and picked up throughout the day. The trend of excellent fishing is starting to show with best fishing 3 to 4 days after the stock especially in the cove areas. The lake has been stocked with 9000 pound of Nebraska trout so far this season.
Trout fishing has been good the last several days. Zac Baraan Jr. of Mira Mesa has top honors for biggest trout of the week. His 7 lb. 6 oz. trout was pulled from the Buoyline on a night crawler and rainbow power bait combo. Raul Pizaro of San Diego caught a 6 lb. 2 oz. trout on a green jig from the Whisker Bay area.
Dixon Lake will be getting the Nebraska Tail Walkers for the 2013/14 trout season. The week of Dec 2-6th will be a skip week for stocking. Best baits so far this season has been the power bait, power worms and especially Rooster Tails, mini crappie jigs, Kastmaster and Thomas Buoyant lures that work well right after the stock. The concession will be fully stocked with plenty of those supplies including night crawlers which are the go to bait when the bite slows down. Trout Cove seems to be the hot ticket fishing area along with Whisker Bay and Pier #1 being a close second.
Dixon Lake no longer requires a California fishing license from the Dept. of Fish & Game since it was granted an Aquaculture Permit. This permit is valid again for the 2013 calendar year. All anglers 8 yrs. and older will still need a daily fishing lake permit. A second rod permit/ticket can now be purchased for a $2.00 fee. All other park rules, fishing regulations and City of Escondido municipal codes will remain in effect until further notice.
For further park rules, fishing regulations, park and future trout stocking schedules, please call the Dixon Lake Ranger Station at 760-839-4680 or visit www.dixonlake.com.