Date: Monday, May 2, 2016

Park hours: 6:00 AM- 7:30 PM
Dock closes: 7:30 PM (Boats called in @ 6:15 PM)

Last Plant: Wednesday, April 20 with 4500 pounds of Nebraska Tailwalkers.  This was the last trout stock of the 15/16 season.  We'll be looking at starting trout again in the fall.  Exact dates are dependent on water temperatures, so we can't be specific.  We'll keep you posted.

Next Plant:  We'll be starting our catfish season just after the July 4th holiday.  Please check back often for updates. 

Water Temperature: mid 60's  Water Level: Moderate

    The big winner in the Kiwanis Derby was Sean Sanders, who brought in a 12 lb 12 oz Tailwalker.  Nice catch Sean!  Hope you were able to make a couple of meals of that one.

     In the meantime, Jason Texiera of Kailua, Kona, Hawaii made off with a 10 lb 6 oz trout on April 20 from Whisker Bay.  He was using a melon mini-jig.  Johnny Bonsynat of Escondido had a 7 lb, 2 oz take his bait on April 23, and Nick Madarang doubled his pleasure on April 28 with two trout over seven pounds - 7 lb 8 oz and 7 lb 0 oz. Congratulations to all on some really nice fish!

     We know there are still some big trout out there, so stop by soon to take advantage of the quiet after the derby.  Boats are available, and there is ample room on the shoreline.  Please remember to get your fish weighed in and photographed.  We want to help you brag!

     Dixon Lake staff encourages anglers who qualify to take advantage of “Senior/Military Wednesdays.” Senior citizens 60 and better and military personnel are eligible to rent an all day motor boat for $18, or an all day row boat for $12.

     For more information on park rules, future stocking schedules, and other information, please call the Dixon Lake Ranger station at 760-839-4680, or visit

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At the present time, Dixon Lake does not require a California fishing license from the Dept. of Fish & Wildlife. Dixon Lake has been granted an Aquaculture Permit. All anglers 8 yrs. and older will need a daily fishing lake permit (Adults - $7.00, Youth ages 8-15 and Seniors 60 and better $5.00). A second rod permit can be purchased at the concession stand for a $2.00 fee.  All other park rules, fishing regulations and City of Escondido municipal codes will remain in effect.