Date: Monday, February 1, 2016

Park hours: 6:00 AM- 5:30 PM
Dock closes: 5:30 PM (Boats called in @ 4:30 PM)

Last Plant: Wednesday, January 27 with 1500 pounds of Rainbow Trout from Chaulk Mound Trout Farm.

Next Plant:  Wednesday, February 10 with 1,500 pounds of the Rainbow beauties from Chaulk Mound.  

Please note that our stocking schedule is subject to change without notice due to weather conditions between here and Nebraska.  Please call (760) 839-4680 on the day of the stock to confirm the details.

Water Temperature: low 50's  Water Level: High

     Now that the Trout Derby is history, we'll be continuing the Dixon Lake Whopper Contest featuring the fish of the season: trout. Winners receive a free fishing day, which includes a one-day fishing permit and an all-day motorboat rental.  You must weigh in your fish no later than 30 minutes before the lake closes on the day the fish was caught.  Your name, image and a picture of the fish may be used for promotional purposes by the City. 

     December's Dixon Lake Whopper Contest winner is Roberto Najera.  Roberto was working Bass Point and landed an 11.5 pound Rainbow on Thursday, December 17.  Hmm . . . Thinking we should re-think the name of that location.  Anyway, Roberto was using a white mini-jig to bring in his whopper.  Congratulations to Roberto!

     Just remember, you could be the next recipient of a free fishing day.  All you need to do is register your biggest trout at either the boat dock or Ranger station. If you're the winner, we'll notify you by phone.  That's it!  Good luck to all our winter anglers.

      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.

     I'm not sure what's going on, but lately no one seems to want to weigh in their fish.  We have staff working at the dock and Ranger station every day to help you with boating and fishing, and we'd love to document your catch.  Please take a moment to let us know about your catch of the day, or even a full stringer.  The fishing report doesn't do much good if nobody tells us what's being caught!

     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.