Date: Wednesday, April 27, 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

     April has copied March in that we've been very busy at Dixon Lake.  Our last stock of the season was last Wednesday, where we loaded up with over 4,000 pounds of Rainbow Trout from Chaulk Mound Trout Ranch in Nebraska.  We hosted literally hundreds of anglers for our Kiwanis Derby over two days, and the unofficial big fish was 12 lbs.,12 ozs.!  Kiwanis officers will be putting the official winner's list together soon, and we'll post the results here.  To all who participated, thanks for coming out.  If you weren't able to make this year's event, maybe we'll see you next year!

           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.