Park hours: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Daily)
Dock closes: 7:00 PM (Boats called in @ 6:45 PM)
Last Plant: April 24 (3000 lbs. of Rainbow Trout) Last stock of the season
Next Plant: TBD (Catfish - 2nd week in July)
Water Temperature: 68-69 degrees at the surface
Dixon Lake's Trout season is coming to a near end….very few trout are coming in as it’s been almost a month since Dixon was last stocked with trout. If any, the AM bite has been the key to a good start and lasting several hours. With the weather warming up it should end any trout bite that remains. Best baits for trout have been garlic flavored power bait in rainbow and green colors. White, red and orange color Power worms have been the lucky colors for the big trout.
Bass fishing has been steady…smaller sized bass are still hanging around the shallows providing some late spring action. We always encourage anglers to practice “catch and release” to ensure the population of bass always improves and fish can be caught for generations to come. Small fry have been seen around structured areas of the lake as the earlier spawn has already taken place.
The last stock was planted with 3000 lbs. of Nebraska “Tail walker” trout on 04/24/13. For further information on fishing regulations and rules, call the Dixon Lake Ranger Station at 760-839-4680. Night fishing will most likely start the second week in July with Dixon being stocked each week with catfish until the end of August.
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. All other park rules, fishing regulations and City of Escondido municipal codes will remain in effect until further notice.
To view our current fish photos, visit our Web site at www.dixonlake.com.