Date: Sunday, December 21, 2014
Park hours: 6:00 AM –5:00 PM (daily)
Dock closes: 4:00 PM (Boats called in @ 4 PM)
Last Plant: Wednesday December 10, 1,500 lbs.
Next Plant: Monday, December 22, 1,500 lbs.
Water Temperature: 68 degrees Water Level: High
Trout fishing at Dixon Lake remains steady. Even as it underwent its bye week, fishermen continued to enjoy the trout bite.
Most fish have been caught in water 30+ ft. deep, leaving areas such as Trout Cove less popular.
Pier 1, Whisker Bay, and Jack Creek cove still remain consistent fishing spots, while the ADA pier has surprised many as it helped to pull in multiple limits this week.
“I usually struggle on this pier, but today I pulled my limit in no time,” said Roy Brinnaman of Escondido on December 19. Brinnaman said he used green PowerBait to pull in the five trout.
Night crawlers and rainbow PowerBait have been the top sellers this week. Green colored PowerBait and crappie jigs have also been reported as effective bait by fishermen.
As mentioned above, regular limits were pulled from the lake this week. However, no official reports of large trout were brought to the Ranger Station.
Occasional large catfish and small to medium bass continue to make appearances.
Dixon Lake staff encourages anglers who qualify to take advantage of “Senior/Military Wednesdays.” Senior citizens 60 and older and military personnel are eligible to purchase $18 all day motor boats, and $12 all day row boats every Wednesday.
In observance of the holiday and to also grant Dixon Lake staff time to spend with their families, Dixon Lake will remain closed from the evening of December 24th, to the morning of December 26th. Fishing and other recreation will resume at opening time on the 26th (6 a.m.). Traditionally, this is the only day of the year that the park closes.
Dixon Lake staff sends warm regards for happy holidays to the supportive public.
For more information on park rules, future trout stocking schedule, and other information, please call the Dixon Lake Ranger station at 760-839-4680, or visit http://www.dixonlake.com
At the present time, Dixon Lake no longer requires a California fishing license from the Dept. of Fish & Game. Dixon Lake has been granted an Aquaculture Permit. All anglers 8 yrs. and older will need a daily fishing lake permit. 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.