Date: Friday, September 25, 2015

Park hours: 6:00 AM- 7:30 PM   (7:00 PM beginning Monday, October 5.)
Dock closes: 6:30 PM (Boats called in @ 6:30 PM)  (6:00 PM beginning Monday, October 5.)
Last Plant: Friday, August 14. 1000 pounds of Channel catfish

Next Plant:  Late October/Early November (water temps permitting) with Rainbow Trout from Chaulk Mound Trout Farm.  We'll be hosting the Nebraska Tailwalkers again this year.  These have been a favorite for over five years, as they are pretty good fighters and are usually pretty tasty.

Water Temperature: Near 80 degrees  Water Level: Steady

      Our regular fish reporter has moved on to a new job, and we've not been able to update the fish report since then.  We'll do our best to keep you updated on current conditions and special events.  Thanks for your patience.

      The Dixon Lake Whopper Contest continues featuring the fish of the season: catfish. Our most recent winner is Thanh Le, who landed a 13.75 pound catfish on Tuesday, August 25.  The Whopper Contest will be focused on catfish through October.  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.

      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.