Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015

Park hours: 6:00 AM –5:00 PM (daily)   
Dock closes: 4:00 PM (Boats called in @ 4 PM)
Last Plant: Wednesday, January 14,

Next Plant: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 

******(NOTE >Due to an unforeseen mechanical transportation breakdown, stocking was delayed 1 day.  On 1-29-15   at 7:00 AM  the lake was officially stocked with 1500 lbs. of "tailwalkers")*******


Water Temperature:  68 degrees   Water Level: High

    Trout fishing at Dixon Lake has slowed after the January 14 stock, but remains relatively strong.

    Fish are most active during the morning and late afternoon.

    Pier 1, Whisker Bay, and Jack Creek cove still remain consistent fishing spots. Trout Cove has continued to see action, while the north side of the buoy line has also picked up speed for fishermen in boats. Pier 3 has done well for fishermen casting towards Jack Creek.

   Jigs have been the most popular bait this week. Nightcrawlers, PowerWorms of different varieties, and PowerBait also remain effective. Silver spinners reportedly have pulled out multiple trout as well.

    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.

     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


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.