Park hours: 6:00 A.M. – 7:30 P.M. (Open seven days a week)
Dock closes: 7:00 P.M.
Last Plant: 1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Wednesday April 20th.
Next Plant: 1,000 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday May 27th.
Water temperature: At surface 68.36° f.,6.79 D.O. @ 10’ 68.72° f., 6.65 D.O. Water level: Low level, private water craft are banned
To protect Wohlford from invasive exotic Quagga mussels, there is still a ban on private water craft and equipment that could have been exposed to mussels. Restricted equipment includes private boats, canoes, kayaks, float tubes, trolling motors, fish finders, anchors, and other equipment that contacts the water.
Lake Wohlford is offering $20 all day motor boats to seniors on Tuesdays and Thursdays and to active military on the first and third Saturdays of each month.
The bass bite remains strong thanks to the favorable conditions; good water temps, and an abundance of bait fish. Sam Zepeda of Valley Center caught and released a 10.95# largemouth he caught on a plastic worm off Senior Shore. Three days earlier Ray Zepeda, also of Valley Center, caught & released a 9.55# bass in the same location using the same kind of bait. Bass can be found around structure and respond well to crawdads, shad-raps, and dark colored plastics.
The first catfish plant of the season is scheduled for this upcoming Friday. The catfish season has been expanded this year. The stocking is starting earlier and we have more plants scheduled. Catfish can be found throughout the lake. They bite nearly year round with the top baits being chicken liver or cut mackerel.
Crappie are being caught in small numbers. Crappie prefer the cover of shade or overcast conditions and are most often caught on mini-jigs or live golden shiners.
Each month Whopper Contest winners in four categories are awarded a free fishing and boating permit. For information on the contest or fishing conditions, please contact the Ranger Station at (760) 839-4346.
|WHOPPER CONTEST WINNERS FOR APRIL WERE:
|| 9.65# BASS
|| 5.50# CATFISH
|| 12.90# TROUT
|| 1.90# CRAPPIE
WHOPPER CONTEST LEADERS FOR MAY ARE:
|| 10.95# BASS
|| 4.10# CATFISH
|| 2.00# CRAPPIE
|CHARLES VAN PELT
|| 8.30# TROUT