38th Annual Dixon Lake Trout Derby
December 2, 3 and 4, 2016

Rangers at Dixon Lake report that the 38th Annual Trout Derby was a great success! There was a great turnout for this three-day event, with lots of big fish being hauled in. The weather cooperated with blue skies and warm temperatures.  In addition to all that, there's a new Dixon Lake record trout!  Steve Capps of Escondido hauled in a 16.4 pound monster on 4 pound test, using green power bait.  Congratulations to Steve, and to all the other winners (see below for the complete list).

To the anglers that didn't win, there's always next year!

Thanks to the Senior Anglers of Escondido for their continued support at the weigh-in station.  This would not be a successful event without each and every one of you who volunteered your time and expert fishing advice.

Another thank you goes to the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club of Escondido for providing the Kiddie Pond and trout on Saturday and Sunday.  It's always a pleasure to watch the junior anglers catch their first fish!  These dedicated volunteers always put on a great tournament in the spring, and now they've become regulars at our fall Derby as well.  We were all glad you were here!


2016 Trout Derby Winners

Prize                 Winner                               Weight             Hometown

Grand Prize     Steve Capps                      16.4                  Escondido

Adult                  Seaton Stroud                    13.89               Big Bear City

Senior               Steve Weethee                     5.00                Oceanside

Youth                 Tavish McClellan                 11.06                Temecula

Smallest            Kevin Nam                              .44                 San Diego


Daily Prize Winners

December 2

1st Place            Jesus Resendiz                    13.33                San Marcos

2nd Place           Paul Prieto                             12.79               Escondido


December 3

1st Place             Nathan Gushwa                    10.35                 San Marcos

2nd Place           Josh Barranco                        9.03                  Del Mar


December 4

1st Place              Lance Liverpool                  12.31                  Spring Valley

2nd Place             David Lemus                         5.54                  San Diego


Tagged Fish

Theodore Barone

Dennis Vanderheiden

Tim Gardner

Alfredo Hernandez

Jose Milan

Nathan Stutz

Savinena Hun

Linda Vorachack

Gabriel Quiroz

Javier Deanda

Justin Lamond

Tony Parker

Ramirez Lopez

Josh Lacy

Brian Cochran