Lake Wohlford Fishing

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Lake Wohlford is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays only and is closed on weekdays. Please check the City of Escondido's COVID-19 web page for rules and restrictions 

NOTICE: On November 18, 2020 Escondido’s City Council voted to update the Lakes & Open Space Division’s rental and user fees. New fees will take effect on December 1, 2020. New fees can be viewed HERE.

  • Fishing: Shoreline fishing is returning to Dixon Lake and Lake Wohlford on Tuesday, May 12. Facial coverings are required when purchasing a fishing permit and social distancing will be enforced.
  • Full day boat rentals will re-open on Monday, May 18. Hourly rentals will not be available for the time being. 

Fishing Fees:

State of California Fishing License Required for all persons 16 years and older.

Daily Rate
Adults 16 years & older $7.00
Seniors over 60 years $5.00
Youth 8–15 years $5.00
Children under 8 years FREE*

Boat Rental Fees:

Before 1 p.m. $17.00 per day
After 1 p.m. $14.00 per day
Before 1 p.m. $35.00 per day
After 1 p.m. $30.00 per day
Bass Boats
Before 1 p.m. $50.00
After 1 p.m. (weekdays only) $35.00

Maximum Rental Boat Capacity is four adults.
Maximum Bass Boat Capacity is two adults.
State law requires all boat passengers to have a life preserver. These are available at the dock.

 * Any fish caught are counted against the limit of the accompanying adult.