Date: 1/8/22
Park hours: 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Open seven days a week) (closed x-mas day)

Dock Closes: 4:30 p.m. 

Last Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout the week of Dec.26th to Jan. 1st.

Next Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout the week of Jan.9th to Jan. 15th.

Water temperature: At surface 50.54 f., 6.99 D .O. @ 15' 50.24 f., 6.72 D.O.

Water Level: Low level, private watercraft currently banned.

 

Permits and boat rentals are sold at the Ranger Station. We are credit/debit only no cash transactions. We do not sell fishing licenses so anglers must obtain them elsewhere prior to their visit. The lake is offering half price motor boats to seniors on Tuesday and Thursdays and to  active military every Saturday.

In order to protect Wohlford from invasive exotic Quagga mussels there is a ban on private watercraft 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.

The trout remain active particularly in Oakvale Cove and in Willow Cove. Aiden Gonzalez of Vista has the biggest trout of the new year so far at 7.20#s. Mr. Gonzalez’s fish was caught using a Thomas Buoyant lure west of Senior Shoreline. Mousetails or mini-jigs have been the hot tickets.

Limits of catfish are still being taken at the west buoy line. Anthony Pellerin of Escondido caught & released a 24.80# catfish Thursday using cut mackerel at the west buoys. Lake Wohlford cats are most frequently caught using chicken liver, shrimp, or cut mackerel. Stop by the ranger station for a dough-bait recipe that works well on both catfish and carp.

Small to medium sized bass can be found around structure. With the re-introduction of trout to the menu it’s an excellent time to try a big swimbait in hopes of landing a lunker bass.

Crappie are being reported sporadically in small numbers. Most are suspended deep right now. Crappie prefer the cover of shade and are most often present close to shore pre-dawn. They are typically caught using mini-jigs or live golden shiners.

Each month Whopper Contest winners in four categories are awarded a free fishing and boating permit. Contest winners must legally catch their fish at Lake Wohlford and have their fish weighed in by a Wohlford Ranger on our scale. For information on the contest or fishing conditions, please contact the Ranger Station at (760) 839-4346

WHOPPER CONTEST WINNERS FOR DECEMBER WERE:

DANIEL REYNAGA

   10.00# TROUT     

TAYLOR OSHINSKI

   59.80# CATFISH 

TYLER ORTIZ      1.20# CRAPPIE
      

 

     

 

WHOPPER CONTEST LEADERS FOR JANUARY ARE:

 

AIDEN GONZALEZ

   7.20# TROUT  

ANTHONY PELLERIN

 24.80# CATFISH