Park hours: 6:00 A.M. - 7:30 P.M. ( Open seven days a week)
Dock closes: 7:00 P.M.
Last Plant: 750 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday May 10th.
Next Plant: 750 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday May 24th.
Water temperature: At surface 66.56° f.,5.00 D.O. @ 15' 67.57° f., 4.57 Water level: Low level, private water craft are currently banned.
Permit and Boat Rentals are sold at the Ranger Station. We do not sell fishing licenses, bait, or tackle, so anglers must acquire these essentials items elsewhere prior to their visit. All day motor boats are discounted to $20 for seniors (60+) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and for active military every Saturday.
Due to the threat of Quagga mussels, there is a ban on private water craft and equipment. Restricted equipment includes; private boats, canoes, kayaks, float tubes, trolling motors, fish finders, anchors, and other equipment that contacts the water.
Trout are still being caught at this late date with limits being recorded in Willow Cove last weekend. Karri Rowe of San Diego had big fish honors for the week with her 6.00# rainbow caught on a nightcrawler near the South Shore Rock Pile.
The bass are active in tight and are being caught on crankbaits, crawdads, and dark colored plastics.
The second catfish plant of the season is due to arrive Friday. Catfish can be found throughout the lake and bite well on cut mackerel or chicken liver, as well as dough-bait. Stop by the ranger station for a dough-bait recipe that works well on both catfish and carp.
Crappie are being caught in large numbers from shore and by boaters trolling for them. They are hitting Gulp minnows, mini-jigs, and live golden shiners. They are being caught from Bass Point to Crappie Rock, and near the West Buoy Line.
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:
|| 8.40# TROUT
|| 2.50# CRAPPIE
|| 10.60# CATFISH
|| 10.30# BASS
WHOPPER CONTEST LEADERS FOR MAY ARE:
|| 15.50# CATFISH
|| 9.10# BASS
|| 1.90# CRAPPIE
|| 6.00# TROUT