Date: 9/22/18
Park hours: 6:00 A.M. – 7:30 P.M. ( Closed Weekdays, Open Weekends Only) 
Dock closes: 7:00 P.M.
Last Plant:   750 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday August 3rd.
Next Plant:  Rainbow Trout in December.
Water temperature: At surface 74.30° f.,6.45 D.O. @ 10’ 75.02° f., 5.91 D.O.                                                                                                                    Water level: Low level, private water craft are currently banned.

Permit and Boat Rentals are sold at the Ranger Station. At present, we do not sell fishing licenses, bait, or tackle, so anglers must acquire these essential items elsewhere prior to their visit. All day motor boats are discounted to $20 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.

The park is currently closed weekdays and will re-open for weekday fishing and general recreation in mid-December following the first trout plant, as always, we will remain open on the weekends.

Fall is the time when the larger catfish seem to be most active. Eddie Avila of Vista currently has the leader for the month with a modest 5.80# catfish caught in Willow Cove on cut mackerel.

Bass can be found lingering around structure. Matthew Smith of Beaver, Pennsylvania caught an 8.10# bass Sunday in Boat Dock Cove using a jig. Bass respond well to shad raps, frogs, and dark colored plastics.

Crappie are being caught in small numbers in Boat Dock Cove or by boaters trolling for them. They prefer cover and are most often caught using finger jigs or live golden shiners. They bite best in the predawn hours.

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 AUGUST WERE:
LUIS RAMIREZ   9.50# CATFISH
SOKHOM HUN   2.00# CRAPPIE
JOE MEYERS 10.60# BASS
    
 

WHOPPER CONTEST LEADERS FOR SEPT. ARE:

PAUL EDDO    1.90# CRAPPIE
EDDIE AVILA    5.80# CATFISH  
MATTHEW SMITH    8.10# BASS