Date: 5/26/17
Park hours: 6:00 A.M. – 7:30 P.M.  ( Open seven days a week)
Dock closes: 7:00 P.M. 
Last Plant:   1,500 lbs of Rainbow Trout Wednesday April 19th.
Next Plant:  Catfish in July.
Water temperature: At surface 70.34° f.,5.94 D.O. @ 15’ 70.70° f., 5.75 D.O.                                                                           Water level: Low level, private water craft are currently banned.

   To protect Wohlford from invasive exotic Quagga mussels, there is a ban on private water craft 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 lake is offering $20 all day motor boats to seniors on Tuesday and Thursdays and to active military every Saturday.

Permits and Boat Rentals are now being issued via a fully automated machine located at the Ranger Station. The machine takes debit/credit or cash. At present, we still do not sell fishing licenses, bait, or tackle so anglers must acquire these essentials elsewhere prior to their visit.

Catfish are plentiful and are being caught throughout the lake. Cut mackerel or chicken liver both work well for catfish.

They are still catching trout on senior shoreline and along the southern shore. Top baits are salmon eggs or yellow or green powerbait.

Largemouth Bass can be found lurking around structure feasting on the abundant shad. Martin Arenas of Escondido caught and released an 8.95# bass using a jerk-bait at the South Shore Rock Pile. The bass respond well to frogs, crawdads, and dark colored plastics.

Black Crappie are being caught in the early morning hours near rock piles or by boats trolling. Crappie are most often caught on finger jigs or live golden shiners.

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:
KEVIN KHANKEO  7.25# CATFISH
FAUSTO SANCHES  11.55# BASS
C.L. CHAU  2.00# CRAPPIE
ROGER DAMIAN  6.95# TROUT
 

WHOPPER CONTEST LEADERS FOR MAY ARE:

GARY WILLIAMS  4.35# TROUT
WILL LAMBUTH  2.00# CRAPPIE
MARTIN ARENAS  8.95# BASS
PAUL EDDO  3.55# CATFISH