Date: 12/08/18
Park hours: 6:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. ( Open seven days a week, closed x-mas) 
Dock closes: 4:30 P.M.
Last Plant:  4,000 lbs of Rainbow Trout Wednesday December 5th.
Next Plant: 1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Thursday  December 13th.
Water temperature: At surface 55.94° f.,8.43 D.O. @ 10' 55.76° f., 8.24 D.O.                                                                                                                    Water level: Low level, private water craft are currently banned.

Permit and Boat Rentals are sold via a fully automated machine located at the Ranger Station. We do not sell fishing licenses, bait, or tackle, so anglers must acquire these essentials 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.

There was a huge turnout for opening day. Trout were being caught just about everywhere. Boat Dock Cove and Senior Shoreline were just two of the hot spots. Francisco Reyes's of 3.90# rainbow is the leader at the time of this report (mid-morning). Mr. Reyes caught his fish using a white power-worm at the West Buoys. Powerbait, powerworms, and inflated night-crawlers have all done well. Greens and yellows are the most popular varieties for the powerbait.

Catfish are being caught throughout the lake. Lake Wohlford cats prefer cut mackerel or chicken liver.

Bass can be found around structure. With the re-introduction of trout to the menu this is an excellent time to dust off those big swim-baits in the hopes of landing a monster.

Crappie prefer the cover of shade 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 NOV. WERE:
JOEY MAYERCHIK    9.60# BASS
DAVID LOPEZ    1.60# CRAPPIE
DAVID LOPEZ    5.80# CATFISH
    
 

WHOPPER CONTEST LEADERS FOR DEC. ARE:

FRANCISCO REYES    3.90# TROUT
ERIC VENTURA    2.00 # CRAPPIE