Date: 5/26/18
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 25th.
Next Plant:  750 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday June 15th.
Water temperature: At surface 68.54° f.,8.62 D.O. @ 15’ 68.90° f., 8.59 D.O.                                                                                                                    Water level: Low level, private water craft are currently banned.

 

Permits and Boat Rentals are issued via a fully automated machine located at the Ranger Station. Please take note; 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 $20 for seniors on Tuesday 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.

Friday’s plant should ensure a strong bite for the holiday weekend. Catfish are being caught throughout the lake, but particularly near the west buoys. Lake Wohlford cats like cut mackerel or chicken liver. Stop by the ranger station to pick up a dough-bait recipe that works well for both catfish and carp.

Largemouth Bass can be found lingering around structure. The bass are mostly in post spawn phase and are hungry and on the prowl. They are hitting shad raps, frogs, and dark colored plastics.

It has been a lean year for Crappie at the lake The pan-fish are primarily being caught in small numbers by fisherman in boats. Crappie prefer the cover of shade and they 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:
WAYNE BERKELEY   8.80# CATFISH
ADRIANA ORTIZ   6.50#TROUT
JASON LIU   12.20# BASS
PAUL EDDO     2.10# CRAPPIE
 

WHOPPER CONTEST LEADERS FOR MAY ARE:

MIKE BONDS   6.60# BASS
PAUL EDDO   1.70# CRAPPIE
ELLIOT BERQUIST   5.10# CATFISH
ART OYAMA   5.90# TROUT