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 Friday Apr. 20th.
Next Plant: 750 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday May. 11th.
Water temperature: At surface 63.50° f.,5.69 D.O. @ 10’ 64.04° f., 5.17 D.O. Water level: Low level, private water craft are currently banned.
Due to the threat of Quagga mussels, there remains 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.
Permits and Boat Rentals are issued by a machine located at the Ranger Station. The machine takes cash (no $50 or $100 bills), debit, or credit. Please take note; we do not sell fishing licenses, bait, or tackle, so anglers must acquire these essentials elsewhere prior to their visit. The lake is offering $20 all day motor boats to seniors on Tuesday and Thursdays and to active military every Saturday.
The final trout plant of the season went in yesterday. The trout appear to be migrating westward into deeper water in response to the warming weather. The most successful baits have been salmon eggs or mouse tails.
The bass are tight to shore either on nests or feeding on the abundant shad. Doug Untiedt caught and released an 8.70# bass Wednesday using a crawdad off Senior Shoreline. The bass are hitting shad raps, crawdads, and dark colored plastics.
The Crappie are just beginning to be caught in small numbers as they move in chasing the shad. Crappie prefer cover and shadows, and they are most often caught on finger-jigs or live golden shiners.
As the water warms the catfish are becoming more active. Our first catfish plant is less than two weeks away. Catfish love chicken liver or cut mackerel.
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 MARCH WERE:
|| 4.10# CATFISH
|| 8.30# BASS
|| .30# CRAPPIE
WHOPPER CONTEST LEADERS FOR APRIL ARE:
|| 6.50# TROUT
|| 8.70# BASS
|| 8.80# CATFISH
|| 2.10# CRAPPIE