City of Escondido

 

Lake Wohlford Fish Report

Date: 6/23/18
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 June 15th.
Next Plant:  1,000 lbs. of Channel Catfish Tuesday July 3rd.
Water temperature: At surface 75.56° f.,6.38 D.O. @ 15’ 75.56° f., 6.09 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 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.

Despite the warm water temperatures, a smattering of trout are still being caught at this late date.

Catfish are being caught throughout the lake. Lake Wohlford cats prefer 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 around structure. The bass respond well to shad raps, frogs, and dark colored plastics.

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  MAY WERE:
EZEQUIEL BUENO   8.70# CATFISH
ART OYAMA   5.90#TROUT
MIKE BONDS   6.60# BASS
PAUL EDDO   1.70# CRAPPIE
 

WHOPPER CONTEST LEADERS FOR JUNE ARE:

CLIFF DEVERS   7.20# BASS
JOSEPHINE MILES   9.60# CATFISH
JESUS MAYO Jr.   8.60# TROUT
RANDY EDDO   2.10# CRAPPIE
https://www.escondido.org/fish-report.aspx