Contact: Dan Hippert, 760-839-4240


Rangers at Escondido‚Äôs Lake Dixon say that cooler weather has dropped the lake temperature into the safe range for the first scheduled stock. The trout season will officially begin this Wednesday, November 12, with the first stock of Nebraska Tailwalkers from Chaulk Mound Trout Ranch.  The fish are being transported from Nebraska, so there is no specific time when the fish will be delivered.  Historically, delivery takes place in mid-afternoon. The size of the stock is yet to be determined. The dates for the 36th Annual Lake Dixon Trout Derby will be announced shortly.

Since Lake Dixon has been granted an Aquaculture Permit by the State of California Department of Fish and Wildlife, fishing licenses are not  required.  However, all anglers eight years and older will need a daily lake fishing permit, which is available at the concession stand.  Adult permits are $7.00, and Youth and Senior permits are $5.00.  A second rod permit can be purchased for a $2.00 fee.


For additional information, please contact the Lake Dixon Ranger Station at (760) 839-4680.