Dixon Lake Fishing Report

Dixon Lake Fishing Report

12-24-2019
by Dixon Lake Staff
(760) 839-4680
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Trout: Trout season is well underway for the 2019/20 season at Dixon Lake. We are stocking trout periodically until April, 2020. This year our trout are being sourced from Mt. Lassen Rainbow Trout. Numerous people have been catching their limits before mid-day in both Trout Cove and Jack Creek areas. Anglers seeking trout have also reached limits fishing from trout cove, south shoreline and boat dock cove. A two-pound test set up with a 12” to 18” leader is recommended. Mini jigs have shown to be the primary choice of anglers thus far. Chartreuse colored power bait is still doing well in trout cove. The Trout catching limit is 5! "No Catch & Release of Trout." Please make sure you are familiar with the current freshwater fishing regulations prior to fishing here at Dixon Lake as we do strictly enforce these regulations.

Catfish: The Catfish bite has picked back up due to the rain and recent trout stocks. Although we have concluded stocking catfish for the year, catfish are present year round in Dixon Lake. The catfish are very active in the afternoon before closing. Night Crawlers have been the most successful choice of bait for anglers in the post-catfish season. The productive areas have been the South Shoreline and the Buoy line in the afternoon hours before closing. Considering that catfish are primarily bottom feeders, setting up your rig with a weight that allows your bait to sink near the bottom will generally render good results. Catfish primarily prefer bait with the strongest scent. Cut up mackerel, chicken liver and shrimp are typically the preferred bait of cat fisherman. Catfish have a limit of 5 at this time.

Bass: At this time the Bass are active in search of food and are biting on drop shot and smaller swim baits. With the trout stock here it is a good time to practice different fishing techniques. Largemouth bass have been very active in the hours before dusk. Jerk baits and swim baits have been producing good results for fisherman using our boats. Small lures have also been working well. When fishing in the early morning hours, top water lures tend to be a good choice if you are fishing near the reeds or in an area with lots of aquatic vegetation. Boat Dock Cove has shown to be a preferred location for bass habitats. Just a reminder, bass must be at least 12 inches to keep with a limit of 2 at this time.

Bluegill: Night crawlers have been the most successful choice of bait for catching bluegill in the recent weeks. Bluegill often times respond better to smaller or cut up night crawlers. The piers prove to be promising locations for bluegill in the late afternoon hours. Bluegill are limited to 25 of any size at this time.



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