Dixon Lake Fishing Report

Dixon Lake Fishing Report

10-2-2020
by Dixon Lake Staff
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Catfish: Anglers have been reaching their catfish limit when fishing near the buoy line from a boat. The catfish are very active in the early morning as well as the afternoon hours before closing. As we begin to see cooler temperatures during the day, the catfish bite will be more prominent in the daytime. Mackerel has been the most successful choice of bait for anglers in the past several weeks. Anglers fishing in the evening have had the most luck fishing for catfish from pier 1 and 2. The trout cove and jack creek area is also a promising location for catching catfish. 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 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: Small top water lures have been the ideal choice of bait for anglers fishing in the early morning and late evening. Weightless Senkos have been working well for anglers fishing from the shoreline in areas with abundant aquatic vegetation. Drop shot rigs set up with Roboworms are still proving to be a good alternative to the other methods listed above. Largemouth bass tend to stay in deeper water on hot summer days. The bass will progress into shallow water in the early morning as well as the late evening when it cools down. The aquatic weeds are very abundant now and have created new habitats for the bass to reside in. Largemouth bass can typically be found in shallow water and are likely to be swimming under something that provides shade such as vegetation or a dock. In water bodies that contain aquatic vegetation, you may find it advantageous to use slightly heavier line. Boat dock cove is still a promising location for bass. Just a reminder, bass must be at least 12 inches to keep with a limit of 2 at this time.

Bluegill: Meal worms and red worms are still proving to be the best choice of bait for the time being. Using cut up night crawlers for bait is also a good method. The bite has significantly picked up with the increase in aquatic vegetation. The piers and shorelines are promising locations for catching bluegill now that the vegetation has developed in the water. Bluegill are limited to 25 of any size at this time.

Trout: Our last trout stock took place on March 4th. Any remaining trout are primarily going to be in deeper waters throughout the summer. In the early morning hours, you may find a trout in the shallow waters of Trout Cove and Boat Dock Cove. A two-pound test set up with a 12” to 18” leader is recommended. Mini jigs and power bait were the primary choice of bait for anglers this past trout season. Chartreuse colored power bait did 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. 



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