Dixon Lake Fishing Report

Dixon Lake Fishing Report

by Dixon Lake Staff
(760) 839-4680

Trout: 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. Trout fishing does very well around our stock days. Since we have not stocked since mid-April, the number of catches have decreased and will continue to decrease until next trout season. If you do want to try to catch trout, Chartreuse and Rainbow Garlic power bait usually really well. Jig baits work as well; anglers prefer the grasshopper color jigs, but there have been reports of anglers catching on other brighter colors as well. The hot spots for catching trout are Trout Cove, Whisker Bay, and the shoreline to the right of the boat dock. Typically, you will see two-five pound trout being caught as the average; nine pounders being the heaviest.


Catfish: Catfish are typically very active in the early morning as well as in the evening. 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, recently shrimp seems to be working best. Catfish have a limit of 5 at this time. Catfish seem to be caught more at mid buoy line and the north end of the buoy line as well as Catfish Cove by boat.


Bass: Swim baits have worked well for catching bass as well as red Power bait and nightcrawlers. Drop shot rigs set up with Roboworms, or Texas rigs set up with Senkos continue to be a good method as well. We will begin to see the growth of aquatic weeds as temperatures continue to rise. Largemouth bass can typically be found in shallow water and are likely to be found swimming under something that provides shade such as vegetation or a pier. In water bodies that contain aquatic vegetation, you may find it advantageous to use slightly heavier line. Piers 1 and 2 have been showing great results for catching bass as well as pier 4 . Just a reminder, bass must be at least 12 inches to keep with a limit of 2 at this time.


Bluegill: There have not been many reports of bluegill being caught at this time; when they do catch, anglers would catch small bluegill close to the surface. You may be able to retrieve larger bluegill when allowing your bait to sink deeper into the lake. Meal worms and red worms are still the best choice of bait for the time being. Using cut up night crawlers for bait is also a good method. The piers and shorelines are promising locations for catching bluegill. Bluegill are limited to 25 of any size at this time.

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