Dixon Lake Fishing Report

Dixon Lake Fishing Report

9-11-2023
by Dixon Lake Staff
(760) 839-4680
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Park hours: 6:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Dock closes: 6:45 P.M. Boats rentals end: 6:00 P.M

Last Plant: 1,000 lbs. of Catfish: August 11th

Plant: Dixon Lake will not be stocking again until next Trout season. Check the fish report for Lake Wohlford as they will continue stocking catfish periodically.

Water temperature: At surface: 82.04°F, 6.89 D.O At 15 feet: 80.42°F, 6.96 D.O.

Water level: Moderate, private water craft/fish finders are currently banned.

Water Clarity: Good (12’)

Catfish: Catfish have been biting more as of recent and 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 along with chicken blood are typically the preferred bait of cat fisherman. The stinkier the bait, the better! Catfish have a limit of 5 at this time. Catfish are still being caught more at catfish cove, the center of the buoy line and halfway down the south shoreline; however, since we have not stocked catfish, fishing has been slower.

 

Bass: As we are getting closer to springtime, there has been an increase of reports of anglers catching 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. 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. The areas around boat dock and the south shoreline have been popular with bass, particularly Bass Point. In water bodies that contain aquatic vegetation, you may find it advantageous to use slightly heavier line. Just a reminder, bass must be at least 12 inches to keep with a limit of 2 at this time.

 

Bluegill: There have been a few recent reports of small bluegill being caught by pier one and along the south shoreline. You may be able to retrieve larger bluegill when allowing your bait to sink deeper into the lake more than likely by the buoy line. 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.

 

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, especially since the water temperature is perfect for trout. Even though we have not stocked with trout, anglers have still been catching their trout limit ranging from 6-9 pounds off the buoy line. Chartreuse and Rainbow Garlic power bait usually do 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. Anglers have had much success by using cast masters, mainly pink and blue. The hot spots for catching trout are Whisker Bay, Trout Cove, 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.



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