||July 13, 2006|
Dixon Lake Report
by Ranger Jim Dayberry
Bass action was slow again this week. It appears that they may spawn again. We are seeing quite a number of males starting to establish nests in 7-12 feet of water. No females have been sighted in these areas as of this time.
Catfish season is rolling right along. The bite was good all week. A good number of fish over three pounds were taken. Mackerel and anchovies are working best. There are good numbers of fish being taken out at the Buoy Line and the shoreline by the boat dock is also producing fish. There has been one major change this year with the night fishing program. We will be operating the night fishing only three nights a week. Night fishing will run from Thursday-Saturday nights ONLY! We will no longer be open on Wednesday nights. The lake will be open from 5 PM to 11:45 PM for night fishing on these three days only. Boat rental rates will be $20 for motor boats and $10 for row boats. Rental boats will be called in at 10:45 PM as always. No alcohol or gas lanterns are allowed. Boat rental prices may change as of July 12, 2006 pending a city council's review of fees.
Lake Wohlford Report
by Ranger Fred Costa
Catfish action has already improved with mostly small to mid sized cats striking nightcrawlers, chicken liver, or shrimp. Some limits of Catfish are being caught since the last stock Thursday June15th. Trevor Melburn of Riverton, Utah, caught a 1 # 14 Catfish that struck a nightcrawler at Murphy's Rock.
Bass action has been spotty. The first hatch of Bass fry are scattered around the shallow weed-beds. Shad are moving into the shallows in the early morning as well. Shad Rap type lures should be effective then. Sam Bush of Cardiff caught and released a 7 # 14 Bass using a Sinko lure off Senior Shoreline. Scott Osborne of Valley Center landed a 3 # 10 Bass that nailed a Golden Shiner near Murphy's Rock.
Small sized Bluegill are biting along the weedbeds near Oakvale Cove on meal worms. The Trout bite is over until the water cools again and we restock in December. Each month Whopper Contest winners in 4 categories are awarded a free fishing and boating permit. For further information on the contest or fishing conditions, please contact the Ranger Station at 839-4346. To view our current fish photos, Visit our website at