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Fishing Report July 20th, 2006


Dixon Lake Report
by Ranger Jim Dayberry

There were no trout reported to the ranger station this week.

Bass action was slow again and week no large bass were reported to the staff this week.

Catfish season is rolling right along. The bite was good all week. Most of the fish are between 1-3 pounds. Mackerel and anchovies are working best. There are good numbers of fish being taken out at the Buoy Line. 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.

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 July 13th. Clement Minor of Escondido hooked a 2 # 13 Catfish with a Rapala lure at the West Buoy Line. Tyrone Johnson of San Diego caught a 2 # 8 Channel Catfish on cut mackerel at the West Buoy Line.

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.

Danny Vega of Escondido got a 1 # 14 Crappie on a Rattle Trap Lure at the South Shore Rock Pile. 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 four 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.





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