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Another trout planting in a week

A trout planting of 1,500 pounds of Rainbow Trout is expected for next Wednesday, March 21 at Lake Wohlford. The last plant was on March 7.

Park hours: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Open seven days a week)

Dock closes: 6:30 p.m.

Water temperature: At surface 56.84 f., 9.79 D.O. @ 10’ 55.94 f., 9.46 D.O.

Water level:  Low level, private water craft are currently banned.

Due to the threat of Quagga mussels, there remains a ban on private water craft and equipment. Restricted equipment includes; private boats, canoes, kayaks, float tubes, trolling motors, fish finders, anchors, and other equipment that contacts the water.

Permits and Boat Rentals are now issued by a machine located at the Ranger Station. The machine can take cash (no $50 or $100 bills), debit, or credit. Please take note; rangers do not sell fishing licenses, bait, or tackle, so anglers must acquire these essentials elsewhere prior to their visit. The lake is offering $20 all day motor boats to seniors on Tuesday and Thursdays and to active military every Saturday.

The trout fishing has been solid with the fish from Wednesday’s plant biting right out of the gate. Big fish of the week belonged to Wayne Honda of Anaheim who landed an 8.30# trout using a night-crawler and salmon egg combination off one of the fishing piers in Boat Dock Cove. The trout have been hitting salmon eggs, mouse tails, and inflated night-crawlers.

Largemouth bass can be found lurking around structure. They respond well to crawdads, frogs, and dark colored plastics

The crappie have yet to emerge from their cold-water haunts. Crappie are most often caught using finger jigs or live golden shiners. They bite best in the pre-dawn hours and prefer the cover of shade.

Each month Whopper Contest winners in four categories are awarded a free fishing and boating permit. For information on the contest or fishing conditions, contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346.

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