Escondido, CA

Channel cats expected July 7 at Wohlford

Josephine Miles and her 41.5-pound catfish.

The next planting at Lake Wohlford will be 1,000 pounds of Channel Catfish on Friday, July 7, but the lake maintains a healthy population of cats at all times during the year. Chicken Liver or cut mackerel are two of the most preferred baits for catfish.

Catfish are plentiful and are being caught throughout the lake. The big story of the week was Josephine Miles’s 41.50# Blue Catfish caught at the West Buoy Line from a boat using cut mackerel.

To protect Wohlford from invasive exotic Quagga mussels, there is a ban on private water craft and equipment that could have been exposed to mussels. Restricted equipment includes; private boats, canoes, kayaks, float tubes, trolling motors, fish finders, anchors, and other equipment that contacts the water.

The lake is offering $20 all day motor boats to seniors on Tuesday and Thursdays and to active military every Saturday.

Permits and Boat Rentals are now being issued via a fully automated machine located at the Ranger Station. The machine takes debit/credit or cash. At present, we still do not sell fishing licenses, bait, or tackle so anglers must acquire these essentials elsewhere prior to their visit.

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

Black Crappie are being caught by boats trolling or drifting.  Crappie are most often caught on finger jigs or live golden shiners.

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

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