Escondido, CA

Final trout planting of year will be April 5

The last trout plant of the season at Lake Wohlford will be Friday, April 5.

Park hours: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. (open seven days a week) dock closes: 6:30 p.m.

Last Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Tuesday March 26.

Next Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Friday April 5.

Water temperature: At surface 59.54 f., 13.80 D.O. @ 15’ 60.26 f., 12.33 D.O.

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

Permit and Boat Rentals are sold at the Ranger Station. We do not sell fishing licenses, bait, or tackle, so anglers must acquire these essentials items elsewhere prior to their visit. All day motor boats are discounted to $20 for seniors (60+) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and for active military every Saturday.

Due to the threat of Quagga mussels, there is 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.

According to Ranger Specialist George Scalo, “The fishing remains brisk with limits coming out of Boat Dock Cove, the east end, and along the southern shore. The final trout plant goes in next Friday April 5, but with the cool water temps this year the bite should remain active well beyond then.” 

Big fish of the week belonged to Al Waloch of Vista and weighed 9.30 pounds. Waloch caught his fish west of senior shoreline on a yellow mouse-tail. David Shauer of Lemon Grove came in a close second with a 9.10 pound trout caught on Senior Shoreline using an inflated night-crawler.

The bass bite remains sluggish. Largemouth Bass can be found around structure and respond well to crawdads, frog poppers, and dark colored plastics.

The crappie are overdue to make an appearance probably due to the cool temperatures.     

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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