Escondido, CA
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More trout coming to Lake Wohlford

Park hours: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Open seven days a week) Closed X-mas
Dock closes: 4:30 p.m.
Last Plant: 4,000 pounds of Rainbow Trout the week of December 5 to 11.
Next Plant: 1,500 pounds of Rainbow Trout the week of December 19 to 25.
Water temperature: At surface 52.70 f., 6.44 D.O. @ 10’ 53.24 f., 6.28 D.O.
Water level: Low level, private watercraft are currently banned.

Permits and boat rentals are sold at the Ranger Station. Rangers accept credit/debit only, no cash transactions. They do not sell fishing licenses so anglers must obtain them elsewhere prior to their visit. The lake is offering half price motor boats to seniors on Tuesdays & Thursdays and to active military every Saturday.
In order to protect Wohlford from invasive exotic Quagga mussels there is a ban on private watercraft 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.
Opening day saw a great turnout and a good many fish were caught over the weekend and into the following week. Thank you to all of our anglers for braving the cold and showing their support. We are stocking again this week, and yet again between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The top baits for trout are salmon eggs, inflated nightcrawlers, or powerbait.
Limits of catfish are still being reported. Lake Wohlford cats are most frequently caught using chicken liver, shrimp, or cut mackerel.
Small to medium sized bass can be found around structure. With the re-introduction of trout to the menu it’s an excellent time to try a big swimbait in hopes of landing a lunker bass.
Each month Whopper Contest winners in four categories are awarded a free fishing and boating permit. Contest winners must legally catch their fish at Lake Wohlford and have it weighed in by a Wohlford Ranger on our scale. For information on the contest or fishing conditions, please contact the Ranger Station at (760) 839-4346.
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