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Night fishing season is open at Dixon Lake

Night Fishing Season at Dixon Lake runs this year from Thursday, July 13 to Friday, September 1.

Bring your families to enjoy the cool night breezes and great fishing on Thursday and Friday nights. The lake shoreline will be open for fishing from 5 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. Picnic areas will close at 8 p.m.

Night fishing is here with the first 1,000-pound stock of Channel Catfish on July 7. Opening night was July 13. Boats rentals start at 5 pm. Motorboats are $30 and rowboats are $14. Shoreline fishing is limited till 11:45 p.m. and boats are called in at 10:30 p.m. to be at the dock by 10:45 p.m.

Permits prices remain the same for night fishing. Dixon Lake will be stocking 6,000 pounds total for the season ending September 1. Best baits have been cut mackerel, shrimp, anchovies and chicken livers which our concession stocks all the varieties.

Be sure to buy your daily permits as well, and remember you DO NOT need a California State Fishing License. There is still plenty of room in the campground for those who would like to spend the night after a night of fishing.

Combine your visit with a few nights of camping and enjoy the beautiful views of the Escondido skyline or spend an afternoon hiking at Daley Ranch.

Contact the Park Ranger office at 760-839-4680 for further information or go to or Dixon Lake on Facebook. No pets are allowed at this facility.

Dixon Lake and Campground is located at 1700 La Honda Dr., Escondido.

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