Lake Wohlford press release 3/17/17
Park hours: 6:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. (Open seven days a week)
Dock closes: 6:30 P.M.
Last Plant: 1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Wednesday March 8th.
Next Plant: 1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Wednesday March 22nd.
Water temperature: At surface 65.84 f., 15.34 D.O. @ 10’ 60.26 f., 6.10 D.O.
Water level: Low level, private water craft are currently banned.
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 on the first and third Saturdays of each month.
Permits and Boat Rentals are now being issued at the Ranger Station. At present we are limited to cash transactions only. We do not sell fishing licenses, bait, or tackle so anglers must acquire these essentials elsewhere prior to their visit.
The water has cleared and the trout have begun biting again. The early part of the week saw limits being taken out of Boat Dock Cove and along Senior Shoreline. Big fish of the week belonged to Miguel Valovinos of Vista who weighed in an 11.25# trout caught on rainbow powerbait on the southern shore. Powerbait and inflated nightcrawlers are the top baits.
Largemouth Bass can be found around structure. They respond well to frogs, crawdads, swim-baits, crank-baits, and dark colored plastics.
Crappie are being caught in small numbers. Crappie prefer the cover of shade and are most often caught in the early morning hours on mini-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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WHOPPER CONTEST WINNERS FOR FEBRUARY WERE:
JASON KORDAN 8.30# BASS - PETER VITKUS 17.80# CATFISH
JOSHUA LOVRIN 1.20# CRAPPIE - EVAN ESANCY 12.80#TROUT
WHOPPER CONTEST LEADERS FOR MARCH ARE:
RITA HILTS 4.50# CATFISH - MIGUEL VALOVINOS 11.25# TROUT
JOHN JUNSUN 6.00# BASS - WENDELL JACKSON 1.05# CRAPPIE