There is a 2-lane launch ramp available for private boaters and rental boats are available at the marina. Call (619) 668-3274 for prices and reservations. Float-tubing is permitted. Use of float tubes is restricted to within 150 feet or less from shore. Float tubers must wear chest waders and have a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device readily available at all times, and have 144 square inches of international orange visible at least 12 inches above the water line. They must also possess a horn or whistle to warn approaching craft. No personal watercraft (Jetskis, Waverunners, etc.) are allowed.
The lake is stocked with rainbow trout from late Fall to early Spring by the DFG. There are also Florida-strain largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish and black crappie here. Anglers must purchase a daily fishing permit prior to fishing. Fees are as follows: Adults (16 & over) - $5.00; Senior/Disabled - $2.50; Youth (8-15) - $2.50; Child (7 & under) - Free. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.
Comments and Tips:
Like many of the smaller trout-stocked lakes in San Diego county, Dixon has a reputation of producing some record-sized largemouth bass. Several 15+ bucketmouths have been posted here. Using soft-plastic trout imitation lures is a good method to entice one of these hogs into biting.
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