Rainfall leaving heavt stain on lake
Wohlford Lake - Escondido, CA (San Diego County)
by Wohlford Lake Staff
The trout bite has been put on hold by heavy staining resulting from the excessive rainfall. Meanwhile, we continue to stock fish, with another plant scheduled for Tuesday, so when the lake finally does start to clear, the fishing should be outstanding.
Catfish are often still accessible even in muddy water being less dependent on sight. They are often active on the east end where the runoff continues to flow in. Lake Wohlford cats prefer cut mackerel or chicken liver.
Crappie have been suspended deep feeding on bait fish near the West Buoy Line. Taylor Ortiz of Oceanside caught a dozen crappie on Wednesday tied to the buoy line using combat jigs. Crappie prefer the cover of shade and are most often caught using finger 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.
WHOPPER CONTEST WINNERS FOR JAN. WERE:
PAUL EDDO 6.50# BASS
SAMUEL RODRIGUEZ 2.20# CRAPPIE
BLUE GATHINGS 10.90# CATFISH
JAKOB LOTZE 13.30# TROUT
WHOPPER CONTEST LEADERS FOR FEB. ARE:
DANIEL WHITE 7.70# TROUT
ANTONIO RAMIREZ 13.40# CATFISH
TAYLOR ORTIZ 1.20# CRAPPIE
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