Southern CA Freshwater Fishing Report

Bass and rainbows both on tap for Lake Wohlford anglers

BY BRADLEY SCHWEIT/WON Staff WriterPublished: Apr 11, 2012

ESCONDIDO — Whether you’re after rainbow trout or largemouth bass, both species are biting well at Lake Wohlford, and there have been more than a few quality specimens in the mix.

“The trout fishing has yet to respond to Wednesday’s [April 4] plant,” said Ranger George Scalo. “Look for the bite to improve in the coming days.

“The trout are pretty spread out throughout the lake right now and should remain that way until the next plant in late-April. PowerBait (in green and yellow), salmon eggs, and inflated nightcrawlers have been the preferred baits.”

Dave Brach of Oceanside can lay claim to the biggest trout of the month thus far, after landing a 9.4 pounder last week on green PowerBait fished at the west buoys. Gary Greetis of Valley Center nabbed a 5.65 pounder using an inflated nightcrawler in Boat Dock Cove, and Obediah Bamett weighed in a 4-pound, 6-ounce trout he caught on a ’crawler in Oakvale Cove.

“The bass have moved in tight and are feeding heavily on the shad, which have been abundant in the shallows,” Scalo noted.

Mike Bouds of Escondido caught and released a 9.5-pound largemouth while tossing a crankbait at the east buoys. Rod Kiar, also of Escondido, landed an 8.65 pounder on a pumpkin-colored Senko at the South Shore Rockpile.

ROD KIAR of Escondido displays the 8.65-pound largemouth he plucked from Lake Wohlford last week. The fish took a pumpkin-colored Senko fished at the South Shore Rockpile.

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