New Largemouth World Record Contender from California on Berkley MIni Jig

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New Largemouth World Record Contender from California on Berkley MIni Jig

Postby WB Staff » Tue May 21, 2019 8:32 pm

IGFA Announcement JUST IN!

Tracy Hartman caught and released this 11-pound, 8-ounce largemouth bass on April 28, 2019, potentially setting the new Women's 1 kg (2 lb) Line Class World Record! Hartman was fishing Lake Dixon, California.

The potential record bass was caught on a Berkley Fishing Mini Jig.

The current record stands at 4 pounds, 7 ounces. #fishigfa #joinigfa
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Re: New Largemouth World Record Contender from California on Berkley MIni Jig

Postby shumphreys34 » Fri May 24, 2019 10:47 am

Was she fishing for crappie? Trying to figure why she had 2 lb test. Nice fish!

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Re: New Largemouth World Record Contender from California on Berkley MIni Jig

Postby Kwin » Fri May 24, 2019 1:26 pm

Either trying for heavily stocked rainbow trout at the "aquaculture facility" that is Lake Dixon, or knew what the records were and was trying to break one or both records. Dixon isn't a crappie fishery.

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Re: New Largemouth World Record Contender from California on Berkley MIni Jig

Postby Fishermans Warehouse Megastore » Fri May 24, 2019 3:28 pm

Read that she was trying for a record. Haven't confirmed that info.

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Re: New Largemouth World Record Contender from California on Berkley MIni Jig

Postby bassdaddy » Sat May 25, 2019 12:04 pm

She was interviewed after the catch and she stated she was targeting trout.

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Re: New Largemouth World Record Contender from California on Berkley MIni Jig

Postby WB Staff » Mon May 27, 2019 5:22 pm

AFter the World Record Report... People are asking...


Dixon Lake Fish Report
Date: 5/24/19
Park hours: 6:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Dock closes: 7:00 P.M.
Last Plant: 4,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Wednesday April 24th
Next Plant: Catfish (July TBD)
Water temperature: At surface: 66.74°F, 7.38 D.O. @ 10' 67.64°F, 7.26 D.O.
Water level: High level, private water craft/fish finders are currently banned.
Water Clarity: High (27ft)

Fishing permits, boat rentals, bait, and tackle are all sold at the Concessions Stand right next to the Ranger Station in the Lakeshore Area. Anglers "Must!" purchase a fishing permit before casting out to catch the big one. If you desire to fish with a second pole, make sure to pick up a second rod permit for an additional $2. We do not require a CA state fishing license; however, Rangers do strictly enforce the required fishing permits and fresh water regulations.

Trout: Although we are getting closer to the end of trout season, there are still a fair amount of trout being caught in the lake. We are still seeing multiple people catching their limits. The trout are primarily going to be in deeper waters as we get closer to summer. In the early morning hours, you can round up a few trout in the shallow waters of Trout Cove and Boat Dock Cove. Anglers seeking trout have been having the most luck when fishing near the buoy line from a boat. Night crawlers have proven to be the bait of choice in the afternoon hours throughout this past week. A two-pound test set up with a 12 to 18inch leader is recommended. Mini jigs and Power Worms are being used for the aggressive morning bite. Power bait has been the go-to bait when it slows down. If you are using our rental boats for fishing, make sure to check out the buoy line if you find that the other areas are not producing well. We do suggest to start your shoreline fishing early as access to deeper water from the shoreline is limited. While fishing from the shoreline, it is recommended to go with the set up mentioned above. The Trout catching limit is 5! "No Catch & Release of Trout."

Bass: The aquatic weeds have been growing rapidly and are producing new habitats for the bass to reside in. Largemouth bass can typically be found in shallow water and are likely to be swimming under something that provides shade such as vegetation. In water bodies that contain aquatic vegetation, you may find it advantageous to use slightly heavier line. Top water lures, such as Frogs, tend to be successful as the weeds continue to grow. This time of year you will find more success using swimbaits and other “action” style baits. The fish tend to become more aggressive while defending their bass fry and will bite at almost anything moving. There have been reports of several double digit fish being caught near Boat Dock Cove. Just a reminder, bass must be at least 12 inches to keep with a limit of 2 at this time.

Catfish: The catfish bite has been improving as water temperatures continue to rise. The productive areas have been Jack Creek Cove and the Buoy line in the early morning as well as the late afternoon hours before closing. Catfish typically prefer bait with the strongest scent. Cut up mackerel is always a good choice when fishing for Cats. Catfish have a limit of 5 at this time.

Bluegill: The bite is beginning to pick up as a result of the increase in aquatic vegetation. Mealworms and cut up night crawlers have been good choices for catching bluegill in the past several weeks. The piers will become promising locations for bluegill in the late afternoon hours as the vegetation in the water continues to develop. Bluegill are limited to 25 of any size at this time.

There is a ban on private water craft and equipment at this time. Restricted equipment includes: private boats, canoes, kayaks, float tubes, trolling motors, fish finders, anchors, and any other equipment that contacts the water.

Notable Catches for April:
Trout: Tony Smock 7.13lb, Nick Isabell 6.5lb
Bass: Tracy Hartman 11.8lb
Catfish: Jason Pizzarusso 29.2lb (January)
Crappie: Martin Poe 2lb (February)

Dixon Lake staff encourages anglers who qualify to take advantage of "Senior/Military Wednesdays." Senior citizens 60+ years of age as well as any military personnel are eligible to rent an all-day motor boat for $18, or an all-day row boat for $12. Fishing permits are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for seniors over 60. Youths permits (for children ages 8-15) are $5.00.


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