Source: Valley Roadrunner

Lake Wohlford to host Catfish Derby July 6

June 19, 2013

On Saturday, July 6, Lake Wohlford will be hosting a Catfish Derby that will run from 6 a.m. to midnight.

Three thousand pounds of catfish will be stocked for the event including some of the larger blue catfish. No fishing license is required that day as it is a free fishing day in California, but lake fishing permits are required at the regular prices.

The main parking lot Senior Shoreline and Willow Cove will remain open until midnight, but the Oakvale lot will close at 9 p.m., also the entire southern shoreline. All boats will have to return to the dock by 9 p.m.

There is to be a charity pancake breakfast and raffle benefiting Purple Heart Hero Support an outreach program of followed by a luncheon. A flag raising ceremony is going to take place

In addition, there will be a jumpy house for the kids and several food trucks have been invited to attend. Visitors on that day may also serve witness to the unveiling of the lake’s brand new fishing pier in Boat Dock Cove.

For more information on the contest or fishing conditions, please contact the Ranger Station at 760-839-4346 or visit the Web site at