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Dixon Lake, California–There are lots of reasons why this relatively small water supply reservoir has produced 4 of the top 15 largest bass of all time, including Mac Weakley’s recent 25-pound leviathan. According to rangers who work there:

1: The lake has an exploding population of bluegills.

2: The City of Escondido dumps monthly helpings of 3,600 snack-sized rainbow trout into it from November through May.

3: And each spring hatches of ducklings and cootlings provide a high-protein feast for big bucketmouths.

All this equals one hot bass fishery, as the following gallery of monster Dixon largemouth photographs proves. Thanks to the Lake Dixon ranger station ( for the pics.

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