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Thread: Perris Approves Bow Fishing

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    Default Perris Approves Bow Fishing

    Well it took some patience and constant inquiry but with the incredible support of lake superintendant John Rowe Perris is officially allowing Bowfishing for carp. I started conversations with Perris about getting it approved years ago but it's finally done.

    There are location and day of the week restrictions as well as other regs similar to other So Cal waters.

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    There's some monsters roaming the waters of Lake Perris for sure. I've seen many that are probably pushing 50lbs while kayaking the waters.

    I'd like to avoid the days and areas if possible. What are the restrictions?

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    Most notably Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. No holidays, area restrictions are basically the east end is open. I wouldn't worry about avoiding bow fisherman we keep moving through an area quickly, don't generally fish in one spot since the fish are usually moving or gone at the first shot. Also since no shore fishing is allowed my guess is there won't be a lot of people doing it.

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    There's no shore fishing allowed on the east end? Since when? Is it something new since the new higher water level and fishing enhancements/structures have been made there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmounter View Post
    There's no shore fishing allowed on the east end? Since when? Is it something new since the new higher water level and fishing enhancements/structures have been made there?
    All bow fishing must be done from a boat. No shore based bow fishing allowed.

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    Hell Yeah!!!! Big thanks for the heads up Mike...never been to Perris, before but looks like that will be changing. Now I just need a boat...If anybody needs someone to pull anchor and happens to like nice beers (good IPAs), than hit me up and we can force feed a few fish. I'm bored with this lowland trout season already lol...cheers!!

    Kwin, would i be allowed to bowfish from a kayak?? Thinking about getting one for the BB spawn

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    I would call State Parks at Perris for clarification

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    They posted a map of the legal areas to bowfish.

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    Bow Fishing
    Lake Perris State Recreation Area

    January 11, 2019
    Inland Empire District

    DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS ORDER NO. 952-19-001

    Whereas: Anyone that is participating in bow and arrow fishing at Lake Perris State Recreation area must have a valid State of California fishing license and shall abide by California Code of Regulation Title 14 and State Fish and Game Code Regulations.

    1. The following lands, waters, and facilities of Lake Perris State Recreation Area are hereby permitted for public use as it pertains to bow fishing:

    A. Bow and arrow fishing tackle must have the arrow’s shaft or the point, or both securely attached by a line to the bow or to a fishing reel (includes crossbows). Arrows must have a tip designed for bow and arrow fishing, the use of broad heads is prohibited.

    B. Bowfishing is not allowed from shore. Bowfishing is only authorized from a vessel in designated areas of the lake. The established area is inside the 5 MPH zone from east of Power Cove launch ramp to the western end of Bernasconi Day Use Area where the outlet buoy line is established. (See Map). No other area of the lake is permitted. Bowfishing is not allowed in the open zone of the lake outside of the 5 MPH zone.

    C. Bow and arrow and crossbow fishing gear are considered weapons within the State Park system. When not actively bow fishing, the bow and arrow and crossbow fishing gear must be stored on the vessel at all times. It is acceptable upon arrival to transfer the equipment from a vehicle to the vessel and from a vessel to a vehicle at the conclusion of the day.

    D. All fish taken by bow and arrow SHALL be removed from Lake Perris State Recreation Area in a manner consistent with CCR Title 14 1.87 – Waste of fish. Pursuant to this law, no fish may be wasted or disposed in any trash receptacle or disposed into the lake.


    E. Bowfishing is prohibited within 100 feet of any person or vessel outside the vessel of the bow and arrow hunter.

    F. No person shall harvest, attempt to harvest and/or possess any game fish with the exception of Carp from Lake Perris taken via method of bow and arrow fishing.

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    They removed the days of the week restrictions at the last minute.

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