Only float tubes are allowed.
Fishing permits are $8 per day and may be purchased at the "Iron Ranger" pay station (on site - bring exact change) or at the Lower Otay lake concession. Fishing is offered on a catch and release (zero kill) basis, with barbless artificial lures only for all species of fish. There are Florida-strain largemouth bass, bluegill, and bullhead here. Rainbow trout were planted a few times in the past but it is unlikely there are any left. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.
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The lake used to be a hatchery for Florida strain largemouth bass. Over 20,000 fingerlings were transported from Florida and put into the lake during the late 1950's. They were bred and planted into many of the lakes here in So. Cal.
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