Fishing permits are as follows:
Fishing permits must be purchased at the entry gate each day and be in the angler's possession while fishing. Turn in the permit at the gate when leaving the park for the day. Rainbow trout are stocked during the winter months and channel catfish during the summer by both DFG and County hatcheries. There are also bass, bluegill and carp in here. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.
- $5.00 per person (8 years and older) (Mon - Thurs) $7.00 (Fri - Sun)
- $2.00 per child (7 years and under) (Mon - Thurs) $4.00 (Fri - Sun)
Comments and Tips:
I fish here every weekend. I jig fish and almost always leave with my limit. the best spots to fish are the cove on the left side of the snack bar. or the small cove right in front of the snack bar. the best jig colors to use or the ones i use and do really well on are a combo trout jig of yellow and white or combo trout jig orange and green. and i always throw a mill worm on the jig hook as well. using dough bait is also good almost anywhere around the lake. the small lake mostly gets the stocking of small fish but i have seen very good size trout get pulled out as well. now that trout season is comming to an end i have seen alot of cat fish being cought by anglers fishing for trout using nightcrawlers. all the cat fish i have seen are under 5 pounds. i have also caught within the last 3 weeks two 3-5 pound carp with always put up a very good fight and i've seen alot of other anglers hook'em up as well. carp and catfish i have only seen being caught at the big lake. i have only caught a hand full of bluegill at the small lake and have only seen very small bass pulled out of the small lake as well. best times to fish are friday and saturday of course, they stock the lake thursday, but have done very well getting my limit on a monday and tuesday. hope this late season update can help some of you anglers out. good luck.
At Glen Helen, the trout seem to hit on a kastmaster or chartreuse, rainbow or a mixture of green and yellow powerbait. When using powerbait, however, the trout nibble on it once and then leave it to be. To prevent this, I use a size 10 treble hook and tend to hook more fish. Good luck!!!
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Aaron Brooks with a nice trout he caught during a fishing derby at Glen Helen.