Miramar Lake

Location and Directions:

Scripps Lake Dr
San Diego, CA 92131
+3254'58.20", -1175'54.86"

     Miramar Res. is located approx. 18 miles north of the city of San Diego, CA. From Interstate 15, go east on Mira Mesa Boulevard, turn south on Scripps Ranch Boulevard, then east on Scripps Lake Drive.

General Info:

    Miramar Res. consists of 162 surface acres and 4 miles of shoreline The lake is open for day use only - no camping is allowed. There are numerous picnic tables and barbeques located around the lake. For more information, visit the Miramar Res. website.

Other lakes in the area:
Santee Lakes
San Vicente Lake
Poway Lake
Hodges Lake

Boating Info:

    There is a 2-lane launch ramp available for private boaters and rental boats are available at the marina. Call (619) 390-0222 for prices and reservations. Float-tubing is permitted. Use of float tubes is restricted to within 150 feet or less from shore. Float tubers must wear chest waders and have a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device readily available at all times, and have 144 square inches of international orange visible at least 12 inches above the water line. They must also possess a horn or whistle to warn approaching craft. No personal watercraft (Jetskis, Waverunners, etc.) are allowed.

Fishing Info:

    The lake is stocked with rainbow trout during the winter and spring months and channel catfish during the summer. There are also Florida-strain largemouth bass, bluegill, sunfish and crappie here. Anglers must purchase a daily fishing permit prior to fishing. Fees are as follows: Adults (16 & over) - $5.00; Senior/Disabled - $2.50; Youth (8-15) - $2.50; Child (7 & under) - Free. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.

Comments and Tips:

Like many of the smaller trout-stocked lakes in San Diego county, Miramar has a reputation of producing some record-sized largemouth bass. Lake record is 20 pounds, 11 ounces. Using soft-plastic trout imitation lures is a good method to entice one of these hogs into biting.

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