Rowboats, motor boats, sailboats, and paddle boats are available for rent at the consession stand. No private boats are allowed. Float-tubing is no longer allowed because of the quagga mussel threat.
The lake is stocked weekly with 1,200 lb. of rainbow trout, November through mid-May and catfish during the summer months. Fishing permits are $4.50 for adults, $2.00 for youth ages 8-15 years, and $2.00 for seniors (55 and over) on Thursdays. Children 7 years and under may fish off an adult permit with a one fish limit per permit. Night fishing is allowed from June-Sept. on Friday and Saturday nights from 4:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. There are also largemouth bass bluegill and crappie here. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.
Largemouth Bass : 18 pounds, 1oz caught by Mike Long in 2002.
Rainbow Trout : 17 pounds, 14oz caught by Mike Long in 1999.
Blue Catfish : 34 lbs. 8 oz. caught by Scott Marchese in 2008
Channel Catfish : 28 lbs. caught by Richard Kolas in 1981
Sunfish : 2 lbs 4 oz. caught by Zach Greim in 2006
Bluegill : 2 lbs. 8 oz. caught by Deadre McCullough in 2002
Comments and Tips:
Like many of the smaller trout-stocked lakes in San Diego county, Poway has a reputation of producing some record-sized largemouth bass. Using soft-plastic trout imitation lures is a good method to entice one of these hogs into biting.
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