Fishing 

 UPDATED 6/3: Boating and Fishing are  now open (Wed - Sun) by permit.
  • Lake Concessions is open 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Please observe all guidelines posted at the lake regarding safety precautions.
  • Face coverings must be worn in Concessions, while in line, on the dock, and in boats until boats are away from the dock.
  • Maintain 6' distance.
  • All occupants of a  boat must be from the same household. 

Fishing Fees

AnglerFee
Adults (16 to 54)$7
Youth (8 to 15)$3
Youth (7 and under)Free with paid permit
Seniors (55 and older)$3
Active Military (with ID)$4


  1. Fishing Information
  2. Guidelines

Lake Poway Fishing

  • Bait, tackle, lake permits, and refreshments are available at the Lake Poway Concession.
  • Fishing is permitted from Wednesday to Sunday. View our boat rental fees online.
  • Please check our weekly fish report for fishing conditions, stocking dates and discounts.
  • State fishing licenses are not required; however, Poway fishing permits are required.
  • Year-round fishing is available for trout, bass, catfish, sunfish and bluegill.
  • You can fish from the shoreline or from a rental boat.

Daily Fish Catch Limits

  • Bass: 5 max, minimum of 12 inches
  • Bluegill: 10 max
  • Catfish: 5 max
  • Sunfish: 10 max
  • Trout: 4 max (no catch and release)
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