Fishing 

IN PREPARATION FOR OUR YOUTH FISHING DERBY, FISHING WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2023, THROUGH SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2023, AT 1:00 Pm.

Youth Fishing Derby Camp Out: February 3, 2023  

Learn to fish from the pros and watch demonstrations on how to properly rig a line the night before the 28th Annual Youth Fishing Derby. The fishing seminar and Pizza dinner will begin at 5:00 PM. Participants and their families are invited to spend the night for only $16 a car. Don't forget your camping and grilling supplies. Absolutely no fishing is permitted prior to the Derby. 

28th Annual Youth Fishing Derby: February 4, 2023

Join the City of Poway, February 4, for an exciting day of fun and prizes at the FREE 28th Annual Youth Fishing Derby! Freshly stocked with rainbow trout, the lake will be open only to youth ages 15 and younger from 6:00 AM-12:00 PM. Winners must be present to claim prizes at the awards ceremony. *Participants must check in at the registration tables to receive their wristbands before fishing that morning. See flyer below for more event details. 

For more information call the Lake Poway Ranger at: (858) 668-4772. 

28th Annual Youth Fishing Derby Info

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Fishing Permit Fees

Rate Type Fees
Adult (16 and over) $7.00
Youth (8 to 15) $3.00
Seniors (55 and over) $3.00
Military (With ID) $4.00
  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 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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