Fishing

Fishing Fees
Adults (16-54)                            $7
Youth (8-15)                                $3
Seniors (55 and over)               $3
Active Military (with ID)          $4
A California State license is not required.
Trout Season Opening day is November 29th 2018! The lake will be closed November 28th. See the complete stocking schedule below.


Whether your preference is shoreline fishing, dock fishing, or renting one of our many options for boating, Lake Poway has it all! The lake even operates a Concessions Stand where you can pick up bait, tackle, fishing poles, and much more.

2019 Trout Stocking Schedule*
Nov. 28 1,500 lbs Dec. 5 1,000 lbs
Dec. 19    1,500 lbs Trophies Jan. 2 1,500 lbs
Jan. 16  1,500 lbs Trophies Jan. 30 Youth Fishing Derby
Feb. 13  1,500 lbs Feb. 27 1,500 lbs Trophies
Mar. 13    1,500 lbs Mar. 27 1,500 lbs Trophies
Apr. 10  1,000 lbs Apr. 24 1,000 lbs
* Subject to change

2018-19 Trout Flyer

  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 permit and 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)