The Lake Poway Blue Catfish record was smashed Saturday night when Ryan Hopkins with help from Nathan Deweese reeled in a monster 44 pound 8 ounce cat. That is exactly 10 pounds more than the previous record held by Scott Marchese since 2008. Their yells of joy and excitement as they fought it and finally landed it could be heard around the lake. They were using mackerel on 20 lb. test line from the shore at Jump Off Point. After weighing it at the dock they released it.
Due to new dock construction we have a limited number of boats available so please arrive early if you want a boat. You can call 858-668-4778 to find out if boats are sold out but we cannot reserve boats.
We will be stocking catfish July 7th through August 18th (details below) and we will have night fishing until 11:30 PM (boats in by 11:00 PM) Friday and Saturday nights from July 7th to August 26th. During Night Fishing Half-Day boats start at 4 PM and you must bring a lantern. For night fishing arrive before 9 PM when the concessions closes on Friday and Saturday so that you can purchase your fishing permit.
July 21st 1300 lbs
August 4th 1300 lbs
August 18th 1300 lbs
Catfish stock subject to change.
When you stop by concessions to buy your permit ask about the best spots and baits. They have up to the minute information. Remember concessions closes at 6:00 PM Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, so come early enough to buy your permit or boat.
14644 Lake Poway Rd., Poway, CA, 92064
Week ending: 16 July 2017 Water Temperature: 79
For more information please contact the Ranger at 858-668-4772
Lake Poway Hours: 6:00 AM-8:00 PM. Boats in by 7:30 PM.
Closed to boating and fishing Mondays and Tuesdays.