The monster cat catch continues! On Monday, Jacob Melrose from Oceanside hooked a 43-pound giant (see photo). He was fishing the log-boom using mackerel for bait when it hit. This is the third 40+ pound cat to come out of Lake Poway in the last 8 months. After being weighed it was released at the dock and swam away.
There were also smaller catfish and trout caught this week.
The next big event at Lake Poway will be the 23rd Annual Youth Fishing Derby this February 3rd.
23rd Annual Lake Poway Youth Fishing Derby
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Fishing, prizes, entertainment, games, bounce houses, a free barbecue lunch and more! Join the City of Poway, Mike Long, and Captain Ron Baker on Saturday, February 3rd, for an exciting day of fun and prizes at the FREE 23rd Annual Youth Fishing Derby! Freshly stocked with 1,500 pounds of 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, which is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM. *Participants must check-in at the registration tables to receive their wristbands before fishing that morning.* Information: (858) 668-4772.
We will also have the free fishing seminar February 2nd to prepare for the derby and camping is available for $15 per car.
FREE Youth Fishing Derby Seminar & Campout
Friday, February 2, 2018
Learn to fish from the pros and watch demonstrations on how to properly rig a line the night before the 23rd Annual Youth Fishing Derby. Pizza dinner will be served for attendees at 5:00 PM, with the fishing seminar immediately following at 5:30 PM. Participants and their families are invited to spend the night for only $15 a car. Don't forget your camping and grilling supplies. Absolutely no fishing is permitted prior to the Derby. For more information call the Lake Poway Ranger at: (858) 668-4772. Register at Lake Poway Concession or online.
More information and a registration link for camping is available online here: http://www.poway.org/929/Youth-Fishing-Derby-2018
See our website for the complete stocking schedule.
Next stock: Trout, January 24th, 1,500 pounds Trophies.
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 4:00 PM, so come early enough to buy your permit or boat.
14644 Lake Poway Rd., Poway, CA, 92064
Week ending: 21 January 2018 Water Temperature: 59
For more information please contact the Ranger at 858-668-4772
Lake Poway Hours: 6:00 AM-5:15 PM. Boats in by 4:45 PM.
Closed to boating and fishing Mondays and Tuesdays.