It was an exciting week with our first catfish stock of the year on Thursday and our first nights of night fishing on Friday and Saturday. Several limits of catfish have been hauled in and the best spot is along the buoy line. Mackerel and Chicken livers are working well, and some of the catfish specific baits. Check with the concession stand for the latest info on what baits are working and where the best fishing spots are.
Night fishing is available Friday and Saturday nights until September 5th. Fishing is open until 11:30pm, boats can stay out until 11:00pm. See more about fishing Lake Poway and download our night fishing flyer: Fishing Page and Flyer
A State of California Fishing License is no longer required to fish at Lake Poway.Dogs are not allowed in the boats or on the shoreline.
Each angler is allowed to use a maximum of two rods.The trout limit is now 4 trout.
All anglers require a daily fishing permit to fish. All permits can be purchased at the Lake Poway Concession.
You must carry your permit with you at all times.
Quagga MusselsIn order to protect the integrity of the Lake Poway and surrounding water systems the following restrictions are now in effect.
The following items are prohibited at Lake Poway:
Float tubes Private motors and anchors
Live Bait Containers Fish Finders
Floating Catch Baskets Live Bait (shiners, crawdads, etc.) from any source other than the Lake Poway Concession
Any other items, determined by Staff, to be potential contaminants