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Lake Poway Fish Reports

Posted on: August 25, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Week of August 21-25

On Labor Day, Monday September 2nd lake will be open to fishing and boating.

The lake was stocked with 1,300 lbs. of Catfish Friday August 23rd for the last stocking of catfish this season.  Night fishing will continue Friday and Saturday nights through August 31st. During night fishing the shore will be open until 11:30 PM and boats can stay out until 11:00 PM. During night fishing half day boats start at 4:00 PM. 

The best bait is still Mackerel, but people also have success with chicken livers and shrimp. For boaters the best spot is still tying up to the Log Boom and people fishing from the shore have been having the most success at Jump Off Point and Boulder Bay.

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 6:45 PM, 9:00 PM on Friday and Saturday nights, so come early enough to buy your permit or rent a boat.


The next event here at Lake Poway is our Fall Camping Series.  Sleep under the stars! Set up your tent and enjoy the park at your own pace.  Hike the numerous trails, drop a line to catch a fish, cruise the lake on a motorboat, or simply relax by your campsite and enjoy all the natural beauty that Lake Poway offers. Fishing permits and boat rentals not included but may be purchased for a nominal fee at Lake Poway concessions.  This is a rain or shine event!  $25 per car. (Any additions must register as an additional group) For more information call (858) 668-4772 or visit  


September 13-14, October 4-5, October 18-19, October 25-26


1:00 PM – 10:00 AM

Time Details: 

The official start time is 1:00 p.m. on Friday and the official end time is 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.  However, if you would like to set-up camp early, early check-in is available starting at 6 a.m.


Lake Poway


14644 Lake Poway Road

Poway, CA 92064  

(link to the calendar page and the registration page)

14644 Lake Poway Rd., Poway, CA, 92064

Week ending: 25 August 2019 Water Temperature: 79

For more information please contact the Ranger at 858-668-4772

Lake Poway Hours: 6:00 AM-7:30 PM. Boats in by 7:00 PM.

Closed to boating and fishing Mondays and Tuesdays.