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Lake Poway Fish Reports

Posted on: August 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Week of August 17-23

14644 Lake Poway Rd., Poway, CA, 92064

Week ending: 23 August 2020 Water Temperature: 82

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.

Night Fishing: Beginning July 10 and continuing Friday and Saturday nights. The lake will be open until 11:30 p.m., and boats must return to dock between 9 and 11 p.m. depending on group. Due to COVID-19 sanitation protocols, boat rentals will be limited. Everyone must bring a face covering and wear it when required. Show picture ID at dock after renting a boat at concessions. All occupants of a boat must be from the same household. Catfish will be stocked July 10, July 17, July 31, August 14, and August 28. (Stocking schedule subject to change.)

The lake was stocked with 1,300 lbs. of Catfish Friday August 14th. During night fishing the shore will be open until 11:30 PM and boats can stay out until 9:00 to 11:00 PM depending on group. During night fishing half day boats start at 4:00 PM.

The best bait is still Mackerel, but people also have been successful with chicken livers and stink bait. For boaters the best spot is 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 6:30 PM, 9:00 PM on Friday and Saturday nights, so come early enough to buy your permit or rent a boat.


Fall Camping: 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. No alcohol is permitted. 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 11-12, September 25-26, October 9-10, October 23-24


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

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