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Lake Poway Fish Reports

Posted on: July 11, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Week of July 5th-9th.

2023 Night Fishing Flyer

On July 7th the lake was stocked with 1,300 lbs. of Catfish and will be stocked again on July 21st with 1,000 lbs. of Catfish. 

Night Fishing: Come out and enjoy night fishing at Lake Poway beginning July 7th and continuing every Friday and Saturday night until September 2nd. The lake will be open until 11:30 PM, and boats can stay out until 11:00 PM. *Half-Day Boat rental pricing begins at 4:00 Pm. on these days.*

Catfish: Catfish bite continues to be the most consistent fish to target at Lake Poway. Every week anglers fishing off both the shoreline and boats have luck. Recommended baits for targeting this fish are mackerel, chicken liver, and stink baits. Hot spots were the Fishing Pier, Buoy Line, and the Beach. Lake Poway is finalizing dates for Night Fishing and Catfish stocking schedule, continue to check website for updates.

Trout: Even with the intense heat Trout continue to be caught off the boats at deeper depths. Most of the Trout caught are by anglers trolling nightcrawlers, powerbait worms, and lures. Hot spots for the week were the Buoy Line and trolling at a slow speed around the Lake. 

Bass: The Bass bite has slowed after the recent spawning season as most Bass are no longer bedding. Recommended baits are night crawlers, creature jigs, and plastic worms. Hot spots for the week were Fishing Pier and Jump off Point.

Angler of the Month: Weigh in your largest caught fish at the boat dock (dock scale must be used by city staff). Prizes will be given away each month in the following categories: Bass, Catfish, and Trout.  Prizes include Two Fishing Permits and a Full Day Motorboat.