Fishing

Lake Poway will be open for fishing and boating this Martin Luther King Day, January 15th, 2018.

New this year, Free Trout Fishing Seminars. March 11th and April 8th, 2018.

23rd Annual Youth Fishing Derby. February 3rd, 2018.

Whether your preference is shoreline fishing, dock fishing, or renting one of our many options for boating, Lake Poway has it all! The lake even operates a Concessions Stand where you can pick up bait, tackle, fishing poles, and much more.


Trout Stocking schedule 2017-2018

Downloadable PDF

  1. Fishing Information
  2. Guidelines
Lake Poway Fishing
  • Bait, tackle, lake permits, and refreshments are available at the Lake Poway Concession.
  • Fishing is permitted from Wednesday to Sunday. View our permit and boat rental fees online.
  • Please check our weekly fish report for fishing conditions, stocking dates and discounts.
  • State fishing licenses are not required; however, Poway fishing permits are required.
  • Year-round fishing is available for trout, bass, catfish, sunfish and bluegill.
  • You can fish from the shoreline or from a rental boat.
Daily Fish Catch Limits
  • Bass: 5 max, minimum of 12 inches
  • Bluegill: 10 max
  • Catfish: 5 max
  • Sunfish: 10 max
  • Trout: 4 max (no catch and release)