Fishing 

Lake Poway will be closed to fishing and boating from January 27 until noon February 1st for the Youth Fishing Derby!!! Youths, 15 and younger, can fish February 1st starting at 6 AM after they have received their wristband.

Fishing Fees

AnglerFee
Adults (16 to 54)$7
Youth (8 to 15)$3
Youth (7 and under)Free with paid permit
Seniors (55 and older)$3
Active Military (with ID)$4


Free Trout Fishing Seminar at Lake Poway

Saturdays: January 11th, February 8th, and March 14th 2020

Come learn from the experts. This seminar is geared toward beginners and first time anglers. Free for all ages! The seminar will cover; basic fishing techniques, bait types, equipment. No registration is required and no equipment is needed.

The Seminar begins promptly at 8 am at the Lake Poway Pavilion. For more information call 858-668-4772 or email LakeRangers@poway.org.

Trout Season Flyer 2019

This year is the 25th Annual Youth Fishing Derby!

Fishing, prizes, entertainment, games, bounce houses, a free barbecue lunch and more! Join the City of Poway, February 1, for an exciting day of fun and prizes at the FREE 25th Annual Youth Fishing Derby! Freshly stocked with rainbow trout, the lake will be open only to youth ages 15 and younger from 6:00 AM-12:00 PM. Winners must be present to claim prizes at the awards ceremony, which is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM. 

*Participants must check-in at the registration tables to receive their wristbands before fishing that morning.* 

Delicious food and coffee will be available from these Food Trucks: Rush Coffee, The Go-Go Truck and Molten Waffles.
Rush CoffeeThe GoGo Truck
                                 Molten Waffles


Sponsored by Friends of Rollo
Music generously donated by The Metric System-DJ Danny

DJ Danny

Information: (858) 668-4772.

A California State License is not required.

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.

  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 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)
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