Fishing

Fishing Fees

FishermanFee
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

Due to maintenance Lake Poway Concessions will close at 2 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the month of October. This means there will be no boat rentals or fishing permit sales after 2 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays in October. Please come to Lake Poway early to purchase your boat rentals and fishing permits. Thank you.


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.

2019 Fall Camping Flyer
  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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