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


BIGGEST TROUT PRIZE! This year Lake Poway will be offering a prize for the biggest trout caught during the first week of the season. The biggest trout caught between December 5th and December 8th will win a prize. Trout must be weighed and recorded at the Boat Dock in order to be eligible.

Trout Season is almost here! See the flyer below for the complete Stocking schedule. The first stock will be December 4th and the lake will be closed that day. Opening day is December 5th, 2019.

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.* 

Prize for biggest trout!

Sponsored by Friends of Rollo.

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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