After 3 stockings of trout totaling 14,000 lbs., fishing continues to be very slow. Fish have been staging across the lake in depths of 10 -20 feet but are refusing to bite. LMVA biologist, Tom Buckowski believes that Golden Algae, while not being lethal, may be causing the trout to lose their appetite. We have not witnessed any significant numbers of trout dying. Some fish observed in the shallows of the lake have simply been avoiding any bait or lures presented to them.
Due to the fact that most of the stocked fish remain in the lake and that they are not acting normally, LMVA has postponed the 1/11/2017 scheduled trout stocking from Mt. Lassen Trout Farms. Staff will continue to monitor lake conditions and will plan to resume stocking the lake with trout once conditions improve. In the meantime there are plenty of trout remaining in the lake and anglers are encouraged to fish for them in hopes that the bite will turn on. Several large fish have been taken in the past week, 3 fish over 9 lbs. each were landed since our last stock on 12/28/16.
In addition, the 1/11/2016 Fishing Club meeting and the 1/14/2017 Trout tournament have been canceled. We will resume Fishing Club operations when conditions improve.
Advanced Purified Water
LMVA'sAPW (Advanced Purified Water) project started flowing today at noon after 2 long years of planning, engineering and construction.
The new system will, for the first time ever, fill Lake Mission Viejo with up to 114 million gallons of Advanced Purified Water annually in lieu of potable water. This new system will make Lake Mission Viejo the largest swimmable lake in the state and perhaps the nation, to use advanced purified water.
“We at Lake Mission Viejo Association are proud to be leading the way for other swimming lakes in the state, and we’re proud that we are doing so with such strong support from our community,” said LMVA Board President Kevin Pennington.
Pictured are Kevin Frabotta - LMVA GM and Diane Hufstedler-Lincoln - Vice President LMVA Board of Directors.
LMVA North Beach Parking Lot Under Construction
With recommendation from the LMVA Long Range Planning Committee, the Board of Directors has recently approved a capital expansion project for the administration parking lot in the North Beach facility. In accordance with the LMVA Vision/Mission Statement and considering the Long Range Master Plan, this project will accomplish 3 important goals.
1. Improve ADA accessibility to the North Beach facility.
2. Improve ingress and egress to the North Beach facility.
3. Upgrade aesthetics within the property.
The project, approved in December 2016 will be completed in time for the 2017 summer season. Members are encouraged to be patient during construction as parking at North Beach will be restricted to the Fishing and Upper parking lots. Please click on the link below to view detail regarding the project.
The LMVA Board and staff are proud to provide the LMVA membership with another enhancement to your beautiful facilities here at Lake Mission Viejo.