** Make sure your boat or watercraft is currently registered with LMV and has passed our Quagga Mussel quarantine process. Failure to comply with LMVA registration requirements will stop you from launching your boat. For more information, contact the LMV membership office at (949) 770-1313, ext. 215.
** LMV rules prohibit anglers from fishing within 15 feet of any private dock, bulkhead, or beach area around the lake. Compliance Officers, Lifeguards and Facility Supervisors strictly enforce fishing rules to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all LMV members. Thanks to your cooperation, LMV now enjoys World Class bass fishing status, including a World Record Largemouth Bass caught by LMV member George Coniglio in May 2015!
** The Lake's Bass slot limit has changed: Catch-and-Release of all Bass has been extended to year-round release until further notice. ALL bass must be released immediately to the spot where they were caught. (please review all Fishing Rules)
FISHING CLUB NEWS
The Lake Mission Viejo Fishing Club is open to all LMVA members, and will be celebrating the 38th year of trout fishing with a number of exciting events. The Club's next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10th at 7 p.m. in the LMVA Administration building. The evening will feature plans for the upcoming season, and registration for the tournament slated for Saturday, February 13th from 6:00 - 11:00 a.m. Current fishing conditions will be discussed. Our veterans are always more than willing to teach novice anglers the secrets of LMV's wary rainbows. Anglers can sign up for the tournaments at the Club meetings on Wednesday night, or Thursday or Friday in the Boat Rental office or the morning of the tournament prior to 6:30 am.
For more information about the Fishing Club or trout stocking/fishing schedules, please call 770-1313 ext. 235. Or better yet, fish around the Lake website.
Don't forget to say hello to the Lake Compliance Officers this season. They are on the lake to assist you with having a great day and are a wealth of information about current lake fishing.
23rd Annual Kids Holiday Fishing Derby Returned December 30th
The annual end of the year tradition at LMV, the 2015 Kids' Holiday Fishing Derby was held Wednesday, December 30th. 4,000 pounds of trout were stocked on the day prior to the derby. Four age divisions - 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 and 9/10 year olds - were awarded prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place based on largest single fish caught.