Lake Mission Viejo Fishery Information

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Derek Uyehara with his 5 lb trout
Derek Uyehara's 5 lb Trout
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Derek Uyehara and Ryan Crow
Derek & Ryan's NYE haul
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Steve Cook's record Trout
Steve Cook's record Trout
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Mike Myers with his 6 pound, 11 ounce Trout
Mike Myers 6lb, 11oz Trout
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Spencer Saito's record Tilapia
Spencer Saito's record Tilapia
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Omar Alkhairi's record Tilapia
Omar Alkhairi's record Tilapia
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updated 1/22/16
Wed 1/27/2016 TROUT Stocking from Chaulk Mound
Tues 02/9/2016 TROUT Stocking from Mt. Lassen
Wed 2/24/2016 TROUT Stocking from Chaulk Mound
Tues 03/8/2016 TROUT Stocking from Mt. Lassen
Wed 3/16/2016 TROUT Stocking from Chaulk Mound
Please note that these are tentative dates and are subject to change. Any changes will be announced on this page. Fishing will be allowed on Stocking Days for the rest of the 2016 season unless otherwise posted.


25,000 lbs. of trout from Chaulk Mound Trout Ranch in Nebraska and Mt. Lassen Trout Farm in Northern California have been successfully stocked into LMV this season with many still waiting for anglers to challenge them with all kinds of baits and lures.
The rental fishing fleet is in great shape and the Tackle Box retail outlet is fully stocked to make your day of fishing on the Lake the very best it can be. There are three pontoon boats ready for group charter fishing, allowing groups of up to six anglers to enjoy a very comfortable fishing platform on LMV.
Informed LMV anglers rely on light line fishing with small treble hooks and power bait for consistent success when targeting the Lake's trout. More adventurous anglers tempt the trout with a variety of lures including mini jigs, roostertails and Kastmaster lures. Trolling a small Rapala lure behind one of LMV's rental boats can often yield a trophy fish.
Anglers should be prepared for some great fishing in the months ahead as the Lake will be stocked every two weeks through March 16th.
21,000 pounds are scheduled to be delivered to LMV over six stockings from January thru March.



** 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)



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.

Be sure to view the photos from the Kids' Fishing Derby



  • Members must have their LMVA ID card in order to rent boats.
  • ID cards must be displayed at all times while fishing.
  • Guests must display their Guest/Fishing Pass while fishing.
  • Trout limits are 4 fish per person per day.
  • All trout must be kept ("Catch and Release" not allowed with trout at LMV).


Topographical Map of Lake Mission Viejo (large image)

Fish of Lake Mission Viejo: Pictorial Guide 1 | Pictorial Guide 2


Download the latest Fishing News above, or call LMV's fishing king, Dave Kerr (also known as Manager of Administrative Services) at 770-1313, ext. 213 or email

January 2016 - 157k
December 2015 - 232k
October 2015 - 232k - updated 11/04/15
August 2015
- 187k
June 2015 - 185k
March 2015 - 178k
February 2015 - 173k
Dec 2014 - 2nd Update - 137k
Dec 2014 Update - 132k
Nov 2014 Update - 132k
Sept/Oct 2014 Update - 153k
Mar/Apr 2014 Update - 167k

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