Lake Mission Viejo Fishery Information


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Matt Stigna
Matt Stigna's 8 lb Bass - Large pictures here.

Anthony Magno
Anthony Magno's 8 lb. Trout - Large picture here.

Jeff Moon
Jeff Moon's 11 lb. 2 oz. Trout - Large pictures here.

Amber and Zeid Nesheiwat
Amber & Zeid Nesheiwat's 8 lb. Trout - Large picture here.

John Blum
John Blum - 8 lbs 6 oz rainbow trout. - Large picture here.


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ATTENTION
2015 TROUT STOCKING SCHEDULE
Wed
.1/14/2015

Wed
.1/28/2015

Wed
.2/11/2015

Wed
.2/25/2015

Wed
.3/11/2015

Wed
.3/25/2015

  • Please note that these are tentative dates and are subject to change. Any changes will be announced on this page.
  • The Lake is closed to all fishing from the start of stocking for the rest of the day.

CURRENT FISHING INFORMATION

Trout stocking at LMV is currently on hold until such time that staff can be sure that trout stocked into the lake will survive. A confirmed bloom of Golden Algae is being treated to control a toxin released by the algae that in turn kills fish in the lake. The toxin affects the gills of fish and causes an inability of the fish to breathe properly. The result is a loss of the fish population that comes in contact with the toxin. Golden Algae are a relatively new and very serious problem to Southern California lakes. LMVA staff are working hard to evaluate the problem and come up with solutions to return trout to the lake.

LMV staff have been treating the lake, sending water samples to evaluate the water quality and conferring with limnology experts to make LMV safe for stocking the lake with fish again. We will continue to update "Fishing Conditions" on the LMVA website on a regular basis in order to keep LMV anglers informed of the latest information regarding fishing at LMV.

Please Note:
The
22nd Annual Kids Holiday Fishing Derby Returns on December 30th has been
DELAYED until further notice.
The Trout Opener has been
DELAYED until the current algae issue has been resolved.

If you own your own boat, make sure it 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.

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REMINDERS

** LMV rules prohibit anglers from fishing within 15 feet of any private dock, bulkhead, or beach area around the lake. Lifeguards strictly enforce fishing rules, thus providing a safe and enjoyable fishing experience for all LMV members. Thanks to your cooperation, LMV now enjoys World Class bass fishing status!

** The Lake's Bass slot limit has changed. You must now release any Bass larger than 14". You may keep any Bass smaller than 14". During the annual spawning season, between March 1st and June 1st, ALL bass must be released immediately to the spot where they were caught. (please review all Fishing Rules)

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FISHING CLUB NEWS

The Lake Mission Viejo Fishing Club is open to all LMVA members and will be celebrating the 37th year of trout fishing with a number of exciting events. The Club’s next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 14th at 7:00 pm in the LMVA Administration building.

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 as well as advising anglers on current rules and regulations.


IMPORTANT TIPS FOR LMV ANGLERS

  • 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).

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* Annual Kids' Fishing Derby photos are viewable in the Events Gallery.

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Topographical Map of Lake Mission Viejo (large image)

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

FISHING NEWS ARCHIVE

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

2014
Dec 2014 Update - 132k
Nov 2014 Update - 132k
Sept/Oct 2014 Update - 153k
Mar/Apr 2014 Update - 167k

2013
Dec 2013 Update - 46k
Nov 2013 Update - 46k
Oct 2013 Update - 46k
Feb 2013 Update - 49k

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