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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** Trout Stockings have been Cancelled **
due to current Fishing Conditions


Several trout were stocked for a test on Monday, 12/22/2014. The fish were placed into LMV at the North Beach launch ramp area and observed to see if they could survive in the current lake environment. Sadly, none of these trout survived and therefore we have again delayed stocking the lake with trout until such time that we can be sure that these delicate fish will survive. Golden Algae continues to show up in water test samples taken from LMV. These water samples are regularly being analyzed to monitor levels of Golden Algae and the lake is being treated in attempt to control the algae. The fish residing in the isolated pond of water in the North Beach marina area continue to thrive. They have a few new friends, as we introduced a few trout into this controlled area to see how they would do. So far they have been getting along with their bass, catfish and sunfish cousins. We are working together with algae scientists and our fellow lake operators to develop a viable plan for renewing our fisheries.

Due to the fact that the test trout did not survive in the open lake environment, we will not stock trout on 12/29/2014. The Kids Holiday Fishing Derby has been cancelled as we cannot safely stock trout prior to the 12/30/2014 event. We will next update "Fishing Conditions" on the LMVA website by 12/31/2014 in order to keep LMV anglers informed on the latest information regarding fishing at LMV.



** 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.

** 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)



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. CANCELLED DUE TO CURRENT FISHING CONDITIONS

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.


  • 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).


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


Topographical Map of Lake Mission Viejo (large image)

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


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

Dec 2014 - 2nd Update - 137k
Dec 2014 Update - 132k
Nov 2014 Update - 132k
Sept/Oct 2014 Update - 153k
Mar/Apr 2014 Update - 167k

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

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