Looking forward to Tilapia Season!
A disappointing 2016-2017 Trout Season came to a close in March with the cancellation of the final three stockings due to a resurgence of Golden Algae. Biologists from USC with expertise in Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB's) have been conducting tests at Lake Mission Viejo in an attempt to reduce the effects of Golden Alage on the lake's fishery. Over the long-term, it is hoped that the lower salinity levels in our new water source, Advance Purified Water (APW), will provide a less hospitable environment for the salty-water loving Golden Algae.
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Lake water conditions are starting to show signs of improvement as of mid-April. Staff is monitoring the water daily and when lake water conditions improve sufficiently, a small stocking of Golden Shiner minnows will be put in the lake to test fish survivability. We are also watching for signs of a spring spawn from the remaining Bass and Tilapia populations, which normally appear from March-June. Summertime Tilapia and forage fish stockings will be conducted as soon as the warmer weather arrives and the Golden Algae impact subsides.
The Lake, and daily fishing, is open at 6AM on weekends and 8AM on weekdays.
Fishing is always free for members. Guest fishing costs a combined $12 for a Guest Entry Pass and Guest Fishing Pass.
Guests must be accompanied by members while visiting Lake Mission Viejo.
Five-passenger Gregor fishing boats are available for rent at the Tackle Box Boat Rental Shop.
|Tuesday||9th May 2017||Board of Directors Meeting|
|Sunday||14th May 2017||Sunday with the Symphony|
|Tuesday||13th Jun 2017||Board of Directors Meeting|
|Saturday||24th Jun 2017||Concert 1, THE FAMILY STONE|
|Saturday||8th Jul 2017||Concert 2, SMASH MOUTH|
|Tuesday||11th Jul 2017||Board of Directors Meeting|