Fishing Overview of LMVA

Lake Mission Viejo stocks our waters with a variety of fish for our Lake Members and their guests to enjoy.  These fish include: Catfish, Sunfish, Tilapia, Trout and Bass.  Fishing is free to LMVA Members while member guests who wish to fish can pay $12 to come in and fish with their LMVA Member for the day.  For more information about fishing rules and stocking please click here.


Fishing conditions are very good   

Tilapia and Catfish were planted throughout Summer 2017.  Tilapia fishing continued tp be strong with limits being caught off of rental boats each weekend thru the end of October!  The Tilapia had many spawns from the early summer stockings along with the catfish stockings, resulting in the first EVER Catfish Spawn.  You may be able to spot some of these baby 'cats' if you are lucky!  Multiple Trout stockings have occured over the 2017-2018 Trout Season resulting in a strong season so far. 

 A disappointing 2016-2017 Trout Season closed in March due to a resurgence of Golden Algae.  USC biologists, with expertise in Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB's), have recently completed tests at Lake Mission Viejo trying to reduce the effects of Golden Algae on the lake's fishery.  It is hoped that lower salinity levels in our new water source, Advanced Purified Water (APW), will provide a less hospitable environment for the brackish water loving Golden Algae in the future and provide us an opportunity to begin rebuilding the vibrant Lake Mission Viejo fishery. Golden Algae is NOT harmful to humans or other mammals and water conditions are excellent, with active use of the Lake and swim areas daily.           

Frequent Lake monitoring and regular water testing will continue at the Lake, as it always has to ensure a safe, enjoyable experience at Lake Mission Viejo.

For more information on Golden Algae, click on this link:  coming soon!



The Lake and daily fishing 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


Day Date Events
Wednesday 24th Jan 2018 Trout Stocking / Postponed
Tuesday 6th Feb 2018 Trout Stocking
Wednesday 7th Feb 2018 Fishing Club Meeting
Saturday 10th Feb 2018 Fishing Club Tournament
Tuesday 13th Feb 2018 Board Meeting
Wednesday 21st Feb 2018 Trout Stocking

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