Fishing Overview

Trout Return to LMV

On Tuesday, December 13th 4,500 pounds of beautiful trout will be planted into LMV, and the much anticipated winter fishing season will begin.  Due to the late start of the season, the lake will be open for fishing as soon as the trout arrive.

The first stock of trout will come from Mt. Lassen Fish Hatchery in Northern California.

Following the stock on the 13th, plans are being made to stock trout twice more before the end of the year.  The next scheduled planting is set for Wednesday, December 21st with another stocking on Wednesday, December 28th. 

Each of these plants will come from Chaulk Mound Trout Farms in Western Nebraska.  The lake will be open for fishing on both days when we stock fish to give members a chance to catch up on their missed angling opportunities.”

Anglers should check their tackle boxes, change line on their reels and plan for another great season of trout fishing at LMV. The Tackle Box store is stocked with bait and lures. The rental boats are tuned up and the LMVA staff is prepared to help anglers with all their fishing needs.

The LMV bass population produced another excellent spawn of bass fry this spring and are growing nicely.
The bass catch-and-release policy continues until further notice so please release all bass immediately.

The boats are ready everyday and the Tackle Box retail store is stocked. So bring down the family and "Go Fish" LMV.

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Trout Season Opening Day - December 13th

Each fall for the past 38 years, LMV members have looked forward to the return of rainbow trout to the confines of our beautiful lake. On Saturday December 13th, LMVA will celebrate Opening Day of the 39th TROUT FISHING SEASON on LMV. These fish provide great sport and excellent table fare for Lake anglers to enjoy. 

This approaching trout fishing season looks to be another exciting year for Lake anglers.  Biologist Tom Buckowski is once again calculating water temperatures and conditions in order to plan an optimum stocking schedule to ensure great fishing. 



Don’t forget to shop ahead at the well stocked LMV Tackle Box where all the latest trout lures and baits are on sale well before Opening Day.

The Lake, and daily fishing, is open at 6AM on weekends and 8AM on weekdays. Fishing is free, as always, for members with a $12 charge for guest entrance pass and a fishing pass. Five-passenger Gregor fishing boats are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Tackle Box Boat Rentals, next to the Launch Ramp.


Day Date Events
Wednesday 8th Mar 2017 Trout Stocking
Wednesday 8th Mar 2017 Fishing Club Meeting
Saturday 11th Mar 2017 Fishing Tournament
Tuesday 14th Mar 2017 Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday 22nd Mar 2017 Fish Stocking
Saturday 25th Mar 2017 Angler of the Year Fishing Tournament

Phone numbers and email addresses for all LMVA departments are available on the CONTACTS page.