Fishing at 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 plantings please click here.

Come Fish LMV!

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


Current Fishing Conditions at LMVA

Although Golden Algae numbers have remained for over a year, they do not always produce a toxic effect on fish. This is the 4th year of Golden Algae at LMV that we have not seen their negative effects during these warmer months. Catchable-sized Catfish and Tilapia are being stocked during the summer as are Sunfish and forage feeder fish. Tilapia and Catfish are being caught sporadically mostly during the evening hours on worms from both the shore and from boats.

It is hoped that our new water source, Advanced Purified Water (APW), will eventually provide a less hospitable environment for the brackish water loving Golden Algae and provide us a better opportunity to rebuild a vibrant and sustained Lake Mission Viejo fishery. 

Golden Algae is NOT harmful to humans and water conditions are excellent for active use of the Lake and swim areas.           

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

For more information on Golden Algae, click here.


Fish of Lake Mission Viejo

Congrats to JOSH MANLEY, 11 years old, caught this 2.0 lbs Tilapia recently from the fishing dock at LMV.


Tilapia (Tilapia mossambica)



Redear Sunfish  (Lepomis microlophus)



Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)



Black Crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)



Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides)



Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)



Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)




Fathead Minnow (Pimephales promelas)



Golden Shiner Minnow (Notemigonus crysoleucas)



Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis)

Day Date Events
Tuesday 9th Oct 2018 Board of Directors Meeting
Saturday 20th Oct 2018 Lake Eerie
Tuesday 13th Nov 2018 Board of Directors Meeting
Saturday 8th Dec 2018 Parade of Lights/Santa's Arrival
Tuesday 11th Dec 2018 Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday 27th Dec 2018 Kids Fishing Derby

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