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Poway Lake Fishing Guide

Lake Poway is a small, clear dam and reservoir in Poway, California and offers great Year-round fishing is available for bass, trout, catfish, sunfish and bluegill and is about 30 miles northeast of downtown San Diego.

Lake Poway heavily stocks with Rainbow Trout in the Winter months and had good shoreline fishing.

  • Lake Poway gates open at 6 a.m. daily and are closed and locked at sunset.
  • Fishing is permitted from Wednesday to Sunday.
  • Please check our weekly fish report for fishing conditions, stocking dates and discounts.
  • State fishing licenses are not required; however, Poway fishing permits are required.
  • Lake Poway doesn't offer a public launch ramp, and canoes, float tubes and kayaks are not permitted.

Daily Fish Catch Limits

  • Bass: 5 max, minimum of 12 inches
  • Bluegill: 10 max
  • Catfish: 5 max
  • Sunfish: 10 max
  • Trout: 4 max (no catch and release)

Lake Concessions

  • Bait, tackle, lake permits, and refreshments are available at the Lake Poway Concession.
  • Rental boats, including rowboats, motorboats, sailboats, and paddle boats are available through the concession.
  • Is open 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m

Fishing Fees

Angler Fee
Adults (16 to 54) $7
Youth (8 to 15) $3
Youth (7 and under) Free with paid permit
Seniors (55 and older) $3
Active Military (with ID) $4

Lake Poway Photos

Lake Poway Fishing Videos

Popular Types of Fish at Lake Poway

Collins Lake offers a wide variety of fish for Anglers such as Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Catfish and Sunfish.

White-Crappie

White Crappie

Channel-Catfish

Channel Catfish

Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear

Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear for Rainbow Trout

Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear for Bass

Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear for Bluegill & Sunfish

Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear for Catfish

Channel-Catfish

Channel Catfish Preferred Bait

Directions to Lake Poway

Lake Poway is about 30 miles northeast of downtown San Diego.

Lake Poway gates open at 6 a.m. daily and are closed and locked at sunset.