Lake Poway Fishing Report

Lake Poway Fishing Report

by Lake Poway Staff

It was a slow week for shoreline fishing. But the trout are spreading out in the lake and are being caught further along the shoreline from Boulder Bay and Hidden Bay to Bucktail Bay.  The catfish bite has been steady all year, when boats are available it’s best to post up on the Log-Boom and if you're fishing from the shoreline catfish are most frequently caught from Jump Off Point onward.  The best baits for trout this season have been mini jigs (natural colored or yellow / orange), spinners, and power bait. 

When you stop by concessions to buy your permit keep a 6 ft. distance when in line and adhere to the maximum occupancy for the store.  Ask about the best spots and baits. They have up to the minute information. 

When renting a boat everyone still must bring a face covering and wear it when required. Show picture ID at dock after renting a boat at concessions. All occupants of a boat must be from the same household.  

26th Annual Youth Fishing Derby

Join us Saturday, Feb. 6 for our 26th Annual Youth Fishing Derby from 6 to 11:30 a.m. at Lake Poway! Freshly stocked with rainbow trout, the lake will be open exclusively to registered fishing derby participants between the ages of 4 and 15. 

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registration is required and a $1.50 non-refundable transaction fee will be applied. All participants (ages 4 to 15 years) must register at; but please do not register accompanying adults. Space is limited to help ensure social distancing along the shoreline.

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