Lake Mission Viejo Fishery Information
2013 TROUT STOCKING SCHEDULE
Matt Stigna's 8 lb Bass - Large pictures here.
Anthony Magno's 8 lb. Trout - Large picture here.
Jeff Moon's 11 lb. 2 oz. Trout - Large pictures here.
Amber & Zeid Nesheiwat's 8 lb. Trout - Large picture here.
John Blum - 8 lbs 6 oz rainbow trout. - Large picture here.
Philip Pang - 12 lbs 2 oz trout. - Large picture here.
Tyler Smith - 10 lbs 8 oz trout. - Large picture here.
Tyler Terzi - 7 lbs 6 oz rainbow trout. - Large picture here.
Tyler Terzi - 45 lbs catfish caught on the same day. - Large picture here.
|Please note that these are tentative dates and are subject to change. Any changes will be announced on this page. The Lake is closed to all fishing from the start of stocking for the rest of the day.
CURRENT FISHING INFORMATION
Download the full articles - February 2013 Fishing Update - 49k PDF
The bass spawning season is upon us and the angling opportunities are plentiful at the Lake. The final stock of the year is set for March 20 with Chaulk Mound delivering fish from Nebraska. Fishing has been outstanding this year with lots of large trout landed over the past 4 months. See the photo at the right of young lake angler Tyler Smith with his 10 lb. 8 oz. trout taken on December 28th.
It's that time of year for warming lake temperatures and bass moving into the shallows to spawn. Every spring, from March 1 to June 1, Lake Mission Viejo anglers are required to promptly release all bass caught to the same place from whence they are caught in order to maximize spawning success.
LMV rules prohibit anglers from fishing within 15 feet of any private dock, bulkhead, or beach area around the lake. Lifeguards strictly enforce fishing rules, thus providing a safe and enjoyable fishing experience for all LMV members. Thanks to your cooperation, LMV now enjoys World Class bass fishing status!
FISHING CLUB NEWS
Fishing Club Meeting
The monthly meeting of the Fishing Club will be held on Wednesday March 6th at 7:00 pm in the Lake Administration building. We will be wrapping up the season and talking about the Spring bass fishing here at the Lake.
March Trout Tournaments
Adults (18 and over) $5.00
Teens (12-17) $5.00
Kids (11 and under) $4.00
Saturday, March 9, 6:00 - 11:00 am
Angler of the Year Lures Only Trout Tournament
Saturday, March 23, 6:00 - 11:00 am
IMPORTANT TIPS FOR LMV ANGLERS
Members must have their LMVA ID card in order to rent boats.
ID cards must be displayed at all times while fishing.
Guests must display their Guest/Fishing Pass while fishing.
Trout limits are 4 fish per person per day.
All trout must be kept (Catch and Release not allowed with trout at LMV).
20th Annual Fishing Derby - December 28, 2012
Photos from Friday's 2012 Annual Kids' Fishing Derby
are viewable in the Events Gallery.
The 20th Annual Kids' Fishing Derby was held on Friday, December 28 under blue skies and cool temperatures. The popular event found 161 eager young anglers spread out over the LMV docks to test their skills against the big Nebraska-raised Rainbow Trout delivered the day before the tournament. Lake Biologist Tom Buckowski corralled a batch of trout to remain safely overnight in the launch area which ensured good fishing for the derby on Friday.
The annual Holiday event is designed especially for kids from 3-10 years of age, giving many of them their first opportunity to land a trophy Lake Mission Viejo trout. Lots of fish were landed during the two hours of tournament fishing.
The fish were very nice, weighing 1 to 5.40 pounds each. Competition was close this year and prizes were awarded to the top three anglers in each age division. The largest fish of the day was landed by 9 year old Ellie Parks, competing in the 9-10 year old division.
Every fish in the top 12 of the tournament weighed in excess of 2.4 pounds.
3-4 year olds - 40 participants
1st Jaden Carbonel (4 yrs) 4.95 lbs.
2nd Sabastian Foster (3 yrs) 3.90 lbs.
3rd Scarlett Keller (3 yrs) 3.75 lbs.
5-6 year olds - 37 participants
1st Jack Klein (5 yrs) 3.25 lbs.
2nd Bradley Thurrell (6 yrs) 2.95 lbs.
3rd Sai Sai Wong (6 yrs) 2.85 lbs.
7-8 year olds - 47 participants
1st Tyler Smith (8 yrs) 4.75 lbs.
2nd Taylor Arnott (7yrs) 3.20 lbs.
3rd Morgan Arnott (7yrs) 3.10 lbs.
9-10 year olds - 37 participants
1st Ellie Parks (9 yrs) 5.40 lbs.
2nd Vincent Ito (10 yrs) 2.55 lbs.
. . .& Ayumi Wong (10 yrs) 2.55 lbs.
3rd Elijah Morris (10 yrs) 2.45 lbs
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