Fishing Lake Mission Viejo

 Current Fishing Contitions


While some members still enjoy “fishing” at the lake, regrettably we are not aware of any actual “catching” this year. The Lake is currently not being stocked; the goal is to resume stocking as soon as conditions improve. Members will be notified via the lake website, social media and entrance marquee when stocking resumes.

Restoring Lake Mission Viejo’s tradition and reputation as a freshwater fishing mecca is a priority of both the staff and board of directors, who have been working with biologists and experts to fight the golden algae bloom that is toxic to fish (but harmless to humans).  Because of the size/volume of the Lake, solutions that have worked at smaller lakes have either been unsuccessful or aren’t feasible here.


The Lake is open for fishing at 8AM every day but Christmas Day

          Fishing is always free for members

          Guests must be accompanied by members while visiting LMV

         5 passenger Gregor and 2 passenger Tracker fishing boats are available for rent at the Boat Rental Shop


Fishing Rules & Lake Map





Previous Fish of Lake Mission Viejo

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
Saturday Jun 3rd 2023 Lake Anniversary Event
Tuesday Jun 13th 2023 LMVA Board of Directors Meeting
Saturday Jun 24th 2023 BOAT & WATERCRAFT SALE
Wednesday Jun 28th 2023 MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU
Friday Jun 30th 2023 MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU
Saturday Jul 8th 2023 SUGAR RAY

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