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 purchase a combination Guest/Fishing Pass. 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 Guest Entry Pass and Guest Fishing Pass (See Fee Schedule)

  * 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

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Past Fishing/Conditions at LMVA

Summer 2018 proved to be another outstanding fishing season for our Summer Fishery.  Throughout the summer time months LMV stocked with modest plantings of Tilapia and Catfish along with plantings of forage fish like Black Crappie, Mosquito Fish, Golden Shiner Minnows and Fathead Minnows.  For a full schedule of what was stocked in Summer 2018 please see the chart below.

2018 LMV Summer Fish Plantings

Date

Fish

Amount (in lbs)

note

9-Jan-18

trout

4000

catchables

21-Feb-18

trout

75

test

6-Mar-18

trout

4000

25% Lightnings

22-Mar-18

trout

3000

catchables

26-Mar-18

mosquito fish

1,000

forage

11-May-18

mosquito fish

1,000

forage

17-May-18

golden shiner minnows

50

forage

17-May-18

fathead minnows

50

forage

17-May-18

tilapia

500

catchables

24-May-18

channel catfish

500

catchables

7-Jun-18

tilapia

600

catchables

14-Jun-18

tilapia

500

catchables

14-Jun-18

channel catfish

1000

catchables

21-Jun-18

tilapia

600

catchables

21-Jun-18

redear sunfish

2,500

3" avg

28-Jun-18

channel catfish

1000

catchables

28-Jun-18

redear sunfish

1,000

3" avg

5-Jul-18

black crappie

1,000

4.75" avg

5-Jul-18 tilapia 600

catchables

2-Aug-18 tilapia 500

catchables

2-Aug-18 channel catfish 500

catchables

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.

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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
Tuesday 18th Dec 2018 Re-Scheduled Board of Directors Meeting
Saturday 29th Dec 2018 Kids Fishing Derby
Tuesday 1st Jan 2019 Polar Bear Plunge

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