Fishing Lake Mission Viejo

Current Fishing Contitions – Updated 5/2024

Lake Mission Viejo’s Staff Biologist is cautiously optimistic that like last year, warmer temperatures will lead to less golden algae toxicilty and favorable conditions for fish survivability.  If conditions allow, stocking of hearty species like tilapia and catfish will occur within the next few months.

Any stocking will be posted as soon as scheduled here, the homepage, social media and marquee. Visit our homepage to subscribe to Lake Life e-mail for updates and stocking announcements  directly in your in box.

Nobody has reported catching a fish Lake since late fall, although members are still welcome to try. 

Fishing guest passes are not required while the Lake remains unstocked.

All  other fishing rules still apply and will be actively enforced.

Fishing boats are available for rent at the Tackle Box.

Lake Mission Viejo Fishing Rules

  1. 15 foot rule, no casting within 15’ of docks, boats, swim lines and the shore (except in the designated fishing area)
  2. No fishing in the marina or swimming areas
  3. No live bait other than worms
  4. One fishing rod per person
  5. No more than 4 fish in possession per angler
  6. Each angler must have their own stringer
  7. Guests MUST have a fishing pass in their possession
  8. Catch & Release of fish (other than trout) is allowed
  9. Angler must display member or guess pass while engaged in fishing

Violations are enforced and subject to fine(s).

The Lake Is Open For Fishing At 8am Every Day But Christmas Day

  1. Fishing is always free for member
  2. Guests must be accompanied by members while visiting LMV
  3. 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)


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