Lake Poway’s night fishing season ends Aug. 26

Freshwater lake was filled with season’s final catfish stocks on Aug. 18.

POWAY — Lake Poway’s night fishing season comes to an end Aug. 26, with anglers given one final shot to reel in catfish, trout and other fish after the sun sets.

Night fishing at Lake Poway kicked off July 7 and continued each Friday and Saturday through the final weekend of August. Anglers were permitted to drop a line in the water until 11 p.m., provided they had a working lantern aboard.

The lake was stocked with catfish four times during the night fishing season – July 7 and 21, then Aug. 4 and 18. Officials filled the lake with 1,300 pounds of catfish during the Aug. 18 stocking.

Boat rentals for the final day of night fishing begins at 4 p.m.

Daily fish catch limits are five bass (12-inch maximum), 10 bluegill, five catfish, 10 sunfish and four trout (no catch and release).

Anglers do not need a state license to fish at Lake Poway, though a city-issued fishing permit is required. Lake permits and tackle are available at Lake Poway’s concession stand.

Fishing at Lake Poway is year-round, with anglers permitted to drop lines for bass, bluegill, catfish, sunfish and trout five days per week (Wednesday to Sunday). All fishing takes place between 6 a.m. and sunset.

The lake opens up for night fishing each weekend in July and August.

Visit or call 858-668-4772 for more information.

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