Fish in water

Regional Parks General Fishing Information

State Fishing License Required

In order to fish at one of our parks the California Department of Fish & Wildlife requires all a state fishing license for ages 16 and over.

The California Department of Fish & Wildlife offers two license-free fishing days every year. This means no license is needed on these days, however, Regional Parks still requires a fishing permit that can be purchased at the park entrance.

CDFW 2022 License-Free Days
  • Saturday, July 2, 2022
  • Saturday, September 3, 2022

Regional Parks Fishing Permit Required

Permits are available at the park entrance gate.

  • Monday-Wednesday Daily Fishing Permit: $10.00/person, all ages. 
  • Thursday – Sunday Daily Fishing Permit: $12.00/person, all ages.

Annual Fishing Seasons


  • November through April


  • May through September

Night Fishing

  • Regional Parks is not offering night fishing at this time. Please check back.

Derbies for Adults & Kids

  • Regional Parks offers seasonal derbies throughout the year. Search our derby page for current or upcoming derbies.

The following Regional Parks offer fishing:

  • Cucamonga-Guasti
  • Glen Helen
  • Lake Gregory
  • Mojave Narrows
  • Prado
  • Yucaipa

Regional Parks Fishing Fees

  • Monday-Wednesday Daily Fishing Permit: $10.00/person, all ages. 
  • Thursday – Sunday Daily Fishing Permit: $12.00/person, all ages.
  • All Ages Fishing Derby: $20.00 per person.

Vehicle Parking Fees

  • Monday – Fridays (excluding holidays and special events) $8.00
  • Weekends and Holidays (excluding special events) $10.00
  • Pedestrians (no parking required): $3.00/person

Fishing on Stocking Days

  • Cucamonga-Guasti
    • The lakes are is closed on stocking day.
  • Glen Helen
    • Both lakes are stocked and closed on stocking day.
  • Lake Gregory
    • The lake is open on stocking day.
  • Mojave Narrows
    • There are two lakes. The lake that is not being stocked will remain open.
  • Prado
    • The lake is open on stocking day.
  • Yucaipa
    • The lakes are closed on stocking day.

Regional Parks Fish Stocking & Season Information

Catfish Season Begins on May 19, 2022

Cucamonga-Guasti, Glen Helen, Mojave Narrows, Prado & Yucaipa will receive 575 lbs. per week (on Thursdays) through September 1, 2022

  • May 19, 2022
  • May 26, 2022
  • June 2, 2022
  • June 9, 2022
  • June 16, 2022
  • June 23, 2022
  • June 30, 2022
  • July 7, 2022
  • July 14, 2022
  • July 21, 2022
  • July 28, 2022
  • August 4, 2022
  • August 11, 2022
  • August 18, 2022
  • August 25, 2022
  • September 1, 2022

Contact Lake Gregory’s Concessionaire for future stocking dates

NOTE: As of March 1, 2021, Lake Gregory Community Recreation Company is now the new concessionaire at Lake Gregory. They can be reached at 833-360-5253 or at their website or Facebook page for any fish stocking related questions.

Guides to Eating Fish from State Lakes & Reservoirs

Guide to Eating Fish

From California lakes & reservoirs

  • Women 18-45 years & children 1-17 years.

Guide to Eating Fish

From California lakes & reservoirs

  • Women over 45 years & men can safely eat more fish.

Lake Gregory Guide to Eating Fish

Eat the good fish

Eating fish that are low in chemicals may provide health benefits to children and adults.

Avoid the bad fish

Eating fish with higher levels of chemicals like mercury or PCBs may cause health problems in children and adults.

Choose the right fish

Chemicals may be more harmful to unborn babies and children.