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August Month-Long Catfish Derby

The San Bernardino County Regional Parks’ Thirty-one Day Catfish Derby is a skilled event that runs August 1, 2021 thru August 31, 2021 at Mojave Narrows, Cucamonga-Guasti and Glen Helen Regional Parks.

  • This event is a skilled competition open to the general public and anglers of all ages.
  • A vehicle day-pass, day park fishing permit and derby entry permit are required as well as a state’s fishing license.
  • Derby Entry Permit must be purchased upon arrival and prior to the start of fishing. No exceptions.
PRIZES
  • One (1) Prize awarded for “Overall Heaviest Catfish” caught – $1,000. (Winner of “Overall Heaviest Catfish” will not qualify for ‘Heaviest Catfish Caught at each Park Location”).
  • Three (3) First Place prizes awarded for “Heaviest Catfish Caught at each Park Location” – $500 ea.
  • Three (3) Second Place prizes awarded for “Second Heaviest Catfish Caught at each Park Location” – $300 ea. Three (3) Third Place prizes awarded for “Third Heaviest Catfish Caught at each Park Location” – $100 ea.
  • Catfish will be registered by heaviest weight and earliest date and time.

Regional Parks’ General Fishing Information

State Fishing License Required

In order to fish at one of our parks, a California State Fishing License is required for ages 16 and over.

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

Trout

  • November through April

Catfish

  • May through September

Night Fishing

  • Regional Parks offers seasonal night fishing. Search our events for the night fishing.

Derbies for Adults & Kids

  • Regional Parks offers seasonal derbies throughout the year. Search our events for 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
    • There are three lakes. Two lakes are stocked in rotation and the third lake not scheduled for stocking will remain open.

Regional Parks’ Fish Stocking & Season Information

Catfish season began on May 21, 2021

Dates are subject to change due to unexpected inclement weather or COVID-19 related impacts.

The following parks will be stocked with 690 lbs. of catfish every Thursday beginning May 20, 2021 until September 2, 2021. The catfish supplier is Pacific Aqua Farms.

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

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 www.lakegregory.com for any fish stocking related questions.

Contact Lake Gregory’s Concessionaire for future stocking dates

Contact Lake Gregory Community Recreation Company, please call 833.360.5253, visit their website at www.lakegregory.com or their Facebook page www.facebook.com/lakegregoryco

1,550 lbs. of trout was stocked on:

  • April 8, 2021
  • April 22, 2021
  • May 6, 2021
  • May 20, 2021
  • June 3, 2021