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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.

California License-Free Fishing Days

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

  • Saturday, July 6, 2024
  • Saturday, Aug. 31, 2024

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 March

Catfish

  • May through September

Night Fishing

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

Fishing Derbies

Regional Parks now offers month-long derbies in March and August instead of workshops. You will find derby forms, rules & regulations and prize information on our derby page at parks.sbcounty.gov/fishing-derby

  • March: Trout
  • August: Catfish

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.

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 closed on stocking day.
  • Glen Helen
    • Both lakes are stocked and closed on stocking day.
  • Lake Gregory
  • 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 May 23, 2024)

PARKS THAT RECEIVE STOCKINGS

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

HOW MUCH POUNDAGE IS STOCKED & DIVIDED AT EACH PARK

Each park will receive 590 pounds of catfish and each park will decide how much each of its lakes will receive from each stocking. For instance, if a park has more than one lake, the stocking may be divided into equal amounts for each lake. Stocking occurs every Thursday, weather and conditions permitting. Dates are subject to change.

  • May 23, 2024
  • May 30, 2024
  • June 6, 2024
  • June 13, 2024
  • June 20, 2024
  • June 27, 2024
  • July 3, 2024 (double-stocking each at Prado and Yucaipa 1,180 lbs.)
  • July 11, 2024
  • July 18, 2024
  • July 25, 2024

MONTH-LONG DERBY

Guasti, Glen Helen & Mojave Narrows

  • August 1, 2024 (double-stocking each at Guasti, Glen Helen & Mojave Narrows 1,180 lbs.)
  • August 8. 2024
  • August 15, 2024
  • August 22, 2024
  • August 29 2024

Contact Lake Gregory’s Concessionaire for 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 www.lakegregory.com or Facebook page www.facebook.com/lakegregoryco 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.