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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.

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.

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 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.
  • 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 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.

Articles on Current Trout Supply

The California Department of Fish & Wildlife News

Regional Parks Fish Stocking & Season Information

a graphic with a trout cartoon illustration and stocking dates for Dec. 1, 2022.

Trout Season Begins on Nov. 22, 2022

Cucamonga-Guasti, Glen Helen, Mojave Narrows, Prado & Yucaipa will receive 630 lbs. per week (on Thursdays, except noted) through March 30, 2023.

  • Nov. 22, 2022 (Mojave Narrows only. Will receive Prado stock)
  • Nov. 23, 2022 (Wednesday stocking due to Thanksgiving holiday. Prado lake remains closed due to algae blooms.)
  • Dec. 1, 2022 (Prado lake remains closed due to algae blooms.)
  • Dec. 8, 2022
  • Dec. 15, 2022
  • Dec. 20, 2022 (Tuesday stocking)
  • Jan. 5, 2023 (double-stocking Prado)
  • Jan. 12, 2023
  • Jan. 19, 2023
  • Jan. 26, 2023
  • Feb. 2, 2023 (double-stocking Yucaipa)
  • Feb. 9, 2023
  • Feb. 16, 2023
  • Feb. 23, 2023
  • March 2, 2023 (double-stocking Guasti, Glen Helen, Mojave Narrows)
  • March 9, 2023
  • March 16, 2023
  • March 23, 2023
  • March 30, 2023

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 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.