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Fishing at Lake Elsinore, CA

About Lake Elsinore Lake Elsinore has a perfect year-round climate, complete with blue skies, clean air, and a sparkling clear 3,300-acre recreational lake for boating, fishing, camping, and other great outdoor family fun activities. It is nestled in the backdrop of the Ortega Mountains and Cleveland National Forest. This provides excellent opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, or relaxing in the beauty in this outdoor recreational paradise. Lake Elsinore is also a great location for jet skiing, wake-boarding and water skiing. Location and Directions: 32040 Riverside Dr. Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 Lake Elsinore is located in Riverside County, off of Highway 15. If you are coming from Los Angeles, you can take I-5 South to Highway 91 East. Go South on I-15 to the Main Street Exit. Boating Info: Boaters are required to have a Lake Use Pass to be on the lake which cost $15 and can be purchased from all boat launch facilities. You may be charged a separate fee for boat launching and day use areas, which will vary for each facility. You can also purchase annual Lake Use Passes, good for the calendar year, at the Cashier at City Hall during regular business hours. Fishing Info: Lake Elsinore was once used mainly for boating only. The City of Elsinore has taken great strides to improve the fishery in the lake, including providing additional structures and fish habitat, so it has now become a great fishing lake as well. There is also regular fish being stocked to keep the lake stocked with catchable fish. Wiper bass, a hybrid between Striped Bass (Striper) and White Bass were planted in early 2005 to help to control the over populated carp population, to improve the fishery. Wiper Bass, Largemouth Bass, Panfish, Catfish and Carp can be taken here in great numbers. Fish Planting Schedule from CA Department of Fish and Wildlife CDFW Fish Planting Schedule Lake Elsinore Map - Click Map for More Details Lake Elsinore Details Lake Size: 3,300 Surface Acres Max Depth: 42 Feet Length: 14 Miles Shoreline: 15 Miles Managed By: EVMWD Maximum Lake Elevation: 1,255 Feet Average High Air Temp: Spring: 78 Degrees Summer: 96 Degrees Fall: 83 Degrees Winter: 66 Degrees Average Surface Water Temp: 60 Degrees Lake Elsinore Lake Water Level Water Level Fishing Regulations California Freshwater Sport Fishing Regulations Trophy Bass Spoons Fishing at Lake Elsinore Fishermen can do very well fishing from a boat, as well as from the shore. Fish Species at Lake Elsinore Largemouth Bass Black Crappie White Crappie Bluegill Blue Catfish Channel Catfish Common Carp Redear Sunfish Wiper Bass (Striped Bass & White Bass Hybrid) Largemouth Bass. In the spring and summer months the Largemouth Bass action picks up on Lake Elsinore. The bass will get super hungry after their early summer spawn and will attack just about anything you throw at them. The best bets are spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, soft baits, and crankbaits. Best fishing areas would be around the boat docks, submerged structures, rocks, and submerged vegetation, and off the points. Panfish Bluegill, and Crappie, can be caught around the docks, rocky areas, weeds, and submerged vegetation, as well as around under water structures using worms, crickets, live minnows, jigs, fly’s, small soft plastics, and small spinners and spinnerbaits will work best. Crappie can be found in the shallows. Channel Catfish Channel catfish are best fished in the summer. Catfish can be found in the coves and the rocks. Chicken livers, sardines, clams, catfish bait, and mini crawlers will do the trick. Catfish will bite during the day, and at night. Great Lures for Largemouth Bass Lake Elsinore Boat Launch Ramps All vessels using Lake Elsinore are required to display a current Lake use permit, which can be purchased at either of the two public launch ramps. Launch Pointe Launch Pointe Camping and Boat Launch 32040 Riverside Drive Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 (855) 471-1212 Lake Elsinore Marina and RV Resort Lake Elsinore Marina 32700 Riverside Drive Lake Elsinore, CA 9253 (800) 328-6844 Soft Bait Lures for Fishing at Laka Elsinore Public Fishing Beaches: Davis Street Fishing Beach Davis St. at Lakeshore Dr. Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 Open 6am to 10pm Launch Pointe Recreation Destination & RV Park Launch Pointe 32040 Riverside Dr, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 (951) 471-1212 Open Sunrise to Sunset Lowell Street Fishing Beach Townsend Street at Lakeshore Dr. Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 Open 6am to 10pm Davis Street Fishing Beach Davis Street at Lakeshore Drive Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 Open 6am to 10pm Whisker's Fishing Beach Townsend Street at Lakeshore Dr. Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 Open 6am to 10pm Boat Rentals & Bait Tackle Store Launch Pointe Recreation Destination & RV Park Launch Pointe 32040 Riverside Dr, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 (951) 471-1212 Bait, Tackle & Fishing License Retailers Near Lake Elsinore: Big 5 Sporting Goods 18298 Collier Ave. Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 (951) 471-1362 J&J Liquor 31087 Riverside Dr. Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 (951) 674-6742 Lakeshore Liquor & Market 1511 W. Lakeshore Dr. Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 (951) 674-1944 Walmart 31700 Grape St. Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 (951) 245-5990 Lake Elsinore Fishing Guides and Fishing Charter Boats There are many different fishing guides that offer guided fishing trips on Lake Elsinore. FishingBooker is a service of local guides that you can choose from and schedule your next guided fishing trip. Click below to learn more about the different guides that offer guided fishing trips on Big Bear Lake, or any other area you are interested in going on a guided fishing trip or fishing charter boat. Book Your Next Fishing Charter by Clicking Below Shop for fishing tackle in our Fishing Gear and Tackle store. Cottages and Vacation Home Rentals around Lake Elsinore in CA These two listings are an example of what is available, click either rental house below for a complete list of rental homes and cottages available. Disclosure: This post is brought to you by the Mendenhall Outdoors team. 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