About Lake ElsinoreLake 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 92530Lake 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 WildlifeCDFW Fish Planting ScheduleLake Elsinore Map - Click Map for More DetailsLake Elsinore DetailsLake Size: 3,300 Surface AcresMax Depth: 42 FeetLength: 14 MilesShoreline: 15 MilesManaged By: EVMWDMaximum Lake Elevation: 1,255 FeetAverage High Air Temp: Spring: 78 DegreesSummer:96 DegreesFall: 83 DegreesWinter: 66 DegreesAverage Surface Water Temp: 60 DegreesLake Elsinore Lake Water Level Water LevelFishing RegulationsCalifornia Freshwater Sport Fishing RegulationsTrophy Bass SpoonsFishing at Lake ElsinoreFishermen can do very well fishing from a boat, as well as from the shore. Fish Species at Lake ElsinoreLargemouth BassBlack CrappieWhite CrappieBluegillBlue CatfishChannel CatfishCommon CarpRedear SunfishWiper 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. PanfishBluegill, 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 CatfishChannel 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 BassLake Elsinore Boat Launch RampsAll 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 PointeLaunch Pointe Camping and Boat Launch32040 Riverside DriveLake Elsinore, CA 92530(855) 471-1212Lake Elsinore Marina and RV ResortLake Elsinore Marina32700 Riverside DriveLake Elsinore, CA 9253(800) 328-6844Soft Bait Lures for Fishing at Laka ElsinorePublic Fishing Beaches:Davis Street Fishing BeachDavis St. at Lakeshore Dr.Lake Elsinore, CA 92530Open 6am to 10pmLaunch Pointe Recreation Destination & RV ParkLaunch Pointe32040 Riverside Dr,Lake Elsinore, CA 92530(951) 471-1212Open Sunrise to SunsetLowell Street Fishing BeachTownsend Street at Lakeshore Dr.Lake Elsinore, CA 92530Open 6am to 10pmDavis Street Fishing BeachDavis Street at Lakeshore DriveLake Elsinore, CA 92530Open 6am to 10pmWhisker's Fishing BeachTownsend Street at Lakeshore Dr.Lake Elsinore, CA 92530Open 6am to 10pmBoat Rentals & Bait Tackle StoreLaunch Pointe Recreation Destination & RV ParkLaunch Pointe32040 Riverside Dr,Lake Elsinore, CA 92530(951) 471-1212Bait, Tackle & Fishing License Retailers Near Lake Elsinore:Big 5 Sporting Goods18298 Collier Ave.Lake Elsinore, CA 92530(951) 471-1362J&J Liquor31087 Riverside Dr.Lake Elsinore, CA 92530(951) 674-6742Lakeshore Liquor & Market1511 W. Lakeshore Dr.Lake Elsinore, CA 92530(951) 674-1944Walmart31700 Grape St.Lake Elsinore, CA 92530(951) 245-5990Lake Elsinore Fishing Guides and Fishing Charter BoatsThere 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 BelowShop for fishing tackle in ourFishing Gear and Tackle store.Cottages and Vacation Home Rentals around Lake Elsinore in CAThese 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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