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.
Lake Elsinore Location and Directions
Lake Elsinore is located at 32040 Riverside Dr. Lake Elsinore, CA 92530, 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.
Lake Elsinore Boating Information
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.
Lake Elsinore Fishing Information
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.
Fishermen can do very well fishing from a boat, as well as from the shore. It is an excellent fishing lake for Bass, Crappie, and Catfish. Unique to Lake Elsinore is the Wiper Bass, which is a Striped Bass & White Bass hybrid.
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 Fishing At Lake Elsinore
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 Fishing At Lake Elsinore
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.
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 SunsetLowell 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
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
Cottages and Vacation Home Rentals At Lake Elsinore
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Lake Elsinore Fishing Guides
There are a few different fishing guides that offer guided fishing trips on Lake Elsinore. FishingBooker is a service to help you find a local fishing guide to schedule your next guided fishing trip with. Click here to find your next fishing guide for Lake Elsinore, or any lake, or any location that you want to hire a guide to get you and your friends on some fish!About The Author Mike Mendenhall is the the founder of Mendenhall Outdoors. This website is an extension of the Mendenhall family’s lifestyle and passion for the great outdoors. Everything that they learn, and experience, along the way that they find may be valuable to our website visitors is on the site for you to enjoy. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive free products from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase. The Best Lake Elsinore Fishing Experience Awaits!