Irvine Lake Shoreline Fishing

4621 E. Santiago Canyon Road, Silverado, CA 92676 

IRVINE LAKE IS OPEN!

Friday-Sunday

7 AM-4 PM (Parking lot opens at 7 AM)

Please be sure to follow the guidelines set when attending the Lake:

 At the start of each day, and 4 times during the day, we will clean and sanitize the tackle shop with disinfectant.  Employees are required to wear facial coverings and frequently wash their hands during their shifts.  No more than one customer at a time will be allowed in the tackle shop. We request that all customers wear mask.  Tackle Shop will only take payment of Debit or Credit Card.  People waiting for the tackle shop must social distance 6ft which will be marked on the deck.  Hand Sanitizer will be available at the cash register to disinfect hands.  There will be NO passenger rides or transport of any equipment provided by Lake employees.  Employees only will use the carts, which will be wiped down with disinfectant 4 times a day.

 

 

Getting Here

4621 E. Santiago Canyon Road, Silverado, CA 92676
714-649-9111

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Park Hours: Friday-Sunday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Parking:  $5/Vehicle
Dogs:  Not Permitted

PARKING

Please do not stop or park anywhere along Santiago Canyon Road. The entrance gate will not open until 7 a.m.
Anyone stopped or parked along Santiago Canyon Road prior to the opening will be subject to citation.

Two new parking lots have been created near the bait and tackle shop for your convenience.  Parking at these
designated lots only and walk to the shoreline for fishing.  Parking is $5 per vehicle.  The OC Parks parking permit
is valid for parking at Irvine Lake.  Visit www.ocparks.com to purchase a parking pass.

Thank you for your cooperation with regards to the safety of everyone on the road. Please plan your drive accordingly.

REGULATIONS

  • Five fish limit.
  • Bass is catch-and-release only.
  • Catfish larger than 24 inches must be released.
  • One rod per person maximum.
  • Approved baits only (worms, mackerel, dough baits, or artificial lure). No live bait allowed.
  • Bass (catch-and-release), catfish, carp, bluegill, crappie and sturgeon are in the lake.
  • Shoreline fishing only. No boats, float tubes or other recreational activities available.
  • No alcohol permitted.
  • No access to Irvine Ranch Open Space.
  • No camping
James Events Productions Irvine Lake Fishing
James Events Productions Irvine Lake Fishing
James Events Productions Irvine Lake Fishing

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a fishing license?

No, not at this time

Do California Department of Fish & Wildlife fishing regulations apply?

 Yes, however no fishing license is required. This is due to an existing Aquaculture permit held by the Serrano Water District. Future license requirements for fishing are uncertain and will be subject to review by the State and County.

Are there fishing limits?

  1. a) Yes, all Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations regarding fish limits apply, see www.wildlife.ca.gov/Regulations for the latest CA DF&W regulations.
  2. b) Additionally, the following fishing regulations apply:
  • Five fish limit.
  • Bass is catch‐and‐release only.
  • Catfish larger than 24 inches must be released.
  • One rod per person maximum.  
  • Approved baits only (worms, mackerel, dough baits, or artificial lure). No live bait allowed.  

What are the hours?

Friday‐Sunday6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Are reservations required?

No, not at this time.

When can I line up to enter?

Gates open to parking at 6 a.m. Access to the lake begins at 7 a.m. Do not line up on Santiago Canyon Road prior. It is unsafe, and you will be subject to all applicable traffic laws.  

How much does it cost?

There is no charge for fishing. Parking is $5 per vehicle.

What fish are in the lake?

Bass, catfish, carp, bluegill, crappie.

Will the lake be stocked?

Yes, with trout and catfish.

Can I boat on the lake?

Shoreline fishing only, no boats permitted.

Can I float fish?

No. Shoreline fishing only.