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Fishing

Fishing on the banks of the lake at Glen HelenThe San Bernardino County Regional Parks Department has multiple fishing options throughout the County.  From Junior Fishing Workshops to Trout Derbies, Regional Parks can meet the needs of the beginner to advanced angler.

Fishing is available at the following Parks:

Cucamonga-Guasti, Glen Helen, Mojave Narrows, Prado, and Yuciapa Regional Parks are stocked by San Bernardino County and the Department of Fish and Game. 

A state fishing license is required to fish at the Regional Parks. State licenses may be purchased online at the California Department of Fish and Game or sporting goods stores such as Bass Pro Shops and Big 5. 

  

County Fishing Locations

  

Trout

Trout Season runs from November through mid April

Fees

  • Park entry: Weekdays $8.00 per vehicle; Weekends and Holidays $10.00 per vehicle; $2.00 pedestrian fee
  • Fishing permit: $8.00 per person.
  • Fishing permits must be purchased at the entry gate each day and be in the angler's possession while fishing. Permit is valid only at the park where it is purchased. Turn in the permit at the gate when leaving the park for the day.
                     NO REFUNDS
Fishing Hours:
  • Summer
    • 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday
    • 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday through Sunday
  • Winter
    • 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m./dusk Monday through Sunday

    Lakes closed on day of stocking (Thursday)  for:

    • Glen Helen 
    • Mojave Narrows (Stocked lake closed only)
    • Prado
    • Yucaipa (Stocked lakes closed only, all others are open)
    • Cucamonga Guasti
Trout Derbies

Trout Derbies are held between the end of November to the middle of April.   The derbies are hosted
once a month by one of the parks below.   Derby entry fee $20.00 per person plus vehicle entry.

    November 9, 2013 - Mojave Narrows, Victorville - Re-opening of Horseshoe Lake

    December 7, 2013 - Cucamonga-Guasti, Ontario
    January 25, 2014 - Yucipa, Yucaipa
    February 22, 2014 -  Prado, Chino
    March 22, 2014 - Mojave Narrows, Victorville
    March 29, 2014 - Glen Helen, Devore

  

Catfish

Catfish caught Catfish season begins May 16, 2014 and runs through September 4, 2014.  Lakes stocked with catfish may be found at the following parks:

     Cucamonga-Guasti, Ontario
     Glen Helen, Devore
     Prado, Chino
     Yucaipa, Yucaipa
     Mojave Narrows, Victorville

The stockings will take place on Thursdays.

Some lakes may be closed on stocking days.  Check with the individual park.

      

    Fishing Workshops

    Children learning how to fish

    The Regional Parks Department provides Fishing Workshops throughout the County that teach the basic fundementals of lake shore fishing.  Please visit the Fishing Workshops page for more information about the program.