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Fishing Parks and Lakes

Bogart Park

Bogart Park, located in the city of Beaumont at the north end of Cherry Valley, is one of the most picturesque regional parks in Riverside County. Available amenities include individual, group, and equestrian camping, group picnicking, playground, and a shoreline fishing pond which is stocked with catfish May through August. Night Crawlers are the most popular bait used in the lake; however, anglers here are also know to use chicken livers, mackerel, shrimp and anchovies. California Department of Fish and Game rules must be followed where applicable; a fishing license is required but not sold at Bogart Park.

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Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area

Lake Cahuilla, a 135-acre lake stocked seasonally with catfish and trout, offers year-round shoreline fishing to anglers from around the region. In addition to the stocked varieties of fish, the lake is also home to Largemouth Bass, Blue Gill, and Carp that swim in from the All-American Canal. The most widely used bait at this fishing park is Night Crawlers, but PowerBait for trout and chicken livers, mackerel, shrimp and anchovies for catfish are also popular. Surrounded by the beauty of the Coachella Valley desert, this park offers an ideal opportunity to share fishing fun and the great outdoors with family and friends. Park amenities include individual, group and equestrian camping, hiking trails, and picnicking. California Department of Fish and Game rules must be followed where applicable; a fishing license is required but not sold at Lake Cahuilla.

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Rancho Jurupa Park

Stocked seasonally with either catfish or trout, Rancho Jurupa Park’s lakes offer shoreline fishing for anglers of all ages. The most widely used bait at this fishing park is Night Crawlers, but PowerBait for trout and chicken livers, mackerel, shrimp and anchovies for catfish are also popular. Additional amenities, including 140 camp sites, picnic areas, a splash pad, playground, boulder play, a camp store and miniature golf, will enhance your experience at Rancho Jurupa Park no matter how long you plan to stay. California Department of Fish and Game rules must be followed where applicable. The Gopher Hole camp store provides access to an Internet connection and printer for customers to buy a state fishing license online through Department of Fish and Game.

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Lake Skinner Recreation Area

With a rich diversity of plant and animal life surrounding its shores, Lake Skinner offers not only spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, an easily accessible walking trail, and a new amphitheater, but also some of the best fishing to be found in the region. Whether fishing from shore, using a personal boat or renting one of the boats offered at the marina, a great time is sure to be had in pursuit of one of the many species of fish found here. Trout are stocked every other week during the winter months and anglers can try their hand with some PowerBait around Ramp 2. During the fall months, striped bass are usually boiling all over the lake and using any lure that looks like a Shad is the key to catching them. For those who just want to float on the water all day and take in some sun, boats may be pointed toward the inlet and cast away. Carp can be found off the point past the marina; catfish are stocked every other week during the summer months and prevalent all around the South Bay in late spring, summer, and early fall. The lake also offers Bluegill and Largemouth Bass. At Lake Skinner, any time is a good time to try to land that record fish. Operating hours are 6:00 a.m. until sunset. California Department of Fish and Game rules must be followed where applicable. The Lake Skinner camp store sells CA State Fishing Day Permits as well as yearly CA State Fishing licenses.

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All Riverside County Parks require a Fishing License. Fish and Game restrictions apply. For more information visit Department of Fish and Game