Fishing is a favorite pastime here in Canyon Lake, and the Canyon Lake POA keeps the lake stocked giving it a reputation as one of the best fishing Lakes in the area. With 500 acres water, you can be sure to find a favorite spot to catch the big one. The Canyon Lake POA keeps the lake stocked with fish.


Fishing Areas

Fishing is allowed on any part of the lake except:

  • Off the Main Causeway (East and West side)
  • Off the North Causeway (North and South side) between both parking lot entries,
  • Off the Treasure Island Causeway.
  • Fishing is also prohibited from all common docks when boats and / or swimmers are present.

Fishing Regulations

The following are rules for fishing in Canyon Lake, outlined in the Canyon Lake POA's Rules & Regulations.

  • All California fishing regulations apply
  • A California State Fishing License (16 years old or over) is required for fishing in Canyon Lake
  • All guests must be accompanied by a member with a valid POA card
  • The Canyon Lake Police Department and California State Game Warden may confiscate fishing gear for violation of California State fishing laws
  • State Fishing License must be visible at all times
  • Fishing rules are enforced by Community Patrol and / or Marine Patrol. Community and / or Marine Patrol will check for permits and compliance of the fishing rules
  • Number of fishing poles per person shall not exceed the number licensed for on California Fishing License. Only one pole per guest is allowed
  • Night fishing is permitted in accordance with California Fishing Regulations
  • Fishing person or persons must respect all private property

Fishing Flotation Tube Requirements

  • Four 2" inch by 4" inch strips of reflective material in accordance with a license manufactured spaced evenly on the outside of the tube
  • One whistle (between the hours of almanac sundown and sunrise)
  • One flashlight (between the hours of almanac sundown and sunrise)
  • Whistle and flash-light shall be in possession of the fisherman
  • One approved lifejacket
  • Guests will not be allowed to fish in / from a flotation device other than a dock or properly registered boat unless in close proximity of the Prime or Associate Member (close proximity is within 100 feet)