and Overview Corona
Lake is located right off I-15 in Corona, CA, just minutes away from
central and southern Orange County (check out the map).
Fed by mountain runoff and nearby natural springs, the lake contains
a lot of underwater structure that makes it a natural for fish - and
fishermen! With fish plants taking place at least twice a week year
round, Corona Lake is one of the most heavily stocked lakes in California.
Fishermen rate Corona Lake:
Corona Lake is home
to assorted game fish species including largemouth bass, rainbow trout,
catfish, hybrid striped bass ("wipers"), crappie, and bluegill.
The lake is heavily stocked year round, with trout being planted during
the winter months and catfish during the summer. Boats, rods and reels
are available to rent; there is an $8 fee to launch your own boat, and
a $5 fee to launch a float tube. Check with the staff in the on-site
tackle shop for the most up-to-date information on effective baits and
Lake is managed by the same folks who run the Santa
Ana River Lakes, and the same basic rules apply. Anglers must
purchase a fishing pass on site in order to use the lake. A day pass
is good from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., while a night fishing pass is valid
from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays you can get a 24-hour
pass which allows you to fish from 5 p.m. to 4 p.m. No fishing license
Weather in this part of Southern California is usually temperate, with
high temperatures ranging from the 50’s during the winter months
into the 90’s and 100's in summer. Extremes of weather are unusual,
although you should check the local forecast for rain or wind before
planning a trip here.
here to see current weather conditions and forecasts for the city
At this time there is no overnight camping permitted at Corona Lake,
although the management is currently in the process of installing camping
facilities which should be available for use sometime in the near future.
The city of Corona boasts one large, well appointed RV park, Glen
Ivy. There is also a decent selection of hotels located in and around
Corona - click
here for more details or to make reservations. Nearby Orange County,
within easy driving distance of Corona Lake, has numerous hotels as
well, so finding lodging should never be a problem.
Since Corona Lake is privately owned, no fishing license is required
other than a day or night use pass as noted above.
Anglers may fish with up to two poles, and may possess a total of five
catfish and bass in combination. Ten crappie may be kept, with no limit
on bluegill or carp.
more information on rules and fees, you can contact the Corona Lake
management at (951) 277-4489, or check
out their website.