San Vicente Reservoir is San Diego’s largest freshwater body of water. It is currently closed for the San Vicente Dam Raise Project which added an additional 117 vertical feet to the existing dam, which was originally 220 feet tall.
Work on the dam is complete, and the reservoir will reopen when work on the marina is complete and the water level reaches the new launch ramp. That will only occur through a considerable amount of rain.
Fishing at San Vicente is not allowed until the lake reopens officially. Those caught fishing are being charged with misdemeanors.
Water Level Trend
The following chart shows measured water levels (feet below capacity) at San Vicente Reservoir over the previous 12 months.
San Vicente Reservoir Fishing Records
|Blue Catfish||113.40||2008||Steve Oudomsouk|
|Largemouth Bass||18.75||1981||James Steurgeon|
Recent and Future Fish Plants
|4/5/15||Rainbow Trout||CA DFW|
|4/19/15||Rainbow Trout||CA DFW|