New to lakes in San Diego

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  1. BossKamiura

    BossKamiura Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys im new to lake fishing (im a saltwater guy), and well im curious about this whole 'permit' thing. I have a freshwater license which is cool, but i dont think ive seen anyone with a daily permit.

    Are these things required? Does the DFG check if you have one when they check for your license? How does that work? If you dont have one, how much is the fine?

    Ive checked everywhere on the internet and couldnt find a thing.

    -Thomas
     
  2. Shyazn8boi

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    1.) Yes they are required. You can buy the 1 day permit on the Concession Stand or a Machine. They only cost $5.00 depending on the lake.
    2.) DFG checks if you have the permit & license
    3.) If you dont have one, have fun paying the fine.
     
  3. BossKamiura

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    Yeah thats what I thought.
    I bought one each day i went, but i noticed that most people didnt. I was curious. But boy, fishing lakes gets expensive. Im addicted so I want to go 3 times a week, $15 bucks. Man...
     
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    yeah it get pricy
     
  5. Jimmyz123

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    Any lake you go to in San Diego to fish, you have to have a lake permit for that day, and a valid lisence. You will be checked for both if you are checked. Don't be caught without either, it may not be a good day after that.

    Most of the City lake have what's called the Iron Rangers. You put your money in them and you get a permit. Some lakes like Jennings and Cuyamaca have people working the concession stands and you buy your permit from them.

    Santee, no state lisence is needed, but you will need to buy a permit there also.
     
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    Just be glad we don't usually have to pay to park or get into the park where the lake is located. This is common in other parts of the state/country.
     
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    Stick to the Bays brother its FREEEEEEEEEEEE!:silly:
     
  8. Jimmyz123

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    I know that the lakes I have fishing in Northern Cal use to charge for parking as well as the permit. I think Jennings use to also charge for parking and then did away with that.
     
  9. BossKamiura

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    Yeah I think lake fishing is more addicting if you have the patience for it. Ive been hitting Miramar like a fiend and no one seems to buy those permits.

    Also, I see these guys out there with like 5 poles each. Is that legal or do you need additional license stamps for that? I think its kind of cheating...
     
  10. Anonymous

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    Boss... you are only allowed 2 lines in the water if you have the 2 rod stamp, any more than 2 is illegal.
     
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    You do not need a lake permit to fish Loveland
     
  12. Omni

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    Like the man says Loveland is free and open everyday. Rugged terrain, rough hike in, and worse (uphill) coming out, but it can be very rewarding at times. Put some time in there, learn it, and you won't regret it!
     
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