Chollas Lake

Chollas Lake is a tiny lake located in San Diego near Lemon Grove, and only allows children 15 years of age or younger to fish. The urban fishery is the only such lake in San Diego County, serving an important role as a place for the city’s youth to fish for free and have a fair shot at catching something!

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  • The lake has a population of typical warmwater species; largemouth bass, bluegill, and catfish and is also stocked with rainbow trout by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife during the winter months.

    Operating Schedule

    The lake is open daily from 6:30 am to a half hour before sunset. It is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

    Volunteers conduct a free fishing clinic each Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.

    For more information on Chollas Lake and the programs they offer, see their park program guide or call 619.527.7683.

    Fishing Records

    FishPoundsYearAngler
    Largemouth Bass15.51976Kevin Crutcher

    Recent and Future Fish Plants

    DateSpeciesSourceWeight (lbs)Notes
    10/15/17CatfishCDFWN/A