#10 – Lindo Lake
Serious trout anglers may want to skip right down and hit the “next” button to proceed on our list, as Lindo Lake is probably not what you’re looking for. However, Lindo does indeed receive regular trout plants from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Lindo Lake sits right in the middle of Lakeside, a small park with a shallow, seemingly lifeless duck pond. But Lindo offers something not a lot of other lakes can, free fishing for urban youth and other residents that might not otherwise have an opportunity to feel the excitement of a lively trout on the line. And the CDFW values providing that type of opportunity, making Lindo a priority stocking location while cutting off the trout to Lower Otay and El Capitan this year.
The park offers good access and gentle sloping, easy to traverse shoreline. Because the lake is small and shallow, the trout have nowhere to hide. If you show up after a trout stock, you’re going to be fishing around fish – and that can be half the battle at larger reservoirs.
Lindo Lake is operated by the county of San Diego and is open daily from 9:30 AM to sunset.
Hurry up, click the “next” button – the list gets much better from here on out!