Fishing in Fullerton California - Orange County Lake Fishing

Fishing Near Fullerton

Finding inland lake and pond fishing spots in Orange County is not an easy task. Unlike some other areas of the State, Orange County lakes and ponds are either man-made or artificially stocked with fish at certain points during the year.

There are a couple of private lakes that offer fee based fishing, but this article will focus on the few public lakes available in the Fullerton area. The public lakes are:


The Lake Locations

Laguna Park Lake
3120 Lakeview Drive
Fullerton, CA 92832

Ted Craig Regional Park Lake
3300 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92835

Comparing Fishing Lakes in Fullerton

The two fishing lakes in the City of Fullerton are Laguna Lake and the Lake at Ted Craig Regional Park.

Laguna Lake is a publicly owned lake that is managed by the City of Fullerton.

Ted Craig Regional Park Lake is also publicly owned, but managed by the County of Orange Department of Parks and recreation.

Both lakes are stocked with trout and catfish by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Fishing in both lakes is best in the days following the fish planting. During the rest of the year anglers can usually catch large mouth bass and bluegill in these lakes. Large mouth bass are catch and release only in both parks.

Laguna Lake has a limit of 2 fish taken per day, Craig Regional Park Lake generally does not have limits on the number of fish taken, but trout and catfish are sometime limited during certain times of the year.

There is no fee to fish at either lake, but there is a small parking fee to Park inside of Ted Craig Regional Park.

Locations for Lakes Near Fullerton

Tri-City Regional Park Lake
2301 Kraemer Blvd.
Placentia, CA 92870

Ralph Clark Regional Park Lake
8800 Rosecrans Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90621

Orange County Lakes & Ponds Near Fullerton, California

The two other fishing lakes near Fullerton are both publicly owned and managed by the Orange County Department of Recreation. Both parks are stocked with trout and catfish by the CDFW at certain times during the year.

Tri-City Park has one large lake and a small pond connected to the lake. It has no parking fees and no fees to fish. Generally there are no limits on fishing, but large mouth bass are catch and release only. The bluegill in this lake are abundant, but tend to be smaller than most other parks.

Ralph Clark Regional Park has a small lake that offers fishing most freshwater fish. Large mouth bass are catch and release. Trout and catfish are limited to 5 per day, and there is no limit on bluegill. There is no fee to fish, but there is a fee to park. Of all the lakes in the area, I believe this one is the smallest.

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