The crisp air, the fresh blue water, a refreshing beverage all without a care, a chore, a boss in sight is the way to fish. Check out this list of the best spots to fish in Orange County. Have a secret spot you’d like to share? You can do so in the comments section below.
Irvine Lake is a family friendly 750-acre stocked lake located a world away at the base of the Cleveland National Forest. A fishing license is not required to fish but admission to the lake is $22 for adults and $11 for kids 4-11. The kid’s lagoon designed for kids 12 and under is stocked with catfish during the summer and trout in the winter.
Fishing at Anaheim lake is open 7 days a week for day and night sessions. No fishing license is required and sessions cost $25 per adult (ages 13-51) with a 5 fish limit. Trout, Catfish, Tilapia, Sturgeon, Bass and more are available to catch.
Santa Ana River Lakes
The Santa Ana River Lakes are conveniently located in the heart of Orange County right off the 57 freeway; perfect for a quick trip after work before heading home. The Lakes are well stocked with a wide array of fish, from trout, catfish to carp and more types too. There is a 5 combined fish catch limit.
Newport Landing Sport Fishing
If the open sea is what you seek, check out Newport Landing Sport Fishing where you’ll get the fishing experience of a lifetime! Fishing day trips leave at 7am and return at 5pm. Large gamefish including yellowtail, white sea bass, albacore tuna, yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, & dorado are the targeted fish.
Huckleberry Kids Pond
Located right off the Santa Ana River Lakes, the Huckleberry Kids Pond is the place for moms, dads, grandparents and kids to gather to teach kids how to fish. With a well-stocked inventory of fish and a safe and clean environment that is perfect for kids. No skill, equipment or license required and kids are guaranteed to catch fish!