California fishing regulations apply in CL


All California fishing regulations apply when fishing in Canyon Lake. Everyone over the age of 16 must have a California State Fishing License. The Canyon Lake Police Department and California State Game Warden may confiscate fishing gear for violation of California fishing laws.

Guests fishing in Canyon Lake must either be in the presence of a resident with a valid POA card or purchase a guest fishing permit at the POA office or campground. Before a permit is issued, the Prime Member or Associate Member and guest must present.

Licenses and permits must be visible at all times; members are also required to have a valid POA card in their possession.

The number of fishing poles per person shall not exceed the number licensed for on California Fishing License. Only one pole per guest is allowed.

Fishing is prohibited by land on the main causeway (east and west side), north causeway  (north and south side) between both parking lot entries and the Treasure Island causeway. Fishing is also prohibited from all common docks when boats and/or swimmers are present.

Guests are not allowed to fish in/from a flotation device other than a dock or properly registered boat unless within 100 feet of the Prime or Associate Member.

Night fishing is permitted in accordance with California fishing regulations.

A complete list of fishing rules can be found on the POA website at