Are there sturgeon in Lake Cuyamaca?
Sturgeon were introduced into Lake Cuyamaca (alongside smallmouth bass) in 1995 by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. They are not common catches, but encounters with them are not all that rare either at Cuyamaca.
Is Lake Cuyamaca good for fishing?
Lake Cuyamaca is an angler’s paradise! fishing and relaxation. throughout the year, allowing us to be San Diego County’s only year-round trout fishery. We stock approximately 45,000 pounds of rainbow trout annually.
Can you drink alcohol at Lake Cuyamaca?
Drink frequently when on the trail. Drink as much water as possible during lunch and throughout the evening. Limit caffeine drinks such as coffee or cola. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
How do you catch trout at Lake Cuyamaca?
The lake record trout at last check was 17.5 pounds. There are numerous ways to catch trout in the lake. Fly fishing and using dough baits are two of the most popular ways to catch trout. Inline spinners or small spoons such as a Super Duper work well when the bite is tough.
What kind of fish are in Lake Cuyamaca?
BluegillChannel catfishSmallmouth bassLake sturgeon
Can you swim in Cuyamaca Lake?
Unfortunately, you cannot swim in Lake Cuyamaca.
Is Cuyamaca Peak closed?
The park is open from sunrise to sunset. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the Cuyamaca Peak Fire Road. Dogs are allowed in picnic areas and in the campgrounds (except the primitive trail camps), but they are not allowed on trails or in park buildings. The oak woodlands are a great place to camp.
Do you need a fishing license to fish at Lake Cuyamaca?
You need a California State Fishing License if you are 16 years of age or older. California State Fishing Licenses can be purchased at our tackle shop, or you can save time by purchasing your license on line.
Can you kayak in Lake Cuyamaca?
Lake Cuyamaca is a popular spot for fishing from your kayak. The lake is small, more like a large pond, but it is well stocked with trout and has a native population of bluegill to tempt the angler. All boats including canoes and kayaks must be washed and decontaminated for quagga mussels prior to launching.
Are Cuyamaca trails open?
The park is open from sunrise to sunset. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the Cuyamaca Peak Fire Road. Dogs are allowed in picnic areas and in the campgrounds (except the primitive trail camps), but they are not allowed on trails or in park buildings.
Are kayaks allowed on Lake Cuyamaca?
Lake Cuyamaca is a popular spot for fishing from your kayak. Fishing from your kayak is permitted from Memorial to Labor Day but you can fish from the shoreline all year. The lake is stocked with trout year-round.