Left: Three generations of the Gray Family spent the day fishing at the Lakes, including Grandpa Bud, Son Jacob, son-inlaw Joe and grandson Caleb.
Right:Manny Estrada and his grandson enjoyed a warm day and went home with enought trout for dinner.
Top Left : Emma Bailey of Chicago visited family and caught some fish at the lakes for dinner. Top Right :
The Hallacy family came to the lakes to catch their first fish. Above Left :
Seven year old, Jacob Lawler, caught this 6.7 Lbs catfish on mackerel while fishing the western shore of lake 2 with his dad. Above Right : Marissa Lawler shows off a nice bass.
Lakes stocked by our hatchery with trout every Friday unless otherwise specified.
March 23rd- Lake 2 closed for private event. Lake 3 and Angling Pond are open.
March 21st- Full Moon
Seniors (62 years and older) Get $2.00 off an Adult Limit Fishing Pass on Fridays with ID.
Active Military Get $2.00 off an Adult Limit Fishing Pass when they show their Military ID.
Lakes' Volunteer and Mojave Desert Bird Club member, John Breckenridge, has been working to put up these fishing line ( monofilament) recycling tubes throughout the park.
We ask all our anglers to please recycle and save our wildlife, especially the birds. It will make a huge difference!
This owl was rescued at the lakes and released after a check up by a local vet.
This family enjoyed a day of fishing at the lakes and took home enough trout for dinner.
Right: Family Reunion-- Ninety year old, Gladys Leonard of Lebanon, Oregon and
her grandson, Doug Jurgensen with wife Sherri and great-grandson, Cody , all of West Covina enjoyed some quality time together fishing at the Angling Pond.
Left: These young anglers caught their first fish with the help of their parents.
Center: The Alcantar Family of Chino fished the big lakes where Emily Rose their youngest member caught her first fish
Right: Jim, Tony and Reeta Brack came over from England to visit relatives and stopped by the lakes
for a day of fishing.
Left and Center: Young anglers started off the new year with a day of fishing.
Right: A healthy snack...The Snack and Bait Shop sells bags of duck and goose food for $1.00.
These anglers were happy with their catch whether they caught one or a limit. Although Dave Stauffer (middle picture) and his son Zach did complain about catching their limits so quickly that they didn't
get to eat their lunch. But at least they got home for the football game.
Left:This Bald Eagle was spotted by our staff.Middle & RightYoung anglers show off their catches.
Left: These proud grandparents took their grand kids to the lakes to catch their first fish.
Middle: Eighty-eight year old, Evelyn Pratt of El Monte caught her first fish at the Lakes.
Right: The Vidaurri family, who've been fishing at the Lakes for years had great luck on Lake 2 where everyone except Mom, Cynthia limited. She had no complaints about her three trout stringer saying" she just wanted to relax and enjoy the day with her husband Carlos and two daughters.
Left: Lakes' Regular Sam Guthrie brought his grandsons to catch their first fish. Middle: This pretty in pink angler fishes regularly with her grand-dad, Vic Jackowich. Right:This seven year old angler caught her 1 lbs 14 ozs trout on a brown power nugget while fishing with her mom.
The Hatchery Crew works hard to grow quality trout. The 2014/2015 trout season should be the best yet!
The Boat House is a reminder of the Lakes' Homestead past.
Take A Tour of the Lakes
Left:The Rose garden greets anglers as they enter the park. Middle: Early morning on lake 3. Right
A View of the Front Gate.
Happy First time Anglers show off their certificates!
The West Family fished the lakes and enjoyed a barbecue with visiting family members from Chicago.
Left:The Peterson Family remembered and honored a lost loved one while the newest generation caught their first fish at the Angling Pond.
Middle: These Boy Scouts from the Inland Empire worked on their merit badges at the lakes.
Scouts must demonstrate their understanding of fishing safety, first aid, clothing, tackle, knot tying,
sportsmanship and enviromental considerations. They must also show their abilities in catch
and release fishing, fish species identification, fish cleaning and cooking.
Right: These boys spent the day fishing with their dad.
Many generations of anglers have caught their first fish at the Lakes.
More First Fish !
Just a Reminder! Because the Lakes are part of a pre-1911 homestead, we enjoy great water quality year round which allows us to raise and stock trout even during the hottest months.
Anglers don't need to travel great distances to catch quality trout!
Click on the Upcoming Events Link (at the
bottom of each page) for Prize Days, Contests,
Bass Events, Free Clinics and Specials.
Below left: Lakes' volunteer, Wes Fairbanks, created the boat display near the front gate.
Below right: Our staff are always working to make your visit a happy and safe one.
Fishing is fun for the whole family!
Nothing is better than spending time with friends and family.
Left: Pond Mascots, Casper and Peaches, members of the Koi family, have been swimming among the trout in the Angling Pond for years.
Right: This racing pigeon stopped by the lakes for a rest and some refreshments before heading off to it's home in Riverside.
Late afternoon on the Grassy Point
A Turtle enjoys a sunny day.
A Cooper's Hawk looks out for his next meal.
This young hawk was rescued and sent to Moonridge Zoo, a participant in the DFG rehabilitation program, in Big Bear to recuperate.
Trout are good! Farm raised are eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable. Click here for more information.
Fish Facts *** It takes one year to raise a trout that weighs one pound.
The Angler's Cookbook
Almond Fried Trout with Citrus Vinaigrette
1/4 cup champagne vinegar
1 cup citrus juice ( any mix of lemon, orange, lime )
shallots or mild onion finely chopped
1 tablespoon mild dijon mustard
salt and white pepper
slices of citrus fruit for garnish
chopped parsley for garnish
Mix ingredients with a whisk. Place the vinaigrette in a cruet or bowl and set aside with garnish.
4 rainbow trout fillets
1 cup milk
salt and pepper
1 cup flour mixed with 1 cup ground almonds
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
Dip fillets in milk to coat then season with salt and pepper. Cover fillets in flour and ground almonds then shake off excess.
Heat oil and butter in saute pan on medium heat and fry fillets until golden brown. Place on serving platter
and drizzle with vinaigrette before serving, garnish with parsley and citrus slices. Serve with rice or on a
bed of mixed greens.