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 are closed. Reopening date will be announced in April 2023.
Seniors (62 years and older)
Get $2.00 off an Adult Limit Fishing Pass on Fridays with ID.
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.
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.
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It takes one year to raise a trout that weighs one pound.
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.