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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill, green sunfish, redear sunfish and striped bass at Diamond Valley Lake in California.

Diamond Valley Lake, CA

As one of the most popular bass tournament lakes in Southern California, Diamond Valley Lake is renown for quality fish. During the spawn, bass over ten pounds are caught with some regularity. Significant numbers of bass over five pounds are quite common.

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Diamond Valley Lake, located in Southern California, is a renowned fishing destination known for its excellent fishing opportunities and beautiful scenery. The lake is home to a variety of fish species, attracting anglers of all skill levels. One of the prized catches at Diamond Valley Lake is the largemouth bass, known for its size and aggressive nature. Anglers can test their skills and strategies while targeting these trophy-sized bass, making it an exciting experience for bass fishing enthusiasts.

In addition to bass, Diamond Valley Lake is also known for its population of rainbow trout. The lake is regularly stocked with these vibrant and hard-fighting fish, providing ample opportunities for anglers to reel in some impressive catches. Catfish, including channel catfish and flathead catfish, are also present in the lake, offering a thrilling challenge for those seeking bottom-dwelling predators. Other species such as bluegill and crappie can also be found in the lake, providing additional options for anglers.

Aside from fishing, Diamond Valley Lake offers a range of recreational activities for visitors. The lake is suitable for water sports such as boating, water skiing, and wakeboarding, providing fun-filled moments for water enthusiasts. Hiking trails around the lake allow visitors to explore the scenic beauty of the area and enjoy breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains.

With its diverse fish species, ample boating opportunities, camping facilities, and recreational activities, Diamond Valley Lake offers a memorable fishing experience for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts in California. Whether you're seeking trophy-sized bass or enjoy the thrill of catching rainbow trout, Diamond Valley Lake is a must-visit destination for any avid angler.

The lake is over 250 feet deep and is home to a wide variety of fish species. Bass, catfish, crappie, trout, sunfish and striped bass are abundant in the lake. There is limited shoreline fishing but kayak fishing is quite popular here. Giant redear sunfish reside here, with catches in the 4 to 4 pound range fairly common. Stripers in the 10 to 15 pound range are also caught with some frequency.

Primary fish species residing in Diamond Valley Lake.

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Rainbow trout Bluegill Sunfish Redear Sunfish Striped bass

Diamond Valley Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Boating is a popular activity at Diamond Valley Lake, allowing anglers to explore the expansive waters and access prime fishing locations. The lake offers boat ramps for launching fishing boats, pontoons, and other watercraft. Anglers can navigate the lake, search for their preferred species, and take advantage of the lake's size and depth to find their desired catch.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Diamond Valley Lake Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats, bass boats and pontoons
951 926-7201


Diamond Valley Lake Marina
2615 Angler Ave
Hemet, CA 92545
951 926-7201

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Diamond Valley Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off Anglers Avenue, this is a six-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Click here for a California fishing license.

For those looking to extend their fishing adventure, Diamond Valley Lake offers camping facilities that cater to both tent and RV camping. The lake features campgrounds equipped with amenities such as picnic areas, restrooms, and fire pits, providing a comfortable and convenient camping experience. Camping near the lake allows anglers to make the most of their fishing trip and enjoy the tranquility of the surrounding nature.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Wilderness Lakes RV Resort - 951 672-4831

Lake Skinner Park Campground - 951 926-1541

Diamond Valley Lake CA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Diamond Valley Lake
Diamond Valley Marina
2615 Angler Ave
Hemet, CA 92545
951 926-7201


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Diamond Valley Lake, Southern California

A great bass tournament lake in southwest CA.

Fishing at Diamond Valley Lake, in California.