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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill and redear sunfish at San Vicente Reservoir in California.

San Vicente Reservoir, CA

Big, Florida strain largemouth bass, and lots of them, swim in the waters of San Vicente Reservoir, a 1,700 acre lake, located in the southwest corner of the state in San Diego County. In addition to great bass fishing, there is good fishing for crappie, catfish, stocked rainbow trout and sunfish.

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San Vicente Reservoir, located in San Diego County, California, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. The reservoir is known for its excellent fishing opportunities and diverse range of fish species. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish, including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish.

Largemouth bass fishing is particularly popular at San Vicente Reservoir. The reservoir is home to a healthy population of largemouth bass, known for their size and strong fight. Anglers can target these prized game fish using various techniques such as casting lures, flipping and pitching, or using live bait. Catching a trophy-sized largemouth bass is a real possibility at San Vicente Reservoir.

It's important to be aware of the local fishing regulations and obtain the necessary fishing licenses and permits before fishing at San Vicente Reservoir. It's also advisable to check the water conditions and any fishing restrictions or advisories that may be in place. Staying informed will help ensure a safe and enjoyable fishing experience.

San Vicente Reservoir in California offers anglers an exciting fishing experience with its diverse range of fish species, including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish. Boating provides access to various fishing spots and enhances the overall fishing experience, while camping allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in the natural surroundings. Remember to check local fishing regulations, obtain the necessary licenses, and stay informed about water conditions to make the most of your fishing trip to San Vicente Reservoir.

This lake is ideally fished from a boat. Although there are fifteen miles of shoreline, fishing from the bank is pretty limited. Boating access for everything from kayaks and canoes, to power boats and pontoons, is via Lake San Vicente Boat Launch Facility on the southwest corner of the lake.

Primary fish species residing in San Vicente Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White Crappie Rainbow Trout Bluegill Redear Sunfish

San Vicente Reservoir Amenities

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

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Boating is a common activity at San Vicente Reservoir, as it provides anglers with access to different fishing areas and allows for better exploration of the lake. Anglers can bring their own boats or rent them from the marina. The reservoir offers boat launching ramps and a marina facility where visitors can rent various types of boats, including fishing boats, pontoon boats, and kayaks.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

San Vicente Boat Launching Facility
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, just west of the San Vincent Dam, this is a six-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Camping is available near San Vicente Reservoir, allowing anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to extend their fishing trip and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. There are designated camping areas with amenities such as picnic tables, fire rings, and restroom facilities. Whether you prefer tent camping or RV camping, there are options available to suit different camping preferences.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Jennings Campground - 619 390-1623

Oakoasis County Preserve Campsite - 619 561-0580

Rancho Los Coches RV Park - 619 443-2025

San Vicente Reservoir CA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

San Vicente Reservoir
Lake San Vicente Boat Launch Facility
12375 Moreno Avenue
Lakeside, CA 92040
619 668-2050


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San Vicente Reservoir in Southern California.

Fishing for Florida strain largemouth bass in southwest CA.

San Vicente Reservoir, in California.