Guide To Fishing At Lake Elsinore In Southern CA
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, white catfish, black crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill, green sunfish, redear sunfish and striped bass at Lake Elsinore in California.
At over 3,300 surface acres it is Southern California's largest freshwater lake. Is a getaway for a wide variety of outdoor and water sports. Lake Elsinore is surrounded by the town with multiple access points for boating, swimming, picnicking and walks along the shore.
Camping facilities are available at the lake as well as in campgrounds and RV parks nearby. Boat rentals are available, hourly or by the day. Excellent boat launching facilities make lake access a breeze. Bring the entire family and enjoy a day at the lake.
Fishing At Lake Elsinore
Whether fishing from a boat or from shore, you have the opportunity to catch bass, crappie, bluegill, wipers and catfish. Fishing has improved with the addition of artificial structure and fish stockings. Plenty of bass over five pounds are showing up. Visit the California bass fishing page for tips and techniques for catching these quality bass.
Primary fish species residing in Lake Elsinore.
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Lake Elsinore Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Lake Elsinore Fishing Reports, Forums & Blogs
Weekly fishing reports and photos.
Camping & Campgrounds At Lake Elsinore
Crane Lakeside Park & RV Resort - 951 678-2112
Lake Elsinore Marina & RV Resort - 951 678-1300
Lake Park RV Resort - 888 505-2537
Today's Weather & Forecast
Average high and average low, monthly temperatures at Lake Elsinore.
- January 66° - 39°
- February 68° - 41°
- March 72° - 43°
- April 77° - 47°
- May 84° - 52°
- June 91° - 57°
- July 98° - 62°
- August 98° - 66°
- September 94° - 59°
- October 83° - 52°
- November 73° - 44°
- December 66° - 38°
Lake Elsinore Marina & RV Resort
32700 Riverside Dr Lot #117
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
SeaPort Boat Launch
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off Lakeshore Drive, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking. - 951 245-9308
Launch Pointe Recreation Destination Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Riverside Drive, this is a six-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
La Laguna Resort & Boat Launch - 951 471-1212
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Lake Elsinore CA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
City of Lake Elsinore
130 South Main Street
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Fishing lakes in each state.
Lake Elsinore in Southern California.
General Fishing Info
Bass, crappie and catfish fishing in southwest CA.