Diamond Valley Lake is famous for its bass fishing. The lake is home to both largemouth and smallmouth bass, stripers, rainbow trout, bluegill, sunfish, catfish, and carp. All anglers must purchase a $3 Fishing Access Permit. Smallmouth bass are catch and release.
For shore fishing, the area is limited to a 1.5 mile section west of the marina. It is marked by signs. A special parking area is set aside for those fishing from the shore. It is recommended that you make a reservation.
Summer temperatures drive fish deep except in the morning and evening. Bass are often 20 to 30 feet below the surface while trout may be as deep as 80 feet. Fish the coves and near the east dam. For trout, fishing the deep water by the west dam is usually the best bet.
Catfish are known to hang out near floating restroom Number 2. Also try your luck near the dams, the wave attenuator, and in Rawson Cove. The dams are also a good place to fish for bluegills.
Diamond Valley Marina rents a variety of fishing boats, including a deluxe bass boat with fish finder and trolling motor. Diamond Valley Boating
Bass: Straight Tail, Brush Hog, Big Worm, 5" - 7" Senkos, Mackerel, Anchovies, Watermelon Lizard, Shad Spoons, Spinnerbaits, Swimbaits, Plastic Worms
Trout: Nightcrawlers, PowerBait, Mini Jigs, Spoons, Kastmasters, Rapalas, Needlefish
Catfish: Cut Bait such as Anchovies, Shrimp, or Mackerel
Bluegill: Worms, Crickets, Lip Ripperz
Pete Marino Guide Services
Website: Pete Marino Guide Service
Pete Marino is a tournament angler and Southern California bass fishing guide with years of experience on local lakes. He competes and guides on Diamond Valley Lake along with other nearby lakes such as Diamond Valley and Castaic.
Cal-Angler Guide Service
Website: Cal-Angler Guide Service
Eric Sanden specializes in Bass and Trout fishing at Diamond Valley Lake, Lake Perris, Owens River, the Eastern Sierra and all lakes in Southern California. He has over 35 years of fishing experience.
Inland Guide Service
Website: Inland Guide Service
Professional angler and licensed guide Greg Silks has over 30 years of experience fishing in local lakes. The Inland Guide Service covers San Antonia Lake, Diamond Valley Lake, and Castaic Lake, Silverwood Lake, and others.
Diamond Valley Guide Service
(951) 303-1678 or (951) 265-9551
Website: Diamond Valley Guide Service
Art Hill is a local expert fishing Diamond Valley Lake and Vail Lake. He uses a fully rigged tournament-style bass boat. All tackle is provided.
Berinson Fishing Tackle Co
24578 Sunnymead Blvd. #C,
Moreno Valley, CA
Cedar Glen Trading Post & Hardware
28946 Hook Creek Road,
Cedar Glen, CA
The Sports Authority
3380 Tyler St., Riverside, CA
11738 San Marino St. #A,
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Kenny's Rod & Reel
249 N. Mountain Ave, Upland, CA