Location and Overview Corona Lake - click here for detailed map
Corona Lake is located right off I-15 in Corona, CA, just minutes away from central and southern Orange County (check out the map). Fed by mountain runoff and nearby natural springs, the lake contains a lot of underwater structure that makes it a natural for fish - and fishermen! With fish plants taking place at least twice a week year round, Corona Lake is one of the most heavily stocked lakes in California.
Fishin' Corona Lake
Corona Lake is home to assorted game fish species including largemouth bass, rainbow trout, catfish, hybrid striped bass ("wipers"), crappie, and bluegill. The lake is heavily stocked year round, with trout being planted during the winter months and catfish during the summer. Boats, rods and reels are available to rent; there is an $8 fee to launch your own boat, and a $5 fee to launch a float tube. Check with the staff in the on-site tackle shop for the most up-to-date information on effective baits and techniques.
Corona Lake is managed by the same folks who run the Santa Ana River Lakes, and the same basic rules apply. Anglers must purchase a fishing pass on site in order to use the lake. A day pass is good from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., while a night fishing pass is valid from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays you can get a 24-hour pass which allows you to fish from 5 p.m. to 4 p.m. No fishing license is required.