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IRVINE LAKE

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  • 4621 Santiago Canyon Road
    Silverado, CA 92676

  • (714)649-9111
  • irvinelake.net


"THE LAKE THAT WANTS YOU

TO CATCH FISH"



History:

The Irvine Company and the Serrano Irrigation District (today known as the Serrano Water District) began construction on the Irvine Lake dam in 1929. The construction was completed and the lake was filled in 1931. In the early 1930's Irvine lake was stocked with largemouth bass, catfish, and panfish prior to opening to the public in 1941. Today, Serrano Water District provides drinking water to Villa Park and some parts of the City of Orange.

Fish Species:

* Trout (Rainbow, Brook, Brown and "California Golden")
* Largemouth Bass (Northern and Florida)
* Catfish (Blue and Channel)
* Crappie
* Bluegill
* Redear Sunfish
* Sturgeon
* Wiper

The Calaveras Fish Hatchery in Northern California is where most of Irvine Lake's trophy trout and steelhead are raised.

Record fish:

* Rainbow Trout 22.55 lbs
* Brown Trout 12.5 lbs
* Steelhead Trout 8.45 lbs.
* Channel Catfish 50 lbs
* Blue Catfish 89.6 lbs
* Largemouth Bass 14 lbs 7oz
* Crappie 4 lbs 2oz
* Bluegill 2 lbs 4oz
* Sturgeon 47 lbs
* Red Ear Sunfish 2 lbs



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