Recreation and Park District
Fishing Fees and Catch Limits
Everyone 16 and older needs a California State Fishing License
as well as a Lake Cuyamaca Fishing Permit to fish on Lake Cuyamaca.
8 to 15 year olds only need a Lake Fishing Permit. 7 and under fish for free under a licensed adult.
With a valid Lake Cuyamaca Fishing Permit and a CA State Fishing License, fishing is allowed from an hour before sunrise until an hour after sunset.
NIGHT FISHING IS NOT ALLOWED.
Lake Cuyamaca Daily Fishing Permits
Adult (16 to 64): $10
Youth (8 to 15): $5
Child 7 and under: Free with paying adult
Senior, disabled, military, veterans, 1st responders: $5
California State Fishing Licenses
One day license: $19.18
Two day license: $29.42
365 day license: $58.58
California State Fishing Licenses can be purchased at our tackle shop, or you can save time by purchasing your license on line. Click on the image below to visit the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website.
Trout: limit 5, no catch and release, MUST KEEP
Channel Catfish: limit 5, release or keep
Crappie: limit 25, release or keep
Bluegill: limit 25, release or keep
Largemouth Bass: limit 5, release or keep
Smallmouth Bass: MUST RELEASE
Bullhead Catfish: no limit, release or keep
Sturgeon: limit 1, must release if under 40" or over 60"