Diamond Valley Lake Fishing Guide Service
Diamond Valley Lake is a man-made off-stream reservoir located near Hemet, California, United States. It is one of the largest reservoirs in Southern California and also one of the newest. With a capacity of 800,000 acre-feet (990,000,000 m3), the lake nearly doubled the area’s surface water storage capacity and provides additional water supplies for drought, peak summer, and emergency needs.
The 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.
Diamond Valley Lake is located within the Domenigoni/Diamond valleys, between the Domenigoni Mountains and Rawson Mountains, 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of the city of Hemet.
Diamond Valley Lake Fishing
As one of the most popular bass tournament lakes in Southern California, Diamond Valley Lake is renown for quality fish. During the spawn, bass over ten pounds are caught with some regularity. Significant numbers of bass over five pounds are quite common. The lake is over 250 feet deep and is home to a wide variety of fish species. Bass, catfish, crappie, trout, sunfish and striped bass are abundant in the lake. There is limited shoreline fishing but kayak fishing is quite popular here. Giant redear sunfish reside here, with catches in the 4 to 4 pound range fairly common. Stripers in the 10 to 15 pound range are also caught with some frequency.
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