The 10 Best Fishing Lakes in San Diego

San Diego ranks second among America’s cities with the biggest sportfishing fleets. Plus, you can catch tons of fish including dorado, yellowtail, bluefin tuna, halibut, bass, catfish, and rainbow trout.

Instead of covering all of the potential fishing spots in San Diego, we’re going to discuss the best fishing lakes in San Diego.

Lake Miramar

One of the best fishing lakes in San Diego is Lake Miramar. It is also the perfect spot for beginners because the lake is stocked with trout, largemouth bass, sunfish, crappie, channel catfish, and bluegill fish.

This San Diego fishing destination stocks white catfish, bluegill, channel catfish, largemouth bass, blue catfish, and bullhead.

Lower Otay Lake

Sweetwater Reservoir

Sweetwater Reservoir is one of the best state-owned fishing lakes in San Diego. Fish available in this reservoir include carp, largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, and crappie.

Anglers can find bluegill, bass, channel catfish, and touts while fishing along its 1.5-mile trail. Fishing in this natural lake is free, and no limitations on who can fish in the lake.

Lindo Lake

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