October 21, 2014
TROUT SEASON OPENER!
Wednesday November 19th, 2014
Laguna Niguel Lake will re-open the lake for fishing on November 19th, 2014
2,000lbs of rainbow trout up to 15lbs in size will be trucked in from Chaulk Mound Trout Hatchery located in Bridgeport, Nebraska. 3,000lbs will be stocked the following Tuesday for the Thanksgiving Holiday. 2,000lbs of rainbow trout will be stocked every Wednesday through April.
There will be no float tube event prior to season opener this year. Groupon voucher's will not be accepted during the trout season.
The County of Orange hired Dr. Michael Anderson, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside to perform a hydroacoustic survey of the lake. It has been determined that the lake has fully recovered from the algae bloom that occurred on August 7, 2014.
Studies confirm that 600lbs of (8"-10") baby bass, bluegill and crappie and 633lbs of (13"-17") juvenile bass, bluegill and crappie survived. RipnLips, Inc will be working with the County of Orange to restock the lake with brood stock bass, catfish, bluegill and crappie in the spring of 2015.