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Elizabeth Lake

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 Kayak Fishing Elizabeth lakeNOTE: The 2013 Powerhouse Fire has wasted away all but a few trees from the lake area. The blaze had burned about 35 square miles of very dry brush in the Angeles National Forest mountains and canyons, some of which hadn't burned since 1929. The surrounding mountains are completely charred and bare.  

Call before departing to see if the lake is still  dry.

 The lake is stocked with rainbow trout during the fall and spring months by the Department of Fish and Game. There are also bass, crappie, catfish and bluegill in here. There’s usually a few fishermen in float tubes and along the shore. Most bait fishing is done with rainbow colored power bait, the glitter ones work the best. Usually scud imitations and wooly buggers work, but anglers have had good luck with streamers and leech patterns, which on occasion hooks the smaller bass. Holder-over trout from the previous season’s plantings do grow quite well with the scud and insect population and the very cold water temps during the winter months.

Average
Temp
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 54 58 61 67 75 84 91 91 86 75 63 55
Low 36 39 41 45 51 60 66 66 61 52 42 27

Open: It is open year-round for day use only.

Fees: There is no day use fee, but you need an Adventure Pass if you want to park.

The Best Places to Kayak in California Guide BookLake Facilities: The lake offers fishing and boating for sailboats, non-motorized watercraft and boats with 10 h.p. or less. Swimming is not permitted. A picnic area is provided. Camping is available about a one mile away from the lake. There are no rental boats available. Float-tubing is allowed with lifevest. There is no running water and only chemical toilets. Launching is free of charge. Float tubing is allowed with life vest.

 
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