The following is courtesy of California Sportsman correspondent Steve Carson via Irvine Lake :
IRVINE LAKE TENTATIVE CLOSING DATE FEB. 28
Southern California anglers face the closure of one of their favorite fishing holes, as popular Irvine Lake plans tolock the gates on February 28, according to General Manager Dave Noyes.
“The Irvine Company exercised its option not to renew the lease with Serrano Recreation”, said Noyes.
All land surrounding the lake was donated to Orange County by the Irvine Company, and Orange County Parks and Rec will be taking over day-to-day management at the end of March. The lake itself is co-owned by the Irvine Company and Serrano Water District, and any future use of the lake for fishing or other recreational use must be agreed upon by both parties.
The tentative last day for fishing will be Feb. 28, although it is possible that operations could continue until March 31, when the 20-year lease formally ends. Boat and RV storage operations will continue as normal.