Orange County and SoCal anglers will rejoice at the news that Irvine Lake, a popular fishery that we’ve featured multiple times in the past will be re-opening after in 2016 the lake’s concessionaire shut down its operation when it decided to not to renew its lease with the Serrano Water District. But Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner announced the good news on Facebook that the lake will re-open to shore fishing on Aug. 17.
NBC Los Angeles has more on the news:
“We don’t yet have the opportunity to put boats out there but we are working on it.” said Wagner. “What they will have the right to do is shoreline fishing, hiking, bird watching, apparently there are a ton of birds and hiking trails that people can access,” said Wagner.
When the lake reopens on Aug. 17, parking will be $5 and there will be no fishing license required. It’s important to note though that there will be no boats allowed on the actual water.
Residents are already anxiously awaiting the opening.