Check Fishing Conditions from Lake Hemet and Little Lake!

Fish for Trout, Bass, Blue Gill and Catfish at Lake Hemet. The California State Dep’t of Fish & Game stocks Trout every two weeks, with the exception of December through March. Current fishing reports can be found at www.SportFishingReport.com.

Boating Rates
Annual Day & Launch Pass$295
Boat Launch$10 per day
Weekly rate allows daily launch and retrieval$60 per week
Vessel Inspection for Quagga Mussels. Required for initial launch.Included in Launch Fee
Boat Rental TypeOne HourTwo HoursHalf DayFull DayDeposit
12′ Motorboat with outboard motor
Afternoon Special – $35!
(from 4:30pm until closing)
$40$55$75$50
22′ Pontoon boat with outboard motor$135$185$150
NEW! Sit-on-top kayaks.
Single, Double with vest.
(Must launch from Marina Cove only)
$20$35$60$50
  • Half Day rentals are 5 hour in duration, beginning at 7:00am or 12:30 pm.
  • Pontoon boats are reservable. Other boats are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Each boat rental requires a damage deposit, refundable upon return of life vests and boat.
  • The boat operator must have a valid driver’s license and be 18 years of age or older.
  • All boat occupants under the age of 13 must wear an appropriately sized personal flotation device (PFD) at all times while in the boat. All other occupants must have access to a PFD in the boat.
  • Please see boats’ capacity below:
    Motor and Rowboats — 4 passengers including dogs
    Pedal Boats — 4 passengers including dogs
    Pontoon Boats — 10 passengers including dogs
    Single Kayak — 1 person with a dog
    Double Kayak — 2 people with a dog
  • No alcohol is allowed in Rental Boats.

Night Fishing

Lake Hemet allows night fishing along the shoreline until 10:00pm. All boats must be off the Lake by sunset.

Fishing Limits

  • 5 Trout
  • 5 Bass (12″ minimum)
  • 10 Catfish
  • 25 Bluegill

Please Note: Fishing is not allowed near the dam, and boats are not allowed within 100 feet of the dam or spillway. There is no access to the dam by foot or car.

Kayaks

Only “sit-on-top” kayaks are permitted on Lake Hemet, and each occupant must wear a Type II or Type III personal floatation at all times.  Sit-on-top kayaks may only be launched from the Lake Hemet Marina.  For more information regarding kayak use on Lake Hemet, please call our staff at (951) 659-2680.