A quiet, scenic fishing lake nestled at the base of the Cleveland National Forest, Santiago Creek feeds the 750 acre Irvine Lake that features steep rocky cliffs, shallow coves, deep creek channels, submerged high spots, overhanging trees and provides excellent fishing and family park environment. A FISHING LICENSE IS NOT REQUIRED.

The Irvine Company and the Serrano Irrigation District (today known as the Serrano Water District) began construction on the Irvine Lake dam in 1929. The construction was completed and the lake was filled in 1931. In early 1930's Irvine Lake was stocked with largemouth bass, catfish and panfish prior to opening in 1941. Today, Serrano Water District provides drinking water to Villa Park and some parts of the City of Orange.

Catch and release is strongly encouraged to produce record breaking catches.

The best baits for this lake

Strike King Bladed jigs 1/2 oz / Blue Glimmer Thunder Cricket

Bladed Jigs

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LUNKERCANDY Crankbaits Cell Mate Sugar Daddy 6

Crankbaits

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Lifted Jigs Jig Heads Iball Jigheads

Fishing Jigs

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XCalibur Jerkbaits Tour Series Jerkbait 95mm - 4 Pack

Jerkbaits

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Strike King Minnows & swimbaits KVD Dream Shot

Minnows & Swimbaits

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SteelShad Swimbaits 6

Swimbaits

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