This is a private trout, bass, and catfish farm. There are several lakes and ponds here, which are fed by the Mojave river. General admission for picnicking and bird watching is $3 per person, children under 12 are free.


No boats are allowed. Float tubes are allowed on the bass lake - $20 / 4-hours. Advanced reservations are required. Fishing permits are $20 for adults13 and older (5-fish limit)  and $10 for children 12 and younger (3-fish limit) . There is also an angling pond for children - $3.50 Per Fish. Must keep all fish caught.

In addition to your 5 and 3 fish combination limit, Adult limit fishing pass holders may keep 5 bluegill and Child limit fishing pass holders may keep 2 bluegill. There is no size restriction on bluegill; however, if you have caught your 5 or 3 fish combination limit of trout or catfish, you may not continue to fish on the lakes.
No Fly Rods allowed. 

Our No Skunk Policy
Jess Ranch Lakes allows any limit fishing pass holder who does not catch at least one fish out of the big lakes to catch one free trout out of the Angling Pond. You must check in at the Bait and Snack Shop no later than 3:00 PM to claim your skunk fish. Anyone not checking in by 3:00 PM will forfeit their skunk fish. All child limit fishing pass holders must be accompanied by an adult.

Our bait recommendations

Here's the baits that our Pros love for this lake.