Congratulations to Chingtseng Yang on his 8lb 4oz trophy large mouth bass caught @diamondvalleymarina ! You are our the winner for the month of May. Swag is coming your way. To enter the Trophy Catch Program at DVL visit our website www.waterboatsbass.org it is free to enter.
Bottom: Phil Detril
Right now is a perfect tome to get in your Trophy Catch submissions. @bass_hunter7 got this one right before the closure. Great example of a clean submission. Weight is displayed with hand of fish, date and time are pictured, and @diamondvalleymarina is in the background. Way to go!
Avid anglers are well aware of the tremendous fishing opportunities
available at Diamond Valley Lake. Trophy bass, catfish, trout and lots
of crappie are bountiful in this gorgeous and spacious lake. But let’s
face it, not everyone is crazy about fishing. Some people have other
interests as hard as that is to believe. That’s why Diamond Valley
Lake is such a great venue. There is so much more to do there for the
people in your life who perhaps don’t have the same enthusiasm for
angling that you and I do. Let’s explore three things you can do other
than fishing at DVL.
There is nothing like a hike at Diamond Valley Lake. Talk about a
break from reality. DVL is so close to where you live but you’ll feel
like you are hundreds of miles away from the stress of the city. On a
typical hike, you will see a myriad of different birds, all kinds of
wildlife, and in the spring, wild flowers bloom and dazzle your
imagination. Wishbone bush, arroyo lupines, and California poppies,
will reach peak bloom by mid-March and paint the hillsides in vibrant
and stunning colors. The Wildflower Trail is a 1.3-mile loop
accessible from the marina’s parking lot, with entry off of Domenigoni
and Searl parkways in Hemet. It is rated as an easy-to-moderate hike
with some rugged terrain.
Visit the Western Science Center
Did you know that over 1 million specimens and fossils we’re
discovered during the building process of diamond Valley Lake.
Incredible, right? The Western Science Center is a fascinating visit.
It is home to a large collection of Native American artifacts and Ice
Age fossils that were unearthed at Diamond Valley Lake, including
“Max”, the largest mastodon found in the western United States, and
“Xena”, a Columbian mammoth.
Visitors can view two movies on the construction of Diamond Valley
Lake, and the fauna of the Pleistocene in the Diamond and Domenigoni
Valleys, shown in a 270 degree immersive theater that shakes with the
movies. From there, visitors proceed to the paleontology gallery,
replete with fossils recovered and studied by scientists from the San
Bernardino County Museum. This museum makes it so clear that the lake
we fish and the hills we hike are truly historical treasures.
Visit nearby Estudillo Mansion
The water-wise garden in Estudillo Heritage Park has been designed
with water conservation in mind. The purpose of this garden is to
educate our community about the beauty and water-saving benefits of
planting drought tolerant and native California plants. The garden
was designed primarily with California native plants. However, there
are also plants from around the world that thrive in out Southern
Founded in 1870 and incorporated on April 9, 1888, the City of San
Jacinto is one of Riverside County’s oldest communities with roots
that stretch back to the earliest days of California.
In 1842, after California had passed from Spanish to Mexican rule,
Jose’ Antonio Estudillo was granted the 35,500-acre Rancho San Jacinto
Viejo (Old San Jacinto), which took in most of the Valley.
Members of his family received two other nearby grants, giving the
Estudillo family control over some 110,000 acres in the area. The
Estudillos ran cattle on the land. Jose’ Estudillo died in 1852, but
his family continued to own most of the Valley until the early 1880’s.
Two of his sons built two-story brick mansions in 1885 – 1886. The
oldest, built by Franciso Estudillo (1844 – 1921) in 1885, is located
at Main and Seventh Streets in San Jacinto.
This is not only a lovely and peaceful place to visit but it’s useful
because it teaches the entire family about the value of water
So as you can see, there is more to Diamond Valley Lake than just
fishing. Granted, fishing is still number one on my list. But I have
to admit, I am anxious to experience all that Diamond Valley Lake has
Visit our Booth at the Fred Hall Show in Del Mar. Water Boats Bass had one of the most well attended and dynamic booths at the Fred Hall show
in Long Beach California this year. Hundreds of free daily prizes were awarded to those who
were lucky enough to drop by the booth. In addition, there were nightly grand prize drawings for
rods and reels valued at up to $350. The free wheel spins were a fan favorite. The kids loved
having a chance to spin the wheel and win stickers while adults could win some big free prizes.
This was all to celebrate the Metropolitan Water District and the great opportunities they have
created at Diamond Valley Lake and Marina. Anglers could also sign up for a free Trophy Catch
Program at diamond Valley Lake. This made them eligible for even more prizes for the rest of
2020. " We are so lucky to have such a beautiful lake to fish at for giant bass, stripers, trout, as
well as other species" said Patrick Friedman from water boats bass.
Fishing and has really been accelerating at Diamond Valley Lake recently. The bass bite has
been getting better and better every single day. As the weather warms and spring takes hold
look for even better fishing in the coming weeks.
Diamond Valley Lake not only offers extraordinary angling opportunities to the public but it offers
a serene and peaceful place for people to spend time with nature, Beautiful walking paths, and
the lovely Bicycle paths. Paleontologist and archaeologist have found a myriad of fossils at the
lake and surrounding areas dating back to the Pleistocene era. There is a museum on site
where you can see many of these fossils.
That makes a trip to Diamond Valley Lake a learning experience for the entire family. Water
boats and bass we will be at the Water Boats Bass Booth at Fred Hall show in Del Mar. Currently the date of the show is uncertain because of the COVID-19 defensive measures. We will update this post when more information is available.
This is definitely a booth you will want to pass by. You can try your luck at spinning the wheel for
free and get a guaranteed win. There will be hundreds of free daily prizes and nightly grand
prizes." We look forward to seeing you all at the Fred Hall show in Delmar," said Patrick
If you can't make it by the show, you can sign up for the trophy catch program at Diamond Valley
Lake by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, it's free and you can win
great prizes including a $3000 trolling motor all year long. Find more details at the Trophy Catch Page
Have you ever wondered where Diamond Valley Lake gets their trout? The trout makes it to Diamond Valley Lake through a process called a “trout plant”. The supplier of Diamond Valley Lake is Mt. Lassen Trout in Red Bluff, CA. They are known for the quality of their trout as they have been in business since 1949. They have over 200 years of experience in their staff all together. Mt Lassen does Diamond Valley Lake trout plant of a variety of sizes of rainbow and lightning trout, from fingerlings to trophy size rainbows over 20+ pounds.
The Stock at Diamond Valley Lake was a sight to behold. Thousands of pounds of trout being dumped into the lake right on the boat launch ramp did not go unnoticed. Large Striped bass waited nearby for a chance at an easy meal. Once the first chase started other Striped Bass became motivated to participate. After about 10 minutes it became calm. The trout were allowed to travel around freely and were safe for a little while.
The next day Anglers would be lining up at the lake for a shot at the freshly stocked trophy rainbow trout. Anglers of all ages are able to pull on some of these trout. Families see it as a chance to bond with one another.
A variety of techniques are used to land these fish from the shore and by boat. Some of the most excitement comes from the beautiful orange lightning trout. At the end of the day most anglers are excited to leave the lake with a fresh rainbow trout to eat for dinner.
Diamond Valley Lake’s current hours are 6:00 am to 4:30 pm. They are open from Wednesday thru Sunday. Come and enjoy the great fishing afforded by these Diamond Valley Lake trout plants. Check out the links below for more information. Read more about Water Boats and Bass and earn chances to win some great prizes. Also prizes are being awarded for great bass catches.
DV Marina: https://dvmarina.com
Mt Lassen Trout: https://mtlassentrout.com/recreational-fishing/
Written by Patrick Friedman, Edited by Kaylan Stedman
It was a cold, dark December morning at Diamond Valley Lake. The light sticks of about 90 boats lit up the marina. They were the lights of fisherman, all gathered to participate in a derby and share the passion for freshwater bass fishing. This derby, an Anglers Marine tournament, took place on Saturday, December 14, 2019.
Anglers Marine is a premier boat dealership in Southern California, and they have established a tournament circuit exclusively for their customers. In addition, in an effort to show customer appreciation, 100% of the entry fees get paid back to the winner.
At the tournament, the hopeful anglers were ready and waiting for sunrise, which would signal what is called the “blast-off”. This is when fisherman get released to start the tournament in an order randomly selected. While waiting for their turn in the blast-off, most just pray no one is headed to “their” spot.
As the tournament began the fishermen, and the last boats took off onto Diamond Valley Lake, the behind-the-scenes work started. As I was watching some fisherman catch fish to the left of the marina, I noticed a man on a boat handing out food in the early morning light. This was none other than Rick Grover, the owner of Anglers Marine. It is a seemingly random, yet much appreciated reward that Grover enjoys giving out to the participants.
As morning turned into early afternoon, over at the Anglers Marine trailer the helpful staff began getting ready for the weigh-in. A big barbeque was smoking with a compelling scent drifting nearby. This free barbeque was run by Jordan, and he had seemed to have done this more than a few times before. I can attest that indeed the food on the barbeque tasted as delicious as it smelled.
As anglers came in to weigh their fish, you could make a pretty good guess about how their day went just based off of their facial expressions. Whether a fishermen experienced a tough bite or not, luckily no one left empty handed. As anglers got food, they also passed by the Water Boats Bass booth to pick up free gifts. Water Boats Bass is an effort on behalf of the Metropolitan Water District and the Sportfishing Conservancy to celebrate and appreciate Diamond Valley Lake bass fishing. Anglers picked up Water Boats Bass shirts, bottles, and hats. They also got a brochure explaining all of the perks Water Boats Bass has for fisherman, which include DVL updates and future rewards for catching big fish. The social media influencers known as the Bass Bros. volunteered at the booth to help celebrate fisherman by handing out the free swag. All and all, at the end of the day fisherman stood around with full bellies and big smiles. Fishing is just a way to enjoy the outdoors and be around some of the most remarkable people you will ever meet.
We, on behalf of Water Boats Bass, would like to thank everyone involved with making this happen. Thank you to Anglers Marine for putting on such an amazing event at Diamond Valley Lake. Thank you to the Sportfishing Conservancy and Metropolitan Water District for coming together to celebrate Diamond Valley Lake anglers. Thank you to the Diamond Valley Lake Marina staff for collaborating with us and making the process of setting up at the tournament much easier. Thank you to the Bass Bros. for being at the booth and helping to voice our gratitude to fellow bass fisherman. Water Boats Bass will be doing more events, so please keep up with our social media to stay informed!
For more information about these organizations:
Anglers Marine: https://www.anglersmarine.com/
Diamond Valley Lake Marina: http://www.dvlake.com/
The Sportfishing Conservancy: https://sportfishingconservancy.org/
Bass Bros. Fishing: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8E8iCmfoctFhUAkoDC2Fuw
Metropolitan Water District: http://www.mwdh2o.com/