A valid California fishing license is required for those 16 and older.
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The lake is home to a variety of wildlife, including birds, fish and reptiles.
The lake is primarily filled using non-potable well water and rain run off. Water from the lake is used to irrigate Elk Grove Park.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) stocks the lake with catchable size trout in March and April, and catchable size catfish between June and September. The District does not stock the lake.
Fishing at the lake is allowed March 1 - November 31 during regular park hours.
The biggest challenges the ducks and geese face at Elk Grove Park Lake are injuries/death caused from fishing litter and impacts of improper diet and over feeding. Fishing line, hooks and lures can cause grave injury to wildlife – from embedded hooks, loss of limb from being entwined in fishing line and even death. Improper diet can cause nutritional problems and unnatural over feeding can cause unsustainable populations of wildlife.