The MCAS Miramar Fish Pond
The Miramar Fish Pond is about 250 meters long and 150 meters wide, and is about 30 feet deep near the dam.
Go fishing! The Miramar Fish Pond has been stocked with three different types of hungry fish!!!
Getting there: The Fish Pond is close and easy to get to! Take Pless Road south off Miraway Way (just west of the Brig). Turn right after the “narrow bridge,” ignore the first left turn, and go straight to the top of the hill; you’ll see the sign and entrance on your right. Park in the lot and walk down to the pond.
Get a license: A fishing permit is available FREE at Party Adventure Recreation Center (PARC).
Fishing rules: You must be at least 13 to fish alone. Fish only from designated areas. All fish must be taken on hook and line. Use of minnows, frogs, shiners or gamefish for bait is prohibited. Chum or attractant is not permitted. Catch and release only. Click [ here ] for complete rules.
Fish Pond rules: No open fires (including grills). Alcohol and smoking are not permitted. All dogs must be on a leash. Park where indicated; handicap parking is permitted at the lower level. Boating and swimming are not permitted. Observe Fish Pond hours.
A few words of caution: The Fish Pond is located near the west end of the runway. Departing aircraft, especially F/A-18 Hornets on take-off, can be very loud, very suddenly. You may wish to bring hearing protection. Please consider the effect of jet aircraft noise on very young children. MCAS Miramar is located in the desert, the natural habitat of several varieties of snakes. Please use caution, and don’t let your children wander though the brush above the pond.
And as for the fish… the Miramar Fish Pond has been stocked with these fish for Catch & Release Only: