Santana: Fishing Comes Back to Irvine Lake

A defunct but popular Orange County fishing spot comes back to life on Saturday, Aug. 17 after Supervisor Don Wagner – who is up for re-election next year, successfully leads negotiations with two neighboring water districts to re-open Irvine Lake, which has been shut down since 2016.

Foothills Sentry: Irvine Lake Will Be Closed During Conversion to County Ownership

The Foothills Sentry reports that a long-time mecca for fishermen and families seeking outdoor activities, Irvine Lake, has been ravaged by drought and insurance woes that resulted in boats being prohibited. And now, ownership of its recreational rights have dealt yet another blow. According to Irvine Lake Contract CEO David Noyes, fishing may cease as early as Feb. 28.