Huckleberry Fish Pond – Anaheim, CA

I took my two sons fishing this past weekend at Huckleberry Fish Pond, which is located at the Santa Ana River Lakes in Anaheim. This is a great place for kids to try out fishing.

If you don’t have your own equipment, you can rent rods and reels at Huck’s Shack.  Nets and bait are also provided, so you could pretty much walk in with just your wallet and have a great time fishing.  The staff is very friendly and will help your children fish.

The best thing is that they guarantee that kids will catch fish. My boys caught four catfish in about two hours (it would have been five but dad didn’t get the net under one of the fish in time).

One thing to note is that there is no catch and release. In addition to an admission fee, you pay per pound for the fish you catch.

Many other animals roam around the pond including chickens, roosters, goats, geese and even a peacock.  Don’t worry about any flying birds trying to snag your bait or fish since the entire pond area is enclosed by netting. However, the chickens will try to get your bait if you don’t keep the lids closed.

The same people that operate the Santa Ana River Lakes operate the Corona Lake off the 15 freeway. According to their website, these lakes have produced multiple state records, including:

  • Santa Ana River Lakes: Largest Rainbow Trout at 27.5 pounds
  • Corona Lake: Largest Catfish at over 61 pounds

My boys enjoyed it so much that they want to go fishing at a big lake. Next time, we’ll go to Corona Lake.

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4060 E. La Palma Ave. Anaheim, Ca
Santa Ana River Lakes
Huckleberry Fish Pond
4060 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA

5 thoughts on “Huckleberry Fish Pond – Anaheim, CA

  • philip milano

    any boats to rent fot few hours

    • Pretty sure the pond is too small for boats, but the lakes have rentals. Please click on the Santa Ana River Lakes link above for more info.

  • Pat Thomas

    Very expensive and we didn’t even get pics. The HELPER rushed us to get it in the bucket so we weren’t able to take any pictures. We were told they take them at the fish cleaning area ( didn’t happen) which you also pay for in the form of a tip. We also had to recut and clean when we got home.We wouldn’t do it again but it was a good first time fishing experience for the kids.

  • john thornton

    my grandson fishes there…he loves it!!

  • Fishing at the fish pond with your children is a great idea. I will definitely do that once the weather gets better.


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