From Los Angeles, Drive North on Interstate 5 past Pyramid Lake to Highway 138 Turn east and continue to the LAKE on your left. Drive past the lake FIRST ENTRANCE go to the second ENTRANCE it's a Ready Mix Plant sign. Turn left go up about a mile to the Aqueduct. Do not pass the Aqueduct park on the dirt road to the left or right and go to your LEFT once you park. SORRY I DON'T KNOW THE ADDRESS AND CAN'T FIND ONE!
It's about a good 20 minute walk to the lake so pack light. This is where the Aqueduct flows to the lake and fishing is best here FIRST thing in the morning.
Quail Lake is may be Southern Cali last secret water hole, at least until you read this...
Quail is reffered as a power pool, but it's HEAVEN for fisherman. That's because it's loaded with Strippers, Cat Fish, BASS, Bluegill and crappie, all of which is pushed in from the Aqueduct. Those who know what they're doing always catch fish here and there aren'tthat many know how's, because this lake is rarely fished.
The lake has a large striper and catfish population, and regularly yields big fish. Although it's a good 20 minute walk from parking to inflow fishing is best here at night and first thing in the morning when water is being pumped into the lake. That's because the fish congregate in this area and wait for food to be to be pushed into the lake.
Stripers over 25 pounds are commonly caught and catfish up to 35 pounds have been recorded.
Pack Light I usuall carry 2 poles a backpack and a cooler on Wheels. The lake is always Hot! 90 degrees +.
I'll be there from 5am-11am after that it's just waaaay to HOT!
BTW- No public bathroom or water or shade just you and the desert and the fish and the sun.