Chip Gilbert has an eventful couple of weeks up at Lake Skinner lately. Just a couple weeks ago Gilbert landed a 13 pound bass up there, less than a pound shy of their 13.9 pound lake record that was caught in 1999 by Scott Arnott. A mixup at the lake’s store led to that fish being briefly listed (even published in WON) as a new 15 pound lake record. Chip quickly set the record straight on Facebook, stating his fish was 13 pounds, not 15. On Sunday, Gilbert caught another giant bass (pictured).
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Richard Stilliter of Anaheim broke the blue catfish lake record at Diamond Valley Lake yesterday with a 56.8 pound blue. Stilliter was using shrimp on 8 lb. test line. The previous record was held by Bob Baker of La Mesa who caught a 52.81 lb. blue cat in October of 2008. Diamond Valley continues to receive trout stocks, and with its deep water, there is plenty of space for the blue cats to hide and grow.
George Kramer, friend of SDFish.com and author of bass fishing insider blog KramerGoneFishing.com will be inducted into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame on March 8th at the Long Beach Fred Hall Show. Kramer is being recognized for his body of work covering sport fishing (primarily western bass fishing) since 1973. No one has covered the local bass fishing scene like George over the years, his clever columns have propelled anglers of all levels; launching careers for some of the world’s best bass fishermen while at the same time keeping the average weekend warrior up to date.
On behalf of San Diego fishermen everywhere, SDFish.com congratulates George Kramer on this tremendous achievement. Thankfully, his induction does not mean he is done writing, not only can you continue to read Kramer’s work on his blog, but rumor has it, he’s got another book coming. Below you’ll find the complete press release announcing his induction ceremony, I hope you find time to attend and show your support for one of bass fishing’s living treasures.
A few weeks ago, Anglers Marine was awarded their third straight Mercury Marine CSI Award, given to dealerships in North America who demonstrate the highest level of customer service. They were one of only 88 (out of 4,000 eligible dealers) to receive the award for 2011. From the top down, Anglers Marine aims to provide their customers with an unparalleled level of service, and they achieve just that.
George Kramer’s annual “Callfornia Top 40 Bass Anglers” list of California’s best bass anglers has ruffled feathers and created a stir since the mid 90s – but never disappoints. As the former editor of WON Bass and now master of his own online blog, few have their finger on the pulse of California bass fishing like George Kramer. His expertise and body of work was recently recognized by the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in August as they voted to induct him into the Hall of Fame in 2012. The release of his list of the golden state’s best bass wranglers is one of the most anticipated events of the year within the sport. The wait is over…