Lake Skinner Fish Report – 3/26/17

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  • The water temperature is 58-60 degrees, water level is up, visibility 2-3 feet. The weather has cooled down with the rain. Lots of bigger fish have been caught on plastics as well as slow trolled Rapalas. Fish are spread throughout the lake.

    STRIPER: Medium Action. Some big schools of free swimming packs show up at random and can be fished with jerkbaits, Rapalas, and flies trolled through schools. Striper have been from 3 lbs. up to 15 lbs. with most being caught in the dam area. There were many limits caught this week.

    LARGEMOUTH BASS: Medium Action. Largemouth have moved up into the shallow water from 2-10 feet and are on beds. Baits that have produced this week have been creature and craw baits flipped into the tule reeds. There was also some good topwater action, early morning is the best time to target largemouth right now.

    TROUT: High Action. Last trout plant was March 22nd at Launch Ramp #2. Lots of nice sized trout were caught this week between 2 and 5 pounds. Trout are hitting nightcrawlers with a dab of your choice of PowerBait on the hook.

    BLUEGILL: Low Action. Bluegills are being caught throughout the lake, but require lots of patience with anglers reporting 1 or 2 each. Slab jigs, redworms, and mealworms are working the best this week.

    CATFISH: Low Action. A few catfish were caught on chicken livers, anchovies and garlic shrimp. The water is still a little too cool for these guys. We did have one happy angler this week catch a 23.5 pound catfish on a nightcrawler across from the marina.

    CARP: Medium Action. Always a fun way to teach the kiddos how to fish. Stop by the Camp Store or Marina and share your fishing stories with us and get a picture taken so we can post it on Facebook.

    Lake Skinner park hours are 6 am to 10 pm. Marina hours are 6 am to 4 pm. For more information, call the marina at (951)926-8515.

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