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CA
United States
33° 35' 10.7124" N, 117° 3' 16.272" W
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

SKINNER: Overall slow action, but the striped bass bite remains pretty good for anglers who can dip some live shad, spotty otherwise. The best bite has been early in the morning along the north shore and North Bay. Brandon Smyth, Menifee, had an 8-2 striper on live shad. Other species are also tough with only an occasional bass or bluegill. Dennis Sketchly, Lake Elsinore, had a 7-9 bass fishing nightcrawlers on the north shore, while Sammy Sanchez, Menifee, land a 1-2 bluegill in the east end on a nightcrawler. DFW trout are slated to go in this week, and there have been a few half-pound rainbows showing around Ramp No. 2. There will not be any county trout plants this season. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

    SKINNER: The striper action lulled a little with the weather this past week, but a fair number of fish are still showing in the east end for anglers who have been able to dip some shad. Slow otherwise. The largemouth bite has remained fair and is probably the best bet right now for anglers fishing deeper water with plastics and jigs or the live shad. Ryan White, Perris, landed an eight-pound largemouth on a jig off the north shore, while Cory Snider, Murrieta, had a six-pounder on a nightcrawler at Ramp No. 1. Other species have slowed way down although a few nice bluegill and the odd catfish continue to show. Bethany Henderson, Lake Elsinore, had a 1-2 bluegill on a nightcrawler at Ramp No. 1. The marina reports DFW trout plants went in Dec. 16 (not the week before as the DFW on-line plant list said), and DFW has Skinner on the plant list again for this week. Overall slow action on the rainbows. There will not be any county plants this season. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F

The striper action has been fair to good this past week for anglers throwing throwing surface baits, swimbaits, or trolling umbrella rigs. Top baits have been chicken liver and mackerel. Patty Phillips, Murrieta, had three stripers to 7.9 pounds fishing nightcrawlers off the north shore, while Eric Rios, Elsinore, had an eight-pound striper on a live shad fished mid-lake. The bluegill bite has been fair along the south shore on nightcrawlers, crickets, and small jigs. The cats bite slowed way down with the cooler weather, but a few largemouth continue to show on plastics with the fish moving deeper. Mike Dolezai, Temecula, caught a six-pound largemouth. A small, 200-pound plant of DFW trout went in last week and most were half-pounders. Slow action. Information: store 951-926-1505, marina 951-926-8515, entrance kiosk 951-926-1541.

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