Lake Skinner Fishing Report

Lake Skinner - Temecula, CA (Riverside County)

by Lake Skinner Marina Staff
(951) 926-8515

Lake Skinner Marina hours are 6 a.m. – 4 p. m
The water temperature is 70 degrees. Due to the heightened water temp the first trout plant of the year has been postponed for another 2 weeks. Expect the first stock of trout to hit the water on the 13th...

Striper: High Action: Still many, many schoolie sized stripers are being caught by anglers on boats who are throwing hard baits into boils and elsewhere that they notice birds working shad.. 

Blue Gill: Slow Action: A few very nice sized panfish were reported this week with one reaching 2lbs.. as always work a mini jig tipped with a worm, or fly line a mealworm or cricket..

Catfish: Low Action: Try using chicken liver, anchovies or mackerel at the inlet if you have a vessel or near ramp 2 if shore fishing..

Large Mouth: Medium Action: A few very successful outings this week have been reported.. very nice sized fish have been landed while throwing jerk baits and spooks. Keep an eye out for fleeing shad throughout the lake..

Trout: First Stock of Trout will November 13th, 2019. 600 pounds.

Carp: No Action Reported.

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