Lake Skinner Fishing Report

Lake Skinner - Temecula, CA (Riverside County)

by Lake Skinner Marina Staff
(951) 926-8515

Striped Bass : The striper bite has remained a bit stagnant with few fish reported. If you prefer to target this species we would suggest using deeper diving hard baits or even trolling throughout the lake in hopes to connect to one of these usually ferocious fish.

Blue Gills : Still coming in as one of the best bites at the lake. Very possible to break wide open in the right spot fishing with mealworms or crickets. Use a small bb split shot and wait for the strike on the fall!

Catfish :  Slowed a bit this week but still catches being reported near the inlet. The lake's water level is very high so the current has slowed near the inlet allowing for better catfishing. Use chicken liver or anchovies for best results.

Largemouth Bass : A few regulars have reported decent jerk bait fishing with a faster than usual retrieve, while taking long pauses. Another successful bait of recent has been the good ole Senko, wacky rig preferred.

Trout : Stockings are back to regular scheduled dates, being every other week. For best results try to come target trout as soon as possible after a delivery of fresh fish. A minijig/ultra lite combo is hard to beat on a stock day.

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