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 Post subject: Lake Skinner Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:04 pm 
The launching of the G3 was in time to see a lucky angler emerge from the weighing scales with a "salmon size 16.5# Stripper Bass from the West Dam area. The guy looked stoked and was posing at the cleaning table for pix.

This event cleared the south shore cove for me and Josh to fish for a slow 45 minutes.

The water temperature was warmer than the air temperature (I'm guessing it was in the low 40's). We threw the usual buzz baits, plastic worms of the rainbow and only felt the twang from small bluegill or passing small stripper bass. The next move was to mid-channel which was only 25 feet and we guessed about 12 feet of clarity. The fish finder showed only small trout so it was time to scout around the north shore and check the usual spots .

Since the inlet was full with three boats working the buoy line and the West Dam had the envious crowd along the wall....

We worked the midchannel on the troll with two colors of leadhead paired with the killer white 4" fishtrap wobbly tail....

No body bit the whole thing. Since this weekend was the Full Moon and the lake was stocked on Thursday, only the trout guys with the Berkeley Trout powerbait and usual roundballs of maleable powerbait trout stuff seemed to get some two or three fish on a Slow as S...bite....

Watched the shore for Josh's Bro and his group. Watched the ospreys go back and forth over the lake looking for injured trout floaters. No Western grebes or seagulls to help us find any surface bait boils.

The few schools of bait being pushed around by the larger trout were not very dense and did not contain any Bass willing to bite.

Took a slow channel cruise to the East side 15 to 5 feet puddle area when the water clarity got to a mere 5 feet in midchannel. That was a 1:00 p.m. and it was time to head in.

Looks like the pumping station maintenance is moving along with several cranes parked around in octopus style down by the Administration Bldg.

Looks like it may have to be Beresconi Beach side of Lake Perris next Saturday without a tournament...

The word was that Diamond Valley is still slow with the Bass still deep and not spawning yet.

It was a heat wave when the wind stopped blowing on Friday !!!!!

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 Post subject: G3
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:14 pm 
Was that a classic Glasspar G3?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:49 am 
I love Lake Skinner, I wish it was closer to home. Haven't fished it for years. You could always catch something at the water inlet buoy line.

Kids always knew in the dark we were almost there by the "rollercoaster" road next to the lake - use to give it a little gas for effect. The stripers hadn't arrived yet back then.

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