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    A friend of mine said he was at Skinner on Tuesday bait fishing at the buoy line. He said there was a boat with three guys in it doing the same. The only difference was they were catching fish and he wasn't. He said he noticed the gulls were diving and picking bait of the service around this particular boat. This tells me they were obviously chumming. I would like to think they didn't know it was illegal to chum in fresh water in California.
    They were lucky, because the DFG was just there the day before.
    If anyone cares to help stop the illegal taking of fish at Skinner or any other lake, please text or call the DFG at 1-800-292-7800.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFCD I View Post
    A friend of mine said he was at Skinner on Tuesday bait fishing at the buoy line. He said there was a boat with three guys in it doing the same. The only difference was they were catching fish and he wasn't. He said he noticed the gulls were diving and picking bait of the service around this particular boat. This tells me they were obviously chumming. I would like to think they didn't know it was illegal to chum in fresh water in California.
    They were lucky, because the DFG was just there the day before.
    If anyone cares to help stop the illegal taking of fish at Skinner or any other lake, please text or call the DFG at 1-800-292-7800.
    Just a quick question about Stripers in Skinner. Are they consider a menace being in there? 4 or 5 years ago, many people thought the Stripers in DVL was a good thing. Not so much anymore because they don't bite like they once did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etucker1959 View Post
    Just a quick question about Stripers in Skinner. Are they consider a menace being in there? 4 or 5 years ago, many people thought the Stripers in DVL was a good thing. Not so much anymore because they don't bite like they once did.
    striped bass are an inadvertent introduction to DVL and Skinner through water importation. However, they are a very popular component to the fisheries and when properly managed, are a valuable component to the fisheries. Proper management is achieved through high harvest rates in enclosed non-anadromous waters...hence the no size restriction and 10 fish bag limit. Creel surveys show harvest rates at both lakes is around 70%....good but could be better. Both lakes are loaded with striped bass now and likely into the future. Go and get em!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwin View Post
    striped bass are an inadvertent introduction to DVL and Skinner through water importation. However, they are a very popular component to the fisheries and when properly managed, are a valuable component to the fisheries. Proper management is achieved through high harvest rates in enclosed non-anadromous waters...hence the no size restriction and 10 fish bag limit. Creel surveys show harvest rates at both lakes is around 70%....good but could be better. Both lakes are loaded with striped bass now and likely into the future. Go and get em!
    I know some people really like catching Stripers. But the LMB and trout fishermen hate their gut's always citing 2 examples. The first one is DVL, when it was first opened they had a very good holdover trout population. Plus the LMB fishermen always claim it was much better back then. Then the Stripers appeared and it all changed! The 2nd example is something I was part of. Many people including myself thought Castaic lake was going to produce the next World Record Large mouth Bass. My Taxidermist in the late 1980 and early 1990's was chasing that one all the time. (he took me along because I was a such a good customer) Along with many other people who basically gave up their lives chasing that one. Then overnight that Trophy fishery went KABLOUEEE! Yes there was some drawn downs that effected the fishing. But the big appearance of those Stripers and the overnight disappearance of DD LMB and double DD LMB can't be explained away by some blood diversity theory. lol
    Last edited by etucker1959; 02-01-2019 at 02:30 PM.

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    The stripers made there own way in to the lakes thru the aqueduct nobody stocked them. Every large mouth bass fisherman snivels about them I use to bass fish but got tiered of all the wining about keeping one or two bass. Plus I have fished silverwood since it opened and remember when you could catch 5 and lb. browns there. When the stripers showed up they were gone but s*#T changes so we just have to deal with it. I now love fishing for stripers and do not feel guilt about keeping them big or small.

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    Stripers were planted in San Francisco Bay along time ago they made there way into the delta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFCD I View Post
    A friend of mine said he was at Skinner on Tuesday bait fishing at the buoy line. He said there was a boat with three guys in it doing the same. The only difference was they were catching fish and he wasn't. He said he noticed the gulls were diving and picking bait of the service around this particular boat. This tells me they were obviously chumming. I would like to think they didn't know it was illegal to chum in fresh water in California.
    They were lucky, because the DFG was just there the day before.
    If anyone cares to help stop the illegal taking of fish at Skinner or any other lake, please text or call the DFG at 1-800-292-7800.
    This is not the first I’ve heard ppl don’t this at skinner

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFCD I View Post
    A friend of mine said he was at Skinner on Tuesday bait fishing at the buoy line. He said there was a boat with three guys in it doing the same. The only difference was they were catching fish and he wasn't. He said he noticed the gulls were diving and picking bait of the service around this particular boat. This tells me they were obviously chumming. I would like to think they didn't know it was illegal to chum in fresh water in California.
    They were lucky, because the DFG was just there the day before.
    If anyone cares to help stop the illegal taking of fish at Skinner or any other lake, please text or call the DFG at 1-800-292-7800.
    Those 3 guys all limited that day. I watched the warden check there license and count there fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fnguyen5992 View Post
    Those 3 guys all limited that day. I watched the warden check there license and count there fish.
    I'm guessing they checked them in the parking lot. It's good to see and hear the DFG is checking catches at Skinner, but it would also be nice to see them on the water every now and then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFCD I View Post
    I'm guessing they checked them in the parking lot. It's good to see and hear the DFG is checking catches at Skinner, but it would also be nice to see them on the water every now and then.
    Yes he checked everyone in the parking lot. They got 30 and I got 4 😔but I was using lures not bait.

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