Southern CA Freshwater

Summit Valley: Silverwood Lake trout continue to tear it up

Solid numbers of schoolie stripers on cut baits

BY MIKE STEVENS/WON Staff Writer Published: Jan 23, 2020

SUMMIT VALLEY — Huge numbers of rainbows are being caught – many of which are being released – following Silverwood Lake’s trout plant on Jan. 10. It’s been cranking for two weeks strong now, and other species are also cooperating making this lake stand out as a mixed-bag spot.

detroitbasscityDETROIT BASS CITY — Hesperia angler John Detroit nabbed this 5-pound largemouth off the Marina Dock at Silverwood Lake. PHOTO COURTESY SILVERWOOD LAKE

Miller Canyon was red hot a couple weeks ago, and WON received multiple reports of anglers catching and releasing double-digit numbers of trout on lures. Minijigs have been hot followed by spoons, and a fair share of the biters are quality models to 4 pounds.

Jason Huckeba of Huck Outdoors and Andrew Gibbons of Urban Outdoorsman (YouTube channels) caught-and-released over 30 trout each while tossing Sierra Slammers and Thomas Cyclones and Bouyants.

Staffers at Silverwood told Western Outdoor News Miller Canyon has been the hot spot, but it’s pretty well spread out within that zone, so there’s no reason to go elbow-to-elbow with the crowd (usually near the ramp) to fill a stringer. The Marina Dock has also been productive, and along with spoons and jigs, anglers are getting trout on spinners, PowerBait and Trout Magnets.

The Marina Dock and Miller has also been a good area for targeting striped bass. It’s been all numbers, with anglers using anchovies piling up school-size stripers, but none of the bigger models that live in the lake have been reported for a couple weeks now.

There was a decent largemouth bass recently caught. That one went 5 pounds and was caught by Hesperia angler John Detroit, who was working a worm off the Dock.

huckinjigshHUCKIN’ JIGS — Jason Huckeba of Yucaipa ripped-and-released over 30 trout on Sierra Slammers in Silverwood Lake’s Miller Canyon. PHOTO COURTESY HUCK OUTDOORS

andrewgibbonsANDREW GIBBONS WITH one of many Silverwood Lake rainbows he caught Thomas Cyclones and Buoyants. PHOTO COURTESY URBAN OUTDOORSMAN

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