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Summit Valley: Silverwood bass stay hot

Double-digit model bagged

BY MIKE STEVENS/WON Staff WriterPublished: May 22, 2019

SUMMIT VALLEY — The bass bite at Silverwood has been way above average for quality fish over the last month, and that trend was recently punctuated by a double-digit bucketmouth that set a new high mark for the angler that caught her.

Riverside angler Andrew Lucateros set a new personal best with the 11.26-pound largemouth that inhaled his trout swimbait in Cleghorn Canyon.

THIS 11.26-POUND Silverwood Lake largemouth was a new personal-best for Andrew Lucateros of Riverside.

“It was a day after the trout stock and the fish were hot that morning,” said Lucateros. “I caught a nice one just before I nailed, and when I got bit by the big one, I knew it was a tank when I saw the head. I kept my rod tip down and cranked her in as fast as I could, and it was the most intense moment of my life.”

He was flying solo that day, and he went on to tell WON he’s now after a new personal best striper.

Lake staffers said there have also been a few biters near the Marina Dock and at The Point. They said the striper bite is still solid on cut sardines and anchovies, catfish are biting chicken livers, and “a lot of crappie and bluegill are being caught off the Marina Dock as well.”

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