Skinner Lake Fishing Guide

Lake Skinner, is a reservoir in Riverside County, California 10 miles northeast of Temecula that is a 1400 acre lake and offers 12 miles of shoreline with a 6,000-acre park surrounds Lake Skinner.

Lake Skinner offers great fishing for Rainbow Trout (stocked during the winter months), Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Black Crappie, White Crappie, Bluegill, Sunfish, Channel Catfish and Common Carp.

Lake Skinner fishing access is easy and accessible from the 12 miles of shorline or by boating utilizing Lake Skinner's two excellent boat launch ramps.

Top Fishing Baits used at Lake Skinner: Top Water Lures, Senko, swimbaits, crankbaits, rainbow power bait. Anchovies or night crawlers work great for Strippers.

Lake Skinner is known for it's Stripped Bass!

Lake Skinner Rules

Recreation activities are restricted at Lake Skinner to help prevent the introduction and spread of quagga and zebra mussels:

  • No Body Contact/Swimming
  • No Floatation Devices
  • Fishing equipment Inspections required upon entry
  • Vessel inspections required upon arrival to launch
  • See all the park rules, click here

Lake Skinner Hours

  • Daily: 6 a.m. to sunset

Lake Skinner Fees

  • Camping: $30-50 per night
  • Day use: $6 per adult | $3 per child (12 and younger)
  • Fishing Per Day: $10 per adult, $8 per child (12 and younger)
  • Boat Launch: $7
  • Pets: $2 each, per day
  • Sewage Dump Fee: (non-camper): $20

Lake Skinner Fishing Videos

Directions to Lake Skinner, Winchester, CA

Lake Skinner Address
58075 Jefferson Street
La Quinta, CA 92253

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