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November 30, 1988
Striped bass fishermen on Silverwood Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains have found vastly improved fishing recently, thanks to rising water and last week's trout plant. The hot spot has been Miller Canyon, where on Tuesday Jim Specht of San Bernardino caught a 33-pound striper. Mark Gwatney of Summit Valley nearly matched that with a 31-pounder, surpassing the 29-pounder he caught there last Sunday.
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August 24, 2008 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
For someone whose No. 1 fear is drowning, I'll admit: Silverwood Lake wasn't the most logical choice for a day trip. Nor was renting a 135-horsepower water rocket. But I believe the best way to confront a fear is to head right into it. I'm also a motorcyclist. So I combined my fear of water with a general enthusiasm for power sports and motored through my anxiety aboard a blazing yellow Sea-Doo. The 1.5 million Americans who ride these "personal watercraft," better known as Jet Skis, Sea-Doos and WaveRunners, probably don't share my fear.
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SPORTS
May 11, 1988
Striped bass fishing at Lake Silverwood in San Bernardino County is as good as it gets, according to a spokeswoman at the landing, and several anglers this week backed up her statement. Greg Silks of Alta Loma needed slightly more than an hour recently to catch four stripers, all weighing more than 20 pounds with the largest 31. Mike Southerland of Fontana and Max Moore of Apple Valley each caught stripers weighing 30 pounds.
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March 11, 2007 | Scott Doggett, Special to The Times
IT seemed like a scene one would encounter only in wilderness hundreds of miles from the nearest human: a bald eagle soaring above jagged bluffs, riding thermals with barely a flap of her outstretched wings, the bluest sky and cotton-ball clouds as a backdrop. But the location was just a couple of hours' drive northeast of L.A. -- Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area.
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March 11, 2007 | Scott Doggett, Special to The Times
IT seemed like a scene one would encounter only in wilderness hundreds of miles from the nearest human: a bald eagle soaring above jagged bluffs, riding thermals with barely a flap of her outstretched wings, the bluest sky and cotton-ball clouds as a backdrop. But the location was just a couple of hours' drive northeast of L.A. -- Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area.
SPORTS
April 11, 1990
The emphasis will be on largemouth bass for most fishermen this spring, but there are some who prefer the larger and more powerful striped bass, which have been active at Lake Silverwood. Alta Loma's Greg Silks is among this minority. Silks fishes regularly for stripers at the San Bernardino County reservoir and last week came away with three fish totaling 85 1/2 pounds, the largest a 34-pounder. LAKE MEAD--Striped bass at 50-60 feet, biting in lower basin on anchovies.
SPORTS
April 29, 1992
Trout plants and a heat wave have stirred the striped bass into a near frenzy at Silverwood Lake. San Diego's Dennis Erwin was trolling an Augie lure Saturday when he landed a big striper. Erwin reportedly drove 16 miles to the Joshua Inn, where his fish weighed 42 pounds 4 ounces on a certified scale. Until Erwin's catch becomes official, Greg Silks remains the record-holder with a 41-pound 3-ounce striper.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2003 | Janet Wilson, Times Staff Writer
Racing to protect a reservoir that is a key link in Southern California's water supply, federal helicopter teams are dropping straw by the ton on slopes severely burned in October's catastrophic wildfires around Silverwood Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains. Officials want to stabilize the slopes before heavy winter rains, which could trigger large-scale erosion of ash, silt and potentially toxic compounds into the lake.
SPORTS
January 10, 1997 | PETE THOMAS
While hundreds in Northern California wait for flood waters to recede so they can see what is left of their homes, here in Southern California only a few are turning out at Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area to see what is left of theirs. Their flood occurred 25 years ago, when the vast San Bernardino County reservoir was created as part of the State Water Project. The small community of Cedar Springs was swallowed up, its residents paid market value for their homes and forced to move.
SPORTS
June 19, 1996
The most voracious of all Southland freshwater game fish--striped bass--have become active at all three Southland's striper fisheries, but nowhere are the fish biting as they are at Silverwood Lake. Cliff Whitehead of Apple Valley, a regular at the San Bernardino County reservoir, had one of the most impressive stringers: two fish totaling 48 pounds, topped by a 31.6-pounder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1995 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surrounded by their three surviving children, the parents of 4-year-old Marisol Quezada continued an agonizing wait at home Wednesday as divers spent a fourth day searching Silverwood Lake in San Bernardino County for the body of their daughter, who is presumed drowned. Looking exhausted, 32-year-old Jesus Quezada recounted a terrifying boating accident that occurred on Sunday when the 14-foot aluminum boat the family rented capsized in 75 to 100 feet of water.
SPORTS
July 5, 1995
Anglers looking for a mixed bag can find it at Silverwood Lake, where striped bass, largemouth bass and catfish have all become active. Del East of Highland had one of the more productive days, landing stripers weighing 22 and 18 pounds. Steve Hunter of Crestline caught largemouth bass at five and three pounds, and Ron Purkey of Lawndale caught an 11-pound catfish.
SPORTS
September 7, 1994
Of the thousands of fish to come out of Southland reservoirs this past week, one fish stands out: a 48-pound 13-ounce striped bass pulled from Silverwood Lake. Kevin Harleman of Norco fooled the fish with an anchovy while fishing aboard his boat at about 5 p.m. last Friday. The striper, a lake record, measured 47 1/4 inches and had a 32 1/2-inch girth.
SPORTS
May 26, 1993
Silverwood Lake, renowned for big striped bass but upstaged recently by lake records at Castaic and Quail Lakes, broke loose the past week with eight stripers of 27 pounds or larger, topped by a 42-4 catch by Karl Fillip of Fontana. The bite followed a trout plant last Friday that drew the stripers close to shore.
SPORTS
October 7, 1992
At least a couple of striped bass fishermen at Silverwood Lake were not outdone by a catfish angler, who landed a 19-pound striper by accident. Willie Garrett of San Bernardino took his 19-pound striper with a catfish combination of shrimp and meal worms. Russ Seese of Rancho Cucamonga, however, topped that with a 29-pound striper that hit his surface lure. Allan Cole of Lancaster also beat the fish with a 23-pounder that struck his homemade lure.
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