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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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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
March 13, 1991
Largemouth bass might be coming into season, but larger striped bass are in season at Silverwood Lake in San Bernardino County. Consider the catches of Lancaster's Allan Cole: a 33-pound striper last Tuesday and 26, 24 1/4, and 22-pounders in the last two weeks. Cole's son Eric had two 21-pounders, and Eric's friend Mike Ahrets took a 30 1/2-pounder on his first time trying for the fish.
TRAVEL
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
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
July 24, 1991
There are bass and then there are bass--and both are biting in the channel at Silverwood Lake. Stripers and largemouth are on the feed at the San Bernardino County reservoir, according to spokesman Craig Soverns, whose brother, Brian, weighed in his first-ever largemouth at 5 1/4 pounds. Del East took big-fish honors with a 22-pound striper.
SPORTS
October 9, 1987
If bigger is better, and it usually is when fishing is concerned, then Silverwood Lake in southwest San Bernardino County seems to be a good place to fish for both striped bass and catfish. Several of the stripers and catfish caught this week were well over the 10-pound mark. Tom Moore of Rialto caught the biggest, a 29-pound striper on an anchovy, and Bob Bolls of Agua Dulce caught another weighing 20 pounds west of the dam.
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
July 19, 1989 | PETE THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
If you visit Silverwood Lake, nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains near Highway 138, chances are you will run into Greg Silks. The 28-year-old from Altadena can be found fishing the shores of the reservoir, highest in the California Aqueduct system, at dawn or dusk, midday or midnight. Campers might get a glimpse of him climbing down from the highway to fish the early hours of the night. "The bite's been turning on at 8 p.m. and lasting till about 10," Silks told one recent visitor.
TRAVEL
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.
NEWS
March 30, 2004
Freshwater Largemouth bass: The fish are shallow at most lakes. Perris, Poway, Diamond Valley, Castaic, Casitas, San Vicente, Isabella and Success are good choices. Crawdads, plastics and swimbaits work. Not all bass are spawning, but more will soon. Try deep water drop-offs too. Diamond Valley, Al Bennett, Yucaipa, caught a 12-12 on a jerk bait and Kurt Hodges, Hemet, landed five bass totaling 31-4, including a 12-0. At Casitas, Art Alanzo, Santa Paula, caught a 14-0 on a Gitzit.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
Stymied by high winds, investigators Wednesday were forced to suspend their lengthy search for a man believed to have drowned in Silverwood Lake, high in the San Bernardino Mountains. Dan Gilman, 21, of Phelan is believed to have drowned June 28 while crossing the lake on a Jet Ski. Gilman was carrying several beach chairs when the watercraft apparently broke down. The beach chairs were clipped to his life jacket and may have contributed to the accident.
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.
SPORTS
February 14, 1996
For Steve Conrad, one of the benefits of working at the Silverwood Lake marina is being able to get in some fishing from time to time. He picked the right time Friday, casting an anchovy in the Cleghorn Canyon area and hooking into a striped bass that tipped the lake scale at 30 1/2 pounds. Conrad theorized that an approaching weather front may have been responsible for the increased striper activity last weekend, but he wasn't sure. "All I know is that it just kind of went off," he said.
SPORTS
November 20, 1991 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some of the fishermen at Silverwood Lake aren't speaking to each other. One suggests that another is illegally using live trout for bait. The former is suspected by the latter of fibbing about his catches--jealous, because the latter caught a whopper that day. A tackle store in Palmdale won't do business with the first angler anymore, but a tackle store in Newhall says: "He's a real nice guy."
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.
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