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Name: Kfisherman Date: June 04, 2009 Rating:
 
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First time fishing Winchester. I mainly explored the lake since it was my first time there. Located a bunch of blue gills in a little cove of cat tails. Had fun catching 20+ of those little guys. They were way to small to keep but great for having a little fun. Also saw a quite a few LG bass swiming around or on nest. Caught four 3-4lb bass, all were picky about the lures/bait. Each one was caught on a different lure. Over all it was a good outing. Will return to this lake during the summer.

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Name: Kenster Date: July 22, 2007 Rating:
 
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Well now that the weekend is over and I have recovered from riding dirt-bikes for two days in the desert. I am finally caught up enough to give a report. The sign said Winchester "Lake" and I'm sure its also called the Wasteway. I have driven past dozens and dozens of times. This time no boat, but did have my fishing gear, YES!! I always can find time for a quick cast, it was quick... only stopped for 45min. Found a spot where the irrigation water flowed into the reservoir and it was loaded with bass (1 trout too?)! Tossed a red spinner in and 15 bass came out from every shaded spot but didn't strike, the water was crystal clear I could see everything. After a few more casts without a catch I changed Junior up to a roboworm on a jig head... there comes a couple of bass. I threw out a green tube and got the big fish of the 45min. trip. We managed 10 bass biggest shown. And here's a picture of Junior since I didn't get one of his fish!
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Name: John Kruse Date: February 13, 2002 Rating:
 
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My wife and son accompanied me on an outing to the north end of Winchester Lake. Friends have been telling me that schools of perch have been in the canal/wasteway just north of the lake, on either side of the Road 5 bridge. The fish apparently migrate up there this time of year to spawn.

We found the fishing slow to begin with, but eventually located a school and soon landed 12 perch between us. The cool weather made for a short family outing, though I have no doubt a more patient, and warmly dressed, fishermen could have landed many more in the spot we finished our day at.

The perch averaged 6 to 9 inches in length. They bit well on worms (on jigs, under bobbers, or still fished). I would imagine that this fun fishery could end if people get too greedy. I'm hopeful that most of the fishermen there will take what they need and turn the rest loose.
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