Lake George, Columbia County

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1/1/15 @ 4:54 PM
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catchandrelax
catchandrelax
USER since 1/1/15

MOON PHASE (88%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
3 inches

AIR TEMP
21° - 25° F
Went fishing there today arrived about 1230 till 330 first time out this winter was a little surprised the ice was only 3-4 inches at the max..first time my wife and boys have gone in awhile and we're a little on edge of all the ice noise and cracking but had fun anyway nice and relaxing and quiet. .Although drilling a dozen holes without any hits..only put out 1 tipup without anything..hoping with a couple more days of cold weather things will be a little thicker and maybe with some snow one would be able to stand up a little easier and my shanty won't take off across the ice on its own Big Smile there was about three other groups of people out there they weren't having much luck either.good luck if you go there.i look forward to trying again.

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12/5/14 @ 12:46 PM
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fishfinder101
fishfinder101
USER since 1/1/10

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous
Havent been out there this year yet, but in the past we have had some good luck with crappies the first half hour of light and last half hour. Gills were more common throughout the day and also a lot of tiny perch the last few times. Its a fun little spot to fish once in while, but because its a small spot we tend to only fish it a couple times a year when we want to get away from the crowded other lakes. One year a guy actually caught a 28in walleye out of there i heard. more than like someone probably put that fish in the lake I'm guessing. good luck!

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12/5/14 @ 12:26 PM
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KATfishing
KATfishing
USER since 2/9/12

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous
I should have posted last week since I asked the question about ice depth myself. Last Saturday and Sunday I fished George and there was 5-6 inches then, even in the center on 18 feet of water. Caught some gills and crappies both days, but the bites were light. I marked plenty of fish on the Vex, but more lookers than takers. I was fishing with white spikes and an orange jig. My dad fished another lake with waxies and limited out on gills. Thinking waxies would be worth a try on George. It's always peaceful out there. I like fishing some smaller lakes where you don't have to truck a mile to get to a spot. Good luck!

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12/5/14 @ 12:20 PM
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Walleye Wizard
Walleye  Wizard
USER since 6/23/01

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous
Somebody fishing last night when I went to check ice on Swan.

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12/5/14 @ 8:55 AM
kolkovich34
kolkovich34
USER since 1/16/13
i'm about to head out there in a few with a spud to check the depths, i'll check off of P landing and from the west shoreline as well. I will keep you guys posted.

Update. Went about 100yds from P shore and had about 6inches of solid ice. It's good to go. Saw a blue 2 man clash ack setup from the west side and holes all over

Edited on 12/5/14 9:32 AM
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11/27/14 @ 12:36 PM
KATfishing
KATfishing
USER since 2/9/12
Stopped by Lake George yesterday. Looks like good ice. Wondering if anyone has been out to test it since those couple of warm days / rain early in the week. I was alone and not prepared to step more than 10 feet out. Wish I had brought a buddy, a spud bar and some rope. Anxious to get out, but only if it's safe.

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11/16/14 @ 5:27 PM
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River BasSmaster
River BasSmaster
USER since 5/22/13

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
21° - 25° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
2inches near shore few more days n I'll be out in middle. Panfish r biting

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4/20/14 @ 12:36 PM
Banks
Banks
USER since 6/5/06
Has anyone been out to Lake George this spring? How has the Perch population been over the last few years. I don't recall the last time I fished this lake.

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1/21/14 @ 3:35 PM
Rusty Duck
Rusty Duck
USER since 12/5/13
I've caught a few of those in George as well. That's what I assumed. They were both that same size.

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1/20/14 @ 8:17 PM
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BUCKMASTER72
BUCKMASTER72
USER since 5/11/07

CONDITIONS
Snowing

ICE DEPTH
15 inches

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F
Fishing was slow me and my 2 boys managed a couple gills and 9 flags in 2hrs this afternoon. Caught 5 bass largest 16in all released. Also caught wat I think is a grass pickerel.

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1/5/14 @ 8:33 AM
earlyretirement
earlyretirement
USER since 3/2/13
gill fever, I would say yes the black spots are on the uptick. On average I would say only one in 10 fish is bad with black spots, and you might see a couple on a fillet here and there. I would also say you find the white worms in about 1 in 10 but not many worms in a fish. do a computer search on black spots if you want the specifics. Yes it won't hurt you, but I prefer not to eat them. crappies are always clean (same as everywhere)

nice catch

I only ever get skunked on this horrible lake Wink

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1/4/14 @ 6:58 PM
KATfishing
KATfishing
USER since 2/9/12
That's a fantastic catch - congrats! I was out there earlier this morning and the bite was NOT on. I moved around several times and only caught a small perch. Last Saturday, I kept 12 large gills. To answer your question, the spots are harmless. You find this in many lakes, but once the fish are fried, it's no big deal. It's a small parasite (grub), but don't let that scare you off. It's way more common that you might think.

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1/4/14 @ 6:58 PM
trying_to_catch_more
trying_to_catch_more
USER since 3/24/13
Just wondering if this lake is the one with pride of America campground on it? Used to camp there years ago

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1/4/14 @ 6:50 PM
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Gill Fever
Gill Fever
USER since 1/5/13

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
10 inches
A good day to be on George. My daughter and I caught about 40 and kept these. Has anyone else noticed the spots on the fillets? It seems to be affecting more and more fish in George. Are these safe to eat?

Edited on 1/4/14 6:51 PM
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12/18/13 @ 8:56 PM
earlyretirement
earlyretirement
USER since 3/2/13
fishing is horrible here. don't waste your time. Must be just bored locals with no better place to go. if you want to catch fish, go to fox lake with the other 3,000 people Lips Sealed Lips Sealed

on a serious note:i am amazed at the number of people who waste their time with tip ups out here. And I will say that after a few power augers start going crazy or first ice is over this lake can get very tough to fish.

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