Newton Lake, Jasper County

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10/28/16 @ 12:06 PM
basscaster
basscaster
USER since 6/21/01

You must be aware of closed seasons on Newton. Deer hunting weekends and duck restrictions. There are two ramps. I like the cold side but when I have my big boat, I look at wind and head out real early (before wind picks up). I usually head into wind direction so I can can get the wind on my back with low batteries after a full day fishing...In the Spring I would borrow my friends two deep cycles and switch if I need to during the day but that was alot of extra weight.

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10/28/16 @ 8:57 AM
NITRO GUY
NITRO GUY
MEMBER since 4/28/05

if you have 25 hp or less you can run it wide open. If you have a motor greater than 25 hp you can only use it to load or unload your boat to/from your trailer at the ramp but not on the lake away from the ramp. The often have an eagles eye on the boaters and are quick to ticket you if you are found in violation and I hear it's not a cheap ticket either.

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10/28/16 @ 12:21 AM
FISHING REPORT
Waterfowler24/7
Waterfowler24/7
USER since 3/18/11

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waning Crescent

So this lake is really 25 horse or smaller 

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2/22/16 @ 3:58 PM
NITRO GUY
NITRO GUY
MEMBER since 4/28/05
Slayer, for the jigs 3/8 & 1/2 oz worked best for me both pitching and swim jigs. Diving cranks have been limited success for me better on shallow square billed baits. Jerkbaits did ok but small fish so far only for me on them, lipless rattle baits in 3/4 oz size were good in shad colors. Cover as much water as you can. The last two tournies in a row down there each reported one bass over 7# to win big fish. I have not fished the dam area or the discharge yet.

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2/22/16 @ 9:01 AM
Fish•Slayer
Fish•Slayer
USER since 2/12/15
Thanks for the tips Nitro, I'm sure you'll agree nothing more aggravating then fishing new waters and getting skunked. I'd be more then happy with a 4 1/2 pound average. Getting amped for this trip, I hear nothing but good stuff. I'll hopefully be posting a ton of pics. Plan of attack is med diving cranks, big swimbaits, and of course jigs.

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2/13/16 @ 11:30 AM
NITRO GUY
NITRO GUY
MEMBER since 4/28/05
fish slayer, I've been down there twice now and planning on it again the week before you. My strong advice to you is really plan on going "big" or go home if you are looking for bigger fish. I have grasped not only this but the art of quickly fishing slow. In other words only fish the productive area and fish it slow then crank in quick and get back out into the "zone" to cover as much water as you can. Last year's trip I had better than a 4-1/2# average even though I did not quite break the 6# mark while others with me had fewer fish and few of them even hit the 18" mark while I only had one under @ 17-1/2". It's work but when you figure it out you'll have fun. Good luck

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2/11/16 @ 9:20 AM
Fish•Slayer
Fish•Slayer
USER since 2/12/15
Awesome thanks for the pointers, can't wait to head down there. Was going to go sooner but that place is getting hammered by tournaments.

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2/9/16 @ 3:22 PM
fishen4bass
fishen4bass
USER since 3/12/04
For pre spawn i would go down there end of feb.and beginning of march. Don't go back in the bays it is all dead water , stay on the mane body ( COLD SIDE WHEN YOU CAN ) and fish points ,secondary points,reeds and drop offs .. i caught a lot of fish on a red crayfish rattle trap , spinner baits and jigs

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2/9/16 @ 3:09 PM
Fish•Slayer
Fish•Slayer
USER since 2/12/15
Me and a few buddies are heading to Newton second week of April. Any general baits/lures work best?

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1/15/16 @ 11:03 PM
Toulouse
Toulouse
USER since 10/18/14
I might do some bass fishing at Newton tomorrow but have never fished here before. I know it's supposed to be good but I'm just wondering about the latest as far as water temp and clarity. PM me if possible

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