Fished last weekend and had a lot of fun on the Jersey as always. Had better luck later afternoons for smallies. Bucktails Bucktails Bucktails
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Nice report. I will miss this lake. Duck Point is closing so for the first time in around 30 years I will have to find a new lake to fish every June.
76° - 80° F
81° - 88° F
Had an incredible weekend. I found the perch, even if they are a bit smaller than I thought they'd be. We have a beach at the cabin and there were so many of them I could catch them right by my feet in the water. I caught a few smallmouth while fishing for the perch. It seems like the big perch hang right outside the current in about 4 FOW during the day. Someone in my group was up by the dam and caught a little Muskie using a #4 mepps spinner. I threw a big chartreuse spinner all weekend with no luck.
Memorial day weekend I meant to post but never did, I caught a ton of northern and smallmouth in the little bays and shallow areas around the cabin. I was in a canoe and since I'm a big guy I'm sure it looked ridiculous. Ended up with a lot of nice northern though, and a destroyed mepps lure. A giant northern wrapped me around a branch underwater. I could see him there but I couldn't grab him. He bent my mepps spinner around a branch so bad it was almost a circle. I'm slowly figuring out how to fish this lake that's for sure. Tight lines
61° - 65° F
Got back from a week fishing this lake. The weather was all over the place. 80+ degrees when we go there on Saturday and by the end of the week we had had some days in the 50s with morning lows in the 30s. The water temperature was 73 when we got there and was 63 when we left. Crazy weather. We did still catch some fish. We had a few really nice smallmouth, lots of northerns and a few small muskies. Primarily say action on spinner baits and mepps bucktails.
When i was up Saturday the water was 41 and by Sunday morning at 9:30 AM it was 46 in the same location as Saturday.
Pending weather it should be getting warm a rapid rate. I will be up for memorial day weekend so i will try to remember to get a post on here that weekend as well. Feel free to message me as a reminder.
Glad you had some success. Interested to see how the water warms. I am up for a week starting 6/8 and am getting nervous things will be behind because of the cold water. I am really hoping the muskies spawn ASAP so they can recover by the time I get up there.
40° - 45° F
61° - 65° F
Fished the opening weekend and had some good success on walleyes. None of the females had eggs and most of the males were hardly milking.
Love this body of water i have been fishing it for 20 years and it never disappoints. Looking to chase around some perch this month,i have heard from others the numbers seem to be lower and the size isnt as big as normal. Gotta be in the right place at the right time i guess! Good luck everyone.
I'm glad to see other people using this forum for the lake. It can definitely be a hard lake to fish if you don't know where to go or what to use.
Definitely planning on heading up to try my luck Memorial Day weekend. I'll be on the lookout for those small mouth, northern, and walleye (all catch and release for me).
Also, if I do happen to catch some bullheads they're going right on the skillet. I might be the only person who actually enjoys eating bullhead, and they are FAT on the flowage. Good luck to everyone, tight lines.
thanks i did hear that but wasn't sure, we fished it years ago and caught nice perch up at the dam ! lots of walleye too, but i did see people keeping walleyes and that I'm sure helped to close that section of the river in spring i am going to try to get there by the opener hope the perch are still in there