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Lake Arbutus, Jackson County

Lake Arbutus, Jackson County
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8/9/20 @ 7:39 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous
Windy_point_phil
User since 9/16/19

Fished Arbutus again this weekend.  Managed a meal of crappies on Saturday, mainly on Gulp nuggets.  Sunday morning, after the storm rolled through, fishing was pretty slow. Although my father-in-law caught what might be a world record for the smallest walleye caught on a jig-n-crawler:) 

Water temp was around 73 degrees almost everywhere we fished. 

7/18/20 @ 8:53 AM
BoboJay
BoboJay
User since 1/24/15

Does anyone have a morning water temp? Thanks...

6/7/20 @ 11:18 PM
TankMG79
TankMG79
User since 12/25/13

Not much activity lately... anybody doing any good? 

5/3/20 @ 5:21 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (80%)
Waxing Gibbous
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F
AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F
Windy_point_phil
User since 9/16/19

Weather was awesome, however from a fishing perspective it was the worst opener on Arbutus in recent memory.  I was out with my son most of Saturday and Sunday morning.  We managed a total of 7 fish between us.  A perch, a smallmouth, 2 Walleye, and a few crappies - none big enough to keep.

2/23/20 @ 2:01 AM
DBR outfitters
User since 3/31/11

Was out Tues. 6-10" of snow on ice, Hiding the rough ice. Truck travel was OK, but rough. Caught a few good crappies.

2/22/20 @ 11:04 AM
Capeguy
User since 2/22/20

Thinking about trying it out Sunday. How’s the snow cover. Fished it a couple weeks ago with little luck has it picked up any. 

1/22/20 @ 9:03 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (5%)
Waning Crescent
ICE DEPTH
13 inches
lrott2003
lrott2003
User since 1/30/13

Fished yesterday 1/21 and was set up by about 9:30 am.  I would say about 13-14 inches of ice on the lake.  There are areas that have up to 7 inches of snow but for the most part if you stay away from the drifts I would guess more like 5 inches... but there is more snow scheduled for the next couple of days.

We used my friends ranger and it was able to get around but he thought another 2 inches or so and it would be tough.  I heard there were trucks on the ice last weekend and I saw two of them on the lake yesterday but it was a ghost town out there.  This weekend there is a walleye tourney and I am sure it will be busy.  Tourney is for the local fire department so a great cause and they do a really good job of making it fair and there is good prize money along with great raffle at the end.  You can get tickets at the Hatfield Sports Shop by the Deerview Tavern up until the tournament starts.

I did not have a flag pop all day and tried three spots all different depths.  Hopefully this weekend is better.  Need full size 4WD truck to get around good I think.  

I am not aware of a night bite on this lake as the water is stained as all get out and with the snow cover I am sure it is a dark dark place down on bottom of lake... 

1/16/20 @ 3:43 PM
walliesandsmallies
User since 1/6/14

Is there a night bite on this lake at all?

1/15/20 @ 10:07 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (70%)
Waning Gibbous
ICE DEPTH
11 inches
Hookandbook
User since 5/21/10

I fished this lake for the first time 1/10 and 1/11. At least a solid 8-11 inches of ice. I felt very comfortable with my Atv. Numerous other guys had bigger side by sides out.  Fished by an island south of the north launch. Shiners were the ticket with small treble hooks and floro on the tip ups. Ended up with a nice 34” inch pike. CPR. A FEW keeper eyes were kept 15-16 inches. Pan fish were far and few in between. We fished between 4 fow with flags and jigged at 16 fow. Overall slow fishing days. Don’t bother bringing your camera it’s a very dark colored lake. I hope this helps because I went out there blind. A few fish are better than no fish. 

1/15/20 @ 7:10 PM
LukeJ22
User since 1/15/20

Thinking of making a road trip up here from SE MN maybe next weekend. Wanting to explore some new water for some new opportunities. I was wondering if walleyes are worth targeting in this lake? Any recommendations in terms of water depth and bait are greatly appreciated.

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