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Lake: Jackson Lake

Gonna bang the banks....

Post By: D-Zilla      Posted: 5/12/2017 7:23:34 PM     Points: 1712    
It's that magical time of the year, waters up a few degrees and the carp should be ready to play.

Time to Carpe Carpy! Going out tomorrow with some heavy equipment to play with the golden submarines. I might manage a few other species too, you just never know there. I could use a good walk though, so Jackson and I have a date with a cold soda and a comfy chair involved. Weather looks favorable, and the W looks to be down in the "cooling breeze" range. We'll see how shes fishing this year!!
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 5/12/2017 9:29:52 PM     Points: 16445    
Good luck D! Try wonder bread with the crust removed balled up on the hook.
 Reply by: D-Zilla      Posted: 5/13/2017 1:46:05 PM     Points: 1712    
Only carp today was foul hooked....sadly. Got it right behind the dorsal fin with a big swim bait.

Wipers are biting good though.



WAIT.

Before you go rushing out there, they're about 9 inches too short to keep! Worm on the bottom, couldn't sit for more than 5 minutes without a bite. Went through a full dozen in about 3 hours. Only landed 4 though. All undersized. (nothing bigger than about 6 inches!)

Still a lovely morning at the lake. I'd still be there if I hadn't run out of worms. Oh well, beats the heck out of NOT fishing at all!
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 5/13/2017 10:43:25 PM     Points: 244    
Sounds like you had a good day. Nice to here they put some more wipers in there. I had a buddy show me a pic of some nice eyes that came out of Jackson. I need to get my butt out there sometime soon.
 Reply by: lordik1      Posted: 5/26/2017 9:30:33 AM     Points: 2    
Hey everyone, hope all is well!! Gonna hit jackson on the boat Sunday. Just wondering where the walleye and wiper could be found on the lake? And what to use?
 Reply by: D-Zilla      Posted: 5/26/2017 11:47:46 PM     Points: 1712    
Headed out in the morning with my son. Should be a pretty nice time. Hopefully the fish will cooperate. The crazy weather lately has got me a little worried, but that lake always tries to make me happy.
 Reply by: lordik1      Posted: 5/27/2017 2:22:02 PM     Points: 2    
Goodluck!! Let us know how you do.
 Reply by: D-Zilla      Posted: 5/27/2017 3:58:24 PM     Points: 1712    
Guy beside us was pulling good sized drum and keeper wipers on Crayfish tails. We got a small wiper and a decent drum on worms. Pretty slow catching though, considering the numbers of bites we were getting. Cool, wet and windy. Water still tea green but sitting at 61 degrees at the bank. Fish were biting, but persistence and patience was key. You tried to set it quick and you'd miss them, you had to let them take it. My son got both ours, I blanked missed a good one though, he about took the rod and I still couldn't get the hook set.

Could have been warmer and drier, but still beat working today!
 Reply by: lordik1      Posted: 5/27/2017 4:56:49 PM     Points: 2    
Glad you had fun what part of the lake where you fishing?
 Reply by: D-Zilla      Posted: 5/27/2017 8:49:14 PM     Points: 1712    
North shore area. Real shallow water there. Probably why it's holding above 60 still with the rain/snow the last 2 weeks.
 Reply by: lordik1      Posted: 5/29/2017 11:45:37 AM     Points: 2    
Had a decent day me and my buddy caught 2 eyes. The weather got super nasty after 7pm.

Eyes caught off small gigs