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Lake: Jefferson Lake

Does anyone fish here?

Post By: twharms      Posted: 4/8/2007 8:09:55 AM     Points: 166    
So, I was just wondering i anyone ever fishes here. My dad and my brother and myself usually head up there once a year for a day of fishing, but usually we only catch a few small trout. Does anyone know if there is anything else up there worth fishing for? Are boats allowed?

It's a beautiful drive and a fantastic view when you're up there fishing. I'd like to go more than just once a year, but not if there's just stocker trout in there.
 Reply by: PoPoJiJo      Posted: 4/8/2007 8:57:19 AM     Points: 86
not me sorry...I know that this isn't the most helpful post but personally I'd rather see this then a post with a ton of views and no replys
 Reply by: brookieflyfisher      Posted: 4/8/2007 10:10:31 AM     Points: 6191
I've been only once, and I didn't catch anything. Then again I was probably around 9 years old. A guy there had a nice stringer of rainbows. I've heard of some great laker fishing up there, and the lake also has a good population of brookies. I believe it is still iced over, but ice-out should bring some fantastic laker fishing.

I don't know if boats are allowed, but the lake drops off quickly, so a boat might not be necessary.
 Reply by: DanDAN      Posted: 4/8/2007 10:51:13 AM     Points: 15
(I don't know if boats are allowed, but the lake drops off quickly, so a boat might not be necessary.) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Boats are allowed, at wakeless speeds only. I've only ice fished it and it is still iced in with 3' of ice. Lots of stocker Bows, lots of 16"-19" Lakers and the occasional BIG Laker.
 Reply by: xman      Posted: 4/8/2007 6:45:12 PM     Points: 155
Jefferson lake is where I go when I have kids with me, since a worm and bobber rig never fails to catch as many stocker rainbows as you care to deal with. Lake Trout bite often on sucker meat in the spring and fall, including some big ones. Best times for me are LATE morning and LATE afternoon.

Boats are allowed, but this is a strictly shore fishing lake for me. Often crowded on weekends after Memorial Day, and well patrolled so make sure you have your license on you. The hike around the lake shore can be treacherous if the water level is high (I fell in last summer) but a trail circles the lake if you want to hike to the inlet.

If you want a child to catch a fish and eat it for dinner, this is the spot.
 Reply by: twharms      Posted: 4/9/2007 6:09:36 AM     Points: 166
Thanks for the replies guys. I didn't realize that this was a pretty popular lake since it's a few hours drive and most people won't drive that far unless they're gonna go somewhere for tiger muskie and other big fish.

Again, thank you for the replies, and the condition update too. Maybe I'll wait another month or so before i head up there.
 Reply by: want2fish      Posted: 4/21/2007 8:28:30 AM     Points: 7
The first parking lot where there is measuring stick going into the water is a great place to fish. All you need is a worm, hook and sinker. If you park in the second parking lot, do not fish in that cove. walk out towards the open lake. I usually take my kids on a ten minute walk to where we are by our selves do pretty good.
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