The Jerry Creek area consists of two reservoirs. The smaller of the two is noted for its good bluegill population, producing a number of MA sized fish. Bass are also present in the smaller of the reservoirs, but the larger water is more noted for its largemouths. Flies and lures only catch & release only NO ice fishing permitted. No boats no wading but float tubes with chest waders permitted. Short uphill, very uphill, hike to the lakes. Various minnow imitations and nymphs will produce fish, especially if fished deep.
Unfortunately, the bluegill population has had a couple of die offs and most of the large fish are gone, but there are a large number of smaller gills available. They will probably open it again next year to a three day limited take for bluegill. There are very nice LMB in both lakes. The upper lake also has cutthroat and some very nice browns. They stay open most of the year as they have a very southern exposure. Let me know when you're going and I'll run up there with you.
Reply by: Inlandsharpie777 Posted: 11/23/2015 1:33:16 AM Points: 255
Yeah, well worth the trip out there, my dad and I go at least a few times every year. The bluegill lake is really just packed with little dinks now like everyone said, but a clouser fished down a few feet will catch you tons of bass. The upper lake has a love hate relationship with me, but my dad stuck a 6 pounder last june, so there are some absolute HOGS in there! Best of luck, post some pictures!