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Lake: Jerry Creek Reservoirs

Jerry Creek

Post By: Wishful Fisher      Posted: 11/22/2015 12:06:30 PM     Points: 290    
Anybody know much about Jerry Creek Res by Colbran? Haven't seen a ton about it and want to try it. How is the ice fishing too? Thanks
 Reply by: PerchJerker      Posted: 11/22/2015 1:48:54 PM     Points: 1319    
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.
 Reply by: Wishful Fisher      Posted: 11/22/2015 1:56:36 PM     Points: 290    
Thank you! Rats, no ice fishing. How big do the blue gills get? Good sized or are they tiny?
 Reply by: Pathway      Posted: 11/22/2015 3:48:14 PM     Points: 531    
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!

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