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Lake: Harper Lake

Latest Condition on Harper

Post By: Ziriux      Posted: 2/14/2016 10:43:15 AM     Points: 0    
I have been going there all week and working out as I do at least 3 times a week there. Nice lake to jog around with all the beauty surrounding it.

About half the lake is iced off. With the wind and the heat it is melting and breaking it apart moving the ice around opening the lake up. I believe by Wednesday it will not have any ice on it, latest Friday.

I talked to a few anglers there, few claimed they get bites from sunfish, which I have a hard time believing. As far as trout goes, no bites on salmon eggs or power bait, haven't spoken to anyone that has used worms. The lake is very active with weeds which makes it annoying to have a clean cast.

I don't know how to submit reports for lakes or I would.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 2/14/2016 10:48:49 AM     Points: 5334    
Here is how to file a report . . .see the green box just below the FishExplorer.com in the upper left hand corner that says "update Lake/River?
Click on that . . .scroll down to the place you want to update . . .click on that and away you go.
Help you?
Great!
 Reply by: Ziriux      Posted: 2/14/2016 11:05:55 AM     Points: 0    
I love the smart arse community of Fish Explorer. I guess same can be said for me asking such a dumb question. :p

Thanks HP, report submitted!
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: 2/14/2016 12:54:54 PM     Points: 53607    
If you want to catch trout try a small spinner like a panther Martin, rooster tail or blue fox (my favorite) and use a medium to medium slow retrieve. Small jerkbaits or spoons will work also, even a small fly and a bubble.
 Reply by: Ziriux      Posted: 2/14/2016 7:54:49 PM     Points: 0    
Thanks for the tips Kev. I don't fly fish and never intend to. I've met only one cool fly fisherman out of 20 or so and it turns me away from me. But what I went shopping for today was a few clear bubbles and some flies I guess a rookies way of fly fishing. :p

Does it work as successful as fly fishing?
 Reply by: Ziriux      Posted: 2/14/2016 8:01:11 PM     Points: 0    
Unfortunately this time a year on a half frozen lake fishing off shore no matter with what won't work till early to mid March especially a metro area lake at least for trout. I don't know how worms will do.