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Lake: Jerry Creek Reservoirs
Fish: Largemouth Bass

What the upper lake at Jerry Creek holds

Post By: Swampy13      Posted: 2/12/2017 12:56:48 PM     Points: 598    
Obviously these are not recent pictures, but are representative of what you can expect to catch on the upper lake fishing from a float tube. Most of the bass I catch I use a double tail but I have also caught some using a spinner bait. There are also some big blue gill in the upper lake. For those I use a fly rod, floating line with a black bead head woolly bugger. Probably a few months away from catching these. Since they are ice free I may make a trip up and try for some of those browns.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 2/12/2017 2:00:27 PM     Points: 50311    
very cool and welcome to the forum
 Reply by: Pathway      Posted: 2/12/2017 2:19:10 PM     Points: 531    
Cutthroats available as well. C&R only on all fish.
 Reply by: ADub TT      Posted: 2/12/2017 8:55:36 PM     Points: 387    
Swampy is that you??!! Miss your stuff man. You and Jerry Allen still kickin it?
 Reply by: Swampy13      Posted: 2/13/2017 3:09:58 PM     Points: 598    
TT, yup 'tis me. Been off the air for a few years. Thought I'd give it another chance.

A sample of what the gills used to look like in the lower lake and what they look like in the upper. Pushing 12".
 Reply by: Digginjiggin      Posted: 2/13/2017 5:42:14 PM     Points: 289    
Great to have you back, Swampy! Looking at those pics I realized I haven't even fished there the last two years. That's gotta change for this year. Hoping their thinning project will keep those Gills bull size.
 Reply by: Inlandsharpie777      Posted: 2/14/2017 10:10:17 AM     Points: 255    
My dad and I go a few times every year! He stuck one that weighed in at 6 lbs, and I think I've hooked the state record a few times. Also, if I"m not mistaken, they are allowing the taking of bluegill currently due to overpopulation problems. Wonderful place, glad to see someone enjoying it!!
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 3/6/2017 4:26:55 PM     Points: 197    
Nice fish Swampy!!! The upper lake is tougher but has big fish.I've walked all the way around it.I caught a 22" 4.4lb trophy brown out of the upper lake in Nov.2015(I have a pic but didn't want to post it) as well as a trophy 22" Cutthroat(2nd pic) out of the lower lake.My friend landed a trophy 23" 5lb(first pic)Cutthroat last year.All fish were released and swam away on their power.The trout are rare catches but I haven't seen one under 3lbs.