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Lake: Jackson Lake
Fish: Walleye

Fall Feeding Frenzy

Post By: algae man      Posted: 10/20/2017 11:20:20 PM     Points: 198    
Used blade baits, soft plastic jigs, and vertical jigging of slabs - could ony muster 3 bites. Spoke to another boat angler and he also came up empty except for some carp (which are very abundant.) Water clarity very poor due to an abundance of algae. Did see about 25 turkeys roaming the campground.
 Reply by: Killerfihser      Posted: 10/21/2017 12:12:57 PM     Points: 1440    
I was there Saturday, caught nothing but carp. Loaded the boat and headed home. That mud puddle is off my checklist.
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 10/21/2017 2:33:45 PM     Points: 689    
That lake has been a tuff nut to crack this year. I was out there a few weeks ago. It took me all day to find them. I got a few but a storm quickly pushed me off the lake. I am planning on going out there tomorrow if this wind let's up.
 Reply by: Killerfihser      Posted: 10/21/2017 6:27:31 PM     Points: 1440    
Didn't want to throw in the white flag so brave the wind to find a couple for dinner.
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 10/21/2017 11:29:46 PM     Points: 689    
I bet that was a fun outing. That wind was wild to day. We're u jigging? I should be out there 2morrow.
 Reply by: Killerfihser      Posted: 10/22/2017 1:31:08 PM     Points: 1440    
Just jiggin, trolling only provided carp at the end of the line. Spot fish on sonar then jig away.
 Reply by: D-Zilla      Posted: 10/22/2017 4:52:33 PM     Points: 1739    
It has been a very tough lake this year. I've had better luck on giant swim shad dragged slow along the bottom there. (I've had them work both from the bank and from my kayak) Usually for me that is a bait lake, this year it's been Wild Eye swim shad.....bait hasn't done as well. Of course last time I was out there was end of August I think.

I have noticed that lake tends to go through phases though, what works one week will shut off in favor of something else for a while. Also, the changing weather seems to be putting the fish on different schedules.
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 10/23/2017 9:46:44 AM     Points: 689    
Well I ended up making out yesterday. Beautiful day for the last boat trip of the year. Slow trolling and jigging produced a few eyes and wipers. Differently was a tuff bite. Only one keeper eye but I'll take it. Come on ice.
 Reply by: Killerfihser      Posted: 10/23/2017 10:33:50 AM     Points: 1440    
I was there yesterday as well, it was tuff fishing and the wind from Saturday might have shut down the bite. Most of the fish I got from the prior day was jiggin along the river channel leading towards the outlet. That lake is so shallow that the fish are looking for some kind of cover ambushing shad. North end of the dam was producing some fish as well. I haven't given up on this lake yet, will figure it out some how. Good luck and tight lines.