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Lake: Jackson Lake

Jackson Lake State Park

Post By: jden93      Posted: 7/17/2019 9:12:59 PM     Points: 132    
Picture for attention :0. I am going camping for three nights this weekend at Jacksonís lake State Park at the lakeside campground. I plan on spending some time trying to hunt down a couple of walleye or a wiper or two. Looking to hook into anything really. We wonít be taking a boat, so Iíll be limited to the shore or my belly boat. Does anyone have any suggestions? Iíve never been out there so itís pretty unfamiliar to me. Fully CPR of course as well. Thanks for anything youíd be willing to share. I tried to track down the fistful thinker episode they filmed out there, but I didnít have much luck!

 Reply by: fishman1      Posted: 7/17/2019 10:42:45 PM     Points: 20263    
jden93, I saw that episode. Chad and Dan Swanson fished from the boat ramp to the inlet. All they did was cast fire tiger Flicker Shads. They caught numbers and size. They spent most of their time inside the bouys. Good luck!

 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: 7/17/2019 11:02:39 PM     Points: 27876    
Beware of the sudden crazy wind out east. If youíre out in a belly boat, it could be a long walk back.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 7/18/2019 6:07:30 AM     Points: 6381    
Bring your own shade . . . .
 Reply by: D-Zilla      Posted: 7/18/2019 6:18:24 AM     Points: 2289    
I had good luck last week trolling along that bank with a 3" swim shad, and a chrome/blue rattle trap. Worms on the bottom also work pretty well for the smaller wipers.

I agree with the wind warning, AND the shade warning (although it's supposed to cool down this weekend.)
 Reply by: Mtman      Posted: 7/18/2019 9:35:20 AM     Points: 633    
I fished there a couple days ago. Had my kayak out by the dam. Caught wipers and a drum. Most of the wipers came from a worm on the bottom. I would think you could catch them From shore, or from most areas of the lake. Also caught fish on flickershads and thinfishers. Fishing was good until about 11 when it got really hot. You may be visiting when itís cooler somay have better luck longer in the day.
 Reply by: Assassin      Posted: 7/18/2019 11:40:11 AM     Points: 1034    
When i was camping and fishing from shore, i brought some live minnows and fished them off the bottom and under a slip bobber about 4 ft down. Caught wiper, walleye, and one carp that i am pretty sure i hit in the head with the weight when i cast lol. You can catch the wiper out there on just about anything this year.. Spinners, worms, shad imitations, minnows. For walleye, you will wither need shad imitations or live minnows. Worms can work, but don't put all you eggs in that basket. Take the water clarity out there into consideration, color will be important for imitations ) fish your belly boat off the dam (if you are allowed I am not sure) or on the the north side by the rock pile. Don't stray to far from shore in case the wind picks up, you shouldn't need to anyway. All that said I haven't been there in a couple of months but not much should have changed.