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Lake: John Martin Reservoir

Quick update on Jmart

Post By: phidoux      Posted: 6/4/2020 8:35:49 AM     Points: 6348    
Lake is low but had a good day fishing. 19 hand sized gills, 8# and 3 pound carp and a 3# drum all on light tackle. Then last night a 7# wiper, 12#, 7# and a 3# catfish. Co ed 19 boat ramp at least 1/2 mile to the water. Hot and windy so far will post full update when we get home.
 Reply by: FastLayne      Posted: 6/4/2020 9:09:19 AM     Points: 4670    
Great fishing report !!
How deep are the Bluegills now?
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 6/4/2020 9:25:01 AM     Points: 62561    
looks like you had a good night Ray!

they're starting to come up. I saw some in the surface yesterday
 Reply by: phidoux      Posted: 6/4/2020 9:38:40 AM     Points: 6348    
I had my bobber set at about 2 foot and was catching them
They were sticking close to brush till the carp and bass came through but would come back a short time later.
I gotta say it's a rush when the bobber takes off and pulling drag lol.
AWB
Wish I would've known you were done here I would've tried to catch up with you.
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 6/4/2020 10:48:08 AM     Points: 670    
Keep these reports coming!! I plan to go see the father in law for the July 4th weekend and he lives about 2 minutes from Jmart. I have fished it a couple times and have loved every minute of it - very cool lake with several species that we are not use to catching. Walleye and wiper are two fish at the top of my bucket list that I REALLY want to catch. Hoping that will be my time....
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 6/4/2020 3:34:47 PM     Points: 62561    
yard dogs... contact me
 Reply by: beach2mountains      Posted: 7/5/2020 8:02:39 PM     Points: 0    
What bait were you using for the blue gill (haven't caught those since I was a kid in Ohio)? And for the catfish are yall fishing the bottom?
 Reply by: phidoux      Posted: 7/5/2020 9:03:43 PM     Points: 6348    
Beach
Was using worms for the gills and using the gills on the bottom for the cats and wipers.
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