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Lake Josephine

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Wow, went out on Josephine last night in Roseville. The water was pea green and weedy as heck except in the deep hole. One look around at all of the big houses, the nicely manicured lawns, and the horrible rock walls really said a lot.

To top it all, we didn't get a bite. But we did almost run into the guy who was running his 16' after twilight without running lights.

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I lived in Roseville for a year and fished Josephine half a dozen times. Its a dissappointing lake and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Last winter I did see a guy catch a 3 pound pike on a tip-up, however, but if you are after eating sized panfish, forgettaboutit. Same story for me on Valentine and Snail Lake. Man, its great to be back in the SW metro...

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8 years ago you could do shore fishing between the landing and the swimming beach, 3 years ago, you couldn't cast out because of the weeds being so thick. We used to do fairly well using spoons or slip bobbers with suckers catching northerns and bass. I really went south quick. Plus people training their dogs to retrieve didn't make for a pleasant nite of fishing.

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Went to Johanna just a few minutes from there last Thursday and got skunked. Work humps, holes, docks, weedline. Managed to snag a sunny by accident. Nice lake but kinda disappointing. Either that or I just don't know how to fish lol.

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About two years ago I hauled in a 19" walleye on Johanna on a late fall morning using wax worms. Beyond that I mostly get a lot of nibbles there.

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Never fished Josephine, but always liked Johanna. From my experience the lake is all about quanity, not quality. I've caught some big fish out of that lake but never more than a couple per outing. If your looking for numbers, look elsewhere!

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i have never caught anything decent out of josephine. its a nice little lake to get the kids out on when the ice forms up. we catch a couple of little snakes and the kids like running to flags. did talk to a guy that claimed to catch a 26" walleye out of there one year while pike fishing in front of the landing, but i have never gotten anything but small northerns and stunted pan fish.

best suggestion for bait would be small pieces of back, chest, or leg hair. the small bluegills constantly are biting at me when i am there swimming with the kids.

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i have never caught anything decent out of josephine. its a nice little lake to get the kids out on when the ice forms up. we catch a couple of little snakes and the kids like running to flags. did talk to a guy that claimed to catch a 26" walleye out of there one year while pike fishing in front of the landing, but i have never gotten anything but small northerns and stunted pan fish.

best suggestion for bait would be small pieces of back, chest, or leg hair. the small bluegills constantly are biting at me when i am there swimming with the kids.


I don't have much of back or chest hair. Would you sell yours for a decent price? Oh what kind of scents go with it!?

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GET YOUR OWN!!!! smile.gif

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I have done ok there although only been on it 2-3 times. Try Husky Jerks on the West side.

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