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Jefferson / German - Help??

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I was looking for some further information on Jefferson/German lakes. I know they have excellent bass fishing. How is the fishing for other species? Crappies? Walleye? Panfish?

Also, what is everyone's opinion on this chain of lakes? Can a boat navigate from West to Middle to East to German?

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Navigating between lakes will be difficult to impossible depending on your boat. I can get my 16ft smokercraft through if the water is high enough, but my boat is narrrow, and it rubs on the bridges on both sides. On to the fishing! east jeff and german are excellent muti species lakes. Panfishing is very good, but some sorting is required. Wallye, bass, and pike are present in good numbers, but you still need to put some time in to find them and make them bite.

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The walleye and crappie bite this year has been pretty slow if any. The sunfish are going strong with most fish in less then three feet of water. The crappie bite should be getting better soon as the fish move out deeper. Look for them on german out in front of the point on the island. They will be anywhere from the top of the bar out into about 30' of water suspended. The summer the sunfish can be found on top of the bar that comes out from the island and the hump in the north east corner of german.

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