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billy f

i have a place on little Jessie but have been laid up with broken ankle heading up this week and wondering if anyone has fishing report fr the lake.

thanks

bill

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Woollman99

Bill---the panfish and bass bite has been very good recently. Small jigs tipped with live bait or spinners with a plastic body/tail have been producing well. Walleyes have been hit or miss. Most fish I have caught or seen have been real nice. Live bait rigs with a leech has been the steady producing method. Northerns (along with some walleyes) can be picked up by trolling the lake shore weedlines with crank baits.

Best fishing for me lately (for walleyes) has been had on Bowstring. Jig with a leech (experiment with color and type) was the producing method last few weeks and the fish were caught through out the midlake structure---anywhere from 19-24'.

Hope the ankle holds up for you and good luck fishing.

Woollman

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bogwalker

Hey billy f, Welcome. The fishing is not as good as it was a few weeks ago. The old "You should have been here yesterday" bit. We are going out this evening if we don't get rained out.

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billy f

Thanks for the update. FIshing was just about the way you put it. My son and buddy caught some very nice pan fish lots of fun they out fished me and they were using gulp and i had live bait.

Good luck

Hope to see on the water.

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bogwalker

billy f, My son was fishing Little Jessie with a friend over the weekend.

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bogwalker

My son says hello to your son.

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