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brownfish48

going to jessie lake for first time in late july wondering about the smallmouth fishing know its a walleye lake but like fishing smallies info would be helpful but don't give up any secrets

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Jason Boser

I dont believe Jessie has a good smallie pop or if it even has any
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weekendjunkie

the smallies are there not in anykind of numbers, the ones that i have caught have been real beauties 4-5lbr's couldnt give any spots on where to find them in the summer, mostly the one's i have caught have been before the first of june while walleye fishing.

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brownfish48

thanks Jason and weekend junkie four and five pounders have got me thinking

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Duffman

Been fishing Jessie for over 17 yrs, never caught a smallie, I've never even seen one cruising in the shallows. There are a few around from what I've heard. There is also a few largemouth around, but don't expect to catch large numbers of bass, but the one or two you catch should be decent sized. Jessie really is more of a 'eye/pike/perch lake than your typical sunfish/bass lake. Hope that helps.

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brownfish48

thanks duffman walleye pike and perch are fine with me catching a bass or two would be a bonus!

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Brown,

I've had good success on big Smallies with a #2 RED hook and a 4-5" Sucker on a Lindy no-snag slip sinker (Lindy) rig in about 20-25ft.

Leader length is usually 3-4ft.

Key here is to tail-hook the chub so that it struggles against the back-troll.

I go real slow so I don't drown the minnow and watch your electronics for the big line grin.gif

This depth is pretty typical for mid-summer Smallies and you have a great chance at a Walleye too.

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brownfish48

thanks chells I'll give it a try

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