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I'm going to be up at the Hungry Jack Lodge on Hungry Jack Lake this weekend. I'm wondering if anyone is familiar with the lake or how to fish it. I'm guessing the bass fishing won't be worth doing. I'd like to try and boat some nice Walleye and Northern though, particularly the Walleye. I'm from Florida, and don't have much experience with freshwater fishing at all. Any tips about this lake, or lakes like it in the area would be great. And of course, any tips on how to fish for some Walleye this weekend would also be great. Thanks a lot!


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I have personally never fished on Hungry Jack Lake, but here are a few suggestions. Look on the lake map for any rivers that are flowing into the lake. these are good places to cast twister tails, shallow running crank baits and also use slip bobber rigs tipped with leeches, minnows, or night crawlers. If that does not work fish the points of the lake by casting into the shallows with crank baits or twister tails. If the fish are out deeper then drift or troll using lindy rigs and spinners you may also be able to jig them out their with lead heads and leeches or minnows.

Darren Dosch
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Hungry Jack is one of the best smallmouth lakes I have ever fished. Just about anywhere around the shoreline is great for smallies. There is a sunken island towards the eastern end of the lake that is a great spot for smallies... just be careful it is about 2' deep over the top. Use tube jigs, or small crayfish crank baits like the rebel craw. Also a curly tail grub on a jighead works great. As far as walleye go, hungry jack is either hot or cold. Last year we only caught a couple but the year before, we slayed them. The only way we caught them is with a slip bobber and a leech. The water is too clear to troll for them because you spook them when you go over them. Concetrate on the edge of weedbeds for the walleye. There are not very many weeds in the lake but the northeastern part of the lake has a couple bays with great weedbeds. As far as pike, you're wasting your time. I have never caught any in the lake and have only heard of a couple ever being caught there. Say Hi to Jerry and Forrest for me.

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