Any help would be appricated 04-06-2013, 09:16 AM #2. crappie_dan. Colt Bass Fishing is a Fishing Guide Service fishing on Lake Hickory NC, fishing on Lake Norman NC, fishing on Lake Rhodhiss NC, and fishing on Lake James NC. Yep, it was sure green, and it was surely a giant. Walleye average between 14 and 18 inches and typically weigh between .75 to 1.5 lbs. It is home to incredible fishing, boating and camping. Copyright © document.write(new Date().getFullYear()) Friends of Lake James State Park, Inc. They have adapted by developing large light-sensitive eyes, positioned to better see up than down. They can be found near the surface in the cooler months of the year, but move to deeper water in the summer to find the cooler water. “I didn’t think they got that big down south.”. Lake James Property Owners Association, Inc. | All Rights Reserved | P.O. Any help would be appricated 04-06-2013, 09:16 AM #2. crappie_dan. “It felt like a largemouth hitting. This body of water covers just over 6,000 acres of surface area and has a surface elevation of 1,200 feet. Caught 5 very nice walleye on saturday and lost three at the boat. It immediately shook its head and came right up. “I told the guy who was fishing with me, Tom Wilburn, ‘Get the net. Walleye are toothy critters, using their teeth to secure prey items such as fish. Largemouth Bass fishing on Lake James is good also. Crappie: Most areas of North Carolina waters the minimum size is at least 8 inches, however there are other lakes and reservoirs that have different stipulations which can be found here. You can find the game fish chart here. The walleye came from Minnesota and averaged 5 inches in length. Have fished James several times in last week. This takes place around late February as the water temperature reaches 42 degrees. also pulling crankbaits deep. I have been thinking about giving it a shot an thought they should be in there spawning pattern. It may be February and the lake may be cool, but the walleye can be caught this time of year. When walleye reach maturity, they will return to spawn at the mouth of a creek or river where they were born. A healthy and diverse fish population is an … Species Regulations If you have any information, techniques, tips, or fishing reports you would like to submit, please contact us or leave your report in the comments below. It’s a giant. They often have 5 – 12 dark saddles, similar to dark tiger stripes. Attention Lake James Waterfront Property Owners!! As adults, they use their large eyes to actively hunt fish such as shad, bass, perch, sunfish and trout if available. Walleye like cool water, so unlike largemouth bass, they prefer water below 77 degrees. He thought it was one of the fish he was targeting, a largemouth bass. So, what type of fish are in this lake? https://www.facebook.com/Mimosaboatlanding/. It was his first walleye. Walleye fishing on Lake James is good all summer long, Muskie fishing is good in the spring and fall. This site was created to help the Lake James Property Association of Lake James, Michigan communicate with its co-owners and members in a more effective medium. I wanted to forward to all of ... LJPOA Solicited bids from five companies for Lake Management Consulting and received three responses from Savin Lake Services, Restorative Lake Sciences and PLM Northern Division. trolling from 30 to 35 ft. deep pulling crankbaits. View Profile View Forum Posts A few seconds later, the big fish came into view. If you would like to become a member of this organization, please visit Membership. Lake James’ largemouth and smallmouth bass cohabitate with walleye, but they rarely share the same water. That must have been some kind of dive, since the huge green fish in the net was 28 1/2 inches long and weighed 8.2 pounds — a monster walleye anywhere in North America. James, a 6,812-acre reservoir impounded on the Linville and a Catawba rivers in 1919 by Duke Power, has a natural reproducing walleye population. Also caught 10 good crappie and two trout. Copyright 1999 - 2020 Carolina Sportsman, Inc. All rights reserved. The 30-year-old warehouse manager from Arden, N.C. is an avid bass fisherman. The jigging spoon he was using was a 1-ounce, homemade version painted white, carrying two treble hooks. The walleye came from Minnesota and averaged 5 inches in length. Bass: The size and limit depends on what body of water you are fishing. We tried pulling bottom bouncers in 12 to 15 ft. of water with no luck all fish seemed deep , a lot of boat traffic made fishing tough. Justice caught the trophy walleye on a 7-foot Duckett Micro Magic baitcasting rod mated with an Abu-Garcia reel spooled with 15-pound fluorocarbon. Lake James, North Carolina fishing report, rainbow trout fly fishing forecast, fishing season updates, fly shop and fishing guides, and fly-fishing weather. Gary Knoll coordinated with Harrietta Hills Trout farm to release 1500 walleye into Lake James. Catfish shatters car windshield in eastern N.C. Several workshops are being offered free to the public at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education during the month of November. Walleye can be a tough fish to catch in Lake James, but knowing where they can be found can help anglers be more successful. © 2020 - Premier Angler. Weather, flows are perfect. Stocking the lake is ... Posted Oct 21, 2020, 9:50 AM by Lake James, MI ; Swimmers Itch Good Morning Lake James Property Owners Association, I spoke with Arnold Chema this morning, and he inquired … Naturally occurring in northern parts of the country and Canada, walleye are thought to have had historic population ranges into the western extremes of North Carolina, but not Lake James. “It came up and almost swan-dived into the net,” Justice said. But he’s usually there for the bass: smallmouths and largemouths. Here are a few pictures of the walleye release: Early in the year, a 28 inch walleye weighing 8.5 lb was caught while ice fishing in January of 2020 and was photographed and, Michigan Waterfront Alliance Update: October. Non-Gamefish: Certain restrictions apply. One of the country’s most sought after game fish is waiting to see if you’re up to the challenge. Address: 2260 N Powerhouse Rd, Morganton, NC 28655, Website: https://www.facebook.com/Mimosaboatlanding/. Stocking the lake is an important component of LJPOA's lake management and has lead to an increase in the walleye population. In order to be able to post messages on the East Tennessee Fishing forums, you must first register. All Rights Reserved. Justice has spent plenty of time on the lake. “I’ve caught some big smallmouth at James,” he said. But the fish is so popular among recreational anglers that the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission stocks 180,000 fingerlings annually. A healthy and diverse fish population is an important part of creating an environmentally balanced lake. Walleye are low-light feeders. 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Sign in|Recent Site Activity|Report Abuse|Print Page|Powered By Google Sites. If every fish were a redfish and every big-game animal a wild turkey, he wouldn’t ever complain. Have fished James several times in last week. […]. The lake lies behind a series of 4 earthen dams. […]. As young fish, walleye feed on plankton and eventually graduate to feed on crayfish, mollusks, worms and other invertebrates. And a fish of almost unheard of size in the south and in North Carolina in particular. Like many of the lakes across the country, Lake James’ walleye were stocked to supplement sport-fishing opportunities. The site was designed specifically with you in mind, with easy navigation and a sharp, clean look. Isn't this lake just up the road from Tom Johnson's Camping Center in Marion? Justice has spent plenty of time on the lake. So how and why did they get here? Gary Knoll coordinated with Harrietta Hills Trout farm to release 1500 walleye into Lake James. Hatch may be occuring. If you’ve ever seen a walleye, the first things you will notice are its long, torpedo-shaped body and its teeth. Sauger: There is a 15 inch minimum and a Creel limit of 8 statewide. Smallmouth Bass fishing on Lake James is some of the best in the state. Stocking the lake is an important component of LJPOA's lake management and has lead to an increase in the walleye population. The walleye came from Minnesota and averaged 5 inches in length. But it surely wasn’t a bass. Bryan Justice was bass fishing on Lake James when this trophy walleye slammed his homemade jigging spoon. Lake James Walleye I was wondering if anyone has been walleye fishing on James. Become the most informed Sportsman you know, with a membership to the Carolina Sportsman Magazine and CarolinaSportsman.com. I have been thinking about giving it a shot an thought they should be in there spawning pattern. 2020 Walleye Release Gary Knoll coordinated with Harrietta Hills Trout farm to release 1500 walleye into Lake James. But he’s usually there for the bass: smallmouths and largemouths. Walleye can be a tough fish to catch in Lake James, but knowing where they can be found can help anglers be more successful. They were in 30 to 40 ft. of water off of points. Developed by VanNoppen. Tanner L Kaufman, 7-years-old, of Maggie Valley North Carolina with his first buck on Thanksgiving Day 2019. Location and Fishing Information: Lake James is located in Burke and McDowell Counties in North Carolina. When he took it, I said “‘Whoo, be a good one,’” said Justice. The big walleye, which struck before 7 a.m., was hanging around a brush pile in 40 feet of water off a main-lake point on the lake’s Catawba River arm. also caught 4 white bass and a couple of crappie. The general rule with fishing for walleye is the same as many other fish species; find their desired food and water temperature, and you will find the fish. Afterspawning, the walleye eggs hatch between 7 to 26 days depending on the water temperatures. When Bryan Justice felt something 40 feet below the surface of Lake James slam his homemade jigging spoon at daylight on Dec. 7, he didn’t figure it would be a trophy walleye.
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