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Offline GreyGoos

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Jackson Res
« on: Feb 01, 2018, 06:03 PM »
Seeking information: I hit a great bite last fall at Jackson Res and caught multiple quality walleye (2-5lbs) and was thinking about trying to get after them through the ice. Just wondering if anyone has been out there recently and if the ice was safe (4+ inches). Any info would be greatly appreciated. Not asking where to go & what to use, just asking if the ice is fishable.  ???

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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #1 on: Feb 01, 2018, 06:10 PM »
Tried it about 2 weeks ago, 11Ē of quality clear slippery ice at the outlet. Fishing was slow, one crappie every 3 hours. I am Considering trying again this weekend.

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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #2 on: Feb 01, 2018, 06:30 PM »
Excellent! Thanks for the info! I was going to try the evening, either Friday or Saturday. Always had better luck on the walleye in the evening up to 2 hours after sundown. Can't go Sunday, I have to regulate the sky carp population before season is over.

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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #3 on: Feb 03, 2018, 10:10 PM »
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut on occasion.


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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #4 on: Feb 03, 2018, 10:52 PM »
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut on occasion.


Nice lookin walleye! Equal to 5 ot 6 eight inch perch at least ;D
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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #5 on: Feb 05, 2018, 10:46 AM »
Had some luck Saturday evening as well. Ended up keeping 4 over 15Ē, caught 8 total. ;D Made for some good Super Bowl treats!




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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #6 on: Feb 05, 2018, 10:54 AM »
Nice, fished in 12 FOW, caught about a dozen wiper from 11-13Ē. Had another eye get off at the hole. I split when the wind picked up again at dark.

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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #7 on: Feb 05, 2018, 11:02 AM »
Action Jackson!  Lets go!
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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #8 on: Feb 05, 2018, 11:14 AM »
Nice job, GSP_Pike!  Looks like a nice walter.

GreyGoos sweet!  Looks tasty!

How was the ice holding up?
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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #9 on: Feb 05, 2018, 11:30 AM »
About 7Ē with 2-3 inches of snow on top. PM if either of two balmy days work.

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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #10 on: Feb 05, 2018, 11:58 AM »

How was the ice holding up?

Looks like a small cold spell out that way later this week.  Me and ellie might be taking a road trip to jackson!
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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #11 on: Feb 05, 2018, 02:53 PM »
About 7Ē with 2-3 inches of snow on top. PM if either of two balmy days work.
 
Thx but I only have afternoons available wed- thurs. Gonna go for perchies! ;D
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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #12 on: Feb 05, 2018, 06:24 PM »
So as far as jiggin walleyez, never done it in colorado.  Do you guys tip with minnow heads or tails or whole minnows.. or not at all??  Ive jigged walleyes in NY and every one uses pieces of fatheads or other tiny minners.  Since we have a prohibition on live bait here in the high country I dont know  what you guys do down on the front range, can a guy even buy minnows??  Thinking  about heading down to the plains for walleye early next week.  The CPW most recent dip net of jackson shows good numbers of 15" fish...Fish an evening bite, get a hotel, fish the morning bite.. head home
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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #13 on: Feb 05, 2018, 06:54 PM »
I tried a chubby darter and had multiple rejections. Switched up to a slender spoon tipped with a minnow head & game on....  :tipup: Jax in Lafayette usually has minnows & I think Bass Pro in Stapleton has minnows as well. There are regulations about not using live minnows in the mountain lakes, but totally ok out on the plains lakes.

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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #14 on: Feb 05, 2018, 06:59 PM »
I tried a chubby darter and had multiple rejections. Switched up to a slender spoon tipped with a minnow head & game on....  :tipup: Jax in Lafayette usually has minnows & I think Bass Pro in Stapleton has minnows as well. There are regulations about not using live minnows in the mountain lakes, but totally ok out on the plains lakes.

Thanks greatly for the info!  Was just looking online for a contour map, couldnt find one to be purchased.  Is the lake just a big bowl?? Whats the depth in the middle?
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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #15 on: Feb 05, 2018, 07:35 PM »
Do you guys rip blade baits? They work quite well at dusk. And jigging raps.
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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #16 on: Feb 05, 2018, 08:04 PM »
Do you guys rip blade baits? They work quite well at dusk. And jigging raps.
^ This is all you need.  Naked heavy metal, baby!  ;D

But if you must:
-BPS no longer sells minnows.
-Valley Country near the Crack sells them.
-Cabela's sells them.
-JAX shops are the best options for large shiners.
-Petsmart often has small minnows.

Tim, what evening you going?...
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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #17 on: Feb 05, 2018, 08:25 PM »
^ This is all you need.  Naked heavy metal, baby!  ;D

But if you must:
-BPS no longer sells minnows.
-Valley Country near the Crack sells them.
-Cabela's sells them.
-JAX shops are the best options for large shiners.
-Petsmart often has small minnows.

Tim, what evening you going?...

Looking at sunday afternoon. Calm W and SW winds sunday/monday.  Suppose to shift to east wind tuesday and i wont drive 4 hours to fish an east wind.  My one and only superstition.  Prob gonna bring my LED lantern and fish til 7pm or so.  Stay at a cheap hotey Ft Morgan or Brush, fish monday morning for a few.  Wont even have to get up early ;D
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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #18 on: Feb 05, 2018, 08:39 PM »
Yes, the lake is a big bowl. Deepest is ~20í, but I was fishing 8-10 FOW & marking plenty of fish. Bite was quick, about 45 minutes . Best time was about sundown. Good luck!

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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #19 on: Feb 05, 2018, 08:45 PM »
Looking at sunday afternoon. Calm W and SW winds sunday/monday.  Suppose to shift to east wind tuesday and i wont drive 4 hours to fish an east wind.  My one and only superstition.  Prob gonna bring my LED lantern and fish til 7pm or so.  Stay at a cheap hotey Ft Morgan or Brush, fish monday morning for a few.  Wont even have to get up early ;D
I may be going on perch patrol Saturday, but I'll text ya if I head out that way Sun
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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #20 on: Feb 05, 2018, 08:52 PM »
Can't go Sunday, I have to regulate the sky carp population before season is over.

Did you regulate the sky carp population on Sunday? Freakin amazing how many are out there, sounds like WW3 every time Iím out there.  I bird hunt a lot in the fall, but my new Gsp pupís ears turn off when his nose turns on. He spent a night in Yuma county when he ran off and didnít come back. I was blessed to find him the next day when I was posting lost dog signs. Didnít hunt him anymore, wonít till his ears turn on.

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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #21 on: Feb 05, 2018, 08:55 PM »
Do you guys rip blade baits? They work quite well at dusk. And jigging raps.

Yea, tried many presentations, Jiggin was most effective but also caught fish on live and dead bait.

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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #22 on: Feb 05, 2018, 09:40 PM »
^ This is all you need.  Naked heavy metal, baby!  ;D

But if you must:
-BPS no longer sells minnows.
-Valley Country near the Crack sells them.
-Cabela's sells them.
-JAX shops are the best options for large shiners.
-Petsmart often has small minnows.

Tim, what evening you going?...

Bennetts has big shiners too...

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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #23 on: Feb 05, 2018, 09:40 PM »
I may be going on perch patrol Saturday, but I'll text ya if I head out that way Sun

Sounds good, enjoy the hike  :cookoo: ;D
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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #24 on: Feb 05, 2018, 10:20 PM »
Did you regulate the sky carp population on Sunday? Freakin amazing how many are out there, sounds like WW3 every time Iím out there.  I bird hunt a lot in the fall, but my new Gsp pupís ears turn off when his nose turns on. He spent a night in Yuma county when he ran off and didnít come back. I was blessed to find him the next day when I was posting lost dog signs. Didnít hunt him anymore, wonít till his ears turn on.

Yup! 1 shy of a 4 man limit.

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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #25 on: Feb 05, 2018, 10:40 PM »
Great shooting, a lot of work cleaning them up. Gonna try to do more waterfowl next year. You hunt private?

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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #26 on: Feb 06, 2018, 02:44 PM »
Yes, been leasing the same property for the last 6 years.

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Re: Jackson Res
« Reply #27 on: Feb 17, 2018, 08:19 AM »
Ice still 7-11Ē and snow layer completely melted so cleats are needed. Brutally slow yesterday, only one small wiper, didnít mark much either.

 



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