I have been thinking about giving it a shot an thought they should be in there spawning pattern. Any help would be appricated 04-06-2013, 09:16 AM #2. crappie_dan. The fishing is abundant so get out there. Sauger: There is a 15 inch minimum and a Creel limit of 8 statewide. Tanner L Kaufman, 7-years-old, of Maggie Valley North Carolina with his first buck on Thanksgiving Day 2019. A healthy and diverse fish population is an important part of creating an environmentally balanced lake. Sign in|Recent Site Activity|Report Abuse|Print Page|Powered By Google Sites. All Rights Reserved. Copyright © document.write(new Date().getFullYear()) Friends of Lake James State Park, Inc. Fortunately for anglers, Lake James’ walleye have become self-sustaining and haven’t required additional hatchery releases. Attention Lake James Waterfront Property Owners!! The big walleye, which struck before 7 a.m., was hanging around a brush pile in 40 feet of water off a, Justice caught the trophy walleye on a 7-foot, Welcome to the New and Used Classifieds from our Dealers, Free workshops offered at Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, Shelby hunter kills huge public land 13-point buck, Stuck in the rut is a deer hunter’s dream, at least in the Carolinas, Buck limits will lead to bigger bucks in the Carolinas, Gilbert huntress kills 11-point monster buck, Whitetail tactics for the month of the hunting moon, Youth angler Taylor Davidson’s giant crappie, November: time for big game that swims at Santee Cooper, Wateree crappie are biting around deep structure. LAKE JAMES Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge. Sunfish: 30 Creel limit but you can have no more than 12 redbreast sunfish. One of the country’s most sought after game fish is waiting to see if you’re up to the challenge. 2020 Walleye Release Gary Knoll coordinated with Harrietta Hills Trout farm to release 1500 walleye into Lake James. When walleye reach maturity, they will return to spawn at the mouth of a creek or river where they were born. Stocking the lake is an important component of LJPOA's lake management and has lead to an increase in the walleye population. And a fish of almost unheard of size in the south and in North Carolina in particular. The walleye came from Minnesota and averaged 5 inches in length. “It came up and almost swan-dived into the net,” Justice said. 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. As adults, they use their large eyes to actively hunt fish such as shad, bass, perch, sunfish and trout if available. Weather, flows are perfect. He thought it was one of the fish he was targeting, a largemouth bass. Copyright 1999 - 2020 Carolina Sportsman, Inc. All rights reserved. […]. Walleye have long bodies that are built to move quickly through the water in pursuit of prey. So how and why did they get here? The walleye came from Minnesota and averaged 5 inches in length. “I’ve caught some big smallmouth at James,” he said. Tuesday the first of June caught 7 Walleye and lost two. Fall Fishing for Steelhead on Lake Erie Tributaries, Marshall University Fishing Cup: 2020 Results, How To Throw Your First Winter Brown Trout In The Boat, Cold Weather Fishing: Essential Gear for Men and Women, Ohio DNR Stocks Nearly 2,800 Muskie at Piedmont Lake, The Okuma SST Kokanee Review: Salmon and Trout Fishing Rod, Young Angler Gets His Fishing Rods Completely Destroyed, Georgia Has a New State Record Blue Catfish. It is home to incredible fishing, boating and camping. 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. The 30-year-old warehouse manager from Arden, N.C. is an avid bass fisherman. The state record was caught in Shooting Creek near Lake Chatuge and weighed 13 lbs., 8 oz. Hatch may be occuring. The following errors occurred with your submission. The lake lies behind a series of 4 earthen dams. also caught 4 white bass and a couple of crappie. If it’s a bass, it’s a 10-pounder.’”. The walleye came from Minnesota and averaged 5 inches in length. There are numerous different species of fish to find on this body of water. posted Oct 21, 2020, 9:50 AM by Lake James, MI. trolling from 30 to 35 ft. deep pulling crankbaits. Do you have a fishing report for this lake? Walleye are toothy critters, using their teeth to secure prey items such as fish. Have fished James several times in last week. Walleye like cool water, so unlike largemouth bass, they prefer water below 77 degrees. Afterspawning, the walleye eggs hatch between 7 to 26 days depending on the water temperatures. Dan Kibler is managing editor of Carolina Sportsman Magazine. And a trophy walleye at that. “I said, ‘It’s a walleye,’” Justice said. 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. Walleye like cool water, so unlike largemouth bass, they prefer water below 77 degrees. 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. Gary Knoll coordinated with Harrietta Hills Trout farm to release 1500 walleye into Lake James. There are numerous different species of fish to find on this body of water. Smallmouth Bass fishing on Lake James is some of the best in the state. Big fish hit homemade lure at 40 feet 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. Lake James Property Owners Association, Inc. Sign in|Recent Site Activity|Report Abuse|Print Page|Powered By Google Sites. 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. […]. Walleye fishing on Lake James is good all summer long, Muskie fishing is good in the spring and fall. Walleye: Most lakes there is no size limit and the Creel limit is 8 except for a select few areas. We absolutely value the experience, perspective, and insight of the talented and dedicated anglers in our online community. I have been thinking about giving it a shot an thought they should be in there spawning pattern. In the site you will find Monthly Board Meeting Minutes, Newsletters, Meeting Dates, and other general information about our organization. If every fish were a redfish and every big-game animal a wild turkey, he wouldn’t ever complain. But it surely wasn’t a bass. The world record was caught in Tennessee, weighing a massive 25 lbs. Note that passwords are case-sensitive. Sounds like a great day. The walleye came from Minnesota and averaged 5 inches in length. It was his first walleye. also pulling crankbaits deep. Walleye are low-light feeders. You can find the game fish chart here. They were in 30 to 40 ft. of water off … 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. Species Regulations Premier Angler - Your #1 Fishing Resource. 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. Lake James is the lowest elevation lake in the Catawba chain that has good fishing for smallmouth bass. https://www.facebook.com/Mimosaboatlanding/. They differ from perch by having a large white spot on the base of their tail. 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. It is named fortobacco tycoon and benefactor of Duke University, James Buchanan Duke. They have adapted by developing large light-sensitive eyes, positioned to better see up than down. It may be February and the lake may be cool, but the walleye can be caught this time of year. “I didn’t think they got that big down south.”. They range in color from a light, golden/tan color to a drab, olive green/brown. Also caught 10 good crappie and two trout. Lake James Walleye I was wondering if anyone has been walleye fishing on James. Caught 5 very nice walleye on saturday and lost three at the boat. Largemouth Bass fishing on Lake James is good also. 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. Any help would be appricated 04-06-2013, 09:16 AM #2. crappie_dan. Bryan Justice was bass fishing on Lake James when this trophy walleye slammed his homemade jigging spoon. The walleye is considered a gamefish, targeted by anglers across the country. “I told the guy who was fishing with me, Tom Wilburn, ‘Get the net. Please enter a valid email address for yourself. But he’s usually there for the bass: smallmouths and largemouths. A healthy and diverse fish population is an … 5 Star Fatty Day! His writing and photography skills have earned him numerous awards throughout his career. I offer both 4 and 6 hour fishing trips. The jigging spoon he was using was a 1-ounce, homemade version painted white, carrying two treble hooks. Caught 5 very nice walleye on saturday and lost three at the boat. Wow! Yep, it was sure green, and it was surely a giant. View Profile View Forum Posts © 2020 - Premier Angler. Location and Fishing Information: Lake James is located in Burke and McDowell Counties in North Carolina.

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