Catch of the Day
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Christmas Lake is a small and deep lake that has very clear water. It could be the clearest lake in the area and is a popular lake for scuba diving because of that. I could see my spinnerbait over 10 feet deep in to the lake on this cloudy day and the deep weedline was in 16 to 20 feet of water. Cloudy days are good days to fish clear lakes like this because the fish are more likely to leave heavy cover and be more active during the daylight hours.
This lake is a typical bass and northern pike lake but it is unique because the DNR has stocked it with a couple of different kinds of trout from time to time and they are very large trout at that. The deep clear water, over 8o feet deep, is what makes it a good lake for trout.
I started out by fishing a shallower part of the lake that has good weed growth on it. There are only three small areas like this on the lake. The rest of the lake has very steeply dropping shorelines. I caught my first several bass on a white spinnerbait with silver blades and a chartreuse trailer. I caught one of my largest bass on a jig-worm and another nice one on a deep diving crankbait.
In clear water lakes like this it helps to use lures that have natural colors, make very long casts, and make subtle presentations. This is one lake where the fish can defiantly see you coming.
watch the video below and learn how to catch more fish in clear water.
Lures Used: Spinnerbaits, jig-worm, and a deep diving crankbait. Water Clarity: clear. Water Color: Green. Time of Year: Summer. Cover/Structure: Weeds, weedlines, and points. Type of fish caught: Largemouth bass and northern pike. Topics of Discussion: Fishing clear water.