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Stonewall Lake

Rating - Good   

Tuesday, Dec 01 2020
Fall fishing on Stonewall. The lake has largemouth bass, musky, and panfish. Its a shallow lake and still contains lots of standing timber. Largemouth will be moving from deeper water locations at or just above the thermocline to shallow water structure as the water temperatures decrease. Find areas where shallow water with cover is next to deeper water. Rip rap banks, shallow points, road beds, standing timber as well as trees that have fallen are prime areas to target. Creek channels and large mats of hydrilla can be very productive fall fishing spots. Topwater lures and weedless presentations of soft plastics progressing to faster crankbaits will prove effective in these areas as temperatures dip following cool fall nights. Largemouth Bass can tough to fool, but gizzard shad imitations of the correct size will locate actively feeding fish. Musky become more active this time of year as high surface temperatures subside and successful angers troll and cast large plugs, spinners and specialized musky baits. Crappie, perch, bluegill (panfish) this time of year is great. Try beaver huts, blow down trees, bridges, and weed mats as water temperatures decrease. Live bait (minnow on light jig) or small plastic jigs can produce many fish and is a great way to introduce a new angler to the sport of fishing because action can be fast. Fall turnover will occur on Stonewall Jackson Reservoir when the warmer oxygenated top layer cools to the point that it mixes with the cooler low oxygen bottom layer. This is above 14 feet of water depth. Fish may be caught deeper than expected. The tailwaters of this lake you should be able to find bass, yellow perch and crappie. When streams and rivers are high, tailwaters can be some of the only fishable water.




Tuesday, Dec 01 2020



Stonewall Lake


Rating - Good

Fall fishing on Stonewall. The lake has largemouth bass, musky, and panfish. Its a shallow lake and still contains lots of standing timber. Largemouth will be moving from deeper water locations at or just above the thermocline to shallow water structure as the water temperatures decrease. Find areas where shallow water with cover is next to deeper water. Rip rap banks, shallow points, road beds, standing timber as well as trees that have fallen are prime areas to target. Creek channels and large mats of hydrilla can be very productive fall fishing spots. Topwater lures and weedless presentations of soft plastics progressing to faster crankbaits will prove effective in these areas as temperatures dip following cool fall nights. Largemouth Bass can tough to fool, but gizzard shad imitations of the correct size will locate actively feeding fish. Musky become more active this time of year as high surface temperatures subside and successful angers troll and cast large plugs, spinners and specialized musky baits. Crappie, perch, bluegill (panfish) this time of year is great. Try beaver huts, blow down trees, bridges, and weed mats as water temperatures decrease. Live bait (minnow on light jig) or small plastic jigs can produce many fish and is a great way to introduce a new angler to the sport of fishing because action can be fast. Fall turnover will occur on Stonewall Jackson Reservoir when the warmer oxygenated top layer cools to the point that it mixes with the cooler low oxygen bottom layer. This is above 14 feet of water depth. Fish may be caught deeper than expected. The tailwaters of this lake you should be able to find bass, yellow perch and crappie. When streams and rivers are high, tailwaters can be some of the only fishable water.


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