Any Luck on Jordan Lake

Nate Mathis

Trying to find out if now is a good time for crappie on Jordan lake. Got a new boat and looking to pt some fish in it. Went to Sharon Harris first time today and no luck. Want to Jordan real soon. Thanks

Posted by Nate Mathis created over 6 years ago - last updated over 6 years ago
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Henry V

Yes, Crappie are biting like crazy, especially around Rt 64 bridge.

I fished the Haw River arm of the lake below Rt 64. Anglers in boats launched from Robeson Creek have been catching stripers in that area. I was wading and fishing the main pools where the boats can;t go. Skunked!

 

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Nate Mathis

well im nt sure where those areas are but ill google them. I plan to go again this weekend so we will see what happens. Thanks for the response.

Posted by Nate Mathis over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Henry V

Nate,

You need a good boat to fish Shearon Harris. It's a great lake for chain pickerel and bass, but you have to know where to look for them.

Have you fished the pier on Jordan Lake yet? It's across from the Crosswinds Marina on Farrington Rd..

 

H

 

 

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Nate Mathis

Yeh I figured it would take a few trips and talking to regulars to find the good spots. I just heard it was a nice lake so we tried it out. there were several boats in the area but no one was catching anything while I was there. I havent tried Jordan lake but I will probably get out there this weekend. Maybe I can get lucky this time. Im going to look for the area you mentioned. thanks again.

Posted by Nate Mathis over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Joel Hi-lander

Henry,

You said a good boat for Shearon Harris? What would that be? I have a 16' Alum. jon boat and wanted to go check Harris out, not a good idea? Please let me know your thoughts.

 

Thanks,

Joel

Posted by Joel Hi-lander over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Henry V

Joel,

That's a fine boat for Shearon Harris. What I really meant was a reliable boat. I've always found that fishing Harris requires a lot of moving around to find the fish, and the lake has tones of nooks and crannies, coves, coves behind coves, etc. 

I haven;t fished the lake much in winter, so I can;t tell you where to look for fish, but I understand the water stays warmer there when it's cold because the water disharged from the power plant is warm. The lake's water is clear, and has lots of vegetation, and dead vegetation attracts bait fish and predtors in winter . So I would say you might try looking around the dead stuff first.

There's a special regulation for keeping bass on the lake. Look it up. I think you cannot keep any bass between 16" and 19" in length (it may be 20"). They made that rule in order to keep the spawning bass in the lake, so the lake would have more, and bigger fish. Jordan, for example, does not have that rule.

Let me know how you do. Who knows, maybe I'll call me buddy some time and we'll get our boats out on the lake and fish together (as soon as the snow melts!).

 

 

 

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Nate Mathis

keep us posted. i did make it out there before the weather got to cold, but it was a lil rough. i caught one crappie and one catfish on the other side of the bridge across from the boat ramp. there was a couple guys fishing off the boat ramp that caught a few.  i just drifted hoping something would happen but no luck. i have til March to get back out there so hopefully the weather warms enough to get the boat back out there or it will sit til Jul.

Posted by Nate Mathis over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Henry V

Yeah, I think the cold winter we are having will affect Harris Lake, too, if not already. But thsi thread reminded me of an episode of Carolina Outdoors from last season. If you don't know this fishing show, you should check it out. It airs on Saturday afternoons on public television (channel 4 on Direct TV, not sure where Time Warner has it). They do lots of "winter fishing" stuff - trout and muskies in the mountains, salwater, etc)

Anyhow, they did a show from Jordan Lake last year. They were on a boat, and it looked like the New Hope arm of the lake. They said the water was fifteen feet deep, so it may have been the main channel there. They were hopping jigs and spoons off the bottom of the lake. Just drifting, hopping them up and down. And they were catching stripers and white bass. Nothing too big, but some decent fish.

Just a thought, since stripers like the cold water. But so do Pickerel, and you'd go to Harris for those.

H

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Nate Mathis

ok thanks for the info. I have winterized my boat so its up til the weather breaks.

Posted by Nate Mathis over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Joel Hi-lander

Hey, thanks for the Info.  I'll let you know if I make it out there, and how it goes.

 

Joel

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