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Updated: 07/16/2014 10:24:01AM

Gone fishin’

Fishing improves in LP lakes

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16-year-old Tanner Mayger was staying with his granddad in Lake placid when he caught this 7-pounder while flipping a 3/4-ounce black and blue jig. The catch was Tanner's first using the flipping technique.


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With afternoon showers cooling off the water temperature, fishing is certainly improving on all the major lakes in the Lake Placid area.

Lake Huntley is rebounding with bass catches exceeding 5 pounds being caught in the morning and the afternoon using top water and spinner baits. On Lake Placid and Lake June the quality numbers of fish are being caught in the deeper water, from 18- to 25-feet depths using worms 10 inches and longer, and also using creature baits such as brush hawgs with the color being black and watermelon seed.

A recent tournament on Lake Placid saw the winner weigh-in three fish with a total weight of 19 pounds.

Lake Clay and Lake Francis are reporting good quality fish being caught early in morning and late in the evening using trick worms and 7.5 curly tail worms.

Lake Istokpoga is also reporting good quality bass flipping both the pads and the buggy whips using both jigs and creature baits.

Spec reports will resume in the winter.

For fishing and tournament information contact Performance Marine Bait & Tackle Shop at 863-465-2814 or visit 1130 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid. Send us your fishing information at and we’ll help share your bragging rights.