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Fishing on Lake June in Winter
Fishing on Lake June in Winter

The fishes at Lake June in Winter swim upwards for twelve months. During the spawn, a lot of the anglers are seen targeting the west wall which is located next to the shoreline of Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park. Over there, different vegetation offers protection for bedding bass, hence anglers have the chance to capture a trophy-sized fish. Similar to a lot of the local lakes, the spawn arrives in waves depending on the water temperature, including the light-dark cycle. Also, during the spawn, spinners, swim jigs, live shiners, and soft plastics are the ideal baits. When it comes to pre and post-spawn, the bass stays in the grass beds located outside the western wall. Hence, it can be captured using crankbaits, swimbaits, live bait, and soft plastics.


In the warmer months, the fish travels offshore looking for cooler water and gathers at both natural and man-made structures like drop-offs, boat docks, brush piles, and ledges. During this time, the fishes shallow within the pre-dawn morning with crankbaits, topwater baits, and spinnerbaits. When the sun rises, search for a school of bait, which also includes fish holding the structure using the depth finder. When looking for deeper fish, Texas rigged worms, Carolina rigs, and drop shots rigs work just as fine. The ideal colors to use are watermelon red, black, Junebug, dark green, and green pumpkin.


Furthermore, at Lake June-in-Winter, there is a great chance to teach young anglers the different techniques of fishing. You can find shoreline areas that are perfect to flip and pitch to; you will find shallow water areas where you can use soft plastics and topwater baits; you will find shallow water areas with submerged grasses that are perfect for crankbaits and swimbaits; and lastly, there are underwater structures and brush piles where the use of electronics is required to be effective.