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JAMESON

July 20,2000

By Mike Emerson

Jameson Lake is considered one of the best fishing lakes in the state. The lake was stocked with 160,780 hatchery trout fry in the spring of 2000. Best fishing is usually April and May and the whole month of October. The season is opening day of April thru July 4, and then Oct. 1 thru 31. Jameson has some large carry over rainbows and some Lahontans that came over from Grimes Lake when it overflowed into Jameson a couple of years back. June and July slows considerably because of the lake blooming. There are two resorts on the lake: Jameson Lake resort at the north end and Jack's resort at the south end (by the primitive campground). You can reach both Jameson Lake and Grimes Lake from the Jameson Lake resort. The primitive campground offers no amenities at all. No trash, water or power. Pack it out with you. Come prepared. The road going to Jameson is gravel and wash board in places, but is well maintained. Fishing from anywhere on the bank and lake trolling, plus fly fishing provide the best results. The wind can come up unexpectedly and drive
you off the lake.



Jameson can be reached via Hwy 2 either direction, go north on Jameson Lake Road about five miles to the south end of the lake. The north end is then reached by going north on the Jameson Lake east Access Road. Grimes Lake is then reached by going north on Wittig Road.

From James Brauch:

Your "Featured Lakes" on Jameson talks about a road on the east side. The maps also show a road on the east side. The problem is, there is no road there that I or anyone else I talked to could find. Some people said that road went out when the water came up years ago but regardless, I tried to find the road and could not. The only way we could find, other than boat, to go from the south to the north was back to Highway 2 then around to Mansfield.

From James Brauch:

Your "Featured Lakes" on Jameson talks about a road on the east side. The maps also show a road on the east side. The problem is, there is no road there that I or anyone else I talked to could find. Some people said that road went out when the water came up years ago but regardless, I tried to find the road and could not. The only way we could find, other than boat, to go from the south to the north was back to Highway 2 then around to Mansfield.