Friday, April 04, 2014

Friday Favorites - Lake Josephine

Lake Josephine is my new favorite fishing hole because it's right across the street from my new home. Let me know if you'd like to explore it with me this summer. The boat launch is only a couple hundred feet from my garage.

Josephine is located in Roseville along Lexington Ave, just south of County Road D.

Species Present:
Walleye: Lower than average in abundance, average in size.
Northern Pike: Above average abundance, average size.
Largemouth Bass: Average abundance, average size.
Bluegill: Higher than average abundance, smaller than average size.
Crappie: Low abundance, small average size.
Bullhead Species: Above average abundance, average size.

Boat Access:
Entrance to the public access is located at the north end of the county beach off Lexington Avenue.

Shore Fishing:
Bank anglers are limited to the public shoreline adjacent to the beach. Ramsey County has installed a fishing pier between the boat launch and the beach. Much of this area is open sand beach. Fishing may be inhibited by overhanging trees in some areas.

Management Plans:
Re-survey in 2012. Population assessment in 2018.
Stock 243 pounds of walleye fingerlings (3 per littoral acre) in odd numbered years.

This is a small lake with a limited access facility. Fishing has been limited to angling for bass, small bluegill and the occasional northern pike. Stocking of walleye fingerlings is hoped to provide additional angling opportunities as well as an attempt to improve the quality of bluegill in this lake.

More information about Lake Josephine

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