Report Emerald lake Needs updated? in Waterways Posted January 13, 2021 I spent baitscoins too for the unlimited license for Emerald from those same Youtubers that recommended it. Sure wish I would have kept them, I would much rather have a unlimited license for San Joaquin or St. Croix. The coast of those keepnets are insane. But you do need a really big one for those lakes. I have the 440lb net and I can fill it in about 3 to 4 game hours at San Joaquin. Emerald takes all day and night to fill it up. I really like the lake in Canada too, I can catch pike with about every cast using a jerkbait. And San Joaquin, St. Croix, Canada The fish put up a better fight then the fish at Emerald. Much more fun reeling in those fighters.