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Hunter's Lake-Sullivan County??
« on: Dec 19, 2011, 02:00 PM »
Hi All.  Just joined site.

I have a camp in Hillsgrove & thinkin of fishin Hunters Lake this season. Any tip on techniques, baits, where to fish etc. much appreciated.

Thanks.

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Re: Hunter's Lake-Sullivan County??
« Reply #1 on: Dec 19, 2011, 02:14 PM »
..my advice is "be safe", there are a lot of springs at Hunters.

..deepest is off the boat launch.

..I've caught trout, smallmouth, pickerel, and bluegills out of there.

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Re: Hunter's Lake-Sullivan County??
« Reply #2 on: Dec 19, 2011, 03:08 PM »
Drove by Hunter's Saturday-no ice seen.Some ponds in that area were partially skimmed over.

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Re: Hunter's Lake-Sullivan County??
« Reply #3 on: Dec 19, 2011, 03:32 PM »
LOGGY!   I made a depth map of this lake last year or phase 1. All the mapping was done in summer-fall. Lots of nice fish below 12' and above 26'.  I;ll be at a few fishing shows with all my lake maps but not that far North.

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Re: Hunter's Lake-Sullivan County??
« Reply #4 on: Dec 19, 2011, 03:35 PM »
..my advice is "be safe", there are a lot of springs at Hunters.

..deepest is off the boat launch.

..I've caught trout, smallmouth, pickerel, and bluegills out of there.

Thanks for heads-up...yeah have years xperience of fishin tricky ice just above Conowingo Hydro Plant which make reading those lil lake springs a piece of cake..

Usually fish tip-ups or jigging?

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Re: Hunter's Lake-Sullivan County??
« Reply #5 on: Dec 19, 2011, 07:00 PM »
There are some really nice smallies in there and they keep it well stocked with trout.  I would try both tip-ups and jigging and rig a few for both species.

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Re: Hunter's Lake-Sullivan County??
« Reply #6 on: Dec 19, 2011, 08:04 PM »
I think this lake has nice fish of all the listed species you just got to find them.  You should read through the archived theads for hunters lake for the past couple of years.  you should learn a lot from that.  remember this lake is known not  produce numbers but size. 

the best end for trout for me is at the end with the spillway from the dam.  crappies, perch, and most of my decent gills come from the 14-22 foot depths. bass are all over and where ever you find the trout to be you will find all the pickerel and sometimes some pretty big ones. 

   dont forget about the elusive walleye either.  never seen one where you would typically think to find them.  thats all im going to say on here about them. 


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Re: Hunter's Lake-Sullivan County??
« Reply #7 on: Dec 20, 2011, 03:50 PM »
Thanks much for all the pointers!

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Re: Hunter's Lake-Sullivan County??
« Reply #8 on: Dec 20, 2011, 08:03 PM »
Thanks for heads-up...yeah have years xperience of fishin tricky ice just above Conowingo Hydro Plant which make reading those lil lake springs a piece of cake..

Usually fish tip-ups or jigging?


..I haven't fished there in a decade or so, but I would jig and I would set up tip ups.

..good luck

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Re: Hunter's Lake-Sullivan County??
« Reply #9 on: Dec 22, 2011, 12:22 PM »
Really looking fwd to ice fishing Hunters.  Gives me another excuse to go to my hunting camp after deer season! lol

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Re: Hunter's Lake-Sullivan County??
« Reply #10 on: Dec 23, 2011, 05:13 PM »
I've made plans to go a couple times and they got wiped out, once a snowstorm, the other times I don't remember.  It would great to go with someone that knows the springs well.

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Re: Hunter's Lake-Sullivan County??
« Reply #11 on: Dec 23, 2011, 06:01 PM »
Will post here when I plan to fish Hunters.  Mebbie a few of us IS folks can join up! :tipup:

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Re: Hunter's Lake-Sullivan County??
« Reply #12 on: Dec 23, 2011, 08:38 PM »
Jean will be the first ready to go...

 

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Re: Hunter's Lake-Sullivan County??
« Reply #13 on: Dec 24, 2011, 12:21 AM »
Started fishing Hunters several years ago, buddy has a camp near Forksville.  We fish mostly tip ups...pickerel-bass-perch.  Forecast doesnt look too promising

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Re: Hunter's Lake-Sullivan County??
« Reply #14 on: Dec 24, 2011, 06:49 AM »
My camps in Hillsgove so I'm about 1/2 hour give or take from Hunters & RV. Be up last 4 days of flintlock season & hope to have some ice by then...approx 2-3 weeks.

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Re: Hunter's Lake-Sullivan County??
« Reply #15 on: Dec 24, 2011, 11:46 AM »
I am keeping my fingers crossed for ice by then Loggy I sure hope so!  I will pm you when we head up, hopefully we can meet up on the ice

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Re: Hunter's Lake-Sullivan County??
« Reply #16 on: Dec 24, 2011, 12:54 PM »
Be great to meet-up Team Disaster!! 

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Re: Hunter's Lake-Sullivan County??
« Reply #17 on: Dec 24, 2011, 06:51 PM »
bigger the minnow at hunters lake the bigger fish!!  Usually hit or miss as well of many places around here.  i mainly stick to dam end little bit shallower than rest
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Re: Hunter's Lake-Sullivan County??
« Reply #18 on: Dec 25, 2011, 12:24 AM »
Be great to meet-up Team Disaster!! 

Agreed as long as we get ice it's on!

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Re: Hunter's Lake-Sullivan County??
« Reply #19 on: Jan 02, 2012, 11:42 AM »
No ice to be found anywhere on the lake this morning! Calling for some cold days this week but getting warmer again this weekend. Looks like it may be a couple of weeks yet. :'(

 

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