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Author Topic: Lake Hattie  (Read 5393 times)

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Lake Hattie
« on: Dec 04, 2006, 06:02 PM »
Just thought i would start a Hattie thread for all of us here in SE Wyoming.  We put a few holes in Hattie this afternoon to determine if we could fish it in the morning.  We found 4-5 inches of good solid ice.  I think we are going to head out tomorow and see if we cant get into some perch and serarch around for some bigger fish.  Ill post results tomorow.
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Re: Lake Hattie
« Reply #1 on: Dec 05, 2006, 12:01 PM »
We got a late start this morning and were only able to fish for an hour and a half.  We caught two eight inch perch and right before we left i caught a 20 inch rainbow.  Not a bad first day.  By the way the trout had two big egg sacs in it.  I have never used them for bait over here but i know people do well with them.  We cure them back home and use them for steelhead fishing but i dont really know how it works over here in a lake.  If anybody as any ideas let me know. Thanks,
Zack

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Re: Lake Hattie
« Reply #2 on: Dec 05, 2006, 12:29 PM »
Hey Zack...has the wind created any open water on Hattie?  Last time I was over there the lake was so low if you fell in you could just jump back out.  I'd like to make it over there early next week and see what happens.

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Re: Lake Hattie
« Reply #3 on: Dec 05, 2006, 01:07 PM »
Hookset,
  No open water yet but some of the ice in the middle towards the west end was looking a little sketchy.  All of the edges have good clear ice, as long as it dosent get to warm next week should be good.  As far a depth there is alot of 20 foot water but its out there a ways, we fished about 10 feet today.  Let me know if you are coming maybe we will see you out there.  We plan on fishing alot the next couple weeks.
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Re: Lake Hattie
« Reply #4 on: Dec 06, 2006, 02:03 PM »
I'll try to get over there tue. or wed, lets hope the weather holds out.  I'll be in a dark blue and silver chevy p/u.

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Re: Lake Hattie
« Reply #5 on: Dec 06, 2006, 05:42 PM »
I fished Hattie this morning again for my first skunk of he year.  Fished all over the south side of the lake all the way from the dam end to the houses.  5 hours of fishing and one bite.  Hooked a nice trout but lost him right under the hole.  I looked for some perch but couldnt find them.  Maybe another day.
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Re: Lake Hattie
« Reply #6 on: Dec 10, 2006, 05:41 PM »
I fished Hattie this morning again for my first skunk of he year.  Fished all over the south side of the lake all the way from the dam end to the houses.  5 hours of fishing and one bite.  Hooked a nice trout but lost him right under the hole.  I looked for some perch but couldnt find them.  Maybe another day.
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Dont feel bad hattie is a hard lake to fish i have got skunked there so many times that i stopped counting. I was wondering if the kokes have started there run yet?? I do alot better when they start up.

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Re: Lake Hattie
« Reply #7 on: Dec 10, 2006, 06:43 PM »
I fished one of the other Plain's Lake today with no luck. I didn't even see a fish under the ice. That is a first. Drove over to Meeboer and the ice looks to be decaying. Then I drove over to Hattie. There was a sum total of one outfit on the lake. I wanted to fish it but the ice is still a little scary.


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Re: Lake Hattie
« Reply #8 on: Dec 10, 2006, 09:12 PM »
I fished one of the other Plain's Lake today with no luck. I didn't even see a fish under the ice. That is a first. Drove over to Meeboer and the ice looks to be decaying. Then I drove over to Hattie. There was a sum total of one outfit on the lake. I wanted to fish it but the ice is still a little scary.

Yeah, the ice at Meeboer is definitely decaying.  It still has 3.5 inches over most of the lake, but its not the clear hard ice from last week.  Open water patches are also forming.  Fishing was slow, I had 3 bites in 3 hours and caught two of them.  A friend landed his only bite during that same time and another friend had no action.  The fish below caught me fishing two holes too far apart.  I had to run to the hole (10 feet away) to save my rod from disappearing down it.  Made it barely, but had 4 inches of wet sleeve to show for it.  Small bow, but put up a fight.  We need some colder temps pronto.


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Re: Lake Hattie
« Reply #9 on: Dec 12, 2006, 02:51 PM »
Has anyone been out to hattie in the last couple of days ???? With all this wind i was just wondering if the ice is still safe?? I need to get up there and try and find the perch.

thx for the info

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Re: Lake Hattie
« Reply #10 on: Dec 12, 2006, 02:58 PM »
do you guys in laramie ever go up into the snowy range to all those brookie/bow-filled lakes up there?  seems like they would have solid ice...

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Re: Lake Hattie
« Reply #11 on: Dec 13, 2006, 01:21 AM »
do you guys in laramie ever go up into the snowy range to all those brookie/bow-filled lakes up there?  seems like they would have solid ice...

I bet they do, its really just an access issue.  The road up to them is closed more months out of the year than its open so unless you have a snowmobile, you have one hell of a ski up to them hauling your gear while being buzzed/nearly run over by machines.  However, if anyone with a ski-doo wants to take me up there, I'd love to hit them.

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Re: Lake Hattie
« Reply #12 on: Dec 18, 2006, 05:06 PM »
I went out and looked at hattie most of it was frozen except for the spot that i like to fish figures lol. After this week it should be good though and iam looking forward to fishing it for the first time on the ice this season. I cant beleive how low it is.  Do u guys think that this will make for better fishing since the fish will be easier to find ???


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Re: Lake Hattie
« Reply #13 on: Dec 19, 2006, 10:42 AM »
The fish will be concentrated and fighting over a limited food supply.   I LOVE fishing these type of lakes.  Oh yeah-

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Re: Lake Hattie
« Reply #14 on: Dec 19, 2006, 03:25 PM »
Hey Slayer!  Johnny O and I are both off on Thursday--are you thinking what I'm thinking?

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Re: Lake Hattie
« Reply #15 on: Dec 19, 2006, 06:38 PM »
The fish will be concentrated and fighting over a limited food supply.   I LOVE fishing these type of lakes.  Oh yeah-

Slayer have you been to hattie lately?? how did you do ?? I think that there are going to be some monster fish caught for the derby this year. 5lb bows and around 10lbs lakers is my guess i know thats small for lakers but the biggest that has been pulled out of there was 15lbs and if i remember right that was caught last year  at the derby. I beleieve there is some bigger in there cause a few years ago i saw one that came by in three sections but i couldnt get in to bite it came right up to my spoon looked at it and swam off so i started jigging again and it did the same thing what do u suggest that i do if i have this problem with another laker. i know u can them all the time.   Thanks for you suggestions.

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Re: Lake Hattie
« Reply #16 on: Dec 20, 2006, 07:38 AM »
first of all, if you saw a big fish that was interested, try to go back to that same spot, as they tend to swim and feed according to some pattern, like a deer returing to the same cubbyhole to spend the rut, year after year.  i've tried spoons somewhat extensively while fishing for lakers and have had only limited success with them.  try white tube jigs -- this classic laker presentation, tipped with a waving strip of sucker meat, is one of my go-to lures for lakers.  also try a bucktail doll-fly, baited with sucker meat.  experiment with colors ranging from white to neon green to dark earth-tones.  lastly, consider purchasing a fishfinder, and use this in coordination with your underwater camera to gauge the fishs' reactions to different presentations.  if they touch it but don't inhale it, let the bait freefall to the bottom as if it were wounded, and then twitch it down there -- i've had lakers follow it down and snatch it right off the bottom before.  good luck

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Re: Lake Hattie
« Reply #17 on: Dec 20, 2006, 08:08 AM »
Hey Gloomis- I concur with everything BD said.  Also I have had decent luck with a white marabou jig, maybe with a red head.  Put a SMALL piece of sucker meat on the hook.  Like 1/4" wide by 1.5" long.  Also one of my killer "secret" baits for large macs is nice fresh egg sacs!  If you can get a sac in front of his nose he cant resist! I havent fished Hattie for 3 years or so.  I just might this year with the low water. Good luck

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Re: Lake Hattie
« Reply #18 on: Dec 20, 2006, 02:29 PM »
Thanks for the info ill let you know if i get any and ill also try and post and pic. Last year it was weird i caught 2 6lb lakers on a chartruse crappie jig with powerbait, i was fishing for the bows the lakers came up right to it and nailed it.  Personally i dont think there are that many lakers in Hattie but i could be wrong.

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Re: Lake Hattie
« Reply #19 on: Dec 20, 2006, 05:11 PM »
I'm off the next 4 days but I don't think anybody can get anywhere in the blizzard of 06 it's bad here in Cheytown!

 

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