Hamlin Lake, Mason County

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10/2/13 @ 1:42 PM
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Mgrebensc
Mgrebensc
USER since 8/27/13

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
Fished the lake 9/27-9/29/2013; had good luck with perch, largemouth and rock bass; also picked a northern; no luck on walleye. All and all a good first visit to Hamlin.

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10/8/11 @ 7:39 PM
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SPUDSTER
SPUDSTER
USER since 2/14/09

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
0 inches

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F
Cool Before the big blow of last week we found the perch, they were undersized. Got into the Largemouths too. After the front came through it was tough again. Went out today Sat. 8, found some keeper Perch , YUM. Hamlin is a great fall lake. Very few fisherman next to no pleasure boat during the week. Cool

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7/6/11 @ 5:02 AM
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Shorebound
Shorebound
USER since 5/7/03

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I talked to a group of men who fished Hamlin over the 4th.. They said the LM bass were really cooperating. The bass in Hamlin like a lot of the lakes in that region will almost always take a green Senko. Silver and black flake are the best chioce but red and silver flake also work well at times. They told me the panfish were slow but they were getting pike up to 37" at night on small sucker monnows.

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6/29/11 @ 10:12 AM
muskinater
muskinater
USER since 5/5/11
Thanks for the reports.I,m Heading up fri for 2 weaks our cottage is on silver so most time will be spent there. I'll let ya know how it go's.

Edited on 6/29/11 9:15 PM
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6/28/11 @ 8:30 PM
Tabsher
Tabsher
USER since 6/24/11
It is great to see some reports, or even general information, on Hamlin. It seems that they're rare to find. We're heading up on Thursday night after work. Hoping the boat is out of the shop in time to bring it with. Otherwise, I'll be fishing off the pontoon with little to no boat control depending on wind. Oh well, I guess some fishing is better than none!

I'll try to make more of a habit of posting on here after I've fished it.

Would LOVE to hear more from guys who have hit it.

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6/28/11 @ 2:40 PM
Mr.Bass1984
Mr.Bass1984
USER since 6/12/10
I have gone up to Hamlin every year for a week or two in august since I was born so I know a little about the lake. Musky for me on Hamlin are few and far between. Although I have seen pictures of monsters that have been caught. Pike on the other hand are all over the place. Most pike are between 18-26 in, but its also not that uncommon to catch several over 30 in. in a day. Chartruse and white spinnerbaits work really good for numbers. As for size the biggest northern I got which was 36 in I caught on a J-13 jointed rapala casting on the flats off the dunes on lower hamlin in 12-14 fow. I've also caught several nice ones casting bucktails. Walleye at the time of the year that I go are hit or miss. I have had years where I was catching limits in a half hour and times where I couldn't get a single one. Bluegill are excellent and crappie are decent. There are some monster smallmouth off the dunes. The best bite for me recently has been largemouth. Last year whatever technique I was using I was catching bass. Crankbaits and spinnerbaits and especially scum frogs later in the evening. 95% of the bass I caught were over 14 in. and most were between 16-18.

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6/24/11 @ 9:34 PM
Tabsher
Tabsher
USER since 6/24/11
I go up to Hamlin fairly often, stay on Indian Pete's Bayou on Barnhardt Road. I'll be there from 6/30 through 7/5, so hopefully the fishing will be solid! I haven't been there since the second week of May but from what I've read, the Pike fishing is hot right now. Mostly spinners according to the reports. They talked a lot about crawler fishing. One report said Walleye were hot as well, but another said they had turned off....depending on your prowess I guess!

My experience on Hamlin is that the Musky aren't quite that big yet, a few stragglers aside. The Musky stocked there a little ways back probably are still in the mid-20's range so some time yet to go to get some serious action. The Largemouth fishing has gotten progressively better over the past 10 years I've been going and I personally believe this lake is going to be a prime bass lake for years to come. Similar with Pike. Used to catch snakes every other cast with MAYBE a 22"-24" fish every now and then. Now we routinely catch low-20's with some occasional 30" and bigger fish.

If you're fishing Upper Hamlin, I'd suggest the large flat near the duck blind by the narrows, the large flat out in front of Barnhardt's and the area just East of the Wilson park boat launch. Lower Hamlin, my best luck has always been south of the entrance to the State Park. There's a pretty extensive line of bluffs that cut in and out all the way down the shore line with some decent weed lines that hold big fish the further south you go.

Also on upper, there are some nice bays on the south side of the lake east of wilson park where I personally had a big blow up two years ago on a buzz bait with a very prompt break off. 5 foot bay with nice thick cabbage. Normally by the 4th there'd be a lot of the lake choked up with weed growth but the way the weather's been, it may be perfect.

Anything with a white twister tail works well along with a variety of colored rattle traps and chatter baits.

4th of July fishing is always tough between the weather, weed growth, and lake activity but hopefully this year will be different. Best of luck!!

I'll be out in a Grey Bass Tracker with Orange decals. Feel free to say "hi" if we cross paths.

Todd

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6/23/11 @ 9:50 PM
muskinater
muskinater
USER since 5/5/11
I am mainly looking for info on musky.I;ll be up for two weaks on the 4th.Are there any good guids on this lake?Has the water warmed up yet?Whats the best colors for pike & musky?

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7/30/10 @ 12:57 PM
Mr.Bass1984
Mr.Bass1984
USER since 6/12/10
Does anyone have an updated report from recently?

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7/6/10 @ 12:29 PM
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Flyingkite
Flyingkite
USER since 12/22/09

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
0 inches

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
Was up for the 4th and had to work for them. Wind was clam early in the week but was blowing prit good all weekend. Mainly hunting bass and got a couple monster gills and rockbass. Ended up with 26 lmb 2-5Lbs all fish were CPR and released. Smile

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