Hope Lake, Jefferson County

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12/23/17 @ 9:00 AM
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D-List
D-List
USER since 12/14/10

MOON PHASE (25%)
Waxing Crescent

Has anybody been out lately that can give a ice report 

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12/20/17 @ 8:22 AM
Reba`s daddy
Reba`s daddy
USER since 11/8/16

 A few years ago when you could park on the road and walk on and become part of a mini city the fishing was spectaculiar.Decent gills in the shallows,large pike and bass on shiners.Lake was over fished.Now that there is NO public access other than paying to use the private access,there has been less pressure but more winter kill and more fish being removed.You want quality fishing again?Convince the farmer to shut down the access for a few years to let Hope rebound and set strict regulations on limits and size.Plenty of good fishing with in a few miles of Hope.

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12/19/17 @ 3:58 PM
jaybeeturtle
jaybeeturtle
USER since 3/17/06

No hope for Hope Lake? I think it will recover in a few years. These freezeout lakes are always cyclical. I've seen Hope crash and recover a couple times in my life already. I'm 58 years old

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12/19/17 @ 10:10 AM
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.Pan Handler.
.Pan Handler.
USER since 5/8/08

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent

I went here on Saturday. Fishing was horrible. Not a scare tactic- it really was that bad. Unless you like catching dink perch that is. I know I don’t. Ice was about 2” on the south end and 4” on the north end. One area of the deep hole had literally just frozen and was unsafe. Maybe 20 guys out there, didn’t see barely anything caught all day. 

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12/17/17 @ 3:48 PM
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flagsaflyin45
flagsaflyin45
USER since 12/29/14

MOON PHASE (0%)
Waning Crescent
Don't know if it has or not but I'm gonna find out 

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12/17/17 @ 1:52 PM
Thee Frabill Flags
Thee Frabill Flags
USER since 12/8/11

Has Hope bounced back yet? Might not be worth your drive either way.

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12/17/17 @ 12:12 PM
flagsaflyin45
flagsaflyin45
USER since 12/29/14
Anyone have an ice report? Live about an hour away but would like to give it a try again soon as the ice is safe

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7/23/17 @ 10:58 PM
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murman
murman
USER since 11/4/08

MOON PHASE
New Moon

Fished this lake today.  Catch and release with some folks caught.   Honestly this lake would heal alot faster if the ice fishermen didn't keep every fish they catch 

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5/19/17 @ 10:56 AM
D-List
D-List
USER since 12/14/10

Just wandering if the farmer has it open for fishing

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1/1/17 @ 10:03 PM
sharkman154
sharkman154
USER since 12/24/12
There are still plenty of northerns in this lake but not much size. Last year i caught over 20 northerns with only one being 26". Find the weed edges in about 8-10 FOW. Use medium shiners. Large bait wont weed out smaller fish. I saw crappies pass under my hole but those 3 were the only panfish i saw out of that lake bedsides a perch. Let the panfish rest and catch and release the pike. Couple years and it will beable to produce again

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