Catchsum .... I fish around Hatfield quite a bit. I like fishing the Black River below the Lake Arbutus dam in Hatfield and along the river quite a few miles past the dam. I hike in and fish live bait and crankbaits and have success on smallmouth and walleye with a musky or pike here and there. Lots of access points along the river ... Brickyard Road, Powerhouse dam, under the tresell bridge the the canal. I don't think Emerald Lake or Buckhorn produce much ... some largemouth bass but not alot. Halls Creek has some smallmouth but the Black River is better. Take your girlfriend on a hike, maybe wading the waters and casting small rapalas .... good luck.
Hey all. I was wondering if anyone had a few general fishing spots they would like to share. I used to fish the BRF area when I was 10 years old with my grandpa. Now I’m 23 and am taking my girlfriend on a fishing trip in august. I haven’t been up here since and my grandpa used to know all the spots to catch fish. I understand fishermen don’t like to share the good spots but a point in the general direction of the lake that produces fish would be great. If not I’ll try to hone in my fishing skills from years ago. Thanks I’m advance! Best of luck.
Fished Arnolds Creek early evening for a couple hours tonight out of my kayak. Tried leeches, worms and minnows. Did not try any artificials. Got a perch and a crappie on minnows. Slow ....
Well aware of the 10 fish limit and yes there were more then 6 of us !
I hope there was at least 6 people there. Limit is 10.
Nice work tungsten. Looks like you guys had a great day.
Stay safe and good fishin!!!
4 people fishing 4 hours, not even a mark, nothing on the camera, how is everyone else doing?
This saturday is the annual walleye contest on the lake and it will be super busy just in case anyone is coming up to recreationally fish. The contest is for the local fire dept and I think that first place walleye is guaranteed like $500.
Just an FYI.
Nick, this is not the lake to chase flags at all. It’s nicknamed the Dead Sea. Expect 1 or 2 flags. I’ll p.m you some spots that produce fish but again, don’t expect anything for a great day. It hasn’t been stocked in years and has a low natural reproduction rate.