Hamlin Lake Fishing Reports

Fishing is Great on Hamlin Lake! Hamlin Lake and its bayous offer an outstanding variety of fish including tiger muskie, northern pike, walleye, large and small mouth bass, perch, crappie and bluegill. Lake Michigan salmon and steelhead are seasonally plentiful at the dam site. Boat and motor rentals, launch ramps, bait, supplies, food and gas are never too far away.



Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for March 6, 2014

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on March 6th, 2014
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Slow start to the day with minimal fishing.
Evening things picked up with about 20 fishermen passing through. It was a late bite with many small fish . Most of the fishing taking place in the crappy ground area, Indian Pete Bayou, and near the narrows . Glow tungsten is still the hot tackle of choice. Fishing was said to have been in 18-24 ft of water, two ft off the bottom. Make sure to get out this weekend and fish.....
Stop in at Hamlin Grocery for all your bait and tackle needs.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for March 4, 2014

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on March 4th, 2014
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Still catching fish!!
Much ice with the below normal temps.
Riley Calhoun with fish he caught on Tuesday.
Still about 6-12 men in each morning to fish, though reports have slowed down.
Plan to head up to the lake tonight and get a detailed report on conditions and fish.
Stop in and see us for all your bait and tackle needs.
Vaughn

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for March 2, 2014

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on March 2nd, 2014
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A successful afternoon of fishing on upper Hamlin. Fishing near Indian Pete Bayou in about 18 ft of water. Said to be about 8 men out fishing up until dark . Stop into Hamlin Grocery for all your bait and tackle needs.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Feb 28, 2014

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on February 28th, 2014
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Best bite evening from 6-9 p.m. Panfish and nice crappie. Fishing North-West of Indian Pete, near the narrows in about 24 ft . of water
Tungsten tackle in various glow colors .
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Don't forget to stop in, show me your fish & give me a report .
Thank-you !
Vaughn

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Feb 28, 2014

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on February 27th, 2014
Was producing some bluegills, crappie and walleye. Early morning or late evening was best. Try 10 to 18 feet along the weed beds with Hali jigs and small spoons with wax worms or cut bait such as the head of a minnow.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Feb 20, 2014

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on February 20th, 2014
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Great night of fishing on Hamlin Lake.
Good bite off of Upper Hamlin. Fishing west of Wilson Hill in Crappie ground, Troy caught this nice "Bag" of fish. Water depth to be 16-22 foot with a glow tungsten and a minow , bait just two foot off of the bottom. Two hours of fishing just before dusk. Great job Troy!!
I was told no quads were on the lake as it was a bit slushy . I will keep you posted on all the latest. Have a great weekend everyone.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Feb 18, 2014

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on February 18th, 2014
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Catch of the day !!
Evening catch off of Wilson Hill Park.
Kodak tungsten yellow and orange glow used.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Feb 15, 2014

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on February 15th, 2014
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Beautiful sunny day of fishing & nice bite. Many out on the lake with several area fishing tournaments going on. Perch, bluegill , & crappie were said to be the most plentiful. We had about 50 fishermen in yesterday (am) , many bringing back fish. Sleds and quads were all out on the ice.
Hope everyone is able to get out and relax and catch fish this holiday weekend (Happy Presidents Day). We had fresh bait delivered this morning , along with all the hot lures ( colors ) being used on Hamlin Lake.
Stop in and tell me about your day/ evening of fishing, love to see your fish. Have fun & be safe! Happy fishing!!
Vaughn

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Feb 13, 2014

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on February 13th, 2014
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Few fishing reports coming in today. Evening bite was good, bluegill small with a fair amount of 81/2 -9 inch. Sleds a d quads are both out on upper Hamlin.
Stop into Hamlin Grocery for all your bait and tackle needs. Remember this is a free fishing weeken! Enjoy ! !!

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Feb 9, 2014

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on February 9th, 2014
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Paul Knudsen 1st Place

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Brian Madl Longest Fish

Hamlin Hooker's 4th Annual Ice Fishing Tournament was a great success and an event that was enjoyed by many. There was a total of 33 entries. Of the 33, thirty-one participants braved the elements to fish the tournament. Bluegills, Crappies, Rock Bass, Perch, Pike and Walleye were caught throughout the day. 17 of the 31 fishing the tournament returned to Hamlin Grocery by 5:00pm with their catches where point values were given based on length and species. First place winner with a cash pay out of $660 was Paul Knudsen with a total of 46 points. Second place was Troy Veeneman with 38 points. Third place was Steve Waite with 30 points. Fourth place was David Yeager with 27 points. Fifth place was Deric Evans with 24 points. Winner of the longest fish was Brian Madl bringing in a 27" pike. Winner of the largest bluegill brought a tie between Paul Knudsen and Troy Veeneman, both bringing in 9" bluegills. Thank you fishermen, volunteers, and Hamlin Grocery staff for making the Hamlin Hooker's 4th Annual Ice Fishing Tournament a success and fun-filled local event.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Jan 31, 2014

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on January 31st, 2014
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About a dozen fishing on the lake today. Slush is starting to tighten up. Crappie being caught on the upper lake, minimal pan fish.....smaller in size. Best catch just before dark.
Forecast for Hamlin Hookers 4th annual fishing tournament favorable ( Feb. 8th 7a.m.-5p.m.).
Watch for all the latest post here.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Jan 28, 2014

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on January 28th, 2014
Slow morning on Hamlin Lake ....
About 5 inches of snow, 6 plus inches of slush, 12 inches of honeycomb ice, and 12 inches of black ice. As of today, no quads !!! Most fishing has been panfish and walking distance of the park.
Stop in and check out our fishing tackle and grab your snacks and "beverages".
Remember , share your photos and fishing stories with me.
Vaughn

Hamlin Lake Fishing Report January 24, 2014

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on January 24th, 2014
Good morning from Hamlin Grocery!!!
It is a very cold, windy, single digit start to the day with blizzard conditions forecasted. I really don't have much to report.......
Waters are said to be somewhat cloudy , so very little spearing has been going on. A few panfish (perch & bluegill) being caught. It's been pretty slow. I had two brave souls in for bait this a.m. -- Sean McDonald, and Chris Quick. Both men love to fish and don't let Mother Nature slow them down.
I will post any reports that come in today, and over the weekend. If you should be out today, PLEASE dress for the conditions...... and drive safely. The roads are starting to drift. Have a great weekend!
Vaughn

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report January 14, 2014

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on January 14th, 2014
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Unfavorable fishing conditions . Snow, rain/freezing rain, and winds...
Troy V made it out in the early evening hours. Fishing in about 9ft. of water off of Indian Pete he caught a "mess" of Bluegill at about 5p.m. As for the upper lake , I had very few fishermen in for bait, and minimal reports of fish being caught. Thanks for the picture and the report Troy!

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Jan 2, 2014

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on January 2nd, 2014
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Hot fishing tip for the day ......
Other then the typical bluegill area east of Wilson Hill Park, word is fish "GILLS" are being caught at South Bayou......East from the launch. Wax worms with a white Fiska was used by this fisherman. With wax worm 3 feet off the bottom in about 10 ft. waer, limit was caught in hours just before dusk.
Also some nice crappie being caught in the 12/14 inch range around dusk. The ice is about 10 inches thick and its a simple walk out.
Cold temps right now, remember to dress warm and be safe. Please stop in and show me your catch . Grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, and tell me your fishing stories. Love to see your fish ! Happy New Year, 2014 is off to a great start.

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