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 Fishing Report for Jan. 14, 2012

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on January 14th, 2012
We are still patiently waiting for adequate ice for fishing. As of January 14th, there is ice formulating on the North Bayou but there is still open water. At Indian Pete Bayou, there is approximately 2 inches of ice, however, it's not solid. Local fishermen have been out on the ice and reportedly catching pan fish but we have been told the ice is unsafe. At Upper Hamlin (Wilson Hill, Barnhart area) there is walkable ice at the shore to 17 feet out, but it is thin and unsafe. At the pressure point, there is open water with swans and ducks contently swimming. We are told there is safe fishing on Lincoln Lake and some inland lakes but once again fish at your own risk. We will have live bait when we feel ice conditions are safe for fishing, hopefully next week! JUST IN - Large order of Fiskas (school bus and many new colors), Skandia's, jet sleds and custom made poles. Stop in and check out our large selection of jigs and tackle. **Reminder-don't forget to register to enter the 2nd Annual Hamlin Hooker's Ice Fishing Tournament. This Individual tournament will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012, 7:00am to 5:00pm, entry fee $20, 100% cash payout. Other great prizes for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, place and longest perch. Registration is at Hamlin Grocery. Register by January 31st. and be entered into the bait bucket giveaway worth over $100 in ice fishing merchandise.

Fishing Report October 14, 2011 - Fall Fishing on Hamlin Lake

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on October 14th, 2011
It won't be long before the lake levels are lowered, so be sure to fit in at least one more great day on Hamlin Lake. Currently, we're not hearing much fishing news since the season is winding down, but we've had some local reports of walleye catches. As usual, the fishermen aren't giving away their secret locations. The green foam around the lake's perimeter has subsided, so the water is clearer around the beds. We're gearing up for our ice fishing tournaments and we'll post details here as we get them. We're looking at end of January or beginning of February and hope to have the dates firm by the end of October. Remember we offer bait from 6am-10pm daily.

Hamlin Lake Fishing Report for August 2, 2011

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on August 2nd, 2011
On Saturday, 7/30 a group of fishermen went out fishing on Hamlin Lake from 6:00am to 12:00pm. They were fishing in water 12-14 feet deep and reported catching 4 walleye, 4 bass and 3 pike along the waters weedy edge. After an extended fishing dry spell it was good to hear that nice fish are being caught once again. Stop into Hamlin Grocery on your way to the lake to pick up worms, crawlers, tackle, and all your party needs. We look forward to hearing your fishing reports and all of your fishing stories!! - Vaughn

Hamlin Lake Fishing Report for July 21, 2011

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on July 21st, 2011
Was good for bluegill, crappie and perch especially in the North Bayou and Indian Pete's Bayou. Look for bass along the drop-offs and structure.

Hamlin Lake Fishing Report for July 20, 2011

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on July 20th, 2011
Fishing remains fairly constant with good catches of bluegill, bass and perch. Perch fishing has been terrific, but sizes are small, so there's a lot of catch and release going on. Not much talk about the walleye fishing lately. With our recent hot weather, the lake has been busy with boat and jet ski traffic, so early morning and late evening fishing is best. Baits of choice are wax worms and crawlers.

Hamlin Lake Fishing Report July 8, 2011

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on July 8th, 2011
Many pan fish are being caught in upper hamlin off Wilson Hill in recent days. Large quantities of small lake perch caught and released. Nice blue gills and bass. Good keepers are 7 to 9 inches. Reports of nice walleye but as in past reports, local fishermen remain tight lipped about their location. Much activity with the 4th of July holiday. Many boats made for hard time fishing. Baits of choice, worms, crawlers, leeches, and wax worms. Stop in on your way to the lake for all your bait, tackle, and party supplies.

Hamlin Lake Fishing Report for June 30, 2011

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on June 30th, 2011
Anglers are catching northern pike while trolling with spinner lures and getting Bass with crawlers. A lot of perch and panfish have been caught as well as crappie while using wax worms. Walleye are scarce right now.

Hamlin Lake Fishing Report for June 23, 2011

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on June 23rd, 2011
Anglers are catching northern pike while trolling with spinner lures and getting Bass with crawlers. A lot of perch and panfish have been caught as well as crappie while using wax worms. Walleye are scarce right now.

Hamlin Lake Fishing Report June 21, 2011

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on June 21st, 2011
Fishing is very productive on Hamlin Lake lately, with reports of nice quantities of good-sized bluegills being caught. Anglers are also reporting exceptional bass fishing and great walleye catches. The good fishing has been going on everyday for some time now, possibly due to a change in the weather. The fish are biting on worms, crawlers and wax worms.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for March 9, 2011

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on March 9th, 2011
We've had good traffic in the store, and many patrons are reporting on how current fishing conditions are on the upswing. Although Lower Hamlin Lake is getting slushy in several places, Upper Hamlin Lake ice is still adequate. We've had reports of perch being caught at 10" or larger on the Upper Lake. Anglers are catching nice bluegills, decent numbers of pike, and crappie fishing is going well. Overall action is improving compared to the past few weeks.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for February 9th, 2011

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on February 9th, 2011
10-12 inches of snow and heavy slush reported on the ice yet still a good base. The lake is still accessible to snowmobiles but difficult for quads. Many small panfish, perch being caught. Moderate size blue gills are being caught and evening crappies are still reportedly slow. Receiving reports of nice walleye being caught off of Partridge Point. The cold temperatures will harden the slush by the weekend.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the 1st. annual Hamlin Hooker's Ice Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 12th. You can enter the tournament by registering at Hamlin Grocery up until Friday, Feb. 11th. For information call Hamlin Grocery 231-843-2058 or checkout our facebook page or our website at www.HamlinGrocery.com. 100% cash pay out for 1st. place. 2nd place -Sheppel Rover Flip-over Shanty, 3rd place - Aquaview Fish Camera. $150.00 cash for longest fish and $200.00 certificate for a fish mount provided by Chris Hansen. Please join us for the Thank You Afterglow at Tamarac Club House 5:30-7pm. Sloppy Joes and Beverages will be served.

Hamlin Lake Fishing Report for January 27, 2011

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on January 27th, 2011
Should also be giving up bluegill, crappie and perch. For crappie, try the drop-off along the Narrows. For walleye, try just south of the Narrows and fish early morning or late evening.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for January 27th, 2011

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on January 27th, 2011
Currently, there is about 10 inches of ice on the lake. Alot of fishermen are going out on fool with no problems. Mostly, small perch are being caught, however a small quantity of nice-sized bluegill are being caught as well. Evenings seem to be good for crappies, many are going out for those. There are a few local guys getting walleye as well, but they fish in their secret spots.

We're getting ready for our Hamlin Hookers Ice Fishing Tournament on the 12th. Anyone is welcome to enter, note there is a $15 entry fee. For more information, follow the link below:

Hamlin Hookers Ice Fishing Tournament

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for January 19th, 2011

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on January 19th, 2011
Hamlin Grocery is sponsoring it's first annual "Hamlin Hookers" Ice Fishing Tournament this year on February 12th. For more details, check out www.HamlinLake.com or visit Hamlin Grocery on the corner of N. Jebavy Drive and Dewey Road.

The Ice Man Tournament went very well this year. The winning team consisted of Bart Sitarz & Joe Jaworski from Illinois, who caught 15 fish with a total weight of 6.03 lbs. The best local team of David and Raymond Yeagar took 9th place with 14 fish caught weighing a total of 4.04 lbs. Because the tournament took place 3 weeks earlier this year, the crappies weren't as plentiful and the bluegill were a bit on the small side. While live bait was used, plastics and schoolbus fiskas were the choice baits for the ice men. Additionally, over 120 kids participated in Saturday's Kid's Camp event, exceeding by far the tournout for the year prior. We are looking forward to next year's third annual NAIFC Ice Man Tournament.

More slush and snow on the ice in addition to the pressure from fishing are pushing fish sizes down. Fishermen are still going out, crappies are down in numbers but there are still plenty of bluegill. Hopefully our cold temperatures will be positive and help the fish kick back in. Hamlin Grocery continues to carry live bait as well as decoys, golden shines, suckers, blues, spikes, plastics, and all other hot tackle. The store is open daily from 6am to 10pm, and the bait shop is open from 6am to 6pm.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for January 12th, 2011

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on January 12th, 2011
Ice fishermen are catching nice-sized bluegill, at the moment they are easy to find. Some are looking for crappies. Icemen are also in town and have been scoping out fishing on the lake. Fish populations are under increasing pressure. The weekend will be pretty busy with the tournament; good luck to all fishermen! Go to HamlinLakeIceFishing.com for details about the NAIFC events taking place this weekend.


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