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Anglers love fishing on Hamlin Lake during the winter. Hamlin Lake is located just four miles north of Ludington in West Michigan. Ice fishing on Hamlin Lake is a great way to enjoy the winter--just set up a shanty and get ready to catch some bluegills, crappies, perch, walleye, pike and muskie. Throughout the year, 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 within the Ludington State Park. Boat and motor rentals, launch ramps, bait, supplies, food and gas are never too far away.

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Hamlin Lake Fishing Report for Mar 31, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on March 31st, 2015
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The 2014/2015 ice fishing season is now over. One last group of pictures of the last week of fishing. Thank-you to all the fishermen for another great winter. I look forward to seeing all of you for Spring fishing. Vaughn

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Hamlin Lake Fishing Report for Mar 20, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on March 20th, 2015
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Cooler temps, the ice is still holding. Shoreline said to be OK. The locals are hopeful for a extended fishing season. Fishing in water to the shallow side, many nice fish being caught. Tungsten still the tackle of choice (Glow), wax worms as the bait. Dress warm as I hear the temperature will be dropping. Have fun and be safe! Vaughn

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Hamlin Lake Fishing Report for Mar 19, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on March 19th, 2015
Anglers were catching a mixed bag of fish including a fair number of bluegill.

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Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Mar 15, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on March 15th, 2015
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Another great day to be fishing on Hamlin Lake. Still plenty of ice and yes, a little slush. Said to be some big areas of water and slush mix at the shoreline. Quads and sleds out without much trouble. With the cooler night temps maybe we will have ice a little longer. Fish being caught in approximately 12 ft + of water. Mix bag of fish being caught, with tungsten jigs (glow) spikes & wax worms. Last day of live bait (or until we sell out) at Hamlin Grocery, we will continue to sell spikes and wax. Happy fishing!

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Mar 11, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on March 11th, 2015
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Still much fishing on Hamlin Lake. Said to be much slush, but still plenty of ice. Sleds still out and fairly easy to get around on. With the amount of slush, told its difficult it's suggested to leave the quads home. Fishing in various depths of water & a mixed bag of fish. A large number of colors and styles of tackle being used. Have fun and be safe.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Mar 7, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on March 7th, 2015
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Though it has been cold & windy, and fishing is said to have slowed down ...Still nice catch of bluegill being brought in.
Forecast for sun and warmer temps, try to get out and enjoy nature.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Mar 1, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on March 1st, 2015
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Cold... Fish being caught in much deeper water. Much slush, defiantly a work out just to get to the fish. Bait being used for the most part, wax worms, Tungsten jigs (glows), Fire tiger is the hot jig. Average water depth is about 28 ft. Dress warm, be safe......

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Feb 22, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on February 22nd, 2015
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Reports of slower fishing on Hamlin Lake. Shhh...I hear,
WALLEYE !!! A local Hamlin customer has found them.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Feb 21, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on February 21st, 2015
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With several area fishing tournaments on Hamlin Lake many fishermen abound . Cold temps , fishing had been a bit temperamental....Today however...bluegill. Nice catch in about 22 ft of water, using a tungsten sun glow jig. Cold temps to be moving back in tonight for several days. Hope everyone is able to get out and enjoy the beautiful day and fish.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Feb 16, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on February 16th, 2015
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Good morning! A weekend of unfavorable fishing conditions, Mother Nature socked us hard...A few fishermen report catch of a wide mix. For the most part the "bite" has been slow the last few days. Much ice and plenty of fish time if you care to brave the cold. Dress warm, remember to stop in at Hamlin Grocery for all your fishing and snack needs! Happy fishing!

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Feb 15, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on February 15th, 2015
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Great walleye being caught on Hamlin Lake!

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Feb 14, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on February 14th, 2015
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What a crazy day yesterday .... Near blizzard conditions with the wind & zero visibility. Hope for better fishing today. Be safe and prosperous fishing to all!

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Feb 12, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on February 12th, 2015
Anglers are catching bluegills, perch and a few walleye. Those using tip-ups or spearing are taking a few pike.

2015 Hamlin Hooker’s Ice Fishing Tournament Winners

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on February 8th, 2015
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1st Place - Chris Porter, 69 pts
2nd Place - Ged Strzynski, 63 pts
3rd Place - John Tanis, 61 pts
4th Place - Craig Coleman, 50 pts
5th Place - Brent Weighmink, 48 pts

Longest Fish - Chuck Habermahl, 27” Pike
Longest Bluegill/Rock Bass - Ged Strzynski, 10” Rock Bass
Longest Yellow Perch - John Tanis, 12”

For additional details about Hamlin Hooker's winning catches, see our story about the Hamlin Hooker's Ice Fishing Tournament.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Feb 8, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on February 8th, 2015
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A busy week on Hamlin, many fish being caught. Had a excellent day Sat Feb 7th with the annual Hamlin Hookers Fishing Tournament.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Feb 5, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on February 5th, 2015
Anglers are catching perch and panfish.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for January 29, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on January 30th, 2015
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A cold windy night on Hamlin Lake...A few that braved the elements were successful with a bounty of fish. Great job area fishermen & ladies!!! Keep the fish and the stories of your catch coming in. Stop in for your morning bait, coffee and snacks. Hamlin Grocery is open 6am-10pm.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Jan 30, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on January 30th, 2015
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Pat Barcelli and the Muskie he speared on Hamlin Lake off of Wilson Hill. Jan. 30,15 - 48 inches, 38 lbs.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Jan. 29, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on January 29th, 2015
Was giving up a fair number of panfish including bluegill, crappie and perch.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Jan. 26, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on January 26th, 2015
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Sat. Was another great night for "gills" for several fishermen. Glow tungsten with spikes..... Fishing in deeper water.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Jan. 25, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on January 25th, 2015
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A few reports from our guys who spear with some average size pike, also some nice catch on tip-ups!
Would like to remind everyone that Hamlin Hookers annual tournament will be Feb7th (Sat).
Come on out and join in on the fun .
100% cash pay out with great prizes.
Kids tournament Feb 8th., the first 55 kids will be registered. Each child will receive a pole, bait pick, and ice skimmer.
Any questions call Hamlin Grocery 843-2058

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Jan. 25, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on January 25th, 2015
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Narrows area and west midweek fishing. Some nice walleye......
As you all are aware, I can only report walleye being caught. As for location, you will have to fish around.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Jan. 25, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on January 25th, 2015
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A week of warmer temps and then cool down....
A "mixed bag" of fish.
Beginning of week/ midweek.
West of Wilson Hill was the hot spot. Bluegills 13 ft. Of water with a Spartan glow as tackle, and red spikes as bait.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Jan. 22, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on January 22nd, 2015
Is producing a fair number of bluegill, crappie and perch. Try fishing the bayous with minnows, wax worms or spikes.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Jan. 13, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on January 13th, 2015
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Sunfish, "gills", and crappie all part of the catch of the day with daily limit.
Fishing in 17 ft. of water just off the bottom .....
Reports of 5-7 inches of good ice.
Quads and sleds now reported in use on the Upper Lake. Please use caution and respect in your travels!
Hot tackle of the day is, tungsten orange school bus. Waxworms and spikes seem to be the bait in demand.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Jan. 9, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on January 9th, 2015
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Several groups out in the a.m and p.m. Evening fishing was deemed to be more desirable and put forth more fish. After Thursdays storm, fish moved out to deeper water and did not seem quite as interested in the bite. Having to work a little harder and fight the night wind, the catch was considerably smaller. The tackle used again being Glow tungsten. Fishing the buoys (North & Indian Pete), and Upper (Wilson Hill, Victory Park) seem to be the most common and popular areas to fish. The ice is said to be 4-8 inches. Fishermen said to be venturing to the west (Narrows area). Ice said to be much more sketchy in this area.
Please remember the reports are given to me by area fisher men and I am in no way saying that the ice on Hamlin Lake is safe.
We remind you to use caution and common sense. Take your spud (safety pack) with you, and fish with a buddy. Wishing you a happy safe fishing season with a bounty of fish. Bring your fish by for a picture, tell me you big fish stories or woes. I will vicariously fish through your stories and reports. Wax worms , Spikes, Mousies Perch minnows , and Golden Shiners now available in the bait ship. Fish, fish . Fish !!!! Stay posted for the next fishing report. Watch for registry for Hamlin Hookers 5th annual fishing tournament taking place on Sat Feb 7th. Kids tournament Feb. 8th

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Jan. 8, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on January 8th, 2015
Ice anglers can be found targeting bluegill, crappie and perch in Indian Pete's Bayou, the North Bayou, Middle Bayou and the South Bayou.

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for Jan. 8, 2015

Posted for Hamlin Lake by Vaughn Flewelling of Hamlin Grocery on January 8th, 2015
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Time again for the daily fishing reports. Fishermen have been out on Hamlin Lake for about the last four weeks. Being on the cautious side I chose to wait to give my reports, siding with safety.

Jan.8th was a blustery day with zero visibility.
Was surprised to hear from area fisherman "Troy" that he had ventured out. After about two hours of fishing, he returned with his limit of bluegill. Said he fished in the upper Hamlin area in about 8 ft. of water, ice said to be four plus inches. Fishing just off the bottom he used a tungsten jig (glow red tiger), with wax-worm. Conditions were not favorable or ideal but I think this fisherman enjoyed the challenge and thrill of Mother Natures fury.
Have fun, be safe !
Vaughn / Hamlin Grocery


HAMLIN LAKE FISHING REPORTS:


2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010

ALL AREA FISHING REPORTS:


Hamlin Lake - Pentwater - Manistee - Ludington - Pere Marquette River


Last Updated: 08-06-2015 02:31 PM ID: 1669