Hattie was about 40% open maybe a bit more. There are 3 separate open areas; from the the West end all the way to just past the point, some in the narrows and by the old boat ramp. You can find fishable open water if you are looking for it. Dam and main boat ramp are still locked in ice.
Twin Buttes opened up significantly yesterday in the wind. About 65% of the lake is now open including the boat ramp. There is still ice in the first bay and on the East end of the lake by the first outhouse. It was open water from the West end all the way past the boat ramp and all along the North shore. Should start to fish well with chironomid flies, and eggs but we’ll have to see how this goes this year.
Fishing is fair. Flies: Scuds (olive, tan, grey), Midges (red, olive, black), Damsels (blue and green), Leeches (balanced and hot-heads), Streamers (olive, brown, orange, purple) Bait and Lures: Rapalas (fire tiger, rainbow, brown in countdown, floating, and jointed), Krocodiles, Daredevils (red/white, black/white), redworms, large nightcrawlers, Pink and green glitter powerbait
Fishing has been slow to fair. Catching a good amount of the small stockers that where put in this spring but big fish have been slow from shore, better from a boat. Lake is extremely full so bank fishing can be hard. Bait: worms of bottom, power bait (rainbow, green) Flies: big streamers, Bite-me-buggers, hot heads, eggs Luers: Dardevil (red/white, gold), rapals (brown trout, pearch)
Fishing is fair to good! Flies: chartreuse copper johns, chironomids, hot-headed leeches, wooly buggers in olive or brown, amphipods, and damsel nymphs Lures: kastmasters with red, gold, silver, or pink; rooster tails (rainbow patterns and gold); rapalas (rainbow or brown trout patterns) Bait: night crawlers
Thanks to or partners at Two Dogs for gitting out and checking some lakes yesterday. Now is a great time to look at booking your early season trip. https://www.flystore.net/two-dogs-guide-service/ Lake was 90% still iced over. Road was not passable all the way to lake.
Lake was open from the boat ramp to the aerator around to the South. the rest of the lake was capped with ice. Be careful as warm weather can effect the ice quickly. Last thickness was 6″-8″ Fishing has been Good the last two weeks. Pinks and greens working the best as of late. Photos from 3/6
Thanks to Shawn for the report Here is a fishing report from 1/19/20 Ice was 13-14 inches thick and it was a slow day. We landed 4 nice fish but we typically land 6-12 fish a day at Alsop. We used everything from Powerbait to tubes to Kastmasters and Rapalas. All the fish came on Powerbait.
Fishing has been Fair Ice is between 3″-9″ with the thicker being where wind has pushed sheets on top of each other. some nice perch coming out this week. Pink and green jigs seem to be the trick tipping with wax worms. Hattie Derby is Jan 4th & 5th and tickets are available at the store now. $35 for adult, $5 for youth(under 14)
Twin Buttes has been fishing Good Ice 2.5″-6″, thickness was extremely varied from reports but those that found ice they were comfortable with did well. Jigging raps, and darters seemed to be the trick. As always conditions can change quick so use best judgment and be safe.
Fishing is Fair from shore, Fair to Good if you can get out past the weeds in a boat. Flies: BH Prince Nymph, Damsel Nymph, Wooly Bugger (Brown, burnt orange), Adams Lures: Roostertails (brown trout, fire tiger), Mepps (silver, chartruse) Bait: Worms, Power Bait (Yellow, Green)
Fishing is Slow to Fair Please be aware of the DEQ harmful cyanobacterial blooms (HCB) adversary for this lake currently. Visit DEQ site for more info Flies: Wooly buggers (olive, brown, flashy), BH Prince, Adams, FB Scuds (rust, olive) Lures: Roostertails (brown trout, fire tiger), Thomas (gold, silver) Bait: Worms, Power Bait (Green, Orange)