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.
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 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)