Ice is 1”-4”. Hattie has a wide variance in thickness and quality of ice today but was capped. A couple of fisherman where brave enough to venture out by the dam and boat ramp which had around 4” of ice. Reports from the rest of the lake varies from 1”-3” all the way up to upper lake along the shore but not enough for us to venture out a verify today. Looks like a good start for now but needs some more cold.
The fishing is Fair to Good right now. Kokanee are spawning by the dam and in the spillway, but trout fishing is still fair to slow from shore. Best flies right now: Bloodworms, Hot Head Leech, BWO Best Lures: Pink, orange, or silver spoons and spinners Best Baits: Worms, Orange Salmon Eggs
The fishing is Fair right now. Fishing is best if you can get out from shore, even 20 yards out. Still waiting to hear about the impacts of the smallmouth and walleye stocking. Best flies right now: Chironomids, Thin Mint, Mr. QT Best Lures: Copper Kastmaster, Firetiger Rapala, Red/Silver Swedish Pimple Best Baits: Worms, Chartreuse Garlic Powerbait
The fishing is Fair right now. With the warmer days to rainbows and kokanee are moving back out a little deeper Best flies right now: Thin Mint, Goldie, Renegade, BWO Best Lures: Red/White Daredevil, Rainbow Trout Blue Fox, Firetiger Rapala Best Baits: Worms, Florescent Red Powerbait
Hattie has wide variations in the ice thicknesses an quality. 1″-4″ of ice from the reports from fisherman(not enough for me to venture out on this one). Had enough ice by the dam that some brave souls where out on it. Looks like we may finally have a good solid start to build on.
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)