Hagg Lake

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Phillip Neidhart

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Fished Hagg Lake yesterday and you would have thought it was July. The mesquitoes were just unbelievabe and so were the crowds. The water was still 49 degrees and fishing was very slow. After noon, what bite there was just died. By next week the water should warm up a few degrees, and the fishing should improve. We had a decent day, but we really had to work for it. Most boaters had 0 to 2 fish, and the bankers didn't look too busy either.
But, a good sunburn was had by all!
Fishkiller
 
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Yeah it was a rough day out there. caught three between 8-9:30am in the morning from the bank and lost one halway in, my buddy caught two in the same time period. After 11 for us bite died! Looking forward to warmer water!
 
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Went yesterday fished most of the day and caught 4 trout out of a boat. Tons of people. Hope the water warms up.
 
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I would go on wednesday. Yesterday, it was like 70 degs, today, 78, and tomorrow, supposedly 75 and day after tomorrow is gonna be mid-high 60s. Water should be bit warmer after all those 70's.
 
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skunked....damn it.... tried everything in the tacklebox.... multiple colors of powerbait, microjigs, spinners, you name it.....i tried it.... not even a bite. GRRRR
 
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Have You Kissed a Bass Today???
Many times fish are holding in about 10-15% of the total water area...

You hav to be in the rite place, at the right time, at the right depth, with the right lure/bait.............................:D

Many times using a lure u have to cast 1000-1500 or more times a day to be somewhat sucessfull.................:rolleyes:

Many fishin' folks hav multiple rods with different lures/baits.


Happy fishin'..............................:)


Happy Easter to Y'all & Your Beloved Ones...
 
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Yeah....i hear you there Hawk....i have fished Hagg a number if times, but I have not been skunked in ages. I did really well there about 3 weeks ago. Caught the 10lb monster in the photo on some power eggs over by ramp 'a'

We also caught about 3 more average stocker-sized fish on this same outing. We just decided to call it a day after we caught that burly rainbow. A good day at the lake indeed. I love to fish spinners so I am easily bored this time of the year when the fish are lethargic and need a lot of coaxing to strike. Hagg has always been best fished with powerbait for me. Using fancy plastic and metal lures has never really produced for me there. Oh well.... I will try again another day.
 
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Nice fish man, i went on last tuesday and fished for about 4 hrs and got 1 bite then lost it. i heard the boats were catching about two each.
 
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Which ramp, what depth, and what direction were you trolling? Did you say green or red flatfish?
 
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Keep Trying

Keep Trying

Ramp C troll to the right for 1000 yards, then reverse. I tried every color, but only hot red worked. The lure must be something that wobbles enough to irritate them. Spinner baits aren't working yet. Depth is 5 to 7 feet. Good luck!
 
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Phillip
What time of day do you have most luck? Is it worth being there at sunrise?
Thanks!
 
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Start Time

We try to get an early start for the morning bite, but you never know what they are going to do. Afternoons can be good when you get some wind on the water. It's going to stay tough until the water gets to about 55 degrees, and it's only 48-49 degrees now.
Phillip
 
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Early seems to be better, but seems like I can't get my partner there on time:rolleyes:
 
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I have most of luck in the evenings...powerbait has been the best for me...mainly white sometimes with sparkles. I have noticed the best fishing is the month of May.
 
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umm...yes? im glad to see you are literate.

yes I am literate. Also "im" should be spelled I'm. The apostrphe sign ('), as used: should indicate the omission of one or more letters in a word. You might want to relax a little.
 
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