Ice Fishing Reports
In the Ludington area the most popular areas for ice fishing are Pere Marquette Lake and Hamlin Lake.
Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for January 19th, 2011
The Ice Man Tournament went very well this year. The winning team consisted of Bart Sitarz & Joe Jaworski from Illinois, who caught 15 fish with a total weight of 6.03 lbs. The best local team of David and Raymond Yeagar took 9th place with 14 fish caught weighing a total of 4.04 lbs. Because the tournament took place 3 weeks earlier this year, the crappies weren't as plentiful and the bluegill were a bit on the small side. While live bait was used, plastics and schoolbus fiskas were the choice baits for the ice men. Additionally, over 120 kids participated in Saturday's Kid's Camp event, exceeding by far the tournout for the year prior. We are looking forward to next year's third annual NAIFC Ice Man Tournament.
More slush and snow on the ice in addition to the pressure from fishing are pushing fish sizes down. Fishermen are still going out, crappies are down in numbers but there are still plenty of bluegill. Hopefully our cold temperatures will be positive and help the fish kick back in. Hamlin Grocery continues to carry live bait as well as decoys, golden shines, suckers, blues, spikes, plastics, and all other hot tackle. The store is open daily from 6am to 10pm, and the bait shop is open from 6am to 6pm.
Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for January 12th, 2011
Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for January 5th, 2011
The Ice Man Fishing Tournament has 39 teams registered so far. You can still sign up until Friday, January 8th. For more information, follow any of the links below:
Ice Man Fishing Tournament
Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for December 29th, 2010
Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for December 22nd, 2010
Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for December 16th, 2010
Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for December 14th, 2010
Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for December 13th, 2010
Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for December 11th, 2010
Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for December 10th, 2010
Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Report for December 9th, 2010
Getting Ready for Winter Ice Fishing - November 11, 2010
2011 NAIFC Tournament on Hamlin Lake
For more tournament information, see this story.