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Hatfish – October 2015

November 4th, 2015

This October trip was short, windy rainy and temperatures were stuck in the low 40's.  Thursday, a steady downpour was trying hard to switch over to snow. We managed to get out on the boat a few times but mostly we just lounged by the fire and enjoyed catching up. The lake was turning over for the winter and fish were busy making travel plans but we managed to bring a few to the table Read More...

Hatfish – May 2015

July 31st, 2015

Another mild spring on Strawberry with more hiking than fishing. On May 15th I record over 30,000 steps on my Fitbit.  The fish seemed to come in bunches. Plenty of action with most of them just under a pound. On one of the last laps around the lake, I picked up the hat with this modest yet beautifully colored specimen Read More...

Hatfish – October 2013

October 30th, 2013

It was a cold, windy, rainy, snowy week on Strawberry.  We found a pile of huge Bluegills but the big bass seemed to have flown south already. This 1 lb. 3 oz. specimen was the largest of the few bass we caught this October. Mary and I were up there over the first weekend of October. It rained a lot but the temperatures were mild Read More...

Hatfish – October 2012

October 30th, 2012

Where did all those big fish from last spring go? The fall trip was unusually late this year.  The wind and weather were all over place. We caught numerous bass all right around the 1 lb 3 oz area. The Hatfish weighed in at a modest 1 lb 10 oz. He fought like champ. They all do. I caught him in front of the birdhouse on a Texas rigged Berkley 7" Pumpkinseed Power Worm Read More...

Hatfish – May 2012

May 29th, 2012

The Hat comes home with this 4 pound Bass. It was caught on a Texas Rigged 7" Berkley power Worm. Pumpkinseed, of course. It was fairly shallow in front of Brooks' place in the late morning.  The mild winter and early spring had pumped up fish population. Everywhere we went there were large schools of sizable Bluegill Read More...

Hatfish – May 2011

May 28th, 2011

I bring the hat home again with this 4lb 3oz beast

Hatfish – October 2010

January 4th, 2011

Here I am with yet another in my string of hatfishes. I caught this 2 lb 11 oz bass on a crank-bait very close to shore at Hatfish Point.

Hatfish – May 2010

January 4th, 2011

Trying to get the pictures and details together. This one goes to me.

Hatfish – October 2009

January 4th, 2011

This one may not be too big but it was big enough to claim the hat again. You gotta love Texas Rigging in October on Strawberry!

Hatfish – May 2009

January 4th, 2011

Trying to get the pictures and details together. This one goes to me.