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Black Hat, Leonard
Reservation Number : 20221
Property Name : Black Hat
Reservation Date : 02/04/2019 PM - 02/04/2019 PM
Total Fish/Sizes : 9
Lures Used : crankbait, chatter bait, T-rig worm, T- craw. Jig and craw, spinnerbait, buzz bait, underspin,
Tom Dillon and I fished Black Hat in the afternoon. 9 fish landed and returned, all healthy and fat. Square bill crankbait green over white and white chatterbait worked. Nothing else did.
Air temp 70-75, water temp 55-57. Sunny day, 10-13 mph SSW wind until dusk. Water clear with greenish tinge, visibility 6-8 feet. Vegetation abundant in 6-8 feet of water or less, non-emergent at this time. Lake is full; PVC marking brush piles a foot under water.
Started at the boat house and worked our way south to the point and the dam. No strikes at all fishing both deep and shallow. Drifted down the eastern bank with no success. Moved to the shallows on the north end and began to get multiple strikes on both a square bill crank bait green over white and a white chatterbait. We caught all nine fish between 3:47 and 5 pm, the last in the shallow rip rap on the point back at the south end of the lake as we were headed home.
What worked: crank bait and chatter bait in the shallow water 4-5 feet deep, above vegetation
What did not work: buzzbait, underspin w paddletail, spinnerbait, T-rigged worm or craw, Jig craw, brushtail jig, jerk bait,
As always, however, a fabulous day on a beautiful PWF property.