Big Fish Alert

Mar 18 2023

Billy Morton

Fingerling

Member Since :
2011
Number of Posts :
80

Took my son and his buddy out for a couple days of fishing and lodging at Hat & Star. First off the lodge is perfect for up to 3-4 people, it's a nice little place with fridge, microwave, coffee maker, covered porch, grill, and a nice detached bathroom with shower.

We arrived wednesday 3/15 just after sunrise and had some decent success throwing 3” plastic swimbaits on jig heads. We caught around 6-8 fish with 3 of those around 3-4 pounds and 4 dinks which were transferred to the small pond. 
The following morning started much of the same with a few decent 3 and 4 pounders on plastics. The rain started around noon so we got off the water and had lunch and a short nap. Knowing the big storm was going to be rolling through we decided to leave the boat on the trailer and hit the banks. This  is where the fishing picked up. After about an hour I hooked a nice 5 pound fish and shortly later followed that up with a 7 pounder. Then a couple hours later I hooked into a fish of a lifetime, a freaking 11 pound 10 ounce GIANT! All caught on a big plastic worm. 

Mar 18 2023

David Felton

Slot Fish

Member Since :
2021
Number of Posts :
103

Congratulations Billy!  What a magnificent fish that is.  Not to mention the “small 5 and 7 pounders”...ha!

Mar 18 2023

Bob Scheidemann

Slot Fish

Member Since :
2016
Number of Posts :
223

Wow nice toad!!! Congrats!!!

Mar 18 2023

John Freeman

Slot Fish

Member Since :
2020
Number of Posts :
181

Nice fish. Great to see a DD on PWF lakes occasionally. 

Mar 18 2023

Steve Carpenter

Keeper

Member Since :
2015
Number of Posts :
380

Originaly Posted By John Freeman

Nice fish. Great to see a DD on PWF lakes occasionally. 

Wow. That impressive. Congratulations. 

Mar 19 2023

Billy Morton

Fingerling

Member Since :
2011
Number of Posts :
80

Originaly Posted By David Felton

Congratulations Billy!  What a magnificent fish that is.  Not to mention the “small 5 and 7 pounders”...ha!

Hey David, yeah I was already happy with the 5 and 7 and was thinking man this was a good trip, then I got the big surprise.

Mar 20 2023

Joshua Massoud

Keeper

Member Since :
2021
Number of Posts :
481

Boom – that’s a hammer right there. 

Mar 20 2023

Michael Svoboda

Fry

Member Since :
2011
Number of Posts :
36

Awesome! Gratz!

Mar 28 2023

Merlin Talley

Fingerling

Member Since :
2021
Number of Posts :
64

Amazing catch, Billy! How long was your adrenaline pumping after that? 🤣

Feb 10 2024

Billy Morton

Fingerling

Member Since :
2011
Number of Posts :
80

Originaly Posted By Merlin Talley

Amazing catch, Billy! How long was your adrenaline pumping after that? 🤣

For weeks! lol

Feb 11 2024

Steve Scanlon

Fry

Member Since :
2020
Number of Posts :
31

Billy – 

What a day!!  I went out two weeks ago and got skunked!

Amazing part of you write to me was the lunkers coming from the banks in what I assume was shallow water!  Caught them at the right time, end of day coming in to chase the little ones…

Fantastic – 

Steve Scanlon

Feb 12 2024

Chris Casner

Slot Fish

Member Since :
2012
Number of Posts :
219

Congrats on DD, very nice fish and great day to share with your son.