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Any of you guys heard much about Hawley Lake in the White Mountains lately?. I know this is a Gaybass lake, but Im wantin to get out of the heat for a few days. Any news? Thanx
 

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Went to Hawley lake for a few days the end of July. We stayed in the cabins up there with some friends and their kids and had a blast! The storms moved in every afternoon and the temps went down QUICK! Beautiful. Ah yes, the fishing! Great luck with bright green and also orange power bait. Go out to the small island in the middle of the lake on the side facing the boat rental place. You'll clean up! Mmmmm....good eatin too! The guy working at the Hondaa (sp?) tackle shop also recommended the Rebel crickhopper http://www.basspro-shops.com/servlet/catalog.TextId?hvarTextId=2958&hvarTarget=search and the big ant http://www.basspro-shops.com/servlet/catalog.TextId?hvarTextId=42538&hvarTarget=search

Best luck was with the cheapy power bait on a small hook with a 1" filled South Bend spin float (held in place with 1 small splitshot at each end) about 12"-18" up the line. Walmart has them cheap.

Saw people doing decent trolling also. Hope this helps (too much info? :roll: ) and have a blast!
 

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Excellent Post Nightcrawler, and NO there is no such thing as too much info when it comes to a fishing report. The crickhoppers are a hot commodity at those gaybass lakes, but Im not sure what you mean by a south bend filled spin float :?: , but im sure we will do good up there, we usually do! Thank you!! :D
 

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The spin float basically looks like a clear bobber and you fill it with water so it sinks to the bottom while allowing the hook and bait to float. Walmart carries the South Bend brand. You guys will do great! Take a sweatshirt and some rain gear!
 
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I love/hate this lake. Our family owned a cabin up there. There was a 100 year lease on the land. Apaches came in and said lease is void get out. Either take your cabin or it's ours. Was really a bad deal. We left the A frame up there. havn't been back since.
 
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I was up there three weeks ago. Trolling cowbells, but not the ones with the red keel up front. We used the smaller ones with the chrome keel. use a 24" leader to the hook (#6), and let 30-60 feet of line out behind the boat and troll slow. The setting on the minnkota was at #2 for trolling speed. The fish were in 15 feet of water. The water depth was 30 feet deep. we trolled between the north shoreline and the little island out in the middle. get on the water by 8am and you'll limit out by 11am. I hooked a really nice GB and an osprey rained down on my poor fish and flew off with it. My cowbells too! I was reeling so fast but that stupid bird was flying at me and putting slack in my line. He then veered left, slack was gone, I yanked, and got my fish and lure back. The bird said, " what the @^*!"
 

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oops, that was my response with the gay bass and the osprey. :oops:
 

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I'm going to be in the area this weekend...Bunch of buddies and I will be renting Hurricane Lake for three days to drink beer, get out of the heat, and tell lies...I have a thought though, I wonder if drop-shotting with thin line and small plastics will work?

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