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Lake: Hine Lake
Fish: Largemouth Bass

Hine Lake Bass

Post By: Ziriux      Posted: 2/23/2016 8:18:37 PM     Points: 0    
Hey All,

I've fished Hine Lake for about 2 years now, I have caught some decent size trout and it's great. Few times I run into fellow anglers and we talk fishing and they mention there is bass there. I've never seen or caught a bass there and most anglers say they haven't but that there are bass in it.

I'm not asking for tips or spots or anything like that. Just want to simply know if it's true that bass does exist there?
 Reply by: ColoradoOutdoorsman      Posted: 2/23/2016 8:28:17 PM     Points: 821
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 2/23/2016 9:23:38 PM     Points: 44142
Ive fished there several times with no luck but my observation is the lake is loaded with crawdads. Thats all Ive caught and they are big. Use craw lures for sure.
 Reply by: Ziriux      Posted: 2/23/2016 9:26:12 PM     Points: 0
That's pretty funny Bron. Last few times i went there I catch about 4 rainsbows and 7 or so crawds, I've learned those things love salmon eggs. Yet to catch a bass.
 Reply by: ADub TT      Posted: 2/23/2016 9:46:24 PM     Points: 423
That's funny, I did not know there were trout there, that's my hood, 3 kids graduated from DRHS, fished Hine way back in the day- at least 20 years ago +/-
dam good LMB and bluegill in the past, anyone else that may remember "heyday" of Hine knows about really nice covered boardwalk-pier like structure that went from southeast shore across to southwest shore, endless hours spent there raising my chitlins fishing off the boardwalk. Point being, once bass n gills are there, they are there..
Pretty sure there are saugeyes too
 Reply by: esoxrocks      Posted: 2/23/2016 10:10:05 PM     Points: 2506
ADub- back in the day I probably walked by you guys on that pier dragging my own two boys behind me while pulling in countless bluegills. Good times. My wife still teaches at Summit Ridge and my kids went to Chatfield.
 Reply by: Ziriux      Posted: 2/23/2016 10:18:44 PM     Points: 0

I was surprised there was rainbow trout in there, the water is definitely something I see bass being in there. I don't think they even stock it with trout, i'm sure it was illegally released in there.
 Reply by: brookieflyfisher      Posted: 2/24/2016 4:08:20 PM     Points: 6172
"I'm not looking for spots or anything" .... "Hey guys let's talk all about what's in this small body of water"

Remember what I posted in your blue river thread? Well...
 Reply by: shiverfix      Posted: 2/24/2016 4:24:37 PM     Points: 3900
In any lake you want to find out has bass, just put a minnow or worm under a bobber and cast to an area that looks "bassy," maybe along reeds, or a sandy hump, or the rocks of a dam. You should start catching 8" to 12" bass. If there are little bass in the lake, there are big ones somewhere. At that point you switch to the serious gear and start your search.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 2/24/2016 5:18:19 PM     Points: 10447
I soak my crawdaddy traps there.....tons of craws . . .where there's craws theres . . .I see a few guys walking the rocks throwing something . . .anybody willing to walk a rock dam to throw something must know something . .
go give the place a work out . .report back,try different times of the yr too.
 Reply by: Ziriux      Posted: 2/24/2016 6:09:43 PM     Points: 0
Hey Brookie,

Your posts add no value to them sometimes, this is one of them, by simply not commenting would have been better, but you're entitled to say things, so i can't stop you.

Why do you have to be rude? Question is simple and you didn't even answer it so why comment.
 Reply by: da_teacher      Posted: 2/24/2016 6:16:53 PM     Points: 57
@brookie... Totally agree.

@z... Bro, small bodies of water can't stand up to the pressure. Share techniques and try them out at your locations. Blowing up spots, hotspotting help anybody.
 Reply by: Ziriux      Posted: 2/24/2016 7:17:02 PM     Points: 0
I've fished this lake once before not the most impressive, personally I do not like going to it, but I volunteer at a church and take the kids on fishing trips and I like taking them to small waters.

@ Brookie,

From reading my posts on here you should know I never shy away from sharing information on lakes to visit, the hot spots, conditions and what bait or lure works, I will continue to do so. Last time I checked the rules specifically this one:

"This forum is intended to share ideas, opinions, fishing information, ask questions, and more, and has to be a place where everyone feels comfortable participating."

.. allows me to share any information I can.

I have got my question answered a while ago. Have a great night and happy fishing!
 Reply by: ColoradoOutdoorsman      Posted: 2/24/2016 7:20:45 PM     Points: 821
Find up Z!
 Reply by: culinarypunk      Posted: 2/24/2016 7:26:35 PM     Points: 84485
 Reply by: ColoradoOutdoorsman      Posted: 2/24/2016 7:46:21 PM     Points: 821
These pictures were taken several years ago and that year was the only year I've ever seen bass in that lake. My buddy caught some way back when I was about 10 but they were tiny and we haven't caught any since then.
 Reply by: River_FlyFisher      Posted: 2/24/2016 7:52:33 PM     Points: 3109
There USED to be a lot of good Bass in this lake. But word got out in the surrounding community, and it got nearly cleaned out. Been fishing here since the 90's, and with the growth in the area, it's not what it used to be unfortunately.
 Reply by: Ziriux      Posted: 2/24/2016 7:57:37 PM     Points: 0
From reading all about it, it's a no go for me when it comes to bass, and i certainly don't like fishing for perch.

Thanks Outdoors.
 Reply by: brookieflyfisher      Posted: 2/24/2016 10:15:16 PM     Points: 6172
So this comes up from time to time.


So you go to a restaurant. You buy your meal and the check comes. Do you tip? or do you just pay for the meal? You tip, since that's considered good etiquette and common courtesy. Are there any laws about it? No. Are you still expected to do so? You bet.

So there are no rules against hot spotting. Does that mean you *should* do it? No.


You don't share every bit of info of your life to everyone around you right? Well, think of the internet as a megaphone. Would you pick up that megaphone and have everything you say amplified so total strangers can hear?

Obviously, the lines around etiquette and oversharing can be blurry. But just like any other social norm, you tend to learn from those that are more experienced. Like golf there are certain sets of unwritten rules that everyone (more or less) plays by in order to ensure a quality experience for all.

I'm trying to let you know that, perhaps, it may be useful to listen, be patient, and learn from the rest of the community. Perhaps all this attention on Hine, Harper, and the rest will be detrimental to the respective fisheries, irreparably damaging them and leaving us all worse off.
 Reply by: brookieflyfisher      Posted: 2/24/2016 10:22:31 PM     Points: 6172
Wondering what to post about instead? Here are some guidelines that I follow. If it's under 100 acres, just don't mention it by name, at least for now. Conditions updates via the update form are totally fine, and welcomed. Curious about fish species in a lake? Use the CPW website and the "fish species" page on this website to find out. Wondering how to catch bass out of the pond? Ask a question like "what's a good way to chase bass in the springtime?" or "top 10 spring bass baits" (we love talking shop about our favorite lures!). Still no luck? Ask someone to fish with you! Most of us are happy to take people fishing, and you'll find us all to be quite open one-on-one or in a small group.

Also remember that google is your friend and often a better resource than a bunch of people on a forum.

Tight lines.

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 Reply by: Abel1      Posted: 2/24/2016 10:33:28 PM     Points: 206

Read FishingDJ's post and you will get the idea. He's a maestro!

For example if your wanting to fish a small body of water and you suspect there may be bass in there then start a post asking for recommendations on catching bass from a small body of water. Don't name the place specifically. Then take the recommendations and give them a try. I have fly fishing on my list for this year and I have gained enough information from DJ's posts to try any river with certain types of flies he has suggested. What the heck something has to work somewhere right. You learn a little as you go. Share your stories and techniques with everyone just don't be a name dropper. You'll thank yourself later. Good luck!
 Reply by: River_FlyFisher      Posted: 2/24/2016 10:55:50 PM     Points: 3109
Excellent posts BFF!!! Unfortunately, I fear the hot-spotting damage is already done. Thankfully the thread was pulled.
 Reply by: GrabBass      Posted: 2/25/2016 12:02:25 AM     Points: 298
Definitely bass in there! I know people have caught MA largemouths out of there within the last few years. Just gotta know the lake. I frequently walk the rock dam throwing "something" for "something" lol
 Reply by: River_FlyFisher      Posted: 2/25/2016 12:33:18 AM     Points: 3109
And a lot of folks are done giving you good advice now.

Don't let my points fool you, I've been here on FxR almost 10 years. L8r.
 Reply by: Ziriux      Posted: 2/25/2016 7:55:41 AM     Points: 0
@ River,

Good thing I don't come here for advice. :p
 Reply by: ultralightfanatic      Posted: 2/25/2016 9:28:59 AM     Points: 814
smh.......good thing I have popcorn. Carry on.
 Reply by: shiverfix      Posted: 2/25/2016 9:35:13 AM     Points: 3900
^^^ Yup, I wish we had the popcorn emoji (:
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 2/25/2016 9:54:37 AM     Points: 44142
Here you go.

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