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Headed to Hazel Creek Lake Tomorrow

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I just joined the forum today after searching for Hazel Creek Lake info and finding the majority on here. I live about 30 minutes from HCL and love to fish the bucketmouths. I will be doing my best to work some points and brush areas with a kayak tomorrow. Hopefully I can find a couple nice ones to pull my fishing yak around the lake. If anyone has any advice on the bite there this time of year it would be greatly appreciated. I hope to start fishing it pretty regularly and would be happy to give any Intel I can to any travelling from further away to fish this lake.

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I had my first run in with a muskie at Hazel Creek, and they will hit anything a bass will. 

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I'm actually hoping not to tangle with any Muskie. I have little experience with those alligators.

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I fished it once and caught two muskies on   french  fry worms . Didnt catch a lot of bass . I want to go back , its a good looking lake .

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I love fishing that lake, but it's over 3 hours away so it's not often I make it there. The biggest bass I've ever hooked was in that lake, well over 10 pounds, spun and pulled our 16' johnboat a good ways before it straightened my hook. 10 of the 11 muskie I've caught were from there too including my PB 42 incher. A majority of my big bass out there have come from the lower half of the lake, basically from the north boat ramp cove straight across, south to the other ramp. 

These are some of the bass from my last trip there with my BIL.

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I was there  years ago when my daughters went to school in Kirksville . Thanks for mentioning it again. Will have to plan a trip  up there and hit Thousand Hills State Park again also.

 

Last time I was there it was electric only, could not run gas motors. Can you run your outboard now?

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5 hours ago, kjfishman said:

I was there  years ago when my daughters went to school in Kirksville . Thanks for mentioning it again. Will have to plan a trip  up there and hit Thousand Hills State Park again also.

 

Last time I was there it was electric only, could not run gas motors. Can you run your outboard now?

It was still electric only a few years ago when I was there last but I saw several people running their motors still. 

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I'm thinking about heading up there this month.  Can't say I've fished a lake with musky in it before.  Do you ever do anything with steel leaders, or just go fish with normal bass gear?

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13 hours ago, RubberDuck said:

I'm thinking about heading up there this month.  Can't say I've fished a lake with musky in it before.  Do you ever do anything with steel leaders, or just go fish with normal bass gear?

If you're going to target them on purpose, use a leader. If you're after bass, it's kind of dealer's choice. The lake is pretty full of timber, so most of what I use is soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and buzzbaits along with some squarebills and other topwaters. I have never used a leader with my bass baits and never been bit off by one that I can think of but my BIL lost a sqarebill to one on one of his first cast of the day our last time there.

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Sorry it took so long to get back to this thread. The lake is still electric only. I kayak fished it and caught a few small ones on plastics, but nothing of note. They seemed to be on the main points and in timber, but the bite was slow. I am excited to get back out there again soon hopefully.

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