Hobart Lake

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Hobart_Lake

Went out on the lake on wednesday the 14th of Dec- saw a few with the vex, caught only one. Long day with no reward. Probably won't go back this year unless someone tells me otherwise.


Name: honker
City: fargo
Date: Saturday December 03, 2005
Time: 08:29:42 PM

Hobart_Lake

ice is 7" saw a few fish on the graf but no takers


Name: The Professional
City: Fargo
Date: Friday December 02, 2005
Time: 12:21:27 PM

Hobart_Lake

Anyone venturing out on hobart? I have really enjoyed the lake for the past few years and I'm anxious to get back on the ice. What are the ice conditions?


Name: oumaima
City: kenitra
Date: Friday May 20, 2005
Time: 03:45:02 PM

Hobart_Lake

barbie


Name: fishbit
City: fargo
Date: Wednesday March 16, 2005
Time: 06:09:46 PM

Hobart_Lake

I RECIEVED A CALL FROM FRIEND LEAVING HOBART, FISHED MOST OF THE DAY SW OF INTERSTATE 94. CAUGHT LOTS AND LOTS OF PERCH, BUT ONLY KEPT 2. BETTER THEN NONE.


Name: fishbit
City: fargo
Date: Monday March 14, 2005
Time: 06:25:43 PM

Hobart_Lake

I did not fish hobart last weekend. but I heard it was good on saturday. 15 to 20 perch caught sw of I94.


Name: Gene Norling
City: Tonka Bay
Date: Sunday March 13, 2005
Time: 01:01:25 PM

Hobart_Lake

We are thinking of trying Hobart lake west of Valley City ND next friday Mar 18 2005. I was wondering if anyone has fished it recently for perch and how did they do....


Name: Scott
City: Fargo
Date: Tuesday February 15, 2005
Time: 03:54:23 PM

Hobart_Lake

I fished Hobart a couple of winters ago and did really good.I was wondering how the bite has been this winter?Would like to know if it's not a wasted trip. Thanks.


Name: unlucky
City: lisbon
Date: Wednesday February 09, 2005
Time: 07:30:18 PM

Hobart_Lake

Sunday January 30,2005

fished hobart, had some luck early in the morning. Then it died down aroud 11 am. We took home about 17keepers.


Name: fishbit
City: fargo
Date: Saturday February 05, 2005
Time: 07:42:17 PM

Hobart_Lake

talked to a friend at 1pm today, he was fishing since daybreak, no luck. he was on southwest side of interstate.


Name: blue bear
City: jamestown n.d.
Date: Tuesday January 25, 2005
Time: 09:22:39 PM

Hobart_Lake

how is the fishing on the east side of the lake


Name: Perch king
City: Fargo
Date: Wednesday January 19, 2005
Time: 12:22:44 AM

Hobart_Lake

Where is the lake at? I have heard some good things and am looking to get into some jumbo's. how is the bite now that the front moved through, and how thick is the ice?

Thanks


Name: fishbit
City: fargo
Date: Monday January 17, 2005
Time: 08:07:16 PM

Hobart_Lake

a friend just called, fish hobart today, windy and cold, kept7 perch, s side of interstate.


Name: luv2hunt
City: finley
Date: Tuesday January 11, 2005
Time: 10:46:21 PM

Hobart_Lake

fished 1/09, caught 15 nice perch on the south side. marked alot of fish with the vexilar, best results came off rapalas tipped with a minnow head.


Name: sellner
City: dalton
Date: Friday January 07, 2005
Time: 09:28:11 PM

Hobart_Lake

did u use a vexilar and what side of the road did u fish


Name: luv2hunt
City: finley
Date: Thursday January 06, 2005
Time: 10:50:22 PM

Hobart_Lake

fished all day today, caught 4 keepers. Talked to a couple other guys, same results slow


Name: fishbit
City: fargo
Date: Tuesday January 04, 2005
Time: 05:49:52 PM

Hobart_Lake

i hear south side of interstate on hobart, 11 to 13 inch perch caught this morning.


Name: ndoutdrz
City: SE ND
Date: Friday December 31, 2004
Time: 06:53:45 AM

Hobart_Lake

sellner, yes the lake is frozen over. About 13 inches of ice but not much activity as far as driving on it yet.


Name: sellner
City: Dalton
Date: Tuesday December 07, 2004
Time: 07:23:36 PM

Hobart_Lake

is the lake froze and ready to ice fish on yet?????


Name: steve
City: fargo
Date: Thursday January 22, 2004
Time: 02:05:18 AM

Hobart_Lake

fished Hobart on wednesday Jan 14 hammered the pearch


Name: bghgf
City: ghfghf
: hfdhsx 
Date: Friday January 16, 2004
Time: 10:17:39 AM

Hobart_Lake

Your e-mail request was forwarded to me for response. You asked the status of Hobart Lake and whether or not it was open to year round fishing. It is open to year round fishing. It is an easement refuge with the US Fish and Wildlife Service but language in the easement states that one of the purposes is to allow for fishing. I know there was some confusion in past years but it's since been discussed and dealt with. Thanks for your interest.


Name: gabe
City: fargo
Date: Sunday January 11, 2004
Time: 10:41:55 AM

Hobart_Lake

fished S hobart sat.very slow bite brang six home 9".


Name: outdrznd
City: SE ND
Date: Friday January 09, 2004
Time: 09:45:39 PM

Hobart_Lake

Fish are biting, nice ones too!!!! It's good to see that the lake has become active again.


Name: outdrznd
City: Horace
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 04:06:13 PM

Hobart_Lake

gone huntin, I am not so certain either if access with a boat is permitted or not. If you scroll down a ways, you will see a post I had made inserting a copy of an email I received from Terry Steinwand(Chief fisheries division)stating that Hobart IS OPEN to year around fishing. I should check with him regarding the boat issue.


Name: gone huntin
City: fargo
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 04:39:33 PM

Hobart_Lake

IF I'am correct, you cannot fish Hobart after Ice off. Hobart is a waterfowl refuge, which means that you cannot put a boat on the lake at all. The only time you can fish the lake is off shore or on the ice in the winter after all the waterfowl has left the area. Correct me if I'am wrong?


Name: outdrznd
City: Horace
: outdrznd@aol.com
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 03:16:13 PM

Hobart_Lake

Has anyone tried the open water fishing on Hobart?? It could be a great opportunity to check for any action with the perch.


Name: MN hater
City: bis
Date: Thursday February 06, 2003
Time: 04:45:13 PM

Hobart_Lake

That is an insult. Yah we need minnesotans to teach us how to fish, just like we need minnesotans to teach us how to hunt. What a joke!!  <rest of post snipped by webmaster>

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Name: Thull
City: Rosemount  MN
Date: Tuesday February 04, 2003
Time: 04:43:03 PM

Hobart_Lake

Maybe you need some Minnesota fisherman, to show you how to fish. :)


Name: Brad Anderson
City: Fargo
Date: Thursday January 16, 2003
Time: 02:48:57 PM

Hobart_Lake

I have heard Hobart is full of perch this year, only problem is that their not hungry!! Somebody SUPPOSEDLY took a underwater camera out there and saw perch so until you go out there who knows?? I have seen people fishing out there lately, don't know if they caught anything or not, just a thought


Name: Claytus
City: W. Fargo
Date: Sunday December 29, 2002
Time: 05:03:16 PM

Hobart_Lake

Hobart is pretty dwindled; you might catch 1 or 2 there but I would wait a couple years to see if it rebounds. Sanborn Lake off of ND 1 going alright. Tons of fish, mostly real tiny; I haven't caught a perch that small since a Minn. lake. Also have had decent luck at Heinrich Martin for perch and sunnies. There's not even suppose to be any perch out there, but we caught them. Dumb illegal dumping; like the sunnies weren't stunted before. Good Luck


Name: Bandit
City: Westfargo
Date: Saturday December 28, 2002
Time: 05:08:55 PM

Hobart_Lake

Is Hobart dead?I wanted too take my four year old boy out and slam some perch but havent heard nothing about it this year?


Name: gabe
City: fargo
: honker12000@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday December 07, 2002
Time: 08:25:26 PM

Hobart_Lake

hit n.hobart sat.not a bite nothing on the graff.tried moon lake 2 6"pertch bad first day,they have to bite sooner or latter?talked to 4 other guys on hobart nothing.


Name: Spess
City: Fargo
Date: Friday December 06, 2002
Time: 06:16:42 PM

Hobart_Lake

Fished Hobart, Friday, December 6. Skunked. Talk to three other groups and there was one fish between them. Is there any truth to the possible kill off from some Algae?? Curious? Last winter out there was a blast.


Name: Skunked Again
City: Forman
Date: Friday December 06, 2002
Time: 11:15:27 AM

Hobart_Lake

Thanks for the info, now is there anywhere I can get a list of where the heck these lakes are at? I would appreciate it. I grew up around the areas, but we used to call them sloughs. Thanks


Name: Allen
City: G-Forks
Date: Thursday December 05, 2002
Time: 12:40:36 PM

Hobart_Lake

http://www.state.nd.us/gnf/fishing/stockinglist.html

Skunked again, the above link is NDGF's web site on stocking lists.


Name: Skunked Again
City: Forman
: Rodney.D.Kramer@sendit.nodak.edu
Date: Thursday December 05, 2002
Time: 10:16:12 AM

Hobart_Lake

I was just wondering if anyone knew of a place that I could download, or buy, a list of lakes that have recently been stocked. Thanks


Name: outdrznd
City: horace
Date: Tuesday December 03, 2002
Time: 02:16:17 AM

Hobart_Lake

Thanks ND833 for the ice info for Hobart. It should be doing fine by this weekend with this cold weather!! Hows the ice in your neck of the woods doing??


Name: ND833
City: Jamestonw
Date: Tuesday December 03, 2002
Time: 01:27:46 AM

Hobart_Lake

Fished Hobart on 12/01/02. 10 to 12 other anglers. Nobody had a bite all afternoon. Ice varied from 5 to 3 inches.


Name: outdrznd
City: Horace
: outdrznd@aol.com
Date: Monday December 02, 2002
Time: 10:30:10 PM

Hobart_Lake

I am looking for ice condition reports for Hobart and/or other area lakes like St Mary's. I hope someone can advise me of these ice conditions as my son and I are planning to punch some holes this weekend.(Saturday)


Name: sully
City: moorhead
: fishtrap66@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday November 30, 2002
Time: 01:11:31 AM

Hobart_Lake

i heard that there is 6 inches of ice, but there is some water on top but i dont think youll have to worrie about that after today.


Name: gabe
City: fargo
: honker12000@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday November 28, 2002
Time: 09:16:55 AM

Hobart_Lake

me and a friend went to hobart last saterday on the north side the one bay was frozen with scatterd patches of water we went to some other area lakes about 2"of ice and scattered patches of water hope to punch some holes soon.


Name: sully
City: moorhead
: fishtrap66@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday November 27, 2002
Time: 11:00:14 PM

Hobart_Lake

hows the ice doing on hobart? and how thick is it


Name: outdrznd
City: Horace
Date: Monday November 18, 2002
Time: 12:04:34 PM

Hobart_Lake

I also emailed NDGF and received the following reply from Terry Steinwand of the Fisheries Division. This should help with anyone else's curiosity.

Blair:

Your e-mail request was forwarded to me for response. You asked the status of Hobart Lake and whether or not it was open to year round fishing. It is open to year round fishing. It is an easement refuge with the US Fish and Wildlife Service but language in the easement states that one of the purposes is to allow for fishing. I know there was some confusion in past years but it's since been discussed and dealt with. Thanks for your interest.

Terry R. Steinwand

Chief, Fisheries Division

(701)-328-6313


Name: Scott McNamee
City: Grand Forks
: scott@invoman.com
Date: Friday November 15, 2002
Time: 09:23:04 PM

Hobart_Lake

sorry for the tests


Scott McNamee
Grand Forks
scott@invoman.com
Friday November 15, 2002
09:18:31 PM


Auggie264
Fargo/Devils Lake

Thursday November 14, 2002
02:06:57 PM

I talked to a game warden a couple of weeks ago and fishing on Hobart was opened to year round. I might have go to Devils Lake via Jamestown and make a pit stop at Hobart.


Snowman
West Fargo

Wednesday November 06, 2002
09:22:52 AM

If there was someone out there, I believe he was there illegally. Hobart is closed until December 10th because it is either considered a waterfowl refuge or rest area.


njsimonson
Valley City/Grand Forks
njsimonson@hotmail.com
Tuesday November 05, 2002
08:40:21 AM

Ok, not to freak anyone out, or get anyone's hopes up. But a reliable source told me there was someone out on the 2-3" of ice that was on hobart last weekend catching perch. More balls than brains I'd guess, but heck, that's a testament to a die-hard (or wet and cold) ice fisherman. I don't think deer opener will allow any of us to icefish this weekend, as temps will be in the mid-40s with rain. But its a sign that maybe the hard water is just a couple weeks away.


outdrznd
Horace

Saturday October 19, 2002
12:11:27 PM

I am getting very anxious to start jigging for those jumbos!!!!!I think I will have to set the house up in the garage and practice the jigging technique. LOL..I still have to achieve bagging my deer before i can ice fish though, I will be needing jerky and sausage while hard water fishing.


njsimonson
Valley City
njsimonson@hotmail.com
Wednesday February 20, 2002
10:08:23 AM

Fished Hobart this weekend, steady action on Saturday and Monday morning, size seems to be smaller, but still a fair share of keepers. Kept 25 keepers on Sat, and caught about 8 keepers on Mon, but released the latter. Great place to take a kid fishing, steady action, and no serious ice experience needed, drop a line, hit the bottom, and bring it up 6 inches, and BAM you're in business. There are less vehicles and less pressure on the ice. Some people were still driving, but I refrain from doing so when I can, and I did. The number of anglers on the lake has dropped as well.


Jeff
Fargo

Wednesday February 13, 2002
07:47:53 AM

Is the ice at Hobart still in good shape after the warm temperatures? Planning on going Saturday, but don't want to fish for my pickup. Also, is St. Mary's producing any fish of any size?


fishinnurse
jamestown

Wednesday February 13, 2002
06:35:41 AM

Scott.. directions to Hobart..heading west out of Valley..take the 1st exit..take a right there..you are on old 10 now..Hobart is approx 4-5 mi..it is on the south side of the road..altho i have seen houses at times on the north side too..Hope this helps..Good Luck


Scott
Fargo
scott@srftc.com
Tuesday February 12, 2002
09:23:04 AM

Where is Hobart Lake from Valley City?


fishinnurse
jamestown

Saturday February 09, 2002
05:25:37 PM

I was on Hobart on Monday the 4th.. the bite was slow but caught some nice 12 inchers.. thru back several 10's tho too..took home about a dozen ..I took my 2-year old granddaughter and she wasn't as impressed as I thought she would be.. altho..she says she is ready to go again..we'll see :)


Jiffy
Fargo

Tuesday January 29, 2002
08:32:40 AM

Had excellent luck on Sat. 26th. We were one of the first ones on the lake and did'nt see the huge town on the east side of the lake. We just got the vex. out and started locating fish everywhere. We were in 13' of water right on the NE corner of the lake about 300 yards from the highway. Ended up catching aprx. 80 fish between the 2 of us and kept 20 all 10" and up. We could'nt even get our second lines in the water until about 10. All in all it was probably the best weekend out there. If there was anybody out there in that big town please write in. Interested to see how it was over there. Good Luck


fishinnurse
jamestown

Wednesday January 23, 2002
05:52:53 AM

FISHED HOBART FRI 1/18 AND MON 1/21..WE HAD REAL GOOD LUCK..I CAUGHT 4-14IN+ PERCH..WE BROUGHT HOME 40 IN THOSE 2 DAYS..EVERYTHING WAS OVER 10IN..WE MUST HAVE THROWN BACK TWICE THAT MANY SMALLER ONES..FANTATASTIC PERCH ACTION!!! AS MUCH AS I THINK THAT LAKE SHOULD BE FISHED OUT BY NOW, I WILL BE HEADING BACK TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK :) .. >))">


fishinnurse
jamestown

Wednesday January 23, 2002
05:52:46 AM

FISHED HOBART FRI 1/18 AND MON 1/21..WE HAD REAL GOOD LUCK..I CAUGHT 4-14IN+ PERCH..WE BROUGHT HOME 40 IN THOSE 2 DAYS..EVERYTHING WAS OVER 10IN..WE MUST HAVE THROWN BACK TWICE THAT MANY SMALLER ONES..FANTATASTIC PERCH ACTION!!! AS MUCH AS I THINK THAT LAKE SHOULD BE FISHED OUT BY NOW, I WILL BE HEADING BACK TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK :) .. >))">


Jeff
Fargo

Saturday January 19, 2002
09:58:25 PM

Fished Hobart from 10:30am - 5:00pm in about 20 ft of water caught 40 to 50 perch. Kept 9 of the bigger ones. marked quite a lot. 6 year old caught his first fish. I think he really enjoyed himself on the ice. The bobber was busy every minute or two. It was the best Perch action I have enjoyed for quite sometime. Ice was in pretty good shape, somewhere between 16 and 18 inches. Quite a few people fishing today. Maybe try St. Marys Lake just south of Hobart tommorrow.


starman
fargo

Thursday January 17, 2002
11:25:09 AM

Ice condition very good on Hobart Ice should be 18-20 by weekend. My brother fished the lake Tues. he kept 1 for every 3 or 4 he caught. They say the south part of the lake which is south of the interstate has bigger fish. I don't know I have'nt been on that side yet this year. Fish close to the bottom, however every once and awhile I would spot one on the vex that would be 3-5 feet off the bottom and lift up the bait and catch it. Good luck and have a nice day.


Jeff
Fargo

Thursday January 17, 2002
10:11:56 AM

Thinking about taking my 6 and 10 year old kids to Hobart on Saturday, January 19th, But worried what that warm temperatures did to the ice. Are people driving all over the lake. A little more cautious with kids and of-course their mother is very nervous about anybody driving on a lake. I fished and drove on Hobart January 6th and there was no problem them. Any info would be great!


scottgforks
Grand Forks
scott@invoman.com
Tuesday January 15, 2002
05:44:22 PM

Welcome Starman!

Hopefully folks will find this new page. It seems as though Hobart Lake is quite popular? I sure hope we start getting some fishing reports from Hobart.


Starman
Fargo

Tuesday January 15, 2002
09:55:52 AM

Fishing has been steady on the Hobart lake. Every once in a while will catch a 13 incher. On average you will throw back 4 or 5 to every keeper you catch. Ice is in good shape and about 16-17 inches thick. Good luck and have a good day.

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