Thought it might be helpful to others to post a Hancock Lake report. I have fished the lake 5 times this late spring and summer w/ the latest experience of August 2,2007 AM . I have caught nothing but stunted trout! They are trout from 6-12" that have large heads and skinny bodies. This lake has been fished hard over the last couple of years and in my opinion, i think it's in trouble.The lake has an inlet and a outlet and should be an excellent watershed for natural spawning but i don't think that is happening to keep things in balance.
It's just one guy's opinion but i think the lake has been over harvested!In fact, i spoke w/ a guy this morning who said he has fished Black lake many times this year w/o catching a fish and he feels that it has been fished out.He said the previous year that he saw on many occasions guys w/ stringers of 18" trout. Guess what!
Hancock charges $200/person to fish on their property and in my opinion, it's NOT worth it!