At 35 acres in size, Hilltop is just the right size for a small craft Do It Yourself fishery. The lake itself is long and relatively skinny with great Bass habitat including cattails, Russian olive trees, and weed beds surrounding the entire shoreline. This creates an unlimited number of pockets and undercuts to probe with a variety of flies as you work the edges from a drift boat, pontoon, or float tube. Hilltop Lake provides a quality Largemouth experience and offers a legitimate opportunity to land a 5+ pound trophy Bucketmouth on the fly.
While fishing is fishing, and they can inexplicably become lock-jawed at anytime, the fact that we restrict angler days and allow fly fishing only on Hilltop Lake gives anglers a "better than average" chance at experiencing something special. Most days the fishing is anything but technical. Largemouth bass are predators and when they set their sights on eating something, they're going to get it done! Given the dense riparian foliage surrounding the entire lake and soft mud bottom throughout, bank angling is simply not an option. Pontoon boats, drift boats, prams, float tubes, and even small rowable sleds work well and are necessary to effectively fish the lake.