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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Rathbun Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Rathbun Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Iowa
Latitude:
40.886722
Maximum Depth (ft):
50
County:
Appanoose
Longitude:
-93.014663
Normal Elevation (ft):
904
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
11000
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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2013-07-01
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
live bait has been bring in the big ones , remember want big fish use big bait and bobbers are the ticket ,let that bait swim.
Rathbun Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
72 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Rathbun Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 72. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Rathbun Lake Crappie Rating:
3
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie prefer this water temperature and will be actively feeding and staying in solid patterns. Baitfish are more active and schooling in all parts of the lake in this water temperature.
Rathbun Lake Walleye Rating:
3
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
This is the water temperature of choice for walleye. They are feeding well and moving in patterns that should be fairly easy to pick up and capitalize on today. Baitfish are not at the peak of activity but they will be in good supply in the deeper water. The lake is really turning on this time of year and the fish should be biting well.
Rathbun Lake Catfish Rating:
4
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. Itís perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
Rathbun Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 72 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Rathbun Lake White Bass Rating:
3
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Rathbun Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Rathbun Lake Trout Rating:
3
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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

Sunrise:

06:09 CST

Sunset:

20:27 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full