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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Kinkaid 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. Kinkaid 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:
Illinois
Latitude:
37.81882
Maximum Depth (ft):
60
County:
Jackson
Longitude:
-89.45961
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Register

Guest
2012-09-17
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 75
9/16 Overcast and calm, rained about 8-9 am. Got to lake at 9:30 fished till 6:30 .All areas fished were about 75, water pretty clear. Fished coves,mainlake points, and mainlake shorelines. Caught 7 bass, biggest was arount 2 lbs. Used 4\'chompers in pretty dark green. Also tried, rattletraps,buzzbaits,with no luck. fished from shore out to about 12=15 ft, most bites were shallow-maybe 6 ft. Buddy tried to crappie fish with jigs some but no luck
Kinkaid Lake General Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Great Muskie lake and fun to party on
General Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Kinkaid Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.2
Kinkaid Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- they like Rocky and grassy areas
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Kinkaid Lake at 50 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Kinkaid Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.8
Kinkaid Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 50 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Kinkaid Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Kinkaid Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Fall Fishing Tip provided by Guide Chatt Martin: One tactic is all you need. Trolling. Get a pink or black colored crankbait that gets down 8-12 feet (I like Bandit 200 and 300 series crankbaits), and put it 80-100 feet behind a boat and drive that boat around in 8-12 feet of water pretty slow. 1.2-1.8 miles per hour seems to be the blessed speed. You will catch crappies, and you'll be surprised how many. This is a great tactic when you don't have a fishfinder.
Kinkaid Lake Walleye Rating:
3.9
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Kinkaid Lake Catfish Rating:
4.2
Kinkaid Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Kinkaid Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
0
Kinkaid Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Kinkaid Lake White Bass Rating:
0
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Kinkaid Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2.2
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

07:09 CST

Sunset:

16:36 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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