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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake George 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. Lake George 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:
41.4258940000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
55
County:
Rock Island
Longitude:
-90.8242670000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
0-1 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Trolling Only
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2014-04-22
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 56
Went over to Lake George during the lunch hour today, Wednesday, April 22, 2014. Water temperature was 55-56 degrees. Caught a beatiful 4 1/2 pound large mouth bass from the shore under a downed tree. Used a white buzz bait.
Guest
2011-04-06
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 48
six hurs of heavy fishing produced 2 fish. 1 hybrid stripped bass which was over 10lbs. and one Muskie. 32" both caught on a red eye shad lip less crank bait . the hybrid was caught on the south east bank of the east cove on a shallow flat, and the muskie was caught on a main lake point in wood laydowns. the lure presentation was a yo yo technique. pop your rod a couple times them let it sink a while. Vary your retreive . 04-03-11
Lake George Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake George Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Remember,bass will almost always take live bait,so use sunfish or bluegill
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake George at 41 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.
Lake George Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
Lake George 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 41 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.
Lake George Crappie Rating:
3
Lake George Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
Lake George Walleye Rating:
2.5
Lake George Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye function very well in the colder water temperatures. Try fishing some open flats and definitely use live bait when the water temperature is this low. Plastics with scent added will also produce results, but nothing beats live bait for walleye.
Lake George Catfish Rating:
3
Lake George 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.
Lake George Spotted Bass Rating:
2.5
Lake George 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.
Lake George White Bass Rating:
3
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake George Striped Bass Rating:
2.5
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

Sunrise:

06:57 CST

Sunset:

19:19 CST

Moon Phase:


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