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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Lou Yaeger 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 Lou Yaeger 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:
39.2306050000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Montgomery
Longitude:
-89.5995550000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
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Water Clarity:
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Surface Area (acres):
0
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Guest
2015-03-14
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Its march 14th... im wondering if anyone is doing any good catfishing
Guest
2013-08-07
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
Caught a 9\" freshwater drum a few coves north of Rainmaker campgrounds on 8/3/13. I was surprised, had no idea that species inhabited the lake.
Lake Lou Yaeger Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Lou Yaeger Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
66 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.
Lake Lou Yaeger Smallmouth Bass Rating:
1
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 66. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Lake Lou Yaeger Crappie Rating:
3
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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.
Lake Lou Yaeger Walleye Rating:
4.5
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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.
Lake Lou Yaeger Catfish Rating:
3
Lake Lou Yaeger Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Channel Catfish and Blue Catfish (if they exist in the lake) are actively
feeding in the shallow coves on dead shad especially during warm sunny days. Try
using shad guts and smelly dough baits. If you do not like the smelly baits,
night crawler worms will work too, because the spring rains often wash them into
the lake and catfish are feeding on them too. On cold days, the fish sometimes
retreat to deeper water. Flathead Catfish are just starting to wake up too. Some
of the biggest fish can be caught on live Bluegills in shallow coves at night
especially in coves close to their deep water wintering holes. Spring rains
means flowing water and catfish take full advantage of this during this time of
the year. Look for catfish to stack up at the mouth of the creeks as they flow
into the lake. The water from the shallow creeks tends to be warmer and also the
flowing water brings food from the creeks to the catfish. Try night crawler or
fresh cut shad or Bluegill for bait for best results. Try fishing both on the
bottom and with floats for fast action.
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Lou Yaeger Spotted Bass Rating:
0
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 66 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.
Lake Lou Yaeger White Bass Rating:
0
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Lou Yaeger Striped Bass Rating:
3
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

07:16 CST

Sunset:

18:09 CST

Moon Phase:


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