National Pro Reports
INDIANA Reports
Dogwood Lake, IN
2018-04-13
I always look at this fishing report to see if anyone has added any info to it. I always find it funny how they say there are no fish in this lake or that it is poor for fishing. I have been fishing t... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Cataract 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. Cataract 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:
Indiana
Latitude:
39.46733
Maximum Depth (ft) :
50
County:
Owen
Longitude:
-86.86898
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservior
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2017-05-05
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 68
is the water toooo high to put in this weekend? may 6th 2027
Guest
2017-04-10
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 54
Crappie were biting at about 20 foot deep on drop offs on crappie rigs. Mostly small fish but pulled in about 25 in 3 hours
Guest
2015-09-16
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Going out tomorrow, thursday..17th, will let you know how the crappie are feeding fri.
Guest
2015-09-09
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
Crappie are hitting great fish 18 feet of they are hitting crank baits real good or anything chartreuse, chartreuse and white , even red are good. We fish crappie tourneys there last week 7 fish is weight in and we had 4.77 lbs with seven biggest. Probably caught over 40 with three of us on a boat.
Guest
2015-08-17
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 84
Terrible right now. No bites. We tried everything at all times. Everyone we talked to were empty handed as well. Water clarity is less than 12 inches not even close to the 3 to 6 feet this webpage states. Water temp is 84 degrees. Dog days of summer.
indyfisherman
2013-04-21
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 63
Water is very high check with Dnr about level. We went this morning we couldnot launch and the water looked like chocolate milk.
Guest
2012-03-20
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 63
Crappies in 12-15 feet of water going for jigging or slow drifting. Wind generally drifts too fast. Jig color not critical.
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Cataract Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.3
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 57 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Cataract Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.6
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 57 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Cataract Lake Crappie Rating:
3.3
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- Flood control lake often very high in the spring.
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Cataract Lake Walleye Rating:
2.9
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Cataract Lake Catfish Rating:
3.3
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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.
Cataract Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
2.3
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Cataract Lake White Bass Rating:
3.2
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Cataract Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2.2
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Cataract Lake Trout Rating:
0
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.

Sunrise:

11:00

Sunset:

00:30

Moon Phase:


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