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Welcome to 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!
Maximum Depth (ft):
Normal Elevation (ft):
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 68
is the water toooo high to put in this weekend? may 6th 2027
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
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Going out tomorrow, thursday..17th, will let you know how the crappie are feeding fri.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cataract Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 65 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Cataract Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 65. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Cataract Lake Crappie Rating:
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- Flood control lake often very high in the spring.
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will be coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding much more aggressively making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Crappie will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into schools again in the old river channels. It?s time to hit the water. Have fun today!
Cataract Lake Walleye Rating:
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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.
Cataract Lake Catfish Rating:
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Cataract Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 65 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.
Cataract Lake White Bass Rating:
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Cataract Lake Striped Bass Rating:
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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.


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