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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Monroe 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. Monroe 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:
39.058218
Maximum Depth (ft):
30
County:
Brown
Longitude:
-86.418672
Normal Elevation (ft):
538
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
10750
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2013-11-08
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 59
We had 6 keepers with the best 5 going 18lbs. Got them on spinnerbaits and 1 on a spook!
Guest
2013-06-26
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
Fishing for flatties is on full swing right now
Guest
2013-06-10
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
The Hybrids were slow to bite the water temp was 76 and trolling was ok only caught two
Guest
2013-06-09
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Went to fairfax about three weeks ago and caught a flathead about 30 # on a huge bluegill she sure was a lunker lol.
Guest
2013-05-12
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Went fishing by the dam from shore 2weeks Ago and caught one wally
Guest
2013-04-23
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 50
The day was cold and the water was muddy. John and Ric caught 15+ slab crappie on the east end using Blakemore Slabdaddies and Nothead jigs. To see a photo, visit www.tomsguideservice.com.
Guest
2013-04-07
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 45
The air temperature was cool and the water temperature was in the mid-40\'s. Travis, Cole, and Shayne caught over 150 crappie, with 4 nice slab crappie. The fish were caught on minnows and Nothead jigs. To see photo, go to http://tomsguideservice.com/FishingReport.aspx
Guest
2012-03-18
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 48
The crappie were biting in the afternoon. We caught 10 slab crappie on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Roadrunners. To see a picture, go to http://www.tomsguideservice.com/FishingReport.aspx
Guest
2012-03-10
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 46
The day was extremely windy. The water was stained and 46 degrees. We caught 9 slab crappie and lots of smaller ones on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies in 10 to 12 feet of water. For more info, go to tomsguideservice.com.
Guest
2011-06-05
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature:
The morning started out slow, but at around 1:00 in the afternoon, the fishing picked up and we caught 25 nice slab crappie; the largest being 16 1/4 inches. The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Roadrunners. To see a picture, go to http://www.tomsguideservice.com/FishingReport.aspx
Monroe Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3
Monroe Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Monroe Lake at 42 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.
Monroe Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
Monroe 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 42 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.
Monroe Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Monroe Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Crappie are scaterd below the dam but are feeding. The best way to locate crappie is to find slow
moving current tipped off with 4 to 6 # test line with a crappie Crankbait or a minnow slow
presentation is the key
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will just be starting their migrating runs from deep river channels toward major tributaries. They will suspend in open water and channels in deep water and cover on the break lines. Crappie will stage off primary and secondary points this time of year while they are getting ready for spawn. Make sure you don?t forget the river channels, especially with structure and sharp breaks in deep water. Some crappy will hang back in this area waiting to come up to the staging areas. Drifting and slow (REALLY SLOW) trolling with jigs and other artificials work great this time of year. Always look for baitfish schools and concentrate more time when you see the bait.
Monroe Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
Monroe Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- First find out if this lake even have walleye swimming around? Night time,weeds,and use maxraps
by rapala or berkley frenzy shad ... Colors to use red,white,pink,and make sure u use holographic
lures ... So night shallow weed lines with deep waters near
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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.
Monroe Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
Monroe Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- me and my dad went this weekend its probably best to fish deep water and wait to
set out limb lines in the middle of may or give different fish a shot till the
catfish are prime and feeding hard before they start spawning or going on the
nest
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.
Monroe Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
1.5
Monroe 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.
Monroe Lake White Bass Rating:
1.5
Monroe Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Monroe Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3
Monroe Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- If you go on the deck and fish in medium water level and in a shadow area it should not be hard at all to find this fish.-I tried my best to put exactly where the deck is on the map so sorry for any cunfusion-.
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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:

07:16 EST

Sunset:

20:16 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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