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 Patoka 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. Patoka 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:
38.40208
Maximum Depth (ft) :
45
County:
Crawford
Longitude:
-86.62014
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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2016-02-24
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 39
Tail water coming out of the dam is 39-40f per the daily water temp report from the dam\'s engineers.
Guest
2016-02-22
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 37
Water is still very cold. Getting some bluegill out of 17 to 20 feet of water.
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General Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Patoka Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.4
Patoka Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Find another lake. Indiana\'s DNR as usual does absolutely nothing to manage this water. No cover
on the lake and too small of largemouth bass population
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 61 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.
Patoka Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.3
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Patoka Lake Crappie Rating:
3.8
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Patoka Lake Walleye Rating:
2.4
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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!
Patoka Lake Catfish Rating:
3.7
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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.
Patoka Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
2.8
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Patoka Lake White Bass Rating:
3.3
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Patoka Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.4
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Patoka Lake Trout Rating:
2.5
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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

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:

00:28

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full