Big Hill Lake

Current Temperature:
63°

Est Water Temperature:
61° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.91 (Rising)

Wind Speed:
South at 04 Knots (5 MPH)

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Big Hill Lake
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Kansas Reports

Big Hill Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Big Hill 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. Big Hill 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!

Big Hill Lake: Come and visit one of the clearest lakes in Kansas. Big Hill Lake is considered a trophy fishing lake and is well known by many fisherman. Visitors wanting to come and enjoy any water activities, this is the place to go! Due to stocking, fish shelters, and leaving large areas of timber and other vegetation standing, Big Hill has developed into one of the most productive and popular fishing spots in the area. Principal species of sport fish include largemouth bass, crappie, channel and flathead catfish, bluegill, walleye and smallmouth bass. Big Hill Lake is also a popular spot for fishing tournaments. To schedule a fishing tournament, contact the Project Office at 620-336-2741. An application will need to be filled out for each tournament. For more information and regulations on limits, contact the Big Hill Project Office. [Big Hill Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/05/2008]
State:
Kansas

County:
Labette

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
1240

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
37.299570

Longitude:
-95.455262

Water Clarity:
6-10 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
60

Normal Elevation (ft):
1240

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Big Hill Lake Community Fishing Reports
Guest
2015-05-10
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
big hill lake has provided good days and bad but overall it has been a great lake.one thing I\'ve learned about big hill is you wont catch much unless your capable of getting a sun burn. ill keep u posted on the latest information.-Gage Smith
Guest
2015-05-10
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 50
last Tusday the 5th of may we caught 6 black crappie and 7 white crappie over all it was a good day but the catching only lasted for around an hour in one of the coves.I\'ll be fishing big hill next Tusday so ill keep you posted.
Guest
2015-05-10
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 50
last Tusday the 5th of may we caught 6 black crappie and 7 white crappie over all it was a good day but the catching only lasted for around an hour in one of the coves.I\'ll be fishing big hill next Tusday so ill keep you posted.
Big Hill Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Big Hill Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   4.2/5
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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 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.
Big Hill Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Big Hill Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   4.3/5
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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!!
Big Hill Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Big Hill Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.6/5
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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!
Big Hill Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Big Hill Lake Walleye Rating:
   2/5
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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!
Big Hill Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Big Hill Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.5/5
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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.
Big Hill Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Big Hill Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3/5
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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.
Big Hill Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Big Hill Lake White Bass Rating:
   4.8/5
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Big Hill Lake Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Big Hill Lake Trout Rating:
   4/5
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Big Hill Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- find the deepest water that you can, and slowly drag a small hook with a split shot and some power balls across the bottowm. with patience comes some really nice lake trout.
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


Big Hill Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
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:
06:08 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:29 CST







Big Hill Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us  

State Fishing Licensee
https://www1.wildlifelicense.com/ks  

State Fishing Records
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/fishing...  

State Parks
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/state_parks  

State Fishing Information
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/fishing...