Clinton Lake

Current Temperature:
64°

Est Water Temperature:
53° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.60 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
South at 16 Knots (18 MPH)

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Clinton Lake
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-03-20
Spring is finally here and Old Hickory has really been fishing great! The bite has finally returned after several weeks of ice and snow melt compounded by heavy rainfall left the main river along with... [more]

-Ian Huey

Kansas Reports

Olathe Lake, KS
2015-03-23
North end of the lake was close to 60 degrees. Cove on the east end was only 56 degrees with the main body around 54-55. Feeder creek on south side was 58-60 degrees. Saw a few small bass in th... [more]

Clinton Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Clinton 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. Clinton 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!

Clinton Lake is a 7,000-acre lake that provides a variety of fishing opportunities for any angler. This primarily includes white bass, crappie, channel catfish, walleye and large mouth bass. There are many parks around Clinton Lake that offer camping opportunities while visiting the lake. The major parks offer boat ramp access to the lake with shower buildings and many campsites with electrical hookups.There are 25 documented fish species in Clinton Lake, but the most of fishermen seek just a handful of popular game fish species. There are 25 documented fish species in Clinton Lake, but the most of fishermen seek just a handful of popular game fish species. [Clinton Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 01/24/2008]
State:
Kansas

County:
Douglas

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
7000

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
38.919689

Longitude:
-95.405246

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
55

Normal Elevation (ft):
875

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Clinton Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Clinton Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   4.1/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Clinton Lake at 53 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
Clinton Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Clinton Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 53 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.
Clinton Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Clinton Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.5/5
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- They actually move up and stage at this point in anticipation for spawn. Try channels and brush in
10-15 ft of water. We have been catching good numbers at Clinton
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.
Clinton Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Clinton Lake Walleye Rating:
   2.8/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye spawn is in full swing now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Try throwing reaction type baits up in the shallows. Rip-Rap, damns, rocky bottom points are perfect to hit. Try fishing some faster crank baits and spinners this time of year. As always fall back to the standard walleye fishing tactics, but it won?t hurt bringing out the bass gear in search for spawning walleyes. In this water temperature, always be safe on the water.
Clinton Lake Catfish Fishing

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

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Clinton Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   1.3/5
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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.
Clinton Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Clinton Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.9/5
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Clinton Lake Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Clinton Lake Trout Rating:
   4.2/5
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Clinton Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The full moon is right around the corner. The gravitational pull is starting to increase with the moon and sun being on opposite sides of the planet. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today's solar/lunar peaks. It's always fun trying something new at the peak times to change things up a bit and test out the Lunar Theory each time you hit the water in close to full and full moon situations. Good luck you there.
Sunrise:
07:06 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:43 CST







Clinton 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...