Hillsdale Lake
Current Temperature:
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Est Water Temperature:
44° (What's This)
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Hillsdale Lake
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Hillsdale 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. Hillsdale 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!
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Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
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Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
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Species: General
Fishing Rating: 0
Water Temperature: 51
Water is extremely hot. Before sunrise and once the sun peaks up get deep.
CatchTracker User
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 0
Water Temperature: 72
Not sure if this works .
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 0
Water Temperature: 47
Fishing is extremly slow now.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature:
Hillsdale going to get good fast now. Water temp climbing and activity is starting to happen everywhere!!
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
If you can get out on the main lake the Crappie are hitting in Deep Breaks. Fishing is slow going, but they are catchable. Be Safe out there!!
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
Crappie and walleye on medium size shad lures and worm rigs is fair. Normally catch a catfish or twelve in the process but oddly caught none.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 53
Fishing was pretty slow last weekend. Caught a few nice crappie, but a lot of work for each fish. Water temperature around 50-55 in different parts of the lake.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Fishing was great this morning early before the storms hit. Windy fishing but pretty good. Catching a lot of crappie and whites \'.
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
crappie are hitting pretty decent at the heated dock. drop minnow about 20 ft and slowly raise minnow up and crappie seem to follow it up and grab it before reaching 5 ft.
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Crappie fishing is on at Hillsdale. Water is still really cold, but catching crappie deep. It\'s going to be a great year!
Hillsdale Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
Hillsdale Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Rock pile is hit and miss for largemouth bass, but a great spot to try.
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Hillsdale Lake at 44 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.
Hillsdale Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
Hillsdale Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- If you are looking for Smallmouth Bass at hillsdale, you have your work cut out for you. There are no Smallmouth in Hillsdale
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 44 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.
Hillsdale Lake Crappie Rating:
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- Crappie fishing is great by the bridge piers
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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.
Hillsdale Lake Walleye Rating:
Hillsdale Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Walleye fishing is getting better on Hillsdale. I have caught several decent walleye's while bass fishing here. Jerk baits mostly.
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye will be staging and getting ready to spawn now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Start looking for pre-spawn fish in deeper waters with easy access to shallow clean water rocky bottoms. Walleye should be feeding aggressively right up until they start laying eggs. This is a perfect time to be fishing for Walleye.
Hillsdale Lake Catfish Rating:
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- Caught a couple one-pound catfish off beef liver. Lots of bites.
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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.
Hillsdale Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
Hillsdale Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- spots do not live in this lake
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.
Hillsdale Lake White Bass Rating:
Hillsdale Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- A couple weeks ago tried for white bass running up the river. Not a bite, but managed to catch a
couple small ones in the spillway.
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Hillsdale Lake Trout Rating:
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- There is no Trout in this lake.
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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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