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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!
State:
Kansas
Latitude:
38.6763860000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
59
County:
Miami
Longitude:
-94.9318310000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
917
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
4580
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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CatchTracker User
2017-01-12
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 0
Water Temperature: 1
Ice. Lots if ice.
CatchTracker User
2016-07-21
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 0
Water Temperature: 51
Water is extremely hot. Before sunrise and once the sun peaks up get deep.
CatchTracker User
2016-06-29
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 0
Water Temperature: 72
Not sure if this works .
5816748EF2EF449299
2016-03-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 0
Water Temperature: 47
Fishing is extremly slow now.
Guest
2016-03-17
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature:
Hillsdale going to get good fast now. Water temp climbing and activity is starting to happen everywhere!!
Guest
2016-02-14
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!!
Guest
2015-09-01
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.
Guest
2015-04-09
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.
Guest
2014-04-27
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 \'.
Guest
2013-11-29
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.
Hillsdale Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
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):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 60 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.
Hillsdale Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2
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):
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!!
Hillsdale Lake Crappie Rating:
4
Hillsdale Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Crappie fishing is great by the bridge piers
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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!
Hillsdale Lake Walleye Rating:
3.5
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):
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!
Hillsdale Lake Catfish Rating:
4
Hillsdale Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Caught a couple one-pound catfish off beef liver. Lots of bites.
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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.
Hillsdale Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
1.5
Hillsdale Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- spots do not live in this lake
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.
Hillsdale Lake White Bass Rating:
3.5
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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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Hillsdale Lake Trout Rating:
0.5
Hillsdale Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There is no Trout in this lake.
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. 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. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

06:29 CST

Sunset:

20:04 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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