Hillsdale Lake

Current Temperature:
84°

Est Water Temperature:
74° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.05 (High)

Wind Speed:
South at 10 Knots (12 MPH)

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Hillsdale Lake
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Kansas Reports

Hillsdale Lake General Information
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!

Hillsdale Lake is one of Kansas' premier fishing lakes. With over 75% of the standing timber left in the lake, fish populations have ideal habitat to grow and reproduce. Crappie are the species of choice for most fishermen at Hillsdale Lake. The lake reached conservation pool in 1985, since that time, crappie numbers have stayed at excellent levels to provide fishermen with plenty of action. A 10" length limit has been implemented for Crappie and a 20 fish limit has been implemented for Creel. Hillsdale is known as one of the top Largemouth Bass lakes in the state, with an 18" length limit on bass, bass numbers remain at high levels with many quality to trophy size bass. Another species of fish that is getting recognition in Hillsdale Lake is the Walleye, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks fisheries biologist have stocked millions of Walleye into Hillsdale. Netting samples show that the lake contains many quality to trophy size walleye. An 18" length limit applies to Hillsdale Lake Walleye. Hillsdale Lake also maintains a large population of catfish. Channel, and Flathead catfish prowl the lake always looking for a meal. Fishermen will need a state fishing license and a State Park Permit to fish from State Park areas. [Hillsdale Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 01/24/2008]

Fishing. Walleye

 


State:
Kansas

County:
Miami

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
4580

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
38.676386

Longitude:
-94.931831

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
59

Normal Elevation (ft):
917

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Hillsdale Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Hillsdale Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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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):
74 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Hillsdale Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Hillsdale Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.1/5
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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 pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Hillsdale Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Hillsdale Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.8/5
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Hillsdale Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Crappie fishing is great by the bridge piers
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie prefer this water temperature and will be actively feeding and staying in solid patterns. Baitfish are more active and schooling in all parts of the lake in this water temperature.
Hillsdale Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Hillsdale Lake Walleye Rating:
   3.4/5
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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 starting to get a little slower in this water temperature. With walleye being a cold water fish, they will start becoming fairly lethargic in this water. With the fish slowing down the fishing will be more difficult to find and coax into biting. However they will be feeding and the walleye bite should still be good. This time of year is a good time to fall back to live bait as standard practice for the best bet at numbers and size of fish.
Hillsdale Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Hillsdale Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.9/5
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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 entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. Itís perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
Hillsdale Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Hillsdale Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   1.3/5
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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 pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Hillsdale Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Hillsdale Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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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 Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Hillsdale Lake Trout Rating:
   0.6/5
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Hillsdale Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There is no Trout in this lake.
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Hillsdale Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The full moon has just past. The gravitational pull is starting to decrease 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:
06:52 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:46 CST







Hillsdale Lake Links
Camping Info
http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/hillsdale/camping.htm  

Army Corps. Lake P
http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/hillsdale/hillsdale_home.htm  

DWP Lake Info
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/fishing/where_to_fish_in_kansas/fishing_locations_public_waters/region_2/hillsdale_reservoir  

Lake Map
http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/hillsdale/hillsdale_brochure.htm  

Lake Map
http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/hillsdale/hillsdale.html  

State Park
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/state_parks/locations/hillsdale  

State Park PDF
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/state_parks/locations/hillsdale  

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...