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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- Awesome bass cove. Deep water relief and excellent spawning flats. Great top water in the summer. View Tip Location on Map - 5lb Largemouth Bass caught here on Topwater. Fall fishing, topwater buzzbait. View Tip Location on Map - Crappie tend to school along this shoreline. Look for them in 20ft or so of water. View Tip Location on Map - Good luck on catching Largemouth this time of year. They are deep and moving slow. If you have the time, you can get it done. There are Largemouth caught on Hillsdale during the winter by die hard fisherman. But with the low numbers and abundant baitfish, it\'s tough for sure. - Boat Ramp View Tip Location on Map - Largemouth are becoming active but very slowly right now. Deep points with plastics and a lot of patience can make some bites happen. View Tip Location on Map
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
77 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.
- I\'ve heard of people catching Smallmouth bass in Hillsdale, but I\'m certain they are not smallmouth unless fisherman transplated. KDWP has never pursued stocking Smallies in this lake.
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.
- Lots of great crappie at this lake. - 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!! View Tip Location on Map - Crappie are starting to pop. Almost time to hit it hard. View Tip Location on Map - Too hot. If you're able to get out then fish deep. View Tip Location on Map
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Got a 12inch night fishing on 1/7/2011 along the cliff-side/submerged trees View Tip Location on Map - Had a great day! Fished this area between the stumps in the clearing with crankbaits and had great success. Cought and released 15 fish between 18-23 inches. Water temp was 64 degrees. View Tip Location on Map - Went fishing on Thursday, March 29th 2012. The white bass were running up the creek. Caught 63 nice fish. Dinner tonight should be good. View Tip Location on Map - Caught quite a few white bass off minnows right after the bridge on Tontzville Rd. They bite best on windy day after the rain. The usual time for them to bite well at this location is from 10:00 PM to 5 AM. View Tip Location on Map - always catch nice ones up in the trees when fishing for crappie. View Tip Location on Map - Some White Bass can be found in the deeper water transitions in the main lake channel as the water warms up to cooler spring temps and before they start running up the rivers for Spawn. View Tip Location on Map - Good View Tip Location on Map
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
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.