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Hillsdale Lake, KS
2016-07-21
Water is extremely hot. Before sunrise and once the sun peaks up get deep. ... [more]

Wagstaff Lake, KS
2016-07-20
No fish in this lake.lake has been drained ... [more]

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:
38.676386
Maximum Depth (ft):
59
County:
Miami
Longitude:
-94.931831
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
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.
Guest
2013-04-06
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:
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 going to be pretty slow at 80 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
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):
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 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):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
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):
With the water temperatures up this high, the walleye will really be moving slow and feeding even slower. It will be extremely difficult to stay on fish and catch good numbers. There will be good days that you can find a good pattern and fill the live well up. The good days of walleye fishing will be fewer and farther between until the water temperature gets back down. Good luck.
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):
Unlike most North American fish species, blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish are comfortable when the water temperature is this high. They will be feeding and moving in typical patterns. You will start having a little better luck if you can get to some moving water that is adding a little more oxygen for the baitfish and the catfish will be there also.
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):
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 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:

Sunrise:

06:22 CST

Sunset:

20:30 CST

Moon Phase:


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