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Crappie holding at around 5'. Caught a couple bass on a senko today ... [more]

Welcome to Herrington 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. Herrington 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!
Maximum Depth (ft):
Normal Elevation (ft):
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
I have access to a dock off the shore of Herrington. I want to catch lots of fish, preferably catfish. What should I use and should I even try on a dock?
Herrington Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
Herrington Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Don't Know the top bait at this Lake as it is said this is one well kept secret.
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Herrington Lake at 48 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.
Herrington Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
Herrington Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are not smallmouth bass in the lake
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 48 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.
Herrington Lake Crappie Rating:
Herrington Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Crappie are always on structure in Herrington. When you figure out a tree where crappie are holding and the bite stops. Leave that tree for another(fresh tree/spot)and come back later. Often times you will have a good tree, catch 3-5 crappie then go to another and do the same. A few hours later you may revisit that spot and pull out 3-5 more.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the Water Temperature at 48 Prime Crappie fishing is in full swing. Crappies should be migrating to their spawning areas now. They?ll either be up in the final spawning area now or at tributary entrances. Concentrate around 15 feet of water. Fish Primary points at the mouth of the creek arms. Fish Targets at this point instead of focusing on bait fish. Fish trees, shrubs, vegetation, etc. Fishing correctly this time of year will get you snagged quite a bit since you need to focus on making and keeping contact with the cover.
Herrington Lake Walleye Rating:
Herrington Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- use minnows
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye spawn is in full swing now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Try throwing reaction type baits up in the shallows. Rip-Rap, damns, rocky bottom points are perfect to hit. Try fishing some faster crank baits and spinners this time of year. As always fall back to the standard walleye fishing tactics, but it won?t hurt bringing out the bass gear in search for spawning walleyes. In this water temperature, always be safe on the water.
Herrington Lake Catfish Rating:
Herrington Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Use bisquits with garlic powder! trust me :)
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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.
Herrington Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
Herrington Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Kentucky spotted bass are great in the late summer. Fish with white inline spinners.
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.
Herrington Lake White Bass Rating:
Herrington Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Use something that runs shallow and rattles. Fish slowly but with twitching jerks. The vibration and slow presentation brings out the agressivness of these fish even durring this cold front.
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Herrington Lake Striped Bass Rating:
Herrington Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Use a white in-line spinner to catch hybrids
Striped Bass 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!


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