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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Cotile 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. Cotile 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:
Louisiana
Latitude:
31.313138
Maximum Depth (ft):
25
County:
Rapides
Longitude:
-92.743358
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Other
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Guest
2013-02-20
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 56
I caught a 12 1/2 lb channel and a 27 1/2 lb Flathead out of cotile last week. I have lived here all my life and i wont fish any other lake even though Cotile is a pain in the tail. I just wish people would STAY OFF MY TROT LINES.....
Guest
2010-04-19
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
"Went out last weekend and caught a few mud-cat,then caught a couple of nice channels(12 & 2 lbs.) this lake is an excellent catfishing lake and the pressure is low,being that most anglers seem to go after bass. On this lake when they are turned on you can catch them about everywhere,I caught mine in 6 ft. of water using shrimp,crawlers and chicken liver.On that particular evening they were hitting the liver,although I prefer Turkey liver because it is stronger and bloodier.Good luck, the ""FISHIN' MAGICIAN"""
Cotile Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3
Cotile Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- bass are still holding in 8 to 10 foot
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Cotile Lake at 47 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.
Cotile Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
1.5
Cotile Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Cotile Lake at 47 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Smallmouth 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. Smallmouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Cotile Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Cotile Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- crappie are being caught in front of the rec by the long pier
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the Water Temperature at 47 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.
Cotile Lake Catfish Rating:
4.5
Cotile Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Stay deep with a carolina rig and be ready for a fight. use inch to inch and a half brem for bait and live hook them (through the back right below top fin. let your weight sit on bottom and the brem swims freely. caught a 27 1/2 lb flathead last week
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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.
Cotile Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
1.5
Cotile Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Cotile Lake White Bass Rating:
3
Cotile Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Cotile Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2
Cotile Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.

Sunrise:

06:46 CST

Sunset:

19:38 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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