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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:
31.3131380000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
25
County:
Rapides
Longitude:
-92.7433580000000000000
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):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 37 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
Cotile Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
1.5
Cotile Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
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):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
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:

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!

Sunrise:

07:05 CST

Sunset:

19:25 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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