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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Cochituate 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. Lake Cochituate 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:
Massachusetts
Latitude:
42.3059700000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
72
County:
Middlesex
Longitude:
-71.3709570000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
6-10 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
625
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2010-04-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
"Been out 1/2 a dozen times on shore since mid-March with good results. I started the season by throwing a Phoebe Spoon with a red stripe and caught a few rainbows and a brown. When that slowed a bit, I switched to a red/white Red Devil spoon. The big spoon attracts big fish. I have caught trout off the beach on the State Park side and caught Bass and a nice sized Northern Pike off the boat ramp."
Guest
2010-03-29
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 42
"Fishing from shore & canoe. Canoe- 20-35 yrds from shore in shallows- 1 sm perch, 1 very large lrg mouth bass (slow hit & located about 20 yrds from shore) 2 pickrel sm size (all fish on a soft bait worm texas rig.) from shore- small sm mouth bit on a soft bait worm while practice casting."
jbt1981
2009-09-14
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 62
Fished from shore in the middle section of the lake for two straight weekends (6/20
Lake Cochituate Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
Lake Cochituate Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Cochituate at 53 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
Lake Cochituate Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 53 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Lake Cochituate Crappie Rating:
4
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Lake Cochituate Walleye Rating:
2.5
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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.
Lake Cochituate Catfish Rating:
4
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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.
Lake Cochituate Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Cochituate at 53 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Spotted 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. Spottted Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake Cochituate White Bass Rating:
4
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Lake Cochituate Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
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Lake Cochituate Trout Rating:
4
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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:

05:49 EST

Sunset:

19:36 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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