Prettyboy Reservoir
Current Temperature:
84° F
Est Water Temperature:
70° F (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.01 inHg (High)
Wind Speed:
West at 08 Knots (9 MPH)
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Prettyboy Reservoir
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Welcome to Prettyboy Reservoir 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. Prettyboy Reservoir 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!
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Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
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Lake Management:
Municipal Park
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Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 63
Bass are approaching spawn and feeding aggressively on senkos, swimbaits, and more. White Perch will take anything that fit in their mouths and Walleye have been ramming nightcrawlers on jigheads. Haven't caught any Crappie. I'm going for Catfish sometime this week and will try out cut Bluegill.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 53
Bluegill are waking up, but the larger fish seem to still be within deeper waters. Though a few small bass showed themselves.
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 71
sep 23 fishing for bass some are up on spinnerbaits some are deep the fishing is not good on sunny day and fish are moving up for fall
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 48
I have for two years now gone out on this reservoir, targeting catfish, trying just about all the techniques that I could read up on and to no avail have had no luck, if anyone has even caught Catfish in this reservoir in recent years, please let me know that they are even in there. According to the DNR website it lists channel cats as part of the variety of species that are in the reservoir, however I'm starting to doubt that claim given my failed attempts. I always see lots of Coy and Carp but never a Catfish of any kind, I think I have at one time or another caught everything that is listed on the DNR Website with the exception of this fish.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 60
Fished the large cove at Becklysville bridge from 9am - 11am 4/27/11. Water is cool. Larger largemouth are already on spawning beds and just getting started so they will be difficult to catch. Slightly smaller males will aggressively take plastic senko / stickbaits - although after a few are caught from shore they will turn off. (The area receives a lot of fishing pressure). From a boat - work downed trees near the backs of the coves. Largemouths seem to be in 2-8 feet of water. Crappies in woody structure will readily take a crappie tube and you'll likely get some small largemouth and rock bass this way. Large carp are roaming the coves and small schools of white perch are feeding right on the shoreline - small perch though. Get out there now!
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Was wondering if we could have a general idea on the fishing in pretty boy resevior Thank you
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Prettyboy Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
70 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Prettyboy Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
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- Crayfish work quite well, but using any that aren\'t purchased from a certified bait store is illegal.
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 70. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie prefer this water temperature and will be actively feeding and staying in solid patterns. Baitfish are more active and schooling in all parts of the lake in this water temperature.
Prettyboy Reservoir Walleye Rating:
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- they aren't in this lake
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
This is the water temperature of choice for walleye. They are feeding well and moving in patterns that should be fairly easy to pick up and capitalize on today. Baitfish are not at the peak of activity but they will be in good supply in the deeper water. The lake is really turning on this time of year and the fish should be biting well.
Prettyboy Reservoir Catfish Rating:
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- Fish in deep coves. Chicken livers work quite well, though I have not yet tried anything else.
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. It’s perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
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- Has anyone caught a Spotted here?
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.





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