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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Prior 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. Prior 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:
Minnesota
Latitude:
44.72522
Maximum Depth (ft):
65
County:
Scott
Longitude:
-93.42143
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Other
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Guest
2012-08-30
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 68
Caught some LM chasing minnows and always by weedbeds. We fished mostly the very upper part of the lake on the MN side. The best fishing was around small current breaks with weeds and especially when we saw minnows being chased.
Guest
2012-01-18
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
slow
Guest
2012-01-18
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
slow finding some here and there but slow
Prior Lake General Tips: [ Add Tip ]
General Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Prior Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.7
Prior Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- lots of 12 inch fish very few 34 and five pounders it'll take a couple years till it gets good again
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Prior Lake at 40 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.
Prior Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
1.4
Prior Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- look for riprap and fallen trees and stay for about 4 to 5 casts then move on
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 40 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.
Prior Lake Crappie Rating:
3.1
Prior Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Croppie numbers are way down
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.
Prior Lake Walleye Rating:
3.3
Prior Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- wait til opener
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye function very well in the colder water temperatures. Try fishing some open flats and definitely use live bait when the water temperature is this low. Plastics with scent added will also produce results, but nothing beats live bait for walleye.
Prior Lake Catfish Rating:
1.9
Prior Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- use big bait because most catfish have big mouths I recamend anything big that smells bad and has a really strong smell
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.
Prior Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
1.4
Prior Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I have seen them hiding below boats and docks
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Prior Lake at 40 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.
Prior Lake White Bass Rating:
2.3
Prior Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Prior Lake Striped Bass Rating:
1.3
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Prior Lake Trout Rating:
-0.6
Prior Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

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.

Sunrise:

07:48 CST

Sunset:

16:30 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full