Prior Lake

Current Temperature:
73°

Est Water Temperature:
53° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.20 (High)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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Prior Lake
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Minnesota Reports

Prior Lake General Information
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

County:
Scott

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
Other

Latitude:
44.725217

Longitude:
-93.421427

Water Clarity:
3-6 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
65

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Prior Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Prior Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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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 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.
Prior Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Prior Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   1.3/5
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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):
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.
Prior Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Prior Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.1/5
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Prior Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Croppie numbers are way down
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.
Prior Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Prior Lake Walleye Rating:
   3.5/5
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Prior Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- wait til opener
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.
Prior Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Prior Lake Catfish Rating:
   1.9/5
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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.
Prior Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Prior Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   1.4/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Prior Lake 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.
Prior Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Prior Lake White Bass Rating:
   2.3/5
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Prior Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Prior Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   1.3/5
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Prior Lake Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Prior Lake Trout Rating:
   -0.6/5
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Prior Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
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:
05:41 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:39 CST







Prior Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/index.html  

State Fishing Licensee
https://www1.wildlifelicense.com/mn  

State Fishing Records
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishing/state...  

State Parks
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/i...