Prior Lake

Current Temperature:
68°

Est Water Temperature:
48° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.16 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
North at 03 Knots (3 MPH)

Forecast   |   Trends

Prior Lake
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-04-15
Fishing on Old Hickory is on FIRE!!! WE have been running very successful trips over the last week with good number and quality and look for the good days to continue. The fish have made a big push u... [more]

-Ian Huey

Minnesota Reports

Lake Minnetonka, MN
2015-04-18
Crappies and bass moving into the muddy shallows, I was out 4/16 in the small cattail bays and found fish very shallow. Just used a minnow and plain hook on slip bobber, nothing fancy and had enough ... [more]

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 Community Fishing Reports


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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):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 48 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.
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):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 48 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 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 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 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 48 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 affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
Sunrise:
06:11 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:10 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...