Lake Springfield
Current Temperature:
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Est Water Temperature:
44° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
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Wind Speed:
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Welcome to Lake Springfield 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 Springfield 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!
Maximum Depth (ft):
Normal Elevation (ft):
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Trolling Only
Lake Management:
State Park
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Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Tried fishing everything from live and stink bait to rappallas and crank baits. Not a bite. Heard a beautiful owl and enjoyed the fresh air!
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 64
Rains have cooled the lake off quite a bit, however fish were not very active last night. No bites except a is gle bluegill early in the evening.
Lake Springfield Largemouth Bass Rating:
Lake Springfield Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- A-rig deep is working at the mouth of the James. No big ones but lots of bass....mostly spotted bass
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Springfield at 44 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.
Lake Springfield Smallmouth Bass Rating:
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 44 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.
Lake Springfield Crappie Rating:
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will just be starting their migrating runs from deep river channels toward major tributaries. They will suspend in open water and channels in deep water and cover on the break lines. Crappie will stage off primary and secondary points this time of year while they are getting ready for spawn. Make sure you don?t forget the river channels, especially with structure and sharp breaks in deep water. Some crappy will hang back in this area waiting to come up to the staging areas. Drifting and slow (REALLY SLOW) trolling with jigs and other artificials work great this time of year. Always look for baitfish schools and concentrate more time when you see the bait.
Lake Springfield Walleye Rating:
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Springfield Catfish Rating:
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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 Springfield Spotted Bass Rating:
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. 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 Spotted.
Lake Springfield White Bass Rating:
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Springfield Striped Bass Rating:
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- To catch strippers at Springfield Lake, stand at south end and go 40 miles south to Bull Shoals.
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Springfield Trout Rating:
Lake Springfield Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Rooster Tails in dark green, rainbow and
white patterns are working near drop
offs. Rainbow pattern Rapala minnows and
spinners with silver and red are working
well in early mornings. Dragging the
bottom with night crawlers are very
effective. File in the patterns of salmon
eggs, black Wooley Bugger\'s and green
salmon flies are excellent by fast
retrieval. The fish are ranging between 7
to 10 inches average, with the occasional
11 to 14 inch Rainbow or Brown. Which put
up a good fight. Good luck anglers.

Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new 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.


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18:19 CST

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