Harlan County Lake
Current Temperature:
50°
Est Water Temperature:
65° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
29.89 (Rising)
Wind Speed:
North-West at 06 Knots (7 MPH)
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Harlan County Lake
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Harlan County 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. Harlan County 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:
Nebraska
Latitude:
40.0628010000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
55
County:
Harlan
Longitude:
-99.2919550000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
13250
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2012-05-02
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
The crappie bite is starting to pick up. Caught about 40 nice ones on 4-29-2012
Guest
2012-03-26
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 45
A friend of mine caught a 19" largemouth on 3/25/2012
Guest
2010-07-08
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
if you want people to come to your lake.....give a fishing report. It's the 2nd largest lake in the state....come one
Harlan County Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Harlan County Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Harlan County Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
Harlan County Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- fact..there isnt any smallmouth bass in Harlan...bogus
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 65. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Harlan County Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Harlan County Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Summer Fishing Tip provided by Guide Chatt Martin: Same requirements as spring, but deeper. For beginners, rivers and creeks are the best because "deep" is relative. In a creek, a crappie's summer spot might only be 5 feet from their springtime spot, because there isn't as much deep water to begin with, so bank bound anglers can usually catch crappies in basically the same places they caught them in the spring. In lakes, summer usually means having a fishfinder, or sonar unit, and looking for those "sticking up things" in deeper water. However, there are a couple ways to find those spots even if you don't have a fishfinder. One is a Kentucky rig, which is a live bait rig with a very heavy weight on the bottom that will allow you to feel it when you drag it through a brushpile. The other is, plant your own brushpiles so you'll know where they are. Still, in the summer, a beginners best bet is a shallow creek or river with good bank access.
Harlan County Lake Walleye Rating:
3.5
Harlan County Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Harlan County Lake Catfish Rating:
4
Harlan County Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- if your in deep water shad strip/gizzards are working quite well right now as
is stink bates.....
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Harlan County Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Harlan County Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 65 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Harlan County Lake White Bass Rating:
3.5
Harlan County Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Try doll flies double rig white and yellow work best.

Look for birds, shallow not more than 10 to 12 feet.
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Harlan County Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
Harlan County Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Harlan County Lake Trout Rating:
3
Harlan County Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Use lindy rigs baited with corn. Fish just under 15 lbs.
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

07:27 CST

Sunset:

19:33 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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