Harlan County Lake
Current Temperature:
52°
Est Water Temperature:
57° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.04 (High)
Wind Speed:
West at 04 Knots (5 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):
At 57 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
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):
With the water temperature at 57 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.
Harlan County Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Harlan County Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Harlan County Lake Walleye Rating:
3.5
Harlan County Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
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):
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.
Harlan County Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Harlan County Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted 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.
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:

06:14 CST

Sunset:

20:54 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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