Merritt Reservoir

Current Temperature:
57°

Est Water Temperature:
55° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.05 (Rising)

Wind Speed:
North at 15 Knots (17 MPH)

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Merritt Reservoir General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Merritt Reservoir 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. Merritt Reservoir 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

County:
Cherry

Inpoundment Type:


Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:


Latitude:
42.610404

Longitude:
-100.968962

Water Clarity:


Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:


Boat Limits:


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Merritt Reservoir Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Merritt Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.9/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Merritt Reservoir at 55 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.
Merritt Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Merritt Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 55 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.
Merritt Reservoir Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Merritt Reservoir Crappie Rating:
   3.2/5
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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.
Merritt Reservoir Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Merritt Reservoir Walleye Rating:
   3.1/5
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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!
Merritt Reservoir Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Merritt Reservoir Catfish Rating:
   3.8/5
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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.
Merritt Reservoir Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Merritt Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
   1/5
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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.
Merritt Reservoir White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Merritt Reservoir White Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Merritt Reservoir Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Merritt Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
   0/5
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Merritt Reservoir Trout Fishing

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Merritt Reservoir Trout Rating:
   4/5
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Merritt Reservoir 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:
05:13 MST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:09 MST







Merritt Reservoir Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
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State Fishing Licensee
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State Fishing Records
http://www.ngpc.state.ne.us/fishing/guid...  

State Parks
http://www.ngpc.state.ne.us/parks/guides...