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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Buckeye 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. Buckeye 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:
Ohio
Latitude:
39.9181650000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
14
County:
Fairfield
Longitude:
-82.4706120000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
0-1 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
2847
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2017-07-05
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 73
Fishing was awesome around North Shore today cut 50 saw guys using Rogues X wraps and husky jerks
Guest
2017-04-25
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 63
Very windy 4/24/2017. Hit many canals for crappie and had no luck. One white bass and two nice blue gill in the canals. Wind producing white caps out of the East so we hit the west side of islands for calmer water. Fished 3 ft deep with bobber and minnow with split shot and ended up catching 8 2lb-4lb catfish. Still early for crappie in the canals.
Guest
2015-04-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 57
The water level is low due to a breach and/or structural integrity of the dam. They manually reduced the water level in case of a compete failure off the dam. Construction of the new dam won\'t start until next year or possibly the year after. Until is complete water levels will be kept low.
Guest
2015-04-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 55
Fishing today was terrible. Only thing happening is carp cruising around and crappie feeding on flies off the surface. I guess you could catch some small ones under the docks. Fish are not hitting on anything. Tried every plastic and hard bait in my box. People around me fishing with chicken livers and minnows were not having any luck either. Spoke with 10 people and prob 30 were fishing over 3 hours I was there and only one striper in a bucket . Water level is super low. Not sure what happened but if your fimilar with the west bank entrance you can now stand under the bridge. About 20 feet below normal and the lake is already pretty shallow. The boat landing on that side is also closed. If your making the trip hold off for awhile.
Guest
2013-07-24
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
Blue cats and Channel cats biting on worms around docks under a float in 4 to 5 ft. of water.
Guest
2013-03-31
Species: Striped Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 44
Caught 1 striped bass 22\" long on bass lure called megabass griffin.
Guest
2012-06-08
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Caught 5 saugeyes today. Was jigging around islands around fairfield beach. 3 keepers and 2 under 15 inch. Also caught 5 bass all at one large rock right on the shore line.
Guest
2012-06-08
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Caught 5 saugeyes today. Was jigging around islands around fairfield beach. 3 keepers and 2 under 15 inch. Also caught 5 bass all at one large rock right on the shore line.
Guest
2012-05-02
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 60
caught 2 smalls and a cat this evening. hit them in a channel on a berkley minnow.
Guest
2012-04-07
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Went out on Thursday and Friday. I didn't catch much I got a nice real bluegill he was 9 oz. and some other small ones. I missed a nice bass. I got excited and ripped it out and he was gone. I got him on a Green Pumpkin Jig with a Snake Jerkbait Trailer. I got the bite on the rocks in the Brooks Park Channel.
Buckeye Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Buckeye Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Buckeye Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
Buckeye Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The smallmouth bass are hitting on bubble gum pink colored lures like soft plasics and spinnerbaits
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.
Buckeye Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Buckeye Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Crappie are starting to bite a lot more, the last few weeks have been pretty slow in the channels. But since the water is warming up, chartreuse 1/8 oz jigs under docks are working great and are producing big slab crappie. Best time of the day is in the mid afternoon when the sun is highest in the sky.
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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.
Buckeye Lake Walleye Rating:
3
Buckeye Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The Saugeye, not walleye, are starting to move up into the channels along with the crappie. Size hasn't been the greatest but they seem pretty hungry. Fishing under docks with 1/8 oz chartreuse jigs have been producing good results, still somewhat slow from past years but things may change soon.
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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.
Buckeye Lake Catfish Rating:
4
Buckeye Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The best bait for catfish seems to be either fresh chicken liver or fresh caught shad. Dough baits and stink baits don't appear to be producing much. Liebs Island location having some success.
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Buckeye Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
2.5
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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.
Buckeye Lake White Bass Rating:
2.5
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Buckeye Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
Buckeye Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The striped bass seem to like live bait like worms, crayfish, shad, shinners,
and minnows, but I\'ve caught big ones off chicken liver before.

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Striped Bass 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:

07:19 EST

Sunset:

19:26 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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