CJ Brown Reservoir
Current Temperature:
Est Water Temperature:
51° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.15 (Falling)
Wind Speed:
South-East at 09 Knots (10 MPH)
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com CJ Brown 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. CJ Brown 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!
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Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Caught 25 crappie and 15 white bass between the boat launch and the beach. Most of the crappie were below 9\". The white bass were between 11 and 15\" Crappie were caught on 1/32 oz chartreuse twister tail and white bass on white rooster tail 1/8 oz.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Caught 7 crappie in marina on 1/32 oz.chartreuse twister tail. All small
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
Smallmouth have started hitting the rocks hard looking for crawfish. Caught 3 by the boat launch between 2.5-3.0 lbs. Crappie are being caught in the marina area. Caught 14 in less than 2 hours all on 1/32 oz jig with chartreuse twister tail. Count down to brush or to bottom and slow roll. Bite will be light but they are there.
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 78
7/29/12 We put 18 in the boat on hot-n-tots. Trolling areas 12 to 14\' deep.
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
went fishing on sunday the 29th and we slayed them. caught 13 in about 4 hours. used fresh shrimp and the line was never still all night long..fished in shallow water around 3-5 feet deep. from around dusk till midnight..great time. headed back tonight!
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature:
At the Reservoir from 11 am until 2 pm today. Catch 2 small Catfish - 12\" Blue & 13\" Channel & a few small panfish.
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Went yesterday morning.no bites.
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 65
went last night,6-3-12, caught an 11 lb. 31 in. channelcat
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Went late night fishing on 5-5-12, nothing
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 38
Crappie are hitting at the Marina. Slow but fun. Caught a 12.5 inch crappie today with a minnow on an ice jig.
CJ Brown Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
CJ Brown Reservoir Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Female bass are NOT the ones on the beds during spawn, the males guard the bed. Can't take this forum seriously and 90% of them are out of spawn, bass prefer to spawn in water Temps of 60 to 64 degree water
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With CJ Brown Reservoir at 51 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.
CJ Brown Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 51 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.
CJ Brown Reservoir Crappie Rating:
CJ Brown Reservoir Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- July 8, 2011

Crappie are TURNED ON went through 5 dozen minnows in approximately "4" hours. The crappie are in 4' to 6'areas along the bank; as well as 10' to 12' areas along the NE side of the lake. Note: Look for structure and then get your bait tight on the area; they are surprisingly aggressive for this time of the year. As stated above in four hours we walked out with over two dozen crappie that ranged from 10.00" to 11.50". We measured every crappie to ensure compliance as well as obtaining accurate length-girth measurements for GPS data. One suggestion for DNR folks when a pan fish is hooked so bad that they are going to die I think taking the fish with hook left in place for proof should be allowed; it is a shame that the fish below 9"'s are simply tossed back to die.
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.
CJ Brown Reservoir Walleye Rating:
CJ Brown Reservoir Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Drop Shot with night crawler 8" to 10" up for walleyes.
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye spawn is in full swing now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Try throwing reaction type baits up in the shallows. Rip-Rap, damns, rocky bottom points are perfect to hit. Try fishing some faster crank baits and spinners this time of year. As always fall back to the standard walleye fishing tactics, but it won?t hurt bringing out the bass gear in search for spawning walleyes. In this water temperature, always be safe on the water.
CJ Brown Reservoir Catfish Rating:
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- Cats have been biting aggressively and frequently for us the last three weeks. We've seen two fish over 10 pounds, one was a 34 inch 15.5 pound channel. We are using cut shad and drift fishing on windy days. water from 12-35 foot deep has been productive, nothing in shallow water is working as should be expected this time of year. Moday the 17th we caught 23 fish and had a total stringer weight of 87 pounds. Fish in the 3-6 pound range saeem to be the standard with an occasional smaller or larger fish.
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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.
CJ Brown Reservoir 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.
CJ Brown Reservoir White Bass Rating:
CJ Brown Reservoir White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- In early spring, fish the creek mouth in the upper end of the lake. In summer, troll crankbaits or cast jigs with curly tails or spinners(White, Green, and Chartreuse).
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CJ Brown Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
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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!


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