CJ Brown Reservoir

Current Temperature:
57°

Est Water Temperature:
62° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.40 (High)

Wind Speed:
South-East at 11 Knots (13 MPH)

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CJ Brown Reservoir
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CJ Brown Reservoir General Information
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!

Clarence J Brown Reservoir:The beautiful waters of C.J. Brown Dam and Reservoir offer innumerable opportunities to catch the "Big One." Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife stocks the lake with Walleye. Crappie, largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegill and channel catfish can be caught in the lake and tailwater. Fishing maps are available at the Corps of Engineers Visitor Center. There are accessible fishing platforms in the Lake View Recreation Area and at the Marina.

Fishing
A 15" minimum size limit is in effect for walleyes at C. J. Brown Reservoir.
A 12" minimum size limit for all black bass species (largemouth, smallmouth, spotted) also applies at Clarence J Brown Reservoir
Snagging of any fish within 1000 feet below the dam is prohibited.
State of Ohio fishing regulations apply at C. J. Brown Dam and Reservoir. Regulations are administered by the Ohio Division of Wildlife. For additional information about fishing or hunting opportunities contact the Division of Wildlife at 1 (800) WILDLIFE or visit their website. [Clarence J Brown Reservoir. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/24/2008]
State:
Ohio

County:
Clark

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
2102

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
39.964878

Longitude:
-83.731784

Water Clarity:


Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
110

Normal Elevation (ft):
1012

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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CJ Brown Reservoir Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
CJ Brown Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
   2.3/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 62 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
CJ Brown Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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CJ Brown Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   1.8/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
CJ Brown Reservoir Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
CJ Brown Reservoir Crappie Rating:
   3.3/5
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- 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):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
CJ Brown Reservoir Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
CJ Brown Reservoir Walleye Rating:
   2.9/5
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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 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!
CJ Brown Reservoir Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
CJ Brown Reservoir Catfish Rating:
   3.6/5
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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 water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
CJ Brown Reservoir Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
CJ Brown Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
   2.8/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
CJ Brown Reservoir White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
CJ Brown Reservoir White Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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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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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
CJ Brown Reservoir Striped Bass Fishing

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CJ Brown Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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CJ Brown Reservoir Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.
Sunrise:
06:16 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:47 EST







CJ Brown Reservoir Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
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State Fishing Licensee
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State Parks
http://www.ohiodnr.com/parks/  

State Fishing Records
http://www.ohiodnr.com/wildlife/fishing/...  

State Fishing Information
http://www.ohiodnr.com/wildlife/PDF/pub1...