Charles Mill Lake

Current Temperature:
79°

Est Water Temperature:
64° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.93 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North at 03 Knots (3 MPH)

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Charles Mill Lake
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Tappan Lake, OH
2015-07-01
Caught a couple of decent sized channel cats over last few weeks and a lot of bluegill and some perch all see to be biting... [more]

Tappan Lake, OH
2015-06-29
Be Rollin in on Thursday. Was just wondering the condition of the lake and what.mite be biting? Thanks... [more]

Salt Fork Lake, OH
2015-06-24
! small striper by island in morning no other bites all day, ... [more]

Beach City Lake, OH
2015-06-19
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Charles Mill Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Charles Mill 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. Charles Mill 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!

Charles Mill Lake Dam is a rolled earth fill dam with an impervious, water resistent, clay core. The dam, is 48 feet high, 1,390 feet long and 20 feet wide. This flood reduction system also includes two dikes and one levee. These structures, the dam, dikes and levee, hold the water that may build up behind them from the 215 square mile drainage area the dam serves. The dam also has two spillways to handle water above the maximum the dam is designed to hold; one is built into the gate house, the other is beyond the gate house against the right abutment. There are five gates which allow the water to pass through the dam and provide control of it. During the summer months the lake is kept at about 31 feet at the dam which provides 1,350 surface acers of water. At that level the water is backed up the Black Fork about 5.2 miles. When the dam is holding the maximum flood water it is designed to hold there would be 6,050 surface acres of water behind the dam and water would be backed up the Black Fork 19.8 miles.

Fishing
Fishing is a very popular activity at Charles Mill Lake Dam Day Use Area; both below and above the dam. Below the dam the river is easy to get to, the setting is scenic and peaceful, and the bathroom and picnic facilities are convenient. Above the dam the fishing area is just a bit farther away from the amenities. [Charles Mill Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/24/2008]
State:
Ohio

County:
Ashland

Inpoundment Type:
reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
1350

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
40.763535

Longitude:
-82.377767

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
27

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:


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Charles Mill Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Charles Mill Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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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 64 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.
Charles Mill Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Charles Mill Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   1.1/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 64. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Charles Mill Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Charles Mill Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.4/5
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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!
Charles Mill Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Charles Mill Lake Walleye Rating:
   2.6/5
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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.
Charles Mill Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Charles Mill Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.9/5
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- use cut bait like shade or blue gills
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.
Charles Mill Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Charles Mill Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 64 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.
Charles Mill Lake White Bass Fishing

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Charles Mill Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.8/5
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Charles Mill Lake Striped Bass Fishing

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Charles Mill Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   2.7/5
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Charles Mill Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The full moon has just past. The gravitational pull is starting to decrease with the moon and sun being on opposite sides of the planet. 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. It's always fun trying something new at the peak times to change things up a bit and test out the Lunar Theory each time you hit the water in close to full and full moon situations. Good luck you there.
Sunrise:
06:06 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
21:00 EST







Charles Mill Lake Links
Lake Map
http://www.ohiodnr.com/wildlife/Fishing/lakemaps/Charles Mill Lake Fishing Map.html  

State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.ohiodnr.com/Wildlife  

State Fishing Licensee
https://www.greatlodge.com/oh/license/we...  

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...