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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Cowan 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. Cowan 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:
39.387356
Maximum Depth (ft):
42
County:
Clinton
Longitude:
-83.898020
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
0-1 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
692
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Trolling Only
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2014-03-23
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 43
Caught a few crappies yesterday. Only active ones were on the bottom in 30 feet of water.
Guest
2013-07-14
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 82
Fished Cowen lake 7-2-13 thru 7-6-13 from the campground ramp to the island area.. Caught 30 to 40 bass per day on purple rubber worms... The bass were from 13 inches to 18 inches and near down trees and rock.. had a great time.. Also caught 7 to 10 inch crappies while fishing small pink and white jigs with curly tails..
Guest
2012-04-04
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 60
We yesterday and was casting jigs looking for crappie that have moved up. Fishing was a little slow. The fish were pretty spread out. We did manage to catch about 45 and kept 36. The keepers averaged about 10 inches.
Guest
2011-08-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 79
Caught several nice crappie Wednesday. Seen two guys with two baskets full. They were keeping everything. Never seen them catch one over six inches. SAD!
Guest
2010-06-13
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 82
June 7th 2010: Surface water temp 82 during the day...haven't seen a lot of action on the lake yet...
lpdude
2009-06-20
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
I fished for crappie last Tuesday evening. Caught 15 keepers and several under the limit using minnows.
Cowan Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3
Cowan Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 7/24/10 Right now you should be using frogs in the thick moss and lily pads. I have caught quite a few on a Black Spro Bronze eye jr.,Black Ribbits (Awesome Bait) and Jig and Pig in the thick cover. Keeping it simple. Dont work your frogs to fast. Stay in the shady areas and depth has not been a factor. Catching bass in 1 and 2 ft of water in the thick stuff mostly on points and in the coves, stickin to the basics. Fished 6 hours today started at 5:45 this morning and went till noon. Caught my last one at 11:30 when it was sunny and 88 on my temp gauge. These baits are like shovels you just have to dig em out.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Cowan Lake at 43 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.
Cowan Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2
Cowan Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are no smallmouth in cowan lake.
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 43 degrees. 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 smallmouth.
Cowan Lake Crappie Rating:
3
Cowan Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 7/24/2010 Caught a few deep 10 ft min. This lake has no size limit so please use your good judgment before keeping crappie that you might get 1 oz of slab off of. Seen way to many people keeping very small crappie this past spring.
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will just be starting their migrating runs from deep river channels toward major tributaries. They will suspend in open water and channels in deep water and cover on the break lines. Crappie will stage off primary and secondary points this time of year while they are getting ready for spawn. Make sure you don?t forget the river channels, especially with structure and sharp breaks in deep water. Some crappy will hang back in this area waiting to come up to the staging areas. Drifting and slow (REALLY SLOW) trolling with jigs and other artificials work great this time of year. Always look for baitfish schools and concentrate more time when you see the bait.
Cowan Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
Cowan Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- there isn't any walleye
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Cowan Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
Cowan Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 55-60 degree weather,shrimp,gold fish and chicken livers are the best.
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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.
Cowan Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Cowan Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- deep swim jigs or heavy crankbaits
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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.
Cowan Lake White Bass Rating:
3
Cowan Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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Cowan Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

Sunrise:

07:34 EST

Sunset:

19:16 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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