Cowan Lake

Current Temperature:

Est Water Temperature:
51° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.94 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
West at 05 Knots (6 MPH)

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Cowan Lake General Information
Welcome to 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!

Lake has a 9.9 HP limit for boats. 

June 7, 2010:

Current surface water temps sit about 82 durnig the day and drop to 76 during the night



Inpoundment Type:

Surface Area (acres):

Lake Management:
State Park



Water Clarity:
0-1 ft

Water Temp Factors:

Maximum Depth (ft):

Normal Elevation (ft):

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
Trolling Only

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Cowan Lake Community Fishing Reports
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.
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..
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.
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!
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...
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 Fishing

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Cowan Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
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- 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):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 51 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
Cowan Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Cowan Lake 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. Smallmouth 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. Smallmouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Cowan Lake Crappie Fishing

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- 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):
The crappie fishing should be getting good to great now. Crappie function excellent in 51 degree water. Crappie will be nicely bunched up still and moving more aggresively than when the water temperature is in the 35 to 50 degree range. With baitfish getting more active, the crappie fishing will be good. Good luck today!
Cowan Lake Walleye Fishing

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- there isn't any walleye
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Cowan Lake Catfish Fishing

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- 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 Fishing

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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 Fishing

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Cowan Lake Striped Bass Fishing

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Cowan Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
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Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

18:09 EST

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