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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):
74 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
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 pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
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 prefer this water temperature and will be actively feeding and staying in solid patterns. Baitfish are more active and schooling in all parts of the lake in this water temperature.
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):
Walleye will be starting to get a little slower in this water temperature. With walleye being a cold water fish, they will start becoming fairly lethargic in this water. With the fish slowing down the fishing will be more difficult to find and coax into biting. However they will be feeding and the walleye bite should still be good. This time of year is a good time to fall back to live bait as standard practice for the best bet at numbers and size of fish.
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 entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. Itís perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
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 pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Cowan Lake White Bass Rating:
3
Cowan Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Cowan Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

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.

Sunrise:

06:34 EST

Sunset:

20:49 EST

Moon Phase:


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