Deer Creek Lake
Current Temperature:
51° F
Est Water Temperature:
55° F (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.16 inHg (High)
Wind Speed:
East at 05 Knots (6 MPH)
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Deer Creek Lake
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Deer Creek 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. Deer Creek 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:
39.64003
Maximum Depth (ft) :
County:
Shelby
Longitude:
-83.2465
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
1277
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2016-08-14
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 76
Started fishing at 1100 am just downstream from the dam, had a few sunfish with half a dozen cats, blue and channel all under a pound. Visually spotted some saugeye surfacing during periods of light rain. Windy rainy overall horrible weather but fish were very active.
Guest
2016-08-07
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 82
Couple weeks ago me and my girlfriend went to deer creek. We go all the time, of course we live close by. She caught a 26 inch bullhead cat and we did get pictures. After giving it to her cousin, we came to find out that it was a record fish. State record was set in 1986 and was 18 1/2 inches long. She had fun pulling that one in and i had fun watching. Deer creek great for cat. Going today matter fact. Good fishing and be safe
Guest
2015-09-21
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Family and I have made multiple trips per week to this area for the last couple months. No luck on the lake itself, but lots of action downstream. Smaller cats (1 lb or so) almost as fast as you can set your rig. Have also caught a few large mouth if the bait catches drift into structure. 1 14\" sauger and 1 18\" walleye. Yes, walleye as verified by park ranger. Favorite spots are deep hole north of bridge on east side and south of bridge, east side near power lines. Lots of structure, ledge and a nice hole with an eddy. Walleye and sauger both caught bottom rig with slip sinker & 12\" leader ON RETRIEVE with night crawlers. Bass and cats both like the same rig & bait. Fish the structure & you\'ll find them.
Guest
2013-05-04
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
They drain the lake before sping to controle algee growth it will back up in a few week or before the going into summer
dtack80
2013-04-15
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Why is the water level so low.
Guest
2013-04-15
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
What\'s up with the water level went to the marina and there\'s absolutely no water must be down 20 or 30 feet.
Guest
2012-06-27
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
6-22-12 caught 8 nice cats, one 10 lb
Guest
2011-05-05
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Was up last Saturday, took awhile to find a spot to put the boat in, the water level is up 15 feet or so, nothing hiting at all on the lake.
Guest
2010-07-10
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
saugeye were biting at lower dam
Guest
2010-04-11
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
"Was up to deer creek on Saturday, nothing hitting"
Deer Creek Lake General Tips: [ Add Tip ]
General Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Deer Creek Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.6
Deer Creek Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Shallow diving crankbaits and soft jerkbaits work well along shorelines with riprap.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Deer Creek Lake at 55 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
Deer Creek Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.8
Deer Creek Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fish upstream of the lake for river smallmouth. Lake smallies are rare.
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 55 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Deer Creek Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Deer Creek Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I find the best crappie fishing just below the dam in the spillway. Using crappie minnows set about a foot and a half below your float with light weight on your line. In a matter of a couple of hours me and a friend have caught upwards of 50+ fish. It makes for a great time.
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Deer Creek Lake Walleye Rating:
2.4
Deer Creek Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- No Walleye, only Saugeye.
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!
Deer Creek Lake Catfish Rating:
4
Deer Creek Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Caught 28 nice cats this morning between me my brother my son and a friend.Using bass minnows 3 or 4 on a hook fishing in the channel
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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.
Deer Creek Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
2.3
Deer Creek Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- No Spotted Bass in Deer Creek Lake.
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Deer Creek Lake White Bass Rating:
3.5
Deer Creek Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Catchin white bass in the creek
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Deer Creek Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2.9
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Deer Creek Lake Trout Rating:
3.4
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Trout 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 another full 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:

10:46

Sunset:

00:16

Moon Phase:


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