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Leesville Lake, OH
2016-07-23
6 smaller bass all caught on shad colored 3" swimbait. All were in shallower water around 5ft... [more]

Leesville Lake, OH
2016-07-20
Crappies hitting doll fly hard. ... [more]

Leesville Lake, OH
2016-07-20
13 Bluegill, 2 Perch and 1 Largemouth in 2 hours. All average size. Minnows and nightcrawlers. ... [more]

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:
39.640026
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Shelby
Longitude:
-83.246498
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
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"
jerrylanier2000
2010-04-04
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
"Going to deer creek in the morning, will let you know how we did"
Guest
2010-02-20
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Nothing is biting yet at Deercreek Spillway.
Deer Creek Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
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):
75 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.
Deer Creek Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
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):
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.
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 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.
Deer Creek Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
Deer Creek Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- No Walleye, only Saugeye.
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.
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 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.
Deer Creek Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
2.5
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 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.
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:
3
Deer Creek Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

06:34 EST

Sunset:

20:44 EST

Moon Phase:


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