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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"
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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 50 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.
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):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 50 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.
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):
With the Water Temperature at 50 all crappie should be up in their spawning areas now and spawn should be getting started. There will be a few few still in the deeps and prespawn areas, but a majority should be up getting ready or already spawning. Continue to hit the creek channels on the migration routes. Focus on isolated cover in a little shallower water. No need to get crazy shallow but start focusing on 15 feet or less of water. On warmer sunny days if the water is still at 50 you should attempt to bounce back and forth from 5-15 feet of water to attempt nailing a solid pattern fo r the day. Try a Kentucky rig baited with minnow, tube bait and small jigs.
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 spawn is in full swing now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Try throwing reaction type baits up in the shallows. Rip-Rap, damns, rocky bottom points are perfect to hit. Try fishing some faster crank baits and spinners this time of year. As always fall back to the standard walleye fishing tactics, but it won?t hurt bringing out the bass gear in search for spawning walleyes. In this water temperature, always be safe on the water.
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 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.
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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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

07:23 EST

Sunset:

18:10 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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