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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:
39.6400260000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Shelby
Longitude:
-83.2464980000000000000
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 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):
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 are generally their most active at 65. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
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):
Summer Fishing Tip provided by Guide Chatt Martin: Same requirements as spring, but deeper. For beginners, rivers and creeks are the best because "deep" is relative. In a creek, a crappie's summer spot might only be 5 feet from their springtime spot, because there isn't as much deep water to begin with, so bank bound anglers can usually catch crappies in basically the same places they caught them in the spring. In lakes, summer usually means having a fishfinder, or sonar unit, and looking for those "sticking up things" in deeper water. However, there are a couple ways to find those spots even if you don't have a fishfinder. One is a Kentucky rig, which is a live bait rig with a very heavy weight on the bottom that will allow you to feel it when you drag it through a brushpile. The other is, plant your own brushpiles so you'll know where they are. Still, in the summer, a beginners best bet is a shallow creek or river with good bank access.
Deer Creek Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
Deer Creek Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- No Walleye, only Saugeye.
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
This is the water temperature of choice for walleye. They are feeding well and moving in patterns that should be fairly easy to pick up and capitalize on today. Baitfish are not at the peak of activity but they will be in good supply in the deeper water. The lake is really turning on this time of year and the fish should be biting well.
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):
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):
In the 65 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
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:

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:

19:27 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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