Delaware Lake

Current Temperature:
75°

Est Water Temperature:
62° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.27 (High)

Wind Speed:
East at 05 Knots (6 MPH)

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Delaware Lake
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
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Delaware Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Delaware 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. Delaware 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!

Delaware Lake is part of a system of dams that reduce flood stages in the Olentangy, Scioto, and Ohio River Basins; benefiting communities and agricultural lands between Delaware and the Gulf of Mexico. Delaware Dam and Reservoir is located 32 miles above the mouth of the scenic Olentangy River, a tributary of the Scioto River, near Delaware Ohio. Authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1938 for the purposes of flood reduction, low-flow control for pollution reduction and water supply, recreation and fish and wildlife management, the project was constructed between 1947 and 1951 at a cost of $ 4,307,000. The project was constructed and is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District. The Dam is a rolled earth fill type with a concrete gated spillway section. At a length of 3 miles and a height of 92 feet, Delaware Dam controls a drainage area of 386 square miles through the use of five gated sluices and six 25 foot by 32 foot tainter/radial gates. Golden Age and Golden Access passports may be used for a 50% discount at all Federally operated areas where a fee is charged.

Delaware Lake Fishing
Fishing is allowed from boats and shoreline, in and along Fishing. Ohio fishing licenses are required. [Delaware Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/24/2008]
State:
Ohio

County:
Delaware

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
963

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
40.394012

Longitude:
-83.056746

Water Clarity:
0-1 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
29

Normal Elevation (ft):
915

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Delaware Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Delaware Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Delaware Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Flukes work great here
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 62 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Delaware Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Delaware Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.9/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Delaware Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Delaware Lake Crappie Rating:
   4/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Delaware Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Delaware Lake Walleye Rating:
   3/5
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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!
Delaware Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Delaware Lake Catfish Rating:
   4.1/5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Delaware Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Delaware Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   2.2/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Delaware Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Delaware Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.8/5
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Delaware Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Delaware Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   2/5
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Delaware Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
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:
06:09 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:49 EST







Delaware Lake Links
Lake Map
http://www.ohiodnr.com/wildlife/Fishing/lakemaps/Delaware Lake Fishing Map.htm  

State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.ohiodnr.com/Wildlife  

State Fishing Licensee
https://www.greatlodge.com/oh/license/we...  

State Parks
http://www.ohiodnr.com/parks/  

State Fishing Records
http://www.ohiodnr.com/wildlife/fishing/...  

State Fishing Information
http://www.ohiodnr.com/wildlife/PDF/pub1...