Delaware Lake

Current Temperature:
50°

Est Water Temperature:
54° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.04 (High)

Wind Speed:
South at 04 Knots (5 MPH)

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Delaware Lake
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-04-15
Fishing on Old Hickory is on FIRE!!! WE have been running very successful trips over the last week with good number and quality and look for the good days to continue. The fish have made a big push u... [more]

-Ian Huey

Ohio Reports

Hoover Reservoir, OH
2015-04-14
Nothing happening yet for shoreline fishing. Water temp is about 10 degrees less than what this website says on the west side of the lake by the gas station. Fish are still in deep water. Wait abo... [more]

Tappan Lake, OH
2015-04-14
Catfishing with Chicken livers. Caught 2 Catfish roughly 2.5 lbs. ea. Using Maggots for bluegill and crappie, Didn\'t catch anything on those. Tappan lake is currently the highest I have ever seen... [more]

Acton Lake, OH
2015-04-09
It\'s very muddy today due to all of the recent storms. There weren\'t many people fishing, and I didn\'t see anybody catch anything. I was only on the lake about two hours due to thunder. The... [more]

Atwood Lake, OH
2015-04-06
Biting... [more]

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 Ĺ 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 Community Fishing Reports


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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):
With Delaware Lake at 54 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.
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):
With the water temperature at 54 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.
Delaware Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Delaware Lake Crappie Rating:
   4/5
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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.
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 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.
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):
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.
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:
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:
06:51 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:11 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...