Delaware Lake

Current Temperature:
63°

Est Water Temperature:
68° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.87 (Rising)

Wind Speed:
South at 06 Knots (7 MPH)

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Delaware Lake
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Ohio Reports

Tappan Lake, OH
2015-06-29
Be Rollin in on Thursday. Was just wondering the condition of the lake and what.mite be biting? Thanks... [more]

Salt Fork Lake, OH
2015-06-24
! small striper by island in morning no other bites all day, ... [more]

Beach City Lake, OH
2015-06-19
The Lake has been great so far this Spring for white crappie, bullhead, and common carp. I do most of my fishing by the spillway on the lake side of the dam. Occasionally I have come across bluegi... [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 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):
68 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.
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):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 68. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Delaware Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Delaware Lake Crappie Rating:
   4/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will be coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding much more aggressively making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Crappie will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into schools again in the old river channels. It?s time to hit the water. Have fun today!
Delaware Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Delaware Lake Walleye Rating:
   3/5
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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.
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):
In the 68 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.
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 full moon is right around the corner. The gravitational pull is starting to increase with the moon and sun being on opposite sides of the planet. 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. It's always fun trying something new at the peak times to change things up a bit and test out the Lunar Theory each time you hit the water in close to full and full moon situations. Good luck you there.
Sunrise:
06:09 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
21:02 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...