Grand Lake-St Marys
Current Temperature:
52°
Est Water Temperature:
53° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
29.57 (Normal)
Wind Speed:
South-East at 03 Knots (3 MPH)
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Grand Lake-St Marys 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. Grand Lake-St Marys 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:
40.522140
Maximum Depth (ft):
15
County:
Auglaize
Longitude:
-84.498596
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
0-1 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
12680
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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2012-06-22
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 79
Crappies are still being taken shallow. 9\" min size limit at GLSM. The current class of crappies is best in years with most fish in 9.5-10.5\" range. Expect 60% of catch to be keepers. Small jigs (1/16 oz) under a bobber are most popular with small plastics such as tubes, stingers, curly tails....almost any small creature bait can attract crappies. Fish mornings and evening for best results. Water temps above 80 degrees will defintely diminish the bite.
Grand Lake-St Marys Largemouth Bass Rating:
3
Grand Lake-St Marys Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Grand Lake-St Marys at 53 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.
Grand Lake-St Marys Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2
Grand Lake-St Marys Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 53 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.
Grand Lake-St Marys Crappie Rating:
3.5
Grand Lake-St Marys Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Crappie bite in the channels has been good. Fish 2-10' from bank around docks, brush, submerged logs. 1.5 inch crappie tubes, stingers, and grubs all work well fished 14-20" under a bobber. Add a wax worm if you want but not needed. Use same strategy fishing with minnows.
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.
Grand Lake-St Marys Walleye Rating:
2.5
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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.
Grand Lake-St Marys Catfish Rating:
4
Grand Lake-St Marys Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Grand Lake-St Marys Spotted Bass Rating:
3
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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.
Grand Lake-St Marys White Bass Rating:
2.5
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Grand Lake-St Marys Striped Bass Rating:
3
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

08:12 EST

Sunset:

19:27 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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