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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Knox 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. Knox 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:
40.50668
Maximum Depth (ft) :
24
County:
Knox
Longitude:
-82.50629
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
469
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2017-08-26
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 73
Fishing was fair. Most of the fish were suspended 2' to 3' off bottom in 9' to 13' of water. Crank baits 8/11 divers medium retrieve with pause, very effective. Best color for today ( silver and black).
Guest
2011-08-07
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 74
we caught three this past weekend one 7 pounder flats and channels
Guest
2011-08-07
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 74
I went out Friday night we caught three two channels and one 7 pound flat I love fishing Knox lake
Guest
2011-07-18
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
went catfishin this wk-end at knox lake with a couple friends my first time there.We caught none.Fished with liver,crawlers.gills from 930pm-530am all in all still a GREAT Time.Any comments would be greatful.
Guest
2010-04-11
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 53
windy water temp 53 degree in shallows of upper lake and narrows clarity is about 1 to 3 ft no catch
catfishcarter
2009-10-25
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 57
"Crappies were slow to no, this week, but channel cats were very active. Channel catsfish were biting very good on crappie minnows and cut shiners.We hooked one that I estimeated to be about 15 lbs on half a shiner and caught numerous 1 to 3 lbs fish on a combination of minnows and shiners. Bass were not very active and I caught one about 3 lbs. Also, caught my first white bass out of Knox last week. Good luck fishing!"
Knox Lake General Tips: [ Add Tip ]
General Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Knox Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.8
Knox Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- If your looking for the position of these bass, try slowing down a bit with a 1/4 oz. Electric blue jig.
By the way Ive catching them off of shallow to deep structure points. The slower the better. All fish
are averaging 3 to 4 lbs.
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 78 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
Knox Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
1.8
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Knox Lake Crappie Rating:
3.6
Knox Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
Knox Lake Walleye Rating:
1.6
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye will be starting to get a little slower in this water temperature. With walleye being a cold water fish, they will start becoming fairly lethargic in this water. With the fish slowing down the fishing will be more difficult to find and coax into biting. However they will be feeding and the walleye bite should still be good. This time of year is a good time to fall back to live bait as standard practice for the best bet at numbers and size of fish.
Knox Lake Catfish Rating:
4.1
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. Itís perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
Knox Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.9
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Knox Lake White Bass Rating:
2.7
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Knox Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
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Knox Lake Trout Rating:
3.5
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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:

06:04 EST

Sunset:

21:00 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full