Salt Fork Lake
Current Temperature:
49° F
Est Water Temperature:
54° F (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.26 inHg (High)
Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)
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Salt Fork Lake
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Salt Fork 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. Salt Fork 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:
40.11211
Maximum Depth (ft) :
County:
Guernsey
Longitude:
-81.50014
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2017-10-23
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 65
Fished for 30 minutes. 6 lb cat within 10 minutes.
CatchTracker User
2017-08-18
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 82
Water is warm , fished 8 hours today and not a single fish , we tried trolling for 5 hrs , and cast and reel with pure for 2-3 hrs
Salt Fork Lake General Tips: [ Add Tip ]
General Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Salt Fork Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.4
Salt Fork Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Salt Fork 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.
Salt Fork Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.1
Salt Fork Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
Salt Fork Lake Crappie Rating:
3.6
Salt Fork Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Catching crappie anywhere from 8 to 12ft dp. water temp 60 to 62.
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.
Salt Fork Lake Walleye Rating:
3.4
Salt Fork Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Trolling for muskey with smaller lures, as the lures bump bottom you can pick up walleye.
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!
Salt Fork Lake Catfish Rating:
3.4
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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.
Salt Fork Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.3
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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.
Salt Fork Lake White Bass Rating:
3.2
Salt Fork Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Caught and released 30 white bass this week at Seneca Lake on a white rooster tail in 2-5 ft of water throwing toward shore, should also work at Salt Fork.
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Salt Fork Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2.6
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Salt Fork Lake Trout Rating:
3.3
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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

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:

10:38

Sunset:

00:09

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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