Haystack Reservoir

Current Temperature:

Est Water Temperature:
46° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.25 (Rising)

Wind Speed:
South-East at 03 Knots (3 MPH)

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Haystack Reservoir General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Haystack Reservoir 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. Haystack Reservoir 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!


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Haystack Reservoir Community Fishing Reports
Species: Trout
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
Blue Algae Warning Sign Posted On Haystack\'s Information Board. Deadly pores can be seen all over the lake. Do not allow anyone including pets to come in contact with the water!
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 48
4/21/11 fished from 11:30am to 4:30pm. caught 2 rainbows 10 inches and 12 inches off the bank floating a worm off the bottom about 24 inches
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 50
"march 9 2011. i fish from 7:30am to 9:30 am. really windy, i catch a 14"" kokenne,with a spinner."
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 54
Kokanee is doing great! Troll a wedding ring for some nice hits.
Haystack Reservoir Largemouth Bass Fishing

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Haystack Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
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Haystack Reservoir Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Dont come here for the Trout, you can expect to catch bass and bullhead catfish. Trout fishing here sucks. You'll also see lots of trash around the camp and floating in the lake. If you are coming to this resevoir you might as well leave your trout bait at home. Spooning for bass works well by the rocky bank of the lake, dont dont expect alot of action, or any big fish. I would NOT recromend anyone coming here to fish.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 46 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
Haystack Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Haystack Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
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Haystack Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- climb down the edge and use a plunger or a worm
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 46 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Haystack Reservoir Crappie Fishing

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Haystack Reservoir Crappie Rating:
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Haystack Reservoir Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- fish under the dock with a jig.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
Haystack Reservoir Walleye Fishing

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- i have been fishing at Haystack since i was a little boy and i never have once even herd of or seen anyone pull a walleye out of the lake.
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Haystack Reservoir Catfish Fishing

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Haystack Reservoir Catfish Rating:
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Haystack Reservoir Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The best time to fish for catfish is at dark. you want it to be completely black outside. go down to the shore and build a fire next to the lake. cast your pole out in the light with a worm on and you will catch catfish all night long one right after the other. Its a blast.
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.
Haystack Reservoir Spotted Bass Fishing

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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Haystack Reservoir at 46 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Spotted bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Spottted Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Haystack Reservoir White Bass Fishing

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Haystack Reservoir Trout Fishing

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Haystack Reservoir Trout Rating:
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Haystack Reservoir Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Check your odfw trout stocking schedule. the drop 7000 or so legals in here 2-3 times a year.
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Haystack Reservoir Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

08:23 PST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

17:23 PST

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