Howard Prairie Lake
Current Temperature:
Est Water Temperature:
39° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
29.97 (Normal)
Wind Speed:
South-West at 05 Knots (6 MPH)
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Howard Prairie Lake
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Welcome to Howard Prairie 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. Howard Prairie 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!
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Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Got skunked off east shore near the dam. Using red/green power bait.
Species: Trout
Fishing Rating: 1
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Just returned from the lake after camping on the 18th and 19th weekend. Fishing from the shore in super shallow water using green powerbait i caught three of the biggest fattest rainbows I have ever caught. At around 2 pounds each they were as fat as can be and around 16 to 18 inch average. It was strange since the water is already pretty warm, but the stormy weather may have brought the into the shallows. It was very fun.
Species: White Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
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i was gitting a lot if little ones with a dave\'s hopper dry fly on the bank
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 50
finally caught more than 1 smallmouth.... went out thursday evening caught 8 in 2hours up to 3#s fish were still in 9 to 15 feet of water should really turn on with the warming weather
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Howard Prairie Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Try fishing some pre spawn locations for largemouth bass. With water temperature at 39 find some flats with soft bottom at locations on Howard Prairie Lake that typically have vegetation during summer months. Try fishing spinner baits and work them slow up to the edge of the drop and bounce them down the face looking for staging largemouth bass. Jerkbaits and squarebill crankbaits can also deadly this time of year. Look for flats in the arms of the lake that have direct access to deep water and river channels.
Howard Prairie Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 39 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.
Howard Prairie Lake Crappie Rating:
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- When Crappie are out of season the best thing is to find a rocky area and drop live or plastic bait in front of (or into if you\'re not afraid of snags) with little to no weight. They may or may not take the bait, although they will certainly investigate.
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.
Howard Prairie Lake Walleye Rating:
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye function very well in the colder water temperatures. Try fishing some open flats and definitely use live bait when the water temperature is this low. Plastics with scent added will also produce results, but nothing beats live bait for walleye.
Howard Prairie Lake Catfish Rating:
Howard Prairie Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Catfish are best found in deep water scouring the bottem for food. They prefer bait that is alive and kicking, so the best strategy is to cast or drop your line as far into the lake as possible. Depending on the type of catfish, the lake conditions, and weather conditions, they may prefer a dark night over a bright day.
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.
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Howard Prairie Lake White Bass Rating:
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Howard Prairie Lake Trout Rating:
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- fish the opposite bank from the marina, trolling with a wedding ring tipped with a night crawler being the best. still fishing with power bait or night crawlers in the early morning at eagle rock or red rocks is also very good !
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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.


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